A colleague asked me this not too long ago. I went into a long dissertation on the game, why I play and blah blah blah… Then I saw this log from GC13KPZ (sorry, too lazy to link to the thing right now) and wished I could point to it at the time:
December 29, 2008 by stantastic (5443 found)
Down in San Diego visiting friends, my wife stayed at their place while they taught each other Photoshop skills and I went out for a day of caching by myself. I had just met the cache owner at his “No Fires here” cache up the road, and I told him I was looking for the easier urban hides versus those requiring long hikes in parks to reach, so he suggested I go find this one. With my find count and the number of years I’ve been doing this, this was a simple find since I’ve seen it multiple times before. Still, always fun to come up against a good hide with good placement. SLTNLN — thanks for the fun, Jaegermann…
It’s the simple things, like a good hide with good placement. I’ve seen 50 “pine cones that really aren’t” but I still love them because they’re always in the right spot, are devilishly hard to spot and they take some time to craft if you do it right. Like I said, I appreciate all the angles of this game.
I just wish I could have some more time to enjoy it.
But see, when it becomes all about the numbers, the fun is in the count. I get upset when my find count per day is less than 100 – which only happens because I have to go into a bush, overcome good cammo, or maybe use my head more than once. Give me 100 LPCs over 10 “thinkers” any day. Like the cat who hid the 8 of Spades in the 52 pickup series – that kind of hide is a serious grind to my numbers.
Oh come, it’s not about the numbers surely….!
I’m pretty sure that guy was about as tongue in cheek as one could get. The poster in question is a local Caching Buddy of mine.