Life as a Geocacher

Caching and Reviewing

This is made up of stories from my caching and my reviewing.  It is a collection of those along with comments and thoughts.  Photos, and maps of some adventures and lists of some of the oldest caches.

The apes go down for good.

Well after a weekend of speculation Jeremy put it to rest today.

We were working on bringing a new series of caches back for the new movie, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but decided against it. Instead, with the exception of the Brazil Project APE cache, we are closing the chapter on Project APE.

Lack of support by FOX, angst over devaluing the original caches and the ape theme being unrelated to geocaching were several factors for us making this decision.
and his follow up

It's too bad that geocachers today can't find an APE cache unless they go to Brazil, but the APE caches had to be retired at some point. For almost 10 years there was a cache here in Seattle. Sometimes we need to accept that things come to an end and move on.

It made me sad.  I was really exited when he announced the return, and that groundspeak was going to push it.

There were a number that complained that all the caches that they found years ago would be worth less if more were placed.  I don't buy that argument at all.  They are different caches, in a different time.   Early times are different than today, and I think it could have worked.  However it is not my call, and they moved on.  Hopefully they can plan something new and cool for the future.

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