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Tip of the Day 8/25:Writing a memorable online log

Geocachers who hide caches do it for other players. It takes time,energy,and lots of thought to hide a geocache. After all this hard work,the payoff for hiders is the logs that are written by players who find the cache during its lifetime. The hider can choose to receive an email every time each of their caches is found. If a hider has more than a dozen caches out in the field,this can mean quite a bit of email,but it’s worth it to see the fun that seekers have in the hunt.

It’s not only considered polite,but also good sportsmanship to write an online log that means something.

Mrs. Captain Picard makes sure that most of her logs are interesting. Sometimes she’ll write a story about what happened on the trail that day,or even one completely unrelated to the cache or a joke. We know of another cacher who ends his logs with the shoes he wishes he wore,which gives an indication to subsequent seekers about the terrain type.

Logs can also be a creative way to drop hints that you wish you had. Make sure to encrypt any giveaways,though,if they’re not disguised. For instance,a log that says,“We were really stumped until 3-year-old JoeyBear saw a corner of the container”could mean that it’s near or under a tree stump or that it’s about eye-level to a 3-year-old.

Use your online logs to tell of your adventure that day,showcase your personality,or help other cachers. You’ll get a nice reputation in your area for all of these contributions!

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