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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Favorites

By now, we’ve all had a chance to thoroughly toy with the “Favorites” option on GC.com.  When it first came out, I was really digging it.  I didn’t have that many Favorite votes initially so I didn’t want to “waste” any on a cache that wasn’t quite worthy.  I carefully went through my Finds list and doled out these prizes. 
 
Time has passed and like many new things, the shininess has now worn off of the fave badges.  Yeah, I still tag a cache as a Favorite from time to time, but it’s something that’s now in the background.  I pretty much ignore the feature anymore.  So if you look at my current list, there really isn’t much rhyme or reason to it.  If anything, I guess I was trying to reserve Favorites for particularly clever caches.
 
Recently I took a stroll through all of my finds just to be a geo-stalker and see who logged what and when.  In looking through them, I realized that some that aren’t Favorites probably should be and vice-versa.  My strategy of tagging “clever” caches as Favorites really isn’t even fair.  Some of the simplest caches have been the most fun.  In fact, in a lot of cases, the cache was just something to do while enjoying the outdoors.  So maybe a Favorite really should just be having a good day afield.  Isn’t that why we play this game anyway?

As it turns out, self-imposed rules aside, I have a lot of Favorites.  Mostly for my own amusement, I went ahead and compiled a Top 25 List.  I’m really encouraging others to do the same thing.  It’s a neat way to re-live the memories of those fun moments playing this unique little game of ours.  And who knows - Maybe I'll get motivated enough to clean up our Favorites list on the GC website. 

Note that the only order to this list is when they were logged, the most recent logs being listed first.  We’ll do ten today and save the rest for another time.  Hope you like…

THE TOP 25 FAVORITE CACHES OF DODGER LIZARD CREW

25.  Up Down & All Around (sticks and stones)

I’d say this is pretty well summed up HERE

24.  Windmill Hunting in the Barrens

…And this one HERE

23.  Reach for the Sky!

This is a seldom-seen letterbox hybrid hidden at Hickory Run State Park.  I had fun taking my two kids out to find the initial stages and then tackling the final solo.

22.  GODZILLA!

21.  Enjoy, Enjoy Luzerne County

I got these two on a tandem run back in March to the Nescopeck State Park area.  If you’ve ever climbed a bigger mountain when caching than the one to get to Godzilla, I’d like to know where.  For Enjoy, you have to navigate across Nescopeck Creek.  There’s a cable bridge to get you on your way.

20.  Grouse Trail Cache

Another Nescopeck State Park cache, this is a cool little nook down in the woods and a very good hide.

19.  Hickory Run Cemetery

Since we recently talked about CEMETERY CACHES, it’s fitting that this one makes the list.  As one of the logs puts it, it’s an excellent story of “real history” in a secret little place in Hickory Run State Park.

18.  Tripup Trail @ SGL #127A

Another cache in the letterbox hybrid style – well-hidden off the beaten path.

17.  NEPAG SS 2010 #6: Trail to Where?

An enjoyable ramble on a trail to where?  Or maybe it’s simply a trail to ‘Where”.  Your call!

16.  NEPAG SS 2010 #7: Deforestation at Brady's

I don’t think this is a terribly difficult hide, but it seems to give folks a lot of trouble.  I don’t know why, but caches like that are intriguing, and it’s fun to compare notes with others.

So there you have it.  Stay tuned for the rest of the DLC Favorites List. 

For now, as DctrSpott posted some time back, we'd like to know -

What are YOUR favorite caches? 

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1 comments:

familyteamb said...

Hey Dodger,
Thanks for putting our cache in your top 25. Thanks for bringing some of these to our attention, many look interesting! Just so you know we will eventually become premium members and then we will have favorites points to spend-FYI One of your caches definatly comes to mind when I think about our favorites.

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