Do You Have an Opinion About Locationless Geocaches?

Yes. If you accept my definition of geocaching, then locationless caching is not geocaching.

One does not use coordinates to locate something at a specific location. Instead, one is given the task of finding something specific. Once done, the finder uses a GPS to mark the location.

To me, that is fundamentally a different task than geocaching.

Update: 22 June 2005
Locationless caches are like items to be found on a scavenger hunt. To me, that can be a lot of fun, particularly when it involves me learning about the area I live in and have to research to find something. Hence, I refer to this game as the Never-Ending Scavenger Hunt.

There are more thoughts about the fun of locationless geocaching here.

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