Sometimes geocaching hints create a confusing chorus that doesn’t lead anyone closer to the actual geocache. “Hints” like, “It’s in the obvious place” or “Yes, it’s really there” or “You don’t really need a hint” lead to a little confusion and a lot of shoulder shrugging. The hint shouldn’t spoil the exact location of the geocache, but should be used as a good clue as to where it can be found. If you’re a geocache hider, consider a clue that would help someone who’s finding their first geocache step closer to the container. The hint can still be clever and require geocachers to think about their surroundings. If you’re new to geocaching, or even a seasoned pro, sometimes the hint takes a little decoding. Here’s some help: • Tie Your Shoe = Bend down and look at a lower level • Attractive = Magnetic geocache • Troll = Under a bridge • SPOR/UPR = Suspicious Pile of Rocks/Unusual Pile of Rocks • Handyman Special = Magnetic bolt
Finland is one of exceptional countries in Europe where cache owners like no hints. Taking such caches you can raise your karma, but no one will feel better, nor cache owner nor you. Why bother filling this irrelevant field with some text in it? Oh, its because to make a game more pleasant for those who use hints in case they need them. Happy caching!