Help us understand Trackables?
We are new to geocaching and loving it, but my Cub Scouts and I need your help to understand the culture here with regard to trackables. Are we taking it too seriously?
We took great care to select a trackable in inventory at a nearby travel bug hotel to be sure we could advance the bug toward its goal. We moved it some 800 miles closer, with only about 90 miles left to go. Then it was grabbed by a very experienced, uber-cacher in the destination state and later dropped a hundred-fifteen miles away from its goal on the other side of the heavens.
He bounced it all around the vicinity of the Bug's goal, then drove it out and dropped it farther away from where the child-owner of the tired Bug wanted it to go.
We don't get it. Do bugs just want to log miles and not ever reach the stated objective of their journeys? Help?
Regardless, we will be logging a couple of finds and dropping our own first travel bug today. We hope he gets where he's going. Groundspeak tells us it's International Geocaching Day on 8/20/11!
Thanks much, Go Hogs and best wishes to all,