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    SEARCY VS. CLARKSVILLE

    It's official:

    SEARCY 47 - CLARKSVILLE 46

    Post by Sayitagain.

    " January 27 by Sayitagain (814 found)
    Find number 47 for the day surpassing my previous high of 46 set in Clarksville year before last. Thanks to all you wonderful Searcy cachers for such a fun day. Sayitagain"

    The invitation to visit Cache Rich Searcy is extended to ALL.

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    Sounds as though a teeny tiny itty bitty little ole challenge has been issued. Me thinks perhaps the two cities aforementioned need a LOT more caches to make it an even race!

    HINT HINT HINT HINT

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    In the recent thread on Power Trails, B62GTAWK posted an email from our reviewer that stated "Quantity does not equal Quality". This applies to this situation. I have cached in both places. Clarksville (aka Cacheville) wins hands down. The diversity, challenge, and uniqueness of the hides there provide a geocacher's paradise. The numerous skirt lifters and fire hydrant hides in Searcy can't even come close! -- ORR
    "Wildness is a necessity." -- John Muir

    "When you go to hide a geocache, think of the reason you are bringing people to that spot. If the only reason is for the geocache, then find a better spot." briansnat

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    I was just teasing the Clarkville area geocachers and in no way was it supposed to be serious or a reflection on the Clarksville area cachers or caches. This little "Tease" was only about the numbers of one particular cacher. Obviously Clarksville is a great geocaching destination and I will be there in April to add a lot of finds to my statistics.

    But Searcy also has a lot of great caches besides the skirt lifters and fire hydrant caches which you apparently don't like but others love.

    Besides, Quality is too subjective to even discuss. Every geocacher has his or her own idea of what quality is. Chuck Walla has her idea, you have yours, and I have mine. Quality, like Beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

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    I have enjoyed caches in Clarksville and I have enjoyed the caches in Searcy. One of the things I enjoy most about Geocaching and it works well here in rice country is the toys to use in the game. My "ideal" geocaching day is when I have a laptop, a navigation system on the dash, a handheld with a waypoint database, and a couple of GPS receivers with full batteries. I like to have a route of caches laid out all over town and take the most efficient route possible to each one. If I can find 20 caches in 19 minutes, I'm in geocaching heaven!

    I understand the quality argument but that's not how I play the game. If it takes me 30 minutes to find one cache, I'm not having fun, that's several caches that I could have found, or several places that I could have visited. Don't get me wrong, an occasional Hawk's Bill Crags are great and I am thankful for the opportunity to find these places, but those places are not where I live. Give me a power trail any day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team_Pink
    I understand the quality argument but that's not how I play the game. If it takes me 30 minutes to find one cache, I'm not having fun, that's several caches that I could have found, or several places that I could have visited. Don't get me wrong, an occasional Hawk's Bill Crags are great and I am thankful for the opportunity to find these places, but those places are not where I live. Give me a power trail any day!
    Well said Mike.

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    I've replied to every other post today, no need in leaving this out, I'll make you deal SAYITAGAIN, you come to Morrilton and I'll gather up 48 caches and have them in a bag in front of McDonalds ready for you to sign, now that'll be a record breaker, 48 caches in 9 minutes

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    I'm going to side with ORR and 4W1 on this (hopefully) friendly debate. I am MUCH more on the side of Quality over Quantity. I would rather spend 30 minutes looking for one creative hide then find 30 caches in 30 minutes. I prefer a cache that shows creativity and thought on the part of the owner.

    I won't go out of my way to find a skirt lifter or fire hydrant cache, but if I'm there I will grab it, up to a point. After a while I get tired of getting in and out of the car just to sign my name. But, I realize everyone plays the game differently, which is the great thing about the game. I do like a quick Park and Grab while I'm traveling and only want to break up the drive without losing a lot of time.

    I have spent many days caching in Clarksville and never failed to come away with a smile after many of the caches. Searcy and Morilton have there share of Quality caches also, but I've never cached in as good a town as Clarksville.
    "Honey, we're not normal people. We're the Griswolds. "


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    Don't get me wrong, I love to go after a 4 or 5 difficulty, they are always a quality cache and I enjoy the challenge, but some days for me it's about the numbers and I will pass a more difficult cache and go after a red hat, I believe most cachers final answer would be about the same as mine, YOU HIDE IT AND I'LL FIND IT, RED HAT OR HICKS EVIL CACHE

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    Amen. To Brother 4 wheelin 1
    Thanks
    Brian

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