Thomas Aquinas is the only subject matter expert consulted for this article? Other than unfounded skepticisim, the author provides nothing other than ridicule.
Modern research tells a different story: http://expandedconsciousness.com/2014/02/2…
The offer of a cup of coffee is as insulting as the rest of this article.
Another "PS"- No, there is not a "constant flow" of trackables. Are you even a cacher?? They are rare. I have NEVER found one. Why? Because people horde them. End of story. And I have no issue with DECENT people geocaching and being newbies. But there are some pretty trashy people that read this paper, and you just invited a slew of muggles to thrash all the hard work people have put into their caches and keeping them HIDDEN. It's as if you're saying, "Here you go tweakers, thieves, and prostitutes, all you have to do is download an app and you can raid hidden treasure caches all over the world!". There is a reason that this sort of thing is a "word-of-mouth" type hobby. It's NOT for everyone.
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— Bring a Pen – It’s like the first day of school. You need to be prepared. Always pack a pen to make sure you’re ready to sign your Geocaching username and the date.
— Leave No Trace – Be kind to the geocaching game board, which happens to be the entire world. Make sure to Cache In Trash Out (CITO) when you geocache: pick up litter along the way and don't leave anything behind.
— Write a Great “Found It” or “Didn’t find It” Log – When you find a geocache, or even when you don’t find a geocache, make sure to share the spirit of adventure with the geocache owner and for other geocachers. Write a log detailing your journey.
— Put the Geocache Back Where and How You Found It – The geocache owner placed the geocache at a specific location for a reason. Make sure the owner can find it again later and that other geocachers have the same experience as you.
— Move Trackables Along – If you remove a trackable, like a Travel Bug ®, from a geocache make sure to post a “retrieved” log and move it to another geocache as soon as possible.
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No one is hoarding trackables. There is a constant flow of those coming in and those going out. Newbies are not posers. We always need more cachers. Young and fresh energy is good. That is what it is all about. Share the magic. Don't be greedy, brother.
NOOOOO!!!!!! The posers will kill it!! And hoarding trackables is a sin!! NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@Dwain1 Thanks so much for the link to Dr. Parker's talk--probably a good thing I didn't see this before writing my story, I'd never have gotten it into my 500-word limit! Yep, follow up story this summer on the Kelsey NRT. (And the parallel trail thru Cuddihy)
One more reference Dr. Parker posted on my Facebook page. This is VERY interesting and well written...
It could hardly get more gruesome.
Here's a little more of the story...
"In 1848, during the California Gold Rush Ben took fifty Pomo men from his brother Andrew's rancho near Kelseyville, on Rancho Lupyomi, to the Sierra foothills in a gold mining venture, establishing a mining camp called Kelsey Diggings. Once at the diggings, Ben decided it was more profitable to sell all the company’s supplies to other miners and then ill with malaria, he headed back to his home at Sonoma. The Pomo workers, forced to camp near a hostile group of local Indians and suffering from malaria and starvation, were left on their own. Only one or two are thought to have survived. This mistreatment of the Pomo and that of Andrew and his partner later provoked the Bloody Island Massacre."
So 48 Pomo died at Kelsey's Diggins and then two Whites died [having sent the 48 to their graves], and then 200 more Pomo were killed at Bloody Island in retribution against the "Digger's."
Yep, that's our very own "cultural" history. Lovely, ain't it?
As for the trail, I know it goes across the Siskiyous before the Marbles (coming from the west.) I have been to the Siskiyou trail summit at Harrington Mountain. I didn't know at the time it had so many tears shed behind it, but I remember it being very a very somber place (super thick fog.)
manifest destany/what a croc
I appreciate what is here, but... There really is a lot more to this story and it is a very interesting one. The building of the trail itself would be appropriate to include here, would have supported the article's premise, and would have helped flesh out the article better than a reiteration of an earlier piece. Perhaps a bit of a mention of what it means to have a trail designated as an NRT. Was there a strict word limit on this piece?
Thanks Barry! Great slice of history, for better or worse...
Bastards wherever they went. If it is of any consolation, when Stone and Kelsey were killed, one of them managed to crawl across the creek whereby the Pomo WOMEN finished him off with rocks.
And yes, we have our own Bloody Island down here, as a result, with 50-200 Pomo massacred by US troops in retaliation for the Stone/Kelsey killings.
Two problems, though, 1) the Pomo who were murdered were NOT of the band that killed Stone and Kelsey, and 2) Stone and Kelsey deserved it and then some.
As a resident of Kelseyville, I am disgusted with the namesake. Please, in the future, refer to my area as "Konocti."
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