I have often said that it doesn't take a great deal of effort to make a mediocre geocache hide into something a little more special.
A good cache has an interesting location, or an interesting container. Bonus points for both.
Last Saturday I found a cache that helps underline this idea.
The first thing that makes this cache interesting is the location. The location is the edge of a semi-rural road. It is busy, 45MPH or so, and along the side is what appears to be rough brush land - nothing special right?
Stepping just a few feet into the woods brings you to an old Civil War era cemetery. This cemetery is not visible from the road, and there is no driveway - you have to walk to it - so there is no reason why anyone would ever visit... unless you are a cacher.
The second thing that makes this cache interesting is that the cache owner took the time to make the container a little bit special. They attached a bison tube to a small statue of Death. They used JB Weld - I bet it took no more than 10-15 minutes to produce - but they ended up with a fun and unique cache that was thematic for its location near a cemetery.
So very simple touches. Nice location, interesting container. Simple things but the result is that, instead of a random, boring, bison tube randomly placed in the woods, we have a statue in a secret Civil War ceremony. In other words, instead of a cache that has been done a hundred times, we have a cache that is worth writing a story about.
This one got a very enthusiastic favourite point.