I have caches placed out in the boonies which sometimes go for years without being found. Our more challenging caches don't get found very often either. Then there are the couple of easy to get to, easy to find, caches at the east Texas and west Louisiana travel stops that get found almost daily. It pretty much all depends on their location and how difficult they are.
Actually, i did find this cache back in January. I'm just sandbagging now to see if i can stir up some drama.
I had taken a look at the page and on GE a while back but nope, i have no earthly idea what to do from here. Would love to head north with Julee and TDD to check the area out in person but i have too many irons in the fire right now. Good luck ya'll!
There's a small cave near one of my caches. Was checking on the cache one day and decided to see about going inside. The ceiling near the entrance was covered with daddy longlegs and you could actually hear them moving around. A few here and there never bother me but i got the heebie jeebies when i encountered those and never went in.
Since i like being out in the woods, it wasn't hard for me to come up with a somewhat decent and dependable first hide some 12+ years ago. Being a multi out in the woods has helped because it's not sought after as often as some of the easier traditionals in the area. I'm kinda proud because the original final container and logbook are still in place after all these years.
I wish i wasn't so pessimistic but i just don't see it this way. You're certainly right about there being an influx of new phone app cachers but unfortunately, i really don't think that many become long term enthusiasts. I've seen too many become excited when they first get into the hobby but then just lose interest and walk away after a short period of time. Meanwhile, any caches they may have happened to place end up becoming trash because they aren't interested in retrieving them. Of course older cachers do this as well but i truly believe it happens more with new.
Imo, the phone app is a big culprit. Anyone can download the free version and just go to town without doing hardly any research.
I actually tried Fred Loya a few years back but they weren't able to save me any money at that time.
For now, i'm with a company that Esurance.com found for me. I know Esurance is affiliated with Allstate now but i was able to save over three hundred dollars and also get the policy for a full year instead of the usual six months.
Edited to say that we had a hail damage claim with State Farm about 25 years ago. Not sure how they are now but their service was good back then. Geico is another company where service is excellent. They went above and beyond (had damage on the motorhome and one of the cars) when the tornado come through in 2001. I stayed with them for several years because of their great service but the premiums finally got too high and i had to change companies.
I know it's inevitable for premiums to go up but it gets my goat when they jump up hundreds of dollars in as little as a year. I really would like to be loyal to one company but like you, i end up changing every two or three years, if not sooner. I set my limit at $100. If my new premium is higher, then i start looking for another company. Turns out it's fairly easy to find another company that's, at least initially, cheaper.
In my travels, State Farm and Allstate were two of the companies where my premiums increased at every renewal.