It's more fun that way. It used to be a little shorter... but short is a perspective. If you find all the CAM caches in the first week or 2, it seems like a long time to the picnic!TheWeatherWarrior wrote:My FAQ:
Why is the interval between the release of CAM in March to the picnic in May so short?
I do think it's more fun to have a 'short' time frame - brings cachers together more, and creates more excitement/challenge in getting it done in time.
Aside from that, there are a couple of practical aspects. With an earlier start you dance with the devil on the weather, particularly in Western MD. Aside from potential snow problems for seekers, it becomes more difficult for hiders and those who do the dry run. The picnic... is traditionally in spring... the later it is, the more likely to run into hot weather and it just gets closer to the summer MGS event.