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    Posted: April 23 2002,2:13 pm QUOTE

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I've decided to finesse this issue by experimenting with virtual caches. Eliminating the physical cache puts geocaching on the same plane as hiking, jogging, biking, hunting, fishing, etc. There are still issues with all of these, but there's no reason to single out geocaching for special restrictions. (Immunity from plundering is another plus for virtual caches. There are other pluses, too.)

The downside to virtual caches is that there is no hidden "treasure" at the end of the hunt. This is a significant downside, which is why I said I am *experimenting* with virtual caches. I'm trying to find alternatives that can stimulate some of the thrill in finding the cache.

(Edited by Scout at 10:45 pm on July 9, 2001)


I think the rangers monitor Geocaching.com and Navicache.com to see if anyone places a cache in their parks. I have been thinking of doing one that is a multipart cache with many waypoints in, and around a National Park, but have the cache actually outside the park. That way the the rangers can run their fat butts all over the place to ultimately find they can't do a damn thing about it!

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    Posted: April 23 2002,2:41 pm QUOTE

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That way the the rangers can run their fat butts all over the place to ultimately find they can't do a damn thing about it!

If your goal is to irritate the National Park Service, that's one way. I can think of other ways that would cause more serious harm. But why? The NPS has ways to cause its own harm. Why tease them into unwanted action?

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    Posted: April 23 2002,2:59 pm QUOTE

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That way the the rangers can run their fat butts all over the place to ultimately find they can't do a damn thing about it!

If your goal is to irritate the National Park Service, that's one way. I can think of other ways that would cause more serious harm. But why? The NPS has ways to cause its own harm. Why tease them into unwanted action?

They don't allow caches in the parks now. I don't see them allowing caches in the future. So what are they going to do? Disallow caches more? They could be entertaining caches for geocachers. Say, go to a spot, and count the number of maple trees. Go to another spot, and count the number of large boulders. Using numbers off of signs, etc. Then using things like this to lead to the final cache site which is outside the park, and out of their jurisdiction. I could even put the final cache site in my own yard, so if they decided they were going to steal the cache to get even, I could charge them with theft, and trespassing.

Screw the man!  :wave

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    Posted: April 23 2002,3:52 pm QUOTE

Actually I would have to agree with scout on this one.

There are currently many parks that do in fact allow Geocaching (including some in my area). In fact the rangers have actually logged the finds and say they will "watch and see" before making and permanent decision. I think what you propose may due more harm than good for the sport.

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    Posted: April 27 2002,4:34 pm QUOTE

I too think your off base Mr Thunder and parks,though they don't publish open invitations to caching, DO allow caching. While many parks are geared for human recreation, there are a few parks that are geared for wildlife preservation. I've noticed it's the wildlife preservation type that usually remove the caches (or request removal).

If you haven't noticed over 95% of all caches are in parks I would hate to have aggressive personalities to cause the doors to close for the rest of us.

If you want to burn energy in frustration try trashing out.

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Posted: April 28 2002,12:11 am QUOTE

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Screw the man! :wave

Sounds like me in the 60s, man :oo:

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