Quote: from Road Kill on 9:29 pm on Aug. 10, 2001
This has been an ongoing topic, which is, to define litter and deside whether a Cache box fits that discription. Another question for thought is: If we take out 3 trash bags full does that allow us to leave one small box? All we can do is trash out and hope the parks, or in a few cases land owners, continue to allow it.
(Edited by Road Kill at 9:31 pm on Aug. 10, 2001)
Rather than repost my entire response from the other forum I will simply leave it up to those interested to go check it out.
As for whether we (or anyone) would define a cache as litter I would say depends on its placement. Place an un-camoflauged bucket or container in the woods and I would probably call that litter. Place that same container in the same spot slightly covered by branches or leaves so as not to be in plain sight, and I would not.
And NO, that doesn't mean if you back your pickup into my favorite park and unload your garbage, then cover it with branches and leaves that it would not be littering :)
See, this debate could go on forever. So, I say just use common sense and check your caches. If you decide you are getting board with the sport, remove them or post ask another cacher if they would like to adopt it. But don't just place them and forget about them.