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Creating new caches deep in this forest!

Discussion in 'Geocaching' started by Shawn Gossman, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. Shawn Gossman

    Shawn Gossman SIHike.com Founder Staff Member SIHike.com Owner SIHike.com Moderator

    While I know the FS doesn't like us to take stuff in and leave it there, I feel that geocaching could be a benefit as long as the stuff left behind isn't causing concern. I feel like if we create cache spots in deeper more secluded parts of the forest, we can gain more attention to these parts by visitors and hopefully more attention by those who maintain them so that we can make the deeper forest areas better for everyone.

    How do you all feel about my theory here?
     
  2. Almighty Ed

    Almighty Ed SIHike.com Moderator Staff Member SIHike.com Moderator

    I like the idea! I'd also like to make it a reward for finding thing, not just a spot to find. I remember a long time ago seeing a story about a guy that used to stache cool walking sticks along the AT. I may whip up a few easy ones and see how it goes. When/if... I'll link the coordinates on fb to try and engage those people one more time.
     
  3. Rocketcaver

    Rocketcaver Growing Member

    Cool idea. Subject to the same one-year rule as other SNF caches I presume.
     
  4. Almighty Ed

    Almighty Ed SIHike.com Moderator Staff Member SIHike.com Moderator

    Well... geocaches "may _not_ be sited within natural areas, research natural areas, heritage resource significant sites, or wilderness". I love how they strive to protect the forest from those who might enjoy it. I guess we'll have to put hoof prints to them to make it ok?

    Official words: Shawnee National Forest - Other Activities:Geocaching & Letterboxing
     

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