StarBrand, on 01 March 2011 - 02:44 PM, said:
bradleyhenley, on 01 March 2011 - 02:38 PM, said:
Zeke, on 01 March 2011 - 01:35 PM, said:
Now if they would just outlaw caches placed in the medians of divided roadways.
The geocaches in the medians and on bridges are against the guidelines of Geocaching.com along with multiple other placements. Please refer to (http://support.Groun...=kb.page&id=306
But the reviewer will continue to publish all geocache placements.
As I have run into down in East Texas little if any reviewing is being done at this time.
1) Geocache Nano’s approved on bridge guard rails.
2)100's of plastic geocache placements in the National Forest (that are prone to controlled burns every other year) with no permit being filed or approved.
3) I have seen a geocache on the big blue U.S. Post box outside the local post that had been active for just under 5 years with 80+ smiles.
Geocache - Responsibly
1 - not all bridges are off limits to Geocaches
2 - I know of no restriction in local National forests for either permits or metal boxes - so it isn't universal
3 - Did you post the appropriate NA log on that cache - it is possible the reviewer was unaware of the actual loaction.
The reviewers do not review for safety issues. But they do respond when offcials in the area have safety concerns.
1) As far as bridges - Ask Prime Reviewer - When I wanted to place a bridge series - I was told that placing any caches no mater what size near a bridge was against the guidelines of geocaching. Being that when a bridge would be maintained the cache could be considered a bomb. Note the multiple bomb scares recently.
2) As for the National Forest restrictions and permits. The National Forest, State Parks, and Historical sights/Markers all fall under Federal rule. Which are under several different reglatory offices. example the southern National Forest Referance (http://www.fs.fed.us...y_fs_manual.pdf
) And before you comment on the law stating Atlanta, Georga. Atlanta, Georgia is where the regional office is for region 8.
3)I have stated "NM" and "NA"
on the mail box it was Archived with hast.
on the National Forest that has created another issue that is getting resolved but it will take some time. There are 100's of caches with several different owners.
Ignorance is no longer an excuse. Please learn your states laws associated with Geocaching. We would like the sport to continue for a long time.