[kag] Re: Banned Caches

  • From: Hoover <mlehotay@xxxxxxx>
  • To: kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 15:23:37 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 5 May 2005, Lloyd Baker wrote:

Due to caches being banned in Ontario Provincial Parks and Parks Canada, what will become of the present caches? I for one have at least 4 trips planned for the coming months to hit caches in Frontenac, Charleston Lake and Parks of the St. Lawrence. Will we be able to have one more summer to enjoy these or are we out of luck?

My understanding is that owners of caches in provincial parks will be contacted and given one year to remove the caches themselves. After that, the parks will remove them on their own. As for federal parks, I think the cache owners will be given the opportunity to retrieve their caches with the park staff. All that being said, the park wardens can probably (and have in the past) just go out and remove any caches they don't like.

If you have any caches you *really* want to get to, then just to be sure, I would go before Victoria Day when the parks swing into full gear for the summer.

I agree with Dave Lucas about how "leaving no trace" is pretty much impossible when geocaching, and I think the parks have every right to refuse caches within their borders. But I also think that regular campers do way more damage then geocachers ever could and it's a bit sad that our hobby seems to be getting the short end of the stick.


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