[GeoStL] Re: Needs archived?

  • From: "Rick Jarvis" <rick.jarvis@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 08:47:35 -0500

I don't understand why some cachers are so hot to get this cache archived.  
Yes, climbing Tower Rock is currently against the "rules."  It wasn't against 
the rules in the past, and it may or not be against the rules in the future.  
It appears that the prohibition on climbing was put into place in response to 
an accident that didn't even occur on Tower Rock - it happened on the parking 
lot side of the channel!  

I don't see any indication that the original placer of the cache or the current 
cache owner obtained permission from the MDC for this cache.  Maybe they did, 
maybe they didn't.  Now THAT might be a reason for the cache to be archived!  
It is up to the cache owner to deal with the MDC on that score.  If they asked 
permission now, it would likely be denied, due to the current prohibition on 
climbing.  If they asked in the future (when the river has come back and 
re-filled the channel), permisison might be granted.  It would depend on the 
MDC area manager. 

It looks to me that the cache reviewers are just waiting for further 
developments.  Maybe they'll put it on their list of caches to be archived in 
the future, which should prod the cache owner to contact MDC and resolve the 
situation one way or another.  No one has logged a find on the cache since MDC 
said "No Climbing Allowed."  That's good!   It might make sense for the cache 
to be disabled for the time being.  Meanwhile, those who are not reviewers or 
the cache owner should just cool your jets and stand by for news!
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Steve Bromley 
  To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 8:05 AM
  Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Needs archived?

  It may be our land, but It still doesn't get past the rule stating that 
climbing is not allowed. That is new and was not there when the cache was 

  Geocaching cannot  encourage people to break rules. That will be the death 
sentence for it.  If we don't like a rule , we need to work to get it changed, 
not encourage people to break it.

  On Sep 18, 2012 7:50 AM, "Mike Griffin" <brawnybear@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

    First off, it's NOT MDC land. It is our land managed by the MDC. Second, 
they have a rule that states no climbing. Archiving the cache will not stop 
people from climbing. When I was there, 90 percent of the people climbing, and 
a majority were kids, were not cachers. People will climb it because it is 
there. If the MDC was serious about it, they would rope it off with signs 
because anyone approaching from the river would not see any signs. I agree it 
is a CYA. I don't think they are interested in enforcing it. 

    Mike Griffin
    Delivery Manager 
    State Farm Account
    314-308-0916 Cell

    Sent from my iPhone

    On Sep 18, 2012, at 7:37 AM, Edward Turner <n0wnv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

      yeah it is a regulation on MDC land, the regulation is there to protect 
you and MDC from a potential lawsuit from the family because of your stupidity. 

      On 9/17/2012 11:22 PM, Wayne Lindberg wrote:

        This is my note on the cache page.

        I will cast a dissenting vote on this one. Leave it alone! Okay, it's 
not in compliance with MDC regulations (read that as the lawyer rule). Note- a 
regulation is not a law, it's usually a CYA. I used to work for the Gummint, I 
know this. This cache has been there since at least 2003. Surely, the boys and 
girls at MDC have noticed, oh ropes and such, during this time. Look at the 
cast of characters that have made the climb. It includes most of the SLAGA 
elite. It's a tall rock, it's meant to be climbed by us (well, maybe not me, 
but I would if I could), for cat's sake, kids make the climb. It's an oldie, 
but goodie. Cachers, go for it. The Department of Conservation works for you.

        I am a maverick and don’t agree with most laws, regulations, rules, and 
other such nonsense.  As citizens and sovereigns, we can and should do most 
anything we want to do.  As long as you’re not hurting someone else, do it.  Of 
course, if you fall and break your neck, it’s your dime.  Don’t expect me and 
everyone else to pay your way.


        From: geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael Rogers
        Sent: Monday, September 17, 2012 9:56 PM
        To: SLAGA LIST
        Subject: [GeoStL] Needs archived?

        Two separate needs archived logs and nothing has been done?


        You can't go after this cache legally, but it's still listed? I don't 
understand. Is there something behind the scenes for which I am unaware?


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