[GeoStL] Re: New MO Geocaching Policy

  • From: Dave Keiser <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 23:11:25 -0500

And then there's the question of a virtual. They mention that virtuals exist, but don't really address them. I'm going to assume that they don't count as actual cache placements and they probably won't have the 12 month limit. But I could be wrong.

I know virtuals are hard to get these days, but I know of one State Park that has only a virtual for a cache (Van Meter State Park). It would be ashamed if you couldn't place a cache since a virtual is there.

Dave

On Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at 10:55 PM, GC-RGS wrote:

Existing caches have a 30 day window to obtain a permit, but I don't know what the official "start date" is.
 
I think existing caches exceeding the "1 per 200 acres" will be allowed to remain for the 12 months so I doubt if any new caches will be allowed since the limit is already exceeded.
 
I would think a lot of this will be up to the discretion of the park manager.
 
You're right about the 12 month limit being good to allow new caches to be placed and found again. I'm sure there will be some tweaking of the policy as time goes on.
 
Rich

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave Keiser
To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2003 10:28 PM
Subject: [GeoStL] Re: New MO Geocaching Policy

Thanks for pointing us to that Rich. Looks pretty much like we expected. However I wonder what will happen with existing caches.

The biggest items I noticed that will impact current caches:
1. Only one cache placement per 200 acres.
2. Only a twelve month permit, after which the cache has to be removed. (this has it's pros--after 12 months someone can do a different cache and we all get to revisit the park to find it)

I do appreciate that they have a permit system and that they allow geocaching. I thought it was rather nice that they even made accomodations for allowing up to a 5 stage multi-cache.

Dave

On Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at 10:08 PM, GC-RGS wrote:

Below is the link to the MO. State Parks page which has the new geocaching policy and permit for the MO. State Parks.
 
Barbara Wilson from the DNR, who drafted the policy, will be at our picnic in October explaining the policy and answering any questions.
 
 
http://www.mostateparks.com/faq.htm#geocache
 
Rich

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