+OzzieSan Posted July 8, 2008 Share Posted July 8, 2008 Howdy... Recently I attempted to hide a guardrail cache and it was put on hold and I was asked who I talked to at the DOT. Well I had not talked to anyone (or at least gotten a reply) until today. Here is the reply. Hi Kevin: Thanks for your e-mail to the Washington State Department of Transportation regarding geocaching. One of our engineers will be in contact with you to answer your questions. He will also contact the administrators at geocaching.com to provide more information. In short, we would not give permission to place a cache alongside an active roadway regardless of traffic volumes. It's simply too dangerous for the geocacher and other drivers. If someone is searching for a geocache then they are not paying attention to traffic, which is when accidents happen. Guardrail caches should be on old abandoned sections of roadway like the guardrail cache on SR 20 just north of Coupeville. Also, F and S Grade Road is operated by Skagit County so you should contact them regarding that geocache. Thanks again for writing. Sincerely, Mike Murphy WSDOT Communications Northwest Region Phone # Removed Email Removed I am going to talk to the Skagit County folks tomorrow but I don't expect their reply to be much different. If by chance someone has already contacted them and has a POC for blessing guardrail caches I'd like to know who to talk to. Thanks Kevin Quote Link to comment
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