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I'll apologize in advance for this being so long... Don't read it if you don't want to, I guess... :ph34r:

 

Last summer (On about 07/25/2013) I hiked up a nice mountain. On my way up, I found two of the three geocaches on the mountain.

 

Long story short, I found some cool (site-specific) geology on Mont Tremblant. I submitted an EC listing, and the reviewer told me I needed permission from 'Parcs Tremblant' to place this. They had given permission for the other three cachs on their mountain, so I wasn't too worried about being turned down.

 

So about a week after I hiked the mountain I sent Tremblant and email.

 

Fast-forward to November. Snow is falling, and the hiking trails are closed, skiing is open, so I know my EC (if published) won't be accessible 'till summer. Doesn't matter though, because Parcs Tremblants hasn't replied to my email yet (!). I wondered if they didn't receive it, so I sent them an other.

 

Now it's January. Still no reply. What frustrates me is that my friend who often skis at Tremblant has sent them an email about their skiing, and has gotten a reply, within a week. They have let geocaches on their mountain before, and I don't think they'd find it so hard to email 'sorry, but no' to me, so I don't like to think that they're ignoring my requests for permission. (At least I don't like to think so).

 

I looked up Tremblant and figured it was owned by SEPAQ(Société des établissements de plein air du Québec). Hey! I'd try emailing them. Maybe I was trying the wrong people.

 

I was happy to see that SEPAQ replied within an hour. Their email wasn't helpful at all though...

 

"Yes Mont Tremblant allows geocaches, but you have to ask them for permission. contact the, at ________"

Then they gave me the email I'd tried two times already. I told them that I'd emailed Tremblant, and asked since they owned Tremblant, could't they give me permission?

 

They ignored the question about giving me permission, and said "Too bad. Good Luck!". Real helpful.

 

I havn't emailed a third time, and I don't know if I want to. I'm thinking of just archiving my EC on that mountain and letting it go. They have given permission for the three trads on their mountain...

 

Unless you guys have suggestions. Has a similar incident happened to you?

 

I'm just curious...

Thanks,

 

Greg

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Hi There,

Thanks very much for making such an effort to get the necessary permission. We understand that it can be difficult at times, and appreciate your efforts in tracking down the permission.

I'm not at all familiar with the area or organization, but I know that some people have had better luck getting permission via phone call or personal visits. I'd recommend giving one of those a shot. You never know how the email inbox is operated; maybe they only look at it occasionally, or it has filters, etc.

Others more familiar with the area may have more specific advice. Perhaps the owners of the traditional caches there?

Best wishes,

Matt, GSA

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Hi There,

Thanks very much for making such an effort to get the necessary permission. We understand that it can be difficult at times, and appreciate your efforts in tracking down the permission.

I'm not at all familiar with the area or organization, but I know that some people have had better luck getting permission via phone call or personal visits. I'd recommend giving one of those a shot. You never know how the email inbox is operated; maybe they only look at it occasionally, or it has filters, etc.

Others more familiar with the area may have more specific advice. Perhaps the owners of the traditional caches there?

Best wishes,

Matt, GSA

 

Thanks. The owner of one of the caches I found isn't active any more. But I'll try the others, then try finding their phone number.

 

Thanks,

Greg

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