+Dread_Pirate_Bruce Posted April 28, 2017 Share Posted April 28, 2017 I just returned from a visit to Sarasota, Florida, where I found a bunch of caches in and about Myakka River State Park. I want to compliment the caching community there, to suggest it as destination, and to urge others to follow their example. It seems that many of the caches are archived and replaced on a yearly basis. Some of the same containers, most of which are better than just pill bottles ot film cans, are reused in nearby locations. This gives catchers an incentive to return to the park, while giving hikers and bikers something to do when they return to the park. Since the old caches are archived, the 500 foot rules does not get in the way of placing new caches. Since the latest cations and GC numbers are new, there is no double logging and there is still a real search. I'd like to see caches on trails get recycled like this. It would give those who hike only to find caches a reason to revisit the trails. It would give hikers something to do while hiking trails they've already hiked. Incidentally, the caches in Myakka are generally outstanding. I found a "series" of 4 caches, all of which were ammo cans. On a prior visit, there were a bunchh of bird houses. When pill bottles are used, they are decorated with more than just a covering of duct tape. All of the caches in the park are with permission. Many are chained in place. The coordinates are dead on. Quote Link to comment
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