+Tripper Posted June 17, 2003 Share Posted June 17, 2003 quote:Originally posted by TrimblesTrek:If I ever got the inclination to hide a cache in a Provincial Park (unlikely, since I don't live near any and couldn't therefore maintain the cache adequately), I would most likely make it the final destination of a multi-cache (as Bullzie first suggested). The initial stage would likely be outside the park boundary. The only problem I could foresee with this type of cache would be the fact that the final destination would probably require an entrance fee. And, again, I would likely opt out of this type of cache anyway, since there are still a ton of places to hide a cache that don't require an entry fee. Another solution could be to use the parks for the *first* stages of a multi, and hide the final outside the park boundary, but nearby. This way, you could collect info from inside the park (lots of trail signs and stuff to get info from), use the info you gather at the first stages to get the coords for the final, which is outside the park. TrimblesTrek But but but... INSIDE the park: A multi-waypoint cache starting outside the park and finally landing inside the park would not work. In order to enforce their (yet undeveloped) policy on geocaching, Parks Ontario staff will have to purchase a GPSr. Once they have a GPSr they will eventually tackle all geocaches in their area (and why not? it would be fun). Then what would the (yet undeveloped) policy say in terms of punishment and/or fines to the cache owner? OUTSIDE the park: A multi-waypoint cache starting inside the park and finally landing outside the park would not work either (or at least not as often as we would like). Most of the time, if the cache were to land outside the park it would then be on private property (not all provincial parks border on crown land). And as we all know, that would be breaking the rules (unless you had permission of course). (grin) On the other hand, if the park does borders on land that is NOT private property it would inevitably put us back into Conservation Areas, Wildlife Perservation Areas, Crown Land, National Parks, Municipal Parks,... Which would work for now. BUT should a policy on geocaching be developed by Parks Ontario, which one of these remaining groups do you think will take the time to develop their OWN unique policy on geocaching. Hmmm... I vote that they all take the easy road and follow suit. The question remains, will this suit 'suit' the geocaching community? Right now I have few answers and many questions. And yes, I wish 'hiding' and 'keeping quiet' offered more than a temporary solution (and hell, it may still work in the enormous northern parks that just can not be patrolled like so many of the smaller southern Ontario parks). Shhh, Tripper & fam. (PS: Hi again, Parks Ontario staff guy reading this discussion.) Quote Link to comment
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