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Geocaching on a Federal Forest - Guidelines
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By Steve Nix, Forestry
"What is Geocaching?:
Geocaching is a new and developing sport where players use global positioning system (GPS) receivers. With a GPS unit, users locate caches of stuff left by other GPS users. These caches are set up all over the world by individuals and organizations. The GPS coordinates of the caches are posted on the Internet so that other GPS users can find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with various rewards - from trinkets to pointing out a great view seen from that particular spot.
Can I Geocache on a National or State Forest?:
Geocaching is increasing in popularity on all forest areas. You are usually allowed to geocache in a state or federal forest if you obey all their very basic rules. Remember, recreational public use of a public forest, whether state or federal, is intended to be short-term and with low-impact so that the many other forest visitors have an opportunity to enjoy the same lands. However, the USFS recognizes geocaching as a legitimate outdoor recreation activity and subtly encourages this activity."
Copyright© 2004 by Steve Nix. All rights reserved.
Note: I had originally quoted the entire short piece, linking it to the original article as below. For the very first time as a Webmeister, I had an author ask me to remove his words from my website. I asked by email if he was sure, because I felt that the article was well written, interesting, fair and informative. A friend told me about the article. I had never visited About.com and I enjoyed discovering and sharing a new source on the web. I had hoped that would be enough compensation for About.com and Mr. Nix.
I believe the quote above is permissible. I was
not sure whether or not I could use the About.com logo, so I removed it also.
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