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U of M caching story.

 
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Rustynails
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:48 am    Post subject: U of M caching story. Reply with quote

Nice story I just found in the U of M newspaper. Smile
http://www.mndaily.com/2011/02/09/gps-pirates-hunt-treasure
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Red_Devil35
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Small as a tennis ball? And what kind of GPSr did he get for $10?
Interesting article though, thanks for posting.
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, he found 40 caches in 8 years!
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AerosmithPA
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Joined: 19 Nov 2005

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopping a chain link fence? Interview with PD stating sounds like risky business? Photograph poking around back of building next to flammable material storage? Nothing positive here to sell the game to me.

If I did not know geocaching, read this story, then a friend invited me to go geocaching, I would say no way.


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BananaForce
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AerosmithPA wrote:
Hopping a chain link fence? Interview with PD stating it is risky business? Photograph poking around back of building next to flammable material storage? Nothing positive here to sell the game to me.

If I did not know geocaching, read this story, then a friend invited me to go geocaching, I would say no way.


I had the same thoughts.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What the heck do you expect from the MN Daily? Who reads that piece of junk rag anyway? I remember the unbeliavably poorly written articles back when I was a student.
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AerosmithPA
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"In response to trespassing reports in South Carolina, the state legislature passed a bill barring geocaching in a cemetery or historical landmark without the written consent of the owner."

This is what I view as the most important function of the MnGCA and organizations such as ours, to work with legislators and policymakers to educate them and to help them form regulations which enhance the game, not hinder it. Education can hopefully avoid laws and policies which make illegal what Groundspeak already has written into guidelines as unapprovable.

Following the guidelines leads to less government involvement, which is good.
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's just the tip of the iceberg for SC...

https://wiki.groundspeak.com/display/GEO/South+Carolina#SouthCarolina-RightofWayPlacements
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MNMizzou
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite quote:

"Minneapolis police do not have statistics on trespassing violations related to geocaching, but McCarty advises geocachers to stay away from property on which they may be trespassing."

Thank you Sgt. Obvious...
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