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Geocaches on MCPARC Website

Postby wvwarlok on Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:23 am

Hey all, I am the webmaster for Marion County Parks and Recreation's website http://www.mcparc.com and want to put a page up about geocaching as an activity. And also list the caches located within the areas they are responsible for.
Question #1: Any thoughts on this as far as what or what should not be included?
Question #2: I need a list of these caches and I'm not sure if there's an easy way to retrieve them. I do know of a couple along the trails and the 3 that's open to the general public at Morris park, there's one at the park where the wave pool is. Any more?
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Re: Geocaches on MCPARC Website

Postby wvhunter on Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:54 am

Can you post a list of parks involved to this thread?
From there I could probably have a listing of all caches in those areas put together for you in a few days.
And maybe I could create bookmark listing on GC.com for you to link to.
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Re: Geocaches on MCPARC Website

Postby Spotty Spotty Pony Girl on Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:15 pm

wvhunter wrote:Can you post a list of parks involved to this thread?
From there I could probably have a listing of all caches in those areas put together for you in a few days.
And maybe I could create bookmark listing on GC.com for you to link to.



lazy...you coulda gone to the website link ;-)

here's the list from the website:
East Marion Park
BMX Park
Mary Lou Retton Park
Hutchinson Park
Morris Park
Curtisville Lake
Worthington Park

And don't forget the Rail Trails - which off the top of my head include Whistle Echos, Monongah Mining Disaster and No. 9 (I think)
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Re: Geocaches on MCPARC Website

Postby wvhunter on Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:27 pm

And just see how easily I got that list without any effort on my part at all!!! :shakit:
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Re: Geocaches on MCPARC Website

Postby wvwarlok on Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:42 pm

Very clever..............Thanks
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Re: Geocaches on MCPARC Website

Postby wvhunter on Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:51 pm

Abracadabra! :banpart:

http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/view.aspx?guid=ab9b1dc6-0e95-4abf-800d-5d83de81d89d

I think I got them all. Any comments you need added, just email me them and I'll update the listing.
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Re: Geocaches on MCPARC Website

Postby Spotty Spotty Pony Girl on Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:47 pm

seriously...Berry in the Woods is in a park? Really?

I'm shocked.
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Re: Geocaches on MCPARC Website

Postby wvhunter on Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:52 pm

Spotty Spotty Pony Girl wrote:seriously...Berry in the Woods is in a park? Really?

I'm shocked.


From http://www.mcparc.com/
"The Head of the Mon River Park is located at the point where the Tygart River and the West Fork River join to form the Monongahela River. While accessible by boat, it is a great point for fishing and picnicking."

So maybe I'm stretching it a little there. :whistle:
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Re: Geocaches on MCPARC Website

Postby wvwarlok on Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:22 pm

wvhunter wrote:Abracadabra! :banpart:

http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/view.aspx?guid=ab9b1dc6-0e95-4abf-800d-5d83de81d89d

I think I got them all. Any comments you need added, just email me them and I'll update the listing.


WOW! That was quick! Great List. More than I thought was out there and a couple I haven't done yet. Thanks. I hope to have it up before the end of the weekend.
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Re: Geocaches on MCPARC Website

Postby scoutingwv on Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:52 am

Love the idea!

However, not to be a spoil sport but, < cue the insert evil empire music > has anyone discussed the game and the existing caches with MCPARC? Follow me for a sec ...

Do we know if the owners of existing caches in MCPARC locations have received permission to place them there?
Do they need to? Maybe it falls under a general public use type activity.
Are MCPARC officials aware of and OK with geocaching? Is it OK to find an ammo can on their property?
If they are not aware of the game, should someone make them aware before these pop up on their web site?
If they are not OK with the game, who will tell the owners of the existing caches?

See where I'm going?

<stop music >

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Re: Geocaches on MCPARC Website

Postby Rock_Rat on Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:04 am

scoutingwv wrote:< cue the insert evil empire music >


Microsoft has it's own theme song now. :eek: :lol: On a more serious note, I would hope MCPARC would see the benefits of having caches in the parks and on the rails to trails. I agree with ScoutingWV however that there is no way to judge what there reaction would be.
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Re: Geocaches on MCPARC Website

Postby wvwarlok on Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:25 am

scoutingwv wrote:Love the idea!

However, not to be a spoil sport but, < cue the insert evil empire music > has anyone discussed the game and the existing caches with MCPARC? Follow me for a sec ...

Do we know if the owners of existing caches in MCPARC locations have received permission to place them there?
Do they need to? Maybe it falls under a general public use type activity.
Are MCPARC officials aware of and OK with geocaching? Is it OK to find an ammo can on their property?
If they are not aware of the game, should someone make them aware before these pop up on their web site?
If they are not OK with the game, who will tell the owners of the existing caches?

See where I'm going?

<stop music >

I really do like the idea and appreciate WVWarlock's work!


Good points S-WV. I had asked the people at MCPARC for permission to do this and they thought it was a great idea and saw no problem with it. They really weren't aware of any caches and so of course no one had permissions. I assume for the parks that do require this that their concern is what kind of damage might be done with whatever comes with people tramping all over looking for treasure. Maybe it goes back to the people who did so much damage with metal detectors. For a national park they want to know the purity and serenity isn't being affected. Maybe also that people aren't going into places they shouldn't be. We all know that it only takes one bad apple.... I guess to keep the caches from being an issue we can police our own and make sure they stay within Geocache guidelines which should protect us all. I will additionally post those guidelines within the webpage.
I may discuss this further with them in that they might want some sort of release form and just knowledge that there is a cache located at a certain spot. After all, they are responsible for that property. They are pretty open-minded by my experience and will be supportive.
I would also like to put a link to the MagPi site for interested parties.
Any other thoughts?
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Re: Geocaches on MCPARC Website

Postby wvwarlok on Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:26 am

oK, I put a page up for Geocaching within the parks. Any comments/suggestions? Thanks
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Re: Geocaches on MCPARC Website

Postby Mr.P. on Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:26 am

Good job mister web master of the MCPARC web site. I'm glad that you checked and that it is OK for the caches to be there.All folks have to do is it place them by GEO guidelines and it will make life a lot better for the property owners.
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Re: Geocaches on MCPARC Website

Postby Rock_Rat on Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:24 am

Good job indeed.
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