I will remove and archive mine as well. Too bad the world is full of short sighted individuals that make rules for the rest of us. I know my caches have brought many people to visit that would have otherwise never ventured to the area. You would think they would want to encourage the type of people that will routinely pick up others trash (CITO). Perhaps we should petition the state to embrace geocaching, there are more than enough of us to make a difference.
While trying to organize a CITO on State Trust Land, we were informed that Geocaching is NOT an authorized recreation on State Trust Land.
I will be sending out as an email to some friends as well as archiving all my caches on state land within the next two weeks.
I was directed to re-read my application for permit:
The Permittee shall not cause any refuse or allow any other foreign objects to be deposited on State Trust Land.
Geocaching is not allowed on State Trust Land. Anyone can call the State Environmental Resources & Trespass office @ 602 542-2119 and ask to speak with Jody Latimer, Bill Webster or Ken Lamb if they have questions.
I was told by Ken that in 2007 when he took over the web page there was no reference to Geocaching and never will be because it is covered in the application as leaving behind forien objects.
He (Ken) also tells me they have tried to contact Groundspeak many times but have not received a response.
So. I am archiving my caches with a note and it will go from there, however Groundspeak decides to act on it.
I will be picking up my containers as I can and will remove any found logs after the date of this posting.
Hopefully Groundspeak can make out some sort of an arrangement with the State Land Office, but from the talking to I got, I doubt it will happen.
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