Life as a Geocacher

Caching and Reviewing

This is made up of stories from my caching and my reviewing.  It is a collection of those along with comments and thoughts.  Photos, and maps of some adventures and lists of some of the oldest caches.

Getting Events Published

I thought I would take the moment to talk about events.  What is expected and what is required for getting it listed.

There is a good portion of people that love events, another group avoid them like the plague.  I have made a few errors lately and would like to point these out here, to help cut down on error is the future.  If you have any questions please email me.  I have no problem helping out.  If you are not in Utah, don't toss anything my way, but check with your local reviewer.  Things should be the same, but some see the same rules differently.

1-No cache hunts.

You cannot set up an event to look for a cache.  Nowadays every event cache has a cache near it, and we understand that you like to go after them.  I would even expect everyone to grab the caches in a park, or along a hike, but you cannot list the caches in the area, or on the hike.  If you want to set up a cache hunt so that you are not hiking alone, do so in the UTAG forums please.

2-Stacking Events.

Do not run events back to back in the same area to get additional smileys.  If the same people will be attending both events the new one will not be listed.   Having a meet and greet and a CITO, please stretch them apart time wise and/or distance.  Some of this is to prevent pirating of event attendees.  If I have to choose between PeanutsParents event in Provo and 2 and Jac0bs Cito in Orem and 2 one will not be listed. 

3-CITO is not a flash mob

CITO has a specific purpose.  Cleaning an area.  Showing up, and spending 15-20 minutes is not really a CITO.  In this case you should point out times you will be cleaning up, if they need to bring trash bags, and how much time it may take.

4-MEGA

Megas are not awarded unless 500 cachers are signed up for your event, or there is a proven history.  You should start well in advance.  Normally caches are listed 3 months out, but if you think it is special or has special needs (camping reservations, or vendors scheduling attendance) let me know and it can be listed up to six months in advance.   If you get enough people in the log books it can be changed later.  It hast to be primarily a caching event.  If you have 30 cachers and 500 others walk in most likely they will not change the event.

5-Sponsors. 

You can have a sponsor on the cache page of your event. It cannot have a link or a .com address.  But Pizzas brought to you by Peters Pizzaria is ok.

Once again if you have a question please contact me.  Most event caches can be worked out, and the problems with them solved.

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