"GC Scout" <>
Sent: 6/16/2001 10:14:12 PM

Re: [gpsstash] Approach Codes, Enjoy!!

Randy Hall said:
>A proactive stance before a bad reputation develops may be wise.

Randy, your email offers good advice for those who enjoy geocaching.
Favorably influencing public opinion, especially that of the land managers,
would benefit geocaching. To do that you need to try to understand how
*they* think, not necessarily how we on this list think.

Matt's geocaching code of ethics is a great step in the right direction. If
I could, I would reduce it to two points:

1. Whether you are placing or seeking a cache, always get permission from
the land-owner before entering their property.

2. Do not place or seek a cache in an environmentally sensitive location.

But I fear that what we are seeing on this list is not really about
geocaching at all. We are seeing strong feelings on two different issues.
Environmentalism is one of them. And government regulation of land is
another. Geocaching just happens to be the proximate cause of the argument.
Which is why nothing that happens to geocaching, good or bad, is likely to
end this particular argument.
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