In wild parts of Central Oregon, geocaches are out | 101 KXL

In wild parts of Central Oregon, geocaches are out

Written by Jim Ferretti on April 24, 2014
www.canyonman.org

BEND, Ore. (AP) – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is trying to get geocaches removed from wilderness and environmentally sensitive areas in Central Oregon.

Geocaches are the containers at the end of high-tech treasure hunts undertaken by hobbyists.

They use GPS devices or smartphones to track down the caches, which can contain log books, toys or knick-knacks. Typically, geocachers take something and leave something in the caches.

The Bend Bulletin reports the bureau has a policy nationwide to get man-made objects out of wilderness areas. That avoids paths getting beaten to popular caching sites.

In Central Oregon, bureau officials are working with geocachers to remove 84 containers, some seasonally.

Geocachers will be allowed to use virtual caches, which have coordinates leading to a particular rock, tree or vista.

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1 reply to “In wild parts of Central Oregon, geocaches are out

  1. Trevor

    These geocaches are on land bought by US taxpayers, maybe we can use virtual catches like the government wants, but in return the government use virtual taxes to buy these lands.

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