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Re: Boxes in North GA mountains?
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2819 by KitCat
Mar 10, 2005 5:49am
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Q. why are there not more boxes planted in North GA, particularly in the mountains?

A. I too have thought of this. I actually lived in the mountains for a few years and know of several wonderful places. But, I also know the extensive hiks to get to most of them! And, keeping a proper check on any box I place would require more time than I am willing to give right now. I do have one up there but when my son graduates from college it will be pulled and replanted closer to Atlanta.

The parks service people up there are usually great. They don't usually bother people. But, there is a lot of hunting up there and a lot of bear, deer and other wild life. While the animals are in other places we hide box's at, I am all too knowledgeable with the extent of the bears in the mountains. And, I personally don't want to meet up with them again any time soon!

My humble opinion.

CR
Re: Boxes in North GA mountains?
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2819 by KitCat
Mar 10, 2005 9:18pm
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I know there is at least one geocache somewhere on a trail where I'd like to plant, since we met some cachers hiking there when we went to scout a location. But I realize it's presence doesn't necessarily mean boxing is "allowed".


Geocaching polices itself much tighter than letterboxing does. If there is a known rule against geocaching in a certain park, or type of park, then neither the website moderators nor the local associations would allow that cache to be listed, nor remain in place.

That goes double in Georgia, where the local geocachers association polices themselves as strictly as anyone. If there is a geocache along a trail that you're looking at, then it's allowed by that land manager's rules and you can plant there too.
Re: Boxes in North GA mountains?
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2819 by KitCat
Mar 12, 2005 6:24pm
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Thank you, everyone, for the helpful comments!! It's sounding like there's a good chance I can place boxes in some of our favorite spots without undue fear of breaking the rules. Good! Now I just need to scout more spots and write some clues. Carving will be the fun part! (As if it's not all cool!) Don't hold your breath, because I barely have time to hunt boxes these days, but I am looking forward to providing some more reasons to visit the mountains. :)

I know the distance from here and the hikes involved will mean I can't check them as often as I would otherwise, but I think I will still be able to get up there fairly often. I love boxes that involve a lovely, but break-a-sweat sort of hike. We tend to box in single and double finds, rather than trying to pack a ton into one trip. Guess that's why we're still only at F13! :)

I plan on providing a heads-up about bears and hunters in my clues, but thank you for the reminder! I have to remember that lots of boxers may not have a lot of experience with the area.

Ooh, I'm getting all excited about placing, now. Wonder if I should start with a local box, just to get my feet wet?
KitCat