Date: Mon, 5 May 2008
Subject: Barheet contacting IowaAdmin from Geocaching.com
Hey there. I recently submitted 3 caches for approval in Pammel Park, near Winterset. I wasn't aware that I needed the director's approval before placing caches there. I contacted the local director who said not to place anything there. Here are the reasons he gave me:
1. They don't know what people would place inside the caches and don't want any inappropriate items in the parks.
2. They want to place their own caches for educational purposes.
He said they wanted to be able to control what was in the caches. I'm not sure how they'd do that, unless they made it just a local scavenger hunt or something. He also says Pammel is not a state park anymore and is managed by the county.
Anyway, just thought I'd let you know what happened for future reference. I will remove the caches and archive the listings. Thanks!
Thursday, May 08, 2008
The Caches of Madison County
Here's information about geocaching in Pammel Park in Madison County. (And for those of my readers who live outside Iowa, yes, it's THAT Madison County.) My thanks to Barheet for giving me permission to publish his email here.