View Full Version : Geocaching Dreams and Wishes

08-07-2012, 10:24 AM
Since we moved to Hot Springs Village 3 years ago, we have been working behind the scenes to have geocaches placed in this gated community. Working through the new HSV General Manager, we have hopes to release a limited number of caches through the Hot Springs Village Marketing Department around September 7. This is a start. It has been difficult to change a mindset to allow geocachers access to the Village. We have our fingers crossed to open up a whole new world of geocaching one of these days.

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08-07-2012, 10:57 AM
how would we be able to gain access to the village?

08-07-2012, 11:03 AM
That's great, Ron and Meribeth!!!! Are you going to put one in your front yard!!?? Ha!

08-07-2012, 11:26 AM
Goff Family wrote: how would we be able to gain access to the village?
The information will be part of each geocache's description.

08-07-2012, 04:40 PM
Great news. Thanks for working on this!

08-08-2012, 07:24 AM
A very special that you to you both for the amount of WORK that this has required. I am very surprised that they have given in, but will be glad to grab the smileys. Thanks!

08-08-2012, 08:44 PM
I have been meaning to inquire about this, as I have found myself playing on the lake this summer. I have been hesitant to seek the caches in the village proper (behind the gates), fearing I was somehow trespassing. How should we outsiders properly go about caching behind the gates?

08-08-2012, 10:06 PM
There are none inside the village right now Cooder. I know Ron & Maribeth have been working on this for a while. Am glad to see they were more persistent than I was. I gave up pretty quickly with my route. Will be interesting to see how they will agree to let this happen.

08-09-2012, 08:23 AM
The ones that currently "look" as if they are in the Village are actually on public roads that are not part of the village.

08-09-2012, 11:01 PM
Do they have a "manned" gate area? If so I would think one could get a "geocaching pass" similar to a visitor pass or something. If it's unmanned, I could see a premium cache containing gate codes/pass to allow one to enter. Which is why I figure they are working closely with the manager. Good Luck on that one!

08-16-2012, 09:34 AM
162mbl looking at first geocaache placement location in Hot Springs Village

08-16-2012, 10:19 AM
That is awesome! Thank you RKLMBL for all the time and effort you have put into getting HSV open to cachers. Can't wait to come down and hunt, NW & RBG

08-16-2012, 09:36 PM
That will be Great! My In-Laws live down there so we will have a place to stay when we come down to "cache the village".
Thank you all so much for being incredible ambassadors for our sport/hobby/addiction!

09-07-2012, 11:11 AM
I just saw where 7 caches got published in the village. I can't wait to go down and find them. Looks like a lot of hard work went into getting this going. Thanks RKLMBL for persevering to get this done.

09-07-2012, 06:25 PM
YEAH! Hard work pays off! Thanks, rklmbl!
Glad to see geocaches allowed in Hot Springs Village.

09-09-2012, 12:14 AM