OPEN LETTER TO CHUCK WALLA
Since most of my geocaches are out in the national forest, they likely do not meet your exacting standards. Out of 42 caches you have archived five, a pretty high percentage.
The last time I tried to place a new geocache, you decided that your software was more accurate than my on the ground measurement of the distance to a railroad and you did not allow the cache, even though I have been placing quality caches for years, it is obvious that a new standard now applies.
The area in question is being developed by the national forest as a recreation area and there is road construction as well as logging. All of which effect geocaches. The log truck traffic is probably as dangerous as railroad traffic, hence all of my geocaches are of a suspect nature.
The USFS has never issued a permit for any of my caches near the white eyed coyote cousin, they were there way before all of that came up. I feel that they are grandfathered in because my conversation with the district ranger indicated that they were ok because of no policy at the time. However I expect that your elevated standards may well disallow all of my geocaches, even though many have enjoyed them over the years.
I am currently geocaching up in Kansas, so I cannot do anything with my geocaches.
Please find below a list of my dangerous and substandard geocaches to facilitate your archiving of them. Delete them as your time permits.
You own 42 cache listing(s)
Blue Eyed Coyote Brothers Found: 11/16/2009
West End Found: 11/16/2009
N80A Found: 11/16/2009
53900 Found: 11/16/2009
N76B Found: 11/16/2009
52200 Found: 11/16/2009
82021 Found: 11/16/2009
East End Found: 11/15/2009
Cuttin' Firewood Found: 11/15/2009
Huckle Berry Patch Found: 11/15/2009
Lock Yer' Hubs Found: 11/15/2009
Tower Cache Found: 11/15/2009
Tha' Turnin' Point Found: 11/15/2009
Not Valet Parkin' Found: 11/15/2009
Barkin' up Found: 11/15/2009
Little Mountain Divide Found: 11/15/2009
Homestead Found: 11/15/2009
Trails Meet Found: 11/15/2009
Trash t' Treasure Found: 11/14/2009
Tram Line Found: 11/14/2009
Ed Banks Intersection Found: 10/24/2009
Hwy 278 Interior River Access Found: 10/24/2009
Tha' Lighthouse Found: 10/23/2009
Jot em' Down Found: 10/21/2009
Gold Buckle Dreams Found: 10/7/2009
Whiskey Peak Fire Tower Found: 9/6/2009
Dumpin' Found: 8/16/2009
Turquoise Mine Found: 8/4/2009
Turn West Found: 8/4/2009
Tin Horn Found: 8/4/2009
Not Mossy Oak Found: 8/4/2009
278/52600 Found: 6/20/2009
Sand Bar Intersection Found: 6/20/2009
Outhouse Mouse Found: 6/20/2009
Tha' Ramp Found: 6/20/2009
Movin' on down th' Line Found: 6/20/2009
Highway 246 River Access Found: 4/22/2009
White Eyed Coyote Cousin Found: 4/22/2009
Hwy. 278 Cut Off Found: 7/30/2008
STOGIE Found: 10/19/2006
Old School Found: 4/9/2006
Missouri Falls a Little Short Found: 7/12/2005
Re: OPEN LETTER TO CHUCK WALLA
Please note that, as the cache owner, you have the website rights - and the responsibility - to archive caches yourself if you can no longer maintain them, do not feel they meet the guidelines and requirements, or just want to do away with them. While I can archive the caches for you, in consideration of my already considerable workload reviewing new cache listings and monitoring long disabled caches, I respectfully ask that you archive these geocaches yourself.
Originally Posted by mountainborn
Geocaching.com Volunteer Cache Reviewer
P. S. I am puzzled why you chose to use a public forum to convey this information to me, as a personal email would have been more appropriate. I request that you - and others - use email in the future to contact me regarding issues with your geocaches or those of others.