Getting Approval for Caches In the Ozark National Forest
I was just wondering if anybody could give me a feel for how difficult and lengthy a process it is to have caches approved by the National Forest Service in the Ozark National Forest. I have been working with the Mark Twain National Forest Rangers up here in Missouri for almost 3 months in getting two caches approved. They keep telling me that everything looks good, but that the "specialist" needs to review them before I get the final go ahead to publish them. For about two months they keep telling me to check back "next week". I feel like I'm getting the run around.
Does anybody have any experiences working with the folks at the Ozark National Forest? How easy are they to work with and get caches approved? I have read the requirements and have a copy of the permit application, and it seems pretty quick and straight forward. I am hoping to publish some nice long hiking caches in the northern part of the state. I absolutely love that part of the state, especially around the Pedestal Rocks/Kings Bluff area.