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Geocaching In The National Parks

It's against the rules to geocache in the National Parks -- they have a policy that does not allow geocaching. That's a shame, but it's what they think is the best policy to ensure the preservation of the National Parks. I'm sure what they're most concerned about is people going off the trails and trampling the plant life, creating new paths, etc. Most geocachers are responsible enough to keep from doing that, but I guess the NPS folks figure "better safe than sorry."

What you can do, however, is create a travel bug whose goal it is to visit National Parks. That's exactly what I did with my newly created National Parks Passport travel bug. It's goal is to collect passport cancellation stamps from all of the National Parks. I got the idea from a travel bug that my dad recently found. I thought it was a really cool idea, so I copied it. I plan to release the TB sometime in the next few weeks. I really think it will be neat to see this bug run around and collect passport cancellations, especially if the geocachers that find it take pictures of the stamps and/or the parks they visit with it.

As part of creating the travel bug, I really enjoyed using the macro lens on the camera to take close-up pictures of the cancellation stamp. I used it for both the travel bug and for the NPS Passport Cancellation Station waymark at Guilford Courthouse NMP.

America The Beautiful / We Shall Overcome - O'Landa Draper's Associates - MLK Mix

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sidelobe
Jan. 28th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)
You gonna post this in geocaching?
drmellow
Jan. 28th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
Heh. Good idea.
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