The article in question also was picked up by discussion site slashdot.org.
Below is one persons response.
aka The Diver
The article is heavily drama. I am a geocacher that knows two of the people
mentioned in the article. When they say "Three park officials walk up. Will
they kick him out? Not today," they're referring to Washington County Park
Officials that not only allow geocaching, but promote it as well. Drama,
Nola Cutts, mentioned in the article, said this:
"LOL -- You know what? I talked for the better part of an hour with this
reporter about my philosophy of "leave no trace" and my "trash out"
activities and the progress MnGCA [Minnesota Geocaching Association] was
making with having people pick up garbage on the trails and how I thought
geocaching was environmentally friendly in that regard..... You have all
heard this from me before
Toward the end of the interview we were JOKING about how my husband hates
to geocache and how I hate to fly fish. So what quote does he use, my speech
about recycling or fly fishing? AAAAKKKKK!"
They chose to make an almost faticious battle between the parks and the
unknown techno-nature-hippies instead of talking about how interesting
Geocaching is, and not only that, but most Geocachers that I know of in the
Twin Cities, and I know that most with the Minnesota Geocaching Association
also help clean up city, county and state parks during caching trips. I'm
dissapointed the article was even made, and even more so that it's on
The reporter failed to mention that the MN DNR is working on a plan for
Geocaching in State Parks as well.
On a final note, that is my visi.com they found mentioned in the 2nd to last
Thread about article with the MN Geocaching Association:
Thread about relations with MN DNR with the MN Geocaching Association:
Cache that was visited in the article:
Ian Stevens' Geocaching Profile (King Boreas) - the main cacher in the
article - also an interesting note that he has *placed* more caches than any
----- Original Message -----
From: "Candy Lind" <candylind@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 10:43 AM
Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Why it's important to work with Land
> Here is a link Trey sent me to an article about the problems
> geocachers in MN are facing; it will happen here sooner or later if
> we don't make sure the Land Managers know us and know what we are
> We are lucky to have many land managers in TX on our side already ...
> but it is something we need to constantly keep in mind!
> Happy Trails!
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