Copy of a note I posted on Veteran's Cache Page
- There was a NO FIND post today for Veteran's Cache -- the oldest cache
in the entire Central Coast -- from a conscientious finder who was
scared off by the NO TRESPASSING signs. We're not the owners of this
cache but have been guardian angels of it from time to time, and below
is the note I posted to the cache page.
Matt (Alt of AltDotAir)
note about the NO TRESPASSING signs.
The city of Monterey got a permanent easement on the use of this green
space by the public three decades ago when it allowed the development
above the trail in question. This allows the public to walk around
this area as an extension of the park's greenway, including the area
where the cache is.
Part of the homeowner's association is in a dispute with the City of
Monterey about who pays for the maintenance and fire-control brush
cutbacks of this particular stretch of greenway. The matter is in a
lawsuit right now, and the city is extremely likely to win. However,
as a sort of "in your face" move, the homeowner's assocation put up
"no trespassing" signs in the area for which there is a dispute. These
signs are, to the best of my knowledge, completely illegal, and the
local residents below the hill have virtually all complained to the
city about them. Off the record, the city officials tell us the signs
are going to go ASAP and they're just as annoyed as we are, but on the
record, they can't comment because of the pending litigation. The
"ASAP" is apparently as soon as the lawsuit makes its way through the
Is it trespassing? NO. Is it obvious to the gentle impact cacher? No.
My applause to the cachers who are being respectful of the signs. IMHO
-- fwiw, and take that with whatever grain of salt you must -- these
NO TRESPASSING signs are just as illegal and annoying as graffitti,
and should be given considerably less attention. So, I say, go and
find this cache, which is the oldest one in the entire central coast.
The likelihood of your being arrested for trespassing is (again, IMHO
fwiw) certainly close to nil.
- Hi Matt,
Thanks for looking out for this cache and for posting the note. Let us know the outcome of
the issue whenver it happens.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Matthew Wall" <wallmatt@...> wrote:
> There was a NO FIND post today for Veteran's Cache -- the oldest cache
> in the entire Central Coast -- from a conscientious finder who was
> scared off by the NO TRESPASSING signs. We're not the owners of this
> cache but have been guardian angels of it from time to time, and below
> is the note I posted to the cache page.
> Matt (Alt of AltDotAir)