Re: READY TO STASH A CACHE
- Hi ca_bicycler,
That sounds great, but unfortunately there is an Emergency
Moratorium on all new Geocache placements on the Fort Ord BLM area.
To place a cache on the BLM portion of the old Fort Ord reservation,
would require specific permission of the Project Manager, Eric
Morgan who oversees the management of the Public Lands for the BLM
District Office based out of Hollister. I hate to discourage you,
but chances are slim that he would grant permission, but you can
give him a call and give it a try. As I always say, the squeeky
wheel gets the oil :)
To kind of complicate matters with the BLM issue, is the recent
acquisition of lands sorrounding the Western portion of the BLM
Lands by the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) as part of an ESCA
aggreement with the Army. Under the ESCA (I can't remember off the
top of my head right now what that clever acronym stands for), the
FORA will gain title of lands basically from General Jim Moore Blvd
on one side and Intergarrison on the other, that abutt up against
the BLM Lands, ostensibly to take over the remaining clean up of
unexploded ordinance (aka explosives) that are still left over from
the old Army Base days. This process, presumeably, will take nearly
seven years to complete. All Geocaches in the affected area have
been Archived per FORA request.
I don't know how far afield you want to go, but two other bike
friendly parks that you might consider would be Soquel Demo Forest
and Henry Coe State Park. Both Parks are relatively remote and
still have a fair amount of room to place caches.
Best of luck,
--- In email@example.com, "ca_bicycler" <ca_bicycler@...> wrote:
> Interested in hiding my first cache.
> Preferred area would be BLM Public Lands on old Fort Ord.
> Do I need specific permission or is there a blanket approval?
> Are there other recommended areas?
> I am most interested in locations with low co-efficient of hassle.
> get more than enough contact with bureaucratic machinery whilst at
> workplace. So looking for bureaucracy-free recreation.
> BLM lands are also favoured because I can get there on my bicycle
> without dealing with too many hostile motorists. More exercise
> and less carbon emissions...