Surfer Joe's Geocaching Waypoint
I am the Geocaching.com Volunteer Cache Reviewer responsible for the state of Minnesota. If you need to contact me, the best way is via the email address at the bottom of this page or via my geocaching.com profile.
The following tips, if followed, will help get your cache published as soon as possible:
- Read, understand, and follow the geocaching.com guidelines. This seems obvious but it is apparent that many folks skip this step even though they must check a box saying they have done so when submitting their caches.
- Be aware of the various land management issues within Minnesota that regulate or restrict geocaching.
- Click on the various map links (google maps, mapquest, etc.) on your cache page.
- Do the maps show the cache in the location you think they should? If not, you may have accidently typed in the wrong coordinates.
- Do the maps show the cache to be near railroad tracks that are no longer there? If so, tell me in a reviewer note that the tracks are no longer there.
- If not in the cache description, tell me in a reviewer note what kind of land the cache is located on (city park, county park, state forest, etc.) It isn't always obvious from looking at the maps!
- Is your cache a multi-cache or puzzle cache? If so, report all of the coordinates of the additional stages or puzzle solution using the "additional waypoints" feature.
- Is your cache on private property? If so, be sure your description prominently states so and gives the name of the person who granted permission.
- Be sure that the "Yes, this listing is active" check box on the submittal form is left unchecked until you are ready to have the cache reviewed. Then be sure it is checked when it is ready so that the submittal will appear in the review queue.
- Read, understand, and follow the geocaching.com guidelines. Yes, I know that I'm repeating myself!
Surfer Joe - surferjoe(at)bitatatime(dot)net
Last updated on July 20, 2006.