HOW THE HAG HAPPENS

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THE HAG RIDES AGAIN …

Welcome to the start of HAG XVIII. This year’s HAG theme is PHOBIAS!

Here’s the Plan:-

The Hiding

can begin any time after November 7th  which is the requisite 90 days before we want the caches published (February 5th, 2022) so if you would like to hide HAG caches (no pressure) they can be submitted any time       from November 7th until Saturday, January 15th (21 days before the publication date).

Important reminders:-HAG XVIII CACHE PLACEMENT HELP SHEET 

There have been some changes in the cache review process. The following is to help cachers provide the information now required by reviewers.Following this format does not guarantee your cache will be published as there may be other issues that may require resolution, such as proximity conflicts.

TITLE

Please include  HAG XVIII at the END of your title:

eg   SPIDERS – HAG XVIII (uppercase “eye”s, not “one”s)

INCLUDE IN THE DESCRIPTION OF YOUR CACHE:-

Hints: To help reduce damage to an area, please include a useful hint. Hints such as “a typical hide” is not a useful hint.

NOTES FOR THE REVIEWERS ARE NOW REQUIRED FOR ALL CACHES.

The note should include the following info:-

· Describe your container in detail. (i.e. medium size rectangular, L&L, and has Geocache written on the outside and contact information inside it; or a birdhouse hanging from a branch with a wire loop.)

· Describe how your cache is hidden (for example, under a pile of sticks 3m from an established trail, or zap strapped to a branch.)

· Is your cache a Mystery Cache? If so, you must describe the method for solving it clearly. This information will be deleted before your cache is published.

· Is your cache on private property? If so let the reviewer know and provide them with the land owner’s or manager’s contact information.

· If your cache is in a Provincial Park let the reviewer know that you have read the BC Parks Policy (https://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/geocaching_policy.pdf ) and your cache is in compliance.
If your cache is in a C.R.D. Park let the Reviewer know that you have read the C.R.D. Parks Policy
( https://www.crd.bc.ca/docs/default-source/parks-pdf/geocaching-in-crd-regional-parks-guidelines.pdf?sfvrsn=0 ) and your cache is in compliance.

· Please read the guidelines before entering your cache information in GC.com. https://www.geocaching.com/about/guidelines.aspx

· Add in the Reviewer Note: This is a HAG XVIII cache. Please publish it on Saturday February 5th 2022

Note: You will not hear from a reviewer unless there is a problem with your cache.

The Hunting

NB. IMPORTANT. PLEASE READ.

 PLEASE note in your log if you are FTF, Even if you don’t care, it’s very helpful for us, when we tally up the stats. If there is a group of you hunting SEVERAL CACHER NAMES (as a team) can claim the FTF, but then the FTF stat won’t count for the individuals on the team.

If you come across a brilliant Camo job, Puzzle cache, Log, Night cache, Trail series, Multi cache or Evil cache (tricky, frustrating or whatever) please send us your nominees for those Trophies. Have a Blast out there.

The Bash

The HAG BASH Event cache won’t be published until early in December, but we’re hoping (if the COVID situation allows) to be able to have it in person once again at the 6 Mile Pub, on Saturday evening, March 5th. And again this year children and youth will be welcome to come to the Bash too. The 6 Mile Pub now has  a restaurant license so bring the whole family; (just say how many of you in your “will attend” log so the Pub puts out enough chairs).

Watch for an announcement, though, if we have to resort to a virtual event again!

HAPPY HAG, EVERYONE.