How do you go about adopting a cache that is in dire need of maintenance but in which the owner has not been active on GC.com for 3 years and is not responding to log entries stating the cache needs help?
I sent an email to the cache owner but have not gotten a reply yet and am not sure I will.
If I do not hear back, what is the next step?
I suppose I could just replace the cache w/ a waterproof (log only)container and keep the cache on my watchlist so I can keep track of it myself if the owner isn't geocaching anymore. I also realize I could probably place another cache the required distance from this cache but I haven't been to this location yet myself. I planning on hiking there in a few weeks and would like to either replace the existing container or place a whole new cache up there. while I am there. I have never adopted a cache and not sure how to go about it if the cache owner isn't responding.