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  1. Oddly, I'm safer in converse compared to hikingboots. My ankles are totally hypermobile, and in over 40 years of dealing with that my body has learned to use my foot muscles to compensate. If I wear boots, or other shoes in which I can't move my muscles as I'm used to I just fall over sideways. My feet are also so trained to 'feeling' the ground and reacting to uneven things that thick soles make me feel kind of foot-blind. I still wear the boots on higher terrain hikes, but it's not my preference. Mind you, when I do sprain my ankle (I do that more often) then it hurts for a few minutes and then all is fine again.
  2. Please see the image: Can reproduce, also happens when I disable addons. Firefox, one behind latest version in Win10.
  3. I might have bagged Moldova today.
  4. I've added Latvia to my list last week. For some reason, and despite Covid I've managed to visit three new countries this year. All with souvenirs, btw
  5. I would expect this to be true here in the Netherlands as well. But it isn't. Ethnic profiling or 'just' subconscious bias by government organizations, police, schools and universities, shops, hiring companies is totally a thing. There's a huge difference between what we think should be the ideal and what is the status quo. This is the summary of a survey done here a while ago. Use an online translator for it: https://eenvandaag.avrotros.nl/panels/opiniepanel/alle-uitslagen/item/geen-uitnodiging-voor-sollicitaties-en-een-lager-schooladvies-institutioneel-racisme-ook-in-nederla/
  6. When I was in Utah I went to find an Earthcache on the edge of a village overlooking a river. When I was done I was approached by a policeman. We had a lovely chat about the nice views and the geology. A day later, back in a nearby national park I met a guy who did the same cache a few days earlier. Turns out he was approached by the same policeman, but there was no friendly chat. The policeman was actually acting quite threateningly. Now imagine there's a black cacher doing the same. How do you think the policeman will react? Like he did with me, a superwhite woman? Like the guy, another white dude? Differently?
  7. Yes, I tend to see it like that as well. Where do you draw the line? If you arrive at gz and see the cache is in a tree or underneath a bridge and you don't feel confident to climb it: is that a dnf? What about the last 100m to the cache require walking over a 30cm wide 'path' with a 50m drop to one side? (on that note, I nearly gave up on a cache on a plateau with a 650m drop, but then found a kind of safe route to it. Would have been a dnf for me if I'd given up). If 100m is still a dnf, then is 200m of high terrain? 500m? etc?
  8. I was just about to write the same. Similar to 'all lives matter' people?
  9. Well, it was a T4.5 for the tough hike, and D3 for hidden underneath a random rock among a field of rocks. But I never got to the end. I think overall people are a bit too scared to write DNFs, also in relation with the cache score and reviewers 'lurking'. But that's beside the point for this cache.
  10. Nothing bad. Just a combination of strenuous hike, high temperatures and ice-cold spring water I guess. My belly complained. A lot. It was still a fab hike, and on the way down again I collected waypoints for a new EarthCache.
  11. Wonderful log! I was thinking along these lines, though less poetic
  12. I went on a hike yesterday specifically to find one certain cache. I got sick along the way and didn't manage to hike the last 2km with another 300m of elevation over just 1km. I have to make up my own mind of this, but what would you log? Nothing, as you never made it to the cache? A note to at least have this as part of your caching history? A DNF as you specifically hiked 1000m up in 30C heat for this one cache? A found just because you deserve it? I'm tempted to go for the DNF here, but am curious how you would chose.
  13. Yes, all worked smoothly. Apart from picking up the cache right at the border. I simply forgot it on the way back. But anyway, I saw some truly amazing Hellenic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman ruins, and got two caches in Albania.
  14. Ah, interesting! Makes sense how you explain it. I don't often use this log method. I mainly use it now as I only have 1mbps internet speed max and the old logging page just works much, much better with slow speeds. This, and I prefer it for uploading photos.
  15. With a lot of luck and a covid test tonight I might be able to add Albania to my map tomorrow, coming from Greece. Tours to Albania are currently not going but I found an Albanian guide with car that will pick me up at the border. Borders are open, paperwork done. I asked guide for a test and will provide the same despite being vaccinated.
  16. I read it in the email a few days ago and thought: Oh great, I'll be doing some high T mountain hiking caches before this starts. Bugger. Then I realized I don't even need this. So I guess I'll hide the souvenirs as usual the moment they arrive.
  17. When I post a new log using the old method, submit, see a spelling mistake and edit it from there then the form is empty. I onlyget my old log when I go to the cache page and edit the log from there. Actually, attempting to edit the log right after submitting it brings me to the 'post a new log' page.
  18. Good one. How do I see the firmware? I bought it second-hand and never updated the firmware. I suppose the previous owner didn't either as they sold it because it was too complicated for them
  19. No, not in my case. I don't use the GPS very often, and when I do I delete the old files as there are often 100s, if not more km between batches of caches. It just gets too confusing.
  20. No, I was loading both, as usual. I loaded a pocket query on the GPS at the end of June last, and all worked. Now I got all caches as wps, and the cache folder on the GPS was empty. I deleted everything and reloaded, but same result. Going via GSAK and exporting the database as .gpx worked. Seriously odd!
  21. Ok, I managed to get everything via GSAK via the pocket query import. Phew. Ok.. so basically loading the pocket query into GSAK gives me the caches and additional wps/parking coords. From there I can export it as .gpx loading the pocket query directly from geocaching results in all caches displayed as wps. That's odd. Can someone test whether that's a bug on my site, or on geocachings? I don't want to file a bug report just yet.
  22. See title. Currently preparing a trip. I've not updated the GPS firmware. All caches from a pocket query suddenly get loaded as waypoints/parking coords and not as caches anymore. Anyone know what's going on? Did GS mess with pocket queries, and how can I fix this problem quickly? I have all caches in a bookmark list, in cachly as well, and I have GSAK where the caches are not loaded into yet. I guess going via either cachly (if it has a .gpx export) or via gsak is the way to go. Not sure how to create a .gpx cache and parking file in GSAK. Pointers please
  23. I've done substantial hikes to caches that were found shortly before. Only to find out the cache was missing. This annoys me. It's not that I need to find every cache, but if I do a big detour then it's annoying to not know it's missing.
  24. I send an email via the site to a reviewer, and every special character was not encoded correctly. Here's a little snipped:
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