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  1. Look at this log on Firestone: GC78 in Marin County, California; Firestone log These cachers deserve an award, providing this is genuine...
  2. Two of my caches were recently logged by a couple of cachers named Moaning Minnie and Pinkfoot6f. I guess they are from Scotland. Their logs on both caches were exactly the same- "A nice quick find. TFTC", which made me suspicious, because one is a puzzle cache that is anything but easy and quick. Today I checked the logs, and, of corse, their signatures were not there. Who should I notify? What should I do, other than erasing their logs on my caches? Huntnlady
  3. I make ladybug magnets and micro ladybugs. They are painted rocks. It takes twelve steps to make a ladybug magnet, starting with finding the right size and shape rocks, washing them in my dishwasher, the different steps of painting and letting the acrylic paint dry between colors, sealing them with clear laquer, and finally gluing on the magnet. Micro ladybugs are only 10 steps. Truly a labor of love, but all the local cachers have coveted my ladybugs. When I found my first dozen caches, I put in obsidian arrowheads that I had flaked. I wonder where they are now.
  4. My TB, Sparky is slow but steady as the race is now in 2008. I have noticed that the end point cache has been archived, however. I suggest a neutral ammo box cache in San Jose. Might ask Marky and Joani about a good ammo box that will last.
  5. As former owner of Top of the Watershed and Fill in the Blanks, I'd like to add my vote to BRING BACK LOCATIONLESS CACHES
  6. You are probably not going to believe this... I am very allergic to poison oak, but for about the past dozen years I found that I can go into it with complete abandon. It is all because I've started eating it whenever I get near it. I first heard about this from my grandmother who said the Indians didn't get poison oak because they were always working with it (the roots make black rows for their baskets) and eating the berries. She talked about the half-whites that were suseptible to it and how they'd avoid getting the rash by eating it from when the leaves first appeared in spring, until it went leafless in the winter. It was many years until I worked up the courage to try it, but after a particularly bad bout of the rash and going to the emergency room with face so swollen that my eyes were shut, I resolved to try it. When I got over the rash, I went out of the woods, nervously pinched a small leaf off, put it on my tongue and swallowed it with some water. I went out to the woods almost every day for a month and repeated the procedure. I never got the rash, and my immunity lasted for the year. That was 12 years ago. Now I just eat it whenever I go out in the woods. I was involved in a student project in a poison oak infested area this spring, and I was the only student on the project not to get a rash. The other students saw me eating the leaves and they were horrified, but I couldn't get anyone else to try it even after I was the only one with clear skin. This summer I was on a ranch clearing roads of vegetation and making brush piles for small game. I had many times when I would bring down a branch covered with poison oak and it would scratch across my sweat-covered arms or brush down my face. No rash happened. This fall, the best blind position I could find for bowhunting was right in a patch of poison oak beside a deer trail. It didn't matter to me, I just nibbled on the nearest leaf once or twice a day. It works.
  7. I'm with Tsegi Mike. Why should I have to go through extra steps not to see adult rated material? Keep it kid friendly and family oriented.
  8. For years Geocaching has been saying that there was a moratorium on new Locationless caches. Existing locationless caches were grandfathered in. Now you've come up with a way to do away with Locationless caches altogether. It is veiled in the new guise of Waymarking, but it will become as seperate from caches as a benchmark- maybe even more so, since benchmarks are counted on your cache tally. I don't like it, and neither will the 35 watchers of my Locationless cache either.
  9. Please, Jeremy? People have enjoyed logging it. Doesn't it deserve to be in a category?
  10. Well, to tell the truth it is sort of an existing cache. Top of the Watershed, GCGYH7 is an existing virtual that can be logged as a locationless. But it has not been invited to Waymarking. I would like it to be included in Waymarking. Does that mean that the location at the original top of the watershed will no longer be logged as a cache?
  11. No way- too many. Way more than yellow jeeps. And as a Baptist, I do not want to be lumped in with a Catholic as a Christian. Sorry, but as different as our beliefs are, I find that offensive.
  12. I'm just as confused as you are. Will this go on my count of caches? Will locationless caches that I've already logged now become waymarks? Will Waymarking become as seperated from geocaching as benchmarking is? That might be a good thing.
  13. A watershed is a geographic area that contains all of the rivulets and streams that drain into a river, river system, or other body of water. The ridge of that divides the two watersheds is called a water parting. Ok, now that it is defined, how do I create the subcategory on Waymarking? Like it says in the email, after I reply will I be given instructions and the secret handshake and the key to the clubhouse?
  14. I have the locationless cache Fill in the Blanks. Just how the heck am I going to categorize something like that?
  15. Always nice to get a log telling you that someone has found one of your caches. Here are three of my favorites: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LU...36-953feb7ecd25 This fellow had been living in the area 45 years and never knew this beach was there: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LU...23-f323ea89a5ab And last but not least: June 18, 2003 by 24/7 (199 found) WOW!! again, HUNT LADY.. I don’t know what you do in your spare time? But I have to say we will never catch up to you if you hang out up here! I sure am glad that we brought allot of water we sure did need it!! Also make sure you bring pants!(we wore shorts) Put them on after you cross the creek. You will need them to protect from the stickers and bushes! Another thing make sure you bring a friend no one will believe what you went through to find this cache. The trail is heavily marked with GEOcache ribbons to help guild the way. The Parrot was a nice sight! Although he looked like he just hit a tree and broke his wing.Once you get to the stove and running stream it is eazier and less POISON OAK! If you don’t cross the creek right by the ribbon. Go to the jeep road follow it for a minute then cut right the creek is tiny down there and less oak! We found old bikes, stoves, A little green shed With a cache in it(nice door knob I all most wanted to take it )I think some one use to live up here back in the day. COOL area. HUNT LADY you over did your self this time! We were 2nd to find this cache 1SARMAN bEAT us to this one to. This was our 3rd cache today. TOOK DEER antler, Pocket pliers & light stick LEFT= BUCK NAKED FURBY (my first TB)& $2 DOLLAR BILLS .............. PS. Thanks for the cache.........................................................Also I just got done reading about HIGH VOLTAGE. It’s SAD TO HERE WHEN THINGS LIKE THAT HAPPEN!! WE picked up that traveler from the GREEN BELLS also a very recommended sight! [last edit: 6/18/2003 11:12:13 PM PST] [last edit: 6/19/2003 9:55:34 AM PST] [last edit: 6/20/2003 6:24:52 PM PST] [view this log on a separate page] June 15, 2003 by XSARMan (388 found) Huntnlady, you did VERY GOOD. JUST WWOOONNNDDDEEERRRFFFUUULLL. This Cache gave me everything I needed today, with a second FTF today too. Don't take Huntnlady's precautions lightly. Everything she talked about was out in full force. I went loaded/sprayed for bear, and didn't regret it. I almost drank 80 ounces of water during this trek. First - the rope saved my behind. Then - I did take off my boots to cross the Creek. (This is especially rewarding on the way back) HA HA. The multi colored parrot looked a little out of place, but worked. Huntnlady did a great job marking the trail. I only had to go into the Man Tracking Mode a couple of times and that was because of my negligence. You know why they call it Man Tracking? “Because we don't ask for directions” Thank you for the Father's Day Gifts Huntnlady, I'll pass them on. If you want a good workout try this Cache on for size. Don't try this one if your out of shape. Tnx, Mac
  16. High-tech Easter egg hunt? No food is allowed in caches.
  17. Gee, what have you got against lady hunters? I quoted Magellan, gave my viewpoint, and asked for other viewpoints. Does that sound like complaining? What did I ever do to you?
  18. From the Magellan Meridian FAQ: "WAAS - What it is, do I need it, and can I turn it off? WAAS stands for Wide Area Augmentation System. This system is still experimental. The Meridian can pick up special WAAS satellites (shown by a "W" on the satellite screen) which transmits various correction factors. There are several ground stations in the US which pick up the GPS signals and calculate these correction factors. If you can pick up a WAAS signal, are relatively close to a ground station, and are in the open (no overhead obstructions), then WAAS may improve accuracy. Sometimes WAAS has been known to decrease accuracy. Turning WAAS off will at least insure more consistent accuracy, and may even help to improve battery life (WAAS calculations take a lot of processing power). To turn off WAAS, with the Meridian turned off, hold down GOTO and NAV and tap the PWR button. In a couple of seconds you should see a box pop up with "00" inside of it. At this point, release GOTO and NAV. Use the direction pad to change the "00" to a "03" and then press ENTER. A few boxes should pop up. Press ENTER to turn a "YES" to a "NO" (all boxes will change simultaneously). You may need to use the three-finger salute (simultaneously GOTO, ESC, and ENTER) to get the unit to turn off. Then, when you turn it back on the WAAS satellites should not be visible in the satellite screen. Note that the boot screen will still say "WAAS." I don't use it and I think I get better coordinates. Maybe I am not near any ground stations. I know my battery life is longer without it. What do you think about using WAAS with your GPSr?
  19. I moved the first group of firetacks, so the nightcache will start halfway down the avenue. I think the micro is worth doing. I don't have any micros under lamp skirts in WalMart parking lots. If you don't believe me, put the micro on your watchlist and read the comments for yourself- Under the Power Lines. When I asked to appeal the cache, I wrote up the appeal and asked Krypton to present it. Krypton refused, so according to the guidelines, I brought it to the forums. I still believe that the forums are an open, honest place where we can talk about all aspects of Geocaching. My posts were my opinion, and I accepted the flames as they came.
  20. Yes, I call this reviewer rude. I asked for a chance to appeal my case. The reviewer took the stand early on that "what I say goes, and that's that." There is no room for discussion with this reviewer, he or she is the great and all-powerful reviewer. When this same reviewer first came on the scene, I had five caches inactive in the remote Long Canyon of Napa County. Without reading that there had been a fire in the area, this reviewer put notes on all the cache pages to make them active or archive them because there were caches waiting to be approved in the area. This was an outright lie because it was winter and the whole area was inaccessible due to the creek running over the low water crossings on the road in. When I wrote to Krypton, he or she removed the notes, but never apologized for the inflammatory notes or the lie. I think this reviewer is rude. I miss Hemlock.
  21. I have a recently approved cache, GCPG9Y, Nightcaching- Star Clusters, which starts at the beginning of a long tree-lined walkway. It is a puzzle cache classification, and the actual cache location is one-half mile east of the start. At the same time I placed "Nightcaching", I also placed a micro, GCPG9Z, Under the Power Lines. The micro is hidden in a unique feature on a telephone pole, and is also the only place to park to walk across the street and start "Nightcaching". The microcache is only 138 feet from the start of "Nightcaching". I had planned to have this cache in place so that cachers could find the micro before going on to the other cache. I was not aware that there would be a proximity problem, because the nightcache is nowhere near the start, and there is nothing physical relating to the nightcache at the start. It is simply the place where the cacher starts his/her quest. I have traded over a half dozen emails with the reviewer, who insists that any part of a cache counts for the proximity rule. Under cache saturation, the Geocaching Listing Requirements read as follows: "The reviewers use a rule of thumb that caches placed within .10 miles (528 feet or 161 meters) of another cache may not be listed on the site. This is an arbitrary distance and is just a guideline, but the ultimate goal is to reduce the number of caches hidden in a particular area and to reduce confusion that might otherwise result when one cache is found while looking for another." This says to me that it the location of the cache itself that is important and that this is a guideline. Here is a copy of my last reply from the reviewer: You don't understand I have presented it and you either need to move the coordinates or the moicro enough said Krypton ----- Original Message ----- From: Huntnlady To: Krypton Sent: Saturday, July 02, 2005 2:28 PM Subject: Re: [GEO] Huntnlady contacting you from Geocaching.com You don't seem to understand. There is no first stage to the mystery cache. There is nothing at the starting coordinates. Just like other caches where the coordinates lead to the parking lot and say, "there cache is not there." I would like to present my case to your private forum. I don't feel that you have read the cache descriptions or understand the puzzle cache. Krypton <Kryptoncacher@sbcglobal.net> wrote: I just was discussing this and another one like it with the reviewers in our private forum and the agree that it is in fact too clost to be listed. We are back to the situation of moving the coordinates of the first stage of the mystery cache or not listing this. The call is now yours. If you need help with the coordinate change feel free to contact me
  22. Nuwati comes up with some good ideas. I agree that it should not be a sequel. Rocky2 was nowhere near as good as Rocky. Someday I am going to make the trip to North Carolina just to do Tube Torcher, and as soon as I can move without pain from that adventure I will hope to do the new adventure by Indianalee and Crotilusrex. Interesting that it took nine months for tube torcher to be born, by the way.
  23. I haven't been looking at the forums in quite a while (been busy with school), but I came up with this and wanted some feedback for my website: 10 rules on how to get good coordinates when hiding a cache: 1. Make sure that the batteries in your GPS receiver are at full power. Trying to squeeze the last of the power out of your old batteries will give you bad readings. 2. See how many satellites you are getting for your reception. If you do not have at least four full bars, your coordinates will not be reliable. 3. It is difficult to get a good reading under heavy tree cover. It may help to hold the receiver up high and take a reading. If you can't get enough satellites, you may be forced to hide it in a different location. If you are absolutely married to that location in heavy shade, take a reading out in the open and mention that it is offset by so many feet- you will also need an explicit hint with this. 4. If you can, set the GPS receiver down and let it settle for two to five minutes before pushing the waypoint button. This helps you get a better reading. 5. Take at least three waypoints, preferably taking them after walking away from the cache for a short distance and then returning and letting the GPS receiver settle down. 6. Name your waypoints, and make notes about the location in the message box on your waypoint. This will be important in writing up your cache page. 7. Try to place the receiver on, or hold it directly over the cache. 8. When you have what you believe to be good waypoints, walk at least fifty feet from the cache and then pick one as the Go To Waypoint and follow it back to the cache. This is probably the best way to find out which of your waypoints are most accurate. Make a written note, or note on the waypoint which one is best. 9. Power Lines, radio transmitters, and geology with a heavy iron content will interfere with the accuracy of your GPS readings. Don't put your cache there. That's how we play the game- using the GPS receiver. 10. Last, but not least, DOUBLE CHECK the numbers of the waypoint as you enter it on the new cache report.
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