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  1. This is exactly the problem I have. All four screw holes inside are broken. Unfortunately, there's no way I'm going to be able to super glue the plastic parts back together. I chatted with Garmin today and they said this unit is discontinued and can no longer be repaired or refurbished. So I put it back together and wrapped some clear gorilla tape around the case over the upper screen area to keep it tight. Seems to be working normally now.
  2. This is something very similar on Waymarking.com Geocaching tour guide
  3. I do feel geocaching is all about getting out there but I was actually quoting Tharagleb when I posted that.
  4. I like what this cacher in Vermont did. He posted a bookmark list with solutions to all his puzzle caches. He said he wanted people who didn't like puzzles to do his caches. After all, it is about getting *out* there and having fun, not solving puzzles. Spoilers to Puzzle caches
  5. Good idea! Our first step towards a Hampton Roads Geocaching Association? There's enough of us here, we really should get something started. Sea Dog
  6. quote:Originally posted by Natureboy1376:This one is in Maine it is a beautiful place.. I have to agree with Natureboy. To this day Jammer is our favorite cache because of this waterfall and the adventure we had getting to it. Here's a picture: and our log. [This message was edited by Sea_Dog on July 02, 2003 at 08:19 AM.]
  7. quote:Originally posted by Golfhaus:Hey Sea Dog, Do HR cachers ever get together? Or do we just kinda bump into each other in the woods? There was a "Trash Out" event cache in Hampton a few weeks ago. Not much of a turn out though. My Scoundrelettes were sick that day so I didn't make it. That was the only get together I can remember. Mostly we just bump into each other in the woods. I've run into three other cachers so far. There seems to be some interest in a get together. I've seen some pretty big get togethers with special caches hidden just for the event. They usually get pretty big turn outs. Events like that take a little planning. Maybe we should start something on a smaller scale. An event cache with coords leading to a cooler full of beer or something would be enough to get me there! There are a lot of cachers in Hampton Roads but there does not seem to be many that read or post to the forums. I think if someone just created an event cache a few weeks away people would show up.
  8. quote:Originally posted by OUTSID4EVR:If you want a really nice hike with two caches on the route, check out Caledon Natural Area. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cachelog_details.asp?ID=223067&L=1355666 and http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=19394 They are better than most caches in the DC area. The natural beauty of this area is well worth the trip! I would also recommend these two. Another cache in a great park is "Welcome to Westmorland". What a surprise to see that you logged the same two caches I did yesterday. Must have just missed you.
  9. quote: Carla said geocaching sounds like a fascinating activity, but the very nature of hiding and searching means the preserve gets trampled, destroying delicate vegetation and ruining wildlife habitat. Check out the May 30th logs to this cache: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=14564 With log entries like these it won't be long before Geocaching is banned in Virginia State Parks.
  10. I'm from the area and also have a cache at Mount Trashmore. Construction is still in progress. Sea Dog
  11. Re-learned an important lesson today. Use a stick to retrieve a cache! It was in the 30's and my hands were cold. Blindly reached under something to grab a cache. Felt a little prick as I was pulling it out. Turns out I didn't get bit but I was a little nervous for a few hours. Here's a picture of what I pulled out with the cache. Read my log entry here.
  12. quote:Originally posted by dthigpen:Well, tonight in Pennsylvania (visiting), we ran into what looked to be very suspicious hunters http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=23467 Doug Sounds like you ran into "suspicious" Racoon Hunters. Racoon season runs from Oct. 19-Feb. 22, 2003 in Pennsylvania. Racoon hunting is done at night with dogs. Never actually been Racoon Hunting but I've heard many interesting stories about it from my father when I was growing up. Here's a little description I found: http://www.peterboro.net/~wolfz/Sue.htm
  13. quote:Originally posted by dthigpen:Well, tonight in Pennsylvania (visiting), we ran into what looked to be very suspicious hunters http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=23467 Doug Sounds like you ran into "suspicious" Racoon Hunters. Racoon season runs from Oct. 19-Feb. 22, 2003 in Pennsylvania. Racoon hunting is done at night with dogs. Never actually been Racoon Hunting but I've heard many interesting stories about it from my father when I was growing up. Here's a little description I found: http://www.peterboro.net/~wolfz/Sue.htm
  14. Saw a couple on the trail behind us yesterday. When they caught up to us I just asked them if they were Geocachers. They seemed a little reluctant to admit it. Turns out they were first timers and were using their GPSR for the first time too. We told them about a few of our adventures and gave them a few tips and invited them to go on ahead of us. We don't travel very fast when our two year old is on the ground. We met them again on their way out. They found it and seemed pretty excited. After 73 finds yesterday was only the second time we've ever met other cachers on the hunt.
  15. I've been Letterboxing and Geocaching with my Triplet daughters since they were 3. I used a backpack child carrier for my youngest until just recently. Now she rides on my shoulders a lot. They are now 5 1/2 and 2 1/2. With small children it's best to avoid the unexpected. Bring plenty of bug spray in the summer and plenty of clothes in the winter. Set yourself up for success by using all the tools the site has to offer. Print out the Topozone map and the cache description. Use Mapquest and print out directions to the cache. Decrypt the clue and read it. Do a google search for the park the cache is hidden in. Often times you can find trail maps or directions that are not on any map program. Camelbaks are great if you are carrying it. You can give the kids a drink with little effort. I've found that if the kids carry one they will drink the water until it's gone. Bring plenty of snacks. The kids love to carry their own snacks in small back packs. When they say they're tired go a little further and stop for a quick snack. Find them good walking sticks. You'll end up carrying the sticks when they get tired of carrying them but they're pretty handy. Bring trash bags for "cache in trash out". My kids enjoy finding trash almost as much as finding the cache. We call it treasure hunting and the GPSR is the treasure finder. I usually carry it and show them the "go to" arrow when they ask. When we get close I tell them that the treasure finder says it's right here somewhere and then they start looking. Whoever finds it first gets to pick what they trade for. Teach them about nature and how to respect it. More feet equals more damage. Teach them to watch where they step and reach. We have a few dangerous snakes and spiders in Virginia. Bring extra batteries. May sound like a lot but we've been pretty successful and have had lots of fun. It's all about the journey but finding the cache is a great bonus. Good luck!
  16. quote:Originally posted by Kingsman: Was that at Waller Mill? I've had one of those rouge trees take me out one or three times. We visited your cache there yesterday. Hope you're doing well. No, It was Laurel Glen. I didn't quite make it to Waller Mill. Doing pretty well with the help of some great medicine!
  17. quote:Originally posted by Kingsman: Was that at Waller Mill? I've had one of those rouge trees take me out one or three times. We visited your cache there yesterday. Hope you're doing well. No, It was Laurel Glen. I didn't quite make it to Waller Mill. Doing pretty well with the help of some great medicine!
  18. I was doing some cache maintenance on my mountain bike yesterday when a tree jumped out in front of me. Broken Acromion. Now that fall mountain bike racing is out of the picture I'll have plenty of time for caching!
  19. quote: follow Oceana south to General Booth and get the cache located in Redwing Park. After Redwings Treasure you could go 5 miles further south on General Booth for a quick and easy family cache at: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.asp?ID=20473 Just two miles north of Red Wing Park on General Booth is a fun virtual cache children always enjoy: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.asp?ID=16399 Then just a few miles North is another virtual right on the beach: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.asp?ID=17998 There are 5 caches located in First Landing State Park. It's a great park but not as easy to get to the caches as the other ones that have been mentioned. You would spend a lot of time looking for one or more of them. The closest to any parking I think is this one: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.asp?ID=18646 Have fun, any other questions about the area write me. Mark
  20. quote:Despite the above-average snakebite numbers, officials warn against unnecessary panic. Only 5 percent of the snakes sighted end up being venomous, Stine said, adding that snakes are a great controller of rodents and insects. Article in local paper yesterday. http://www.pilotonline.com/news/nw0719sna.html
  21. quote:Originally posted by rbdupuy:I'd encourage anybody who'd want to see it to check the Travel Channel listings to see when it's coming on again. I looked it up. It's on next Jul 28 2002 7:00 PM ET. Here's the link: http://travel.discovery.com/schedule/episode.jsp?episode=783792000
  22. quote:Originally posted by BrianSnat:it appears that ammo boxes are watertight enough to survive long term submersion. Here's one that's been underwater for 10 months and just recently visited for the 4th time. Still dry inside! Check out the picture of it totally encrusted in barnacles. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.asp?ID=6857
  23. quote:Originally posted by BrianSnat:it appears that ammo boxes are watertight enough to survive long term submersion. Here's one that's been underwater for 10 months and just recently visited for the 4th time. Still dry inside! Check out the picture of it totally encrusted in barnacles. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.asp?ID=6857
  24. quote:Originally posted by txhipowr: "Monumented in 1954" and never visited since! Just found my first benchmarks in Vermont. Originally monumented in 1885 according to the disk itself but the history says 1882. Was last recovered 1959. Both in great shape. Got good pictures of both. http://www.geocaching.com/mark/details.asp?PID=OD1329
  25. quote:Originally posted by The_Mariner: I hope you'll visit them. When are you coming to town? Thanks Mariner, these two are exactly what I was looking for. Will arrive around 1200 Saturday. Will definitely give these a shot before I head back to Va Beach. Mark
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