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  1. as far as I know, of the three you listed, only the Triton has support for .GPX - I assume you want to take advantage of paperless caching? it's a wonderful thing and I won't go back - I use an iPhone for most of my caching these days but have a couple others for when the trees get too thick..

     

    You migh also consider the Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx - I wish I would have bought that one instead of my Vista HCx because of the larger screen, and the omni-directional antenna (but mostly for the larger screen)

  2. it would be nice if they offered up a family, or group account.. say $50 and you can have up to five accounts

     

    any more then $50 would probably turn folks away, but if they could have multiple accounts, each with premium privileges, I think would be quite useful for folks

     

    course that might encourage more sock-puppet type accounts, but I've never considered sock puppets much of a threat.. more just an annoyance

  3. maybe it's just me, but the better the cache experience, the more detailed info my feedback is.. if the cache is nothing more then a guard rail micro, I find that replying with TFTC kind of fits the level of effort the CO went to place it.. like previously mentioned, it's a neutral feedback, for a totally neutral cache.. if it's a great cache, or one that has problems, I always let em know that

  4. I'd try driving there, but the car might have trouble crossing the ocean.

     

    Sometimes your local FTF hound is out of town and everyone who usually is beaten to the first find do not even try anymore. Perfect opportunity for a new cacher to score an FTF. I've seen it done. :anicute:

     

    you guys sound like you only have one or two ftf-hounds.. I must have at least a dozen around me.. and I swear some don't sleep, in the fear they might miss an alert..

  5. looks like fun, but because of other commitments, Sunday is not a good day for me to attend these.. do you guys ever hold one of these on a Saturday? or maybe I should start an "Alternate-Alternate HOtM" thread :anicute:

    The HOTM is usually on Saturdays.

     

    yeah, I've seen some of their hikes.. it'll take me a while before I can attempt some of those

  6. In addition to the many great caches on the North end of the peninsula, here are a few of my favorites from a trip I did over there last year..

     

    Sitka Surprise

     

    Rocky Brook Falls

     

    Murhut Falls Trail

     

    and while at the falls, make sure to log

     

    Murhut Falls earthcache

     

    (can you tell I like waterfalls?)

     

    and a trip to the Southern end of the peninsula would NOT be complete without at least attempting two of the most infamous, and challenging caches that I know of

     

    Ring of Fire

     

    and

     

    Waiting for Ironman

  7. I'm putting my last cache, Dry Creek? I don't think so! GC1D1EF, up for adoption. If you're interested in taking this let me know. You can contact me through gc.com user name woodman5898. Thanks

     

    I love the Windriver area too.. and I usually get down to the Gifford a couple times a year, but that's bit further south then where we camp (Adams Creek area)

  8. You can rent canoes and kayaks in Bellevue at the edge of Lake Washington: Cascade Canoe & Kayak Center. We held a Yakkity Yak water event there a couple years ago.

     

    there's a rental shop down on the south end of the lake too.. in Renton right next to airport

    You're right - same company too. Cascade Canoe & Kayak - Renton.

     

    also, there used to be a rental place at the UW, right next to the football stadium.

     

    Lake Union had a rental place as well.. but been years since I went to either of those.

     

    As far as I know though, the one in Renton is the only one around that will let you take a boat off site

  9. Ya, I would like to do some more dualsport caching myself and you are right. Much safer to buddy up when you get out a ways. I am ready to search out some jeep trails and other areas. Also you might start a thread on Thumper Talk dualsport section. I'm down here in the Gorge but I would be up for some northern caching sometime. My XR650 needs new rubber and I have 3 teens and plenty of commitments so getting away is not always easy and my piggie (bike) doesn't like super technical riding. So I'm full of excuses and a little ways a way which means you are better off riding with someone closer to home. I know they are out there, I have heard mention of caching on TT and on the Oregon dualsport yahoo group. I'll PM you some time,

     

    I ride a Husky TE610, similar to your bike in size.. so I mostly stick to fire roads and jeep trails and some single track like the 941 and 961 trails in Naches Basin area..

     

    Something you may be interested in.. we have an annual camp and ride at Gifford Pinchot in September.. camp out for five days and we have all kinds of rides, from the high mountain goat trail single track, to fairly tame, but fun adventure loops on the easier trails and forest roads.. then we all sit around the camp fire in the evenings, talking about riding and such.. and usually have a potluck, and some off-road/adventure motorcycling related slide shows.. good group

     

    this year, I think I am going to put together a Geocache ride that will hit some of the great caches in the area.

  10. anyone here in to caching by dual sport? as in street legal dirt bikes.. I've done a few, up in the Naches Pass area.. but would like to maybe get a buddy to come along with.. as it can be risky riding alone in the back country

     

    rob in renton

  11. You are the only one that can keep those records. GC.com does not keep stats like that. You could use GSAK, in their programming their is an option to click a box to mark the cache find as a FTF. There are probably other programs that do this but I use GSAK.

     

    Congrats on your FFTF.

     

    good thing too.. imagine how many more FtF hounds there would be!!

  12. I've been caching since 2003, and have had half a dozen different units.. for the past year, I have used an iPhone almost exclusively (about 90% of the time) and have NEVER gotten this mile off deviation that others have allegedly reported.. I live in in the Northwest with heavy tree cover, and the iPhone has often gotten me to within a few feet of the GZ.. it doesn't work well in heavy urban areas, or extremely heavy overhead tree cover, and it's a bit slow to update at times, but with a little patience, it's a very adequate tool.. I also know of several others that use iPhone exclusively..

  13. I'm not worried about traffic, ...

     

    have you experienced a rush hour commute in latee land? Our area is not number one in anything often, but we were recently given the "not so distinguished" award of having the longest commute time in the nation.

     

    if it were me, I would look for a place in North Bend (motels mostly), Issaquah or the Woodinville/Redmond area.. Issaquah would be perfect.. no 405 traffic to deal with, close to the Issaquah Alps which has probably one of the densest concentration of caches on the planet, and you can hop on I90 and in a few minutes be in Seattle - which is arguably the easiest corridor in and out of the city, or by traveling thirty minutes the other direction (East) be in the glorious Cascade Mtns.

    VK lives in LaLa land, he knows about freeway traffic.

     

    I used to live there too.. your right, it's quite bad, but it's not the same.. down there, you have way more cars on the road, but also way more options to get in and out of places.. not like Seattle where 90% of the traffic on the roads is heading towards Seattle in the morning (from North, South, East, and even from West via ferries), and then going the opposite way in the evenings, all on just three major routes.. in LA, you have dozens of major routes.. options such as HOT lanes, and reasonable mass transit options (better then up here anyway) and we aren't number one without reason..

     

    anyway.. just trying to point out that summer driving on our major arterials, is just not fun

  14. I'm not worried about traffic, ...

     

    have you experienced a rush hour commute in latee land? Our area is not number one in anything often, but we were recently given the "not so distinguished" award of having the longest commute time in the nation.

     

    if it were me, I would look for a place in North Bend (motels mostly), Issaquah or the Woodinville/Redmond area.. Issaquah would be perfect.. no 405 traffic to deal with, close to the Issaquah Alps which has probably one of the densest concentration of caches on the planet, and you can hop on I90 and in a few minutes be in Seattle - which is arguably the easiest corridor in and out of the city, or by traveling thirty minutes the other direction (East) be in the glorious Cascade Mtns.

  15. Good find, thanks for sharing.

     

    However, note the article says most of the park will be closed to vehicular traffic for two years, not that the park will be closed, period.

     

    true, but for the active ones, they may want to go grab them anyway if they want to preserve the contents and/or move them.. who knows if the area of the GZ will be in the closed off areas or not.. it does sound like the park may remain accessible by foot.. but if it were me, I would grab it and archive the listing

     

    p.s. I went ahead and sent a message to the owners of the two non-virtuals in the park

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