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  1. Well, my phone / PDA is in it's final death throes. It keeps doing a hard reset on itself. I think the final straw was when I dropped it during my hike out to Old Glory / Mt. St. Michel. Luckily, I backed up a bunch of phone numbers, but I still lost a lot of info. I'm getting a replacement next week.


    Just an FYI if you call me and I don't get back to you.



  2. Question for you guys: why do people find and log puzzle caches that they haven't solved themselves? Not just occasionally, it seems to be rampant. I read it over and over again. Either someone got the coordinates from someone else, or there was a group caching together, and they all log a puzzle cache because one person in the group had solved the puzzle (or got the answer from someone else; or had been there before). Don't the people involved feel a bit dirty? Just a bit? Isn't it like looking in the back of a crossword puzzle book for the entire puzzle and then waving the solution around like you've solved it?


    I don't want to come across that harsh, I mean, it's inevitable, and I understand there's really no way to stop it. And I guess for the people who log them, once they know the location, they probably figure its just like a traditional cache, so what is the harm in finding it and logging it? It took the same amount of effort as a traditional cache. I guess it is just a numbers thing, which I can relate to, having pushed to reach a milestone recently. And it sucks having those nearby puzzles keep showing up on your list. So I understand that part. But I wonder about the people who spill the solution to the others--what do they get out of it? If I was with a group and knew we were passing by a puzzle location that I spent 4 hours figuring out the location to, I think I'd think twice about telling everyone where it was. Am I unusual? I guess so. I guess that means I'll be geocaching in groups less frequently...



    I thought of this more than once. Especially when a certain cacher introduced puzzles onto the scene in SD ( I won't mention names, but his initials are TT :D ). His puzzles drove me bonkers, up the freakin' wall, crazy :laughing: . Got to the point where I came out with the anti-puzzle caches, but that's another story.

    It came to another point where I was glued to this machine, ignoring my girls and my wife due to a puzzle or two. That wasn't good (or fun :laughing: ).


    I eventually got to yet another point where I'd give the puzzle a good try, but I wasn't gonna let it run my life.

    You can see plenty of my FTF's on puzzle caches ( 2 of them TT's caches), but I'll admit to "short-circuiting" plenty of caches. I'll also admit to grabbing a puzzle cache if someone I was caching with has the coordinates. I'll admit to all of the above charges. :laughing:


    As for my puzzle caches, I'd rather someone be able to find it, log it, and clear it from their radar. I really don't care if they solve the puzzle or not. Finding the cache is the main goal, not solving a puzzle. If people want to get the coordinates by solving the puzzle, fine. If they can get the coordinates by any means necessay, fine. Afterall, it's just a game. I hope my ramblings made some sense. :ph34r: Happy caching,



  3. O.K. Folks time for some serious San Diego Area Geocaching Discussions...


    The date is May 26th, 2007. The event is Geowoodstock V. There is a "location selection committee" so I would have to do a write up/application for San Diego to be chosen. If you want more details, I can email anyone the "checklist". We have to move quickly if we are going to submit a request fo it to be held in San Diego.


    THE BIG QUESTION: If Geowoodstock 5 were held in San Diego how much help and support would there be? The main support areas needed would be in 1. web page design/layout and management for the pages once the site is up and running. 2. Volunteers to help run the event. 3. Coordinate cache runs and things to do on the day of the event. There would need to be an awesome planning committee and reqular meetings to plan the [MEGA] event. VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT IS PARAMOUNT!! The expectation is that this event must be even better than the ones in the past so there are HUGE shoes to fill...


    The GW V event itself is only for one day so it could look and feel like a picnic (but for approx. 2500 + adults, kids and pets). Most people come to cache first. Socializing is a secondary priority but there are lots of impromptu parties in the evenings. Last years main venue was a campground where most of the activity was. But cachers went as far away as 10 to 20 miles to hit cache dense areas for the numbers.


    The next BIG question is: What location would work best overall for: (a. cache density) (b. cache friendly area) (c. camping and hotels located nearby for attendees). My first thought was Anza Borrego but that possses some logistic challenges. My second thought was Petco Park (yeah right)... Fiesta Island would be perfect if they allowed camping.


    The event is free so raising money thru "t" shirts and registration fees must cover all the financial requirements.


    There should be pre events like meet and greets, a historical cache run, BBQ, etc. and a CITO event the day after.


    There are rules and guidelines we must understand and follow but they aren't to restrictive.


    This could be awesome! (and a chance to get a lot of out of state swag!)


    HELP HELP HELP HELP :(:(:(:(:(:(


    Sign me up!

    I'm thinking Mission Bay.

    -Cool in the summer

    -Campland by the Bay

    -Lots of Hotels close by

    -Lots of open space for a picnic

    Just ideas.



  4. i moved it to the side when I went with the synthetic winchline and the Tough Stuff safety thimble as it sticks too far out for the plate to clip to the roller fairlead


    It's like he's talking some other language. :laughing:

    This may be what you're looking for: The Squeeze

    Check out the other caches in the same area.

    My jeep is rather stock, so let me know when you go and I'll let you take me along :laughing:

    End transmission.



  5. I currently working on a list for caches that can be done naked :D:):unsure:

    Is that why you guys like going at night? :D


    No...thats another list :DB)B):D

    Would that be your webcam list?! :):D

    One of Duncans! rules is what happens in the Jeep...stays in the Jeep. B)B)

    Hey Now!

    Why don't I like where this thread is going?

    Here's a link to GoBolts' new caching buddy: ajo.

    Please someone tell me if I've gone too far, I'll take it a step further.

    End transmission.




    Now I know we really are all nuts!!! Any one feeling any tenderness like we are? Something easy is on the agenda for today for sure.


    :laughing::laughing: Where's the next adventure????


    Thanks for letting me tag along for the hike the other night, it was alot of fun meeting some many other cachers. I was lagging quite a bit because I had taken a spill on some rocks when I was in Hollenbeck Canyon and my ribs were bothering me once we started the uphill climbs. By the time we got the Eaney meany, Miney, Mo, I was burned so decided to head back with Miragee and fshnjack. Good thing I did, because yesterday, I pretty much did not leave bed all day and when my mother in law came over to check on me because she was worried, informed me that my ribs are definately bruised.


    Today we are heading up to Julian to grab a few caches and check out the town. Figured we would drive along Sun rise Highway and grab a few close to the roadside and then work our way back along old HWY 80.


    I'm thinking of something nice and cool for the next group outing. I mentioned to Chuy! a possible overnighter on Aug 10 and 11 up to the Palomar area - we have a group campsite reserved for up to 25 people and the campsite can hold up to 8 vehicles. The Persides start right then, so it can be a pretty amazing site at night.


    Anyone interested?




    Yes, yes I am very interested. Keep us posted! Thanks!



  7. ker-bump :rolleyes:

    Did we ever get a master list?


    I did have plans to put one together, but it's kinda low priority. Y'know, family (I have a three and a five year old), there's caching, caching and caching. I think I have a wife, lemme double check on that. All kidding aside, I really wanna make a list. If someone has more time and the inclination, by all means please make a master list. Otherwise, I'll try to make one soon (again, by soon, who knows??). End transmission.



  8. ...and this is a man that shattered his elbow in 17 places that is giving advice: TT aka Black Knight




    Let's be fair. It was ONLY 15 pieces. 14 of which have healed up nicely with one floater still hanging around in my triceps somewhere.


    And it was a little more than a "flesh wound"


    (oh you know it's time for a token re-appearance of your fav photo) :wub: <barf mode>


    photo removed...


    </barf mode>


    BTW...Saw "Spamalot" on Broadway last month. Very very funny! Must see if you're a Python fanatic!




    Oh boy that reminds of when I was about 9 mor 10 and my Mom worked for a veterinarian. They would do all their surgery at night and I would get to watch. Sometimes staying up until 1 or 2 in the Morning, lots of neat stuff :wub::wub::wub::wub:


    I missed seeing this one. :wub::P


    I didn't. There goes a perfectly good plate of bacon and eggs. Thanks for helping me with me diet!



  9. Hey Now!

    I've had a few questions about how to get color text into you online log, so I thought I'd put a link here about the UBB Code.

    Also good for bold, italics, underlined text, centering, etc..

    Although, if you're already in the forums, you're probably already familiar with it...




    Edit: Having said this, the UBB code seems to be a little different.


    For example, text [/color} doesn't seem to work for online logs, but [bLUE] text [/bLUE] does.

    Anybody know why? I'm sorta still figuring this out.


    PS- used wrong bracket up there on purpose

  10. I haven't cleared out the other side of MTRP however. Wanna see that map? :laughing:


    I figured you had cleared out that side near the Visitor Center.


    Please don't use the words "cleared out" especially in or around MTRP it will just cause more caches to be activated!! :laughing:B):o

    Say what? ... all the caches have been cleared out you say?


    NO! Turn up that hearing aid! NOT CLEARED OUT! :laughing::laughing::rolleyes::lol:B)

  11. Aloha from up North!


    Looks like I may be getting a new client that is based in San Diego - can you say "business trip"? biggrin.gif


    Not sure what's happening yet as I was out sick all last week and just catching up on email, but a trip (followed by quarterly trips) could happen soon.


    Once I know I'll post where I'll be and ask for cache recommendations of course.

    For now, consider this a heads up so you have time to hide the women and children


    Good place to start: Must do caches in SD





    Edit: Whoops, meant to quote Kealia

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