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  1. Woohoo, New reviewer?! That makes me want to go hide a cache. (starts walking)
  2. Doesn't Washington still have a bounty on Coyotes? No The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife does not classify coyotes as game animals, but a state license is required to hunt or trap them (RCW 77.32.010). The owner, the owner's immediate family, employee, or a tenant of real property may kill or trap a coyote on that property if it is damaging crops or domestic animals (RCW 77.36.030). A license is not required in such cases. Check with your county and/or local jurisdiction for local restrictions. Except for bona fide public or private zoological parks, persons and entities are prohibited from importing a coyote into Washington State without a permit from the Department of Agriculture and written permission from the Department of Health. Persons and entities are also prohibited from acquiring, selling, bartering, exchanging, giving, purchasing, or trapping a coyote for a pet or export (WAC 246-100-191).
  3. If this slot is available. I'd love to help out. =)
  4. ... Maybe one way to demonstrate the "Benefits" is to schedule CITO event in the mid-spring and get volunteers to help with a designated park project that is in the works. Maybe work it out so that there is an annual CITO, I'm fairly certain that with the size of the Seattle Metro area, it shouldn't be difficult to get 20 - 30 volunteers to come out for a day. ... I don't know what the fascination is with the springtime CITO. Shouldn't this be a year round type of thing. We just had the one in NSP and it was an amazing turnout. Not to mention the cachers received thank you letters from the Parks Director, the Deputy Mayor, and the Mayor of SeaTac for our efforts. CITO LINK They have also volunteered to provide refreshments, and more supplies at the next event. The parks people told me that anytime I would like to schedule the next event is ok with them. This event has also made this particular parks dept rather fond of geocachers. The parks workers will ask me when they see me "Did anyone find your cache lately?" Parks departments want us in their parks, they just don't know it, and they won't if we don't show them why. If I lived closer to seattle proper I would try to coordinate something, but it is a bit outside of my range with my limited transportation. I would love to see some seattle cachers come up with some CITO events throughout the year, not just in the spring. I'd attend, I just can't coordinate. Note: the links and info to the CITO were placed here at the request of another cacher, I didn't come here to sing my own praises, they are merely provided as an insight to the positive reaction that can occur from such an event. we didn't make the event a success, the many cachers that attended did that, we were just in charge of the smilies.
  5. wow, sounds like much fun. I'll have to see if i can find a partner
  6. help the newbies out, what's a Geocaper, and do you have any recipes that call for using these?
  7. Posted the letters from the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and the Parks Director on the page. The article should appear in the next edition of the SeaTac Report. There also will be another event in the near future I'm hoping.
  8. Uhm, perhaps his original point. Why is a geocache allowed that tells geocachers to violate park rules?
  9. I like to see area needs CITO in a log. It lets me know that if I've got some time on my hands, I can grab a larger trash bag and head out to do some cleanup while getting myself a smiley.
  10. I'm assuming these are your "Not Founds" Did you check today btw? Look closely at southcenter area
  11. Personally, if I'm being required to break park rules in order to get a cache... I would like the assurance that it is in writing somewhere from the parks dept. This would also help to prevent another Discovery Park fiasco as well. Not to mention once people see geocachers breaking the rules, what does it do to our reputation. People see us wandering off trail, where it is clearly posted not to, with a gps in hand. Then they read an article in The Times about geocaching, and they go, oh yah, those are the guys that don't pay attention to parks signs and walk off trails destroying the grassy areas. *puts asbestos suit on*
  12. We decided to hold a wintertime CITO in Washington state. Yah, what was I thinking indeed. Turned out that despite the cold and the rain, it was still a big success. I've created a small web album, which I will update as I receive more photos. Jan 2008 CITO The URL for the cache itself is here: GC17Y9N - Cleaning up NSP CITO #1 Thanks again to all who participated and helped make this a huge success.
  13. I think your reputation itself is a quantification of your contribution. The way others talk to you, about you, about your caches, etc. These things can say a lot about what you have contributed. Albeit sometimes there are always going to be morons who feel the need to speak/type poorly of others. But you get that everywhere I guess. I'd like to think we've contributed a bit to the sport. We've got a few people started on geocaching since we took it up in late October. Since we've been caching(3 months Jan 26), we've met a number of amazing people. Many are kind and complimented us on our camo and our obvious love of the game. We recently won the WSGA Cache of the Month for our Multi-Cache. We're holding our first CITO event tomorrow and managed to get our local parks dept behind geocaching as well, they are actually supplying many materials for the CITO tomorrow. These things are all great to us, and some of the local cachers, but do they signify anything? I mean, you can't put certain stuff in numbers. You can look at our stats and say "well they have a Karma rating of 95%!" Does that mean we've done well, by providing others with opportunities for stars, or just that we haven't found a lot of caches? Numbers can lie, but the things you do, and the way you conduct yourself cannot. I figure as long as people are leaving great logs, complimenting the hides, and they seem happy when they meet us, then we're doing our job to contribute to the sport.
  14. Well, I certainly love the voting method. I'm sure Yosemite1 does as well. Now I've got to find the time to get over and do his cache, sounds like a fun one. I'm glad we tied, otherwise I would have been out at his cache this month so I could nominate it.
  15. Speaking from personal experience(not a good one) I worked with a railroad tie, hollowing it out(to use as a planter). I became very very ill due to the creosote. plus creosote is bad for the environment, so i'll be staying away from it and logs/ties treated with it, in the future. We've had a number of problems up here in the pacific nw with creosote logs washing up on shore in the sound, and causing issues. so yah, I'd stay away from them, but that's just my opinion. you may get others.
  16. You can get cement tint for colouring your cement. you can get a brown color that will mimick that fresh turned dirt look. =)
  17. 1 mile=16 2 mile=44 3 mile=98 4 mile=158 5 mile=247 6 mile=328 7 mile=409 8 mile>500 Nifty, when I get better with GSAK, I'll have to try this again. On the Find Nearest, I get 5553 within 50 miles
  18. WOW 100 hides! sweet deal a very cool milestone indeed.
  19. Well hopefully no one gets bothered doing mine. =)
  20. I'm a little torn on this concept. arguments about assumptions aside, it does raise a good point. I've seen a number of my waypoints for my multi do a bit of traveling, and I've seen some of my caches move a little ways away. I would be very disappointed however if one of my caches that is supposed to be exposed got covered, or vice versa. It's a tough call. I mean, I have seen some caches that you could tell were left in the open, be it by cachers, muggles, or animals. I placed them back, near what looked to be the original camo, and messaged the owner in private about it. However, if I came across a cache that is pretty exposed, but doesn't appear to have need for additional "hiding", I leave it where I picked it up from. I have about five caches where if someone moved or rehid them I might not be able to find them myself. As for assumptions it's a two way thing, people will always make assumptions, it's our nature. I could assume that people have nearly killed a tree at WP5 trying to find my waypoint marker, or, I can assume that the tree is pretty fragile, and pieced inadvertently came off during a normal gentle searching of the area. Unless you're there at the time, you can't really assume much.
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