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  1. If you are as concerned as your post suggests, perhaps you could get a more meaningful response by contacting the US Department of Agriculture or the Department of Agriculture in your own state. I don't know what good it would do to kick this issue around in these threads - seems to me it's be an exercise in futility.

  2. Near the bottom of the page upon which you request the query there is a section that allows you to select either the gpx or loc download. Just click the arrow to expand the menu and select the one you want.

  3. A good tool to carry in your geocaching gear bag is a set of those wooden tongs that the novelty stores offer (they are marketed for removing slices of toast from the toaster) work very well. If you're handy with wood you can make a set with any length of "grabbers" you'd like.

  4. When I'm working on a cache that's VERY public, I generally try to wait until the area is quiet and at its lowest population potential. Frankly, I've even passed up a cache or two when it was obvious that the "hide" wasn't well planned and no amount of reasonably applied stealth would be successful.

  5. It appears that I have been dropped to the rank of chauffer and pack mule.  :lol:

    Yep! Me too. In the beginning, she didn't want to go along. "If you insist, I guess I can just sit in the car and read while you wander around in the bushes." Now, I only get to carry the GPSr and report on how close we are. It's not that I can't find 'em. She's just faster at finding them than I am. But we only have one GPSr and, like the TV remote, as long as I can control that I possess some degree of power. At least she allows me to think I do. :lol:

  6. Does that cat have three toes too?

    There is nothing unusual here. Move along now.


    Oh!!! Thank heaven, they have normal toes. I was beginning to believe they were different; somehow. Cute. Creative and cute. :blink:


    Ummm, staying on topic. I'm lining up with the theory expressed by The Leprechauns.

  7. I think I will add my two bits here...I have only been doing this for a couple of weeks, so keep that in mind. I love the big caches when they have more in them than just a bunch of stickers and a rubber snake, three army guys and a bus pass. At first I thought the micros would be a bore...what? nothing but a tiny roll of paper? Bring my own pencil?? Sheesh!! But then I did a few of them.


    I discovered that there are some really devious people out there trying to make my life miserable. The best micros I have seen have been in crowded urban areas, nestled in an out of the way park that I didn't know existed, and so well hidden that I was standing right on top of them scratching my head and reading the clue over and over again.


    I stood under an old bridge and removed every loose stone, trying to find a micro that is part of a multi-and I have to go back and look some more because I can't sleep at night!!


    To sum it up...this sport is only limited by what our imaginations can come up with...if you don't like micros...don't go looking for them. If you don't like snowshoeing in to a wilderness area to find an ammo can...don't do it.


    Okay...I'm out.


    One of the GeoGrannies left at home alone with nothing to do on a Friday night.

    IMHO, that about says it all..... :blink:

  8. Thanks a bunch for the info. Based upon what I've learned up to this point, I think I'll spend some time studying this aspect of the geocaching sport and logging some of the "not on private property" benchmarks for a while. That'll prepare my head so that I don't appear to be stupid when I ask permission to find something I am neither sure is there or, if it is, whether it's above or below ground. Don't want a land owner to watch me dig hole with nothing but dirt at the bottom.

  9. Log-only micro caches are nothing more (or less) than higher-tech, lower-overhead Letterboxing. (No stamp or pad needs to be in the container.)


    They take very little effort to create; they take even less effort to find and log. The perfect nominal cache of 2004. :blink:

    I disagree. The geocachers in my neighborhood spend weeks designing and producing ingenius micros. The "thrill" is identifying it within the environment selected for its concealment and logging it with the knowledge that, at least this time, you haven't been outsmarted. Junk caches exist in every category. Get used to it. It ain't gonna change any time soon.

  10. Quite a few of the local benchmark descriptions include directional instructions that include going up someone's driveway and continuing on through open fields to locate a benchmark. I'm wondering how those of you with experience handle this kind of challenge. I'm assuming you avoid the growling dogs, knock on the door, explain your purpose, reveal that you have no weapons and get permission to tresspass. Or am I misunderstanding the "driveway" reference? B)

  11. Gallahad is not an owner of that cache. Just lucky enough that InspGadget was willing to include you in the description...

    OK, I see what you mean. Wonder if it wouldn't suffice for co-owners to simply register with Groundspeak as a team (similar to the way some geocaching groups set up their accounts) and share an email access on a server offering free email service. Used exclusively for that purpose, there's no infringement on personal privacy and the goal is achieved.

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