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  1. Do you get some kind of error message on the Vista box? Sounds weird....
  2. Use the format '['url=myurl.com]' Put text here [/url] in logs. They do not use HTML but these Google type tags.
  3. Nope. Unless you make it a travel bug or possibly attach a path tag (www.pathtags.com) to it.
  4. First of all, go get a good old magnetic compass. Got it? Kewl, here goes; Look at the compass, see where the red needle points; that’s north. Now, turn the compass so the big N aligns up whit the direction of the red needle. You can now see where in what DIRECTION North, East, West and South is. Now, let’s imagine that the red needle (north) is pointing about 2 o’clock (meaning that the compass is imagined to be the face of a clock and the way you are looking at it you see the ‘top’ as 12 o’clock). Let’s also assume that the cache you want to walk towards is on your 10 o’clock. That should also mean that NW would be about 12 o’clock on your imagined clock, right? That means that the BEARING (while you are stationary) to the cache is, you guessed it, West, or 270 degrees. As you travel towards the cache your HEADING should be West (or 270 degrees). In short, BEARING = the direction of a given pint on a map HEADING = the direction you are traveling. Can also be called COURSE North = 0 degrees East = 90 degrees South = 180 degrees West = 270 degrees I hope this helped you some!
  5. Congratulations! Hey, if you are still in the area there are another couple of caches around waiting to e found. GC1CAFJ Ivy Hollow for one. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...0f-b7b7dff98f59 Good luck!
  6. Wrap it up in something. As long as it fits in the container.
  7. Ok I changed my log to say grabbed from oforfungrandma1, but don't know how to get it into the inventory of the cache that i found it in. ????? Where are there instructions, I have been looking all over. If you left it in the cache where you found it you can Write Note and drop it in there. If you still have it it should be in your inventory after you Grabbed it.
  8. Did you try pulling the batteries out of it and resetting it? Never seen that problem myself, if it persists maybe you havea defective unit?
  9. Well first of all do not get discouraged, the first finds can be hard before you get a hang of it. One problem you have is with the GPS. The 680 is GPS designed for in-car navigation and is not the best choice for Geocaching. Can it be done with a 680? You bet, only not as accurately as when using a handheld trail-GPS’. The one thing you want to do is to modify the way your 680 finds locations. By default it is set for a Car/Motorcycle. This setting works well when you are trying to find a place along roadway, not so much for Tupperware out in the woods. So, on the Menu page hit Navigation and under change it from Car/Motorcycle to walking or pedestrian (I can't remember exactly what it says). Just remember to change it again once you are back in the car or you may get interesting route suggestions when driving to the next cache! Try this approach and let us know how it works for you! Good luck!
  10. If said hypothetical cacher was a registered active member and not a temporarily promoted muggle I would have to conclude that there are something seriously wrong with him/her. Thus I would keep a healthy distance to sa(i)d cacher, let's say... a state or two? If it was just someone 'brought along for the ride and event' I would simply leave his/hers sad @#$ behind right there.
  11. I'm not... I'm not... I'm not.......... NOT going to weigh in on this one...... aaaaaaarrrrghhhh............. OK. 38. But my wife is CRAZY! And I was beat.........
  12. I don't know that there are a formally established max distance between multi stages. I would say that common sense would apply. Most multi stages are usually within walking distance between them although there are exceptions. I would say that as long as you indicate in your cache description that there may be some considerable distance between stages you won't risk putting someone off. I think I would get a tad testy myself if I went for a multi just to find out that the next stage was three counties away. I would also recommend that you go find a couple of multi caches yourself, to get a feel for it. Having some more caches under your belt will also help you in planning and hiding your cache and avoid making rookie mistakes. Good luck with you cache!
  13. It's a no brainer to me; if you don't want the picture to be there ask them to take it down. I'd ask nice, but still. It's your cache, you call the shots. BTW: I love the container!
  14. Nothing but bragging rights unless the CO left you a $100 bill as FTF prize. It actually HAVE happened. Must be nice. God help us all if Groundspeak ever decide to make a FTF logging feature....
  15. lrosell

    PQ coords

    Hi Nate, would it help if I forwarded my PQ to you? You must have just loaded the gpx file off of the cache web page. Perhaps it has something to do with the PQ itself. BTW I was using the most up to date version of GSAK (on a different computer now so don't know what that is) in case you are using an older version. Send me an e-mail from my profile with your e-mail address and I can forward my PQ to you. thanks for the help. This have happend to me too and not only that, I know what happened..... OK OK, I'll tell ya..! The coords actually down load ok to the 60CSx I have but... by accident I pushed Map and moved the cache a tad, enough to screw me up. I remeber especially this one time in my early caching days when I almost took a gas station apart in search of a cache that was actually 120 feet away hiding behind a transformer... See if this may not be what is happening to your coords.
  16. Anything from a couple of hours to a couple of days, depending on cache and how much info you gave the reviewer. Check in on the cache from time to time to see if the reviewer posted any notes or concerns about it.
  17. Right here! http://geocacher-u.com/content/blogcategory/36/61/
  18. First, install the Mapsource program that came with your 400t. This will also load generic Garmin drivers on your computer. Next, us the website to find a cache you want to go after. Click 'Send to GPS', a dialog comes up. BEFORE you click Write you will haveto download the Garmin communicator plugin. There is a link for this in the bottom of the dilaog that just showed up. Click thi link and follow the on-screen instructions to get the plugin on your PC. NOTE: You only have to do this once! From here after when you 'send to GPS' you don't haveto load the plugin. After you click write the cache info should down load to your 400t, check under the geocaching icon to confirm that you see the cache. Now, since you have a 400t I would strongly recommend that you become a Premium Member. When you do you can create Pocket Queries. These will allow you to down load 500 x 4 = 2000(!) caches onto your 400t, complete with cache name, descriptions, logs, hints - the whole chibang. Pretty kewl, huh? Good luck!
  19. So you mean to say that there is a way to upload GPX files containing multiple caches with GSAK to a Garmin 60CSx? Yes!! But you can only get limited details from the GPX file. Maybe the hint and then sort of "code" in some other information. You are limited to (I think) 18 characters in the name field and something like 30 in the description. GSAK allows you to add info in the form of codes that look like %hint - check out the GSAk forums for complete info. Oh ok, I see what you mean. It will require some tailoring of the GSAK setup though, and 30 characters don't really go that far. Having the hint onboard could be usefull though. Might have to mess with it a bit to see how it works.
  20. So you mean to say that there is a way to upload GPX files containing multiple caches with GSAK to a Garmin 60CSx?
  21. You will not be able to load a GPX file directly on a 60CSx. If you want to 'bulk load' caches on that unit you must use Garmins POI loader (free download) . Using this tool you can load caches from a GPX file to the 60CSx. They will however NOT show up under the Geocaching icon, but as 'Custom POI's'
  22. I'd say got with the Mapsource Topo maps, at least initially. Lot less expensive as previous posted stated. The waypoint manager you got with your GPSr is essentially the same software as you get with Topo, just without the maps, so if you already installed that one you're half way there.
  23. I don't know... I have several caches out, all which was stocked with good swag like tools, umbrellas, rain coats, new CD's and DVD's, etc. None which was the cheap 'dollar store' swag either. And guess what? Very few people trade items. It almost seems like the trading part of Geocaching is on the way out. I guess it could be because no one expects to find good swag anymore and thus never bring any trading items along. We always do, but to an extent I agree with you; it's more often you find junk swag than anything nice. We always trade up; a tape Stanley measure for a carbine hook, a CD for an old unplayable 8-track cassette. And so on. Maybe that's the solution; everybody trade up. At least two notches! Yes! Let's start a movement!
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