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Runfrog

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  1. So THATS Multi-Flora rose........ OUCH What does Poison Ivy look like?
  2. At one cache I found condoms and two cigarettes, the cigarettes were in there own baggie. I removed both. Runfrog
  3. I'll side with the Cache owner on this one. The owner has every right to delete logs that don't fullfill the requirements. The owner out in a little work to try to take you somewhere you might find interesting, is it so much to ask that you fullfill the requirements. As for negative logs don't get me started. They are not necessary. Control freak? I don't think so. Runfrog
  4. RUM IN A CACHE? WHERE?? I'd rather find Rum than Gin. I found cigarettes and a condom in a cache, I'd rathr find Rum. How about a gift coupon to HOOTERS for a picther of beer? Would that be okay? After to much Rummmmmmmmmmmmmmm
  5. Maybe it has nothing at all to do with your spine of steel. It could be your magnetic personality.
  6. Hey, I'm a little ticked at Garmin as well ( hope they read this ). I just bought a new 60Cx and dropped their tech service a note asking about the Mac drivers. My answer was go buy Virtual PC. Hey Garmin, get in gear, i don't want to buy Virtual PC. Do what you said, even if it is a year late.
  7. I am loyal to Garmin.... But......... I had a Legend the B&W model, it worked great, if there were no trees around then the signal would be spotty. Its due to the dinky patch antenna, my old Garmin 12 has a larger patch antenna and holds signals well. Now to the new Magellans. From the people I know that have them they are satisfied, some thrilled some not. What I can't figure out is why they went to the new patch antenna form the old Quad Helix. I think they did it because of the cost, patch I think are cheaper to produce and allow for a smaller unit. That brings up another issue.. Antenna's. From all that I've read its not the type, Patch Vs Quad Helix its the size. Bigger antenna better luck caching, it "sees" more sky. My problem with both the Garmin and the new Magellan's that use that funky toggle stlye of navigating, I don't like them. In my experience they are a little touchy and don't seem to last under heavy usage, like Geocaching. When my Legend died the screen went, Garmin said it would cost $250 for a new screen, a new unit cost $149.99 at the time. I found a great deal on a Garmin 60C and bought that. My experience with it has been one of pure joy. I've dropped it (once on my concrete garage floor), stepped on it, used it in rain and cold, bashed it here and there and in general abused it (gently) and it keeps working. It can't get any better than that. But, I know there are Magellan users out there with the same story. In short its up to the user. As for customer service... Well again both companies can be rough at times. Though it seems that I have read more negative about Magellan. Hope this helped in some small way. Keep on Cachin'
  8. I agree with Prime Suspect, sound like the brighness level may be cranked up too. You can also contact garmin's online Tech Service, they answer within 48 hours.
  9. What about GSAK??? I'm fighting getting stuff on my Palm. its worse than ten DNF's in a day. GSAK is super complicated. I want the dummy version that WORKS. Remember computers are/were supposed to make our lives EASIER, have they? I say no.
  10. I can think of a two reasons (the second applies to several of my caches). 1. The cache owner has permission (this should be noted on the page but isn't always). 2. The sign is no longer valid, as in when formerly private property is purchased by the government and turned into a park and they never bothered to take down the signs. It should be noted in the log if its ACTUALLY on Private Property and that permission has been granted. as for the second case... Push the locals in Government to get their GPS' in gear. Hey folks we pay those slugs, they WORK FOR US.
  11. I too read the article about the Monarch's, very impressive what old Ma' Nature can do. But, in our defence I'll add, they (Monarch's) are not trying to find a well camoed Ammo can under a log, not are they trying to find a Nano attached to the bottom of a park bench. I'll keep my Garmin 60 and still be amaazed at the Monarch's. And to end some bird species do the same sort of thing. In the spring the parent head north nest, raise the brood and then split to head back to the warmer southern climes leaving their young to follow a few weeks later. How do they fly 2,500, or 5,000, in some cases 9,000 miles that first time.
  12. Wolf.. You should abaondon that Caravan. That Officer was trying to do you a favor.LOL
  13. Tired of Bison Tubes??? Your Caching friends will get a BANG out of these new containers.
  14. Ahh yes. Went for a FTF one dark and rainy night, literally and quite physically, got a big DNF. Stumbled all over the hill it was on, looked like a sad drunk or super-high druggy. Anyway I finally looked at the hint, make that wet smeared hint. Refigured it all and searched a new area. Found a nice little bag of crack. Removed it and tossed it in the trase when I got home. Went back and got the cah in daylight a couple of days later. I had to laugh at myself when I saw the stuff I had been stumbling around in, lucky I didn't fall and break my leg or crack my head open.
  15. I don't hate Micros or Nanos, poroviding they are done well. One of our local Delaware cachers has done some very clever Micros and Nanos and then............... His last six are pure $^%@. He had this funky job of riding around checking for Wireless Hotspots, a PDA that picked them up, hooked to a GPS unit that marked the spot.. Anyway he obviously was upset that all he did was drive around and got to do no caching, so he started tossing out these really LAME Bison tubes. Several of us ahve been logging them and then hammering him about it. But the kid just doesn't seem to get it. he says, "Well if they are so bad wny do them?". Well, by not doing them we'd be ignoring a problem, so we have chosen to do them and then let him know our disatisfaction that way he knows we found it and aren't just busting his Geocaching Butt. So, do micros, just be clever. Don't throw one out just to throw one out.
  16. Some of us are middle aged, heavier and not so agile. I also don't like ones placed by taller people (I'm 5'4") with no regard for short people. Hmmmm.. Let's see, I'm 55 stand a whopping five foot six, so I am a short middle aged man, but since I'm an avid runner, I guess you could say I'm lean. Tree caches are not the most difficult I've done, a few terrestial caches have proved far harder and LOADS more dangerous. When we agree to this we sign that little disclaimer about taking this on our own and we assume all risks, so, I guess we all have to make a decision on our own abilities and if a cache is to hard move on to somethig a bit more to our liking. I personally find a little challenge more to my liking. And I have to confess that my most recent cache is in a tree, well two trees. You have to climb one, lean over and grab the cache from the other and then you have to extract yourself, quite literally and physically from the tree you had to climb. I've only recieved kudos for it. Oh yeah. I was being facetious, or half way anyay in my first reply
  17. Some of us are middle aged, heavier and not so agile. I also don't like ones placed by taller people (I'm 5'4") with no regard for short people. Hmmmm.. Let's see, I'm 55 stand a whopping five foot six, so I am a short middle aged man, but since I'm an avid runner, I guess you could say I'm lean. Tree caches are not the most difficult I've done, a few terrestial caches have proved far harder and LOADS more dangerous. When we agree to this we sign that little disclaimer about taking this on our own and we assume all risks, so, I guess we all have to make a decision on our own abilities and if a cache is to hard move on to somethig a bit more to our liking. I personally find a little challenge more to my liking. And I have to confess that my most recent cache is in a tree, well two trees. You have to climb one, lean over and grab the cache from the other and then you have to extract yourself, quite literally and physically from the tree you had to climb. I've only recieved kudos for it.
  18. My greastest fear...Other Geocachers driving to a Cache whileI'm driving to the next one.
  19. Runfrog

    Gsak Question

    Q #2. If you are Caching and the rest of the team is at work.... No, its not fair for them to log it as a find. Nor is it fair if you all are Caching and one group goes one way and the other group goes another and then you all log your finds. I say you have to be there when its found. Otherwise I can just log some of the same finds as one of my Caching buddies, hmmmm that is an idea..... I can reallt boost my numbers.
  20. I know what TNLNSL means but, what does SCCS mean ???????
  21. i think it means all of these things, depending on one's background. As for the badmouthing of the young for all the digital stuff in our lives, hey dude we made it to make our lives easier and they have embraced it. adios
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