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GeoWhiz

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  1. A great friend, co-worker, and geocacher passed away yesterday, 10/31/05. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family.
  2. I can make the 22nd, but not 23rd due to leaving for a work conference. Once we decide the when/where, I'll let State Parks know. I've given them a heads-up about this and they would like to have someone represented to answer any questions about the new State Park Geocache regulations.
  3. I received Kim's email which stated: "We are asking them to re-permit and would like to look at the site to see the impact it is having on the environment...maybe we should explain a little better!" Maybe she will redesign the letter sent out with the permit stickers. I know Kim and many of the State Park/Forest Superintendents and they are good people. I'm glad this could come together to benefit all involved. Thank you to everyone in this forum for your kind words. It's been a long process to get WV Parks involved with Geocaching, but it appears we finally made it. Twin Falls State Park is having a "Go Hike" Weekend, March 26-28. One of the events on the agenda is "Geocaching". I've been asked, and have accepted, to instruct and lead the group to find the cache located there at the park.
  4. Having started geocaching late in 2001, Mikedx achieved another milestone yesterday with his 200th find. A good friend, co-worker, and top dog when it comes to West Virginia geocaching, Mikedx has again set the bar higher for all of us to strive toward. Congratulations!!
  5. In all of our discussions and emails with State Parks, having to move the cache upon renewal was never mentioned. I'll clarify that issue with them today.
  6. I forwarded your question to the State Parks rep and her answer was that the Superintendents themselves will be approving the caches...Everything received so far has been approved and a letter is being drafted to be sent out with the permits. So, you should receive something soon. The response from the Superintendents of the WV State Parks has been very positive.
  7. Hey all, I've given the WV Parks people the information about this forum thread. If you have any questions please post them here. I enjoyed helping them out to get this going. There isn't a requirement to move the cache upon renewal of the permit. Happy Caching!!
  8. I've been working with the State Parks people for a few weeks and have given them some guidance about the geocaching.com web page. I also provided them with an initial list of the current caches in their State Parks and Forests. If you know of any caches not listed please let them know. I think their web page looks fantastic!! My opinion is that the owners of these caches should download the permit form and get them to State Parks now.
  9. Has anyone out there seen bad coords in your pocket query extracts? Originally I found a disagreement in the very first cache extracted, just happened to be checking it at home. I emailed geocaching.com support, but never received a reply. Last week I attempted to find a cache, but was unsuccessful until I checked my PDA and found that the coords did not agree with what had been transferred to the GPS. I entered the PDA coords and found the cache with no problem. We pay to be a Premium Member that allows us to run the pocket querys and I'm getting to the point that I have to check the coords of each cache I attempt on both the GPS and the PDA. I use ExpertGPS to transfer the coords to my GPS.
  10. Way to go Puter!!!! "The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature." -Joseph Campbell
  11. yeah, yeah, yeah, mikedx is still the premier WV cacher....married or not!!!!! Anyway, congrats to Eli and MITW for another milestone. "The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature." -Joseph Campbell
  12. you went a long way on 8-31 having gone to each school I have a bit of an identity crisis. So did you CP!! TWICE!! Had it not been for you CP, with all your early innovative hidden caches, WV wouldn't be where it is today!! Congrats to you and all the other geocachers that live in or have visited West Virginia! "The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature." -Joseph Campbell
  13. Go Mountaineers!!!! (The state, not the team..I'm a Marshall fan)....When I started this sport a little over two years ago, there were only 8 caches....we've come a long way baby!!!! "Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift." -Albert Einstein
  14. Great pictures mikedx. I'm looking forward to seeing everyones pics when the site is posted. Thanks for the loan of the book Catman. I'll forward it on to mikedx after reading it. Again, my utmost admiration for the five fellows that returned to this mountain. Us two gals weren't too shabby, huh Eli? Maybe this 53 year-old gal will take it on again sometime.....shoot, where's that hammer??? "Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift." -Albert Einstein
  15. I was fortunate to be one of the magnificent seven that completed the climb yesterday. I really don't consider this as being one of the worst cache adventures yet, but one of the BEST. Had it not been for the great group I went with I probably wouldn't have made it. Definately one for the books!! "Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift." -Albert Einstein
  16. I'm sure mikedx has his doubts about whether I'm able to tackle the mountain too.. ..so do I!!..I'm calling him this morning to make the final decision as to go or no go....If Eli's going to try it, I will too!! Eli? You going to be on time???? "Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift." -Albert Einstein
  17. THANK YOU EVERYONE!! No, I don't think I told Mikedx, he always pays attention...doesn't he MeeMaw?? I would have never thought I would enjoy this sport so much..I've met such great people and seen some beautiful places. "Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift." -Albert Einstein
  18. No pain...no gain !! I'm there. I'm gonna check with Footloose, naturegal, and Tinkerman. The more to carry me down off the mountain in a stretcher the better!!! "Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift." -Albert Einstein [This message was edited by GeoWhiz on August 06, 2003 at 11:13 AM.]
  19. CONGRATS to MITW, MITWF, QF, MC, & CH...the "first" family of geocaching!! I always look forward to your caches because I know they're original, interesting, and fun. "Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift." -Albert Einstein
  20. Hi, My name is GeoWhiz...I don't belong here...I don't really know why I was invited...I have four different groups I geocache with...family members, park people, work people, and friend people....I don't have a problem...they do!!! OH, wait!!! I forgot the fifth group...the geocacher people....they're the best!!! They don't have a problem either "Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift." -Albert Einstein
  21. Hey IWILLFIND, by all means have at it!! I'll be busy with my niece's wedding and a high school reunion on Aug. 2nd, but don't let that stop you nice people from getting together. "Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift." -Albert Einstein
  22. Hey...try my cache in the New River Gorge area. It's easy and well worth the visit. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=58029 "Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift." -Albert Einstein
  23. Hey jeepman74....your offer to host the next WV get-together sounds good to me....Mikedx is trying to railroad me into doing it....I sure enjoyed seeing everyone at Kanawha State Forest. quote:Originally posted by jeepman74:Despite the weather, the picnic was a blast. I was glad to put some faces and personalities with the names. Everyone was really nice. That is uncommon for a group of strangers meeting for the first time. I look forward to the next one. I may have to host one myself. We enjoyed the company on the trail to Man in the wild's new cache. I hope to run into a few of you on some other caches. "Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift." -Albert Einstein
  24. I'd like to add my kudos for Mikedx. He's always there for help with geocaches and is very unselfish. I really enjoy hunting caches with him, even though sometimes it's very difficult to keep up...ha! It's really a family affair for him as his mom and both daughters have claimed caches. Congrats on your 100th WV find!! "Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift." -Albert Einstein
  25. Kanawha State Forest will be having their Spring Wildflower Walks on April 26th, from 9:30 to 12:30. Since we're thinking of having our cache event there later, why don't we do the "trash out" there after their event? If you've never participated in the walks, please show up at 9am, register for $5 and take your pick of which walk to take. Under age 16 is only $2. A rep from DNR suggested we contact the Superintendent there about trading a "trash out" for a shelter for our event on May 18th. I think Mikedx will be trying to call KSF tomorrow. "Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift." -Albert Einstein
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