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  1. Its easy to do. just go to your log for the cache and click the [view/edit logs/images] link on your log. From here it gives you the option to delete the log. You will need to confirm it, but it will be deleted fairly easily
  2. So no geocacher's anonymous yet eh?? I have started keeping a spreadsheet for the infromation. Mainly to make it easier to log them in and out of events. I have also started trolling the forum for ways to store them. Currently they reside in an ammo can
  3. That is one reason I picked the themes I did. Coins and Pins seems to keep their navigational pins in stock and I started with collecting them, and aside from the compass rose coins I have been able to pick up most of the series. I wish I could acquire the compass rose coins, but collecting the early ones seems to be prohibitively expensive, so I think i will just try to collect the coins from the years that I have cached (2008 and 09). I too have spent way considerable time trolling ebay for coins. I am truly addicted, just limited in funding...
  4. Hello Folks. I have been geocaching about a year now and just recently became addicted to collecting Geocoins. I have a limited budget to purchase coins, so my initial thoughts on how to start collecting coins was to focus on a theme. So I started collecting Science Related and Navigational type coins (the compasses, etc). I have a few off theme coins I picked up as well, but in general I have been keeping to this theme and picking up one or two a month depending on cost. I am just curious how the rest of you folks decide what to collect. Anybody else out there have a theme to their collecting or ??? how to decide. Thanks, Jim aka TeamHaynes
  5. I met a geocacher at a recent event that has a travel bug stuffed animal named buddy that he takes with him. At virtual and Earthcaches that require photos he takes a picture of buddy holding the gps to log his find. That might be an option especially for solo cachers. Oh, just remembered... His username is something like me and buddy so buddy is actually a geocacher partner. An inanimate partner, but nonetheless it seems to work.
  6. How are you sending the data to cachemate? I use GSAK and everything works well. also I found this on the smittyware site. this could be the issue if you are using loc files versus gpx files to send data to cachemate LOC files from Geocaching.com don't include cache-specific information such as terrain/difficulty ratings, descriptions and hints. All that they contain are the cache name, owner, waypoint name, and coordinates. GPX files that are obtained from Geocaching.com, though, have all of this information, and are also supported for import. However, they are not freely available. You will need to get a paid membership at that site, and create a pocket query to generate those files. In some cases, an imported GPX file may not have this information either. Generally, it's due to taking a Geocaching.com-generated file, then editing and saving it in a third-party program that ends up wiping out the geocaching-specific information. EasyGPS is a typical culprit of this, but there are other programs that may do it as well. For best results, use the original GPX file, unless you're using a program that you're sure does not have this effect on the file.
  7. I have been lucky enough to discover one of these . It was in the Hands of Joe Friday the current president of Geocaching Colorado. I saw it at a recent Geocaching event and when I looked in the cache inventory there were two of them there at the same time, although I only ended up seeing one. I would love to find one of these as well.
  8. Okay, my serious addition, which happens to be a good song for geocachers Artist: U2 Song: I still haven't found what I'm looking for Genre: Adult Alternative Thanks DJ...
  9. How about Pavarotti? The Three Tenors Remixed
  10. More info from wikipedia Overall reductions in population have been seen in various ocean animals, including stunted growth in pink salmon populations.[13] Sea otters and ducks also showed higher death rates in following years, partially because they ingested prey from contaminated soil and from ingestion of oil residues on hair due to grooming.[14] Almost 20 years after the spill, a team of scientists at the University of North Carolina found that the effects are lasting far longer than expected.[13] The team estimates some shoreline habitats may take up to 30 years to recover.[3] Exxon Mobil denies any concerns over this, stating that they anticipated a remaining fraction that they assert will not cause any long-term ecological impacts, according to the conclusions of 350 peer-reviewed studies.[14] However, a study from scientists from NOAA concluded that this contamination can produce chronic low-level exposure, discourage subsistence where the contamination is heavy, and decrease the "wilderness character" of the area
  11. Ah - so much more understandable when an explanation is given ! But he just ain't so cute in black - but I guess that also gets the message across, kind of ! I just found this on a news site, 20 years and still major issues: But with still-pungent oil lingering on some beaches, Prince William Sound herring stocks nearly wiped out by an epidemic that fishermen believe was triggered by the spill, various animal populations depleted and residents exhausted by long years of still-unresolved litigation...... A June 25 U.S. Supreme Court decision, which shrank a punitive award that had originally been $5 billion to a mere $507.5 million, was devastating to fishermen, Alaska Natives and other spill litigants. Meanwhile, Exxon is prospering, with more than $30 billion in cash on its balance sheet. Definitely good timing for the coin.
  12. Do you have an ETA for round 3. I missed the first 2 and would like a shot at round three.
  13. Thanks for all of the input folks, I appreaciate your thoughts and ideas. I wasn't thinking of the mileage logging when I put this topic up and had no idea of the history behind these type of caches. I thought that if a coin was gone it would be fun to have its final resting place be somewhere else (in another country, at sea....), but it seems that the general consensus is that these caches should be prohibited since they are essential virtual or armchair caches. At this point, I figure it is too early to write off my coin, although I honestly think it has become a permanent part of someones collection. I will leave it as missing and hope for the best.
  14. My wife helped me out as well and picked the Western Kentucky upset. I wanted to go with Illinois, but trusted her on that one. Ijust wish VCU had come through.... 1 lousy point.... This is a lot of fun.... Thanks E&Cplus3 for setting this up
  15. The Mark Missing option was put in place because of the graveyards. Graveyards are no longer necessary. Sorry about your coin, but if it is found it can put back in play just by grabbing it from the missing location, and it won't add any false mileage to it. You can always hope for its safe return. I did mark it missing about 2 months after the last log and after several cachers reported that it was not in the cache...I am hoping someone grabbed it and will eventually log it. I won it at an event about 3 weeks after I started Geocaching (actually my daughter did) Now that I am paying more attention to coins, I realize that the volunteer coins are a little more special/rare and I probably would have kept it in a collection if I had known. Oh well
  16. I have had the first and only coin I released, a 2008 Volunteer Coin, recently go missing after a 600 mile journey. I moved it to missing, but then I have come across several geocoin graveyards (GC1MGDW) for example. Do any of you folks ever place your missing coins in these, and what do you think of this option for missing coins. Thanks
  17. Only 4 players so far.... C'mon folks....
  18. Hey Hey DJ... I read a lot but don't post. You should join anyway... I am pretty lousy at picking teams, but it will be fun... My first cointest.
  19. I guess I was the first to sign up. Looking forward to it.
  20. I was born in 1970. My parents were verifiable hippies with the whole volkswagon bus tie die thing etc. I can't take credit for the list but I would like to.
  21. I tried to post this in the San Diego thread but I obviously haven't figured out how to use the forum posts very well yet. I couldn't figure out a way to delete it, so I modified it and now am posting in the correct local. The purpose of my post is to thank all of you San Diego area cachers. I have been caching in San Diego now for about 3 months and have enjoyed all of the hides you folks have placed around here, and now have 5 of my own (more of the urban types in small parks) I have learned a ton form you folks (by reading your logs, finding your caches and lurking in the forums. Yes I am a lurker/learner but not a duck so you can eliminate me from the suspects (although a teacher on summer break would have the time to do what the duck has been up to!!!) Chuy.. I really enjoyed your motivational poster series. I copied the photos from your profile and sent them to a bunch of teachers I work with, right after we all got the pink slips for budget cutbacks. The timing was perfect. KWVERS has been incredibly helpful as well and I am amazed at the number of caches these two pulled off in May. Anyway, thanks all. Here is something I came across today while surfing the web and thought some of you folks would enjoy this. A playlist to go caching to. http://www.geocachingonline.com/2008/04/28...-go-geocaching/ Songs copied below You Ain’t Seen Nuthin’ Yet - Backman Turner Overdrive Going In Circles - Three Dog Night Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For - U2 Another One Bites The Dust - Queen I Get Around - The Beach Boys At The Hundreth Meridian - Tragically Hip Musta Got Lost - J. Geils Band So Far Away - Carol King Take The Long Way Home - Supertramp Saturday In The Park - Chicago Two Outa Three Ain’t Bad - Meatloaf Straight On - Heart ‘Round Here - Counting Crows Helplessly Hoping - Crosby, Stills And Nash Run Through The Jungle - Creedence Clearwater Revival Can’t You See - Minglewood Band Workin’ It - Don Henley Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers Turn Off The World - Doctor Hook Show Me The Way - Styx Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes - Jimmy Buffet Take A Look Around - Joe Walsh Down In The Hole - Rolling Stones With A Little Luck - Paul McCartney I Missed Again - Phil Collins Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) - Janis Joplin Closer - The Corrs It Don’t Come Easy - Ringo Starr Round And Round - Edgar Winter Lunatic Fringe - Red Rider Looking For Clues - Robert Palmer Follow Your Heart - Triumph Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band This Must Be The Place - Talking Heads Walk This Way - Aerosmith All Over Town - April Wine Miss You In A Heartbeat - Def Leppard Radar Love - Golden Earring Play The Game Tonight - Kansas Ramble On - Led Zeppelin Lovin’ Every Minute Of It - Loverboy Pursuit on 53rd St. - Doobie Brothers Turn On Your Receiver - Nazareth I Ain’t Lookin’ Anymore - Prism I Know You’re Out There Somewhere - Moody Blues The Great Beyond - REM Take It To The Limit - Eagles Beneath, Between And Behind - Rush Fumbling Towards Ecstasy - Sarah McLachlan Into The Great Wide Open - Tom Petty
  22. I came across this today while surfing the web and thought some of you folks would enjoy this. A playlist to go caching too. http://www.geocachingonline.com/2008/04/28...-go-geocaching/ Songs copied below You Ain’t Seen Nuthin’ Yet - Backman Turner Overdrive Going In Circles - Three Dog Night Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For - U2 Another One Bites The Dust - Queen I Get Around - The Beach Boys At The Hundreth Meridian - Tragically Hip Musta Got Lost - J. Geils Band So Far Away - Carol King Take The Long Way Home - Supertramp Saturday In The Park - Chicago Two Outa Three Ain’t Bad - Meatloaf Straight On - Heart ‘Round Here - Counting Crows Helplessly Hoping - Crosby, Stills And Nash Run Through The Jungle - Creedence Clearwater Revival Can’t You See - Minglewood Band Workin’ It - Don Henley Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers Turn Off The World - Doctor Hook Show Me The Way - Styx Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes - Jimmy Buffet Take A Look Around - Joe Walsh Down In The Hole - Rolling Stones With A Little Luck - Paul McCartney I Missed Again - Phil Collins Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) - Janis Joplin Closer - The Corrs It Don’t Come Easy - Ringo Starr Round And Round - Edgar Winter Lunatic Fringe - Red Rider Looking For Clues - Robert Palmer Follow Your Heart - Triumph Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band This Must Be The Place - Talking Heads Walk This Way - Aerosmith All Over Town - April Wine Miss You In A Heartbeat - Def Leppard Radar Love - Golden Earring Play The Game Tonight - Kansas Ramble On - Led Zeppelin Lovin’ Every Minute Of It - Loverboy Pursuit on 53rd St. - Doobie Brothers Turn On Your Receiver - Nazareth I Ain’t Lookin’ Anymore - Prism I Know You’re Out There Somewhere - Moody Blues The Great Beyond - REM Take It To The Limit - Eagles Beneath, Between And Behind - Rush Fumbling Towards Ecstasy - Sarah McLachlan Into The Great Wide Open - Tom Petty
  23. Does anybody know if there is a geocaching theme for the google homepage? I just noticed that yesterday they started opening up artist themes for the personal homepages and I was wondering if any geocacher has put together a theme yet? I looked through a bunch and couldn't find one and I am not skilled enough to make one Thanks, Jim
  24. I would purchase the Venture from Amazon and its price is 136. I found a Explorist 500le for 169 at BIG 5, but haven't tried it out yet. I have been looking at the posts for Magellan and am a little shy of them with all of the complaints about customer service etc. I am pretty much a part time computer geek, so complicated setups etc don't stess me, but I am worried about the software glitches people report with the Magellans. Also, I didn't want to go much over 150 until I am sure this is a long term hobby. I have this tendency to obsess on a hobby for a few months and then I let it go (I did that with RC helicopters) . With this hobby I get the family involved so there is a potential for this to last, but with my history... I need to be careful.
  25. Thanks for the speedy reply. So with the venture I should be able to get a site description/hints into a venture hc by using smart names. Thats what I was hoping for. I didn't want to buy a venture HC to try it without having some idea of this. My local store has it in the blister pack and returning items from opened blister packs is more difficult than the boxes the magellans come in. The triton was much easier to try out since it was just in a box. I have seen some things regarding paperless geocaching and I guess that is what I am after and I have a limited budget. I did use the Pocket Queries to transfer caches to the magellan and was hoping the garmin venture hc is similar. Thanks again
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