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  1. "Cointest" This is a picture of my Geocaching partner "Vitesse" posing in a "Fedora" for the cache "Indiana Jones and the Golden Skull" one of the requirements was to post an image of yourself wearing a "Fedora" so my "partner" graciously posed for me while I snapped the shot!
  2. Super Coin! Will this ever be available for us, who live to far away, to attend your events? If so...how much?
  3. Hi...I just saw these and I want one! Are there any still available? How much are they? Great design!
  4. Well another 8 hours has passed so for my 3rd guess I will go with 100
  5. It's been 8 hours since my last guess so my 2nd guess is 102
  6. You need to contact geocaching.com. The following is on the FAQ page of geocaching.com regarding travel bug tracking no.s. "The Tracking Number doesn't work! Is the tracking number you used the one that was stamped on the dog tag or geocoin? Often, the travel bug reference number (aka "TB number") is confused with the tracking number. The "TB Number" is the reference code on each travel bug's page, which is the "safe" number to help users reference each travel bug without giving out the bug's actual tracking number. This will not work when picking up and grabbing Travel Bugs. If you send a request to contact@geocaching.com for the tracking number and receive an automated response, the tracking number for the email message is not the Bug's tracking number."
  7. I don't know if you are still looking for the Rattlesnake geocoin, but it appears that the mold has been resurrected into a new Geocoin called "Bitten by Caching" geocoin and several finishes are now being sold on "Ebay" by fish_bonz. http://cgi.ebay.com/BITTEN-CACHING-GEOCOIN-AB-RE-NEW-U-T-W-ICON-/260816763027?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb9e3f893, http://cgi.ebay.com/BITTEN-CACHING-GEOCOIN-XLE-NEW-U-T-W-ICON-/260816762968?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb9e3f858, http://cgi.ebay.com/BITTEN-CACHING-GEOCOIN-AC-LE-NEW-U-T-W-ICON-/260816762825?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb9e3f7c9
  8. Part A: 1) Monarch Butterfly 2) Coho Salmon 3) Grey Whale 4) Canada Goose 5) Green sea turtle 6) Arctic Tern 7) North american Caribou Part B: Mexican Free Tailed Bat: Mexican free-tailed bats in southeastern Nevada, southwestern Utah, western Arizonia and southeastern California form a unit that migrates westward and southward into southern California and Baja California.[6] Those in southeastern Utah, southwestern Colorado, western New Mexico and eastern Arizona migrate into Jalisco, Sinaloa and Sonora along the western side of the Sierra Madre Oriental. Bats that summer in Kansas, Oklahoma, eastern New Mexico and Texas migrate southward to southern Texas[3] and into eastern central and perhaps western Mexico.[6] Emergence of the bats of the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, Texas at dusk. In Austin, Texas, a colony of Mexican Free-tailed Bats summers (they winter in Mexico) under the Congress Avenue Bridge ten blocks south of the state capitol. It is the largest urban colony in North America with an estimated 1,500,000 bats.[7] Each night they eat 10,000 to 30,000 lb (4,500 to 14,000 kg) of insects. Each year they attract 100,000 tourists who come to watch them. In Houston, Texas, there is a colony living under the Waugh Street Bridge over Buffalo Bayou. It is the home to 250,000 bats and also attracts viewers. The Mexican Free-tailed Bat is the official "flying mammal" of the state of Texas.[8] Bats ranging eastward from eastern Texas do not migrate but local shifts in roost usage often occur seasonally.[6] Also, a regional population that ranges from Oregon to California, maintains year round residence. One of the largest Mexican Free-tailed Bat populations inhabits, during the spring and summer, Cueva de la Boca, a cave near Monterrey, Mexico. In 2006, the Mexican environmental conservation NGO, Pronatura Noreste purchased the property. Because of a reduction of more than 95% of the original 20 million bat individuals population, as a result of vandalism, pollution, and uncontrolled tourism, the organization decided to buy the property in order to place it under conservation. Other species of high ecological value that inhabit the cavern are also being protected. Credit: Wikipedia
  9. Day 3 but no longer need to guess so for Part A this is: 1) Monarch Butterfly 2) Coho Salmon 3) Grey Whale 4) Canada Goose 5) Green Sea Turtle 6) Arctic Tern 7) North American Caribou Now for part "B" I would like to highlight an elusive little bird called the "Whip-Poor-Will" I had only heard the Whip-poor-will's calls in old movies before moving to Texas 5 years ago. I am originally from Oregon (Native) and we moved to Texas for the SO's Job. So I first heard the call of the Whip-poor-will (in the middle of the night) I had no idea what it was. Since then, I look forward to every Spring to hear the Birds call. It's kind of a omen that Summer is just around the corner. In the Summer the Bird's call are almost drowned out by the Cicada's. The Whip-poor-will is the classic nightjar, named for its distinctive song and made famous in poetry and song. Although its song is familiar to many people, few have actually seen a Whip-poor-will because of its cryptic plumage and nocturnal habits. This species breeds in eastern North America from southern Canada to the southern United States and from west Texas to Arizona and south into Central America. The primary winter range lies in Central America, but a few individuals may winter along the Gulf Coast in the United States. Most of the Whip-poor-wills found in Texas are migrants. In Texas, the Whip-poor-will occurs in the eastern half of the state and in the high mountains of the Trans-Pecos region. In the east, the few records indicate that the Whip-poor-will should be considered a rare and very local breeding bird. This nightjar is fairly common in the Trans-Pecos region above 1676 m (5,500 ft) where it is associated with pine-juniper-oak woods in brushy canyons and mountain slopes. The Whip- poor-will is a difficult species to confirm, with no confirmed breeding records of the 15 total records obtained by the TBBAP. This largely nocturnal nightjar is difficult to find without an observer being audibly alerted to its presence. While roosting or incubating during the day, the Whip-poor-will is beautifully camouflaged and thus is rarely seen. TBBAP records reflect this. All of the records represent some form of vocal activity. An observer is even less likely to find a nest than to see a Whip-poor-will. An incubating adult is reluctant to flush and give away its nest location. The breeding season of the Whip-poor-will in Texas is long, extending from mid-April (Oberholser 1974) to early August.
  10. B)Since this animal has not been chose yet I would like to showcase ORCA's or Killer Whale! The orca or killer whale is a toothed whale that is an efficient predator, even attacking huge young blue whales. Their only enemy is human beings. Orcas live in small, close-knit, life-long pods. The killer whale belongs to the family of dolphins and is the biggest dolphin. It is sometimes called the "wolf of the sea" because its behavior is similar to that of wolves. Orcas are efficient hunters that eat a very diverse diet of fish , squid , sharks , marine mammals (including whales and seals), turtles, octopi, and birds (penguins and gulls). They have even been known to attack young blue whales and other large whales. They have 10-13 pairs of large, interlocking conical, enameled teeth distributed in BOTH the upper and lower jaws (for a total of 20 to 26 pairs, so the orca has from 40 to 52 teeth). The teeth curve inwards and backwards - this helps the orca catch its prey. Teeth average about 3 inches (7.6 cm) long and about 1 inch in diameter, but some are even longer. Members of a pod frequently cooperate in hunts. An average-sized orca will eat 551 pounds (250 kg) of food a day. Orcas whales live in waters ranging from tropical to arctic, and both coastal and deep oceanic waters. They are found in all the world's oceans and most of the seas. Orcas sometimes enter estuaries, but don't go far from the sea. Orcas don't make long, seasonal migrations. They may, however, cover an area of hundreds of miles (or kilometers) in order to find seasonal prey.
  11. A)Today's guess' are: 1) Caribou 2) Artic Tern 3) Monarch Butterfly 4) Leatherback Turtle 5) Steelhead Trout 6) Humpback Whale 7) Canadian Goose
  12. Okay just looked at the cool coin and I have narrowed down my choices to the following: 1) Reindeer (or Caribou they go by either) 2)Purple Martin 3)Monarch Butterfly 4)Steelhead Trout 5)Gray Whale 6)Humpback Whale 7)Canadian Snow Geese I love the Humpback, they are such majestic animals. They were the feature creature in Star Trek IV "The Voyage Home". I also witnessed their migration, one year, on a cruise along the Inside Channel. Such a treat!
  13. I know of what you speak (or rant) about! I too have given up sending out TB's & Geocoins, after losing them in their maiden caches. I also try to contact the cacher who was the next to visit the cache, and most of the time they don't respond, so that pretty much enforces, to me, they probably took it. I make proxies of some of my Geocoins and only place them in caches that have a unique theme or are a challenging puzzle or multi cache. I don't understand why people want an activated geocoin. They are not worth anything and they'll probably just end up in a drawer someplace. I never keep people's trackables, I'm happy when I find one and quickly move it on. I make sure to research a cache, before I place someone else's traveler in it, in case it has a coin thief watching it. If I see a bunch of missing coins in the Trackables History, of a cache, I won't drop a traveler there. It does take extra time, but I'd hope someone else will show me the same courtesy.
  14. You could always get a "Proxy" coin..there are several websites offering "Proxies" all you have to do is pick one and they will put the Geocoin tracking no. on it. So anyone who finds the "Proxy" will still achieve the Icon for the original coin. Just a thought.
  15. Hi, I saw your list and I am interested in the: Alien Bahama Starfish Baby Loggerhead Bad Mojo Bee Ware Cache Critter Caching Bug Honey Chile Mojave Desert (Cactus) How much are they? Are they unactivated or activated geocoins? Thanks!
  16. I take mine up to Kinko's..they have a color copier and it does a really nice job of copying them..I do both front & back and the fee is nominal to use the copier.
  17. I realize that they may not know how to log TB's, since it appears mine is the only one they have retrieved. But the cache they noted dropping it into, is an Earth Cache with no physical cache container at the location. So I don't want to drop it into this cache. I did email them, on the 5th, but have not received a response.
  18. I have a Cachekinz TB # TB355W9 Catepillar Cachekinz, that I recently received notice from Geocaching.com, on June 5th, that Livmackfam dropped it off at Mark Twain cave cache in Hannibal, Mo. This Geocacher "Livmackfam" did not log it properly to move it out of their possession into the cache. But in looking at this cache it is an Earth Cache, GC1B2F4, so it would be impossible to have left it at the location. Plus, when I looked at their profile (Livmackfam), they have only visited caches in the Florida area and have not logged onto geocaching.com since April??? I don't understand how they posted a note stating they had dropped my TB on June 5th, since they have not logged onto geocaching.com website since April? Can anyone explain this? I did write them and asked them about dropping my TB in an Earth cache? But have not received a response. I'm hoping someone can shed some light on this?
  19. I had that happen to one of my coins! This person inadvertently entered my coin's tracking no. so he just decided to "Virtually" discover it! I deleted his log! He then logged it again and asked me why I did not allow him to virtually discover my coin! I explained that Virtual Discovery is against Groundspeak policy! He argued that he had never seen such a rule! So I turned the whole matter over to Eartha! She set him straight!
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