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  1. There is probably more than one out there but cartopper nailed it. 1000 vertical feet in 1/2 mile the Golden Staircase is just on the Alaska side of the Chilkoot Trail. Too steep for horses miners had to haul their gear to the top piecemeal. Waiting at the top were mounties to ensure every miner crossing had his one ton of supplies. Excellent hike when you only have to do it once. We hiked mid week and had to hike out instead of taking the train. Now the train can take you from Carcross to Skagway with plans to extend it right to Whitehorse.
  2. heh what planet? I only know of the one on THIS planet.
  3. All righty then! A quick one to answer. Where is the "Golden Staircase"?
  4. Economics Class? Really how about Venus?
  5. Geocacher Northbound is set up in Saskatoon. http://northboundtradingcompany.com/shop/
  6. Oops typed before thinking! Was thinking Newfoundland and Labrador, then thought of an ad about skiing there. Something about NL having the highest mountains east of the Rockies. However I don't know if the island of Newfoundland qualifies as Northern Canada.
  7. I feel I am pretty good at weather stuff but I had to google. There might be some real weather wizards out there that will know the obscure town and temperature. Maybe David Phillips? This is a tough questions
  8. Sheeeooot! It doesn't get warmer than -45 in Sask until April. I would guess somewhere around Yellowknife and -60
  9. I had the same problem. In discussions with the reviewer, they gave me a ballpark area to hide that would avoid proximity with the other cache. Good communication with your volunteer reviewer can go along way to making the road smooth to hiding.
  10. I'll say, in mist the droplet size is bigger.
  11. From the Ramsar website. "The Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources."
  12. First part right(sort of) Second part, Ramsar is NOT an acronym. There are 50% more Ramsar Sites in Canada than the US encompassing 10X the area.
  13. Next question. Nearby to Tyndall, MB is Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre. (The actual building is constructed using Tyndall Stone) This weekend they are holding a GPS and geocaching workshop. Oak Hammock Marsh is designated a Ramsar Site. What is a Ramsar Site and why is it called Ramsar?
  14. I was pretty sure it was in Manitoba. I pulled out my trusty atlas and found...Tyndall, Manitoba about 35km NE of Winnipeg.
  15. Great minds think alike. His is just faster!
  16. I recall Bolivia is named after Simon Bolivar or something like that. Could they all be named after people? The founders perhaps?
  17. I knew the story, just not the names. So I googled...
  18. Rocanville, Saskatchewan, Canada 5miles - 1(mine) 10 miles -7(3 are mine) 25 miles -33 50 miles - 138 Beat that! Its all about the numbers!
  19. Geocaching is an activity done for fun(most of the time) and the level of fun is dependant on two things. 1. The finders attitude toward the activity. 2. The hiders ability to bring the cacher to someplace interesting or challenge the finder. The finders could strike out on ten caches and still come away satisfied if their attitude is right and the hider did well picking the spots and describing the caches. One grumpy comment is a poor attitude. More than that and maybe its a poor hide.
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