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PastorDIC

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  1. I think this topic should be pinned. As summer comes around this is going to be a VERY active topic.
  2. PastorDIC

    Geo Coins

    Any number of things could happen. Some inadvertant, some greedy, some accidental, some through lack of education, some beyond our control. I have found a geocoin in the bottom of my geocaching knacksack months after I picked it up out of a cache. I felt so bad and immediately placed it in a cache with an "I'm sorry" e-mail to the geocoin owner. In the case of a Travel Bug, which could have been a Christmas geocoin, I took it from a cache because it was a broken porcelain couple representing their wedding or anniversary. I e-mailed the TB owner I was going to fix it and then return it to a cache. I tried a couple of pretty strong adhesives, which didn't work. Then it disappeared - for a couple of years. Then we discovered that one of my wife's caregivers (who no longer works for her) had put the porcelain wedding couple in one of the boxes of our Christmas ornaments. So I now have it back after a couple of years and I need to get it fixed and back in the cache.
  3. What would the UV light be for caching?
  4. I want in. PastorDIC ------ (I used to live and work in Custer, SD.) Battle Ground, WA USA
  5. If there is more than two of them in existance, I might like one too.
  6. I would be upset if there was a cache near me that required a smartphone app to complete. As much as I used to love my smartphone, I am now on Social Security Disability, and I can't afford a smartphone, let alone all the bandwidth. I know a number of cachers that try to keep all caches as found within X number of miles of their home. They wouldn't be happy if someone made a cache that they could not complete. PastorDIC
  7. You are still not getting the point and most of these comments are just trying to find ways to get around the In the interest of file security, caches that require the installing or running of data and/or executables will likely not be published rule. There was a cache by a local cacher a couple years ago where he had a bunch of CD's that the cacher had to take one home and put the picture pieces together to find the cache coordinates. Since there was an exe and probably a dll file the cache was disapproved and archived.
  8. What happened to "My Controls" in the Geocaching Forums? You used to be able to delete topic notifications that you were no longer interested in being subscribed to. I can't find the option anywhere. Thanks for any help you can give me. PastorDIC
  9. This was one of my favorite caches with a lot of fond memories. Unfortunately with my health I will probably never get back to the area. Now a lot of people will miss an interesting experience walking three miles through the tunnel and seeing the waterfalls, etc. just because some idiot stole the cache.
  10. that's easy: took/left. example usage: "T/L: TB/geocoin". The buttons I tried before the message just gave me the abbreviation symbol. I just pushed more buttons and got a big surprise. Some print out more than the abbreviation. For example: T/L = "Took: Left:" MAIN= "Cache/Log needs Maintenance" FROM= "Logged from my Android Phone" PNG= Just types PNG. I love that it gives the degree symbol so you can say you are out caching in 98 degree weather. Russ
  11. The address didn't work so I couldn't contact him.
  12. After trying three or four free Apps I decided sometimes you get what you pay for. I bit the bullet and paid the ten bucks for the Android App called "Geocaching" that was engineered by Geocaching and has the Geocaching logo on the icon. It works great, much better than the free Apps. When I think I have a problem with the Android Geocaching App it turns out I hadn't found a feature yet, or my brain has failed to remember where the button to access the feature is.
  13. If someone were to put a cache every 600 feet by the power poles along Burnt Bridge Creek here in Vancouver, WA it would be a great thing. But this may be an anomoly We have power line poles only part way down the hill. Further down is a creek. The city of Vancouver (WA) has added additional trails, benches, wetlands, and wetland information signs at the bottom of the hill. It's wonderful. Also if someone were to put a cache every 600 feet there would be something to see, hear, or do in addition to the cache. A cache every 600 feet - in this case - would be a good way to get people out to use the trails and benches, etc. Every 600 feet water babbling. Or a red wing blackbird calling its mate. Or tiny fish swimming in the creek. Or duckweed floating on the water. I'm glad we have these things and sympathize with those that only have a dirt trail with flat land full of weeds and a power pole every 600 feet.
  14. The Android App is called Geocaching Keyboard. v1.1 80KB I found it because I was just looking to see what was available. I went to Market, clicked the search icon in the upper right corner of the screen, and then typed in "Geocaching".
  15. The defining factor about using the license plate as a Travel Bug is whether or not there are the same number of characters on the license plate as the Travel Bug. Others however use geocaching abbreviations. I know someone in Oregon who has the specialty license plate " TNLN ".
  16. I found a different setup for the keyboard of my ANDROID cell phone that has geocaching abbreviations at the top. One really stumps me. Does anyone know what the acronym MAIT stand for? Thanks for the help.
  17. If you work for a Saudi company you should just be able to borrow the company jet and go to Saudi Arabia and get a real Saudi flag to tide you over while you are waiting to find a Saudi flag geocoin.
  18. I just thought I would check and see if anyone has done it already so I don't have to duplicate efforts. (Just like the Bookmark list I made that is in my signature for people to know some of the cache hikes they can use to prepare to hike Mt. St. Helens. AKA Above the Clouds cache).
  19. Does anyone have all the caches above on a Bookmark list? That would make things a lot simpler.
  20. I have a bunch of trails I intend to upload to the site tonight and have never done it before. Since the trail to upload is on the top of the page, what would an example of what you would need for "Accompanying attachments:" at the bottom of the page? Thank you. Russ (PastorDIC)
  21. Here's hoping Ozzie makes it out to the State of Washington. Russ
  22. Lava Canyon Trail - Gifford Pinchot National Forest Lava Canyon Trail has been closed for several years due to the flood damage. I looked for the status today and found IT'S PARTLY OPEN! Yahoooo! I'm doing the happy dance. At least the first part of the trail is open! "Lava Canyon #184 Mount St. Helens NVM 10/07/2008: Partially open, between the trailhead and the suspension bridge. Stay on the North side of Muddy River. No travel permitted beyond the suspension bridge. Hazardous conditions on the trail. (the upper bridge has washed out and the river channel has changed locations)" Road condition: "83 Lahar/Lava Canyon Paved - Two Lanes 04/07/2009: Road to Marble Mountain Sno-Park. Road is open. Please be aware that this area of the road is not plowed, and that you will drive through rutted snow as you approach the Marble Mountain Sno-Park. Washington State Parks is out of funding for this year, plowing has been discontinued. A Washington State Parks and Recreation Sno-Park permit is no longer required. " It looks like it is time for me to race up there in a couple of weeks and do the hike. I've been missing it. The lava canyon is so beautiful. Per the Oregonian ( http://www.oregonlive.com ) "The Lava Canyon Trail parking lot and restrooms will also reopen on Oct. 3. Repair of the flood damaged bridge and trail sections in Lava Canyon is still under way. The Lava Canyon Trail will be reopened on the north side of the river as far as the suspension bridge. In the interest of public safety, the area around the upper falls where the bridge and safety railings were washed away will remain closed. Flood damaged trails on the south side of the river and below the suspension bridge will also remain closed."
  23. Lava Canyon Trail - Gifford Pinchot National Forest Lava Canyon Trail has been closed for several years due to the flood damage. I looked at this thread and noticed that Lava Canyon Trail wasn't mentioned, so I looked for the status so I could add it to the page and found IT'S PARTLY OPEN! Yahoooo! I'm doing the happy dance. At least the first part of the trail iss open! "Lava Canyon #184 Mount St. Helens NVM 10/07/2008: Partially open, between the trailhead and the suspension bridge. Stay on the North side of Muddy River. No travel permitted beyond the suspension bridge. Hazardous conditions on the trail. (the upper bridge has washed out and the river channel has changed locations)" Road condition: "83 Lahar/Lava Canyon Paved - Two Lanes 04/07/2009: Road to Marble Mountain Sno-Park. Road is open. Please be aware that this area of the road is not plowed, and that you will drive through rutted snow as you approach the Marble Mountain Sno-Park. Washington State Parks is out of funding for this year, plowing has been discontinued. A Washington State Parks and Recreation Sno-Park permit is no longer required. " It looks like it is time for me to race up there in a couple of weeks and do the hike. I've been missing it. The lava canyon is so beautiful. Per the Oregonian ( http://www.oregonlive.com ) "The Lava Canyon Trail parking lot and restrooms will also reopen on Oct. 3. Repair of the flood damaged bridge and trail sections in Lava Canyon is still under way. The Lava Canyon Trail will be reopened on the north side of the river as far as the suspension bridge. In the interest of public safety, the area around the upper falls where the bridge and safety railings were washed away will remain closed. Flood damaged trails on the south side of the river and below the suspension bridge will also remain closed."
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