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geobernd

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  1. I hit 'find next closest' quite often on my 62 and it always points to the next cache - not the one I just marked found.... Check if you are running the latest firmware - check if the found cache file on the GPS is unusually large - you can just delete it and it will be recreated.....
  2. I would say Minnewaska is actually south of Mid Hudson - giving what is considered the Hudson Valley Region goes from the norther tip of Westchester to Albany the middle is almost around the Catskills.... There is plenty of good caches there.... One of my all time favorites: http://coord.info/GCPY3E . Expect to spend 9 hours with more than half of it off trail....
  3. Mine was acting up after the update as well. A full delete/reload of all GPX data cured it (I didn't do a full reset) and I went on 3 caching trips after with no more issues...
  4. Congratulations Ed - to many many more...
  5. +1 Version 8 is amazing.... Being able to get 6000 caches on the fly is fantastic for vacation trips... I used to spend an hour setting up PQs for my trips to make sure I get enough coverage (1000 caches around big german cities don't get you far) - now I can do it on the fly.... Upgrade discount was a very nice bonus... Even at full price it's worth every penny and then some....
  6. Such a pretty coin... Please put me down for two of them...
  7. Looks like it may have been: http://coord.info/GC2MTZH
  8. Suspicious item detonated in Peekskill was a 'geocache' See article http://www.lohud.com/article/20110913/NEWS02/109130380/Suspicious-item-detonated-Peekskill-geocache-?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|s
  9. I am 75% sure I had a sighting 2 years ago in the Adirondacks. The big guy was pretty far away (spotted movement on the next ridge over while bushwhacking through a wilderness area - then saw him with my field glasses)... (Unless it was a monster sized bobcat)
  10. Removal gizmo works fine... And be careful out there... I have been diagnosed with latent Lyme in February. On Antibiotics, Herbs, etc... for 9-12 month if all goes welll. It's no fun - but it won't keep me out of the woods... (The keep riding when you fall of a horse motto is fully applied)... I have learned a whole new level of respect and personal preparation when heading into nature...
  11. If you continue having these outages in specific areas or from time to time across multiple devices I would report them to the FAA... There is something fishy that should be looked at...
  12. Depending where you are located: I bought the last couple at j and r (jr.com) in store. Manager always price-matched to the lowest authorized retailer of I brought a printout... And the instant gratification of not waiting for UPS: Priceless...
  13. I switched from an Colorado and am happy with the switch. Main improvements for me: No more (at least so far) location drift 3-axis compass (finally a compass that is actually useful) better daylight readability (similar to the 60CS that I had a long time ago)
  14. I have hiked in what I would consider almost 1.5 terrain in the summer over the last two weeks with snowshoes and can fully echo Jonboy's warnings... I had two slides where the frozen layer on top of the snow was too frozen to stop the snowshoes but not frozen enough to grip the spikes that are in the snowshoes... Thankfully it was relatively level so besides a 'oh shi....' comment nothing happend... But I won't be going into any more challenging terrain until this mess is gone...
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    Garmin 62s help

    I am with the last two posters... I actually wish it would also go off if you start moving away from the cache again (after a short period to compensate for trail bends etc...) - I am guilty of overshooting a cache (that wasn't directly on the trail) by more than a mile on a long hike more than once by just enjoying the hike and the scenery - so for me the wakeup call is welcome...
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    colorado300

    I had this happen repeatedly with all firmware versions. There where multiple threads in the past about this subject. It seems to happen when there is a lot of reception issues (e.g. double path/signal bounce) - for me mostly when I am close to difficutl terrain (rocks with lot's of RF reflectiveness or close to steep rocky slopes)... The problem is there is no indication that accuracy is off and there is no self correction. I have searched for caches 400-500 feet of GZ because my GPS thought I was there... Power off and Power on and within 5 seconds it showed me the correct GZ 500 feet away... I have dumped my Colorado 300 and switched to a GPSMAP 62S - so far this has not happend with the 62S...
  17. I picked my 62S up in December and have found >100 caches with it so far... Previous GPS was an Oregon 300 (and a 60CS). Reception is significantly more stable then on the Oregon - especially in mountain/canyon areas.... Crashed once so far - so pretty stable... No issues and absolutely no regrets - I would buy it again...
  18. Careful: The Android Market policy has been changed from 1 day to 15 minutes a couple of weeks back (see http://www.google.com/mobile/android/market-policies.html ) so you only have 15 minutes to say yea or nay ....
  19. I - for one - am not going to jump ship that fast... geocaching.com was there for me to get me started and to almost 3000 finds... No need for rash changes imho...
  20. Since you mentioned ski and winter: If you have a store where you can touch a 450 or a dakota go there with the gloves you usually wear and give it a try. For me the touchscreen is a no-no in the cold winter days as I a have a hard time controlling it with my gloves on....
  21. Good question. I noticed mine sit a lot tighter in my 62S than in any other GPS I have. I have a hard time getting them out to switch.....
  22. I have had that happen on my 60 after a couple of years... My 62 is less then a week old with a mere 27 caches under it's belt - sounds like I should expect white to show at some point again...
  23. geobernd

    What to Buy

    I just upgraded to a 62s. For me the buttons are most important in the winter when it's 20F outside and I am wearing gloves... Touchscreen is kind of hard to use then (tried it).... I would go with the 62s or the oregon 450 if you prefer touch screen. Both are an excellent choice and perfect for paperless...
  24. Another vote for the Sanyo Eneloops... The warm weather performance is on par with a lot of others I tried - but they are much better in sub freezing temperatures for me then anything else I have... And I use hte LaCrosse BC-9000 charger.
  25. Looks like you missed a couple of caches - wuss. He was running so fast he overshot them
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