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  1. Ordered one for myself yesterday! I might order one or two more in a week for a fundraiser for our next event cache. parker2
  2. Well i figured that you would of atleast got one. Hopefully the spring will bring a few more caches to the area as well. Good luck in the spring. parker2
  3. Well here are a few..... on the west side of the river.... GCA71B - this is a quick easy find... right down town.. virtual BM plate GCT80P - another quick one... fairly easy... watch 4 muggles though GCQYHZ - fairly easy... trail to the cache... a bit of bush GCX2M7 - easy multi... but a long trip... 8 or 10 points really cool idea GCTBQH - a bit of a climb involved... but easy... need to park north of the cache East Side of river GCK8FJ - fairly easy... along trails GC13E4 - another easy one... same trails GCX504 - another quick one... same trails... a bit of a climb south east GCR07C - fairly easy GCV3GN - || GCX13P - || GCR3EG - || GCNFW7 - || Anymore... or if you need help w/ one ... just let me k now.
  4. Earth caches will be one of the only tools for the national parks a cacher can use. It is a bit more complicated to set up, but at least it will be properly listed and the land owner will know it is there. I know some of the virtuals were going way off tangent. I could just imaging the numbers of virtuals comming in to the revewers, and the numbers of them being listed would have over grown the servers so fast that gc.com would of gotten slower than ever. lol At least this way, Waymarking is kept seperate, the PQ's will be smaller, the servers will be faster, and the waymarkers have there own place. Don't get me wrong. I really enjoyed the fact of the virtual caches, and i wish they were still available for special circumstances.
  5. How much time are you going to have? I know of a few cachers that work a few blocks from the hotel near the airport. I will make you a list later tonight. parker2
  6. If they are all for geocaching, just give them a quick rundown of what it is, and place a few caches. It would be a good idea if the city would put up a webpage for this as well. If you do go with a logo, just have the cache owners dl it from the city site and place it on there cache page. It could include a link to the city page, especially if there are any regulations that they will be placing on caching on there lands. Remember the CITO idea as well. This always looks good for land managers.
  7. Saskatchewan has moved up in the world now. lol The Saskatchewan Geocaching Association can be found at.... www.saskcachers.com OR www.skgeocaching.com The place where SaskCachers Meet! parker2
  8. AHHHHHHH I missed out.... I guess i should read the forums more often
  9. Excelent job on the new weekly email. I like the fact that it is cleaned up and the format is great. It would be cool if there will be a way in the future to select the content of the wekly mailout.
  10. Another fairly easy chat client is visual IRC, easy to use and quite compact. parker2
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    Geocoin help

    Please post the sites that have good prices and workmanship for geocoins. We have looked at a pin maker in regina already, but would like to know where some have been made already. Thanks in advance parker2
  12. We have a cacher looking into the coin already as well as having a logo contest. Once the info is available, I will post it here for all too see. parker2
  13. The New site is up..... Please register using your geocaching.com ID, as this will help out with some of the upcomming fetures of the site. www.saskcachers.com parker2
  14. Looking for someone to design a logo for us SaskCachers. (preferbly someone in Sask). And do not be shy in this thread. Feel free to post here.
  15. We will be holding an Event Cache in Saskatoon on the 15th of July. Everyone is welcome to come. Follow the link to the cache page. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...4f-0d0bbd978526
  16. Excelent Idea spud..... I was actualy looking at doing this as a virtual a few years ago. lol If you need any help with this, just let me know. I am actually going to place a mcro on one of these when I get back from Quebec next week. I guess I will be able to log one here as well.
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    Gis Software

    Ok I think I almost got this cased........ but I still have an issue. There are 3 zones in the province and I have to plot the cords in utm ( without the zone extention). Now my problem lies that the GIS system they use, uses UTM zone extentions and my points only show up in zone 13. Is there software (free) that will allow me to convert my waypoints to the extended datiums? I think this is what I am looking for. parker2
  18. Here is a good list Canadian Geocaching Groups
  19. Ok, I will say this one more time. Parks Canada will not allow any input from an American stakeholder. This is an actual fact. If there is to be any input from another country, it has to be delt with other ways. IMHO, I do not beleave any company should be refrenced to, as this policy will cover any and all aspects of the game / sport of caching. I was going to question you on the format of this, but realized that it was one of your fellow cachers from the LMGA that did not like it when it was first posted over 4 months ago on the Sask. Site. I'm glad that you like the format and made a point of filling it out. It will make things a bit easyer for the workgroup when looking at subjects brought up by PC. parker2
  20. Yes. Thanks for answering DBC's question Cache-tech. I give a bit more background on the survey, I posted the survey on my personal site along with our MSN group in October of last year to get a bit more input from the SaskCachers. I received quite a bit of feedback from within the Province, as well as a few outsiders. When the workgroup was looking at doing the same thing, one of the workgroup members took my survey, cleaned it up a bit and we decided to post it on all the sites (including gc.com) to get a better look at what Canadians want in this policy. I beleave it will run till the end of March or so, and the data will be compiled regulary to keep the workgroup up to speed as to how the survey is running. parker2
  21. Ok with this one, I feel that with my geocaching background and on going work with in the Wildlife Fed. , I beleave that I will be an asset in the making of the policy. I was asked by PC to be part of the workgroup in the fall, after sending quite a few emails on the subject. I'm not too sure what PC was looking for when making the workgroup, but from chatting with the group, I beleave that they have made some great choices. Yes, PC is watching in the forums, but not adding any content. Yes/ and No... but this has nothing to do with the making of the policy. If I remember right, there might of been an issue finding someone from Quebec, but I'm not too sure. I think every prov. already has a group / org. in place. I'm not sure with this either, but I do know that there was extensive work on there part in locating geocaching info. from around the world. Along with this, I'm not too sure if PC received anything from any of them during the public consultation period. Groundspeak and Geocaching.com would of never been asked as it is an American based company there for can not have any input into any policy making. I have no idea.... but I do not think anyone was excluded from the public consultation period. Same here, I do to know.... but it don't matter as IMHO, the policy will be made with the data the each workgroup member passes on to the PC workgroup. PC is making this policy, the workgroup is just helping with input and knowledge. The final say will be in PC's court.... not ours. {quote]Was any effort beyond sending email to a website, used by Parks Canada to make the Alberta selections ? What kind of question is this? I beleave PC made a choice to pick a few public people to help out with the making of the policy. enough said. No one was excluded. IMHO, PC picked a few of the geocachers that were interested in the policy. I beleave so, that is why the interm policy was made.... don't you think? No idea, maybe they did not want to be participants in the policy for all I know. Could be possible that they could not be found. Could be possible that they had no input. Who Knows. I do know that I am in contact with the members that had / have caches placed in our Prov. Well as a taxpayer, I beleave everyone in the workgroups have the qualifications (IF NOT MORE...) to make this policy. But that is YOUR opinion and YOU are welcome to YOUR OWN opinion. Some other cachers might share YOUR opinion, but I would bet that a majority (as seen from all the forums ... here and in the groups) either is 100% for the way things are going or are involve within the prov. groups. Ok that was IMHO, the best answers I could give being not from PC. I could be wrong on a few, but I made my best guess. Now if you are looking for an answer from PC, please visit there web site and go to the geocaching page. There you might be able to get your answers. sorry for the QUOTE thing i was having issues parker2
  22. Thank you very much JD.... you last poast saved me a bit of typing. parker2
  23. Wow.... that was a mouth full..... I wonder if there is some sort of hidden agenda that you might have? Hopefully it will not be to cause any ill effects on the enviroment. I bet that if you put up a waymark to a fed. prision. and someone got shot.... I would almost put money that you would get seued at the least for tha damages that you caused. I guess that is why GC.com & Groundspeak have a disclaimer. I wonder what PC would do? I guess that will be something that will be brought up in the making of the policy. I know at this time, all forms of phyisical caching are not allowed, and virtuals now known as Waymarking, have to be approved by PC prior to placement (please review the copy of the interm policy that you have). So where does that leave you? Hopefully not trying to send someone into a bear den. lol So let me see a waypoint that you create, that is active on PC land, and I will make sure it is archived. I do not want to see any one or thing get hurt to a poor cache placement, and I would bet that every other cacher that has a bit of sence would say the same thing. parker2
  24. Thanks for your post JD, and yes I will be voicing my opinion as well. I have a background with dealing with the Gov. I have been on our local executive for a wildlife group, and I will be going in with all my experience I have gained over the years. I have studyed on ESA's, including riparian zones and breading areas of some animals. I have most of my experience in fisheries, but land issues fall right into this area. Most people do not realize that even 1 rock moved in a riparian zone can destroy or impeede a fish breeding area. So IMHO, I will not be just helping with the caching side of this, but the enviroment side as well. Also, in respect to another post about ibycus giving software to PC to ease the implementation of caching in the parks..... I can't see this as it would ever happen. I have seen prinouts from the Nat. Gov.'s GIS system and it would blow anything away that anyone here can produce. If anyone here can get real time top-notch satalite photos and overlay them in a GIS program, then they might be close. lol I have seen a few of these done up for conservation easements in the last few months. I only wish I had that kind of data for my outdoor activities. lol Also, in respect with yet another post about having a registered orginization involved. I beleave there just might already be a few involved at this time. As the last release states that there are other NGO's that are stakehloders in this policy. I would like to know who there are just as much as I do, but until it gets released, no one will know. And for a geocaching group that is registered as a NGO, our local groups will be meeting within the month to get the ball rolling. We have been trying to get something together for a few months now, but have not had enough membership in our group to even start. I did not want to start the process with 10 people, as some groups did and just have it fall apart after a month or so. So hopefully within a couple of months, an executive will be in place, and hopefully it will not be me doing the media / PR thing as this constant bickering about nothing is starting to make me wonder who some of these people are behind these posts. Im not saying that all the post in this forum are going down hill, as some people have legitimate questions, but come on now....... clean it up a bit. In 2 or 3 years down the road when someone is looking at these posts for knowledge, there are going to be a few fools that are going to stick out like a sore thumb. Owen parker2
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