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    I can give you one example of this. Boss walks into my office and says, "drive to town X" which happens to be 60 miles from office. Boss knows that I cache and allows me to grab a cache after I complete the job (note I don't charge for the time I am caching) I have no way of knowing which town town X is going to be as I am an emergency responder.

    I don't have time to run a PQ and I am not allowed to have GSAK on my work computer. I can however pull up the map, and quickly send 2 caches to my GPS. Very easy and quick.

     

    Not everyone caches in the same way and for me the I have less then 5 minutes usually to get out the door after my pager goes off. Speed is necessary.

     

    what GPS do you have?

     

    I have a 60CX, would love to upgrade but that isn't in the budget right now.

  2. 1) .....emergency responder travelling 60 miles from office......

    2) .....(note I don't charge for the time I am caching).....

    3) .....pull up the map, and quickly send 2 caches to my GPS.....I have less then 5 minutes usually to get out the door after my pager goes off......

     

    Forget geocaching......

     

    1) What emergency responder travels 60 miles?

    2) You charge for your emergency response?

    3) Your pager goes off for you to respond to an emergency 60 miles away and you have time to mess around loading a few caches to your gps? WHAT THE HELL ORGANISATION DO YOU WORK FOR???????

    I am an environmental geologist as it says in my profile. I respond to oil spills from electrical transformers for the local power company. I cover the the entire coverage area for the company, covering over 120 miles north to south, and almost 200 miles east to west. Rapid response is needed to prevent the release from having time to spread, or I could leave your power off and toxic chemicals in your front yard. What the heck were you thinking of? A little quick to jump to conclusions as we? :) When I leave the site the situation is resolved and my time becomes my own.

    Actually I so wanted to respond to this in a mocking manner so lets call this next section the first responces that came to mind

    ****note the following is sarcasm and not true****

    1)one who likes milking the job

    2)yep, and I charge a lot as well

    3)What? its not *MY* emergency, I will get there eventually. Forbid I travel that far from home and I can't find some caches. An organization near you!

    Oh and I eat babies too.

    :) :) :) :)

  3. 1) .....emergency responder travelling 60 miles from office......

    2) .....(note I don't charge for the time I am caching).....

    3) .....pull up the map, and quickly send 2 caches to my GPS.....I have less then 5 minutes usually to get out the door after my pager goes off......

     

    Forget geocaching......

     

    1) What emergency responder travels 60 miles?

    2) You charge for your emergency response?

    3) Your pager goes off for you to respond to an emergency 60 miles away and you have time to mess around loading a few caches to your gps? WHAT THE HELL ORGANISATION DO YOU WORK FOR???????

    plumber, computer repair would be a guess. But I'm pretty sure AndrewRJ is neither but he is not a EMT or fireman.

    Guess Jim was a bit faster on the trigger then me, but yes non life threatening, on call, rapid response, Environmental Geology work.

  4. 1) .....emergency responder travelling 60 miles from office......

    2) .....(note I don't charge for the time I am caching).....

    3) .....pull up the map, and quickly send 2 caches to my GPS.....I have less then 5 minutes usually to get out the door after my pager goes off......

     

    Forget geocaching......

     

    1) What emergency responder travels 60 miles?

    2) You charge for your emergency response?

    3) Your pager goes off for you to respond to an emergency 60 miles away and you have time to mess around loading a few caches to your gps? WHAT THE HELL ORGANISATION DO YOU WORK FOR???????

    I am an environmental geologist as it says in my profile. I respond to oil spills from electrical transformers for the local power company. I cover the the entire coverage area for the company, covering over 120 miles north to south, and almost 200 miles east to west. Rapid response is needed to prevent the release from having time to spread, or I could leave your power off and toxic chemicals in your front yard. What the heck were you thinking of? A little quick to jump to conclusions as we? :) When I leave the site the situation is resolved and my time becomes my own.

  5. On the old maps, you could click on a cache icon and load it to your GPSr using just the little summary pop-up. The new beta maps don't have this feature. Now if you want to load a cache into you GPSr you have to actually go to the cache page. This really slows down the process. We're disappointed that this functionality was lost.

     

     

    why you even bother doing that when you're a premium member and can run PQ? :blink:

     

     

    I can give you one example of this. Boss walks into my office and says, "drive to town X" which happens to be 60 miles from office. Boss knows that I cache and allows me to grab a cache after I complete the job (note I don't charge for the time I am caching) I have no way of knowing which town town X is going to be as I am an emergency responder.

    I don't have time to run a PQ and I am not allowed to have GSAK on my work computer. I can however pull up the map, and quickly send 2 caches to my GPS. Very easy and quick.

     

    Not everyone caches in the same way and for me the I have less then 5 minutes usually to get out the door after my pager goes off. Speed is necessary.

  6. Is anyone else having problems with the GSAK filter not returning results for Beaux Arts Village?

     

    I have three qualifying caches there and when I run the file none of them show up. I have filtered for the appropriate type, (ones in Bellevue show up fine) and the arc poly tab is a direct import from the downloaded file.

     

    I have also tried just cutting and pasting the BAV portion and running a seperate filter on it. When I do this it returns the three caches. Could there be a problem with overlap or because BAV is inside Bellevue?

     

    Just wondering if anyone else is having/noticed this, or if it is just me.

     

    The three caches in question are

    GCYY96 up up and away

    GC1BXKF Ha take that

    GCRN3A Chesterfield beach.

  7. I've heard rumors of the API being in use by a trusted partner from an impeccable source. One that I am very anxious to see in use.

    Why not just say what's up?!

    Probably for the same reason I didn't. Discussions among friends about events in their lives, may not mean that they intended the information to be public. I can however explain that the process is moving forward without breaking an unspoken agreement of confidentiality when things like that are discussed.

     

    Or he may just enjoy being vague. YMMV

  8. I've heard rumors of the API being in use by a trusted partner from an impeccable source. One that I am very anxious to see in use.

    The implication that I understood, I may have misunderstood, was that for the application I was speaking of the API is already in use.

    Of course I may have totally misunderstood, it has been known to happen.

  9. About the time that OpenCaching announced its free lifestyle, Groundspeak also announced they would be releasing APIs in some unexplained and limited manner in Jan. of 2011. There was a follow-up note in the suggestion forums about some March roll out to certain developers. Now it is Almost May and I have yet to see much follow through on the APIs.

     

    I'm very excited to see there is a bullet listed on the announcement tread for the upcoming May 4th launch (http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=273130) of "All API".

     

    I have no idea to what this is referring, but it sounds API related.

     

    Does anyone have some scoop on the fabled APIs?

    Its not really fabled, Goundspeak has already released the API to "trusted partners" who are developing it as a beta. I was recently told offhand by a lackey that a well known app has now partnered with Groundspeak and is using the API.

  10. Hmmm well I guess I have to go back to Waterville, last time through I just grabbed the Wherigo.

     

    I did think it was odd that you took the time to exclude a type of cache that has a container (I understand why you did it based on your above post) but actually bothered to include the ape cache. Am I missing something? how could that possible even qualify for anything? :) Just an artifact of a previous version?

  11. Well I hope someone chimes in and tells you of some not to be missed spots, but I would not recommend the ET power trail... It was archived last month. Might be kinda frustrating. Now you could go down and do some of the Route 66 Power trail. I just got back from there and enjoyed it a lot.

  12. I will have to see where I am on the 27th, there is a small group from the PNW that will be doing route 66 that weekend. Maybe we can cross paths.

     

    Sounds like you are talking about our group we will be doing needles and Barstow on the 24th route 66 on the 25th and 26th and the I will be in Vegas from late on the 26th thru the 29th which is when I will be in searchlight chances are on the 28th.

     

    Scubasonic

    I am fairly sure that you are not part of the group I am thinking of as I know all 4 people in that group, unless things have changed. I am part of a group of 2. The group of 4 will be there wed and my group is flying out there at 6am on fri morning. Flying home on Mon afternoon.

     

    Either way its funny how many of us are going to be down there at the same rough time. I have also gotten an email from another cacher that will be down there who is (I think) from Cali.

  13. You know, I have all my tags on the wall and I am sure I am missing some. Any chance you could tell me how many I have. I would love to try to figure out what ones I am missing.

     

    Or how is the new website going? I checked there first but it looks like there is a bit missing still. Admittedly I haven't looked in a while.

  14. So now that it is all said and done and the cache has been archived can someone please post an chronicle of events that led to the demise of this trail.

     

    It seems that there is not enough traffic on this highway to justify a gas station in Rachel and according to other anecdotal reports of cachers they were only passed by 2 to 4 vehicles in the whole time they were doing the series. This level of traffic seems so small that the risk of injury or death to any party would be remote.

     

    Also there seems to be a part of the trail that was placed in low visibility areas, however a large part of the series had visibilty on the order of miles. So why was the highly visible areas not allowed to go forward with only the low visibility caches being archived?

     

    It seems rather drastic for the Nevada Department of Transportation to deem more than 100 miles of roadway, much of it with good visibility, as off limits to caching.

     

    Because of these questions and more it would be nice to know the backstory so such heavy handed ban can be avoided in the future.

     

    Thanks.

    In the other thread in the main forum it has been stated (this is now third degree take it with a grain of salt until it is confirmed) that Groundspeak got got a strongly worded letter from the Nevada Attorney General or a lawsuit... Something to that effect. Seems that there was an incident with a cacher almost causing an accident with a snow plow. Like I said some good info in the other thread.

  15. It looks like Landrover got away with a hit and run on 4000. There were apparently no witnesses willing to step forward. Congrats Jeff!

    I was there... Nuff said. Actually Jeff didn't realize it until after logging. It wasn't a planned milestone.

  16. here are 281 incorporated cities and towns (205 cities, 76 towns) in the State of Washington. Cachers attempting the challenge will be required to log 3 caches in a city or town in the State of Washington for every letter of the alphabet. Furthermore, for every letter of the alphabet, they will have to find one cache in a “city” and one in a “town” (separate lists will be provided) the third required cache can come from either a city or a town, cachers choice.

     

    Please give an example. I don't understand.

     

    Sure, so there will be a list of the 205 "cities" in Washington State Aberdeen-Zillah. Of those you would need to find one cache in a different city for each letter of the Alphabet (begins with). There will also be a list of the 76 "towns" in Washington State Albion-Yarrow Point. Of those you would need to find one cache in a different town for each letter of the Alphabet (begins with). You would additionally need to find one additional cache for each letter of the alpahbet from either list.

     

    So it would be something like this, for the letter M you find a cache in Monroe, that would qulify for your "city" cache. You then find a cache in Mattawa, that would qualify as your "town" Cache. You would then need to find one additional cache from either a city or a town that begins with the letter M.

    So would you be able to find say 2 in Monroe and one in Mattawa and have that be your 3 or whould it need to be 3 seperate places?

  17. Pending a few more caches in Belfair. I hope the reviewers see them in time.

     

    The North Mason Travel Bug Chamber will be up and ready by this afternoon. Just have to replace the container.

     

    I'll be there at tonight's dinner. I'm a little under the weather, so I won't be staying log and germing up the place. :anicute:

    No joke, I just got everything loaded including the EC and the new puzzle which I had to solve really quickly. Thanks for putting out a few new ones for us!

  18. Guess we won't be getting through there. It's closed because the road washed out.

     

    Those two caches, plus Haunted Junkyard, were a late add-on, and are easy enough to skip. Thanks for the info.

    Haunted Junkyard is on Hwy 3. If that is washed out the entire cache machine is washed out. I would suggest that Haunted Junkyard be #1 since you drive right by it on the way into Belfair from Bremeton.

     

    I would suggest the route sequence start as #5, #4, #3, #1, #2 #8 and then continue on from there skipping #6 and #7. Of course if your coming up from Olympia you might want to skip #5 along with #6 and #7.

    Changing the starting point this late in the process would result in people starting at both #5 and #1, not that that would be a bad thing.

    Well, they can still start at #1, just get a couple caches in early and skipping #6 and #7. :huh:

    It may not matter if we have a repeat of the Snolimpia Cache Machine. I think if this keeps up the last folks that leave are going to be able to follow the tracks right to the cache. :)

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