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Volanges

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  1. Here we are the 29th and I still don't have my code. My geocaching partner, Mr. Popcorn, got his on the 24th. I like the duck and the treasure chest idea but I haven't decided what to do with mine, if I ever get it.
  2. The container they placed and logged is what's considered a "throwdown". There's a Help Center article on them here. Throwdowns are very much discouraged, and you're well within your rights to delete the cacher's log. BTW, is the cache in question "Love, Learn & Live the Arts"? If so, it's been disabled for a very long time (coming up on 9 months). At the very least, you should post a note on there explaining your plans for fixing up the cache (e.g. if you're waiting for the weather to improve, sourcing a new container, etc.). If you don't, you run the risk of a reviewer coming along and taking action on what appears at-a-glance to be an unmaintained cache, or a busy-body cacher trying to "help" you. Good point. I wonder what circumstances would allow a cache to be disabled for 9 months? In this case would the finder have been justified in posting a needs archived? It was disabled just before the snow came and we had snow last week. For 6 months it was under at least 4 feet of snow. I know, because many mornings I had to shovel my way into work.
  3. The container they placed and logged is what's considered a "throwdown". There's a Help Center article on them here. Throwdowns are very much discouraged, and you're well within your rights to delete the cacher's log. BTW, is the cache in question "Love, Learn & Live the Arts"? If so, it's been disabled for a very long time (coming up on 9 months). At the very least, you should post a note on there explaining your plans for fixing up the cache (e.g. if you're waiting for the weather to improve, sourcing a new container, etc.). If you don't, you run the risk of a reviewer coming along and taking action on what appears at-a-glance to be an unmaintained cache, or a busy-body cacher trying to "help" you. No, it didn't happen to my cache, but my husband's. He's actually had the same cacher offer to 'fix' missing caches, when they aren't actually missing, said cacher just hasn't found them. This cacher has over 8000 finds and I'm starting to wonder how many he's actually found. You're right about Love... though. I need to replace the container this week.
  4. How would you deal with a cacher who goes to a cache you've disabled, places his own container and marks it found? Then notifies you of what he's done and says "Hope that's OK"?
  5. I enjoy sharing some of my collection, but I don't carry them around at events or leave them unattended. I do display a list of my trackables numbers on my vehicle for discovery, which is more common place now as I see others doing the same at events. At almost every event I've attended 4 or 5 cachers have brought binders and boxes of trackables, mostly coins, so that everyone who wishes can view them. They usually have a sheet with all the tracking numbers on it. I rarely bother to log a coin I've discovered that way, I just enjoy looking at them.
  6. GC Code on the left, date/time, log type, and any comment you made is on the right. You can also upload this file to gc.com and view all those field notes here: http://www.geocaching.com/my/fieldnotes.aspx This is a very handy feature! Thank you very much. Found them and can more properly log my caches online.
  7. Yesterday while out caching, made notes about the various caches on my etrex 30. I can find no way to access these notes now. I know I'm not the most technologically advanced person but...
  8. If your event stats exceeds the actual number of event caches you've been to, you're lying. Eye-roll that Different stats. Hosted and Attended. What if you could not attend one of the events you hosted? Would you delete that event from your hosted stats? If you don't, then by your reasoning you are lying. Do you add your hides to your finds and use that number as your caches? Sounds the same as adding hosted events to attended events to get your number of events... Not to mention that if souvenirs are important to you not logging that you've attended means you don't get a souvenir for a special event that you've hosted.
  9. I am sticking to the spirit of the challenge, going out once a day to find a cache. It is not very environmentally friendly, I agree, because where we'd drive out 20 miles and pick up 10 or 12 in an afternoon we're now driving those 20 miles every day for 10 or 12 days.
  10. It would be nice if they could be exchanged at the end of the month for a “Completed the 31 days of Geocaching" souvenirs. When I started this challenge I thought it would be one souvenir for successfully completing all 31. I was rather taken aback by a souvenir on the first day then realized I hadn't read the description of the challenge properly. I would really like to trade the 31 daily souvenirs for one "Challenge Completed" souvenir.
  11. When Groundspeak released the last batch of souvenirs around the time of the 2,000,000th published cache, they stated that they would not be releasing more country based souvenirs. Countries such as Italy, Belgium, Mexico, Costa Rica, and about 200 other countries did not make the cut and thus souvenirs are only available for countries with largest numbers of caches. I started a thread in the features and suggestions to continue releasing country based souvenirs a couple of days after Groundspeak said that would stop releasing them and it's had a considerable amount of support. Just recently, however, in response to a request for a souvenir for Puerto Rico, there was an indication that GS might release more country based souvenirs but there hasn't been any sort of commitment or timeline. If GS did start to release more country based souvenirs, Italy would likely be at the top of the list but there are probably a few countries that would be ahead of Costa Rica. Personally, I'd like to see souvenirs for both countries as they're two of my favorite places in the world and I've found caches in both of them. Darn, I worked so hard to convince my non-geocaching travelling partner to humour me as I searched for a cache in Venice so I could collect a souvenir. How disappointing to find out that there is none for Italy.
  12. I have some coins left over from our Labrador event. I'll trade with you. Inbox me at lavolanges@msn.com
  13. Michael, I received the coins yesterday and I'm still admiring them. They are gorgeous!
  14. Ours arrived at the sorting facility (USPS) in San Francisco on Nov. 20th, cleared Customs in Canada on Nov. 25th and were waiting for me at the Post Office in Labrador yesterday (28th) - that's faster than I've received some mail from within the Atlantic provinces!
  15. Sorry for the double post.
  16. How much are you charging for your coins? I have yet to set a price for mine.
  17. I need names and locations! Top row, 3rd from right -- Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and LABRADOR, Canada Colours chosen for that side are the colours of the Labrador flag.
  18. Currently: eTrex Legend (first GPS purchased, after we discovered geocaching) eTrex Legend HCx (upgrade Xmas gift from hubby) eTrex 30 (anniversary gift from hubby) Nuvi 1350 (purchased while on a trip with a rental car) Also use hubby's 60 Csx at times
  19. I've used that model for several years and I really like it. Now, I haven't done any int'l caching so I don't know how it would work for that but since you can upload maps to it I don't see that it would be much of a problem. I should find out next summer.
  20. That is my guess also. I have not found a way and I doubt that it can be done since geocaches are identified with a unique CacheID and there is no way to enter that manually. So the more elaborate the unit the less useful it is. Very annoying if you head out on the spur of the moment. For some things I love the 30 but more than once I've come very close to pitching it in the woods and reverting to my Legend.
  21. Exactly. In other units as long as you have the geocache icon it displays in the geocache list and you can record finds. Not so with the eTrex 30.
  22. I'm used to adding caches to my GPSr manually, on the fly so to speak, if my caching partners have caches saved that I don't. Never had any problem with the Legend, Legend HCx or the 60CSx. Why does my eTrex 30 not recognize that I've entered a cache rather than a random waypoint? What am I doing wrong? It may very well be me but it seems that the more you can do electronically (transfer caches between units) the less you can do manually -- not much good when your caching partners are using older units.
  23. I've chosen not to let anyone see the coin before the event. I used the non-coloured version as background on the page so they could see the art work but kept the colours to myself and this forum (I'm not sure how many of our local cachers lurk here). I guess I wisely decided not to mention price on the listing. I really can't decide anyway until I find out what custom charges are going to be.
  24. Approve artwork for Labrador coin.
  25. My vote is $12.00 I would say $12.12 but that is too many pennies to deal with. Every year the price point comes up and there are many opinions on it, but ultimately the event organizer sets the price taking into account what the event goers can handle and overheads in minting and shipping, my shipping last year was $104 so the $11 dollars I set and felt reasonable as a price (along with may other event organizers) but that meant a smaller amount of profit from the coin sales to put back into the event... so it was a quiet affair, this year will be bigger so the coin price may increase to off set what I have planned. Just my 12+ dollars worth Darn, I'd forgotten about shipping - and duty and exchange. I'm going to have to revise my price. Guess it's going to be $12 for me too. I'm assuming these have a special icon.
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