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  1. If the magnetic north pole is still in Canada, the highest declination would probably be when you are standing exactly on it, with your compass totally confused and trying to point down... infinite declination?


    Uhhhm...I think you mean inclination


    Here in Toronto we experience a magnetic declination of approximately 11° East. What is the maximum declination that you can experience in Canada?



    The span of declination that can be observed in Canada range from 70ºE to over 80ºW, and those can only be seen if you are north of the magnetic North Pole. So the maximum adjustment would be about 80ºW if you are on Ellesmere Island and north of the magnetic North Pole. Despite the fact that this is the right answer, I will let the RHW ask the next question (it was given to her anyway).



  2. I don't see how this relates to the initial question I asked. These are two seperate and distinct issues. This is getting off-topic...

    Why do you log multiple 'attended' logs on the same event? Because that is how you choose to play the game.

    As I said before, I didn't create the ongoing monthly event, but I have been to it on more than one occaision, so I am ok with logging it more than once, as long as those logs have different dates.


    Why do I not log any 'attended' logs on an event? Because that is how I choose to play the game.

    In all fairness, you haven't logged a single find with this account. Perhaps you started a second account so you can get that 'holier than thou' feeling on this issue with everyone else, and no one can call you on it.


    I believe the answer is, quite simply, because that is how they choose to play the game.

    I can see I started a topic that people are very passionate about. I suppose that I should satisfy myself with this answer...

  3. Either you have reasons for logging more than once or reasons for not. Taking the stance of 1:1 takes plenty of heat by itself. I don't have the time or the interest of supporting one flavor of multiple logging over another.


    Edit: in case I'm not clear, I am definitely talking about getting more than 1 stat per cache.


    I don't see how this relates to the initial question I asked. These are two seperate and distinct issues. This is getting off-topic...

  4. You're logging the same cache more than once. Why, for the number? Certainly not so people know you were there a second time.


    I didn't write that cache page up, and the date changes every month. Why do you think people have logged that event years before the one that hasn't even happened yet? As far as I'm concerned, I am attending a different event each time that just happens to use an ongoing listing. It's a good way to preserve the history of the monthly meetings if you ask me.

  5. Shearzone.. have you ever put on an event?


    Yes, I've put on two, and in the process of organizing a third one this summer.


    I have. It is a heck of a lot of work.

    I know, that is why I am proud to see the number '2' right next to the sentence bubble under my hides column. I find that logging my own event would cheapen that feeling

  6. When we logged "found its" for events I didn't log finds on my events. When it changed to "attended" I continued that practice. I figure I already get credit for being the host. I have no quarrel with anybody who does. I don't see it as unethical, cheesy or anything bad. Just a matter of personal preference.


    Ditto. The reward IMO is that you held a fun event and people showed up. I don't need an extra smiley (you get one for hosting) as some type of payout.


    Guess we're just old school. Go ahead folks, add that +1 to your find coun if it makes you feel good...

  7. you're expected to attend your own party, I still see it as double-dipping because you get a number in both your hide count AND find count

    They log that they attended because they attended. Even if I didn't see the logic in doing this, I can't imagine why I would care that other people were doing it.


    Turning this issue around a bit, you have 13 'attendeds' for ten events. How is that any different?


    I see it differently because 1) I didn't put on the event and 2)I attended an ongoing monthly meeting that uses the same listing from month to month 4 times at four different locations on four different months (look it up for yourself).

  8. Is anyone else in here going to the geocaching edmonton meeting at o'byrnes this tuesday?


    GCE Meeting


    You're best bet is to ask that question to the GCE forum (which I know you've already done) and keep an eye on the event listing to see who posts a 'will attend' log. For monthly meetings, many will post a 'will attend' log at the last minute, so don't worry if only a few have commited by now.

  9. Not around here they don't..... All the newer ones have very little effort and no research. Find a boulder that is not native. Instant earthcache. They are the new lame virtual.


    There is even one case where the person misidentified a pile of rocks as having been transported by a glacier, when in fact it was quarried less than 500 m away. I told the person about it, but I received no response, nor was there any change to the listing. I found another erratic during my weekend wandering and I'm not telling anyone where it is out of fear that someone might make an earthcache out of it!

  10. Silver level would be a gimme for me... If only there were more in Quebec

    Maybe, but you still have to develop an earthcache, find 6 with at least 3 in different provinces or countries. I will jump from bronze level to gold level earthcache master when I go to Ottawa this summer. I have the numbers, just can't seem to get anywhere near an earthcache outside of AB and BC (except for that one time I visited Mt St Helen's, but the road was closed because of a snow storm :D ).


    I'm planning to grab several in Ontario and Michigan over the course of the summer, but Quebec will seem to be a problem

    what about this one that is just across the bridge from Ottawa:



    Calgary, you say... Hmm... There may need to be a trip out there one day - Earthcaches and a Wild/Flames game ;)

    wait until I get a few more out for the building stone tour. Unless of course, you want to log a dozen glacial erratics. :D

  11. The answer to mine is:

    Your tee shot in Canada lands in another country(US) an hour later.

    I don't see how that is fundamentally different from what I answered. :unsure:


    Anyway, here's the next question. There is a sequence of people, places, or things that begins









    Who, what, or where is this?




    The first letters of these words are A, B, C, D, E, F... sounds like the start of the alphabet to me

  12. There is a cache, that on the its cache page, is listed as in Alberta but by its coords is south of the 49th parallel, what is the name of this cache?


    Could that be one of Outforthehunt's brass caps?

  13. Does anyone know if this can be done and how? Can Saskatchewan (Canada) land numbers (for example W3-36-18-3) be converted to cordinates of longitude and latitude so that a person can find it using a gps? Thanks folks!


    Do you mean the Dominion Land Survey or does Saskatchewan really have their own coordinate system?

  14. Thanks for the link to Port MOrien page. That is the plaque as I remember it.


    On to the next question:


    Where was the first aluminum bridge in the world built?




    next to the first bauxite mine :lol:

  15. Reviewers are cachers, there is no doubt about that, you most likely know who is the reviewer in your area if you have been a cacher for any length of time ...


    Are you saying that there is a chance that I/we have met our local/regional reviewer without knowing it, presumably introducing themselves by their caching name rather than their reviewer name? So, I may be submitting caches to somone I have actually met, without knowing it? Just another reason to be nice to every geocacher (in person and in forums), you could be talking to your reviewer without knowing it!

  16. Given this answer:

    Retlaw, Alberta named after Walter R. Baker and CPR Official


    Why Retlaw, cuz its Walter spelled backwards.


    I was going to guess the answer to this question:

    How did Garmin get its name?


    was something along the lines of 'Nimrag'! :anicute:

  17. Would anyone be interested in hunting down geocaches hidden on Lake of the Woods? Even if you're not into geocaching just to do the ride to various parts of the lake would be fun. August 4 or 5? Boat or jetski would work. Lake of the Woods is located on the northern border of MN and is also bordered by Ontario and Manitoba.


    don't forget your passport :(

  18. Guessing the 'blank' is the appalachians, but thought they were mostly south of the border. Don't know the artic mountains though. :rolleyes:




    The Appalachian Mountains actually line the entire south shore of the St Lawrence River and extend all the way to Newfoundland. Maybe the northern mountain range is not as common knowledge as I thought. The answer is the Innuitian Mountains. The Innuitian Mountains line the northwest coast of the northwestern Canadian Arctic Archipelago. I'll pass the next question over to Greywynd for taking the best shot at this question.

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