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  1. Moun10Bike and TotemLake thanks for all you do...
  2. Something to consider: http://support.Groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=307#technical 2.1. Listing Guidelines that Apply to All Geocaches 1. Technical Requirements 1. Listings must contain accurate GPS coordinates. You must visit the geocache site and obtain the coordinates with a GPS device. GPS usage is an essential element of geocaching. Although it is possible to find a cache without a GPS, providing accurate GPS coordinates is an integral part of the activity and must be demonstrated for all cache submissions. For geocaches that include multiple waypoints, please see the additional guidelines specific to those cache types. http://support.Groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=307#technical
  3. http://garminoregon.wikispaces.com/message/list/home
  4. HA! Was gonna say that -- 'til I scrolled down. But, it's true. For the life of me, I cannot understand why somebody has to have the unit on all day, as I have seen a lot of people do. You might want to have a track of your whole day of caching, or people who are into stats might want to know the total distance traveled, stopped time, moving time, etc. Others might not want to wait for the unit to boot up and get a sat lock every time they want to check it. Also, when hiking I keep my tracks and send them to a cartographer who produces trail maps for our area, so I need to have it on all day. I love my 60CSX partly because I can keep it on all day (and evening) without changing batteries. What he said...
  5. Thanks for your help. Any idea why my Dakota doesn't show waypoints that basecamp says is on it. My understanding is that this should work. I also have a new problem, i installed the new version 2.41 and now can't open any saved tracks, the dakota just freezes. I would like to revert back to ver. 2.40 but can't find the actual download, just web update, (i need web downdate. lol). Sorry about so many questions, i would just like things to work as they should! Check here for the previous versions: http://garmindakota.wikispaces.com/Versions
  6. What about the ORIGINAL STASH TRIBUTE PLAQUE © (a tribute to and at the location of the first GeoCache) near Portland? GCGV0P
  7. I thought the only way to "get them" was to have them emailed to you. I wasn't aware they were ever "available for download". My understanding was that once they were emailed to you, you could unzip them and just drag and drop them into the //garmin/gpx folder on either the unit or SD card. Of course you can use other applications (GSAK etc...) to massage the data then put it on the unit.
  8. If you're going on a trip, is it OK to gather up a bunch of Travel Bugs/ Coins to take with you? How about if you gather some from your own caches?
  9. I"m taking a trip to Austin in June. Divisional semi annual meeting. Half of our division is in Austin and the other half is up in Seattle. The Austin guys came up here in December and we're going down there in June. I wish they would have done it the other way around, but whatever. Anyway, I could use some suggestion as to caches worth seeing while I'm there. I already planned to check out the "Texas Virtual Movie Cache". Any suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks
  10. When you are in GSAK, do you see all the logs and hints etc..? How are you getting the data to your GPSr? Are you using the "Export - GPX/LOC" or the "GPS - Send Waypoint"? Both methods have dialogs that you need to configure correctly. If you are doing "Export - GPS/LOC" make sure click in the "GPX file" radio button at the top (not the "LOC file" radio button). If you are doing "GPS - Send Waypoints" make sure you click the "Waypoint Type - Geocache" radio button middle right side (not the "Waypoint Type - Waypoint" radio button).
  11. I believe you're after DDD MM.MMM: N 36° 56.700 W 089° 59.017 In the future you could always go here: http://www.geocaching.com/wpt/default.aspx...83&detail=1
  12. Take a look here: http://garminoregon.wikispaces.com/Geocach...%20interface%3F
  13. You could try NWTrails http://www.switchbacks.com/nwtrails/
  14. While you're at it, just back up everything...
  15. Don't mind me, I'm just watching this thread...
  16. Another option is to have several micro SD cards loaded with alternate cache information. Swap the SD card to see different caches. It's not really very convenient, but it does work. I have a related question and thought I'd toss it out here: Hypothetically, if you are in Florida and you loaded 4000 caches... 2000 from Florida and 2000 from Alaska. If you are in Florida, would the Oregon show the 2000 closest caches (the 2000 from Florida)? Then say you fly to Alaska, reboot the Oregon, would the unit now show the 2000 closest caches (the 2000 from Alaska)? Just wondering.
  17. Nick, The NWTrails map set only includes the trails. It is a transparent mapset, meaning it will display over an existing map. Below I've linked to images of the NWTrails maps overlaid on top of the Base Map, TopoUSA, and City Navigator North America for near Anchorage. Here's the NWTrails over a Base Map: Here's the NWTrail over TopoUSA: Here's the NWTrails over City Nav North America: There are some Caches around Anchorage: I looked on www.gpsfiledepot.com for free Topo maps of Alaska and there weren't any. I personally wouldn't go with out Topos. Hope you enjoy your trip.
  18. So I downloaded GC1WR40 to a 400T and attempted to bring it up. It came up after about 10 seconds (which is rather weird), but it did come up. I didn't have to pull the batteries. I do notice a bunch of HTML. There is another cache GCTPGY that will make me pull the batteries. It has a bunch of HTML as well.
  19. Side by side comparison information: http://garmindakota.wikispaces.com/Dakota+vs.+Oregon Probably the most significant difference is the screen size: Oregon: 1.53"x2.55" (3.8x6.3 cm), Dakota: 1.43"x2.15" (3.6x5.5 cm) and more importantly the screen resolution: Oregon: 240x400 pixels, Dakota: 160x240 pixels
  20. I would say it's all the HTML in the description, and the Oregon is having a hard time deciphering it.
  21. The 550 should hold 200 gpx files or 5000 caches, whichever comes first... I don't believe there is a way to tell it to display the files that are in a particular gpx file. It will just load them all. Here is a good resource specific to the Oregon. http://garminoregon.wikispaces.com/message/list/home
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