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  1. Regarding the map side of the coin:

    • Set-up charges are a mute point. Changing the image on that side will cost less than a nickel per coin. As has been pointed out, the year will change anyway.
    • The URL on the coin should be the URL for the coin tracking. In this case, it's the WSGA web site.
    • FYI, the coin tracking on the WSGA site is undergoing some improvements.
    • The WSGA board has not discussed tracking the coins on Geocaching.com this time because that was explored last year.
    • Assuming that we do change the URL, we'll also need to remove the Geocaching.com logo from the map. Perhaps we can replace it with the generic G logo.

  2. The NFS hasn't had a global policy about geocaching. I've found some on NFS land. However, I did have one ranger pull a geocache of mine that was on NFS land. I'm still steamed about that—it was not in an environmentally sensitive area and was a darn good hide.


    (BTW, I find it interesting that RWW has Lincoln on his avatar. Lincoln was a Republican, but in 1861, that was certainly not equated with Right Wing Wacko-ism—especially in Lincoln's case. It's a funny little drawing, though. Just seems a little incongruous.) :)

  3. TMA-1 is a 3/5 in Salinas, California. It's an old bridge abutment in the middle of a river. You have to throw a rope over, secure the rope on the other side, and climb to the top of the 35'+ monolith.

    Yeah, now that's what I'm talkin' about! What else have we got out there?


    I think that some scuba caches must qualify as extreme. Share some others!


    Does a person have to risk life and limb for a geocache to be extreme? Do painful mental challenges count?

  4. Hey gang, over the years I've tossed around the term "extreme geocaching" in conversation and maybe you have, as well.


    The question before you is, what makes a geocache an "extreme geocache". At first blush, it might seem like a 5/5 would qualify. But are any and all 5/5's extreme? Can a geocache be a 1/5 or a 5/1 and be "extreme"?


    I'd like to know what you would expect if someone invited you to go on an "extreme geocache hunt". If you can cite specific, existing geocaches, that would be great. But hypothetical geocaches are also welcome.


    Let's go to extremes, people!


    - Seth!


    (A quick search tells me that there are ten 5/5's here in Washington and thirty in California--just as a point of reference. They make up a pretty small percentage of all geocaches.)

  5. Yippee! I still put a camera in some of my geocaches. It's fun to finally see photos from one that I found--Burning Bright II. Boy, that find dates back to August 22, 2002.


    Print number 3A is not tgonser, by the way. I don't think that tgonser is in any of those photos.


    Thank you for posting them, Moun10Bike. :(

  6. I am new to this kool sport, and have not even found my first cach yet, i am not sure how to go about it,


    For a newbie, the video will definitely be helpful. That's the intention of the main part of the program. As was mentioned before, experienced geocachers can use it to share the hobby with others. It's also fun to watch.


    The second half (43 of the 87 minutes) is 'bonus features' that should be of interest to most geocachers. If I hadn't produced the video (and I did), I think I'd shell out $20* just for the interviews and the footage of the original geocache.


    So far, all of the reviews have been good.





    *with shipping, it's currently selling for $19.60

  7. I was thinking about a new event cache and I was wondering if I should log a "found it" after the event?


    There is no reason that you shouldn't, since it's an event. The log entries for those are now "attended" instead of "found", so if you attend, you attend. Some people don't log events at all, and that's okay, too.


    By the way, this topic comes up frequently. You might do a seach on the forums to see previously expressed opinions.


    On a somewhat related topic I was also wondering if you have a team account and a personal account, and you put a cache out under your personal account, should you log it  as a "found it" on your team account?


    Again, it's a personal choice. I probably wouldn't unless it was going to keep appearing on my 'nearest geocaches' list and I just wanted to clear it out. But there's no harm in logging a find if you were actually there and signed the log. Some people might feel uncomfortable logging at as a find but the occasional team geocache isn't going to pad your numbers to stardom, right?


    Happy geocaching,


  8. I sent one in on December 15th and it's not there. In fact, I only see one entry from the 15th. Surely there must have been other procrastinators who waited until the last day. I've been looking here. Did the contest end on Greenwich time or something?!


    There's also one in there from July and another from 2001. What's up with that?

  9. The trailer is an mp4 file and seems to play fine in Quicktime. The problems seem to occur when using another player. (The reference to Windows Media Player has been removed from the page.)


    (By the way, Merry Christmas, everyone! Below is a picture of Adrian in his new Herb Fincher shirt that he got this morning.)



  10. Howdy. I think that the WSGA could probably front the cost of one of the lots. I was thinking that the three pallets of .30 cal cans would be the most useful. Since it sounds like there is already bidding going on from within the group, I won't place another bid. I'll check with the other WSGA officers, but I think we could go as high as $2 (or maybe $2.50) per can and feel comfortable with that. We could then resell them to individual Northwest geocachers at cost. I think that we could get a few distribution points--e.g. Seattle, Spokane, Wenatchee, and Vancouver/PDX.


    I'd be able to pick up the three pallet order in my Expedition--if I had another strong arm accompany me.



  11. "Is there a way to locate a WA state geocoin, besides stumbling on to one in a cache?"


    "...able to log where you left them, not just where you found them[?]"


    In a word, no. Okay, I'm sure it could be done (anything is possible) but don't look for that happening on the WSGA site any time soon. This is more like "Where's George" in that you can see where a particular geocoin (or dollar bill) has previously been but not the geocache (or bank) in which it resides. On the other hand, if someone steps forward with a server and the time/technology to develop such a feature, we'll be happy to get them started.


    As for the other error messages mentioned above, we'll get our crack team of Bob and Seth! working on it.



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