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  1. Had me going there a bit......good one!
  2. Sure...I found a broken tree branch that's a few feet long and I routed a slot in one side of it. A bison tube fits snuggly into the slot. I wedged the branch across a couple of the tree branches about 12 feet up in a tree with the bison tube slot facing skyward. If you look carefully from the ground you can spot that the branch looks abnormal (not connected to the tree). You then make the easy tree climb up to grab the bison. Huh ....so if you go somewhere and don't get notification of all hazards in the area that you choose to place yourself in, then someone else is responsible? Say you go to a state park to do a hike. You get on the trail and see a steep climb. YOU decide to try to hike it, but fall and break an ankle. The blame is on the park adminstrators? You are COMPLETELY wrong in this case. I have loved climbing trees all my life. I've only run across a few tree caches that required climbing. Enjoyed each of them and wish there were more. I placed this cache (as I do most) as an example of what I would like to find. I've only been doing this about a year, but thought it was somewhat interesting and something beyond just hanging a bison in a tree. Once spotted, someone comfortable with climbing an "easy climbing" tree could have their fingers on this cache in 10-15 seconds. Having been up it before, I could probably be there in ~5 seconds. This is not what I would call "jumping through hoops". I'm certainly not saying everyone has the ability, by any means.
  3. I do hint a bit here when I say: Caches are micros or smalls, and may be found anywhere from ground level upward. You may need to crawl around, or you may need to climb or reach high or low. I won’t say much more.
  4. Yes you are ...slack cut... Thanks for your thoughts.....
  5. Thanks for all the input. As some have found, the 3 rated cache is about 12 feet up in a tree...easy climb. I have emailed the cacher and asked that they change their "find" to a "note". My intention was/is for each cacher to physically access the cache so the log can be signed. Will see what happens......
  6. I have a cache in a tree and got this "find" log today: I could see this cache, but it was too high for me to get to it safely, as I was alone and didn't want to fall and break a bone. So, I could not sign the log. Nice hide, though. What do you think? Thanks.
  7. How about buying Coleman or similar water jugs (insulated type) at your local thrift store? They're only a couple of bucks and are waterproof. Several shapes/sizes.
  8. There's one cacher in my area that invariably always writes "we are found it"
  9. Have not tried gluing magnets to plastic, but I find a lot of uses for Liquid Nails construction glue (the regular, not the indoor type). It dries strong and a full-size caulk tube is under $2.
  10. My compass is sometimes very erratic on my 400t. I've been about 1/2 mile from a cache and seen the needle flop 180 deg back and forth every few seconds. Gets annoying at times.
  11. Thanks.....looks like the guideline is open to some reasonable interpretation.
  12. One example I saw....Headhardhat's fire hydrant: http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php...&hl=hydrant
  13. I don't think this scenario has been mentionerd..... How about if a stake is driven into the ground to support some cache container that sits above ground?
  14. Can you drop multiple .gpx files in there and the Oregon loads and reads them all simultaneously?
  15. I have the same issue where I get this message: “This page contains both secure and nonsecure items. Do you want to display the nonsecure items?” each time I try to load a page from the site. I've added geocaching.com to my trusted sites......
  16. Recorded coordinates with GPS to post a new cache. Checked the location on Google Earth (sighting on a tree). It looks like I could tweak the GPS recorded coordinates a point or two and hit the tree closer in the Google Earth view. In the end, which would be more accurate coordinates to provide, the actual ones recorded with my GPS (Oregon 400t showing 8ft. accuracy) or the tweaked Google Earth coordinates? Appreciate any input.
  17. Any idea on a free download for the Toulouse area?
  18. These? ColoradoExport ColoradoImportandLog FieldNotesImportandLog
  19. Thanks for all the inputs. Pulled the trigger on the 300 and it should be here by the end of the week. Buddaman....when are you ordering yours?
  20. I want to buy an Oregon for paperless geocaching and am trying to decide which one to get. Amazon prices after rebate: 200 $236 300 $350 400c $363 I don't care about wireless exchange. Are the compass and altimeter features (not found on 200) very useful? I will want to load some topos in the future. I don't care about coastal maps but maybe the 400c is a good choice for a few dollars more for the added memory (or is "available" memory on the 300 and 400c about same? so this is a wash). I was about set to get the 300, but then saw the 200 and 400c as possibilities....thoughts? Thanks.
  21. I've been geocaching for about a month and am currently using an old blue Legend. I use GSAK to download PQ'ed waypoints and have been using my ipod Nano to carry cache notes and such. In the field I'll scribble down my finds (and any other pertinent notes) in a small notebook. Then, when I return home I log onto GC.com and manually log my finds and notes. I am looking to upgrade to a single GPS unit, or to a better GPS and maybe a PDA, and would like to hear specific experience from owners for these specific setups. I understand about loading the waypoints and notes to these devices. I'm looking to see how the back end (after find) logistics are handled. Once you find the cache, how exactly do you: (1) Log it as found and add notes (2) Get this info loaded onto GC.com CASE 1: Oregon CASE 2: Colorado CASE 3: eTrex Vista HCx + PDA (please specify) CASE 4: eTrex Vista HCx + (POI method of loading notes) Thanks for the input.......
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