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  1. http://red.ozmega.com.au/ the 2,000,000 cache is in the center of australia. Next year, over the easter weekend we'll be hosting the annual australia mega.. check out the website for more details.. as a yank living in Alice springs, this is quite a spot to visit.. check it out.. AA/QF/virgin/Delta/UA all fly from the us to Australia.. the exchange rate is favorable and the weather is perfect this time of year..
  2. GC6825Z is the official geocaching page, just published today.. check out the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Red-Centre-Experience-1464167497221583/ as well as the official website with all sorts of information.. http://www.red.ozmega.com.au/
  3. http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=32349 planning to go to Australia, wanting to go to Australia.. here is the link the the oz mega 2017 in the Red Centre of Australia.. Start saving pennies now =) And come for a visit..
  4. That is for the Canberra mega next year.. here is the Alice springs link for 2017.. https://www.facebook.com/ajax/sharer/?s=22&appid=25554907596&p[0]=437632676299500&p[1]=727199900676108&profile_id=437632676299500&share_source_type=unknown&__av=704894188
  5. Sorry, can not speak German all that well.. well, I lie, Other then ordering a beer. Not at all.. This might get deleted, but wanted to advertise for Oz Mega Australia/Alice I do have to say we have a lot of German geo cachers come through town, so thought I would put this out there. If people could spread the word... There are 3 small geocachers who are locals to Alice Springs, and the Oz Mega committee decided to have a mega event in our little town of 26000 people in the middle of Oz.. Here is a link.. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oz-Mega-Queanbeyan/437632676299500?hc_location=timeline
  6. Hopefully Alice Springs for 2017!!
  7. Will the system allow it? Yes. If you find the cache and sign the log, yes, you can log it. Why are the caches being archived? Is it because cachers are causing problems and shouldn't be there? If someone simply archives their cache without picking up the container, it's normal for someone with the cache in their GPS to find it before they get the word that the cache is no longer in play. In your case, you know so it goes back to why they are being archived. It was a PT, and the word I got was issues with maintaining the caches, which is always a worry I guess when someone goes out and throws down 300 odd containers. will hope to find some and ask the co if they would like some collected. cheers
  8. A PT is going to be archived today, and we will be in the area tonight for a couple of days. I doubt the CO will be out over a lot of KM's picking up the containers (could be wrong there tho), but can I log an archived cache if it is still in place and a log to sign? I did some searching and couldn't find any topics already discussing this. they are loaded into my gpsr pre archiving so theoretically wouldn't know about the archiving by going on my last PQ. Tks in advance
  9. just a couple hundred bucks on containers and such. Also fuel. In central Australia we don't have lots of caches so I have to drive a long way and at over 6 bucks a gallon that is an expensive hobby
  10. having 470 caches, I consider myself a newbie as well...what I have found on my caching adventures. first, starting out, don't search for nano's. These are mostly in the cities and can be very difficult to find as they are so small and can be stuck under, over, in places that you wouldn't think about. Do a search for small to large containers with a difficulty of 1-2 to start off. I hate city caches because I hate looking for things where there are a million other people around you. go bush and look for caches that way. Next, don't get discouraged by DNF's (did not find), log them and explain you are new to the game. it helps you get to where you want to be. Additioinally, be prepared for failure. I walk up to a cache thinking I will bag it and can't find it (nano in the city) , get out side the city and find some big ones. lastly, yes, there are series of caches that help you explore. I've found caches in places I would have never been if it wasn't for caching . don't worry about the series though, just do a search on some easy, larger caches and start looking. I'm sure others will have different advice, but tht is just me in my novice state.
  11. 5x5's I've not even come close to one, let alone found one near me in Central OZ
  12. I know on the garmin 62 (and I'm no tech expert believe me). I just hit find, select geocache, and it will display the caches from closest to furthest. I don't get a list from the PQ I load. Also the caches will show on the map if I am in map view so I can see if I am near one.
  13. did you find your answer, its yes, however I think there is an auto renewal aspect (or maybe you can select not to auto renew and just get a prepaid visa for each time you need to renew)
  14. And down under, winter is fantastic. As mentioned before the snakes are not out. Down here, they don't rattle to let you know they are near. Very scary sometimes sticking one's hand in a deep dark hole. Of course, most places here, there isnt snow, so bring on winter!
  15. thanks for the tip. I'll update the latest upgrade!,
  16. several times (and most often at the most inopportune time), my 62s fails to get to the map screen when turning it on. It stalls at the "loading waypoints" or something like that. Only fix is to take batteries out, replace and restart...however then the caches might be gone. I have connected to computer, and there is an extra file in the folder where the geocaches are.. I have deleted it, and things are ok. However, on this last trip, it booted ok, yet 95% of the caches were missing. Anybody else having an issue like this?
  17. My kids really like swapping swag, but alas, so many don't have swag any more, or it is pretty crappy. It is now all about the adventure, getting out doors, seeing things. The thrill of the find. Also, with 9-10 year old daughters, they are absolutely perfect looking somewhere when muggles are about. Nobody questions curious kids climbing over, under or thru things. Two of my best geocaching tools are my daughters!
  18. thanks much, will give that a shot Use Explorer to copy the .gpx files to \Garmin\gpx .
  19. I saw this mentioned in another forum entry, however I will remention here. I have about 2500 caches loaded to my gps62s . I used GSAK and "send to GPS". after a couple of days usage, The systems seemed to freeze up while booting. I don't know if leaving it longer would have allowed it to boot up properly, but I took the batteries out. Then, after replacing, I booted up and there were no caches to be found. I opened the files using explorer, and there was a large .gpx file in the "current folder". Is this a common problem? Any way of getting multiple pocket query to the gps wihtout gsak? I am on a friends lap top and hate to download something they may not want. Is there a specific folder on the device where I should place the .gpx file if I use explorer to put it there vice gsak? Thanks, any help would be appreciated, I am on a 30 day work/holiday trip and getting desperate. thanks.
  20. ok, so in my local area, Alice Springs, Australia, many need maint attributes/log entries are coming up on caches that are not mine. There are a lot of cache owners who are either no longer active, or a long way away. I have replaced containers or replaced logs for these guys, yet all I can do is "log note" for a cache. I've have two cache owners in town, one who is either not here and not active on geocaching.com, or an owner who is a long way away, and I do make contact with eventually. In one circumstance, I have cache owners who thank me over andover again for fixing their cache, yet fail to log "owner maint" on their cache to get rid of the need maint attribute. Int he other circumstance, the I have replace a log or a cache for an owner who is no longer inthe GC.com realm. Ihear nothing from them. In both circumstances, the needs maint attribute remains. Is it possible for GC.com to allow a log entry of "cache maint" by non cache owners to rid the cache of the needs maint attribute. Is there anything else I should do other then continually trying to contact the cache owner? I like helping out fellow cache hiders, but want the cache hunters to get a clear picture of what they are looking for.
  21. while I've only awarded one or two of my fav points, I do have to admit that after two years, and 157 caches...(don't live in the most cache saturated area and travel little), I can remember each and every one of my 157 caches so far when I look back over them. They are all my favorite. Maybe we should adopt some sort of rating as they use on geocaching.com.au where you award 1 to 4 for caches, vice just favorite points.
  22. Here in Central Australia, yes, it is pretty seasonal. Finds on local caches occur mainly during april-october, the cooler months. Looking at my stats (a lowly 150 finds only), they occur over that period as well. Here it is regularly 110 in summer with lots of poisonous snakes and spiders flurishing during summer. Sticking a hand in a dark hole isn't too appealing; same goes for walking through tall grass. It is very remote here, and hikes or travel on long deserted dirt roads mainly happens during our winter. Makes for a long summer here when I only need a few long difficult hikes to get the remaining caches within 100km.
  23. I thought there was mention of a link to activate trackables in the latest GC update. Anybody have the link to that? I can't seem to find it..... I guess it was just a form to fill out to activate trackables vice sending an email. I tried it early on, with two trackabears and got instant activation code, instant I say. I just can't find that page any more.
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