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  1. Thanks, coachstahly. Yes, that helps. I was asking as a player. It seems that my best option is to download maps in advance to have them offline if the final coordinates aren't provided in the cartridge. OzarksJim
  2. Hello. Is it possible to display the final coordinates to the cache (or even from zone to zone) from within the WhereYouGo app, in addition to the compass? I cannot seem to figure that out. Thanks! OzarksJim
  3. Ok then, never mind. Moderator, please close this topic. Thanks.
  4. There are a couple mystery puzzle caches in my area that I have spent hours working on but am unable to solve, and am requesting assistance from anyone who actually enjoys solving these types of puzzles. If you would like to see if you can help solve them, please send me a private message and I will send you links to the cache listings. Thanks!
  5. Okay, duh. I didn't see there was another place where I could change my city, state, etc. This has been your dumb question of the day. I hate when that happens. Jim
  6. Yes. Even if you don't make any changes and press the "Update Account" button, you'll get a message that says, "You must enter a valid password for this account to make changes."
  7. I recently moved to a new city and attempted to change the city name on my Geocaching.com profile. It didn't change right away, so I waited a few days (in case that's one of those things that doesn't update right away) but the old city name was still showing. When I go in to edit the city name, the NEW city name is shown, but when I go to display my profile, the OLD city name is still shown. I tried changing the city name on my Waymarking.com profile as well, and got the same results. I've had this problem for about a week. Any ideas? Thanks.
  8. Every since my very first cache find, I've taken pictures of my caching experiences for every single cache hunt (including the DNFs). I not only take pictures of the cache container, but also the scenery I saw on the way to the cache. Granted, sometimes the "scenery" isn't all that impressive (like a shot of the front of a Wal-Mart), but it helps to jog my memory most of the time. Jim
  9. As ajahawkfan said, the Ozark Mountain Geocachers is the geocaching group to join in Southwest Missouri. We aren't as organized as other geo-organizations are, but we do love geocaching as much as any other group, and do have some get-togethers every once in a while. The city around here that has the most caches is Springfield, which is also the biggest city in Southwest MO. I see you are moving to Reed Springs; I live in Nixa, which is just north of Reed Springs. Drop me a note sometime if you have any questions about geocaching in Southwest MO. We have a lot of great caches, as well as friendly geocachers, in this neck of the woods. Oh, and the weather here is ICY! Lots of tree limbs down, and several tens of thousands of people without power. I was without power for about 30 hours, but am finally back up.
  10. On one of my first cache hunts I had someone ask me if I was bird watching. One time while I was checking on one of my own caches in a local city park, three or four grade-school age kids came racing through on their bikes. They skidded to a halt when they saw me standing there, with no one else around. So there I was, all by myself with these kids staring at me in an otherwise empty park. One of them asked me, "Do you own this park?" (I think they thought they were in trouble). I said, "No, I'm waiting for my friend. We were going to play tennis. If you see my friend, will you tell him I'm waiting for him?" They said, "Okay," and drove off on their bikes. One other time I was trying to find a nano-cache hidden underneath a billboard, and a guy comes out of the building next door and asks if he could help me. I said, "No, I'm just checking out this sign." I thought my response was pretty lame, but he bought it, shrugged his shoulders and walked away.
  11. It's been a couple days since I posted these errors I've been having, but have received no response. I am still getting the errors I posted previously, and am still getting the grey Google maps. I forgot to mention that the pocket queries for these routes are not running as well, so I am not getting the scheduled GPX files. Help Thanks, Jim
  12. I have been having this problem for about a week or so, and I'm beginning to think I'm the only one since I haven't seen any other posts related to this. I created a series of Caches Along a Route for a trip to New England this weekend using Google Earth. I saved the KML files to my PC, uploaded them to Geocaching.com, saved them there and then created pocket queries for them. For MOST (but not all) of the pocket queries created from the Caches Along a Route, when I select the preview button, I get this error message, or at least something similar. **************************** Server Error in '/' Application. Line 1: Incorrect syntax near ')'. Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code. Exception Details: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Line 1: Incorrect syntax near ')'. Source Error: An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below. Stack Trace: [sqlException: Line 1: Incorrect syntax near ')'.] System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.ExecuteReader(CommandBehavior cmdBehavior, RunBehavior runBehavior, Boolean returnStream) +742 System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.ExecuteReader(CommandBehavior behavior) +45 System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.System.Data.IDbCommand.ExecuteReader(CommandBehavior behavior) +5 System.Data.Common.DbDataAdapter.FillFromCommand(Object data, Int32 startRecord, Int32 maxRecords, String srcTable, IDbCommand command, CommandBehavior behavior) +304 System.Data.Common.DbDataAdapter.Fill(DataSet dataSet, Int32 startRecord, Int32 maxRecords, String srcTable, IDbCommand command, CommandBehavior behavior) +77 System.Data.Common.DbDataAdapter.Fill(DataSet dataSet) +38 Groundspeak.Web.SqlData.SqlConnectionManager.FillDataSet(String sql, Database database, Int32 Timeout) +208 Groundspeak.Web.SqlData.SqlPocketQueryController.GetQueryResultsData(String Query) +13 Groundspeak.Web.PocketQueries.GeocacheQuery.ReturnResultList() +56 Geocaching.UI.geocaching_nearest.Location_PQLoaded(Object sender, EventArgs e) +387 Geocaching.LocationPanel.GetQueryParms() +4556 Geocaching.LocationPanel.Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) +108 System.Web.UI.Control.OnLoad(EventArgs e) +67 System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() +35 System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() +98 System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() +98 System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain() +772 Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:1.1.4322.2300; ASP.NET Version:1.1.4322.2300 ************************** When I select the button to preview the queries in Google Maps, I can see the Google Maps page, but the map screen is greyed-out and there are no caches listed. Does anyone have an idea of why this is happening, and why this is only happening to some pocket queries and not others? If I can get this resolved before I make my 900-mile round trip to New England this weekend, I will be eternally grateful. Thanks, Jim
  13. After moving into a new house, you mark the waypoint of every tree, bush and building on your property. (No, I haven't done this yet, but I sure am considering it...)
  14. Oh, no! not one of those teensy-weensy barely-the-width-of-your-pinky-fingernail micro containers where the logbook shreds after the second person writes their name on it and then stuffs it back into the container before barely getting the lid back on tight which then leads to a soggy, shredded logbook.
  15. Cache Across America - Missouri has been approved and published! Jim
  16. The Missouri cache was placed and enabled today, and is awaiting approval. I will post the link to the cache once it's approved.
  17. Like Jhwk, I live in the Ozarks as well (Southwest Missouri) and the ticks this year have been worse than I've ever seen. And I'm not even talking about in the woods--I'm talking about my own back yard. I'll usually have a couple ticks on me after mowing the yard with the riding mower. What's REALLY nasty is when the ticks feed on your dogs, get fully engorged, and then fall off inside your house. More than once this year I've seen something that looks like a small grape on the carpet, and it's a fully engorged tick. Fortunately I haven't stepped on them yet, but I've been told it's kind of like stepping on a ketchup packet you get at those fast food places. BLECCHHH!!
  18. As far as I can tell, this hasn't been discussed before (at least in the way that I'm thinking), so here goes... I would like to request a "Vehicle" rating that goes along with the "Difficulty" and "Terrain" ratings for caches. I have frequently come across caches that have low Difficulty and Terrain ratings, because they are right next to the road. However, the road itself is a bumpy, rocky, hill trek through the forest. Because not all of the roads in the forest are like this (some are paved, some or not), I would like to be able to filter caches that may require my SUV instead of my smaller car. Or, perhaps this could be added to the Attributes in the "Special Equipment" section that an Off-Road Vehicle is recommended to access the cache. Thanks!
  19. Put me down for Missouri. I'm in the southwest corner.
  20. A. If I don't do the cache, how do I know I won't like it? Sure, I may know it's a "tiny, evil" cache, but it may turn out that I like it. As long as there is a cache nearby, I will do it because I love geocaching and I know other geocachers like people going after their caches. B. We don't always know what will or will not discourage the other guy. Everybody takes things differently. All we can do is post honest (but friendly) comments in our cache logs. I only posted the comments I did so other cachers (especially those with kids) would be aware of the situation. Surely you don't think looking after the welfare other my fellow cachers is a bad thing, do you? Apology accepted Unless it's to give a good heads up to other cachers, or to keep the quality of the local caches high.
  21. Okay, so I'm the "one in particular" cacher who stated his opinions about some caches in the Springfield MO area. I will second PandyBat's previous comments about the tiny micros - I agree with her 100%. Here is my log for NetDrummer's cache (SSSeminole Hatchling) . I would like everyone to tell me what is wrong with it, and what is wrong with the cache:
  22. There are a few at the St. Louis Zoo: ROAR ! Zoo (#2) Field Trip: Penguins & Puffins Zoo (#3) Field Trip: Along a River's Edge
  23. I am very sorry to hear about your little buddy. I heard it said one time and I believe it's true, that the reason dogs don't live as long as people is because if dogs lived that long, losing them would be unbearable. I once did a multi-cemetery geocache that took me to several people cemeteries and a couple pet cemeteries, and I always got the most emotional at the pet cemeteries. Jim
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