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Pablo Mac

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  1. I did the same thing yesterday, and was optimistic about a solution coming soon, until I discovered you attempted the same approach 3-1/2 years ago. UGH. Maybe if a number of us contacted Garmin Support at 800-800-1020 they might start making it a priority.
  2. You made a false assumption: it's not that I don't believe Mineral2, I was simply referencing what the Garmin rep I spoke with said about involving Groundspeak. I was optimistic about a solution coming soon, until I discovered another cacher attempted the same approach 3-1/2 years ago (where you also commented). UGH. Maybe if a number of us contacted Garmin Support at 800-800-1020 they might start making it a priority.
  3. You're right, so I contacted Garmin support, and they are starting a support case that will entail involving Groundspeak to incorporate the ability to send logs as drafts. ??
  4. Let's get back to the original topic of this thread.
  5. I am a long-time Garmin GPS user, and have been connecting my Garmin GPS units to my computer via cable to upload my drafts (previously “field notes”) for years, and am ready for a better way. The feature that sends your logs wirelessly and automatically from your GPS to your Geocaching account was a major reason for my upgrade from my trusty 64 to a 66ST. I like my 66ST a lot, but I am very disappointed in how it sends those logs as posted logs rather than drafts. I would much rather the logs be sent wirelessly automatically as drafts, and not posted as the generic “Submitted via Garmin Geocaching live” post on each cache page. Until and unless Garmin gives us the option to send our logs as drafts (like the mobile apps), rather than as posted logs on each geocache page, the value of this feature is essentially zero to geocachers like myself who prefer to QWERTY type a unique log for each find.
  6. This discussion appears to be about two distinct topics: uploading drafts via cable connection to a computer, and logs being sent automatically wirelessly as posted logs rather than drafts. The latter is of much more interest and value to me, as I have been connecting my Garmin GPS units to my computer to upload my drafts (previously “field notes”) for years, and am ready for a better way. I would much rather the logs be sent wirelessly automatically as drafts, and not posted as the generic “Submitted via Garmin Geocaching live” post. Until and unless Garmin gives us the option to send our logs as drafts, rather than as posted logs on each geocache page, the value of this feature is essentially zero to geocachers like myself who prefer to type a unique log for each find.
  7. When Garmin bought DeLorme last year, I imagined and hoped for some interesting merging of features between my beloved Garmin 64s handheld receiver and the 2-way communication (via satellite, not cell towers) and rescue/recovery button of the DeLorme InReach products. I have read about the upcoming Garmin Inreach products, and found the product comparison chart. I am interested… even excited for this new product line, but I think I will wait until some improvements and additional features are implemented/clarified: Battery type: "Rechargeable internal lithium ion" (Will it also take AA batteries?) Memory/history: 2 GB (4 GB+ needed) Accepts data cards: No (BIG negative there - gotta use my City Navigator maps!) Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): No (Another BIG negative) Waypoints/favorites/locations: 500 (5000+ needed) Routes: 20 (vs. 64's 200 - not a big deal, as I don't use this feature) Track log: No (I need a "yes" here, along with the 64's 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks) Geocaching-friendly: No (Obviously the biggest issue; needs a "Yes (Paperless)" before I'll buy it) Custom maps compatible: No (gotta use my custom topo mapsl) What are your impressions and ideas so far?
  8. Weird - I have only had the direct opposite experience with Garmin Customer Service.
  9. I ignore yard caches out of respect for the cache owner's neighbors. I wouldn't want my neighbors worrying about strangers lurking around my property at all odd hours of day and night. I recommend ignoring a few of my caches, like this one, for example.
  10. In answer to Delta-S's question whether this was a Geocaching event: no, it wasn't an event listed on geocaching.com, but rather a competition element within the Wild Canyon Games mentioned above. We are hoping to hold an actual event cache out there at some time in the future, but nothing is set along those lines, to my knowledge. I'm part of the Wild Canyon Games "Geocache Masters" team, and have placed and verified a number of the "geocaches" out there. I was out searching for the two lost competitors and was glassing for them on top of the tallest mountain on the property when the call came over the radio that they had been located. Founding Member of SWAG - Santiam-Willamette Area Geocachers | Pablo Mac on Facebook | Pablo Mac on Twitter | Pablo Mac's Geocaching Videos
  11. I've always said if I could only do one outdoor activity, it would mountain biking. I love geocaching, but the singletrack has a slightly stronger pull on me. Of course, the best idea is combining the two! My Cannondale (love the Lefty!) Prophet near this cache:
  12. I've been daypacking with this pack for a year now, and am 100% happy with it. It beats the prices of most, if not all packs mentioned here so far, and it has a water bladder pocket (no bladder included). Light weight, durable, versatile, it holds my MacBook Pro, and it just looks cool, too.
  13. Pablo Mac

    garmin 62s

    EXCELLENT! That just makes my move to the 62s that much better. Thanx for the nudge!
  14. Pablo Mac

    garmin 62s

    I just got my 62s the other day, so please give me the quick & dirty on how you get it to do that. It's not simply a function of indicating a cache is "Found" in the GPS, is it?
  15. Pablo Mac

    Which GPS?

    The leap from the Garmin 60CS to the 60CSx was well worth it, but the leap from there to my new 62s is at least 3X as cool. Go for the 62s and you will not regret it.
  16. Pablo Mac

    garmin 62s

    Wait, your Garmin 62s sends Field Notes to your geocaching.com account? If so, I have yet to discover that feature…
  17. I have a 62s on preorder, but am also intrigued by the DeLorme PN-60. Gotta make up my mind soon.
  18. They should go after a broader audience like this mockup. I would subscribe to that.
  19. I think a cacher who places a "Needs Archived" log should show courtesy with a private message to the cache owner first.
  20. Here I am delivering the Groundspeak's new sign: And .
  21. What runhills said, plus: The Rat: nobody is holding a gun to anybody's head to find a geocache: and
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