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  1. One of my big problems is with GPS accuracy... one minute it says it should be right here, another NO, it's over there! And what is the general range? Isn't it about a 12 foot radius? I never know quite what to do when there's a lot of woods, a tiny cache to find and no clues!




  2. These come from GC.com


    Naturally, GC.COM is out of service today! (cannot find server)


    In any case, the OSCAR/trash clue was what led me to the cache! YES I FOUND IT My first micro... I don't know how ANYONE found it before the hint!


    Thanks to everyone for their help.

  3. Oscar? Remember Sesame Street? You were near a restaurant right?

    So... Oscar the Grouch? In a trash can? But... if it's IN a trash can, it would surely be thrown out... Anyway, there is a public trash barrel which I didn't check out (restaurants don't use trash cans... they use dumpsters!). Guess I will inspect the trash! Will let you know!


    thanks for all the tips...

  4. The coords you got (42.4319 -71.4541) match what I get when keying the Zip Code search to a centroid coordinate. Switching to DD.MM.mm format, it becomes 42 25.91 71 27.25.


    OK! So I plugged in those coordinates (my GPS receiver wants 3 numbers after the decimal, so I added zero) Biked over... took me to a parking lot next to a building full of stores (including aThai restaurant). First, I went in to the restaurant to see if OSCAR works there (HINT: Oscar will know where it is!), but no. So, WHO is Oscar?? If this is only a 2.5 difficulty, I'm in trouble. Looked around the parking lot area for a half hour or so, no luck.

  5. [The term "baseline" is used here in place of the "centroid" of the ZIP Code, 01754

    The coords for your cache are: 42.419017 -714315


    Found by doing a zip search for Maynard MA, typing in the ZIP on the search page, then clicking on the "MapIt" icon and copying the coords from the URL.]]


    OH! Reading from MAPIT URL~ would not have figured THAT out!

    BUT, the URL readings are not what you said... lat=42.4319&lon=-71.4541. I don't even know how to plug them in- doesn't look like enough digits (N = 7 digits, W = 8 digits)


    Do I need Premium Membership??




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