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Shinook & White Juan

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  1. We plan our route, and then do a pockey query of our destination.
  2. When you are driving along the highway and you see a car parked to the side and you are thinking, I bet they are looking for that geocache we found 3 years ago.
  3. I know people who have quit because to them, geocaching started to feel like a job. They felt like they had to find every cache in their area and it wasn't fun anymore because of all the parking lot caches and power trails. Some of them even felt overwhelmed when they saw the amount of caches in their area and they weren't able to keep up with the amount of caches that they thought that they had to find. I suppose when it starts to feel like that and that it is no longer fun, you may as well quit.
  4. Imagine that.. And they were full of cool things. I do not ever even remember finding anything but ammo cans or the like. That is so true. It was more about the search and the adventure than it was about the numbers. Miss those days.
  5. Started with a binder and pages and pages of caches along with our Garmin Legend and keying all the coordinates manually, deciphering the clue in the field when needed, then we got a Palm Pilot and Easygps and Cachmate were our friend. That was the end of paper for us.
  6. And driving to Marathon seems like a marathon.
  7. We've done the cross Canada geocaching vacation a few times minus Newfoundland. One thing for sure, even if you drive straight through Ontario alone, whether it is on the 17 or 11 from Thunder Bay east, it will take you at least 2 days of driving alone. We always look forward to the this trip each year, but last year, we went Saskatchewan east to Cape Breton and PEI. It is a beautiful drive though around Lake Superior in the fall when the leaves are turning. It is alot of driving but very fun. We will probably do it again this summer.
  8. IMHO you are throwing around very relative and subjective terms...I have been using portable GPS units since 1997, long before I started geocaching in 2001...I might consider you a "newbie"... Who is "us" as you say? Not sure where you get your classifications on what is and what isn't a newbie. We have been caching since 04. We still use a GPS and our number of finds is not important. We enjoy it for what it is. Who is "us"?
  9. ^^ this Agree. Add my name to this list... I agree with this too.
  10. Oh, and bring a small shovel! :D:D We use a shovel and we call it the "taken care of business shovel" Sorry, had to say it.
  11. I like the forums, i don't have a facebook account. I have been reading this forum since I started many years ago. I don't post much but I read quite a bit of it. I find this forum very helpful. I used to visit a local forum in the maritimes years ago when I lived there but no longer exists. Now that I live in Saskatchewan, there is a local page but is pretty much abandoned as I can't even get someone to approve my account. I visit the Mbga site on occasion but this is the one I go to most frequently. I hope this forum never goes away.
  12. Nope. They gave up policing this kind of stuff in the past year or so. The floodgates have been opened. You weren't around when the floodgates were opened for power trails to be allowed, were you Mrs. I? Well, this is how many of us felt back then, we couldn't believe it. This one just didn't get much publicity. In all seriousness though, I guess Groundspeak doesn't advertise it, but virtual logging of TB's is allowed if the owner allows it. A local Geocaching organization, for example, is free to put their tracking number up on Facebook and/or all over the internet, and have anyone anywhere in the world discover it. And from what I've seen, they'd have thousands of people take them up on it. That's no fun, I like finding tb's the old fashioned way.
  13. We used to take the hard way in and the easy way out. Now we are much more patient when searching for the approach to the cache site.
  14. I'm not trying to start anything but saying 500 is nothing is not a very encouraging statement to make for someone or anyone who has less than that him/herself. It took me almost 3 years to get 500 finds and when I started, there weren't many to find, so back in the day, 500 for anyone was a big deal. I look forward to seeing your progress when you find 1000 in one weekend.
  15. I would think reaching 500 as a milestone would be reward enough, but I suppose some need a physical incentive.
  16. Bug spray, $4.99 Back Pack, $39.99 Hiking Shoes $99.99 Using billion dollar government satellites to find $2 tupperware containers for 10 years...Priceless.
  17. Is there a way to get around this so that you can see all your finds on the geocache map?
  18. I can't see the archived caches we've found on the geocache map either.
  19. Does it show caches that you have found but have since been archived?
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