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  1. Please let me add something real quick. I am a police officer and Geochaching member. I know other LEO's that are also members. We enjoy it too. My guess is that the officer that picked this cache up simply had concerns about people going to GZ for safety reasons (depending on where it was hidden), or some local elected official has voiced concerns to them. If locating the cache requires people to go places the local government doesn't feel is a safe place to be, for whatever reason(s), they would obviously want to discourage people from going there. I think it's a good thing that they made the effort to notify the CO, rather than simply discard the item, which they could have done. I'm sure the detective will explain their concerns when the CO picks it up. I'm guessing that why he wanted to speak with him/her in person. I can't imagine there will be anything more to it than that. At most, the CO might be asked to find a different place to hide it. Geocaching is harmless fun and I'm sure the officers in that area see it that way too, but they wouldn't be doing their jobs if they honestly felt there was a safety concern and did nothing. Please don't be afraid to talk to the police. Thanks and Happy Hunting everyone! :-)
  2. Ok, it's not hard to program coordinates into you etrex. Once youre powered up, go to the menu page, which lists these options: "Mark," "Find," "Routes," "Tracks," "Setup," and "Accessories." Use the toggle on the front of the device and toggle to "Mark." Push the toggle switch in and release. Now you should have a page with a man holding a flag. Inside the flag you should see a dot & a number. Use the toggle switch to go to the dot and push the toggle switch in and release again. Now scroll up to identify what it is you want to mark (ie. geocache, building, etc.) (pushing in & releasing the toggle switch is like hitting the Enter key on your computer). Now toggle to the number on that flag and push the toggle switch in again. No you can move your cursor around and give your new waypoint a name. Once that part is done, toggle down to the coordinates and click on them. You should now be able to enter new coordinates. Enter them just as they appear on the web-page. Once that is done, just toggle down to OK and click on it. Your waypoint is now programed into your GPS. When at the site of a geocache, power up and go to the same menu as described in paragraph 1 above. This time, click on "Find." Follow the prompts and click on the waypoint you want to search for, then click on "Goto" on the bottom and youre on your way. I hope this helps. Happy hunting! GPSJockey
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