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  1. Its nice to know that you have stepped forward to keep the site alive and kicking - good job.




    I can only bow in admiration too. I've picked up a few good walks from the site as well as contributing a fair few. So many people have commented on how enjoyable they've found the walks and the whole concept.


    I do wish I could have had a little more time over the last year but alas no.


    Here's to the shiny new future of GeoHikes and a huge thanks to TBOS for all his hard work in taking it on.

  2. You may or may not know that I set up and run (well allegedly) a website called Geohikes at www.geohikes.co.uk


    I wrote it from scratch and generally spent quite a time describing walking routes that pass geocaches.


    However, it's slipped from the priority list (sadly like my walking and geocaching) and I never ever get the chance to do anything.


    The thing is, the site's webspace is up for renewal. Now it's only a modest £30 a year but I can't really justify it anymore so come the 27th August the site will cease to be.......


    .....unless some Knight (or Dame) in shining armour fancies taking it on. It's pretty easy to work out and the data is all there on a nice friendly content management system and the site is not much harder to administer than typing out a message on this forum.


    If you fancy stepping forward post below or send me a private message and we'll sort it out from there. The site will become yours in every aspect though, as it needs more than just £30 a year!

  3. Any pointers on where to purchase in the States? I have a Geko 201 myself and agree it's a great unit!


    I have used a Garmin Geko 201 for over 2 years and found it very reliable and almost unbreakable.



    Cost around £60 from the US, UK price is much higher.



    Will connect to PC if you buy a cable for transferring up to 500 waypoints.



    The slightly cheaper 101 will not connect to a PC.



    Good Luck




  4. I've walked 1000s of miles with Memory Map and GPS combo and after looking at your picture I would say that is nothing out of the ordinary. There is no systematic shift to suggest a positioning error. It is therefore more likely that it is a combination of tree cover, inaccuracy of the 1:50,000 scale maps and the footpath being in a different place on the ground to that shown on the map (not an infrequent occurance).

  5. IMO, a "hint" should completely and utterly reveal the location of the cache. The number of caches I have been to that have been stupidly placed under heavy tree cover with a useless clue is astounding.


    Surely the idea of placing a cache is for people to find it. If a cache is badly placed with out a decent clue, why the hell do you think I'll bother coming back if I don't stumble on your misplaced cache first time round?

  6. As far as I see there is no reason whatsoever to pay. If Groundspeak had any business sense whatsoever the site could be entirely funded from affliate links and subtle advertising, and perhaps even make enough to fund a proper server.


    As for Pocket Queries, farming software and www.geocacheuk.com offer everything they do in a must easier to access form.

  7. I'm sorry.


    I read many an excuse for crap like this in threads like "someone has to pay for hosting of the site", but it doesn't wash.


    FFS, www.geocaching.com is a massive site with SO many members. It doesn't take more than half a brain to know a site such as this could be funded by simple affliate links, rather than rubbish like this.


    And having had some first hand knowledge of the whoo-ha caused by a charity cache..... :)

  8. I've emailed Paul & Ros (Yorkshire Cachers) about this cache but I fear I may have left it too late. I'm heading up North for the weekend and won't have access to a computer to get their reply after this evening.


    The missus and I were heading to bag their four caches near Selby. Two are part of the multi-cache A Walk In The Woods which we want to bag while in the area.


    We visited two of the multi cache daughter caches, Wheldrake Woods and Bishop Wood at the start of last year before they were part of the multi. That means the clue which is now in them wasn't there.


    Paul & Ros (Yorkshire Cachers) offer to supply previous visitors with the clues to the multis but as usual I seem to have left my caching planning too late.


    Can anyone help!!!!!??

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