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  1. Please enlighten me as to what my bad behavior is. In 5 1/2 years of geocaching I have never placed a religious tract, or anything deemed offensive in a geocache. I've also never hidden a single cache underneath a lamppost cover, in a Walmart parking lot, in an alley, in a homeless encampment, or under a mailbox. Isn't the cache private property though(bit of a gray area but still)? Geocaches are considered abandoned property / litter by many govt. entities. Great... then I'll note these tracts as litter and toss 'em when I find them. Go CITO!
  2. Isn't the cache private property though(bit of a gray area but still)?
  3. I bought my vanilla 300 for $295 shipped a few weeks back fwiw.
  4. Excellent - thanks for the replies. All set here.
  5. Curious if the Oregon 300 stores an individual almanac for normal and WAAS modes? Does this require a good 15-20 minute soak to build a solid almanac for each mode? Is it necessary to reset this almanac periodically to get a fresh almanac build? Appreciate any input. somegeek
  6. NWCREW - great pumpkin!
  7. Drag the map over on the screen of your Oregon to view that area.
  8. I picked up my first TB today to move and started to ponder where to drop it to get it on it's way. Then I wondered if it'd be a bad idea to drop it in caches that seemed they'd be a muggle target vs something out of the way more likely to just be frequented by GC'rs. Do folks ponder this when moving TBs along?
  9. You just made me look back on all the times I was stuck in boringville wishing I had something to do when I was traveling +1 - I wish I'd known about this when I traveled more... woulda spent less time vegging in my hotel room. Great OP btw... sums it up nicely. In a few years we'll be able to do this with our kids. One more reason to do stuff outdoors.
  10. I was pondering this upgrade as my new 300(bought a week ago) is using the 3.20 firmware. I had a few GPS freeze ups today while trying to use for geocaching. Power cycle had to be done to resolve. Any obvious items to check to see if they're causing this freezing up issue?
  11. Excellent! Done and done. Before ~2800 total(many duplicates) - 15MB in 20 PQ .gpx files After throwing into GSAK and exporting in a single file: ~1177 total unique GC in a single 6MB file Thanks all! somegeek
  12. I've got a dozen or so .gpx PQ files that overlap quite a bit due to the way they're obtained (radius) and the PQ tool doesn't have the option of doing square queries. Is there an app I can use to load all my PQ .gpx files into and then save as a single aggregated .gpx file minus all the duplicates? Or can I do this manually? I noted all the gpx files have the following headers. Curious if I can alter this for a master .gpx file and then dump in all of the wpts or if this header is required? Though this would not help to clear out duplicates as easily as an app could. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <gpx xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" version="1.0" creator="Groundspeak Pocket Query" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0 http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0/gpx.xsd http://www.Groundspeak.com/cache/1/0 http://www.Groundspeak.com/cache/1/0/cache.xsd" xmlns="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0"> <name>Downtown Portland</name> <desc>Geocache file generated by Groundspeak</desc> <author>Groundspeak</author> <email>contact@Groundspeak.com</email> <time>2009-10-28T05:25:27.1934-07:00</time> <keywords>cache, geocache, Groundspeak</keywords> <bounds minlat="45.408167" minlon="-122.884033" maxlat="45.668217" maxlon="-122.53065" /> Appreciate any input. somegeek
  13. Right - that's what I was thinking as well.. meaning I am doing some pretty sloppy PQs.
  14. Yes, you'll get a warning the first time you power on after loading the file that causes you to go over 2000 caches. It's fairly obvious, something like "You've loaded more than 2000 geocaches or 200 gpx files". Thanks for this - I need to clean up my PQ-fu then... I noted ~2800 GCs within these overlapping PQs(a lot of duplicates) and with loading all GPX PQs, I don't get the error message. At least I am able to load the ones I want at this time.
  15. Thanks for the heads up! I need to do some filtering and then save my PQ GPXs locally in directories to load when needed. 2,000 geocaches 200 GPX files The limit you hit first will prevent loading of additional geocaches. So 4 PQs with 500 unique caches in each will max you out (if there are duplicates/overlap the GPS will not create a duplicate entry), as will 200 individual GPX files using the [send to GPS] button from the cache pages (a pain to maintain, but nice if you just want to add one or two caches quickly). And remember you can load 1,000 waypoints! Will my Oregon 200 notify me that I am attempting to load more than 2000 unique GCs?
  16. Thanks for the heads up! I need to do some filtering and then save my PQ GPXs locally in directories to load when needed.
  17. Just figured it out... if I drag the .gpx files into the GPX directory via windows explorer, they show up correctly under Geocaches. Thanks for the reply.
  18. I got a premium membership and downloaded a couple of large queries, however, they import to my GPS unit as waypoints and show up under there vs the Geocache menu option. Is there something I need to tweak in order for these to show up on my Oregon 300 correctly? Thanks, somegeek
  19. Uh... thanks for the kind words? There's an area I make it out to now about every two months or so to hike or bike. Maintaining a cache would give me one more reason to get out there. Thanks for the replies. Food for thought on this.
  20. How much work is it to maintain a cache? I live near some wooded areas with lots of trails. Would be cool to put a cache in up there but curious how much work they are to maintain? Just purchased a GPS so looking forward to caching and like the idea of contributing to the collective. Thanks, somegeek
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