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  1. Second the motion ... even that Commie Pinko reviewer guy is appreciated, you know, except when he makes me move yet-another hide on account of some danged puzzle-cache. I think MR might have been a bit busy cleaning up a Klondike bar mess on San Jacinto... Luv2Barf Yeah, and I think MR stepped on a frog that night too. Luckily it wasn't signal!
  2. I visited Gem of Big Sur a few years ago but I just realized that I never logged it. That is a great spot. It's so close to highway 1 but unless you stop, you'll never know it's there.
  3. The pink ears give it away... Let me rephrase that. The one with me standing next to my motorcycle and Thunder sitting next to me looks so real. Just for fun, a comparison ... This was the main source image. And this is the final Yrium-card layout. What changes do you see? Source images used ... Most any reality is possible with Photoshop CS5. That is just simply amazing, Harmon!
  4. The pink ears give it away... Let me rephrase that. The one with me standing next to my motorcycle and Thunder sitting next to me looks so real.
  5. Had to make two trips to get all three cards but it was worth it... The Misprinter outdid himself (herself?) with the Operation card. That will be a classic to stand alongside the infamous Wonderwoman misprint! Credit for that concept goes to Devhead. Hurried over after work about 4pm and was very happy to be able to nab the whole set. I really have to say that this is one of my favorites. The detail is AMAZING! Harmon you do good work! Steve: Great ideas! Jodi, Thank y' very much ma'am. Truth is I too am very pleased with this set of layouts. The dark, gradient background on the Eneregizer-Bunny number sure turned out swell ... very clear and sharp. Big reason was having some high-resolution source images to work with. Cell-phone images suck! The bunny-ear-cap treatment was suggested by Tom. He is great to work with, always a good judge of taste and knows when a layout is ready for press. Can't believe I fell into such a neat assignment as the Yrium card team. Makes me feel so connected to so many local Geocachers. There's just something about handling a person's digital body-parts that breeds an uncommon familiarity ... if y' know what I mean. Only your graphic artist knows for sure. By the way, I understand that you were instrumental in the selection of an honoree for this set of cards. Yes? Harmon SD Rowdies So, now I have digital body parts and transplanted body parts? Cool! I'm becoming more and more bionic every day! Someday, I'll be able to just fly to the top of Iron Mountain! I stopped by Max's park early yesterday morning to get a glimpse of the card myself and I ran into The Lost Clan. I can attest that it was neither one of us was in the cha cha dress. I love the detail! Looking at the card with me on the motorcycle, I cannot spot anything that remotely reveals that this has been photoshopped. It just looks so real! I really appreciate the time and effort that you all put into this card. Thank you! By the way, I only grabbed one card and gave it to Ramona Retired Snipe, whom led a group of us around the Palomar Divide Truck Trail yesterday. It was a fun day!
  6. I love 'em! I can't wait to see them for myself! Steven, Harmon and Tom, Thank you!!!!!
  7. While we were hiking Black Mountain, we came across this bird on the trail. We couldn't figure out what kind of bird this was. We thought it might be an owl, but after looking at the picture. I know it's not an owl. It seems to have spikes or points on it's body and wings. Does anybody have an idea what kind of bird this is?
  8. Dang! somebody beat me to that photo. Guess that's what I get for being away for a couple of days. Nice job on that shot of Denise. Achieving rule-of-three composition with just a headlamp lighting the scene gives you extra points. Her eye was almost exactly at the upper-right rule-of-three intersection point. Did you do that on purpose? Nice lamp-flare ... almost got a Borg-thang goin' on there. Wonder what her collective-number would be? My guess is that a lot more background detail could be revealed if using a high-resolution version of the shot. Dying to know if that's a skin-blemish on her cheek. O, ... hi Denise! Lookin' good girl. Harmon, I took that picture with my iPhone. The file I sent you is the highest quality. The lamp-flare is purely accident, although I'd love to take credit for that. Since the iPhone doesn't have a flash, I lit her up with my flashlight without blinding her in the process. The file I sent you should expose a little bit of the cactus in the background. Yes, I did that rule-of-three composition on purpose. Basic fundamentals of photography. Thanks for the compliments!
  9. Here's to a speedy recovery! Glad he's doing well! Hope we all get to see you at the event, Eric! Feel better! Barrie aka: boysnbarrie Thanks all for the well wishes! Its no kidney transplant, but my first surgery ever and I hope to be able to cache again shortly. ThePolarBear and his cub came to the hospital to visit me and I was very grateful of that. Thanks again! Did he say what I thought he said???? Seriously, Good to hear you're doing great and in good spirits!
  10. HONK! Clueless!Clueless as well but if I had to guess I would say on South flank of Mt Woodson looking at Iron Mt area. Ahh, Fisnjack, methinks you are not as clueless as you let on. Clearly, you were able to assimilate your knowledge of the area into a pretty darn good guess. For the record, it's on the east flank of Woodson looking south at the Iron Mountain area. And there's the 67 separating them.
  11. When I started caching in 2004, I could create a PQ of the 500 unfound caches nearest my home and it would expand out 12 miles to highway 67 and Prospect. Today, I just tested a new PQ of the 1000 unfound caches nearest my home and it only expands out 8 miles. It cuts half-way through MTRP. I live by the 805 and Clairemont Mesa.
  12. I wear my socks unbunched but you would never know cuz I always wear pants. So far you win ... forty-eight pages of profile photos and not a single shot of your socks. Do you actually wear socks? Best I could find was this ... Close but no cigar. Yeah, well, just you wait until one of them centipede thingies crawls up y'r pant leg. Then we'll see if y'r socks are bunched or not. Note to Self: Boy howdy, ain't this rant fun? Harmon...what are you doing over here in the AZ thread stirring up trouble? Come on back home where we can keep an eye on you......I guess you really are bored...I'll have to fix that... I'm having visuals of Jodi dragging Harmon out of Arizona by the ear. Dragging him past El Centro, up the grade, past Sandy Creek and back home.
  13. Now those look like SD Rowdies! Uhmm ... moving right along. I dunno, that blond with the highlights looks kinda familiar. Notice how the one on the right is about t' shoot her fanger off. She came up from south-bay for the tea party. I'm laughing so hard, I'm crying!! say, can you fix up the 'backside' image in the mirror? just noticed the picture on the table!!! hahahahahaha! I wonder why that petite brunette lady is smiling. Hmmm ... has an innocent look on her face, too. She's probably the one ya gotta watch, tho, huh? I mean ... ya know the type, right ol' buddy? Lay that pistol down. DTCMMBLB?
  14. You know what's missing? A HOF cache for those that complete all of these HOF caches!
  15. She found this cache during an 8.8 mile hike up, down and around Gower Peak. Total elevation gain was 4,376 ft. That was an adventurous hike!
  16. The oldest cache in Arizona GC57 is a little southeast of Fountain Hills.
  17. Surgery was a complete success! I was in the hospital for 5 days. My brother, Dustin was in the hospital for 2 days. The surgery lasted about 2 hours for each of us. The surgery was on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. By Friday, my doctors reported that my new kidney was functioning as good as a healthy person with two kidneys. Today, we are both doing great. I only have pains in my incision site which is becoming less and less frequent. I can't drive for another 2-3 weeks and I have to avoid large crowds for the first 3 months. This is due to my suppressed immune system so I don't reject the kidney. Overall, I feel great and I can't even tell you how thankful I am to have a brother as unselfish as Dustin.
  18. That's my favorite desert hike...stupid WORK! I'd love to join you too but...stupid WORK!
  19. Impossible, mister kwvers? didn't YOU do this cache? ( chuckles in amusement) If you did it ... I'm pretty sure I can do it, too. boysnbarrie ooooh...that hurt Ms. Rambobarrie Szar Foyo=Navajo Adventure by cegrube (GCW7JM) X 5....seriously..now really....this could actually be considered an extreme cache if not done with consultation... Ha! Funny! I parked .14mi from Navajo Adeventure and had a pretty easy stroll to the cache. Just lost the trail a couple times. When are you planning to go after this so called Szar Foyo cache? I'm interested.
  20. Thanks alot, it took me days to get all of the frosting out of YODA plus the ants didn't help either Well, the cinnamon roll DID look good earlier.
  21. 21 hours and counting down. I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas! I'll post on the forums and on FB as soon as I am alert enough. That will probably be Thursday. Thanks for all your calls and emails over the last few days. It really means a lot!
  22. Congrats Randy! We knew you could do it! Way to go Randy on 5,000 Great Job!!!! Well done, Randy! Congratulations! Wow!!!! What an awesome accomplishment! We have been watching your progress toward reaching your goal and have been in awe!!! Now this is what caching is all about! The thrill of the hunt! Big congrats on reaching 5000! Thanks, everybody! My goal was to get to 5000 before surgery and I accomplished that goal 2-1/2 weeks early. I owe a big thank you to my many friends that joined me over the last couple of months! It was a blast!
  23. I got diagnosed with kidney failure five months ago but it feels like it's been much longer. It's been a strange journey with many ups and downs. I only have 2 months to go on dialysis. My brother Dustin was the closest match and has been chosen to donate a kidney to me. He passed all tests with flying colors. Our surgery will be on October 21st at Sharp Memorial Hospital. I expect to be in the hospital for about a week. I'll be out of work for at least 8 weeks. My brother is expected to be in the hospital for 2 days and his recovery is 2 weeks. The transplant, if successful will give me a better quality of life but I will have challenges for the rest of my life. I will not need dialysis anymore, but I will have a compromised immune system so I don't reject the new kidney. I still have a lot to learn but I do know that with a compromised immune system, a common cold could possibly send to to ICU. Hmm, I wonder what my chances are to make it to 5000 finds by this date?
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