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  1. So my family and I are going to go out tomorrow and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of somewhere we could go to look for caches. I know the map shows tons of them, but I was looking for quite a few concentrated in a smaller area. Preferably w/o having to drive. My kids are 5 and almost 3. So sometimes going on longer hikes just doesn't work out like we'd wish it to. This sounds like a bit of a ramble, It's late and I just got done working 9. Mucho sleepy. Anyway, if you have any suggestions or ideas, we're open to them. If we have to drive a ways out of the metro area, that's cool too.
  2. I did, Now I have them overlaid and all is well.
  3. I now have both maps loaded, and am telling the gps to recognize two data fields. my pointer is sitting in the correct position now. I guess I'll go with this. Besides, the custom map actually distinguishes parks where the us topo 100 has just blank spots.
  4. When I was out, I had a full 5 bars signal, and 12-15' accuracy.
  5. ok, I've discovered that the topo maps that are pre-loaded are the culprit. I disabled them and then enabled a custom map that shows me in the correct position. When I reverted back to the us topo 100, I was back in the incorrect spot. How can I fix this?
  6. nope, no profile change. Still set to geocaching. I did a factory reset, no help. Just to help visualize the problem. I my street runs E to W. I live on the East side of a side street. My GPS says I'm currently standing on the West side of the street.
  7. Today I turned on my 400t and went to go do some caching with my boy. We got to where the first cache was and I realized that map was off by ~150-200 feet. I was standing on the corner, near where the gps said the cache was, but my gps said I was over 200 feet away from the corner. Is this fixed by doing a factory reset, getting a new gpx file for the caches, anything? Any help/ suggestions is appreciated.
  8. I work for a grocery chain that was recently giving out coca-cola olympic pins when you bought $X worth of merchandise the day of the opening ceremonies. We didn't give them all away so I snatched a bag of ~25 neat little, individually wrapped pins.
  9. remember, most GPSr's look like cell phones. Just hold it up to your ear and mime a conversation. That's what I do when I'm waiting for muggles to move on.
  10. My alumni newspaper just contacted me over facebook about interviewing me on geocaching. Pretty neat. I just answered a bunch of questions as best I could and told her that she could come to GC.com to get more exact info. If it's published online, I'll link it for everyone to read!
  11. If your cache seems to be the target of repeated muggling, do YOU move it? I just reported one today that I had previously found as being muggled. Hell, it was sitting out in the open so that I could see it as I went by at 45mph. If I hadn't had my toddler with me I'd have gone back and atleast replaced the container so no one else grabbed it. It's one of those containers that hangs off the side of a bridge by some mono-filament. Funny thing is that the streambed below is really deep and doesn't really have much water in it except during floods. Also, all the houses along the river bank have a clear view of the cache hanging there. I bet if I were to look out the back door of these houses, I could see it hanging there. Doesn't seem to be a very good hiding spot IMO. sorry if I am rambling. It's 2am and I just got home. Bed time.
  12. I assume that finding Geocoins is few and far between, but lately I've noticed in my area that all the geocaches that state they have coins (in the last year) have all had their coins disappear. TB's too! Is it pretty common for people, or one "collector", to go around every time a coin shows up in the area and take them for his or her collection? I realize that's the risk when you set one free, but the trackables I've found so far were set free w/in the week! It almost seems that someone is playing the game, but doesn't like to follow all of the rules. It's sad, especially when some of those coins are commemorative or in memorial.
  13. I bought a refurbed Oregon 400t for $320 from this guy: http://myworld.ebay.com/yourelectronzone He's got 100% feedback over 31,000 sales. Was shipped quickly and in perfect condition!
  14. Wife and I started caching last month... we're hooked. It's a great family activity! While out on a hike w/ my 5y/o we found our first geocoin. It was so cool! I'd love to collect coins, but who has the money? hehe. I hope to do some coins in the future. We'll see. One expensive hobby at a time.
  15. Cool, cause I haven't bought an sd card yet.
  16. ok, so I took the advice and downloaded the routable maps for my area. from what I understood I drop the .img file into my GPS. But where? running an Oregon 400t btw.
  17. Hey, since it's not going to be "found" anytime soon, lets sba the cache on the ISS! =P
  18. This is pretty neat. It looks like a logbook w/ a pencil. My son wants us to keep it. I had to explain to him that's not how the game is played. I found it here in Suburban Beaverton, OR... a stones throw from it's origin point in Mozambique!
  19. How do you get a photograph to load as a background? I've cut a photo down to 240x400. I put it in with all the other background files. Am I missing something? I downloaded all the files from gpsfix.com and they show up just fine. Maybe my photo is a bit shorter than the 400 pixels high. Would that do it?
  20. it has the same high sensitivity receiver, it's got a great screen... and it's paperless. that alone is enough to make it better. I just picked up a refurbished 400t for 319.99 off of ebay and it's in great condition and is ridiculously easy to use!
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