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Everything posted by BigChiefS4

  1. Having satellite imagery does help when planning the trip, though. I fractured my ankle on New Years Eve (geocaching, of course). I have kept my streak alive by scrutinizing the sat imagery so that I don't put myself into an area where I would risk making it worse. I have well over 200 finds since that happened (including 83 in one day!) because I carefully plan my finds based on terrain. Cache owners generally put accurate terrain ratings on their caches, but not always.
  2. That's not going to happen, so why yell? Because the Chief in me likes to yell sometimes.
  3. I disagree. It's not the map loading that is slow (although it is much slower than Google mps), the problem is when I move the map and new caches pop up on the map, I can't get any info from them for a very long time. I can see the icon, but hovering my mouse over them does nothing. Clicking does nothing. Moving them closer to the center of the screen does nothing. I have to zoom in one level to get it come come "alive". It's extremely irritating. BRING BACK GOOGLE MAPS!
  4. Load your My Finds PQ into GSAK. There are numerous macros for figuring that stuff out. I haven't actually used it for the Delorme challenge, so YMMV. Here's the master macro index: http://gsak.net/board/MacroIndex.php
  5. Calling cards are annoying. Nobody will ever take them out of the cache because they're not swag, so they stay there forever. All they do is add more clutter to the cache, especially the smaller ones.
  6. I don't live there, but most of my family lives in Alexandria, so I do a lot of caching there. IMHO, I wouldn't put the membership forms in the caches unless you own them. Other cache owners might not like that.
  7. Have you gone to the MNGCA site or talked with anyone from there? Talk to querty9582 (I think that's his username). He's the treasurer, always carries a bag of MNGCA coins and trackables with him and could most likely answer your questions. Keep me informed. I love caching out here in the wilderness of west central MN.
  8. I'm a retired Chief Warrant Officer in the Army and I drive an Audi S4.
  9. 3 years, 4 years....either way, you haven't logged a single cache. I ask you, what is the point of your being here? Sure, you need to search the site for caches so you can find them. Why not log them? To us, you're a newbie who hasn't found a single cache and appears to be someone who doesn't play the game, yet complains about it openly. I don't care how many people see how many I've found but I like to chart my own progress.
  10. One reason you might not want to change a cache name is because there may be a challenge cache where you need two (or more) caches with the exact same name in order to complete the challenge and log the find. If the cache owner changes the name of it, you wouldn't be able to complete the challenge, or if you did log it, it would make your find null and void. There is one here in MN that I know of, and I'm sure there are more in other states.
  11. As was already stated, if you keep that attitude, you're going to be disappointed with this activity. I love driving, but I don't like all the other cars on the road and the places the road takes me. Does that stop me from driving? Absolutely not. Sometimes I have to go out of my way to make my drive interesting. Here's a suggestion - set the example by placing caches in places you would want to go and see. Monkey see, monkey do. If other cache owners see your great examples, maybe they'll place better caches. Or not. People put caches wherever they want, meaning you will find some really good ones and some not-so-good ones. That's just a part of life.
  12. Are you a premium member? If so, you can setup notifications so you get emailed when a new cache is published (there are other triggers as well). Go here for more info: Notifications. If you're not a premium member, you can't do it.
  13. Like the title says, I have a Magellan Explorist 610 for sale. It is in brand new condition. I only used it a few times on the trail and it worked great for me. The only reason I'm selling it is because I like the feel of the Garmin 62S in my hand better. Comes with GPS, original box, cables, etc etc. Product Features Paperless Geocaching Rugged, waterproof outdoor GPS with three-inch touchscreen and button controls 3.2 megapixel camera, microphone, and speaker to record geo-referenced images and voice notes World Edition preloaded map and Summit series USA topographic mapping Barometric altimeter and three-axis electronic compass for accurate altitude, weather, and directional info Powered by two AA batteries for up to 16 hours of use Price: $250
  14. You can view your GSAK database on your iPhone or iPad using iGeoKnife. It's a nice alternative to the official GC app.
  15. If it's small enough, put it inside an ammo container or another container that is waterproof.
  16. If you're using PQ's on a dedicated GPSr, then make sure you check the box that says "I don't own".
  17. My Garmin 62S doesn't start measuring in feet until I'm less than .1 miles away, same as my iPhone 4S.
  18. This one The Ghost of Ytterboe the Dog was lots of fun to do at night while the college had their Halloween events going on. We could hear lots of screaming and chainsaws in the background.
  19. Wow, you went way off topic. I read your whole post, and, quite frankly, you don't have a clue what you're talking about. I'm not going to reply to your individual statements because they do not belong in this thread. Brooklyn51, if the beaver cache that was mentioned bothers you, I suggest going to visit it yourself and make your own conclusion. I'll even go with you, seeing as how it's only a couple miles from my house. There's still a few caches in that park I want to find.
  20. I have found this cache just this past weekend. There is a stuffed beaver in the cache. There is sexual innuendo there only if you want it to be there. It is located in a park where there are plenty of real beavers. I found numerous trees that were felled by them. I was at the Halloween Hoopla when this was found with a large group of 20-30 people. Yes, jokes were flying. No, nobody got offended. If you were to find it by yourself, there would be no joke, per se. Nothing to see here, move along.
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