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  1. The best accoustic echo I've heard to date was in a cemetary up on Skyline above portland. I don't know the name of the cemetary, but I could probably find it on a map without too much problem. Anyway it has a sitting area in it, a round cement slab with marble benches and columns around the outside. If you stand in the exact center and talk you get a great echo effect. If you move a couple inches either way, no echo at all. It's really weird.
  2. Got this from an email list, I thought the more exposure it gets the better:
  3. I remember the thrill of finding my first cache. The fun, the comeraderie, the HUNT. Then things changed, it became political. More about the numbers than the find. Downhill from there. The thrill is gone I tell ya. Oh how I long for the old days.
  4. yeah, that'd be one of LazyBoy's caches. I'll go dig up the info. That'd be Automated Cache Machine (GCHFHZ), but it's archived now. Edit: sorry, wrong link. Fixed it.
  5. Here is one documented example: http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=70282
  6. The Tillamook State Forest has a designated off-highway area around Browns Camp, there are plenty of caches up that way too. The best place to look for off-road areas in Oregon is the Oregon Off-Hiway Vehicle Association web page. Plenty of info on where to go and what you need (permits and such). Plus it usually has info about what areas are closed due to fire restictions and that kinda thing.
  7. Is there, or can there be an option to filter finds based on the last time a cache was found? For example, say I want to go hit some caches that haven't been found in 1 year, or 2 weeks, or 4 months. Can I filter things out so it only shows me active caches that haven't been found by me and haven't been found in the past XYZ days?
  8. Along simalar lines. We had a cache where you'd go to the first waypoint and it would give you instructions to call out a certain phrase on a certain FRS channel. If the cache owner was listening he'd respond with the coordinates for the container. Kinda fun, but a lot of work for the owner. It didn't last very long.
  9. I would tend to agree. The cacher in question found your cache (the key here is found) but used means that you didn't intend for them to use. In my mind this is no different than someone finding one of my caches using a map and compass. Or a "muggle" stumbling on the cache and logging the find (and thereby being introduced to the game). Either way, they found the cache, which is the whole point of the game. It's up to you to decide if you want to change the way the game is played, but IMHO as long as you find the cache you get credit for the find.
  10. acutally... no. But there are people (especially Amatuer Radio operators) who monitor the frequencies for violations like this. If they find you are operating in violation of the rules they will turn you into the FCC who will then conduct an investigation. The airwaves (at least in the US) in the "public" bands are mostly a self-policing community and many people spend a lot of time trying to keep them all from becoming the cesspool that CB has become. That being said, it'd be VERY hard for them to determine in the field what power level you are transmitting at without physically looking at your transmitter or being close enough that they could measure your power emissions. Your chances of being caught are almost none. Not that I'm advocating not getting the license.
  11. ok, so what is the oldest cache that hasn't been found yet? When I looked at the Oregon caches a year or so ago there were 3 of them that were more then 2 years old and hadn't been hit yet. They all seem to be found now. Are there any old caches that are still waiting to be found?
  12. Sh!t you guys aren't going to have enough water for lawns so you won't have to worry about it.
  13. Team Misguided, I sent you an email the other day about adopting out one of my caches. Did you get it?
  14. I agree with everything travisl said. For me the "burn out" began about a year and a half ago. It just didn't seem like fun any more. Maybe because TPTB started to add more and new restrictions about that time. Maybe because you can only find a can in the woods so many times before it gets redundant, even on the rare occasions when the location is great. Who knows? I've slowly been drifting away from caching. Geez, I haven't even attempted a cache in four months. I haven't looked at my closest cache page in at least that long. I'm sorry to say that my own caches are starting to become neglected, but I don't even have the ambition to check on them. I wouldn't even be in the forums if I could find something better to do at work. I imagine a day in the not too distant future when someone will mention geocaching and I'll reply with "yeah, I used to do that." What's wrong with me? No, scratch that... what's wrong with caching? I guess the easy answer would be that they legislated all the fun out of it. But that's a whole other can of worms.
  15. In a sense they are tracked. If your first to find, then more than likely (but not always) your log will be first in the cache page. In a close knit community of cachers the competition to get the FTF can be intense and it's a good way to add a new twist to caching.
  16. Boys and Girls of Summer Cache container is missing and cache has been archived. No plans to revive it.
  17. yep, that was a good one. Only had me going for a couple of minutes. You should have used an animated Rooster!
  18. This could be called part of the survival kit. Bears and moose do not care if you mean them no harm. They will hurt or kill you if you get too close or find yourself between a momma and her cub/calf. Folks have been attacked by moose in Anchorage and several years ago two people were killed by a grizzly not 15 minutes from town. I don't take it for micros or city park caches, but it is with me when the trail is longer than a quarter mile. I have run across fresh bear scat several times while out goecaching as well as a couple black bears at an event cache last year. I guess you could say I like to be safe rather than sorry. Others call it paranoia. I carry mine for reasons like this... Buck's Crossing Update - Cachers held at gunpoint, true story
  19. I generally just take the following: GPS Cache printout(s) pen/pencil Depending on location: water map compass (backup) digicam 2m HT (ham radio) depending on location and how I feel: handgun w/ chl that's it for me. I used to do the 20 lbs backpack thing, but it just turned out that I only used a couple of things out of it and usualy not very often. So I now go the light weight route. Since I rarely have time to do the more remote caches it works out just fine.
  20. Here's a cache that looks like it could be a good candidate for adoption... Gold Creek Cache It had several NFs and was archived almost 2 years ago by the owner, then found again last weekend by the one and only finder. The owner hasn't been online since October 2003 and it sounds like the cache could use some up keep.
  21. Hmmm... stranger and stranger. I just assumed that since the domain registrants name was Eric that "theric" was a play on eric somehow.
  22. Hmmm.... maybe someone should talk to "theric" owner of the cache above. Based on the info below it seems to be the same person who owns the gpsgame domain. results of a WHOIS on gpsgame.com returned Registrant: Eric Colley PO BOX 565 Tenino, Washington 98589 United States Registered through: GoDaddy.com Domain Name: GPSTHEGAME.COM Created on: 30-Dec-03 Expires on: 30-Dec-05 Last Updated on: 16-Mar-04 Administrative Contact: Colley, Eric eric@GOLDSPACE.COM PO BOX 565 Tenino, Washington 98589 United States 3602645781 Fax -- Not so sure how a $50000 puzzle put together by someone who has 1 find will turn out, but I'm curious to see what it's all about.
  23. My friend's girlfriend was imported from "Rhode Island", though that doesn't confirm that it does exist. I'm not so sure about a "state" that you can drive across in the amount of time it takes me to drive across the portland metro area.
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