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  1. Once zoomed out to a certain levels (where the caches appear as little dots), the data isn't "real time", the map tiles at that level are only generated occasionally, and everyone see's the same data (they don't take finds, etc. into account). I don't know the schedule, but seems like I saw twice a day at some point?
  2. Unless the iPhone is doing something screwy, gps is gps, and its not possible to offset it for only a certain area. As long as you have data on the plan, and assuming "the great firewall" doesn't block geocaching, there's no reason it shouldn't work.
  3. The phone is nice for convenience, but the real gps receiver is more rugged, can sustain drops and bumps better, is water proof, and just geared toward outdoor use. You can't say any of that about your phone.
  4. When you search, or hit nearest, or however you got the list, when you have the list of all caches within 50 miles on your screen, go up to the top of the browser, the address bar, that starts out with http://www.geocaching.com/nearest.aspx? then has more stuff, and add: &dist=200 to the very end of it and hit enter.
  5. Add "&dist=200" to the search url.
  6. https://www.geocaching.com/my/logs.aspx?s=1&lt=2
  7. Most etrex's don't have a real compass in them, they determine direction by your recent movements. Slow, short movements aren't enough to determine this. Distance is easy to determine with GPS, direction however, has never been part of how GPS works.
  8. Probably best to wait until he actually gets convicted, though. Vultures circling image comes to mind. That is my attitude totally, and I agree. I would never presume to jump the gun. I just have a nasty feeling that, knowing what has been reported on the news, conviction is likely. I was thinking more of an offer to take care of his stuff while he takes care of business.
  9. Shoot him a letter (or visit him in jail) and tell him what you want to do and ask for his password.
  10. Download the .gpx and save it to the /garmin/gpx/ folder (thats all the plugin really did).
  11. Signing the log is considered by most people the number one requirement for counting it as a find. You signed the log. You obviously found at least parts of the cache. There's a good chance someone just swiped (stole) the container. I'd count it as a find, since its so easily obvious you found contents of the cache. Now if you'd only found a tupperware lid, or some tupperware bowl, I wouldn't be so quick to say its a find.
  12. You should ask around. This is a topic that quite often the entire parks department isn't familiar with. You may have caught the one clueless person, while the parks board and directors are full on board with it. No isn't always no... Its often just the wrong person giving the no.
  13. Most maps are not that accurate in many areas. Also, road widths are typically represented too skinny on the maps. That being said, the first set of pics looks dead on equal to me. Its the center of the diamond, which if you look closely on the first set, is "off road" in both cases.
  14. To answer your question, Garmin says the e10 will hold 2000 geocaches and 500 GPX files. I suspect those limits are optimistic and the real limit is something less but it sounds like you are a long way from those limits. Perhaps. Thats not what I meant. Most searches and lists from the etrex will only go out so many miles. Caches should still appear on the map. I never thought he was at the cache limit for his unit.
  15. If I'm not mistaken, there is a distance limit doing it that way. Do the "missing" caches appear on the map?
  16. How are you trying to find them on the Etrex?
  17. Well apparently they've taken another step to completely hide archived caches. Try this: http://coord.info/GCxxxxx Replacing it with the actual GC code. For some reason, GS doesn't want people to know when an area has a bad history of caches, I guess so people keep going back out and hiding troublesome caches. Sometimes you just have a park or neighborhood that isn't cache compatible. This issue has come up many times.
  18. Don't you get it? Sensationalism is more important than facts.
  19. Caches along a route are you best bet, you would find anything in rest stops as well as other potential stops along the road, for fast food, or gas, or whatever other reason you may stop.
  20. Possibly an abusive or jealous ex-husband, perhaps? Could be other reasons as well, including children that are at risk. No way of knowing. Not our place to ask, really. So how does hiding your profile help any of these situations? Anything you log is hours to days after you've been there. Whats a stalker gona do with that? Visit caches after you're long gone? Unless you're pasting your address or other personal info on your page, there is simply no point to hiding it, and if you're doing that, you need to learn appropriate online behavior anyway, not expect everyone else to cover your carelessness.
  21. Create a new profile and don't tell him the user name or password.
  22. You need to think about the cacher that spend all the time tracking down these caches, how do you think they felt when they just got their "find" invalidated. I'm curious, before you called anyone here hostile, if you even thought about that aspect?
  23. Oh, and GC will usually restore and lock the logs from future deletions if the cacher complains to them.
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