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PassingWind

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  1. Thanks for the compliment on the blog. I wish I could find the time to really "flesh it out" a bit more. The Auto Parts store is on the southeast side of Main. It sits back a bit from the road. T.R. Violin has a couple of caches close to the location, and "Radar Enforced" isn't too far away, nor is "A Little Bit Above the Box." Can't come to town to shop without catching some caches . . . I think GPX Sonar is the program you need for that PDA. I have a leather case for one of those I was going to put in one of my caches if I ever find time to place them. I think I got it figured out for the paperless method for my Jornada 540 Pocket PC. Using the waypoints in GSAK I can export the file to HTML then transfer this file to Pocket PC via Microsoft ActiveSync....Sweet! I realize that I need to be a premium GC member to reap the details from the gpx or loc files (Pocket Queries) that I can download from GC. I guess that's my next step. How many waypoints can you download in one "Pocket Querie" from GC? For example, can you get all of the caches in San Diego county in one file? From what I understand I can then use Mapsource to create jpg maps of selected areas to view on the Pocket PC. This is neat!! Thanks for the info! PassingWind
  2. Thanks !! I'll go and see if I can find this place, if it works out we may want to list them as a resource for other cachers. BTW..I love your blog site!! On another subject. I've got a HP Jornada 540 Series Pocket PC......anyone have experiance doing the "paperless" downloading to this beast? PassingWind
  3. Cool lizard! What other trails did you you guys hit? Boo Hoff? Morrow? There are some really good ones up there! For those keeping book, we left San Diego at 6:30 am on Friday. Spent some time hitting a few Palms to Pines on the drive down the hill since neither of us had cached this area before. A couple P2P caches were missing, at least one was off limits, and we passed by several others to allow us to get down to La Quinta at a reasonable time. After Steve picked up some lunch stuff and extra water at Vons, and a car shuttle to leave his Tundra at Lake Cahuilla, we started at the northern La Quinta Morrow trailhead at 11:30 am - not exactly an early start for a day of power caching. For the rest of the day, we completed Morrow, Boo Hoff, and Bear Creek Path, then finished up the La Quinta urbans before calling it a day. Final count was 80 plus 3 DNFs (all presumed MIA). Saturday we hit Pushawalla at sunrise and enjoyed an aerial dogfight between a hawk and a pair of owls that was unbelievable. Hawk 1 (or 2), Owls 0. We did some of the driveup or short hike caches north of Pushawalla, then did the short hiking loop NE of the Del Webb property. Total count by lunchtime was 135 for the due to As Steve points out, if we had not stopped at lunchtime to preserve milestone finds until our families could participate, it would have been pretty easy to end up with an additional 40-50, particularly since we had not stopped for the Amazing Race cluster or the other 250-300 or so 1/1 driveups in the valley. This is definitely cache binge territory. -Gecko Dad P.S. One of the Leopard Lizard's favorite meals is the Zebra-tailed Lizard, which just happens to be nearly the same size. Wow!! Congrats. Amazing power caching...do you have a list of all the waypoints in the order you found them so the rookies can follow in your footsteps? I was wondering, is there a place here in San Diego anyone would recommend that I could pick-up some ammo containers ? Cheers PassingWind
  4. Ever thought of making a "mark71mark" YMS (devhead) card with the commute ticket to honor one of the early cachers in the area?
  5. I might be interested, let me check my weekend schedule with "the boss". If you decide on a specific place(s) or time let me know. Cheers, PassingWind
  6. Cool! You should see my bolo collection!! Do they Geocache in costume too?
  7. I picked up the #11 T.R. Violin, #10 PQCachers, #7 Dr. Boggis, and the two #14 Dan-OH variants from Max's Favorite Park cache this morning. Only the Dan-Oh's remain. Also dropped some TB's. PassingWind
  8. Picked up my first card....1x YMS #6 (Rocket Man) from "Campswag" this morning...this is great ! Thanks.
  9. Picked up my first card....1x YMS #6 (Rocket Man) from "Campswag" this morning...this is great ! Thanks.
  10. I know there are some other forums for this but I wanted to get some input from the local, seasoned, cachers. For those of you in this forum who use Garmin GPS units, what's your prefered Mapsource Map(s) for this region? I'm considering getting the US TOPO since I've already got the US TOPO National Parks West and the World Map purchased through my work. Is CitySelect worth anything for "geocaching" ? I'm still somewhat new to this so I'm trying my best to figure out the best way to manage all the waypoints, routes, and tracks while optimizing my geocaching experiance, of course! My next step will be to figure out that darn PDA and go paperless. I wish I could join you on the Proctor Valley cache this evening..sorry I haven't been snipe hunting since I was a scout in the midwest....next time. Cheers....PassingWind
  11. Nice!! I live in Ramona so I'm all about the cowboy action......where's my cowboy hat and lasso? PassingWind
  12. Hello fello San Diego Geocachers I'm new to this sport and have put a few catches under my belt in the last few weeks since I began. I have to tell you that I'm hooked! It would be nice to share my enthusiasm with others who enjoy this sport...it's not always fun geocaching by yourself, plus it would be nice to get some guidance for a rookie starting out. Are there any local events or meetings coming up? Or a group of cachers heading out to conquer.... Cheers, PassingWind (a.k.a. JR_92065)
  13. Hello fello SD Geocachers. I'm new to this sport and have put a few catches under my belt in the last few weeks since I began. I have to tell you that I'm hooked! It would be nice to share my enthusiasm with others who enjoy this sport...it's not always fun geocaching by yourself, plus it would be nice to get some guidance for a rookie starting out. Are there any local events or meetings coming up? Or a group of cachers heading out to conquer.... Cheers, PassingWind (a.k.a. JR_92065)
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