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bigcall

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  1. Missed that point, as did a lot of other folks in trying to find this cache. Guess I should have read down a few. Would have been a good one on 1 Apr.
  2. Missed that point, as did a lot of other folks in trying to find this cache. Guess I should have read down a few. Would have been a good one on 1 Apr.
  3. Check out the latest log entry: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.asp?ID=2897 Anyone close enough to try it out?
  4. Check out the latest log entry: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.asp?ID=2897 Anyone close enough to try it out?
  5. This is by no means a complete list, nor is it just stay at home caches but it does seem to include a quite few in this vein. http://www.brillig.com/geocaching/special.shtml
  6. We have used the same LL Bean backpack type carrier for all 3 of our boys. Can't recall the model # or price, but it has worked like a champ. The littlest one (21 months) now tries to climb into it whenever he sees it. Depending on the time of day he may stay pretty active (while talking in my ear) or just plain conk out - the rhythm seems to get to him pretty quick. While I have no complaints with the carrier at all, it's not the easiest thing to transition a sleeping baby out of no matter how hard we try. A sling type arrangement might be better in this respect. The sling may be more awkward in any type of brush, however I have to be somewhat careful with lower branches at times with the backpack. Once you get used to this difficulty you just pick a different path to the target.
  7. I agree w/smoochnme. My thought is that if I gave something an honest effort to complete the find then it's a no find. If I either don't have the time to complete it as occurs with some of the lengthier multi-caches or conditions (weather, darkness, etc.) prevent me from looking in depth I consider it a game that's still in play - not a failure. Understand that the info on the partial search may be of value to the owner and others, but I would only log a note if there was something of value to report.
  8. I agree w/smoochnme. My thought is that if I gave something an honest effort to complete the find then it's a no find. If I either don't have the time to complete it as occurs with some of the lengthier multi-caches or conditions (weather, darkness, etc.) prevent me from looking in depth I consider it a game that's still in play - not a failure. Understand that the info on the partial search may be of value to the owner and others, but I would only log a note if there was something of value to report.
  9. Let's see started weekend just after New Year's and bagged #100 a few days ago. That makes ~78 days. Just went back and counted how many were with the kids also. 59 of 103 were with two or all three of my little guys (5 years and below). Probably will be slowing down some since most are now at least an hour round trip drive, so the days of a quick jaunt are a thing of the past for the most part.
  10. Excellent job DisQuoi! Went out and tackled this one yesterday (satellites) and today (cache). While I agree that this can be done graphically (whether w/ maps or computer software) with reasonable accuracy the fun is in exercising your brain. Unfortunately I don't get enough opportunities to clear out the cobwebs so these type of drills are very refreshing. How long did it take you to set this up? I was fairly skeptical about finding the cache quickly since I thought there would be a sufficient number of minor deviations that would aggregate to at least a 90 ft search radius - I was wrong and now a believer. Just finished decrypting the clues for fun as well. Thanks again. EVTAJCC
  11. I usually look at the hint when I see the cache page for the first time. Helps me decide if I even want to attempt it. If it looks like something I'm interested in I'll print out the first 2-3 pages (unencrypted and enough to get a couple of recent logs), enter the coordinates, and file the printout away in a folder. I usually have a set agenda in planning out the order and number of caches to seek given my time constraints. Some that appear harder I may put off so I can dedicate more time to them. Since there is normally a pretty good time delay between printing the cache details and beginning the adventure most of the details are forgotten. Once I'm ready to go I'll reread the caches notes for details (parking, things to watch for, trail info, etc.). I'll usually give it about 45 min before resorting to decrypting the hint and/or reading a few of the logs for potential clues. Anyway, the short version is #3 with a caveat.
  12. While I have not had this problem yet my feeling is that the questions equate to the hiding of the cache. That said, it's easy to get to the vicinity of a cache the trick is in actually finding it in most cases. Since I would not expect someone to log a find because they searched with no luck, I would similary expect that the questions be answered to complete the "virtual find".
  13. While I have not had this problem yet my feeling is that the questions equate to the hiding of the cache. That said, it's easy to get to the vicinity of a cache the trick is in actually finding it in most cases. Since I would not expect someone to log a find because they searched with no luck, I would similary expect that the questions be answered to complete the "virtual find".
  14. A backpack clip with a puppy dog and a fire engine, kids loved both. They still have them proudly displayed.
  15. Are the reference points going to be great distances away from each other? Otherwise why would you need three, if you have a single bearing and range that should get you pretty close by itself. Obtaining a fix with three lines of bearing only would seem to be more challenging.
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