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TheWinterTrio

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  1. My main reason is lazyness... If I'm going to go somewhere, I don't need to plan as much or load up specific areas. They are just all there, so where-ever I am (in the state), I want to see whats there. I don't have a fancy smart phone, but I do use a iTouch for paperless and a wifi hotspot if I have to hit the internet.. It's just more convienent to already have them all preloaded. My only concern is the performance hit on to 60csx with another 10k of caches in it to search through... TotemLake, Thanks. I'm guessing it will still require some fiddling since we'll have different finds, but definately helpful!
  2. I was wondering if anyone out there has setup a series a PQs that will get all the Caches in Washington State. Not sure I'd want to pull them on a regualr basis, but would like to get a snapshot everyonce in a while and not spend hours figuring out where all the date ranges start/end to stay under the 1000 cache limit.. Thanks. -Stephen/TWT
  3. This is getting off-topic for this topic, but Is GS currently looking for more reviewers or have they said they don't need more and turning volenteers away? I haven't really cached longed enough to have any idea of how many their are. I think I see 3 in my general area (Seattle), but I don't know how big their "terrirtory" realy is...
  4. I personally like the changes they made today to separate out them like they did. I have completed 8 challenges (under a different account, 6 from the Groundspeak Block Party and 2 from the Going APE event the following day. I was waiting to see if they were going to separate them out before I put them on our normal account). I will probalby pick and choose the ones I want to do and get a few more, but I won't be actively going after challenges. It will be more if I'm in the area it looks likes a worth while one... I also think it will draw enough attention to them to keep them going strong. If they want Waymarks and Wherigos to survive, they should do the same.. Keep the details on the separate websites, but list the totals on gc.com. Break out the "Totals" into different groups with subtotals and a grand total. Physical Caches (Trad, Multi, Unk, Lett, Wherigo+Cache) NonPhysical (Virtual, Locationless, Earth, Webcam) Events (Events, Mega, CITO) Challenges Benchmarks Waymarks NonCache Wherigo -TWT
  5. My plans are still tentative, but with the HQ and the Ape:Reclaimed completed over the weekend, I'm looking at stopping by and trying the Triad Challenge on the way to the Original Stash... My better half would kill me if I went that far out into the bush alone, so I was wondering if there are any more cachers heading out there on Monday the 29th. I'm coming from Everett, WA, but heading down into Central Oregon (Prineville/OSP) for a week after these two, so Carpooling is not an option... (Plus the GeoHybrid will be packed to the roof with stuff, so no room anyway...) Thanks! -TWT/Stephen
  6. I am going to the event his weekend and will be going through the tunnel, but I'm not going to log it as a "challenge" until things settle down and the "completed" are not counted as a "find"
  7. I just took a look at their page, and seems like a great service. I would definatey log one if I came across it. I have my own trackable wooden nickles that I track myself (MyWebSite), but would think that this would be a great way to go for something like that. I have had quite a few of my wooden nickles logged (all I ask is they email me with the number and GC code..), so I think most people would log these as well.. -TWT
  8. Thanks... Looks like someone has already moved it along, but I'll go ahead and discover it...
  9. Hi, I just placed my first cache, and while checking up on it I saw a TravelBug in there... Can/Should I "discover it"? It wasn't a "find" on my list since I own the cache, so I was unsure if there were any "official" rules out there that covered this.. Thanks.. -TWT
  10. I've wanted to hike this trail even before we started caching, so we're going to try and make it. I'm not thinking we'll make the full 6.5 mile round trip, W3 (4yr old) is usually good for about 3-4 miles, so we'll probably pick a good spot to turn around about 2 miles. I'll have to see which caches would still be availible. Thanks for all the links.. -TWT
  11. We've been dropping off wooden nickles.... They have personal tracking numbers and a tracking website on the back side... -TWT
  12. Are you trying to get your finds? If so don't use a regular PQ, instead use the MyFinds PQ. Thanks... I'm trying to keep my GSAK database up2date so I don't go after any archived caches.. I searched on the GSAK forum and found the same info presented here... Seems silly not to include them, but I guess that's the way it is... I installed a Macro to help keep track.. Thanks. -TWT
  13. Hi, I'm having an issue where I'm not getting some Archived caches in my PQs. I've seen this in about 5 or 6 cases so far. The Caches matches all the other requirements of the PQ, it's just not there... I have opened the PQ in notepad and searched for the cache, and double checked the PQ to make sure it should be there... Anything I can do to troubleshoot this further? I've started sorting everything by the date I last had a GPX file for it, so I can check out the older ones.. (I run a series of PQs every week on the areas I want, so I keep them up2date..) Thanks. -TWT
  14. We've used our Nuvi265 and it worked Ok... It has Pedestrian/OffRoad mode. We couldn't find a compass and the zoom didn't get tight enough on the maps. It had poor reception in the trees. About the same as our 1st gen Vista, but much worse than our new 60csx's. We picked up a transparent waterproof pouch with a lanyard to hold it in... I also found a GSAK macro that does a good job of getting alot of the descriptions in the POI file, so we still bring it along just for the paperless aspect. (we also have an iTouch for paperless as well, so we each have one...)
  15. When we started, We used a Nuvi265 for Geocaching (and a 1st gen Vista.) It worked ok.. Had as good reception as my Vista (poor in the trees) (bad compared to my 60csx), but no compass that I could find and the zoom didn't get close enough for me. It does have a Pedestrian and Off-road mode (two different places to turn them on/off). Used the POI loader to just put everything on the FlashCard. (If you write protect the flash card, it will not be able to copy the POIs to the internal memory. Something we liked since it just adds them into Favorites and are a pain to remove at that point)
  16. Hi, I'm just getting started and am wondering how people handle the 1000 waypoint limit... I like to just load it up and then not have to touch it for a while, but I end up filling the memory and having to delete things in the field to make space... I was wondering how most people go about getting rid of the ones you don't want on the unit anymore. (say after a vacation someplace you will not be going back to anytime soon). I was thinking of just deleting ALL waypoints and then just reload the ones I want with GSAK... Is there a better way? I've got about 900 in there right now (after deleting inactive caches), but I'm going on Vacation in a couple weeks and will want to load a bunch in the areas were going.... Thanks. -S
  17. Hi, I'm pretty much a noobie and was wondering what that the opinion was on creating my own signature wooden nickle and adding a private tracking number and website (to log). Is this "bad form"? I would guess I wouldn't get as many people logging it if it wasn't attached to "geocaching.com", but would like to leave a "calling card" and see where they may go... Thanks. -W1
  18. I'm in the same position.. Just starting to get into Geocaching. I have a first generation Vista that I've had for 10 years or so, but never really did much with it... Not a great fan of the stick/menu on the Vista, but need to hold a 60csx to see what it's like.... -S
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