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  1. While I'm not a power cache placer by far, I have always however put A LOT of thought and planing behind each cache placement. I've always approached each placement with the thought of what is the largest size cache that I can place and still not have it discovered by the random muggle. Very correct, while a micro in the woods might be placed as a cleaver hide, which is understandable when there is a reason behind it. Unfortunately most seem to be placed there only because it a simple cache to place. Sadly at one geocaching meeting a fellow cacher said they keep a small assortment of micros and small caches in their bag. They said when they come across a cache that has a DNF before them and they can't find it they just replace the cache where they think it should have been. I could only think personally if one person is doing it them MANY have to be doing it as well.
  2. It was placed in a cache in a city next to me. About an hour drive from the house.
  3. How can they when the area is saturated with small and micros?
  4. When my kids were young, age 7ish, I started geocaching with my kids and they and I included loved it. They truly loved the hike and the mystery of finding a cache to be rewarded with a variety of caches filled with all sorts of swag. Fast forward 13 years and I find that when we cache that a huge shift has occurred over the years. I recently ran a PQ of everything in my zip code and broke down the numbers as shown below. I wonder how this sport is supposed to attract new families if the majority of caches are small or micros. 78% of the caches are not able to hold swag. Location is not a determination of size like it was back 13 years ago. You could almost guarantee that if it was in the woods it would be regular or large size. The small and micro caches were mainly found in populated areas in. I thought this might be something that was localized to my area until I went to Geowoodstock 2018. The PQ resulted in 76% of the caches being small or micros. I was admittedly disappointed to see small and micros in the woods when it would be easy to hide regular or large caches. Before some of you get on me about how some people….. I can accept that there will be small and micros in the woods but when they become the majority I feel that it takes away part of the essence of the geocaching. How are kids supposed to be attracted to geocaching by looking for 35mm or smaller container in woods only to sign a little tiny piece of paper? I know my kids would not have spent 13 years of searching for caches if it started out like the caches we find today. My area micro 48.74551971% small 30.28673835% reg 11.55913978% large 0.358422939% All other 9.050179211%
  5. https://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?guid=d4af73b5-e2f3-435a-8a3f-7f9df979b197 TB: TBN5T6 Good news - I'm glad to share that of the many lost TBs I have, this one has managed to always keep going and I got it back today. It traveled 69,400.7 miles across multiple counties. Thanks to all those that moved it along.
  6. This is what I posted the other day. This means basically only 7.5% of what I released is still able to be called active. Most of those are recent as well & only two that were released along time ago are still making their rounds. One from 2009 - http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=1517584 One from 2005 - http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=220077
  7. Of the 53 TBs I have released since 2006 only 7 can be still considered in circulation. Has Groundspeak ever release the stats on how many TBs are marked missing?
  8. Would anyone know if the Montana 650t file system, once connected to the computer, is accessible (operates, set up like) the Oregon 550t. For example, I can connect the Oregon 550t via USB to the computer and just drop a GPX file right into the GPX folder on the Garmin unit. I don't have to utilize any software to transfer the files or upload POI or anything of that sort. In addition when loading caches back to geocaching.com there is a simple txt file that logs the cache finds. I really like this ability with the Oregon 550t and want to know if the Montana 650t will work in the same manner.
  9. I have a geocoin compass from Hogwild Stuff but their site seems to no longer be up. How do I activate the geocoin?
  10. Just a hour left on some of the coins
  11. I will be selling off the following geocoins. Wisconsin Geocoin 2007 Mcdoodles & Family Geocoin 2006 - Texas Spinning NAVSTAR GPS Geocoin Selective Availability Turned Off -Green See the link below... http://shop.ebay.com/pcfrog1/m.html?_nkw=&...p;_trksid=p4340 <non-trackable geocoins removed by moderator - please see the geocoin forum posting guidelines.>
  12. I just received my City Navigator North America NT 2010 DVD. On the package it lists "Oregon series" as one of the platforms with which it works. Unfortunately I got an error trying to unlock mine and I've had to send a note to Support.... Having an issue as well with the 2010 DVD.
  13. not what I thought the icon would be.
  14. My dad, who is not to tech savvy, wants to get a GPS unit for his car that is also portable. Since I have looked at very few of these I was wanting an opinion from the group which item they think will meet the following criteria. Easy to learn Easy to carry and put in the car Auto routing Allows user to enter Long & Lat manually Can show the user the Long & Lat of their location Runs on regular batteries – Meaning does not take some special lithium battery you have to keep charged Possible extras that would be a bonus: Some type of SD or MC slot Auto routing - with audio Please give your input and little explanation of the unit your suggesting. Thanks…
  15. Not sure if this is the problem or not but this is what I found out. I tried doing a new route and all and I still got the same dang error. To get to the point I tried several things and bang the below worked. After uploading the KML but before saving the route I changed the name from the default file name to a new one. After doing that it seemed to work just fine. So, if anyone else out there is having same problem try it see if this is possibly it.
  16. I'm getting this problem --- Server Error in '/' Application. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Queue empty. Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code. Exception Details: System.InvalidOperationException: Queue empty. Source Error: An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below. Stack Trace: [invalidOperationException: Queue empty.] System.Collections.Queue.Dequeue() +110 Groundspeak.Web.UserRoutes.UserRoutePoints.EncodeSignedNumber(Decimal num) +269 Groundspeak.Web.UserRoutes.UserRoutePoints.EncodeLatLong() +240 Geocaching.UI.URQuery.ShowQueryInfo() +711 Geocaching.UI.URQuery.Page_UserLoggedIn(Object sender, EventArgs e) +781 Geocaching.UI.WebformBase.IsLoggedIn() +1314 Geocaching.UI.URQuery.Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) +515 System.Web.UI.Control.OnLoad(EventArgs e) +67 System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() +35 System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain() +772
  17. is a famous Latin phrase coined by Roman general and consul Julius Caesar in 47 BC; Caesar used the phrase as the full text of his message to the Roman senate describing his recent victory over Pharnaces II of Pontus in the Battle of Zela. Caesar's terse remark -- translated as "I came, I saw, I conquered" -- simultaneously proclaimed the totality of his victory and served to remind the senate of Caesar's military prowess (Caesar was still in the midst of a civil war); alternatively, the remark can be viewed as an expression of Caesar's contempt for the patrician senate, traditionally representing the most powerful group in the Roman Republic.
  18. I agree that you did not get a civil response. That along with his my "5 kids and gas for my boat" ticked me off. Somehow I think that if he could afford a boat not to mention spawning 5 kids he could fit the $3 a month into his budget. Lets not forget that he is the only one that I guess heats and cloths his kids.
  19. Dear Groundspeak, Thanks for the wonderful website that you maintain on a daily basis to provided me with a great innovative way to enjoy the great outdoors. I really appreciate your weekly newsletter that you provided me at no cost as well. I was wondering if you could add more information that you provide paying members to your FREE weekly newsletter. Could you please add archived caches in addition to newly listed caches? While you’re at it please include caches that were temporally disabled or enabled. I’m sure that it won’t be long tell I would want that included. I don’t want to start paying for this service since it would greatly interfere with my lifestyle I already have laid out. Once again thanks for all you do for free, but please add more. Sincerely, X
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