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  1. I went. We got pretty good parking. We had picked up our swag the day before, along with about 500 other people. The line was long, over an hour. Boy was I glad we didn't have to stand in the crazy long line at GW. I heard someone say GW14 didn't receive swag until the night before so they couldn't put together packets. I agree it was nice swag. The little FTF magazine that came with several random ephemera went into the magazine pile - several days later I found the event schedule. After we had perused the usual vendors (that area was crowded), found a few geocaches, worked on a few lab caches, and traded some pathtags, we were done. We might've stayed longer, but there was nowhere shady to sit. We weren't there long enough to get hungry. The food truck area was on the perimeter of things, I don't remember if they were running generators or something but it seemed like an uncomfortable area. Maybe the proximity to the port-a-potties? All we knew was that the raffle was at 3pm (or was it 4pm?) because the volunteers told us not to enter if we weren't going to be present. People don't want to stand/walk in the heat/sun for that long. I felt a little guilty leaving so soon after all the buildup, planning, and volunteer hours. There just wasn't enough to do to hang around for six hours.


    Edit to say: The line could've been divided into A-G, H-Q, R-Z or such to make 3 smaller lines. The swag could've been handed out from both sides of the table...

  2. I wish I had the dilemma. I have been trying to convince my wife to make this a vacation destination . . . .


    Wellll, I wouldn't go so far as to call it a "destination". It was more of a diversion for us...BTW, there is a free campground with electric hookups in Alliance. And a second geocache at Carhenge.

  3. I was looking through my recent finds/DNFs and noticed a NA by a 30-find cacher. They complained that people were photologging instead of DNFing. I read the description (which I don't do 100% of the time) and it said photologs were ok. I went back and changed my DNF to a Found. Several hours later I had second thoughts and was going to change my Found back to a DNF. The NA has been deleted and the description has been changed. The "photologs are ok" is gone; now it says if you sign one of the cars nearby you can claim a find. I don't remember it being a 4.5 when I looked for it. Oh- also, the CO admits it is a vacation placement. Should I change my Found to a DNF, or just delete the whole thing and forget all about it? Thanx in advance for your advice.

  4. I completed the CO star last month. From the signs, I was under the impression it was all on National Grassland. On such a large/national project, I trust that the cache owner got permission. I opened the gate at the road to get in; at the second (northern) gate you refer to, there were no locks or "No Trespassing" or "Private Property" signs. One would assume the land is/was leased to ranchers (or horse riders). I can see how they would feel possessive. Not really my battle. A simple eMail to the cache owner should ease your mind. I felt no angst.

  5. We stayed behind the Little Ale Inn in a 37' class A in 2013. There are only a couple spaces with water and low voltage (homemade) electric. We didn't use the electric, so they gave us several nights for free (we were eating in the restaurant daily). I think normally it costs $15/night. We had a blast - didn't have to rush through the trail, had the luxury of stopping when we were tired. Stayed nearly a week. Felt sorry for those on a tight schedule, renting a room in the trailers there. There are quite a few hotels in Tonopah to chose from on the west end.


    Don't forget to pick up GCF9 - placed 12/26/00, and GC173 placed 1/10/01.


    Regarding Marcas Found's comment about cows at night - there is a memorial cache along the trail dedicated to a young man who was killed after colliding with a black cow at night.

  6. Don't try geocaching while you're hitched up. The most you can do with the beast attached is rest areas and maybe large parking lots. The trick is to find a campground to call home while you're out geocaching with a more agile vehicle. We were looking at fifth-wheels to full-time in but decided on a class A because when it is "dropped" at Wally's or a casino, for example, it isn't ~obviously~ vacant/abandoned. Plus, we don't have to use a big diesel dually pick-up for caching and errands. We started with a little manual Yaris toad, but soon got a Jeep. There are very few vehicles left that you can tow 4-down; Jeep is one and Honda makes a couple. I can't recall the others at the moment. Most of all, have fun!

  7. After you sign in to geocaching.com, the caches you've found in the last 30 days are displayed on your Profile page. You can also get there from any page by clicking on your username in the top green bar, next to your round picture. Also, by clicking onto your Public Profile (right side of page under your square picture) you can click on the tabs for Geocaches, etc.


    I am regularly one to two years behind on my logging, because of health issues. It's very important that I log something longer than just a "TFTC", so I get very behind. But I want my logs to be "good", partly for the cache owner. It makes me sad to think that a cache owner would rather not get my older log that I actually put some thought into. :unsure:


    ...but you are able to make 7900 timely posts to the forum? Many of us have health issues that affect our geocaching - at face value yours seems to be more of a "priorities" issue?


    Does this issue of not logging online in a timely manner bother you? :laughing: If so, maybe I understand your health issue that is effecting your geocaching. :D


    If you are replying to me, then no, you do not understand my health issue.


    Maybe I do if little things like how others log their finds at their convince do. :anibad:



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