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  1. Life is much easier with the correct app! I spoke with another cacher and he couldn't make heads nor tail of what I had on my phone. Seems there are two "Where I Go" named apps, one is a mapping app for posting your goings on Facebook, and is provided by Knockoutapps. The correct one has the blue background and white arrow NOT a green background and a symbol.... Was able to download a couple of local cartridges with no issues. Have to try them out later. The correct one: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pigo/id385035547?mt=8#
  2. I just downloaded the app to the iphone and I too saw where it says it's the GC official app. That's Great! But, there were no instructions on what the next step is, but I'm going to wing it and guess I need to get the WIG cartridge into the app section of the phone? Is there a FAQ or For Dummies section that someone can point me to? Something added to the app to point to forums/Help secition would be a nice addition.
  3. Actually looked at the souvenir from my profile link and saw this next to the image, looks like Roxxy did several of them. Answers part of the question, but still leads to who proofed it and thought it was good? Artist Name: Roxxy G. About the Artist: Roxxy G. is a Groundspeak Lackey. In her free time she likes to travel and meet new people. When she’s not happily making artwork for cachers everywhere, she designs and crochets small monsters.
  4. I feel your pain. Who is coming up with these things? and would it have been too hard to ask "us" cachers what we think of that represents our states?
  5. Several of the AL cachers are puzzled as to how hot air balloons were picked as the symbols to represent our state? There are at least two festivals, one in Foley and one in Decatur that have them but I don't think of neither of them when I'm asked about my home state. Black bears are a state symbol, the butterfly is right, and I'm guessing that the pink balloon is a camellia, but I'm not sure what the grapes are about. Peaches would have been a better choice. Does anyone else around the country think of hot air balloons when they think of AL? Actually, the few balloonists I know prefer the west over our goofy weather. Cotton, camellias, pine trees, rockets/space shuttle, iron ore/steel, the battleship, the black belt, caves, wave pool, etc. come to mind way before a hot air balloon. http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/Alabama/State-Symbols-Alabama.html
  6. Yep, I was going to suggest checking his found cache log on his gps calendar. If you need a cache to log you are welcome to use any of mine and date it whenever.
  7. Little over 800 miles one way for me. Caching In The Canyon Meet and Greet at the Caprock Canyons State Park in Quitaque, Texas. What: Caching in the Canyons Meet and Greet for geocachers and anyone interested in becoming a geocacher. When: Sat Sept. 4th, 2010 at 9:30 am.-?? Where: Caprock Canyons State Park, Quitaque, Texas
  8. Glad your having fun.....that's what we call it anyway. Take a look at a Thermacell, they even have them at the Walgreens around here. They are a great tool at keeping those skeeters at bay.
  9. Just another ploy to eat more Chicken. muggles, like juggles but not mugglers, for some reason.
  10. Give halfdan a shout, he's been overseas recently and will be back in the Netherlands shortly....looks like this weekend actually. Swordswallower, was on TV last season, 3x Guinnes World record holder, a 2007 Ig noble winner, dresses like a pirate---those that were at the Meet the Lackeys in Nashville might recall him, and a heck of a nice guy. www.danmeyer.org
  11. Chattanooga is a great city. It's close to a lot of nearby areas as well: Nashville, The Smokies, Atlanta, and Huntsville . Webcam GCPB7G, downtown, the only downside is the parking, just about every open lot has a parking attendant or honor box but you can park and walk to plenty of caches. The riverwalk has a nice view both across the river and along side. No trouble to grab three states in one quick trip. GCH72A, and if you make it that far come on around the bend for this one: GCPNZF Lookout Mtn there are 3 virtuals and an earthcache GC41C9 and Lula Lake is a nice area with limited access: GCKNAF There's plenty to do and see and caches too!
  12. This is nothing new, pot plants have been planted on Govt lands since at least the 70's and the threats of trip wires and guards as well. When I was a teenager riding around on 3-wheelers I was taken to a chain across a dirt road, it had no signs but had a square metal plate looking thing leaning up against a nearby tree. I was told it was a claymoore. We never went down that road. Now, a bit of high tech add ons, you order a package from a country to the north, package is carried across the border and dropped, coordinates are taken, when cash is in hand, coordinates are given and now it's up to you to get to them. Is it possible to stumble across a drop spot or planting area while geocaching? Sure it's possible. Same as it would be for a casual hiker or biker. Just be aware of your surroundings and if you find something that makes you uncomfortable, move on. Depending on your neck of the woods finding discarded meth labs and supplies is a very real possibility, I've found spots that contained hundreds of discarded matches, sudafed blister packs, various chemical bottles, etc. that were near caches.
  13. There are several along the way that are nearby the trace, short pull offs on property that is not NP land.
  14. and we have a taker, MrsBlueman is offering to help.
  15. Come on over to Dixiecachers and see if you can find someone to lend a hand. http://x.r2designs.com/
  16. Was just down that way. Hit Foley and go to Lamberts, you can look the rest up by the name and throwed rolls, and then when in NOLA do View Carre. Have fun and enjoy your visit.
  17. Check the cache pages, often the person will promote their local group. Go to an event and meet the locals. Scroll through the list of groups by state at the head of this forum.
  18. I thought that the germ grenade from the first link was funny, although $20 is a bit steep but he can charge whatever he likes. There are numerous places on line that make or will teach you to make identical items for much less. I use similar items for duck call lanyards.
  19. Its not a matter of IF someone knows him, its a matter of one of them happening by this thread that is an often ignored area of the forums. You will likely have better luck looking in the individual regional forums that can be found at the top of this thread. Assuming that direct contact through thier profile link has prooved fruitless? http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php...=163781&hl=
  20. The intended purpose is to cover up the ugly bolts that would be left exposed if the skirt weren't there. I contend that it is also a secret plot to keep both spiders and wasps around since the outdoors that they once lived has been turned into a parking lot, they are basically bug homeless shelters. Someone, somewhere, feels good about doing good.
  21. Individually I wasn't banned, in that msg that I originally posted it shows that whole string of IP's has been banned. It's something, the contact admin email addy kicks back a daemon failure notice: Hi. This is the qmail-send program at mail2.hostica.com. I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses. This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out. <bert@drakedev.com>: user is over quota
  22. Hadn't been to the site in a while and I can't, says that: All ip between - is denied on this site Any idea as to why?
  23. The 4x4 IS the cache container, you open the back door to access the swag and log book. Fun find.
  24. Yes, it was either feeling much better or simply pining for the fjords.....
  25. The wire is often fishing leaders and those are found in the sporting goods section, at WalMart. There's a multi pack of varying lengths. This is for reference, it is a pdf file: http://eagleclawclassic.com/pdf/leaders_leader_links.pdf You can screw an eye bolt through the lid and use epoxy, gorilla glue, or silicon to help keep it water tight. Add two or three small drops of super glue to the O-ring(without the lid on) otherwise they seem to fall off after a short time in the wild. I prefer to spraypaint the match containers, you can rough them up using steel wool or a Scotch Pad then wipe off with alcohol. The new paints made for plastic seem to bond well to them and the lock-n-lock containers. Some camo tape turns a bluish color when exposed to UV but I've found some plastic containers that were taped that held up well both with cloth and plastic tapes. The WM stores are starting to bring in the Dove season items all ready, season starts in September and the rest of the hunting items will be coming in over the next month or so. If you aren't in a hurry you can just check back. There are also plastic plants to be found over in the craft area that you can use to help disguise a container. I have one that is covered in a fake ivy that is in an ivy patch and it blends in really well. All sorts of camo ideas over there from using the plant shapes as patterns when you paint a container to using them to actually disguise it. Have fun with it, making them can be as much fun as hiding them.
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