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  1. Geocaching started on 3 May 2000. see A Short History of Geocaching: May 2000 First Canadian was N44 35.607 W064 10.838 06-28-2000 Nova Scotia, Canada - Ken Kane Geocache Nova Scotia Archived GC41 see The First 100 Geocaches
  2. Belated thanks. I did not even notice! PKPaul
  3. Hey guys, I just now found this thread. I adopted the caches so that they would not be archived. They are an important part of the history of Geocaching and I want them to stay active. Each one had an adoption invitation posted on its page by Jeremy. I can not figure out why those went up for adoption while Jerry Connelly still has an active cache. This is not a invasive adoption where I change the name and everything, rather I want to preserve it. Some unscrupulous person could theoretically adopt a cache and trash the logs & photos. I wonder if Jeremy has a recovery plan if that happens. Can a archive cache ever get unarchived? I don't know. Better to be safe than sorry. And what if someone replants a cache at one of Dave Ulmer's cache location, could/would Jeremy revive the cache? I guessing he would not if the original planter objected. Certainly if Jerry or Moun10Bike or someone else in the area wanted it, and could properly take care of it, I would let it go. Comments? Here is a link for a list of the first 100 caches that I made. The First 100 Geocaches PKPaul - self appointed geocaching historian
  4. I got one, but not for Geocaching. But I went hunting today and couldn't help but wonder what it would be like with the Segway. I could get to cache area easy enough and quickly (if there's paved trails). But I would miss out on more of those little discoveries and experiences along the way. And what to do at a stream crossing (like today)? Leave a $5K Segway parked in the woods for someone to snatch? Lock it to a tree? Buy a LowJack? Transporting the Segway is easy enough, unless you want to hunt 8 or 10 caches in one day, then all that loading and unloading from the car and trying to keep track of which locations may or may not need it or facilitate it or allow it. IMHO it would make the simple sport too complicated. PKPaul www.GlideSegway.com
  5. My Suggestion: On the user profile page. When you click on "benchmarks found" it simply takes you the main Benchmark page as opposed to providing a listing of benchmarks found by the user. I have been disappointed (burned) many times by this, when I click I expect to get a listing that the user has found (like Geocaches). Can this feature be added/updated? Especially since there is so few of us. PKPaul PS I really like the latest updates to cache pages. Good work. And I just planted my first "Member's Only" and that audit feature is REALLY cool. The CC of my GC outbound email to regular email is also great. Thanks.
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  8. quote:Originally posted by Alan2:Do I recall 60 baud teletype? or was that 60 wps? I forget. OK what does TNLN mean? alan TNLN - Took Nothing Left Nothing Also done as T0L0 I remember Commodore VIC 20 @ 300 baud & 3K RAM, MDA, CGA, HGA, EGA, IIe, CPM, DEC, ETC
  9. quote:Originally posted by Alan2:Do I recall 60 baud teletype? or was that 60 wps? I forget. OK what does TNLN mean? alan TNLN - Took Nothing Left Nothing Also done as T0L0 I remember Commodore VIC 20 @ 300 baud & 3K RAM, MDA, CGA, HGA, EGA, IIe, CPM, DEC, ETC
  10. quote:Originally posted by TeamJiffy:But for Geocaching! BFG! That's wonderful!! -"Jif" I like it too. PK
  11. It needs to have GPSr and phone and camera and wireless web in color and PDA and XM radio (already has GPS receiver after all). Is that to much to ask? Not to mention wearable computers and heads-up displays. OK, how about a mosquito magnet built in. PKPaul
  12. It needs to have GPSr and phone and camera and wireless web in color and PDA and XM radio (already has GPS receiver after all). Is that to much to ask? Not to mention wearable computers and heads-up displays. OK, how about a mosquito magnet built in. PKPaul
  13. Or put your email address (or user name) on it. Good if you don't have POTS service (cell only) and you have a permanent email address. PKPaul.
  14. RE: Closest 25 caches. At this location: N42 13.450 W121 47.900 It now shows 25 within 0.8 miles. And 29 within 1.0 mile... Unbelievable. PKPaul
  15. My mistake. I dropped the first 1 from 121 It now shows 25 within 0.80 miles. My bad. PKPaul
  16. quote:Originally posted by smithdw:I played around a bit with the coordinates. At this location: N42 13.450 W121 47.900 the first 25 caches are within 0.9 mi I tried this & got the following results: From latitude: N 42 13.450 longitude: W 12 47.90 100 mile(s) radius. No results have been found. Never fear! You could be the first person to place a cache in this area. To get started, check out the how to on hiding your first geocache. However...Waypoint GC30C3 (A local memorial among the nation's) has 25 caches within 1.0 miles in Washington DC (the capital of virtual-caches). Surprisingly there are 7 non-virtuals in the total. PKPaul
  17. 691 in Northern Virgina which includes Washington, DC & Baltimore, MD. PKPaul
  18. I need a shortcut term for when posting that says "I never would have visited or found this place/park/cache without Geocaching". I find myself and others writing this phrase so often that I/we need a shortcut/acronym that means the same thing. I propose GeoDitto or GeoDittos. Any other ideas? PKPaul
  19. Excellent job Jeremy! PKPaul
  20. The Meridian in Washington DC is in the database. But there is no height to it! I could not get closer than 30 feet to see what IS there. See log/photos at http://www.geocaching.com/mark/details.asp?PID=hv1846 PKPaul.
  21. This is similar to Mason-Dixon line BM and it's not in the database, but its in the NRHP database, see http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/VA/Fairfax/state.html. Very cool. I made a virtual out of it, see http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.asp?ID=26497 , GC6781. And then there is the Zero Milestone BM, I logged this today, see http://www.geocaching.com/mark/details.asp?PID=HV1847 HV1846. PKPaul. [This message was edited by pkpaul on July 14, 2002 at 06:26 PM.]
  22. quote:Originally posted by majicman: All part of the game! I have a full-body mosquito net I carry in my geocaching backpack. I also use deet (Deep Woods off) when appropriate. I find the cache, find a fairly clear spot on the ground, sit down with the cache and throw the net over me. I then leisurely read the log books, do my trading, take my trophy, etc. THe camo net (from Army Surplus online) has been a great addition to my geocaching bag of tricks. There's nothing like being somewhat comefortable and relaxed (instead of worrying about the gathering skeeters and ticks) while you take your time and really indulge in a cache site. Also, although it has never yet been a factor, if someone were to come up on me, the camo might help a little! --majicman (Always trade UP in both quantity and quality and Geocaches will be both self-sustaining and self-improving!) majicman, I NEED one of these camo nets. Please post the link, if you still have it. Thanks. pkpaul.
  23. quote:Originally posted by majicman: All part of the game! I have a full-body mosquito net I carry in my geocaching backpack. I also use deet (Deep Woods off) when appropriate. I find the cache, find a fairly clear spot on the ground, sit down with the cache and throw the net over me. I then leisurely read the log books, do my trading, take my trophy, etc. THe camo net (from Army Surplus online) has been a great addition to my geocaching bag of tricks. There's nothing like being somewhat comefortable and relaxed (instead of worrying about the gathering skeeters and ticks) while you take your time and really indulge in a cache site. Also, although it has never yet been a factor, if someone were to come up on me, the camo might help a little! --majicman (Always trade UP in both quantity and quality and Geocaches will be both self-sustaining and self-improving!) majicman, I NEED one of these camo nets. Please post the link, if you still have it. Thanks. pkpaul.
  24. quote:Originally posted by Nitefall: We have a cache in eastern MA that is very similar... However It was created before TravelBugs existed.... It is called the Thoreau Hitchhiker... Many people have searched for the coordinates of this cache... It is my personal goal to find it BEFORE the end of this summer... Here is the link to it.. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.asp?ID=1482 nitefall I also planted a traveling clue cache in VA based on the Thoreau Hitchhiker idea/model. Response seems to be favorable and the clue is staying in the intended area (so far). I purposefully made it a clue as opposed to a true hitchhiker, so that it is easily replaced if lost or travels too far. See http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.asp?ID=20972 which also has photos of the traveling clue. Any other traveling clue (or hitchhiking coordinates) caches out there?
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