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  1. I was going to get the Petzl that everyone likes but the sales clerk said she was really happy with her black diamond ION, which is lighter but has the same amount of light. Since the black diamond was $5 cheaper, and REI has a 100% satisfaction guarentee, I bought it. I didn't really use it much last night, but I do like it. quote:Originally posted by georgeandmary: quote:Originally posted by Marty Fouts:So I stop by REI to buy a headband flashlight Marty Fouts ae6ip Which one did you get? george http://img.Groundspeak.com/user/39570_500.jpg Pedal until your legs cramp up and then pedal some more. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  2. Oh. Crap. I've got a really serious problem. After finding 5 and planting 1 in less than two hours. I'm addicted to night caching. Oh, and, by the way, Forget Petz. Black Diamond headlamps RULE. Look for Clara and The King. Coming to a geocaching site near you. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  3. So I gave Marky and Joanie and idea, according to Marky. So Marky and Joanie implemented the idea as a cache full of micro caches. So now there are micro caches springing up all over San Jose because Tammi the Dog took some caches from Marky and Joanie's cache. So I do a lot of hiking where there's no cell phone coverage, on account of geocaching. So I read about ham radio and geocaching. So I get my ham radio license. Which means I can volunteer to do ham things for people. So today I'm providing ham support at the Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade. So there's a thread about headband flashlights on the #geocache IRC channel. So this new cache pops up near REI in Redwood city. So I stop by REI to buy a headband flashlight so I can use it at the parade. So I have an hour to kill before I have to go support the parade. So I load cache info into my GPS. So now I realize that I can go night caching and look for the microcaches that were placed by Tammi the Dog because of the cache that Marky and Joannie put a lot of microcaches in because Costco gave Marky a zillion 35mm cans after I mentioned to him that photo processors would do that and Joannie made up a bunch of microcaches that Tammi the Dog placed that I can look for in the dark because of the headlamp I bought so that I can use the ham radio that I got because of geocaching to support the festival of lights parade. Confused? You won't be, after the next episode of geoSoap Marty Fouts ae6ip
  4. Especially when compared to The Amazing Race (which, unfortunately, is member's only.) But then, I haven't tried it yet. quote:Originally posted by georgeandmary:I'm waiting for feedback on this one. It may be frusterating in a different way. I just depends if you want to find it fast or just find it. There are ways of figuring out the right path. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=44802 george http://img.Groundspeak.com/user/39570_500.jpg Pedal until your legs cramp up and then pedal some more. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  5. quote:Originally posted by The Rat:1. I sent my check in for Charter Member two weeks ago and still haven't received the e-mail. I'd like to do Amazing Race. Can anyone tell me how long it takes for that to come through? 2. I'm ready to upgrade. My eTrex doesn't do well in the woods and ravines. I know this isn't the gear board, but you guys know the terrain around here. What model(s) do you recommend for my Christmas stocking? Any particular features to look for - or that aren't worth the trouble? I can't really help you on the first question because I used PayPal and they came through very quickly. Which eTrex do you have? My Vista doesn't do very well either, but it's only been a problem on two caches -- and one of those is one which no GPS unit does well on. WHat I've noticed is that you sometimes have to trust your trail sense and believe that the hider had a pretty clear sky near where they hid the cache. This has worked for me on every cache so far, but the two I mentioned. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  6. I can't recall having ever been to Ceres. This sounds like a good reason. Let me see if I can make it work out. quote:Originally posted by C&MMorris:Come to our CVC Christmas party on December 19th! We can celebrate your 300th with party as your benchmark find! We'll get a page put up tomorrow. It will be in Ceres-not to far off of 99. We'd love to meet y'all! Carolyn If it's got wing's, I can fly it!! Marty Fouts ae6ip
  7. Congratulations. You've blown past me as well. Well done. Marty (still at 292) quote:Originally posted by Marky:Joani and I hit 300 this morning and then spend the rest of the daylight hours blowing right past it. It was a wonderful day to be up in the hills! (We also planted a Micro in Pleasanton while we were there for a history lesson [].) --Marky "Everyone spends time in the darkness, dreamers learn to steer with a backlit GPSr" Marty Fouts ae6ip
  8. But geocaching is still fun, even if I only get to go once a week, for a couple of hours. So, since I don't get to read the forums much these days, let me cache up on various things: 1) I got to introduce a family to geocaching today. Guy sent me email a couple of weeks ago and asked if I'd take his sister and her kids out, so my wife and I did today. We definitely hooked the adults, but the kids are going to take a bit more persuading. 2) I like Markey's microcache cache idea. Wish I'd been clever enough to put together how easy it is to get 35mm cans with that idea myself. Very nice. 3) I got 291 today. Planning to get to #300 by the end of the year, even if I do only get to cache for 3 hours a week now. But I need help. I wanna do something special for #300. any suggestions? Marty Fouts ae6ip
  9. I didn't find it either. where do i go to log the not found? Marty Fouts ae6ip
  10. Oh yeah. Sure. "wondering". You're up by 15 and I bet you knew that. Anyway, I'm working full time now, and since my wife was laid off this morning, I don't dare sneak out for caching, so I suppose the spring will find me in last place in the bay area. And just when the competition was getting interesting. quote:Originally posted by SuperGenius:I was busy this weekend trying to catch up with you I'm wondering if I did so. Little Lila and I went out Sunday and got 13 and today I went out with George and Mary and snagged 13 more Gosh this is was a busy weekend now it's time to relax for a day. George and Mary Hit the big "500" today, and I must say we had a nice time doing it. Pepper Horizontals where it's at! [This message was edited by SuperGenius on November 11, 2002 at 06:59 PM.] Marty Fouts ae6ip
  11. I wonder who placed 3 caches within 5 miles of my house so that they're on my first page? bay area stats will give you the bay area standings, where, I note, the Monday morning group has been busy again. quote:Originally posted by Marky: quote:Originally posted by Marty Fouts:My wife's out of town, so I spent today setting a personal record that I've been after for months: I've logged or hidden the 100 closest caches. (that aren't archived.) I'm close, and after the three caches I placed yesterday get approved, I think I will be down to 1 cache. quote:Oh, and I'm also at 200 finds+hides in the bay area. Now if only supergenius hadn't gone caching today, I'd be #1 in the area again too, temporarily. I know how to see find stats for the state. Where can you find stats that are more local? --Marky "Everyone spends time in the darkness, dreamers learn to steer with a backlit GPSr" Marty Fouts ae6ip
  12. My wife's out of town, so I spent today setting a personal record that I've been after for months: I've logged or hidden the 100 closest caches. (that aren't archived.) Oh, and I'm also at 200 finds+hides in the bay area. Now if only supergenius hadn't gone caching today, I'd be #1 in the area again too, temporarily. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  13. picnic cache is the URL of the cache that was hidden in the park during the day of the Ed Levin "Levin Lovin" event cache. This is the exact same cache, exactly as it was when I picked it up, except it's in a new location. For those people who wanted to log the second picnic cache, this is the one to log. Sorry for the confusion quote:Originally posted by Marty Fouts: quote:Originally posted by georgeandmary:When is the second picnic cache going to pop up? Is that just one multi-find or is it going two seperate finds? george http://img.Groundspeak.com/user/39570_500.jpg Pedal until your legs cramp up and then pedal some more. I managed to screw up the description and that tripped a filter for the cache approvers. It's going to take a while, but yes, the second cache *is* going to pop up as a separate cache at somepoint -- although, perhaps, not until I rehide it. Marty Fouts ae6ip Marty Fouts ae6ip
  14. quote:Originally posted by georgeandmary:When is the second picnic cache going to pop up? Is that just one multi-find or is it going two seperate finds? george http://img.Groundspeak.com/user/39570_500.jpg Pedal until your legs cramp up and then pedal some more. I managed to screw up the description and that tripped a filter for the cache approvers. It's going to take a while, but yes, the second cache *is* going to pop up as a separate cache at somepoint -- although, perhaps, not until I rehide it. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  15. my not found count is accurate. when i do find a cache, i go back and edit tne not found log to a found log. so if it's 19, it's 19 that i haven't found. of those 19, by the way, no more than 2 were plundered caches. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  16. Please note that U.N. ammo cans are BLACK. Just like their helicopters. Thank you. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  17. quote:Originally posted by fizzymagic:Hey Marty, I think you should log the traditional at its coordinates from today, then disable it immediately so other people don't go looking for it. The main reason for this is that there were several travel bugs that went through it today, and we need to log those to not screw up their log pages. I know it's a pain, but I think it is necessary. Done. Cache has been submitted with a note indicating what's going on. We'll see if it gets approved before i rehide it or not. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  18. quote:Originally posted by fizzymagic:Well, I learned something new at the Levin Lovin picnic today. Marty Fouts is an Evil Genius. A very twisted individual. In other words, my kind of guy. Hey! I resemble that remark Here's the real evil genius Marty Fouts ae6ip
  19. quote:Originally posted by georgeandmary:Now I'm just waiting for the two cacher placed for the event to pop up so I can log them. george The micro's been logged and is awaiting approval. The traditional needs to be rehidden, probably next weekend. 500? glutton. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  20. quote:Originally posted by georgeandmary:I take number of finds into account before I go check on a cache. If a newbie can't find it, it's no big deal, at first. If a vet can't find it, then I start thinking about taking a look. But I at least like to know with a note that someone is spending time at the cache. I assume people have fun when they don't find them. I do. george http://img.Groundspeak.com/user/39570_500.jpg Pedal until your legs cramp up and then pedal some more. If the vet is me, don't take the DNF too seriously. I've been known to miss some pretty easy caches. On the other hand, if I feel that I had given a reasonable search for the cache, I will post the DNF, on the off chance it might be missing. So far, in 289 attempts, of which 276 have been successes, there's only been one cache missing -- and that might still be there. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  21. quote:Originally posted by The Rat:There are two or three caches out in the Alviso Slough area (e.g., Alviso Slow, Rebecca Cat) that recommend bicycle access. Can anyone tell me if a mountain bike is necessary or will regular street tires do? Rebecca Cat is an easy walk from the parking lot, if I remember correctly. Alvsio Slow is a nice loop on hardpack dirt. I did it with off road tires but you can do it with good street tires. I definitely wouldn't do it with racing tires. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  22. I was at Ed Levin Park this afternoon. Let's hope that the weather holds for three more days, because it was beautiful today. I've changed the cache coordinates so they match the picnic tables we're going to try to hold. They are oin the Spring Valley Pond area of the park, which is just off of Calaveras Road. There is a $4.00 parking fee. A map of the park is available at Ed Levin Park Marty Fouts ae6ip
  23. quote:Originally posted by Marky:We're going to try to get 8 more finds in before the picnic so that it will count as #200 for us. --Marky Good luck. Don't forget that there are two caches in the park (if you haven't gotten them already) Marty Fouts ae6ip
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