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MartyFouts

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  1. quote:Originally posted by Captain_Morgan&Family:If the cache is in dense forest or behind difficult terrain, it would be nice if the cache owner tells the coordinates of the starting point of the path that will lead near the the cache. That's what i will do with my next cache which will be in very difficult terrain. my favorite hike to date has been a cache that had five possible starting points for the hike, each giving a different enjoyable long hike. Sometimes it's nice when a starting point is given, especially when the trail is unusually unknown or not on current maps. sometimes the starting point is part of the puzzle. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  2. quote:Originally posted by cache chasers:I was wondering what is the most caches found in a day. I average about 3 in a day after that the kids are ready to head home from all of the walking. More than 1 in a day with kids is very good. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  3. let me see. i found a lot of caches. had a lot of fun. hiked too far into the woods a lot of times. and attended a great event cache. guess that makes my geocaching fullfilment quotient 100% cache on Marty Fouts ae6ip
  4. A lot of caches have multiple approaches. And you forgot to include weather considerations. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  5. I'm back from Montana and I've updated the cache entry for the Levin picnic/event. Let me know if the logistics are OK for people -- and if you think we should postpone because the weather is getting cooler. Also, tell the other cachers you know. A lot of people don't read the forums. I'll post the exact coordinates of the picnic tables in a day or two. Marty Marty Fouts ae6ip
  6. I'm a Butte Boy (please don't hold it against me) who has lived in California for the last 20 years. I'm in Butte on a two week family business trip, and managed to get only one day to go geocaching. So I headed to Missoula, with information on 15 caches. A late start and a lot of road work meant I only got into town right around noon, so I only managed to visit 11 sites (of which I found 9 caches). I live near one of the highest cache densities in the US (and a pretty high population density). There are a lot of good creative cache hiders in my area, and I've enjoyed a wide range of adventures finding caches. Missoula caching is as good as any I've encountered, and I'd like to thank all of the Missoula geocache hihders who helped make my Thursday afternoon a pleasant range of geocaching activity. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  7. quote:Originally posted by Raouljan:That active HAMs carry their HTs all the time. If you are an active HAM and your are geocaching, you have your HT with you anyway. It is not an "extra", but goes on with your belt in the morning. Soooo... let's say that you are a HAM out geocahing... to what would you rather listen? A group of other HAMs talking about life, the universe and everything? Or another geocahcher? >Personally Responsible for the Recovery of .00244% of the Benchmark Database!<--watch this number! cuz they'd probably have access to an autopatch i could use to call my wife and tell her i was gonna be late (again) Marty Fouts ae6ip
  8. quote:Originally posted by zenrandom:Well I took my tech and my general theory tests on the 20th... and I passed. Wheee... So I've got this little HT, and still learning morse code. I just need my call sign now...no sign of it so far. I can't imagine the time when the test was administered by an FCC engineer and you had to wait for the paper... I bet there were a good contingent of people just drooling in eager anticipation of its arrival... but not on their radio gear -zr ----- If it ain't broke, I can *fix* that... From one new ham to another. Congrats Marty Fouts ae6ip
  9. quote:Originally posted by SuperGenius:I noticed your other post on bikeable caches, welcome back, that is if your back. Pepper Horizontals where it's at! thanks for the welcome, but i won't be back until sunday. right now i'm sitting around waiting for the arctic front that's due to drop our temperature about 40 degrees in a few hours Marty Fouts ae6ip
  10. quote:Originally posted by kapow!:Hey folks, I've recently found myself without a car...so I'm getting around by bike. I'm dying to do some more caching, but I'm finding that quite a few of them are a bit out of reach. (Example: Many caches are in Tilden, which is a bit tough for me to get to on my bike--I don't have the legs to get it up that hill yet.) Anyhow, does anyone out there have some ideas of caches you could bike to? Or take BART and then bike to? East Bay locations are preferred, but I'm sure I could be coaxed into the other side of the bay as well. (Especially if I get really desperate!) Thanks look for caches hidden by bykenut, pedaler, or pedalman. they all hide caches that are meant for bike riders. All but one of my caches is reachable by caltrain/bike combination, and the one that's not merely requires a half mile hike on a trail that's not open to bikes. That should do for a starting point. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  11. I've missed 1/1 caches that I can't imagine, upon returning how I missed. So, if I think I did a good job of searching, I log a DNF, indicating that it was probably my bad day and not a missing cache. To date, there's only one DNF on my list that *might* turn out to be an actual missing cache. (out of 8 that are still outstanding) Marty Fouts ae6ip
  12. I don't get it. what is it. should i have it? if I had it what would i do with it? Marty (designing the computers used by extreme geeks since 1975) Marty Fouts ae6ip
  13. quote:Originally posted by georgeandmary:Is anyone in there? george Pedal until your legs cramp up and then pedal some more. Alas, I am in Montana, miles and miles and miles from the nearest cache, and often from the nearest Internet link. But I'll be back in time to set up the picnic at Sam Levin Park Marty Fouts ae6ip
  14. religious? gang? sheesh. *some* people need to get off the fora and go find some more caches. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  15. Well, such overwhelming interest. There does seem to be enough interest to make it worth doing, so I'm going to create an event cache for it -- maybe I can get more people from this side of Sunol grade interested that way. Details to follow. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  16. Well, such overwhelming interest. There does seem to be enough interest to make it worth doing, so I'm going to create an event cache for it -- maybe I can get more people from this side of Sunol grade interested that way. Details to follow. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  17. How about Ed Levin Park in Milpitas on Saturday November 2? I'd pick an earlier date, but I'm out of town the next three weekends, and it'll take at least a month to get everyone to agree Marty Fouts ae6ip
  18. How about Ed Levin Park in Milpitas on Saturday November 2? I'd pick an earlier date, but I'm out of town the next three weekends, and it'll take at least a month to get everyone to agree Marty Fouts ae6ip
  19. quote:Originally posted by fizzymagic: quote:Originally posted by Marty Fouts: quote:Originally posted by fizzymagic:So who is "Chob?" Eric O'Conner, he of "mitsuko" fame. That would have been my guess. Sadly, I've never met him, although I've done a couple of his caches. Mostly, all I know is that he doesn't much care for Jeremy. I've met Eric. I like him OK, although I'm sorry to see the battle he's gotten into with Jeremy. When are y'all going to have another picnic or something so I can meet some of the other cachers in the area, anyway? Marty Fouts ae6ip
  20. I'm sure that "place a cache to log a cache" is going to be abused as a concept by someone sooner or later, but I have to agree with those who've pointed out that Ron Streeter's caches and those who find them aren't the sort that will abuses this. I'm not one of the California Central Valley cachers in question, but I do admire them and all of their cleverly hidden caches. I can't imagine that group of people placing anything other than quality caches in response to Ron's Fac Pac cache. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  21. quote:Originally posted by fizzymagic:*snort* So who is "Chob?" Eric O'Conner, he of "mitsuko" fame. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  22. This really isn't the forum for debating the value of the ARRL to the hobby. The only comment I'll make is that my wife and I used the ARRL "Now You're Talking", General and Extra class study guides, as well as the ARRL code practice audio CDs as our *only* study guides in our three week cram to get our licenses and I think of it as money well spent. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  23. I have to apply my standard rant: 1) terrain difficulty varies seasonally 2) distance is hard to quantify. Do I get extra points for Tracy caches because I drove over from Mountain View to get them? 3) multicaches need a factor that takes into account the number of stages 4) 'difficulty' is very subjective. that said, i give you 9 of 10 for style. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  24. I have to apply my standard rant: 1) terrain difficulty varies seasonally 2) distance is hard to quantify. Do I get extra points for Tracy caches because I drove over from Mountain View to get them? 3) multicaches need a factor that takes into account the number of stages 4) 'difficulty' is very subjective. that said, i give you 9 of 10 for style. Marty Fouts ae6ip
  25. quote:Originally posted by Steak N Eggs:Now you can study to be a VE. Wish we had more in my area.... "My gps say's it RIGHT HERE". http://www.geogadgets.com Thanks. Filled out the VE test before passing the Morse test. Have just been waiting for my paper license upgrade to come so I could mail it in. Paper license came to day, so I'll mail the VE test to ARRL tomorrow. I've also contacted our local ARES coordinator. I hope I can be of some small use to the ham community. marty Marty Fouts ae6ip
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