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Path Pacer

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  1. It varies. One recent geocache was 462 meters, but another one I haven't been able to find yet is over 5 miles. I have to admit, I don't know how to use mils, or even what they are. One suggestion I thought might work was to put in two projections bracketing the degree. Something to remember next time I'm out in the field and I know "it's around here somewhere."
  2. I have the same problem as the OP, but I can't find the Oregon wiki or wherever I'm supposed to look up the answer. How do I enter bearings with decimal places in an Oregon 450?
  3. No, I'm not talking that nitpicky. I mean real "small" containers, not film canisters or large magnetic keyholders.
  4. Sure, I could do that, but I want frownies instead. It's just my personal preference and why I suggested it for the website.
  5. I know this has been brought up before, but I don't seem to be able to add to those threads so I thought I'd start a new one. Has GS considered showing a blue frownie for DNFs? I'd like the visual reminder on the map indicating that perhaps I should revisit my failures. As I continue to log more and more finds, it's getting harder to remember which ones need revisiting.
  6. I find many people don't know the difference between a micro and a small. I don't know how many micros I've found that were big enough for swag.
  7. Why in the world would anyone think it's okay to replace a cache they couldn't find? Isn't that the cache owner's job?
  8. I agree with the CO as well. While I don't care for webcams (they don't seem like geocaching to me), having a sunrise requirement doesn't seem any different from solving puzzles, doing so many caches in a day, having to do the cache at night, waiting until a facility opens to get to the cache inside, waiting until spring to do a backcountry cache, etc. It's just one more variation on a theme. In fact, I think this sunrise requirement makes even a webcam cache kind of cool.
  9. My initial post was wrong. GS charges $5,000 to set up a geotour on this website. It's "only" $2,500 to maintain it the next year.
  10. This one made me literally lol. In fairness though, I used TFTC at first because I saw it everywhere and thought that's what I was supposed to put. Now I do better, but TFTC isn't wrong, even if it seems inadequate to some cache owners. It's not like it's a rule to have to write appreciative logs; it's just a nice thing to do.
  11. Your problem might be a flexible lid. That'll break the seal. Try the mechanical attachment idea above.
  12. FWIW, there's a reason for that. The logs are associated with your account directly, and display whatever your account name is. When you change your account name, that changes the name displayed for your log. But the "hidden by" name in a geocache is just a text field in the geocache description. The link will always go to your account profile, but the text can be anything you want. It defaults to whatever your account name is at the time, but you can change it to whatever you want. Sometimes, people add the names of other "co-owners" who helped them hide the cache. Sometimes, people use names that fit the theme of the cache (e.g., "SkyNet" for a Terminator-themed cache). Sometimes, people use names that offer a hint to finding the cache or to solving the puzzle. And so on. Interesting. It never occurred to me to change my listing name or that you even could. Thanks for the info.
  13. I changed mine after about 100 or so finds. Oddly enough, it changed all my logs to the new name, but not the caches I'd hidden under the old name. Weird.
  14. Seems kind of boring, creating caches everyone else is ignoring.
  15. I haven't found a cache that far off the coords, but I'll keep this in mind if I ever do. (Frankly, I probably wouldn't find it at all if it's that far off.)
  16. I don't think I'd care for it. I use the map to decide where to put new caches; showing ones that aren't there now would be a problem. Still, you could have a display option or something for it.
  17. Wow, that sounds awful! I hope the story that GS involuntarily achieved perfectly good caches is untrue.
  18. Why not put an ad in the local weekend events paper to meet for lunch somewhere? Give a quick paragraph about what it is, then invite them to join you to talk about it further.
  19. I use them. My gps eats them. I'd be using way too many regular batteries and having to dispose of them properly if I didn't.
  20. Okay, I guess. I got the "how long should you keep a TB" question wrong (I don't agree with the correct answer), and the one about the air freshener.
  21. You should combine the 20 best of these into a poster and sell it on eBay.
  22. Looping?! I can't even fill it once! All those 5's.......
  23. I'm not quite sure what you mean. The few events I've been to have had people bring trackables to them. It's a way to move several of them along all at once, but no one leaves any behind.
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