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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. A cache can be smaller than 100ml (and thus, a micro) and still be big enough for trade items. I've found (and left) trade items in 35mm film canisters, and they're a definitive micro container.

    No, I'm not talking that nitpicky. I mean real "small" containers, not film canisters or large magnetic keyholders.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. I've just had someone log some of my caches with just TFTC logs. One was an earthcache and the answers were duly sent. I managed to resist the temptation to reply with TFTA.

    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.

  6. 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.
    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.

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