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  1. Bookmark list of Off Road Caches I have done so far in PA. http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/view.a...08-9de0f3b2c979 You could create a pocket query and only have it list the caches marked with the 4x4 attribute. I did it for my area. Obviously not all the ones listed would be true off-road caches and I am sure you might miss a few as there are caches were the owner did not put atributes, but it's a start.
  2. There are so many great caches down in that area (thanks mostly to QM). There really hasn't been any I have found that I haven't liked.
  3. Thank you Keystone. I am now 99% sure the land is actually State Game Land, but I will drop you an email/PM with the coords to see what you think. I will also contact the DCNR and confirm with them.
  4. For Pennsylvania I know the process for placing a cache in state parks and I know you don't need permission to place on state game lands, but what is the policy for state forests? I think I found a nice location, but the land is either state game land or state forest. According to the topo it is state game land, but a lot of information I have found on the site states that it's state forest land. I just want to make sure all my I's are crossed and T's are dotted before I try and place the cache. Edit: Sorry for the mis-spelling in the title...Play should be Place. Now I feel like a fool and can't figure out how to edit the title (or even delete the post).
  5. PhotoDuck, Where do you put the bluetooth receiver when you are caching? I would assume putting it in your pocket would kill reception. The reason I ask is a friend has a Treo 650 and is looking for a GPS. He is also interested in getting into Geocaching. I figured a bluetooth receiver would be a pain outside the car.
  6. Most outdoor stores will have it. Personally I don't like the idea of the stuff. I have heard WAY too many stories of it not working and ticking off the bear even more. Though, I am not sure what your experiance was and if you plan to only use it on the black bears in the north east US, you'll probably be safe as they are usually pretty afraid of people. Biggest thing to avoid bears is to seal food in air tite bags when hiking, using a bear can if you are in a bear prone area and don't smell good.
  7. Someone really needs a life...and for once, it's not me.
  8. Now that is an interesting idea. I wonder how long ya would need to camp put next to a cache before someone would pick you up:)
  9. I agree, the Yahoo boards are a huge PITA. I have already offered my server space, bandwidth, and technical skills running forum software. I think they have all the resources they actually need. It just seems that things are still in the works for a REAL Tri-go site. I guess the big debat is that some people actually like the Yahoo format, so they are building some customs software to be both like a normal forum and the yahoo idea. My estimate, look for it to be up and running in another 10-20 years As for the premium membership. Don't do it for the Members only caches, do it for the Pocket Queries and the support of the Geocaching site.
  10. I would love to find a cache that has more useful items in it. I think a multi-tool would be one of them. But I think as people say, these items might be best suited for the more outdoorsey cacher. Placed in a cache that you have the hike to get to. Not one that is in a community park in the 'burbs.
  11. I have been editing PQ's and having them sent for a long time. Seems to work fine for me.
  12. Chaoss, Besides the fact that it took me like 15 mins to understand the hill-billy style of writing, it looks like a great cache. Gotta see what's going on in the next couple weeks and maybe make a trip up to try it out. If you can give me a few more close ones that you would recommend I might make a weekend out of it.
  13. Oh, I also knocked Jeep Hill Thrill off the list by making it the entire way up the hill on the second try that was a fun one also! Now I just need to spend more time in the Fayette county area to find the rest of QM's.
  14. When creating a pocket query at the bottom there is a drop down box. You can select .loc or .gpx files.
  15. Thanks for the list. I kocked Liston School Road off the list this past weekend. It was a great cache.
  16. Check out any of the Quest Master caches.
  17. I am looking for some caches in Western PA that would require a little "legal" off-roading. Does anyone know of any. I found Quest Masters "Elk Rock" a few weeks ago and that was a nice little trip on State Game Lands, which although an established dirt road, were illegal to drive on.
  18. Hmm, I came into here to ask the same exact question, but only in the Western PA area. Good luck finding some good trails.
  19. TriGO is around Pittsburgh, so depending on what part of WV you are in...
  20. I have spent much of my life in the woods and I have yet to get Lymes...but man are you guys starting to scare me. Are there no safe activites any more?
  21. OUCH! Hell I have been caching (not actively obviously) since Feb 2001 and I got a whole 34 finds!
  22. I would suggest going and finding a few caches before placing any. This will give you a good idea of places to hide, items to stock it with, rating for dificulty, etc. As for how much to spend on a cache, that would be up to you. I would stock it with things that people might actually want or use. I would also place it in a place that might be of some interest to people. A small park is a great place as I have found a few parks close to me that I did not know existed until I went searching for a cache. As for how far apart, Unless you are doing a multi cache, I personally would not leave them closer than a mile. Also, make sure you are not placing it too close to other caches. If it is too close to another, the approver may ask you to find a new location. Try to avoid places that are over saturated. You might get more people visiting your cache, but you are not showing them anything new. I also think you should pick places you are fimiliar with. But, what do I really know. I only hid 1 cache, only found 34, but found my first cache back in 03/2001
  23. I had read it this morning and was wondering what the nicknames of the cachers were:) Any idea who was involved in the article last week in the Gateway Press papers (Progress and Times Express)?
  24. I have never seen an electronic device state right on it if it was suitable for use during aviation. But I think that something like a GPS could confuse a flight attendant and I can see many not knowing if it would interfere with flight instruments. That being said, no airline should have a problem with you carrying it on, but some may have a problem if you try to use it during flight. EDIT: But if you get the chance try it. It's fun watching the average speed showing up on your screen as 500MPH:)
  25. If the Summit you are talking about is the Garmin eTrex Summit, then you can infact send waypoints to it (you can also retrieve waypoints, tracks and routes from the unit). I got the eTrex Summit just after it came out. It uses the same (Serial) data cable as the other eTrex models. The difference is that the Summit did not come with a data cable where as the newer eTrex seem to. http://www.gps-planet.com/etrexdatacable.html <-- that is the cable you need. Also, if your GPS is that old, I would suggest buying the cable and going to www.garmin.com and downloading and installing the newest firmware updates for the unit. If you just want to download waypoints to your GPS, I suggest using the EasyGPS software. http://www.geocaching.com/waypoints/default.aspx As for Pocket Queries, others have answered the question of what they are, why they are nice, and how to use them.
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