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  1. Agreed. OTOH, I still put the "ue" in "catalogue"
  2. What's with everyone wanting to use latin? It's a dead language because it's hard to speak. Ever say something to a friend in latin? they look at you like you're a raving lunatic. and it flows about as well as molasses in December. oh, back on topic: I think the simple: Geocachers do it in the woods! works well, but nowadays I think it might have to be "Geocachers do it in parking lots" What's that in latin? You want a language that is hard to speak and flows poorly, try ancient Greek, where the "p" in "psyche" actually is pronounced. "Geocachers do it in parking lots" Geocachores agunt in stationibus vehiculorum. (Too lazy to work out "those who hide boxes for the purpose of being found)
  3. I've seen these in places with no possibility of electrical service (i.e. 'way, 'way out in the woods).
  4. I've never been stopped, which I attribute to being a middle-aged female. People never suspect anyone who looks like their mother. So, dress in drag and wear a gray wig and you're safe <g>
  5. A tunnel cache in Kentucky: An abandoned railroad tunnel: Salamander
  6. New Smyrna Beach by Christmas 2002, was released 8/26/2002 in Lexington, Ky. It made it to NSB on Dec. 17, 2004. The TB sat idle for months (longest time 4/19/2003 to 2/8/2004 in the possession of a cacher). It almost reached its goal on 10/24/2004, but made a detour to Wisconsin--I'm assuming via a cacher who was on vacation and forgot to drop off the bug before going back home. Now that it's back, I'll give it a new goal and release it soon. If you're interested: NSB by Christmas 2002
  7. quote:Originally posted by Mark 42: When you stop listening to and trying to please your customers, the end has begun. OTOH, when your customers demand that you add services that you can't afford to provide at the price those customers are willing to pay, it's folly to try to please those customers. We have some customers who would like us to install our product for them; this would require the purchase of expensive equipment, extra insurance, a complete remodeling of our shop, and the hiring of trained personnel. I listen to these people, but I don't try to please them; instead, I recommend qualified installers. The trick is to find what pleases the customers whose business you want to keep and then do it well enough to keep them. -- wcgreen Wendy Chatley Green
  8. quote:Originally posted by mtn-man:Way to go JoGPS!!!!! I second that--congratulations! You are an inspiration (granted, a devious one.) -- wcgreen Wendy Chatley Green
  9. I use Latin. Sometimes, the name describes the location ("Pons" is hidden on a bridge); other times, it describes the cache. "Fustis" is the Latin word for stick, which is what the cache looks like. -- wcgreen Wendy Chatley Green
  10. quote:Originally posted by MTU_Cache_Spot: quote:Originally posted by pdxmarathonman:If you didn't sign the logbook it's a DNF Ahh...so if it's a micro without a log, or a smallish cache without a pen/pencil (and you didn't happen to bring one), then what? Just post a note? Prick your finger and write in blood? Yes, or you could use a small twig and some mud, although clay is more permanent. -- wcgreen Wendy Chatley Green
  11. quote:Originally posted by Poindexter: Utah's Red Mountain Spa (http://www.redmountainspa.com ; $50 per person) offers five-hour introductory classes. Markwelling this thread in which a Vermont resort employee asked whether lessons would be feasible -- wcgreen Wendy Chatley Green
  12. quote:Originally posted by Sissy-n-CR:It doesn't have to be hard. It's more of the adventure getting there or just the fact it's a way to get out of the house and have a little fun. I don't think people like "needle in a haystack" type of difficulty, but appreciate a clever hide. I have a "needle in a hystack" cache: Fustis Yes, it frustrates cachers. On the other hand, the description does warn them and, once it is found, the find gives a thrill of accomplishment not gained from an easy dash-and-cache. The logs bear this out. I think it's more fun to devise a challenging hide than an easy one. Other cachers prefer easy hides. It takes all kinds to feed the geocaching need. -- wcgreen Wendy Chatley Green
  13. quote:Originally posted by AltDotAir:We did a cache this weekend which was kind of clever but seemed VERY dangerous to us. The cache is an Altoids box hanging by a string from a cattle guard....in the middle of a road! The box is well camouflaged (if it hadn't been for leaves in the cattle guard I wouldn't've spotted it.) It's a rural road, but an active one. A dozen or more cars passed during the time we were searching. To repeat: this isn't a cattleguard over a trail, or a turnoff. It's a road with a county number that's on an official historic road loop. What to do, what to do? How about posting a link to that cache? Could it be this one: Con Yada View -- wcgreen Wendy Chatley Green
  14. quote:Originally posted by Gloom:I wonder if I could get one of these scramblers and make a cache out of it? Imagine trying to get your GPS to lead you to a scrambler... Wouldn't this be an anti-cache? -- wcgreen Wendy Chatley Green
  15. Since packs, flashlights, PDAs, trekking poles, etc. have been mentioned, let me add "my dog" to the list. She provides a good excuse for hanging around a site, bending over, staring at the ground, looking into odd spots, and so on. I also cache with my husband, but people wonder about a couple in the woods more than they do a couple with a dog. quote:Originally posted by Prime Suspect:I would have to say the extendable inspection mirror I picked up at Elliott's Hardware (a local legend - if they don't sell it, you don't need it). Elliot's Hardware is tremendous and I miss it very much. I'm adding a mirror to my "must get" list. -- wcgreen Wendy Chatley Green
  16. Right this minute, my pack holds: A TB (Hop Along--heading for FL this weekend with us) A Ziploc bag containing a roll of toilet paper w/o cardboard tube A Boy Scout knife A Suunto orienteering compass Two tampons (not used) A glasses strap Two geocaching cards (Li'l Bears, Hoy) Team Tired Feet's laminated decription card A flashlight Emergency hooded poncho The rubber tips for my trekking poles Ticket stubs from the Great Smoky Mtn Railroad excursion trip we took last month Printed cache sheet with corrected coordinates for my Fustis cache (which I just threw away) Spare Ziploc bag Geocaching is Fun pen Halls Fruit Breezers sample from Delta Airlines Hankerchief 3" Ace bandage Repel insect block (19% DEET) Ziploc bag of bandages and gauze Trade items: cat magnet dog magnet KY shot glass ice cream scoop in packaging 7" Roughneck pry bar small Ice-Pak -- wcgreen Wendy Chatley Green
  17. quote:Originally posted by the white diamond pirates:to everyone who showed - and thanks for all the thanks, guys =) Thanks for organizing it (and for not working at McDonald's). We had a great time. quote:i think papa bear and i (and any of my crew that i can drag along...) are going to tackle 'tool' on wed after the lord of the rings =). wish us luck! Good luck--you'll need it. -- wcgreen Wendy Chatley Green
  18. quote:Originally posted by Team Tired Feet:Thanks for planning and hosting the first lunch 'neko! We had a fabulous time meeting everyone, especially that CRAZY Papa Bear, and KyTrex and Mrs. Trex. We're wondering why everyone went to find the STICK and the TOOLS, when there were great caches at River Hill and Belleau Woods? Because I was at Veterans Park. Everyone was hoping that I'd give away Fustis' location so they could find it easily. They were wrong. quote:p.s. Since the newbies won the privilege of putting out the Luncheon Cache, any suggestions where it could go? Yes. If you don't want them publicly, e-mail me. -- wcgreen Wendy Chatley Green
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    quote:Originally posted by wes&jen:Thanks for all the links Leprechauns, I don't have time to read them all do you mind just ranking them for me Seriously I did scan the provided links but did not see where the geocaching.com owner(s) addressed the issue. I will assume that it is hard to program or they just think it is a bad idea and we will never get ranking. You might try a search on the admins' names (Jeremy, Eric, et al.) and words pertaining to ranking/rating before you assume. New Topic--Rating Caches Your unwillingness to check should not be an excuse to put words into another's mouth if that person did not say them. -- wcgreen Wendy Chatley Green
  20. I found it on a midnight clear That glorious box of tin hid carefully under some piled rocks with all its treasures within. Peace to the hider--goodwill, too from me, who found its site. My GPS points right at it, the cache lit by flashlight. -- wcgreen Wendy Chatley Green
  21. quote:Originally posted by sbell111: quote:Originally posted by wcgreen:So did I. Are you also from Hamburg? Eden, actually. My family left western New York for Florida in the mid-1960s. My last Eden Corn Festival featured two tornados that caused everyone to high-tail it for the school building. Turned out that we'd seen waterspouts on the lake.... -- wcgreen Wendy Chatley Green
  22. quote:Originally posted by ClayJar: quote:Originally posted by Sissy-n-CR:Which reminds me, what about _no gas powered boats_? There are places where you can use a canoe or electric powered boats, but not gas powered due to it being a drinking water reservor or sensitive area. this could be a subset of Hydrocache, but lets people know not to bring a bassboat or PWC. No. When people see that it's a hydrocache, they simply read the description and if it's no motors, the description will say it. At the risk of being the only person who doesn't want the entire WWW mirrored in the cache descriptions/attributes, I'll jump in. If I have a special desire (pet-free parks, caches equipped with litter boxes, caches near places serving draught beer, et al.), it should be up to me to do that research. Jeremy and the cache hiders cannot divine all the wants/needs/desires of everyone who might someday seek a cache. Pick the five or ten most demanded attributes and leave it at those. Anyone (including me) who wants something beyond those selected can do a Web search, make a phone call, ask in the forums, or find out in some other way. State clearly that, if the info is not included, no warranty is made as to yes, it's present/no, it's not. Call me grumpy, but I don't want my caches spoon-fed to me. -- wcgreen Wendy Chatley Green
  23. quote:Originally posted by umc:hey, cool. Can you get WSJ online? I would like to check it out. Will do a search on google. The article is at: Follow the Money I don't know if it's accessible without an account (I have one, so I can't tell), The specific reference is: "Geocaching (www.geocaching.com) "How it works: A high-tech treasure hunt. Little treasure boxes (called caches) containing anything from trinkets to books to DVDs are put somewhere in the world and the latitude and longitude figures are entered on the Geocaching site. People use their global-positioning system (GPS) units to find the caches, take some treasure and put in some of their own for the next person to find. For those interested in tracking the goodies they leave behind, "travel bugs," or electronic dog tags, can be purchased at the site for around $6 and attached to an object in a cache. If you don't have a GPS unit, you can try a non-tech version of the game that just relies on clues and navigational skills, Letterboxing North America (located at www.letterboxing.org). Copyright © 2002 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved" The article itself explains the "Where's George" process and mentions other ways/sites for tracking items: bookcrossing.com, phototag.com, and 1000journal.com. I think geocaching made the article thanks to Travel Bugs. -- wcgreen Wendy Chatley Green
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