Posts posted by zoltig
Here is a virtual with loads of history.
Weather wise...roll the dice.
The two passes that you will have to cross, Monument and Raton, can be very dangerous in bad weather. If the weather is too bad on the passes, CDOT will close them.
Have plenty of fuel (keep your tank filled over half way), water and glove compartment food. Temperatures this time of year can drop well below 0 degrees and with wind chill can be very brutal. South of Pueblo, there are few places to stop and the traffic will be noticeably lighter than Denver to Pueblo. Roadways are exposed to high winds and blowing snow.
On the other hand if you get good sunny conditions, you will enjoy a very beautiful drive. You will see the Sangre deCristo Mountains.
Can anyone please help me? I have just been introduced to geo-caching in South Africa and, being of adventurous spirit, could not wait to get back to the UK to get out there in search of geo-caches! I have a Garmin Nuvi 1490 GPS, but, no matter what settings I try, I simply cannot get it to do the basic navigation with directions and instructions. I have set the coordinates, changed to pedestrian, etc, but it only shows the 'destination' with no arrow of direction, distance to cache or direction except something like' turn left in High Street' in text. Am I missing something? Someone said I might need to download extra software?? Although I am a 58-year old Granny, I LIVE for hiking and adventure. I took my granddaughter this morning and we found the geocache, but only because I had a good look via Google satellite where it might be.
Please, will someone be so kind to advise?
Thanks soooo much!!
The nuvi 1490 is an automotive GPS. This is basically street type navigation aid and not trail. Also you probably have the Europe and/or UK version and nothing to aid in South Africa.
It's like dejavu all over again.
hello all i am relatively new to geocaching but i wanted to know how and if you guys try and spot a fellow geocacher?
there have allready been several times when i am almost positive i am waiting for a "muggle" to clear out but i get a sense they are a geocacher also.
If you see someone close to the cache approach them and say, "Hello."
If they ignore you or strike up a nice conversation with you, beware of the muggle.
If they take offense and begin to argue vehemently with you, you know that are a cacher. Ask them if they would like to join you in the hunt.
Funny you picked that one. I bagged it 2 years ago!
If you ever get back to Copper you should really give Mise en Place a shot. It was a really fun cache even though it took quite a bit of searching to find.
Looking at the cache page for that, you were the last to find it almost a year ago.
I haven't been skiing for a couple of years now but we were enjoying Steamboat Ski area for several trips. Have you been there? I bagged a virtual there a few years ago.
We would ski for a few days and snowmobile for a day than back to skiing. About every other night we would head to Strawberry Park hot springs. Wayyy better than the pool in town.
Did this one back in 2003 and it is still active.
The snow where the cache is located is probably powder but it is not that far off of the groomed trail.
For me the primary attribute is location. The rest is mostly frosting on the cake.
Location and a healthy dose of adventure.
Did the reviewer told you that they wont published it because its a vacation cache?
Oink! That would be my guess too.
New cacher...all full of excitement and wonder of finding caches and wants to share the joy.
Makes a mistake of placing a cache on vacation with out knowing the consequences.
Mistakes are made and lessons are learned.
Welcome to geocaching EsbenGjetrang. I am sure you will do fine and have fun with this hobby.
I have hidden a Geocache on the Island of Gran Canaria, in the town of Arguineguin. The cache is located at N 27° 45.910 W 015° 41.257
I am looking for someone to help me: in order for me to put the cache on Geocaching.com I need someone to be so kind and help me with maintance of the cache, when I'm absent.
If you would be so kind and reply if you are willing to help, please do so.
Kind Regards from fellow Geocacher
Try contacting Skihasen and see if they can help
If you are taking the southern route into Arizona, look up virtual cache:
142 favorite votes and has been around since 2002.
Here's an email I just received from Westminster, Colorado (I get a quite a few of these) -
"You finally did it! I did'nt (sic) think ANYONE could get my 14 year old son outside away from his PS2!! I drug him along yesterday on a hunt and he is going nuts about getting out and finding more. We visited 3 sites yesterday, looks like we might see another one today. "
That's what I'm talking about ( )
From this early forum post dated 06 August 2001. Who do suppose that was and are they still caching?
The "son" would be 24 by now.
Now that there was some funny stuff. Not to mention I don't know which one he's talking about either.Are you speaking about Seth, or I?
Perhaps you two should attend the OP's school for gifted children. All would, I think, become clear.
I haven't read every post here, so sorry if this is a repeat, but: I don't see Sinise at all.
Take that football helmet off of your head and go look at post #28. It has a picture of Sinise.
(Dinosaurs can be such headaches sometimes )
My thoughts on this. Anyone that feels a need to legally add an exclamation point to their name obviously thinks too highly of himself. He obviously came here looking for more of the praise he's used to, and I think it's pretty funny that a few people set him down a notch for not maintaining his caches.
Are you speaking about Seth, or I?
What do you think?
By the way, I was just kidding up there; purposely taking some reasonable ideas to absurd extremes. But I do think it's worth discussing where to draw the line between legalism and common sense. I'd be interested in hearing how some people would answer any of those objections to specific cache placements. Especially if you've ever had a placement denied (or archived) for any of those reasons.
I think most folks will have already lit their torches and be grabbing for their pitchforks before they read that last paragraph and that you will get very little of the civil discussion you say you want.
Fun thread for angst generation though. Pass the popcorn please.
If you take Geocaching Guidelines as law and also take local/state/federal ordinances into account, 99% or more of all caches should be archived.
Parking lots? Lamp posts and power poles? Street signs? Guard rails? Bus shelters? All are either private property or protected by various "do not tamper" or "no loitering" ordinances. Parks and other "public" lands? All managed and maintained by government agencies who might say yes or might say no to geocaching, but the majority of cache owners don't bother to ask.
If the description page for any cache does't explicitly say "Permission granted for this location by…" and name a person or agency who authorized it, and if reviewers aren't willing or able to check that authorization, Ithe caches should NOT be approved.
I suggest temporarily disabling ALL caches that do not already have this permission info in their description, and if the pages aren't updated and permissions confirmed within 45 days, the caches should not only be archived but even removed from archival viewing. If these leads to a collapse of Geocaching, well, better to be a law abiding citizen than a lawbreaking thrill seeker.
What do you think?
By the way, I was just kidding up there; purposely taking some reasonable ideas to absurd extremes. But I do think it's worth discussing where to draw the line between legalism and common sense. I'd be interested in hearing how some people would answer any of those objections to specific cache placements. Especially if you've ever had a placement denied (or archived) for any of those reasons. In the meantime, I'm gonna go out today and find a few caches placed without proper permission. Hope to crack 500 today.
When geocaching is outlawed...only outlaws will be geocaching.
It is common knowledge that if you ask about it, you are automatically selected.
There is nothing you can do about it now.
Yes and it was a blast back in 2005.
Coco Cay was a Traditional Cache and then found 3 Virtual Caches in Nassau, Bahamas. I took my Etrex Legend for hunting the caches. The 60 series stayed back on the boat.
This is a virtual signing, as we assisted the CO in this, her 1st hide.
What ever it takes to get those numbers up.
It appears that some people that upload pictures to post with their logs, are not even taking the time to make sure they are upright. Why?
I love looking at pictures but I have noticed lately that more and more of them have not been pre-viewed before uploading. This is annoying to me. I would rather the people not post pictures at all than to post something they do not care enough about to even bother turning them for proper viewing.
I was looking at the pictures in some of the challenges and noticed this happening fairly regularly.
So, am I over reacting or does it bother you in the slightest?
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