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  1. I've relocated to N Cal, so I have about 10 easy to moderate caches in the Rancho Bernardo area in need of someone to take them over. They are all very close to Rancho Bernardo Rd & Pomerado. If anyone is williong email me at bjonesi@sbcglobal.net.

  2. Anyone know the exact coordinates of where the TV show Wipeout is filmed? I understand it is near a campgound off of Crown Valley Rd in Acton, CA

     

    I've read (but don't have any confirmation on) that it's done at Disney's Golden Oak Ranch

    http://www.billcotter.com/disney/golden.htm

     

    If so, I think this is the field they built the set on:

     

    oops the link didn't work, I'll try again but it's just East of Hwy 14 on the North side of Placerita Canyon.

  3. I've had my friend's hand me down GPSr for two weeks and gotten about 30 easy caches. Which only leaves locally the dozen plus caches around Twin Peaks. Is there one reasonable course that hits them all or do they need to be reached from 2 or 3 different directions? Is it realistic to try to get them at the same time? Any suggestions welcome. Also would the caches out by Lake Poway/Ramona be easier?

  4. I'm surprised there's been no discussion of the SD gimmick rallye last weekend here. What did people think? I enjoyed it, but there were things I'd like to see done differently next time.

    I have a half finished (A-B style) gimmick rallye that runs from Escondido to Poway, I'm willing to finish if there was interest. Are 3 or 4 geocaches enough? Are they neeeded at all? Would people be interested in a photo page? (Find the location the 4 photos were taken and give a GPS reading for score.) Is a restaurant finish alright? What's a good date about two months from now to schedule it? Anyone interested in helping?

  5. At the risk of being off topic, (if that's possible here lately;-) I thought

    I would let people know about an event next Sunday.

     

    If you like Puzzle caches or Multi caches, or Multis that are really

    Puzzles, you'll probably like gimmick car rallyes.

     

    Don't know many details on this one, but you usually have an hour

    to read the instructions, about 3-4 hours on route and they usually

    finish at a restraurant. The cost wasn't on the flyer but it's probably

    $10-20 per car load.

     

    I plan on competing but don't know yet if I have a navigator or not.

     

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    What: San Diego Region PCA presents "THE ASPHALT JUNGLE"

    a gimmick (probably Question-Answer style) car rallye.

     

    When: Sunday, Mar 25th, 9:00-10:00 am

     

    Where: Start location: San Diego Zoo parking lot.

     

    More Information:

    Rallyemaster: ALYSON M. KELLY (858) 488-3697

    Email: alykelly@juno.com

    web site: http://www.pcasdr.org

     

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  6. I need Snakes and Ladders but will be in Temecula this weekend.

    Hmmm...it sounds like maybe picking a holiday weekend was not such a good idea -- at least if one's goal was to put together a group for Snakes and Ladders.

     

    Would it be better for folks if I put it off until the following weekend?

     

    I could probably do next saturday, if you postpone.

     

    TrailGators, could you use any company for "This and That" this Sat?

     

    Bill

     

    P.S. It looks like I'm in this sport enough to finally get a GPSr. I'm sort of looking at Garmin etrex Legend and Magellan eXplorist 300. I've used my frield's Legend, I'm not thrilled with the small display or rubberband button cover, but could live with it I guess. Anything about the Magellan I should know about? Any good sources for cheap units, other than take your chances with Ebay?

    Sure but I was hoping to be there when James was doing Snakes and Ladders. :unsure: Let's see what shakes out with that. If James delays then I may go over to Daley Ranch to replace my missing puzzle cache and find some new ones that have shown up over there....

     

    So your interest was primarily to kibitz? ;-)

  7. I need Snakes and Ladders but will be in Temecula this weekend.

    Hmmm...it sounds like maybe picking a holiday weekend was not such a good idea -- at least if one's goal was to put together a group for Snakes and Ladders.

     

    Would it be better for folks if I put it off until the following weekend?

     

    I could probably do next saturday, if you postpone.

     

    TrailGators, could you use any company for "This and That" this Sat?

     

    Bill

     

    P.S. It looks like I'm in this sport enough to finally get a GPSr. I'm sort of looking at Garmin etrex Legend and Magellan eXplorist 300. I've used my frield's Legend, I'm not thrilled with the small display or rubberband button cover, but could live with it I guess. Anything about the Magellan I should know about? Any good sources for cheap units, other than take your chances with Ebay?

  8. Anyone up for a game of Snakes and Ladders?

     

    Dan-Oh reenabled it recently and it's on my "to-do" list. I'm planning on attempting it sometime next weekend. I'm told that it best done with a small group so if there's anyone who wants to join in the fun, please let me know.

     

    I would be interested in doing it on Saturday. (Sunday is the biggest race of the year ;-)

  9. Tonight, at 8:00, a group of us are making an assault on 'Kiss of Midnight'.

    If you would like to go, please e-mail us and let us know who's going, and further

    instructions will be sent to you. Important that we know exactly who will be going,

    so the adventure can proceed. :blink:

    The Splashes :blink::o

     

    That was really fun last night. Thanks again for arranging it, and to DAK Girls for creating the cache.

  10. Tonight, at 8:00, a group of us are making an assault on 'Kiss of Midnight'.

    If you would like to go, please e-mail us and let us know who's going, and further

    instructions will be sent to you. Important that we know exactly who will be going,

    so the adventure can proceed. :wub:

    The Splashes :D:ph34r:

     

    Email sent.

  11. I see a lot of SD and IE Geocacher groups, but none near me :laughing: I'm in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA... is there anyone close enough to meet up on week nights or weekends for some hunting? Here is my myspace too: http://www.myspace.com/sistasage

     

    I haven't actually gone geocaching yet, but I have done all my homework :laughing:

     

    Those folks to the north usually hang out here: http://www.socalgeocachers.com/

     

    Good luck,

     

    D!

     

    Is there a reason why there's almost no SD activity at http://www.socalgeocachers.com/ where there's a specific SD category, and instead everyone's on this forum where its a broad US W/SW category?

     

    Bill

  12. I tuck a just-in-case set of NiMH batteries into the watch-pocket of my jeans. Just for the record, how many of you know what a "watch-pocket" is? Come to think of it how many of you know what a "watch" is nowadays?

     

    Harmon

     

    It's really a "pocket-watch watch-pocket" but I think most catalogs refer to it as a coin pocket now. I have Minerva decimal-minute stop watch which is the perfect size for the pocket, but I would never carry it there. It's probably also the only analog clock I own anymore, and I have to stop and think when someone says clockwise.

     

    Bill

  13. >Go ahead and send out the search teams, but, ya'll gonna die!

     

    What is it I'm missing regarding 'Navajo Adventure'? I've looked at Google Earth and it's only about 100' from people's backyards in both directions. Looks like there's a little altitude change but nothing requiring repelling gear.

     

    Bill

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