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  1. Thanks Markwell! That's just what I needed.
  2. Is there a formula to find the distance between 2 UTM cooridinates?
  3. I can't find any in the stores around here. Who has one they can spare? What size are they?
  4. I know of a cache in my area that no-longer shows on my nearest list, or on the cache map. I guess it has been archived. How can I find it? I've noticed that none of the archived caches can be found. Is there a special place/option/etc. that will display the archived caches?
  5. Is ExpertGPS a better product than Garmin's "Points of Interest" software? The look to be about the same price.
  6. How can I download tracks from my Venture overlaid on a topo map without buying the Garmin software? I have EasyGPS, but it only takes care of waypoints and routes. I also have GPS Trackmaker, but I can't see how to overlay a map onto it. Is there anything else out there? Any tricks to using Trackmaker? TIA.
  7. It gets pretty hot here in the summer, and so I try to drive as close to the cache as possible during lunch excursions. On one particular cache, I thought that I could take my Jeep up a dry wash to about 100 yards from the cache. I wound up getting it buried to the frame in loose sand. There was no place to hook the winch, so I jacked it up and carried every rock within 50 yards to shove under the tires. Once I got going again, I forgot about the cache and hurried back to the office. 2 hour lunch, sandy, sweaty, hot. My boss just shook his head and passed it off as another one of my kooky hobbies.
  8. You're right criminal, it WAS a misunderstanding. But, it didn't have to happen. I didn’t say anything about it being illegal or improperly placed. The owner had every right to place it there and it’s not their fault it got discovered. I just wanted to point out the fact that all of us need to be low-key about snooping around public areas. If not, the police, FBI, Forest Service, et. al. will actively remove ALL caches instead of just the ones they stumble across. (Actually, that sounds like a pretty good job – getting paid to search for caches). I’m sure the SLPD are pretty ticked that they used valuable time/$$$/resources to blow up a worthless box. I would be willing to bet that IF the finder was cautious about being seen (by a security guard), and IF it wasn’t the day before 9/11, and IF the cache was something other than an ammo box, etc, it wouldn’t have made the paper. AND, it would still be a part of this game.
  9. Well, I did delete my note on the page, but it fits the description. I know the area pretty well. It's about 1/3 mile from the address in the article, and there is a sewer plant close by. Salt Lake International Airport is just to the west of the cache - not to mention the Utah Air National Guard base. Perhaps the one confiscated was not listed on this site. If so, it would be easy for the police to ID the person who placed it from his profile here. [This message was edited by Attila on September 11, 2002 at 12:24 PM.]
  10. Just read this article Use your head, hide it well, be discrete!
  11. I've got the same problem. I know Jeremy was saying that feature is a real dog when everyone is using it. Maybe they disabled it to speed up the rest of the site?
  12. WOW!!! I'm right on the average! Married, white, male, 37 years old, 2 kids (3.5 & .75 - that makes 1.5 kids), and I'm a software engineer. Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "You're only young once, but you can be immature forever." "You're NEVER too old to have a happly childhood."
  13. On 21 Aug, I grabbed this bug. The log shows that I can delete my entry. It would then show that youdig placed it on 4 Aug in Just Browsing and then I (Attila) placed in in Travelers Rest on 21 Aug. The pickup from Just Browsing would never show. Just an idea, but I bet that is how it happened.
  14. Given the increased number of cachers today. And assuming that the average find/placed ratio is approx 10/1. That means that the available caches are being hit MUCH more than new caches are placed, and hit rates are increasing. My point. How many cachers are retrieving the container, finding someone else nearby (another cacher?) and taking the container from the area to return it later when the coast is clear? It has to have happened. Even in my sparce section of the world, I have often missed previous cachers by minutes. Just an idea, but it will happen more as caching activity increases.
  15. Considering the climate here lately, I'd say he'd be dehydrated and withered up instead of mossy. That's on my list to hit with my 3-year-old, I'll see if I can reach it soon.
  16. ALERT ALERT! FREELOADER POST. ALERT ALERT! Am I the only one who test-drives a car before buying it? How about trying on clothes? Has anyone else used the "30 days or your $$ back"? I agree about supporting the habit - IF it stays a habit. Wouldn't it be a terrible thing to say "NO PLAY TILL YOU PAY!". Wonder how big geocaching would be if that's how it started? I'm glad the site is letting me borrow some CPU usage to get hooked. I'll become a member when I know I'm here to stay.
  17. Would that explain why the green boxes are not showing on the state maps also? My newest cache is not marked anywhere on the map - as are others new caches I've looked at.
  18. Leave it to someone from Texas to drag it into the gutter. Thanx for your reply Mother Gootz. I can use my wifes magazines also!
  19. 'I don’t believe what I read in the papers. They’re just out there to capture my mind.' – Paul Simon "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  20. It’s always a dilemma what to do with my old magazines. They’re still out on the store shelves (current) and of value, but I'm done reading them. Would it be kosher to put them in a cache as a trade item? (And for you folks who are wired different, I’m talking Natl. Geographic, Sci. American, etc – not girly mags!) "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  21. I'm not a member - yet. I just want to make sure that I won't be the ONLY member in the area. I'd hate to place a MOC and not have anyone know about it. Or, flip side, become a member and not have any MOC's to look for. "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
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