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Attila

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  1. Is it possible to see if there are MOC's in my area? I thought I read that they would show on the state map, but the details were N/A. It would be a bummer to find that you were the only member in the area. "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  2. I heard someone say once that Canada could have had it all. American technology, British culture, and French food. Instead, they got American culture, British food, and French technology. "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  3. I have to admit that as soon as I read the word 'habitat' followed closely by 'California', I instictively reached for the 'back' button. But, something made me read the article. Here's my two cents (shiny pennies or corroded copper - you decide). Like it or not, the sport is growing. Public attention is, and will be, getting more wide-spread. It is up to us, the responsible cachers, to show that this is a valid and contributing sport for the masses. Also, to demonstrate that those irresponsible cachers are rogue and not appreciated by the vast majority. My sport of 4-wheeling has been critically (fatally?) damaged by non-caring yahoo's who are only interested in their own desires; and the community (that they benefit so much from) can just deal with it. I would hate to see this sport (sorry - RASH) end up in the same position. It's entirely possible that in the coming years you will need to be registered with the local agency (USFS, BLM, Police), to place and search for caches. You already have to have permits to hike, boat, etc. in the National Parks. Some public areas require you to sign in/out when you visit. It's just a matter of time for geocaching. Next year or 20 years - it's up to us. BTW - the figure of 4000 caches in CA may include 'member only' caches. "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone [This message was edited by Attila on July 30, 2002 at 03:02 PM.]
  4. I have to admit that as soon as I read the word 'habitat' followed closely by 'California', I instictively reached for the 'back' button. But, something made me read the article. Here's my two cents (shiny pennies or corroded copper - you decide). Like it or not, the sport is growing. Public attention is, and will be, getting more wide-spread. It is up to us, the responsible cachers, to show that this is a valid and contributing sport for the masses. Also, to demonstrate that those irresponsible cachers are rogue and not appreciated by the vast majority. My sport of 4-wheeling has been critically (fatally?) damaged by non-caring yahoo's who are only interested in their own desires; and the community (that they benefit so much from) can just deal with it. I would hate to see this sport (sorry - RASH) end up in the same position. It's entirely possible that in the coming years you will need to be registered with the local agency (USFS, BLM, Police), to place and search for caches. You already have to have permits to hike, boat, etc. in the National Parks. Some public areas require you to sign in/out when you visit. It's just a matter of time for geocaching. Next year or 20 years - it's up to us. BTW - the figure of 4000 caches in CA may include 'member only' caches. "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone [This message was edited by Attila on July 30, 2002 at 03:02 PM.]
  5. There are not a lot of caches located near the spa (nearest caches). Some of them require an ATV or hi-clearance vehicle to get close to. In the summer (the peak spa season), temperatures often go above 110*. It's not the most freindly place to cache for beginners. Did I mention rattlesnakes, scorpions, taratulas, gila monsters, etc? Most of the spa's clientele are the type that don't stray far from established trails. All those factors narrow the list of available caches down to a handful. It would definitely be in the spa's best interest to maintain their own caches. Most of them would probably be in Snow Canyon State Park, and I hope they have the permission of the rangers to place them there. If they do decide to use the other caches in the area, it would be nice of them to reciprocate and let the local cachers try to find the spa's private caches. "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  6. That's just up the road from me. Hopefully they don't always hit the closest caches, but spread it around some. "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  7. Well, I've always wanted to hike down there. So, I may just do it to see if the box is still there. It would be a 2-dayer/overnight; permit needed from the Parks Department; and about 50 pounds of flesh to loose before I do it! "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  8. THIS ONE was placed 12/1/00 and has not had a first finder yet. "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  9. I have a Mag 300 (extremely similar to the 310). It's not as accurate as the others (2 decimal places not 3). It seems to be a bit slower also. Still, it has never failed me when finding a cache. I just have to search a little bit larger area. I don't know a whole lot about the etrex, but if it were me, I'd save another $20 and buy the Garmin. "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  10. I have the Maggie 300 (just a couple different features than yours) and it suits me fine. I can get to within 50' of the cache and have only missed 2 (neither one a fault of the GPSr). Keep the 310 and after you've found several caches, then think about if you want to upgrade. Personally, I'm going to, around Christmas, just for the ability to communicate with my PC. "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  11. Have you tried posting this in the regional forums? "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  12. Sad, but true. In my experiance (2 months & 20 caches), most cachers trade down. I started out trading items, but now only do it if my 3-year-old is 'treasure hunting'. Now, if I do leave something, I rarely take anything. I would like to be organized enough that I have several items $3-5 value to place when I cache. "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  13. Sad, but true. In my experiance (2 months & 20 caches), most cachers trade down. I started out trading items, but now only do it if my 3-year-old is 'treasure hunting'. Now, if I do leave something, I rarely take anything. I would like to be organized enough that I have several items $3-5 value to place when I cache. "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  14. Gee, maybe I should have charged for that clever information. OK, EVERYONE SEND ME A DOLLAR! "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  15. Gee, maybe I should have charged for that clever information. OK, EVERYONE SEND ME A DOLLAR! "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  16. If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, you can change the font size on most web-pages. Just hold the Ctrl button and scroll up or down. "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  17. I thought this one in the Grand Canyon was quite remote. There are other caches nearby, but only 2-dimentionally. Placed 12/1/00 and not found yet. "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  18. Look at a topo to visualize what terrain you'll be treking across. Heat - there's little shade and lots of rocks (which store heat). Early morning and late evening are the best times to cache. WATER (bring your own, we don't have any out here ). "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  19. Look at a topo to visualize what terrain you'll be treking across. Heat - there's little shade and lots of rocks (which store heat). Early morning and late evening are the best times to cache. WATER (bring your own, we don't have any out here ). "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  20. It does sound like it is a bit of a problem. They just up and vanish. I too have been thinking of releasing a couple bugs (with very ambitious goals). But, when I look at the cost of the bugs, and then imagine it getting to 1/2 dozen caches before it's gone, I start to have 2nd thoughts. "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  21. It does sound like it is a bit of a problem. They just up and vanish. I too have been thinking of releasing a couple bugs (with very ambitious goals). But, when I look at the cost of the bugs, and then imagine it getting to 1/2 dozen caches before it's gone, I start to have 2nd thoughts. "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  22. If your looking for someplace central, and a fun geographic name, Levan comes to mind. Levan spelled backwards is - navel. And it IS near the center of the state. "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  23. There is a B-52 wreck near my home. The B-52 has the nickname BUFF (Big Ugly Fat Fellow). I was hoping that the fuselage was intact so I could name a cache "In The BUFF". But it's just scattered parts on a very steep hillside. "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  24. "Minimize Your Environmental Impact While Caching... its easy enough to do!" Yes it is - don't do it. Just sit on your couch, and don't do a single thing that might "harm" our 4.5 million year old environment. "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
  25. "Minimize Your Environmental Impact While Caching... its easy enough to do!" Yes it is - don't do it. Just sit on your couch, and don't do a single thing that might "harm" our 4.5 million year old environment. "I've never been lost. However, I did misplace the camp for a few days." - Daniel Boone
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