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  1. Anyone know why demon666 is picking up all of his caches on the hill off of proctor valley road?

     

     

    :lol: Not just those..he removed or disabled ALL his caches in the South Bay! What's up with that? Didn't you guys make him feel welcome down there? Bummer...

    There's a note on one or more of his disabled caches. Don't know the details.

     

    I sent him an e-mail asking hin to reconsider when I saw they were disabled but now most of them have been archived.

    ?????????

     

    :D

    I actually went out to find the new ones off Proctor Valley Rd. this morning and after I couldn't find the first one called Jack and he informed me they had been archived and he had picked them up. Evidently someone complained or offered too much criticism and he got tired of it. I sent him a note asking him to reconsider. I think we need to be careful of being critical of others caches and particularly newbees. :lol:

  2. ...But from what we saw in the volunteer's newsletter, and confirmed by a volunteer that caches, the practice is endorsed by the Park staff. Is it presumptious to believe the Park staff has the authority to stop said action and/or have the containers turned over to the Park staff for them to make the containers available for it's owners to pick them up?

     

    Generally that's the law when it comes to abandoned property. Caches are not abandoned but that particular law is broad enough to cover caches in most jurisdictions. Litter is the wrong law (again the specific wording for this jurisdiction is key, but in general caches don't fit most litter laws) based on discussions with an Assistant US District Attorney that I've had on another matter related to caching.

     

    Just as there is no higher purpose for caches to annoy park staff over the issue, there is no higher purpose to park staff annoying their caching public.

     

    I'm curious why Renegade Knight and Team Cotati who I assume live in Idaho and Northern California have become experts on ABDSP? I guess I'ts their right to use the forums, but this is more of a local issue for cachers who use the Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Would you two please explain this for me.

  3. As of 20:10 12/22/07 we have completed all active Traditional caches in our 10 mile radius! We knew we were close yesterday so Mr. Kwver completed a few caches in the Southbay....Today was the day! We woke up early and returned to Sweetwater Resevoir to get a Lostguy and Bradybunch boys cache...Then it was off to a puzzle cache to complete another goal of 200 puzzles by the end of the year! We finished up the last Sweetwater Resevoir cache and headed over to Lake Murray to get 2 more...We called Jodi and she let us know that another cache had just posted and she thought that it may be within our 10 mile radius. I didn't think it was so I gave it a 50% try and had to drive back to Grossmont Center from Chula Vista to reach our goal. I called Mrs. Kwver with shouts of joy!!! As she began to post our victory she noticed that another cache had just posted 1.8 miles from home called "Kwvers Tea Party!" Fortunately Tombmaker was there and made the find...Two more caches were then posted and I had to go home to get a second wind. We sat around kinda defeated knowing that the two remaining caches were by Unknown2You...We went for it anyway and now have the goal complete...Just had to make it official...now if we could only catch up with J&J!![:mad:]

     

    Congrats!!

    I better hide some more...:-)) :mad::P:P

     

    Now I know why you were in such a hurry to find the new one at Las Palmas Park. You know this is a never ending quest. Congrats. also. Chuck

  4. Almost forgot - Congrats to LLOT for solving his 400th puzzle cache...

    Now solve the rest of the series!!! :drama:

     

    Congrats to everybody else who recently reached milestones!!!

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    :drama: CONGRATS TO ALL THE ABOVE AND TO TANNER-SCOUT, TONY AND TANNER FOR VERY QUICKLY GETTING TO 400 CACHES!!! :drama::drama:

  5. For everyones info:

     

    FATTBOY is going in tommorrow to get a pace maker installed he'll be in the hospital for two days

     

    Send him your best at FATTBOY if the link doesn't work his Email address is fatboystoy@hotmail.com

     

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    Thanks Skillet. If you talk to him or see him, tell him his caching family is wishing him the best. If he needs anything he can just let us know. r. JnJ

    I received a return email right away. He said that he would take my advice and ask for a pacemaker with GPS capability.

     

    Goldilocks of Baldy & Goldilocks has had a pacemaker for years now and gets along grand with it.

     

    ;) Sent Bob a note and received a nice reply.

     

    :ph34r: Also, my wife was reading her Woman's World magazine and told me there was something very familiar about a story in it. The whole story was about how a young man who sent his mother out to the cemetary to find a GPS cache and how he also sent his teacher there too.

    It was labeled Romantic Fiction. It's interesting how geocaching is catching on. For you gals it's in Woman's World, January 14th. It's one of the magazines they sell at the checkout counter.

  6. Whether or not we ever get the cache placement privilege back, we should still all be good stewards and abide by these rules and regulations. You can find more complete information at the following link.

    -GD

     

    I am going to sound a little bitter, but what causes more damage to the park, people or dogs? I try to follow the rules wherever I go and I haven't been out to ABDSP but give me a break. My dog has never dumped garbage(specifically beers cans and bottles), never carved his name in anything, never purposely tried to run over an animal on the road, taken his vehicle offroading(don't think this bad but using it as an example), never stolen from or damaged archaeological sites, never dug up an archaelogical site(legally or not), etc. All these do more damage than anything my dog could do, but dogs are banned? Give me a break. And yes I do carry out my dogs feces whenever possible, which is more than most backcountry backpackers do.

     

    Just me spouting. No need for a response.

    Agree, there has always been a balancing act between use and preservation. Those tradeoffs are reflected in the historically different approaches of the National Park Service and the National Forest Service and the BLM as well as the State Parks.

     

    We're definitely not anti-dog. The majority of owners we know are very responsible regard to canine and human etiquette. Just pointing out the rules that apply to ABDSP to some who may not be aware of them. The recent logs that triggered the forum post specifically mentioned opportunities to chase animals. Whether or not the posts were done tongue in cheek (or jowl), it is not the kind of activity we want to promote in conjunction with geocaching.

     

    Thanks for listening.

    -GD

     

    Being a volunteer at Rancho Cuyamaca State Park gives me an insight to what Gecko Dad is saying. In that park dogs are only allowed in the campgrounds and on any paved road or path. They are not allowed on trails or in any wilderness area. Why? There are a variety of wild animals in the parks. When dogs mark their territory by peeing this upsets them and their natural habits. Dogs also chase wild animals at times, bark and do a variety of things that upset the natural animals. Also, we have cougars roaming the parks, yes, they're in Borrego and Cuyamaca both. If a dog is wandering the park or even on a leash, which they have to be at all times, they can still be attacked and eaten. We meet people on the trails who are letting their dogs run free. This can result in a costly ticket to an owner if the rangers so decide. I know how Warmouse feels as I had a dog who I liked to take hiking. But, please observe the park rules. Flaunting them can only make it that much harder for we geocachers to be accepted in the parks. CB

  7. B)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Chuck B @ Dec 30 2007, 10:35 PM) 3229057[/snapback]</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->

    Just saw the news about the new ABDSP policy. We are presently out of town and not able to retrieve the containers for a few weeks. At least one of them, a puzzle cache near Culp Valley, may already have been confiscated since the ammo box has been reported missing.

     

    I went ahead and archived all Team Gecko caches (and those we adopted, such as Dos Hombres) that fall within the Park boundaries. They will all be removed at the earliest opportunity.

    One advantage of archiving caches is that the ADSP people won't be able to get the coordinates for them. Unless they've already run PQs on the whole place, the cache effectively "vanishes" until you have time to run out and pick it up.

    My thought is this that if you pick up a cache don't archive it and let it drive the rangers nuts looking all over the desert for it. They probably have lists already because I talked to one of the rangers I know who told me some time ago that Jorgenson had been sending them out to get caches. This isn't something new and I told someone about it at the last campout. You won't be able to change his mind either as he is a naturelist and hates caching with a vengence. I've known this for some time as I heard it from people at Cuyamaca. If you write to complain, send your letters to the higher ups in Sacramento.
    Chuck, how long has this guy been around? If they have been picking up caches since October why haven't we heard anything about it until recently? It's funny how we can pick up two truckloads of trash off the same two mile stretch of highway every six months and yet we are the problem... :blink:

     

    I agree with the last part of what you said. Maybe we should move our CITO to a place out of the park and let Jorgensen know why we did that. He has been superindendent of Borrego for at least two or three years. He has been employed there for a number of years though. I think mainly as a nature specialist. Also I forgot to mention that the new superintendent at Cuyamaca was the superintendent at the Off Road Park at Ocotillo Wells. She is favorable to geocaching and evidently has been in her part of the desert. So,

    cachers who have caches hidden in the off road part probably do not need to remove those caches.

    Any cachers putting caches at Cuyamaca still need them okayed by the park. Maybe Borrego should set up something like that or like SDRP. If you plan on putting caches at Cuyamaca, make sure they're okayed by the park staff before putting them there. There are currently three that are okayed there.

    In Borrego, since I heard from a source in the desert, they have been directed to pick up caches for about a year and a half to two years. I was told that one of the ones was at one of the palm groves located between S22 and Highway 78, another was in Culp Valley.

  8. :o--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Chuck B @ Dec 30 2007, 10:35 PM) 3229057[/snapback]</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->

    Just saw the news about the new ABDSP policy. We are presently out of town and not able to retrieve the containers for a few weeks. At least one of them, a puzzle cache near Culp Valley, may already have been confiscated since the ammo box has been reported missing.

     

    I went ahead and archived all Team Gecko caches (and those we adopted, such as Dos Hombres) that fall within the Park boundaries. They will all be removed at the earliest opportunity.

    One advantage of archiving caches is that the ADSP people won't be able to get the coordinates for them. Unless they've already run PQs on the whole place, the cache effectively "vanishes" until you have time to run out and pick it up.

    My thought is this that if you pick up a cache don't archive it and let it drive the rangers nuts looking all over the desert for it. They probably have lists already because I talked to one of the rangers I know who told me some time ago that Jorgenson had been sending them out to get caches. This isn't something new and I told someone about it at the last campout. You won't be able to change his mind either as he is a naturelist and hates caching with a vengence. I've known this for some time as I heard it from people at Cuyamaca. If you write to complain, send your letters to the higher ups in Sacramento.
    Chuck, how long has this guy been around? If they have been picking up caches since October why haven't we heard anything about it until recently? It's funny how we can pick up two truckloads of trash off the same two mile stretch of highway every six months and yet we are the problem... :anibad:

  9. Just saw the news about the new ABDSP policy. We are presently out of town and not able to retrieve the containers for a few weeks. At least one of them, a puzzle cache near Culp Valley, may already have been confiscated since the ammo box has been reported missing.

     

    I went ahead and archived all Team Gecko caches (and those we adopted, such as Dos Hombres) that fall within the Park boundaries. They will all be removed at the earliest opportunity.

    One advantage of archiving caches is that the ADSP people won't be able to get the coordinates for them. Unless they've already run PQs on the whole place, the cache effectively "vanishes" until you have time to run out and pick it up.

     

    My thought is this that if you pick up a cache don't archive it and let it drive the rangers nuts looking all over the desert for it. They probably have lists already because I talked to one of the rangers I know who told me some time ago that Jorgenson had been sending them out to get caches. This isn't something new and I told someone about it at the last campout. You won't be able to change his mind either as he is a naturelist and hates caching with a vengence. I've known this for some time as I heard it from people at Cuyamaca. If you write to complain, send your letters to the higher ups in Sacramento.

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    QUOTE(Chuck B @ Oct 31 2007, 03:56 PM) 3139674[/snapback]

    Say, here's a question for y'all ... wouldn't it be proper for me to score all of those

    burnt-out Sweetwater Reservoir caches that I actually intended to score but never

    got around to, you know, now that they are mostly burnt out and I'm a sweet old

    man and need all the help I can get to keep up with local whipper-snapper Geo-

    cachers that have a physical advantage on me being married to an ex-nun and

    all and can't stand eating fish or cheating at Geocaching? What say?

    Great minds think alike... I was once up to a 19-mile radius before the likes of J&J, Chuy!, BBB and Lostguy started going wild in them thar hills...

     

     

    :) It really broke my heart to have to disable all those caches in Sweetwater. It brought back all the memories of the fun we had placing them and making "Lostguy" climb another hill after another hill..not to mention the miles and miles we had Cegrube and BBB Dad running. Time will tell if we're allowed back. I'm glad John is amassing ammo cans in Fallon...we'll need them.

    Lostguy reported my German butter dishe survived the fire on Sweetwater. The camo tape and plastic insert did not, but the container did :D .

     

    I went up to the burn area today just above Eastlake to see what had happened to a couple of my caches.

    I suspected that if they were in the burn area they were toast. One of them was #6 of the powerline series. I started walking up through the burned area from the large power pole. Everything had been really burned and scorched. I didn't hold out much hope for this cache. When I got to the area where the cache had been I looked around, but didn't see much except burned grass and plants. I was just about to leave when out of the corner of my eye I saw something blue. You who have found this one will remember I hid an M&M container in an old blue platic oil can. I picked up the blue object and it was the oil container, not burned at all. I looked in it, but no M&M. I decided to look a little further and lo and behold, quite near was the M&M container. I checked it out and it wasn't even touched by the fire. Go figure. Everything else was really burned. I guess it was a miracle or something. The area up on top of the hill where my Auld View cache is was not burned.

    I checked on the area where the Flats cache was, but no luck. Sorry John and Jodi.

     

    :):)

  11. Say, here's a question for y'all ... wouldn't it be proper for me to score all of those

    burnt-out Sweetwater Reservoir caches that I actually intended to score but never

    got around to, you know, now that they are mostly burnt out and I'm a sweet old

    man and need all the help I can get to keep up with local whipper-snapper Geo-

    cachers that have a physical advantage on me being married to an ex-nun and

    all and can't stand eating fish or cheating at Geocaching? What say?

    Great minds think alike... I was once up to a 19-mile radius before the likes of J&J, Chuy!, BBB and Lostguy started going wild in them thar hills...

     

     

    :) It really broke my heart to have to disable all those caches in Sweetwater. It brought back all the memories of the fun we had placing them and making "Lostguy" climb another hill after another hill..not to mention the miles and miles we had Cegrube and BBB Dad running. Time will tell if we're allowed back. I'm glad John is amassing ammo cans in Fallon...we'll need them.

    Lostguy reported my German butter dishe survived the fire on Sweetwater. The camo tape and plastic insert did not, but the container did :) .

  12. A hugh Congratulations and I hope alot of graphics to Chuck B who just recently reached 2000 finds!
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    :)Way to Go Chuck B! are you still hand inputting the coords? :D

    Thanks for noticing. Yes I still hand load now in my 60csx. I'm still waiting for Garmin to do something for Apple computer

    owners.

     

    ;):yikes: WOW!! Congrats Chuck!!!!! :sad:;)

     

    We knew we placed that cache for a reason!!

    Keep on cachin!

     

    The Splashes :D:D

  13. Here we go again

     

    I Stopped by my Cache, I Hate Rocks ,today to replace it, S2 and 78. A Ranger pulls up and says are you Geocaching, he had seen others looking in this spot. I go up to the road and explain that I was replacing a Cache. He says did you know Caches are illegal in ABDSP but this one should be OK because of the right-away of the highway. I explain to him we have guidelines we follow for Caches in ABDSP. He wants to know the guidelines and who approved them. Tried to explain them the best I could and didn't know who approved them. Told him about the Blair Valley Campout and the visit by the Ranger. He wanted a name (jerk). He said a couple of weeks ago in Blair Valley some hikers found an unpainted ammo can and called the Rangers. It was near where that nude guy lived. It was a Cache and they removed it. I told him go to the web site and E-mail Marco Ramis for the guidelines and more info. As far as he is concerned Caches are litter and he will remove any he finds. (JERK) I asked him if the web site for ABDSP said anything about Caches and he didn't know.

     

    RANGER BOB is a JERK

    There's always one in the bunch. :cool: The ranger we met at the event was very cool. ;) Anyhow, I wonder what he would have said if you had asked him where it says that caches are illegal in ABDSP. I can't find anything on their website....

    You weren't even in the park so cache on people.

    There was a difference between the ranger that visited the campout and ABDSP rangers. The ranger that visited us was on lone from Lake Paris and working for the Ocotillo Wells Off Road Park. Administered a little different than the rest of ABDSP. The superintendant of ABDSP hates caches and is the one who tells the rangers to destroy them. I happen to know one of them and they are usually nice guys, but are just following orders.

    B)B)

  14. Alrighty, Horsethief it is. I picked some off today in the area - the two towards the ghost horse corral.

     

    There are five in Horsethief I need plus the two by Miragee across Lyons due west of the staging area. And tnen there are the two by CTYankee up on Gaskill, I don't know if I'll time for them two. These may fun to 4X4; John driving down the FJ? Has he figured out how to NOT bottom out :anicute: .

     

    How about meeting 0600 at the Lake Jennings Park n Ride?

    Where is this area you'll be caching? Is is a 4x4 route?

    :D No, it's closed to vehicles. Hike only. It's on Lyons Valley Road near Lake Barrett Honor Camp.

  15. Posted this in the SD Thread too.

     

    We all know the Fattboy had a bit of a problem in the sand on Saturday. That evening he claimed that he was, in fact, NOT stuck. I have video that proves that he wasn't.

     

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    And a photo.

     

    Jim - W9JIM

     

    Thats a Funny Video I remember pulling Fatboy out of a ditch a few years back also

    Thanks for sharing the video!

    Great Memories

    SlabyFam

    October 26, 2003. I was there with Tim and got a picture of the above event. I'll try to post it.

  16. When I went over to my tent to go to bed the wind was blowing so hard it had moved the tent about two or three feet even though it was tied to my truck by three ropes. It had already broken one pole which we fixed. I decided then I would sleep better in the truck, so took blanket and pillow and slept in the passenger seat with it put all the way down. I also had dropped the tent, so it wouldn't blow away or create more damage. In the morning it had a lot of sand inside. :D

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    Channel 2 it is...but a little birdie told me something about the number 39 today.cake447.gif

    Happy Birthday! :D

     

    Thanks Guys! We had a great time with everyone as short as it was.

     

    TA

    How was the wind last night?

     

    I dont know what the speed was, probably 45/50 mph. Three tents had their polls broken, but ours was ok. I enjoyed it all, but it make sleeping a little crazy!

     

    Been there done that. My son and I once woke up in the desert with our tent laying on top of us because the wind broke both the poles on our tent. At least when they broke, it stopped all the zippers from jingling and the sides from flapping loudly and hitting us so we could finally get to sleep... :D

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    Channel 2 it is...but a little birdie told me something about the number 39 today.cake447.gif

    Happy Birthday! :D

     

    Thanks Guys! We had a great time with everyone as short as it was.

     

    TA

    How was the wind last night?

     

    I dont know what the speed was, probably 45/50 mph. Three tents had their polls broken, but ours was ok. I enjoyed it all, but it make sleeping a little crazy!

     

    Been there done that. My son and I once woke up in the desert with our tent laying on top of us because the wind broke both the poles on our tent. At least when they broke, it stopped all the zippers from jingling and the sides from flapping loudly and hitting us so we could finally get to sleep... :D

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