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  1. Gang, I have a friend that bought a Explorist LE and it came with an offer for a $9.99 promo if he bought the Mapsend Topo 3D. He scratched the screen, and instead of paying the $90 or so to replace the screen, he is thinking about getting another one. BUT he wants to make sure that the $9.99 promo will be available. He's not going to spend $100 for the software on top of the cost of the new GPS. Does anybody know if all of the Explorist LE's come with the $9.99 promo offer? And second, is it possible to register 2 Explorists with the same software code?
  2. Well fortunately, we have a great relationship with the people from the WV State Parks. We've worked out an arrangement that we fill out a simple form to get registered to put a cache in a WV state park. We have to put new stickers on every year, which basically ensures that we maintain the cache. They are very happy with our caches, as it brings more people to the parks. The mayor sounds like a jerk though...
  3. Gang, Am looking between the Quest and Quest 2. Difference in price about $200. The only notable difference that I see is that the 1 has 115 MB memory vs. the 2 coming preloaded with all maps of North America. My question is, what does 115MB get you? There is nothing that you compare the map size vs. memory requirements. So with the Garmin City Select, how much area can you put into the Quest 1 with 115 MB memory? A state? 5 states? Eastern US??? Mike
  4. Check out my top 10 list: http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=4c...b4-088091cc808b
  5. KA, I am the owner of the bug. Well, my 10 year old daughter is, but I have control of her account. We DONT have either tag, so nobody knows what the number is. So let me ask again. Can I as the owner log the tb as in my possession without the code? Thanks, Mike
  6. Gang, My daughter Brookster has her own tb that she picked up from a cache. Unfortunately, the keychain is missing from the bag that it was connected to. I have control of her account. I do not know what the 6 digit/letter code is for the tb, so I can't seem to go through her account to list the tb as in her possession. Can I, as the owner, "pick up" the bug from it's current cache location without the code? If this has been discussed before, feel free to Markwell the topic. The cache owner has contacted me about removing the tb from the cache page. HELP! Mike
  7. Noticed that instep dude has hit the big 300. Congrats! Thanks for your caches (well, most of them). The wifey loves having her own gps. Thanks for helping her get it. Mike
  8. Should keep it as it is. We don't have enough traffic on this page for it to be a problem. If it was a separate page, not many of us would be looking at it. I think it's good for the hobby. You see somebody you know (or even if you don't)on the list and give them kudos. They enjoy the achievement all the more. It generates good will and togetherness. Much better than all that blasting that goes on in the general forum thread.
  9. According to my unofficial stats, Puter has passed me by one. I can't keep up with these Morgantown/Elkins/Morgantown trips, so I'm passing my torch to the new guard. Long live King Puter!
  10. This is great! Thanks, just what I needed! Mike
  11. Thanks! That's great for logging in the field. Is there one with a little more meat? That has the mypage, hide & seek, etc., but without all the pics & bells & whistles? Thanks, Mike
  12. What's the web site for the geocaching web site used for low data transfer for those saving kb on their wireless internet? I figured it would be www.geocaching.com/mobile or /wireless but nogo. Thanks, Mike
  13. From my personal experience. Scenario 1 Mendy and I take 3 kids out to a cache hunt. The youngest is too little to go through briars and wants to play at the playground at the bottom of the hill. I take the two older kids and we find the cache. I sign the log for both her and myself. Why? Because I couldn't have made it to the cache without Mendy watching the youngest child. Scenario 2 The first part of a multi requires crossing a lake to get to an island. I don't own a boat, so I pay $10 for a couple boys fishing to take me over to the island and back. I find the cache and sign the log Scenario 3 The cache is requires professional rock climbing up several hundred feet. They offer guides. I am going to pay somebody to climb up there, lower the ammo box on a rope. I will then sign the log. Why? The description doesn't say I HAVE to climb the rocks. Just my 2 cents
  14. Was at one out remote in woods and read the cache log and it had an entry something like... Was out searching for my grandfathers rifle and stumbled across this box. If anyone finds the rifle, there's a $500 reward (with name and phone number) Guess it had sentimental value...
  15. According to my unofficial statistics, it appears that Puter has passed WVDan as the #2 finder in WV. He has 67 WV finds THIS MONTH, with another weekend left. That IS a record. At this pace, he should pass me before the end of the summer. How does he do it? Where does he find the time? How is he so successful? What GPS does he use? Has he had a near death experience yet? Inquiring minds want to know...
  16. Hey, great job! You've got some wicked hides. Mendy just hit 100. She was thrilled.
  17. Well, the Mrs. just hit her 100th cache at Bertie Wooster. I am so fortunate to have a wife who enjoys this sport almost as much as I do. She always worries that she is getting in my alone time, but I really do enjoy having her go with me. Especially letting her drive while I use the maps to figure out our approach. I think she hit her 100 before I did. And all this before our 3 month wedding anniversary. I told her once she hit a 100 she has to place a cache. Look for a Phideo type micro. Congrats! All my love, Mike
  18. Thanks guys! WVDan really helped me out by pushing me along. I've also needed his help on a few. Tony is right. How could I vacation anywhere but WV? The highlight this next 100 has to be Pinnacle Rocks. 2nd hardest in the state ahead of rapid-cache if you ask me. Thanks again, Mike
  19. Way to go guys! I thought Nashville was just a myth. I can't imagine caches laying in such abundance. Mana from heaven. I don't know how it's going to shake out, but you and Eli are definitely the top 2 prolific WV cachers. Mike
  20. Hey, Congrats! I love your hides. Just been to Mud River park. Hope the next 100 are as much fun Mike
  21. I sent it to my netscape account and it downloaded just fine! Thanks, Mike
  22. Oops, this probably should be in the geocaching.com web site thread folder. Can someone please move it for me? Thanks, Mike
  23. I've tried doing 3 pocket queries today. I get them mailed to my yahoo account, and when I scan and download Yahoo tells me there are viruses attached and won't let me download. Anybody else having this problem? I wasn't having problems until today. Thanks Mike
  24. That's awfully close to this cache: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...2a-8b0b92958adf You may want to post a note on that cache page that they can get 2 for 1. I just came back from my yearly trip to Martinsburg, so sorry I can't help out. Mike
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