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  1. The Arkansas Geocachers Association is a great place to get local geocaching news, find Arkansas geocache events, and network with local geocachers in Arkansas. Stop by the forums while you're there and say "Hello!"
  2. We haven't done many of the caches in that area, but my brother-in-law recommended these a few months back: Our Day Out http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...41-a03b5b49e0bc - Regular Ammo box - Nice Boy Scout hiking trail in Burns Park with a great scenic view. Serenity Here http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...88-bc7755f16125 - Easy Micro River Trail Micro http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...18-7053a1ff1650 - Slightly more difficult micro William J. Clinton Presidential Library http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...ad-2d06c82a9844 - Good example of an urban micro. I'll add the following: Tour the Rock http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...4e-efe160dcd120 By the way, it looks like the Krispy Kreme cache has been archived... http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...5b-ce359dad93b7 Hope that there are others that can be of more help than I was...
  3. No real deadline, but I'd like to get it in circulation soon. Seems like the http://www.cacheintrashout.org site is not being updated much at all. Has that site been abandoned?
  4. I'm writing an article about CITO and geocaching for some local media outlets. Thought it would be nice to have some CITO numbers to quote. Does anyone here have the statistics for 2005? (Number of events held worldwide, # of participating countries and states, etc...) The web page at http://www.cacheintrashout.org has not been updated yet...
  5. here's a stab at it This is pretty close to what I had in mind. I'll see what the others think. Thanks for replying!
  6. No, I wasn't doing that. Didn't type anything other than the file name. Just clicked the button on the bottom right.
  7. Yep, it works great if I just copy and paste. I'm using XP (SP2) with the default Windows directories. I double-checked c:\windows\desktop\, and it's there. No trouble at all. Just wanted to let you know... Thanks for providing this to the geocaching community. It's a nice tool to have!
  8. I'm getting an error when I try to save the html file. It says "Run-time error '76': Path not found." Any ideas?
  9. I know this is a long shot, but would anyone here like to take a crack at a logo for the Arkansas Geocachers Association (http://www.ArkGeocaching.org)? Since this will be used for our website and promotional materials, I'd like something original and that doesn't include the geocaching.com colors. Also, the main elements of the design should be recognizable and legible when scaled down to a small size. Any takers?
  10. I use GPXSonar on a Dell Axim, too. Every time I do a hard reset, I lose my Field Notes. Hope someone out there can tell us how to restore Field Notes from an exported .txt file...
  11. Gaddiel

    New Google Maps

    Google lets developers create Web sites, software applications in relation to mapping service. http://ap.thecabin.net/pstories/technology...9/3131250.shtml Will this open things up a bit for us?
  12. I guess I'm not very convincing, because I've told countless people about geocaching and have only managed to convert one person (so far). Practically everyone who knows me knows about geocaching.... If you all would like to share some techniques, it would be much appreciated!
  13. For Microcaches or Virtuals: • GPSr • A couple of extra sets of batteries for the GPSr/camera • printed copy of the cache pages that you have planned to visit • a couple of pens or pencils (to sign the logbook or to leave in those caches that don't have one) • some 35mm film canisters with logbook/stash notes (for on-the-fly micro caches) • digital camera • sunscreen • compass • map of the area • spare change For Traditional Urban Caches, Add the Following: • trade items • extra log book (in case the one in the cache is full) • Ziploc bags For Other (Rural) Caches, Add the Following: • water • snacks (my personal favorite item!) • cell phone • hiking stick (also good for prodding in leaves or brush while looking for the cache.) • small first aid pack (keep it stocked!) • multitool (such as a Leatherman) • small flashlight (one with same size batteries as your GPSr) • safety whistle (one for each person in the party) • lighter and/or waterproof matches and/or monocular • fire starter bricks or balls • large emergency blanket (can also be used for shelter) • large trash bags (for CITO. Can also be used as an emergency poncho or for water collection.) • insect repellent (Deep Woods Off is great. Wipes are also available and would be very convenient.) • bathroom tissue • water purification tablets • Pocket Fisherman!
  14. On our puzzle cache, I just used IrfanView to capture an image of the document (or in this case, the portion of the document) I wanted to use and then posted that picture to the cache page.
  15. http://www.lahontanvalleynews.com/article/.../News/105260011
  16. Exactly. No one likes to be told that their cache is lame (at least I wouldn't). As briansnat so eloquently demonstrated above, if you are writing a log, it's just not nice to point it out. Sometimes silence speaks volumes. That's why I like Markwell's Top Caches idea so much. If my cache is lame, nobody has to say anything to me. But my cache won't be showing up on anybody's Top 10%, either.
  17. Are we talking about etiquitte here, or ethics?
  18. It was great watching Maddie's excitement. That's one of the neatest things that we get our of geocaching. We have a 3-year-old daughter and she gets excited every time she finds one. I get rewarded with "Wow!" and "Look, Daddy, look!!!" and "Open it, open it!!!"... Thanks for catching this excitement on video!
  19. I subscribe to briansnat's philosophy on asking permission. Using this philosopy, and for those caches I feel should have permission, I ALWAYS ask.
  20. We did a multi last weekend where the owner expressly says on the cache page, "you will get credit for three finds when you find this cache". In the spirit of the owner's wishes, we logged three finds. However, some others that have found this one only logged one find...
  21. Nope, just putting out the tentacles... However, I think I've gotten a pretty good sample of opinions. Closing this thread.
  22. I had considered this, as well, until I met Big Black Bertha. When we stepped out of the car, I believe the distance read less than a mile. Three hours later, we finally made it back to the car. Even though we knew the terrain rating was high, and it was a straight shot to the cache, it still would have been nice to have had at least SOME idea of T2C for this one... I guess my thinking is that not all caches are on trails, and not all trails are equal, nor do they run in a straight line to the cache. I'd like to see cache pages include T2C info for the average person on an average day walking at an average pace. I realize this is subjective and there will always be outliers. In the example above, if I had known that this would be a three-hour tour, it would have changed my planning considerably for that day. "The weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed. If not for the courage of the fearless crew, the Minnow would be lost."
  23. Again, just so I'm clear, I'm not talking about time to find. I'm talking about time to get to the cache site from your car....
  24. While it's true that this info is included in the terrain rating, it can't be distinguished from the rest of the things that go into that rating. Yes, I'm aware that this would be somewhat subjective...
  25. This also assumes everybody walks, hikes, bikes or even hobbles there at the same time. It's too subjective to personal abilities. True. How about if the description said "walking at a normal pace"? (I know "normal" may be a bit subjective, as well...)
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