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  1. Ok, for a new question, describe how the hydraulic liftlocks work.




    Guess that's somewhat implied.....beyond that though, what allows the chambers to raise/lower, or how is it powered?



  2. We're amending the timings and meeting location for the event. I will update it tonight.


    For now, the event will end at 1300hrs, and the meeting location will be the trailhead waypoint.

  3. Only 12 days left until the event. We have approximately 25 people attending so far with a potential for many more. The last trip to the park confirmed that the area is in dire need of a cleaning.


    This will not be the last CITO that COG hosts in this park. We have adopted it for the year and intend to hold at least one more before next winter.

  4. Hi, I'm new to this and found out about power caching. Where would I go to find other cachers in my area to do these with? I'm in Waterloo Ontario Canada. I've been to the Ontario cachers web site, but could not find local groups. Do these exist? Where can I go?




    I know there is a fairly new cacher in Kitchener by the name of Gillingham.


    You should also try the Central Ontario Geocachers forum at http://centralontariocachers.com/forums/index.php

  5. The Van Allen Belt


    I'm missing something here...


    The Van Allen Belt is a bunch of particles trapped by the magnetosphere. But the satellites can't be inside them because all that radiation is not good for electronics.


    Perhaps it is the Van Allen belts that actually protect the satellites from the solar wind?


    I just learned something tonight, thank you.

  6. Let's see if I can remember this correctly:


    There's a constant solar wind bombarding our planet. It pushes against the "magnetosphere" which envelopes the planet. If you watched a movie of this action over time (they exist, and it is amazing), you would see this "envelope" being pushed closer to earth, and bouncing away. On the opposite side of the earth (away from the sun), the magnetosphere drags out in a trail (created by this solar wind).


    ALL satellites are inside this magnetosphere and are protected by it. The solar wind waxes and wanes over time, and every once in a while it maxes out (every 11 years, I believe). If it maxes out strong enough it could push that envelope far enough inward, and expose the satellites. This won't lead to a mere disruption, but rather would render them into nothing more than space junk. This is a real possibility. In fact, I think there are some scientists who say it is not a question of "if" but rather "when."


    I saw this a few years ago in the Imax film "Solarmax." If you get a chance, see it. It is quite amazing, especially when you are enveloped in it.


    The Van Allen Belt

  7. Hmmm, you could contact swimmrguy or one of the other locals. I can offer some other advice when I visit your office on Thursday. On the other hand I could be inticed into doing Cepapod maybe Friday or Monday.


    And i don't mind hitting caches I have hit before.




    What time are you going to be here on Thursday?

  8. I'm stuck in Kingston this Easter on a tasking and looking for some Kingston and area cachers who want to knock a great big chunk off of their to-do list. E-mail me through my profile.



  9. Sudbury, ON - Nickel

    Leamington, ON - Tomato

    ????, BC - Fly Rod

    Burwash, Yukon - Gold Pan

    ???, AB - Mushrooms


    I'm only positive about the two in Ontario, the Gold Pan might be in Burwash, BC...Yukon made more sense to me.

  10. But it's a nice shade of purple.


    I can take some spring phtos of my backyard, apparently the dog has been busier than I expected all winter..hehehe...

  11. Sorry, I want to make sure that I'm reading it right. Is the CITO on Wed, April 18th? I was on the listing and I didn't see a date, just some timings.


    Sorry if I've stirred the pot.

  12. Central Ontario Geocachers are proud to announce their very first CITO event to be held at Ardagh Bluffs in Barrie on Earth Day, 22 April.


    For more info and to register click here

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