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  1. Micros have changed the game and and ruined it for me. When I started geocaching there were fewer than 100 chaches in the whole state. The ones that were out there were in interesting places. I found lots of waterfalls, caves, geological oddities and local hideaways. Geocaching took me to interesting places off the beaten path.


    Now it takes me to a Wal-Mart parking lot for a game of hide and seek. Boring.

  2. Well, there you go.


    While my original guess may have been off slightly, the point stands.

    This cache being archived had nothing to do with micros. If we had had all the information about the situation to begin with, that would have been evident.

    What was obvious to me and others was that the quote just didn't make sense, hence my suspicion that it was made up. If I had known other details, I would have understood that it was just a disenchanted wacko blaming his loss of interest on someone else.

    Well it had something to do with micros. No one takes the time to place or search for regular caches off the beaten path.

  3. Its no secret that caches requiring a hike get less visitors than other easier caches.  However, pulling yours just makes it harder for those who like this kind of cache to go after one.


    At one time nearly all of them required a hike.


    My question for you is this, 'Are there caches in your area that you would like to go after?'  I don't understand why the answer would be no, since there are at least two cachers in your area who like caches that require a hike.


    Not really. I am not that interested in caching anything at present. After several years very few things are as interesting as they were in the beginning.

  4. The hider felt that there was too many micros so he archived his regular-sized cache? My, that's an interesting bit of logic. I suspect that there is something else going on.


    Everyone else won't play the way he wants, so he's taking his toys and going home. :(

    I removed the cache, because there was no activity. I had been out there to maintain the cache more often than any cachers. I owned a GPS before Geocaching was invented. I enjoy hiking and backpacking. I was expressing frustration that the current trend has obsoleted caches that take you off the highway.

  5. Why is a travel bug not a trade item?


    I thought these were the most coveted of trade items. I don't see many posts of people leaving a TB and a trade item.


    Of couse the first rule of geocaching remains: "No matter how worthless the trade items, they will be replaced with something of lesser value."

  6. Stanley Hilton was a senior advisor to Sen Bob Dole ® and has personally known Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz for decades. This courageous man has risked his professional reputation, and possibly his life, to get this information out to people.


    "This (9/11) was all planned. This was a government-ordered operation. Bush personally signed the order. He personally authorized the attacks. He is guilty of treason and mass murder." --Stanley Hilton


    Found this here;


    So why do all the conspiracy theorists and anti-conservatives question the President's mental abilities? This story makes him sound like a maniacal genius.


    Moooo Haaaaa Haaaaa

  7. A GPS without mapping software is like a pen without paper.

    I am forced to dissagree. Without a map maybe. But, although convenient, software is only one way of viewing a map, paper with a GPS is often better than software (bigger view, less weight, no batteries).

    I don't think we are on the same paper page here. The mapping software that I am talking about (Maptech Terrain Navigator, Delorme Stree Atlas) produce paper maps. I have access to an 11 x 17 printer which is a very user friendly size for a map. Even 8 x 10 maps contain enough info to navigate with. Print a book of them if necessary. The abilty to transfer data, between GPS and map is a real bonus. I can plot a route to the top of a peak with my mapping software and dump the coordinates into the GPS and print the map.


    I don't own a mapping GPS, but I have owned one and I did not find it to be a big improvement over my Garmin 12 which is what I still use today.

  8. Anyone who owns a gps should purchase mapping software. For geocaching it is very handy to download caches, import to map and autoroute a path to minimize travel to each cache. For travel you can select where you want to go on the map and import the waypoints to the gps.


    I use Delorme Street Atlas and Maptech's Terrain navigator.

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