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lostdog19

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  1. I have the same problem, posted a couple times about it on the forums, and never heard a response. I don't think this feature is used much, since no one seems to be able to help.
  2. So I guess this feature isn't used by many, since no one is able to answer?
  3. I am trying to set up my phone and have followed the instructions at http://coord.info/textmark.aspx In the section titled "Using TextMarks for the first time", step 6 says I use the ID# and the password/pin from the initial text I get from GEOC to link the account, however whenever I enter the information I received, it tells me: "No account was found with the information provided." Any ideas?
  4. I'm waiting for an Android version of the player software. Then I can use it on my phone.
  5. Congrats! This is an event I might even get my wife to! Is there going to be an Event Cache created for this?
  6. lostdog19

    Micro Sd

    THANK YOU! I just went out and bought the 1GB one (only one left in the store). I much prefer the Easy Rebates over mail in ones, which is why I went there instead of Best Buy where it's the same price after rebate. I'm currently loading 1GB of data on it now!
  7. Yes, it's called Letterboxing, which has been around for over 150 years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letterboxing
  8. Just got the new unit today and took it out caching! I like the speed at which it locks. After it initialized itself to my location, I was able to power it up in my house, and it locked within 30 seconds! Outside, I was getting an accuracy of around 10-12ft most of the time. Unfortunately, it was my wife who first found the cache that we were hunting... Oh well, I did get this one for her mostly (for the auto-routing feature).
  9. lostdog19

    76csx Reception

    I can't wait until I get mine (tomorrow or Tuesday). I went on a 5 mile hike today with a good amount of tree cover, and I lost signal half the time. This made me miss a cache that was along the trail, since I didn't know where it was.
  10. lostdog19

    Love Gsak

    Being in a very cache dense area (Seattle), I have my pocket queries cover dates places. So in all, I think I've got about 15 PQ's that return ~500 caches each. I run 3 a day, Monday-Friday, which gives me a chance to run a one off query if I need to. I also have a PQ that checks for all caches in last 7 days, and I run that every day. This keeps GSAK up to date with minimal overlap (just for the last 7 days one).
  11. Avg. Difficulty = 1.59 Avg. Terrain = 1.39 Avg. Challenge = 1.69 Difficulty: 1.0: 95 (40.9%) 1.5: 53 (22.8%) 2.0: 48 (20.7%) 2.5: 20 ( 8.6%) 3.0: 14 ( 6.0%) 3.5: 1 ( 0.4%) 4.0: 1 ( 0.4%) Terrain: 1.0: 116 (50.0%) 1.5: 72 (31.0%) 2.0: 32 (13.8%) 2.5: 4 ( 1.7%) 3.0: 7 ( 3.0%) 3.5: 1 ( 0.4%)
  12. Did you order the GPS 76 CSX unit from gpsdiscount.com as well? I am going to bite the bullet too before the rebate expires and am looking for the best deal from a reliable company. I was thinking of amazon.com. Thanks for your response. Yes, I ordered the GPS as well from GPSDiscount.com. I ordered my 76S from there 4 years ago, and I've been happy with them. To find the 76CSx from their web site, click on the link to handheld gps' and choose from there, or go directly to the URL: http://www.gpsdiscount.com/products/index.html?p=917 The price there for just the unit is $439 before the rebate, and that includes free Fedex Express shipping (2-3 business days). I ordered yesterday, and the package was already sent out. According to FedEx my GPS should be here Tuesday. I did have a problem with the credit card I used. I mistyped the expiration date, so the card was declined. However they were quick to respond and we got it straightened out and it still shipped the same day I ordered. I'm very happy with them. Also, you get a free t-shirt when you buy a gps. Got mine for $407.00 before rebate at Shipdog.com. I bought mine from shipdog.com as well. Fast delivery. I'm very satisfied with them. I just glanced at shipdog's website and I didn't see a 76CSx listed, though I saw a 76CS. perhaps they're out of stock currently?
  13. Did you order the GPS 76 CSX unit from gpsdiscount.com as well? I am going to bite the bullet too before the rebate expires and am looking for the best deal from a reliable company. I was thinking of amazon.com. Thanks for your response. Yes, I ordered the GPS as well from GPSDiscount.com. I ordered my 76S from there 4 years ago, and I've been happy with them. To find the 76CSx from their web site, click on the link to handheld gps' and choose from there, or go directly to the URL: http://www.gpsdiscount.com/products/index.html?p=917 The price there for just the unit is $439 before the rebate, and that includes free Fedex Express shipping (2-3 business days). I ordered yesterday, and the package was already sent out. According to FedEx my GPS should be here Tuesday. I did have a problem with the credit card I used. I mistyped the expiration date, so the card was declined. However they were quick to respond and we got it straightened out and it still shipped the same day I ordered. I'm very happy with them. Also, you get a free t-shirt when you buy a gps.
  14. I just pruchased my 76CSx from GPSDiscount, but before that asked about the package with the City Select 7, and if it now included City Navigator 8. They said no, but Garmin would upgrade it for free. So if when I get it Garmin won't give the free upgrade, I'm going to follow up with GPSDiscount, since that was their claim.
  15. Well, I finally decided to upgrade my current GPSr. I have the Garmin 76S currently, so I bought the 76CSx (so they can share the data/power cables and mounts). I ordered the Auto Nav pack from gpsdiscount.com which comes with City Select v7, which I asked them about and they said Garmin will upgrade to City Navigator v8 for free! I can't wait to take the new unit out caching!
  16. Already there, just click on the checkbox for "Add a waypoint to the log".
  17. Congratulations... I wish I had the time and resources to do a cache tour like this. But having a job and a family keep me from doing this. So far I've only cached in 6 states, and 2 countries (US and Aruba).
  18. I just helped move along a travelbug whose goal is to get to Spokane. It's now sitting in a cache is Issaquah, Sekret Squirrel Hoarding Stash #2 (GCJCKY). I'm sure there has got to be someone heading that way who can pick it up.
  19. I'd like to filter out commercial waymarks. I wouldn't say remove them as some say, since I can see the usefulness, but most of the time, I'd want to ignore those.
  20. I don't know if I agree with that. My bookmark list contains a To-do list of aches to do that are family friendly and a list of DNF's of mine that are still active (so I can see which ones I need to try again). I personally don't plan to make a "top XXX" list.
  21. I posted my take on using shared bookmark lists on the NW forum, but it was suggested I copy it here as well. This was in response to a thread where people gave links to their bookmark lists. http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=92037
  22. As nice as it is to look through these lists, I am not finding them particularly useful when it comes to sharing them. I think they work wonderfully as a "to-do" list, but when I am looking over everyone's list, these are the problems I have with them: 1. No mention of where these caches are. I'd like to see something similar to how normal cache listings say "x.xx miles from your home coordinates". 2. I don't know if these are caches I've done or not. I'd like to see something similar to how normal cache listings shade caches that I have already been to. 3. I don't know ratings on these caches, so if I wanted to do some, I'd have to open each in order to see the difficulty and terrain. I'd like to see it listed in the list view. Basically, I'd like to see more information in the list, similar to normal search results. Then I'd actually find looking at shared lists useful. John
  23. Not while caching, but while driving in an area of Issaquah, WA where there are lots of trails (and caches), I saw a black bear sit up next to the road, before heading back into the woods. This was on Highway 900 between Squawk and Cougar Mountains.
  24. Marky, your example of the map is exactly why I wish we could toggle the caches we've found. Currently, we can toggle the "found" icon which removed the checkboxes, but it leaves all the caches still there. In some areas, there are way too many things on the map, and I'd like to narrow it down just to ones I still haven't found. Luckily I can just get a pocket query and use that info in MS Streets & Trips to get what I want, but then I have to plan ahead of time where I want that map centered.
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