Posts posted by TexasGringo
<what does GeoHashing mean to you? >
Is this the modern day name for a Bong?
You know...kinda like Jefferson Airplane renamed Jefferson Starship....to stay current with the times.
I've never gotten poison Ivy.
Usually after a walk in the woods to find a Geocache.....I'll come home later and take a cool shower soaping down my arms and legs....
I did get a itchy arm one time from looking for a cache in a pine tree....and those needles sticking me.
The other thing is if you select "Members Only" and "Available To All Users"....that don't work....
Why don't they just give you an option to renew for X number of years.
Right now, all I can do is renew for 1 year. Let me pick how many years I want to renew for.....Drop Down List Box?
<Lets just round it down to a nice even $1000. Of course with some kind of over 55 discount - maybe $500>
the problem with a Life Time Membership is that If I pay $500 bucks for a liftime membership and I croak eating a HotWing....then I'm out $500 bucks.....LOL
<he all-in-all rode 23.3. miles on back country roads looking for a dang cache. He rode on state highways, main roads, fresh-gravel and chip roads. >
I'm 50+ and do the same thing....except I use a car.
<I think you mean Waymarking.>
Wherigo....it is waaaaaaaaay down at the bottom....just above the Waymarking.
This was promoted a while back...but you need a garmin 300 and up to play it. It is advertised on even the new garmin 550's as a geocaching game....(Outdoor GPS games: yes (Wherigo only) ).
Very little effort was put into this and no one seems interested in promoting this any more. There are only 18 within 500 miles of Dallas.
<My guess is that Groundspeak has posted this in preparation for a mass archiving of the remaining virtual caches.>
It seems they may put some effort into that Wherigo stuff that was promoted years ago....and not much has been done since.
<Keep in my when cachers go to find the geocache they assume that permission has been received>
I have seen caches stuck to those green power transformers, Hi-Power towers, Cell phone towers, power meters....etc.
All of which I doubt had permission to place there.
That tin cover is kinda weak....it came loose on mine so I don't lift it up and down at all.....I bought a 2 gig card and can load the whole USA on it and have room to spare.
My Gmail account works just fine....I get a dozen+ new ones a week.
Did you log the TB in so it shows up in your inventory?
Then go to the web page and Log Your Visit
Say drop off TB and highlight the TB in your inventory box.
Click OK....or whatever that button says.
When I was in Madison, WI....I've had the reviewer make me change a couple spots of a Multi-Cache....but I never complained or appealed....
I've also had the same reviewer help me with some web-page stuff to get my cache going....
And No problems down in the Dallas area....except I placed a cache too near a multi-stage a few times and it wasn't approved.
So, I can't complain....
I was looking into the 550 at one time to do a Wherigo cache or two....but there seems to be little interest in that....and even the Wherigo link is Waaaaay down at the bottom of the Forums web page where no one scrolls to....just one step away from Waymarking (sp).
So, the PN-40 will probably be it....
I had 9 TB's out....and I have 9 TB's Missing In Action.
I won't invest any more $$ in those.....
<The main thing is, people just plug in coordinates that are .1 mile from the nearest cache until they get a success message.>
By the time you play around with that....you might as well just figure it out and go to it.
<a cache in Las Vegas in the window of a drive up wedding chapel, placed there with the blessing of the Nevada tourism commission (or something to that effect) which literally screamed (come to Vegas, get married and gamble in our casinos).>
Folks....Please make sure you are signing the Cache Log and not a Marriage Certificate.
Wait....I see a "Sold Out" Sign there....but you might inquire to see when they will be in.
<whats a payphone?>
It is a container that has a busted phone and ripped out phone books.
<I would feel slightly obligated to interact and would probably make some sort of donation there somewhere... someway.>
I agree, would feel kinda funny walking into a business to look for a cache and leave without at least buying something cheap....Pack of gum, magazine....etc.
Depends on where you live and the rules of that city. When I was in Madison, WI.....I had to get a permit to place a Geocache in a city park. I gave them pictures and coordinates. A few times I was asked to place it in a different spot in the park because of what was near by that area....Wildlife hung out there, special flowers grew there etc.
<I was really into HAM Radio>
Ham radio is way different today than it was back in the 60's when I had my Hallicrafters SX-101 receiver and HT-32 Xmiter....and I hung out on the county hunters net...14.336.
My other hobby was Metal Detecting, I had an old Tube Fisher M-Scope and used to go out and find coins and stuff. A number of years ago I bough a Fisher CZ-70 Pro....but then I started to see metal detecting being banned in parks and other places....people would dig holes looking for stuff and just leave them....not cover them back up....defacing the park, making a mess.....so metal detecting kinda died out.
Then when I was up in Madison, WI....they had a segment on the news about geocaching....wow....something new to try, I bough a 60CSX and went out....OK...this was more fun because you knew you would basically find the treasure at the coordinates.
But now I kinda see geocaching heading in the same direction as metal detecting....people placing caches in areas that can be defaced, placing caches where it scares the public and bomb squads are called....I sure hope cities don't start to ban Geocaching in parks and other places like they did with metal detecting....then I would have to find something new to do.
<Does this bother anyone else?>
Nope....if they took the time to go out and find my cache....that is the reward for me. They can write what they want....a Story or TFTC.
<City Navigator® North America NT>
I have a 2 Gig Memory Card in my 60csx and can load the whole USA on to it....with room to spare.
Watchers list should be visible to cache owner
When ever you see "There are 1 user(s) watching this cache."....
Well...I am that 1...I'm watching Your cache and everyone elses....
So...now you know who is watching.....Me...The Texas Gringo.