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dthigpen

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  1. As the owner of ~100 caches, many of them somewhat remote, I'd certainly appreciate an online log when they're found. Tells me they're still out there and someone is finding them.

     

    As a cacher who has become somewhat lazy and forgetful about logging, I have a certain sympathy for not bothering to log online.

    It's a tad lazy and discourteous, but it's an option. You might consider a compromise - logging online when you notice that your log in the book is the first for some time. Just an idea. And it doesn't have to be much, just thanks and cache in good shape (assuming cache in good shape) would make me happy if you got out after any of mine that have no finds since last December.

     

    Good reply. I'll start logging online again, but I'm still going to keep writing limericks in the log books to weird people out.

    I noticed you hadn't written a limerick at this cache yet. :wub:

     

    Hey, I'm just settling in here, give me some time. :D

  2. Why come online to tell us you don't log online? Oh, right, because we wouldn't know otherwise.

     

    It's rather simple, and the reason the question was posed. I was at the last cache writing a nice limerick in the log and realized that I hadn't logged any caches online in a long time. I am curious of other's ethical opinions on the subject and their reasoning.

  3. There are also geocachers who log multiple online finds on the same cache, or log online finds on caches they didn't actually find. Therefore, in order to keep the balance of GeoKarma in the caching universe, the community needs people like you who find the caches and sign the log, but don't log online.

     

    Thank you for your service to geocaching.

     

    Hey Leprechauns, It's been awhile since I've visited the forum, but that new frog avatar sure does creep me out for some reason. Good to see the same old faces are still regulars though.

     

    Also, is Hamstercaching (whatever that is, I can only imagine) painful?

  4. I agree with the other posters. It's new geocachers like you that make veteran cachers not want to 'officially' participate anymore.

     

    Get a grip - ive been caching for a couple of years..... the more ppl taking part, the merrier the games becomes. :D:D

     

    I know this jolly old fellow from California, see the second part of my reply, the initial was in jest.

     

    He's a good guy and will make a great addition to the geocaching community. Much unlike myself.

  5. As the owner of ~100 caches, many of them somewhat remote, I'd certainly appreciate an online log when they're found. Tells me they're still out there and someone is finding them.

     

    As a cacher who has become somewhat lazy and forgetful about logging, I have a certain sympathy for not bothering to log online.

    It's a tad lazy and discourteous, but it's an option. You might consider a compromise - logging online when you notice that your log in the book is the first for some time. Just an idea. And it doesn't have to be much, just thanks and cache in good shape (assuming cache in good shape) would make me happy if you got out after any of mine that have no finds since last December.

     

    Good reply. I'll start logging online again, but I'm still going to keep writing limericks in the log books to weird people out.

  6. Is it wrong? No at least not the way lying, stealing and cheating are wrong. It is however a courtesy to the cache owner. The way I look at it the cache owner spent the time, effort and money to place a cache. The least I can do is let him know I found it and enjoyed myself.

     

    But on that note, I do sign the log book, just not log it here. With that said, does it sway your opinion?

  7. So I've been caching since '02, having done so around the US, found a lot of fun places because of it (Deep Creek Hot Springs in CA, Centralia in PA, etc). I always went for quality of unique caches over quantity. A couple years back I quit logging my caches here because, well, I have no reason. Am I doomed to a doot bucket in hell?

     

    In my defense, I don't take Travel Bugs anymore because I can never be assured of when or where I'll cache next.

  8. If your unit is chiefly for hiking consdier one of the new color eTrex units. The Legend C and Vista C. They are a nice, compact size for hiking. As much as I like my 60CS, I find its bulk to be an annoyance while hiking.

     

    The eTrex's 24 megs of memory is plentiful if you are only running Mapsource Topo, which is what I would recommend if hiking is the primary use.

    Yeah, the 60CS is a tad bulky, but not too bad. It's not that big of an issue though, it'll be sitting in a side pouch on my day pack, attached via lanyard.

  9. Well, I just went to REI and looked at the selection and ended up getting a GPSMAN 60CS, CitySelect v7, Topo, and the Topo 24k West software packages. After playing with the 60CS a bit in person, it seemed like a good fit. I also picked up the Topo! Streets & 3D Views add-on as it seems it adds USB GPS support to Topo! state products so that solves the connection issue with the new 60CS. I'm a happy camper now.

     

    Is there any 'knacks' I should be aware of with the 60CS before I take it out to Joshua Tree this weekend?

     

    Thanks for the input.

  10. Well, after 3 years of extremely heavy usage, my Meridian Platinum bit the dust. I'm currently in the market for a new GPS and would like recomendations for a new unit primarily for hiking.

     

    I'd like the unit to be a small and lightweight as possible while still maintaining a feature set at least matching the Meridian Platinum's. The unit must have software available for it which includes good Topo maps with Trails and/or Trailheads for National AND State Parks, along with other popular area trails (I'm in Southern California). I do a lot of off-trail hiking/bushwhacking and am known to 'abuse' my unit (In a good way, I take care of it when I'm back in the rear).

     

    My current considerations are the Garmin GPSMAP 60CS and the Magellan eXplorist 600. Price is not a consideration (within reason), I'll be happy to pay a couple thousand for a solution that will last me another 3 years.

     

    Thanks for any advice you may have to offer,

  11. I know that the Garmin Topo 24k Software, seperated by 3 Regions in the United States, includes the high resolution maps for National Parks in that Region. I am curious if it also includes the standard 1:100k topo for the rest of the entire region it covers? (Like the Western United States, for my purposes) Or do I have to purchase the standard Topo software in addition to get the trails and topo maps for the State Parks in California?

     

    Thanks in advance,

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