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  1. On 8/4/2021 at 9:14 AM, CAVinoGal said:

    I'm able to zoom in and out, and move around, click on the dots to get the info on each TB near me....Windows 10, Chrome browser.  I've not tried it on the app on my phone (Android).  Where are you seeing the difficulty, on the app or on the computer/website?

    I have never been able to find the challenge on the website. I thought it was available in the app only. Windows 10, chrome browser.



    Also, re. CentralCArn's comment about loading transparent maps onto a CityNav card. I don't know how big the Garmin card is, but CityNav NA is only a little over a gig. I'd feel more comfortable loading maps from my PC onto a $8, 4 gig card I bought at Amazon.



    Guess I am confused about the whole DVD/SD card issue and how it involves Garmin's lock/unlock procedures.


    I got a free upgrade to City Nav NA 2010 with the StreetPilot that I registered. When I attempted to load from Mapsource to my Colorado I found out (two hours later) that I needed a specific unlock code (for full price) in order to use the maps on the Colorado.


    If I were to buy the 24K West maps on an SD card, would I be able to upload these to view with Mapsource?


    If I used Mapsource to load City Nav onto an SD card will the maps only be unlocked on that specific Colorado unit or could that SD card be used in other units?


    My original thought was to use the City Nav on the SD card so that I could have a routable road map since I'm not too worried about needing turn by turn routing when hiking. I figure that the detailed Topo maps from GPS Depot would be easier to download and manage on a trip by trip basis.


    Can anyone see where I am confused and help me out?

  3. I have been debating which maps to add to my 400T. The base map has topo/road/trails comparable to the Magellan MapSend Topo 3D that I had with my explorist.


    Talked to a cacher at an event recently and was told that the 24K West maps were about a block off and therefore ineffective for routing in the Central Valley of California (Merced/Modesto). Has anyone else experienced this with other areas? The 400T basemap is also up to a block off in this area as well.


    The "block off" problem corrects itself when I switch off the basemap and use the free Yosemite 24K topo that is free from GPSFileDepot. The Yosemite 24K topo has had some very minor trails in the few areas that I have looked.


    Looks like I may be better off just adding the City Navigator SD card and downloading the various free topos that I need from GPS File Depot.

  4. Noticed something weird after downloading the 3.00:


    Before upgrading, when seeking for nearest geocache or waypoint both the directional arrow and the Cardinal letter would appear to indicate direction. When stopped (standing still) only the cardinal letter remained.


    Now, the arrow only shows up while moving and either the cardinal letter, degrees, or mils appear when not moving.


    Any ideas, my wife really liked it the way it was before.

  5. Looks like Lee_rimar got it right.


    I just got off the phone with Garmin and they confirmed that each map purchase is specific to the device. I was able to get a free upgrade to City Navigator 2010 but the device (Street Pilot) has to be attached in order to do the download. Tech support stated that it would upgrade the City Navigator on the hard drive (MapSource) at the same time that it upgraded the unit.


    I'm glad I didn't specifically ask how to get an unassociated .img file to install on Street Pilot.


    It was disappointing to find out that you have to pay full price for the unlock code to add to another device.

  6. I have a Garmin City Navigator (North America) 2010 street map file that has no associated codes or is locked to a single GPS. I copied the file on to an SD card for my 60CSx and it works and routes just fine. I have an older Street Pilot 2720 and the file structure cannot be accessed via USB like an external hard drive. Can I have MapSource load this .img file so I can hook up the 2720 and "send to GPS"? Thanks in advance.


    Just ran across this problem yesterday and figured I would have to call tech support for the answer. Not ready to call yet because I first have to download the upgrade from version 8 to 10.


    How did you get an .img file without the associated codes? I tried sending the City Navigator that came with the Street Pilot 2720 to my Colorado and found out it needed to be unlocked after turning on my unit after the download. Wish I would have known that before spending 2 hours downloading the file.

  7. I have had my Colorado 400t for not even a week but it has definately met my expectations. It is the first Garmin that I have owned, so there is just a bit of a learning curve over my Explorist 400. The menu settings are a bit more complicated, but I think this will get better with time.


    The children love the Wherigo features.


    Paid $350 for the 400t with a 3 year warrenty. The only advantage with the 300 would be that if you bought the maps separately you could then load them onto MapSource. (The tips to do this have not worked so far). You should be able to buy a big enough SD card for all the maps.


    Paperless feature is way beyond what I was used to with the Explorist.


    Backlight feature is a bit of a pain. It needs to be on to at least some degree all of the time in order to see the screen, but it is adjustable so it only needs to be on to the degree to fit the setting.


    I tried the Triton 400 briefly, and I am glad that I switched to the Colorado. After reading other reviews, I might have been a bit harsh on Triton and Vantage Point in my former forum post. It looks like I got a bad download of Vantage Point and that started me off on the wrong note.


    Another advantage to Colorado is that the MapSource CD is included in the box and you only need to download updates.


    Hope this helps.

  8. Ive done several caches that get around gthe alr prohibitionn by offering a smiley for finding and signing and another smiley for doing something else. One cache asked the finder to do take a photo of a yoga pose with a certain feature in the background. No penalthy for not posting, just a second smiley. If the locked box is in a waterptoof container perhaps youo could provide w2 logs one outside the box one in.f people don't want to read the cache page there is no penalty.


    Unless something has changed, the second smiley (on the same cache page) doesn't count towards your total.


    (Running off to test this...)


    You can log multiple finds on 1 cache and it increases your numbers. This happens all the time on the few traveling caches that are still available. This is why some of the stat generators specify x# of finds on x# of unique caches. This then reflects those types of caches.

  9. Found a Triton 400 at Walmart for $75 dollars and figured I would grab it while it was available. The 500 was on sale for $100, but I decided the electronic compass wasn't worth that.


    I fell in love with my explorist 400 all over again after struggling with the Triton 400 software for only one night. Spent until the wee hours of the morning trying to get the software figured out and I always thought I was on the computer literate/savy side.


    After calling tech support in the morning and finding out that there were no solutions to my problems, I returned the unit for a full refund. The biggest hindrance was the limitations to loading geocaches. You can only load to the unit from the Magellan Software. GSAK is essentially useless for the Triton because you would have to somehow load all the caches you wanted to look for into a massive database and constantly replace the one file on the Triton.


    With my Explorist 400, I could load a separate file for each pocket query that I ran and could switch between these files as I entered a different caching area. Even with the limit of only 200 in a file, this worked really well.


    Now that my explorist buttons are wearing out though, I am forced to look for another product. I always considered myself a loyal Magellan user, but I have been forced to jump ship by such a poorly designed product. Waiting for a Garmin Colorado as of yesterday.

  10. We're aware of this issue and will have PQs back on track shortly. Thanks for your patience.


    Thanks. Will try to connect a few hours down the road. Have the first part of the trip with area queries (Hard to do in CA unless you are Alamogul.)

  11. Is there any reason why route queries are not running. New queries created yesterday have not run. Area and bookmark queries come right away.


    I had 2 brand new route queries in the system for today and neither have ran after 7 hours.

  12. My pocket queries are running fine but my route queries are still not working. Just before midnight I unchecked the route queries that I had set up and did large area queries to try to compensate. The area queries came in right away.


    I had 2 brand new route queries set for today that haven't come in after 7 hours.


    How do you contact Geocaching.com?

  13. Just unchecked one of the route queries that wasn't running and did a pocket query of an area, and the query ran within a few minutes.

  14. Submitted 1 "bookmark query", 1 pocket query, and 3 queries along routes around 7:30PM. Received the bookmark and pocket queries right away, but I am still waiting for the 3 queries along routes.


    Tried deleting and recreating with no success yet.


    All of the above queries were brand new. The 3 that haven't run show "never" at the right hand side.

  15. Who all went to Mickey Grove yesterday for the Geogathering? No surprise that I missed it but I really wanted to go. I'm trying to get me schedule free for the next event, S'Mores and Snores IV on May 2.


    1. If you were there yesterday... tell us what you learned about someone else. :lol:
    2. Even if you missed it (like me)... tell us if you plan to attend the next Geogathering. :D
    3. If you're just monitoring this thread... give us a shout anyway. :P


    1. AWOL

    2. No promises

    3. :unsure:

  16. Does anyone know how far The real deal is form Manteca? Aj Has a soccer game in the morning and we have plans that evening but I am thinking that we can come for the day and maybe leave around 5. I need to get back out and do some caching. I can not believe that I used my GPS yesterday to find a house. What the heck was that about. I think after sometime in november my Saturdays are free agian. YEA..........


    Looks like everyone else is ignoring you...


    MS Streets & Trips puts The Real Deal 42.8 miles (52 minutes) from Manteca.

  17. I get emails from activity on my caches and coins when others log them, but I haven't been getting any when I log them. I have not recieved the emails from my personal coin that is tracking my mileage, nor have I recieved emails when I have posted notes on caches that I have on bookmarks or my watch list. I do get emails when other cachers log caches on my watch list or bookmarks. I wonder if Groundspeak is filtering out emails when the owner of the watch list and caches post logs for them.


    I was really glad that the emails from my personal coin stopped about 2 months ago. :anibad: but.......


    Last night when I logged my coin into my finds, I noticed that my mailbox was filling up with both retrieval and drop notices of my own coin.


    Does anybody know what changed? Please put it back the way it was.


    Also noticed that when I stopped getting owner notes on my coin, the other notifications stopped. Once I went in and set up the notifications again they have been working fine.

  18. GC104

    Here you go. Does it have to be in the area of the challenge??


    It can't be in the area of the challenge because Alpines oldest active cache is 2001 or 2002.


    After a bit of research 1. Searching for "old" local cachers, 2. Looking at their earliest finds, 3. Using their finds to find more "old" cachers etc. ad naseum:


    I found GCDE, GCD2, GC104, GC108.


    One of these pages had a bookmark for CA counties oldest active caches. This may not be helpful because most of my local counties only went back to 2001. I think the ones above are mostly bay area caches. The county link is here for what it is worth:




    Did 2 for the road find GC104?

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