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  1. I have 2oo caches out now, and if someone can not honestly play the game then that is up to them,, It is just a game,,,
  2. Hi we live on Cap Breton Island and travel to and from Ontario when we can. MY wife drove from St Catherines in just over 24 hours, 2 drivers an a few rests along the way We normally stop at family in Fredericton,, in the summer the caches along the highways are pretty easy to get to , (Rest Stops) other than that take your time and enjoy the trip. plan on driving for 10-12 hours a day, should take a bit over 2 days if you are caching,, from St Catherines to Fredericton can be done in 18 hours, 7 Hours from Fredericton to Sydney We are beginning to prefer the trip through the US as is is pretty good driving. and takes about the same time cross at Niagara, upper tier hwy in NY then cut across to Vermont,towards Maine,, a great trip and lots of roadside caches,, I can send a GPX of the route if you want
  3. I tried this ourt a few weeks ago. works great You can also load a GPX file into your Blackberry and navigate to it, then it will find the caches based on its location
  4. try this one http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=c9cd320a-0504-4f1c-9ff5-c1adbc74554e#
  5. I like this kind of new event activity, It would probably get more cachers together to do just that,, CACHING,, which is really what geocaching is all about,,
  6. This one is in Sydney Nova Scotia SECC - Cape Breton Coal Heritage Kick OFF http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=c9cd320a-0504-4f1c-9ff5-c1adbc74554e#
  7. On the East coast we have had great success with the National Parks and geocaching, the rules are firmly in place and respected by all cachers. The Atlantic Canada Geocaching Association has several cache challenges in Fundy National Park New Brunswick, Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Kejimkujik National Parks in Nova Scotia. See http://www.atlanticgeocaching.com/ for all the details
  8. As a retired Artillery Surveyor I had to rely on using map objects to determine my position on a map, we used Firm Map Detail of a spot that was permanent and identifiable on the map, crossroads were the best to use, and even then they only yeilded a map spot coordinate of about 25 metres accuracy. we often tried to get it under 15 metres but that depended on the object used. Most maps in Canada were updated in the late 90s to reflect WGS84 Datum amd even then there is so much new development that makes it hard t get an accurate picture of what is on the ground. Old maps are great to find those old interesting places that have seemed to have vanished from the map but still there.. check here for Alberta map data some of it may be older Large PDF format,, http://www.ags.gov.ab.ca/GIS/download_gis.htm
  9. Wading into the fray with a comment that will likely spur some other comment , but anyway Groundspeak has allowed the listing of commercial places in its Waymarking.com site and this is not any different than naming a coffee shop on a Geocache page,, WE can all follow the guidelines but there should not be any double standards,,
  10. 1 truck weigh scales 2 lane closures,, direction arrows are hidden on hinged siges
  11. not many near the resort but a few near St Peters heart of Dundee cache http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC14DK6# Celtic Caching at the beach http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC1H5GE These are the closest, it would be a great walk from the resort
  12. Meeting of the Waters PEI http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=c7afc07b-1b52-4769-8dbe-843b0ce9909a#
  14. to get the best result limit your PQ to a smaller area, If you are going on a 500 km drive just break the route into small segments Your PQ will yield more results Easiest way is to use your mapping software and draw the route of the rail on it and then save it as a GPX file Import the GPX file of the route and do the PQ Caching along a route will not get the Railbed,, just city streets
  15. The Cape Breton area Geocachers will host a fun filled day of geocaching fun at Mira River Provincial Park on 20 August 2011. See GC2RNNP for more details. I will be updating the cache page as we get more information.
  16. We found the one in the far east, near Fortress of Louisburg National Historic site. Thanks to all involved in getting this caching hunt set up
  17. check the GSAK forums on this but I think some of the GPX data is sent when using one of the Macros and then you can link to the GSAK file for a waypoint I use rMME.gsk Rushtons Memeory Map export macro
  18. OGIDAKI?? WOW haven't heard that word since the late 70s when there was the Ogidaki mountain Genreal store on Queen St
  19. Sault Ste Marie has some great caches, my last trip to my home town was 3 years ago, one planned for July, I recommend the caches on Whitefish Island centred on this cache You will be able to walk around the Soo canal historic sight, perhaps see the lock in action, check out some Waymark sights too http://www.Waymarking.com/waymarks/WM4DRN_First_Sault_Ste_Marie_Canal The weather will be nice but not to hot Soo Michigan has some nice caches too But have a good trip
  20. 1. What do you think are Canada's most notable treasures (we need 16)? The fortress Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island Signal Hill Newfoundland The Confederation Bridge PEI Hartland Bridge New Brunswick The Citidel Quebec City PQ Niagara Falls Sleeping Giant Thunder bay Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump Alberta Roger's Pass The Chilkoot Trail summit 2. What do you think is the most notable cache in each of the 10 Canadian provinces and 3 territories? GCBBA Canada's First Geocache Nova Scotia
  21. I agree he doctored the original but good spot for the finder,, how did this and other caches get published in the National Park?? I have been up 3 km of the trail in Winter,, snowshoing and then tobaganning for the last part. Lots of snow, lots of avalanches, and I think I caused 30 or 40 on different occasions,
  22. not found by a cacher but found in this game,, see a few posts up
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