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  1. I'm new to geocaching and my magellan explorist 210, and I have some questions about the file system that I so far havent been able to figure out...


    1. Is there a limit to the amount of geocache spots you can load into your magellan? I've been testing it out by downloading a huge amount of gpx locations and trying to load it... for example it will display 500 (yeah, its a lot of stuff to find, but im optimistic) in topo 3d or easygps, but when i transfer it there are definitley not 500 stored on my handheld.


    2. I've noticed that in the window where you are viewing info on a individual geocache, when you select the view hint bit, it will display only the first 2 lines of the hint, no matter how much text there is. This annoys me, not because I want the hints, honest :laughing: , but because I wanted to edit the gpx file to replace the hint text with the directions, so i wouldnt need to bring along any paper when im out and about. But, with only 2 lines of text able to be displayed, directions are pretty useless. Im wondering if this is a glitch?


    3. And finally, can anyone tell me why it took me so long to start geocaching? Cause I can't figure that out either.


    Thanks in advance for any help.

  2. GPX and LOC are both XML file formats.

    Regular members can download individual caches in GPX format from the cache's page, but can't download multiple caches all at once in GPX format.


    Newbie quesiton: I feel like im missing something, Im a regular member but im pretty sure I only ever see .loc files on chache's pages. Do all caches have .loc and .gpx for download, or do only some?

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