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  1. Did you encounter any rattlesnakes or scorpions? Just curious. I would have liked to have seen a rattlesnake from an appropriate distance during the trip, but didn't. Did see one scorpion on this hike. Much larger and lighter colored than what I normally see back home.
  2. I did the Alien Head caches back in September of this year. The hike (CO's request on the cache pages was respected) was just a bit over 6 miles. At night, the heat wasn't a problem at all, actually it was quite cool. Walking in the tracks made by those who chose to drive it before was much easier than walking in the loose sand nearby. I appreciate the opportunity to go to the Nevada desert and hunt these caches. Actually, I appreciate the opportunity to go anywhere and hunt any caches.
  3. For some reason, when I read this I was reminded of the underpants gnomes. 1. Collect Underpants 2. ? 3. Profit Maybe we will find out the details of step 2 today or tomorrow and end the speculation.
  4. I would like to offer my congratulations to Marcipanek. Doing this alone is amazing. Count me as one who would love to try it. And by the way, there is enough room in geocaching for all our likes and preferences. To each his own.
  5. I wouldn't log it as a find. A note maybe, but not a find.
  6. 860 DNFs as of 10/26/10. I guess I'm not very good at this game, but I really like it.
  7. How many caches have I logged as a find when the CO gave me permission after discovering the container was not there when I searched for it and I logged a DNF? Zero. I have lost count of how many times it was offered though. I'll go back sometime after it is replaced, find it (hopefully) and sign it. Just the other day, I DNF'd a cache that was a floater in a PVC pipe. I couldn't get the cap off the pipe. CO did maintenance and told me to log it. Thanks, but no thanks. I'll be back by with my jug o' water sometime, and I want to see it work. However, if I find a container that matches the description on the listing, and I open said container to find something that was a log that cannot be signed currently, I will do my best to document the find and log it.
  8. To the OP, not I don't skip signing the log. To insure the geocache has indeed been found, it must be opened. If a logbook is inside, you have found the cache. This eliminates decoys and incorrect assumptions. Since you have the logbook handy, why not sign it to eliminate any confusion or potential online log deletions? You can't have seekers without hiders. Obviously, the hider is most important. These threads are amazing, and much like a car accident. I would encourage everyone to go out this weekend, find a few caches and sign the logs. It's a lot of fun. Make sure you carry a pen.
  9. All the more reason to plaster official geocaching stickers or some kind of obvious indicator its a cache. OK C'mon knowschad! Surely Groundspeak wouldn't sell an official geocaching sticker to a crazy eco-nazi.
  10. I've seen the same thing on different machines. It always happens after logging in to the site, lasts for a variable while, then the blockage goes away and it is fast again. Config is XP, using IE7 and FireFox, no greasemonkey scripts installed.
  11. Sweet. Thank you. This one is the proverbial "straw that broke the camel's back" that will push me to use these scripts. So many annoyances lately with the website.
  12. Thanks for sharing. A little info goes a long way. This looks like a great enhancement.
  13. That would have been nice to know before you bought the coin, eh? A simple text search on the following pages makes no mention of any logging limitations for travel bugs or geocoins. http://shop.Groundspeak.com/productDetail....p;ProductID=181 http://www.geocaching.com/track/ http://www.geocaching.com/track/howto.aspx http://www.geocaching.com/track/travelbugs.aspx http://www.geocaching.com/track/travelbugfaq.aspx http://www.geocaching.com/track/howtogeocoin.aspx http://www.geocaching.com/track/geocoin.aspx http://www.geocaching.com/track/geocoinfaq.aspx
  14. I have read all of this, and I'm still confused. Is the issue that if I have activated travel bugs or geocoins that I hold in my possession and do not allow to travel, for whatever reason, they show in my inventory? If so, this change was to allow them to be placed "in a collection" so they are out of the inventory? I moved all of my travelers that I hold in my possession to "Unknown Location" (marked missing) long ago to accomplish exactly this. I think that I understand that if I mark them collectible and put them in my "collection" that someone else could still grab them from me? That doesn't make sense. If I have a traveler marked collectible and is in my collection, "discover" should be the only option available to someone else. No one should be able to "collect" a traveler that they do not own.
  15. I'm with you dakboy. You and I don't want to turn up on the firewall logging due to GC hitting facebook against our will. Try this: Find your HOSTS file. On XP machines, it is in the C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc folder. Edit the HOSTS file and add this line: facebook.com Save HOSTS, purge your browser cache, then have a look at cache pages again. Instead of the facebook hit to the firewall logging, your browser can't resolve facebook.com and will return a 'page not found' in that little space on the cache page. Problem free lunch time GC browsing again. FTW!
  16. Think so? Remember MY/YOUR? It's still your. I'd say the banner probably stays. However, I hate it too. I want it to go. And yes, we were promised no banners with a premium membership, right?
  17. Dude, he has 26 finds. Include the proper warnings, and don't sweat it. 47 people have found it, and nobody held a gun to any of their heads.
  18. Hmm... I guess that explains why you've been calling me Rick for years.
  19. I am very susceptible to it. After the leaves come out, I can recognize it and stay away, but I always get it at the first of spring before the leaves. The vines give off the oils too as they wake up. The alcohol thing works best for me. I don't dilute it though. Just keep a bottle in the truck and wash with right after exposure. Lots cheaper than Tecnu. Stay away from your clothes until they are washed too. You can even get the oils from your dog's hair if they have come in contact. Diligence is your friend.
  20. But someone else, not related to the cache in any way throwing a fit over it? Sorry. That doesn't rate much sympathy from me. The OP is related to the cache. I included the relationship above, as it was explained earlier.
  21. Thus sayeth the prophet. Amen. For the record, I hear the the OP and I empathize. Count me as one who does care. Alas, nothing will be done save wailing and gnashing of teeth. Verily.
  22. While generally there are "stories" to be heard and lots of drama to sort out when dealing with personal conflicts, it was my understanding that when logs were signed, finds could not be deleted, save log content. I thought that was black and white. Therefore, it seems that one could simply log "found it" and be done with it. edit: changed "the OP" to "one" to be more "general".
  23. Really? Who is the other aside from you? To the OP, I'm not a real geocacher. My profile information proves it. Wait! I do have one of your smashed pennies. Does that mean I'm a real geocacher?
  24. David

    Missing PQ's

    I have had that problem several times. That PQ will never ever run again for me. I have to copy it then delete it. Sometimes the copy will do the same thing, sometimes not. And it isn't complicated route PQs. They are standard PQs that have run successfully many times in the past.
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