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  1. Can you explain this? I understand that a cache can be further than one of your north-south-east-west caches, but it doesnt have anything to do with the prime meridian..... Maybe distance from the equator...but not prime meridian.


    If you live at N 00° 00.000' W 179° 59.999', the cache at N 00° 00.000' E/W 000° 00.000' will be the furthest possible cache from your location. Any cache off the prime meridian, let's say at N 00° 00.000' E 000° 00.001' or at N 00° 00.000' W 000° 00.001', will be considered more east or more west than the cache furthest away from your home location, and will be closer to your home location. Same goes for any cache on the prime meridian, but off the equator.


    Distance to equator also plays a role, but it's somewhat different. If you live on the south pole, than the most northern cache will always be the one furthest away from you, and vice versa.


    Ok, I'll give you that, However, it only affects you in a rare case where you cross the 180 degree line to cache, which I'm guessing is a small minority of cachers. Living at W 83 as I do is no different than living at the prime meridian.


    The reason I say that it can be affected by how far you are from the equator is that the latitude lines get closer together as you get closer to the north pole. So the latitude/longitude lines become less rectangular and your coordinates become less associated with distance from coordinates.

  2. True, but I'm guessing odds are high that one of your farthest N/E/S/W is also your farthest from home.


    No, not at all. Plus, you don't see the "distance from home" for those caches.

    Interesting. For all the accounts that I know their home location for it is true that one of their farthest N/E/S/W caches is also their farthest from home.


    I must be an exception then :P

    The further away you live from the prime meridian, the more wrong it will be.


    Can you explain this? I understand that a cache can be further than one of your north-south-east-west caches, but it doesnt have anything to do with the prime meridian..... Maybe distance from the equator...but not prime meridian.

  3. If you're willing to go a little out of your way, stop by Cumberland Gap. One of my favorite places! Never cached there, but just a quick look, GC1N9KE looks nice. It's an earthcache. Also, you could pick up Virginia also with GC1RNR7. (Another Earthcache). I looked on Google maps and it looks like stoping by Cumberland Gap would add about 40 minutes to your drive (23:20 to 24:00) I think it would be worth it. The area is beautiful!



  4. Try making it a PMO cache. That seems to solve a lot of people's problems

    Not going to help, if it's the local youngsters that have found it, and are having a 'bit of fun' moving it around.


    Moving it to another near by location might help solve the problem, if it's the local youngsters moving it.


    Why would you assume it's youth? That seems pretty bold of you.

  5. Well, the USA part can be solved by selecting "Canada" (I'm assuming) when you set up your pocket query. For your own island, you'll just have to fool around with the distance radius to see what gets the best result.


    It might help if you told us what island you're on so we can see the exact situation and try to help. I understand if you don't want to do this for privacy.


    Edit: Nevermind, the posters that posted while I was typing had much better suggestions.

  6. do you really need it all that spelled out?...part of the challenge was to figure out what you need to do and he just gave it away

    That wasn't the solution.


    No, but it was a step by step guide on how to get the solution. Part of the puzzle in puzzle caches is just exactly what you have to do. What he posted significantly decreased the difficulty of the puzzle.

  7. My favorite puzzle cache of all time made you call up a number. After you call, you have to enter a password, the only way to get the password is by finding a serial number on a pay-phone.




    The number is on the cache page. I wouldn't suggest calling it though, he used a prepaid-card and it would suck if strangers on the internet drained the last few minutes.




    You can't post the solution to a puzzle cache and the link to the cache here. That's completely underminding the CO. If they wanted the solution in the forums, they would have put it here. You really should remove or edit above post.

  8. Look at the first log of caches in your area. There should be a "published" log by a reviewer. Go to the reviewer's profile page and there should be a link to email them. That being said, reviewers are unpaid volunteers, and most have to work a second job to make ends meet. So be patient with them, as being a reviewer is truly a sacrifice.

  9. whys that ? better interface or better reception?


    Neither. The 62 doesn't have an electronic compass. For geocaching, and electronic compass is *almost* a must. Therefore, you will find it very hard to cache with a GPSMAP 62. The 62s has the electronic compass (very useful) and the 62st adds built in topo maps. I suggest buying a 62s and putting some free topo maps on. Usually, you can get better quality topo maps for your area anyway.


    Without the electronic compass, you will have to be moving to see which direction the cache is from where you are standing. It is really just much more of a hastle.


    I had a Oregon 550 and now have a 62s. I like the buttons of the 62 way way better than the Oregon, but it's a personal preference.

  10. I'd say it kinda depends on how the 'tool' is used.

    Is it something I could have trouble figuring out, or would anyone know how to use it?

    If it's something simple that a 5 Y.O. could figure out, then I would think of it more as a multi.

    If I have to figure out how to use the 'tool', then I would think of it as a '?' (Mystery).


    Also, do you have to take the tool with you to the new location? Maybe to open the cache box? Like a key? If this is the case, may not be a great idea because some cachers will not return the key to the original location. If it's something that stays at the original location and is different than simply a set of new coordinates, it should probably be a "Unknown" Cache.


    personally i prefer the Oregon 450 or 550 if you want camera too, the touchscreen makes all the difference to me, not to mention that is less bulky




    I bought an Oregon 450 a little more than a year ago thinking I'd enjoy the touchscreen. While I love the touchscreens on my iThings, the Oregon touchscreen just doesn't do it for me. I recently bought a 62s and find its handling much more intuitive (menus are largely equivalent, so this is really about touchscreen vs keypad only). However, I haven't put either unit to truly extensive use yet. The 62 doesn't feel more bulky to me than the Oregon...I actually like holding the 62 better.


    Note that the preference for a touchscreen or for a device with a keypad is highly subjective. I'm not "more right" than the previous poster...just wanted to offer another opinion.





    I agree with Oliver. I used to have an Oregon and hated the touch screen. Not quite responsive enough for me. I really like the button arrangement of the 62s and 60CSx units. But it is all personal opinion. Hold both and see what you like!

  12. The 62 series is probably the way to go here. I do not own one but it is very accurate from what I have heard others say.


    I agree the 62 series is awesome, I have a 62s myself. However, if you don't want to use it for cache descriptions, the 60CSx will be much cheaper and accomplish all your goals. I personally love the fact that I have the descriptions, hints and recent logs on my 62s, but if you don't need that, you can get just as good of reception with the old 60CSx.

  13. The no trespassing sign is.a big deal breaker. Do you mention in the description about it? Do you have LO permission? If not, the cache shold not be there, especially if it is behind a no trespassing sign. If you do have permission, mention on the page that finders have permission to go past the sign.

  14. While just recently released as a "trackable" I think TBGJAA wins!


    It's the "Original Can of Beans", a can of beans that was some of the original SWAG in the first geocache. It travels from event to event now and can only be "discovered",

  15. Dartmoor Letterboxing web site.


    The history of letterboxing


    Letterboxing began in 1854 when a Dartmoor guide named James Perrott placed a glass bottle at Cranmere Pool, and encouraged hikers that made the considerable walk to the site to leave a calling card as a record of their achievement. ...


    No one is denying that it started then, However, it was confined to Dartmoor until relatively recently.

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