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GPS Derek

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  1. WOW! Thanks I'll give it a try later today.
  2. Ok I'm at a loss here. Bought a NUVI 2495LMT with traffic to help with my longer commute on the highway and to help me with the new town I'm moving to till I learn the area. Have read that I should be able to load my waipoints from Mapsource (same one's that I load to my OREGON 400) but Mapsource does not "see" the NUVI. My PC see's it, I can look at the internal files through explorer but not Mapsource. Have I got something set wrong? Now I'm not talking geocaches yet, just a base set of waypoint like work, friends houses, etc. Thanks in advance Derek
  3. the maps may show the lighthouse is not part of the park but the park staff maintain the trail that goes right by around the point. The ranger I talked to knew about that cache as he has done some geocaching.
  4. Last summer (2011) I talked to a ranger while they were overseeing some campers pack up that thought the 2 pm check out was meant for other people. Due to the time he had on hand as he watched them quickly pack up we had a good discussion on it. He knows of GC and didn't see why if done with some trail rules (like the Rouge Park and others) that it couldn’t be allowed. I explain that from what I had read Ontario Parks new policy have left it up to the individual Park superintendents to make the call. He suggested I talk to the superintendent tomorrow when he was in. He said he would discuss it next time he saw him as well. The next day I went to the main office and asked to talk to the superintendent. Just then, walking in behind me comes the same ranger who said he get him. Few minutes later he comes out and said "sorry, the answer is NO". Never actually talked to the super, case closed. I did ask about lands outside the park and found out where the official park property ends. This summer I put one just outside the park and although not in the park it has been getting park guests visiting whith nice comments. Park is now closed for the winter so visits will be far and few between till next year I suspect. Park is Killbear, just north of Parry Sound.
  5. Any manufacture date from Service Ontario yet? I just got my plate renewal form this week and don't really want to add another sticker to the old plates.... would love to just have fresh plates! I got till mid September! And yes I know it's out of your hands, it those darn Ont Govt workers! (I'm allowed to say that as I AM ONE)
  6. Actually you will be able to shortly! Now that the original GC.com graphic batch has sold out the GC.com graphic will be available to add onto your new personalized plate and I beleive added to existing personalized plates! Probably by the fall I would guess.
  7. If that's CacheDrone's new plate, they spelled his name wrong. Although that plate looks good... I wouldn't use it! Wonder if it would have a simular problem as these guys.... http://www.snopes.com/autos/law/noplate.asp
  8. Now the report says north of Bloor! Good start to the CO caching world, member registered less than a month, 8 finds and 1 visit by the bomb squad....
  9. It appears it may not be this cache.... if the news reports are listing the closers correctly. "Both lanes of Prince Edward Dr. S. are closed to motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic from Kingslea Gdns. to Bloor St. W." & "Prince Edward is closed between Bloor and Kingslea Gardens" Kingslea is a few blocks south of Bloor. The cache mentioned is north of Bloor and the GC map doesn't any directly south. Time will tell though
  10. Quoted from cachedrone posted here As far as I know and how the Ontario reviewers understand it is that we will be applying the updated language for any new reviews of unpublished listings only. Already existing challenge caches are grandfathered, as is the standard procedure with other updates. While some may point to the removal of Additional Logging Requirement (ALR) based caches, and their conversion back in 2009, that was an exceptional case. Groundspeak, with the exception of the ALR based caches, uses the grandfathered approach. If my understanding is correct then this cache, which many of us have worked hard to achieve is still valid as it stands and the ALR's are still required. Bottom line; If you have nothing good to say about this cache please log your find and your ALR which is still required and try not to down play the fun and enjoyment that other have had.
  11. Better yet, I'll say what's right "Were at 141! There were well over 200 commitments, come on people lets stand by your commitment and finish this off" We have made it to the collection step because over 200 orders were placed... where did the 60+ missing go? I can see maybe 5% but 30%! Please, if you said you would order plates please step up and pay the man! RCA777 is doing this work for US for free, there is no profit being made here. Don’t make me track down Jerry Lewis when is at Rama in April to do a Geocaching Plate telethon!
  12. I heard a rumor that the Geek might be there a midnight if requested.... Just saying
  13. Just to add to this, if you buy these plates you do not have to be registered owner in the end... order the plates and then wrap them up for a gift. It is whoever first registers the plates to MTO is the official owner. Sadly no matter how fast we go they will not being under the tree for this year.... maybe mothers/fathers day. Or as you wish, frame them and hang them on the wall. MTO doesn't care what you do with them until they are put on a vehicle, then they must be registered. The GC trackaqble would be a great idea if ti could be done but I'm sure that will be another headache all togeather. What the current count?
  14. In our part of Canada (Toronto, Ontario) we had a new outdoor equipment chain store open called SAIL. Found the match stick containers there for $.98 SAIL has a store just east and north of the GTA but I'm sure there elsewhare in Canada too
  15. The BIG toy It wasn't around long but a cacher in Toronto had a cache as big as a small car... well actually it was a small car, a Toyota Tercel in fact that was not longer road worthy, parked in his driveway. Gas tank started to leak so it was archived and towed several months later. I was on afternoons and coming home from work when I made my find so after midnight... felt like a criminal sneaking around the driveways in this town house complex. Hint was a lot less then (like only "Toyota") and my GPS led me to the next driveway where they also had a Toyota but a much newer one. Didn't like poking around that one. Contacted the CO who added the model and color to the hint. I found it easily then.
  16. Most dangerous creature I've spotted while geocaching: "A second to find'r who thought he would be first"
  17. Still there, just hasn't been posted to for awhile so it must roll off the "current list". Holiday Challenge
  18. Yes, you do have to re-start the phone every now and then. Mines is slow with virtually no other apps running. Sometimes it hangs for what seems like forever but likely a minute... It wasn't always like this, only really since the last release.
  19. The link gives me Disabled for the moment Is it going to be fixed, sounds interesting.
  20. Thanks, Funny how "My Garmin" "manage Maps" say the last update was 2011.30 and said nothing about a update. Go to the maps page and it says 2011.40, down load again.... funny how I have no .40 on my Computer. Downloading now!
  21. Just bought a replacement NUVI for the wife's car and will be registering it but would like to get the most up to date maps. Last update for my GPS was last October I think, anyone have any idea when is a new one due? I thought they came out 3 or 4 times a year but it's been 4-5 months since the last one! Thanks, Derek
  22. TMI Geek, TMI! As a matter of point Mr. Geek, next time you have a holiday challenge, start it the summer! It's a blizzard out there! I vote we all stay home and meet at the cache at... Say noon tomorrow, a more enjoyable time and I'm sure the roads will be better Well?
  23. And I think you are going to be the CO's of one of the most popular mystery caches on Family Day of this year. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. And I think you’re going to be the CO's of one of the most popular traditional caches on Family Day of this year.... as long as it doesn't get Muggled the night before! LOL No wait that doesn't work, I need a traditional!
  24. I posted this before but my posting has gone missing... probably at the last release? Anyways... Since the latest update I have lost the arrow line from my location to the cache location. I had it before but not now. The arrow line I am talking about is when you "navigate to cache" the map shows yur location and the cache. there used to be a blue (I think) arrow line between the two but not any more. I have a 3gs that has the latest software for the phone and GC app. I have several friends with I4 and 2 have the line, 2 are like me and don't. Have I got something turned off or is this a bug. Thanks
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