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  1. I didn't realize this thread had picked back up again. Yes she was picked up shortly after I posted this...Thanks everyone!
  2. OK I'll post an alert for a recently AWOL bug of mine too. Has anyone seen Biker Bob and his Trusty Bike Gecko??? he was taken but not logged out of Skydome cache in Arizona. This poor bug has had the worst luck getting around. Sorry no signs of Loosey the Goose here in NY.
  3. These photos are somewhat contrived but who cares... I won't question whether he's actually been to the white house! Gotta love a cacher with imagination! Gilbert in DC
  4. Give this a try Is this what your looking for?
  5. Thanks everyone... it sure has been alot of fun getting here. Hoping I get some free time again sometime to get out there... don't you just hate it when real life and all those noncaching mentalities get in the way of a good plan. Cache on folks!
  6. quote:Originally posted by Grouchy & Pebs:Having problems with my new SmartDisk SmartMedia Reader and have a few questions. Is the SD Card supposed to be hard to get in? Don't force it! If I'm reading what your saying right here you are trying to get an SD (Secure Digital Card) into a Smart Media reader. Smart media cards are a different beast all together. Different media type. Check your card and your reader and make sure they are compatible.
  7. Jeremy, I'm with you... I was actually in my teens when I remember the smurfs coming out. My little sisters got them over in Germany before they came out in the US...they had the whole Mushroom village.. I just thought they were the coolest back then. Maybe you could talk them into making cool little waterproof mushroom containers too
  8. Jeremy, I'm with you... I was actually in my teens when I remember the smurfs coming out. My little sisters got them over in Germany before they came out in the US...they had the whole Mushroom village.. I just thought they were the coolest back then. Maybe you could talk them into making cool little waterproof mushroom containers too
  9. I'd be interested in buying some... maybe 10 or so depending on the price.
  10. I'd be interested in buying some... maybe 10 or so depending on the price.
  11. quote:Originally posted by StayFloopy: One question I have: Is Rule #1 posted at the entrance to Putnam County Conservation Areas? If not, then maybe it's better not to know about it. I was questioning this also. The only sign I could ever recall seeing was this one I drove by there on my way home from work today to see if there was another sign by the road or something that I had missed and it turns out they have a brand new sign along with kiosk and trail maps. The second line on the sign reads exactly as he stated rule #1. I can't imagine how they would enforce it... maybe this is step #1 for them.
  12. quote:Originally posted by StayFloopy: One question I have: Is Rule #1 posted at the entrance to Putnam County Conservation Areas? If not, then maybe it's better not to know about it. I was questioning this also. The only sign I could ever recall seeing was this one I drove by there on my way home from work today to see if there was another sign by the road or something that I had missed and it turns out they have a brand new sign along with kiosk and trail maps. The second line on the sign reads exactly as he stated rule #1. I can't imagine how they would enforce it... maybe this is step #1 for them.
  13. One of the main things I'd like to know is how other counties operate. I'm pretty sure I can go to Westchester and purchase a county pass to use their parks. I would expect that from Town parks.. but not even city parks seem like they are closed to the general public. I could see in order to rent a shelter or Gazebo needing to be a resident but for an 800 acre conservation area with no facilities to be trespassing just going for a walk? Is that how county parks typically operate?
  14. One of the main things I'd like to know is how other counties operate. I'm pretty sure I can go to Westchester and purchase a county pass to use their parks. I would expect that from Town parks.. but not even city parks seem like they are closed to the general public. I could see in order to rent a shelter or Gazebo needing to be a resident but for an 800 acre conservation area with no facilities to be trespassing just going for a walk? Is that how county parks typically operate?
  15. Hi Jonboy, I have a letter to you sitting in my drafts box that was just waiting for the Putnam response... my reply to you on this whole permission thing. I had hoped to have another favorable response to back up my viewpoint. When I spoke to them on the phone I was told This sounds exactly like the kind of activity we want going on in our parks. I was told that they were laying out all kinds of new trails using the gps and offered me their maps which are not in print yet to help the cause. So this came as a surprise to me. I can only think of one other cache that might be affected by this decision, Hudson's Foley... if you go to the Putnam County page you can see which areas it affects. (Ninhm is State MUA) I do have written permission from Locust Grove and Scenic Hudson for 2 caches and an open line of communication for future authorizations. The state has chosen to ignore my multiple letters, phone calls and visits but the rangers are well aware of my caches, most not taking a stand either way. One state park ranger upstate has gone to bat for my cache with the state and keeps an eye on it for me. If they want to ignore me then that's fine by me at this point... just let them try to tell me I never tried to get permission. This is the first time I was ever actually told no. I understand where you are coming from but in my heart I disagree. I've been watching the forums for 15 months now... it seems most times the parks kick geocaching out they say it's because THEY WERE NEVER ASKED! I am not a politcal activist by long shot... I just love the sport and want to be able to participate without feeling guilty or that I'm sneaking around. That's not an angle on the game that I enjoy. I know I'm extremly naive in the way of legislation. I had hoped that communication would provide advocates before a negative relationship was formed with the geocaching community. I'm done talking to the state at this point... they know where to find me if they ever choose to aknowledge my request. The AT caches I have no intention of persuing authorization for... those I know I'd be way over my head in legislation. As for other placements I can't say what I'll do yet. I do not mean to jepordize other cache placements and will try to be cautious in my approach to prevent this but even though this slows down my hiding rate I prefer to feel that I have tried. I am not trying to debate you on the matter though.. I can understand where you're coming from and you are right in that mind set. Maybe in this situation you could say that I prefer to remain naive, I don't want to know all the political ramifications of taking a hike in the woods. It takes all the fun out of it.
  16. Hi Jonboy, I have a letter to you sitting in my drafts box that was just waiting for the Putnam response... my reply to you on this whole permission thing. I had hoped to have another favorable response to back up my viewpoint. When I spoke to them on the phone I was told This sounds exactly like the kind of activity we want going on in our parks. I was told that they were laying out all kinds of new trails using the gps and offered me their maps which are not in print yet to help the cause. So this came as a surprise to me. I can only think of one other cache that might be affected by this decision, Hudson's Foley... if you go to the Putnam County page you can see which areas it affects. (Ninhm is State MUA) I do have written permission from Locust Grove and Scenic Hudson for 2 caches and an open line of communication for future authorizations. The state has chosen to ignore my multiple letters, phone calls and visits but the rangers are well aware of my caches, most not taking a stand either way. One state park ranger upstate has gone to bat for my cache with the state and keeps an eye on it for me. If they want to ignore me then that's fine by me at this point... just let them try to tell me I never tried to get permission. This is the first time I was ever actually told no. I understand where you are coming from but in my heart I disagree. I've been watching the forums for 15 months now... it seems most times the parks kick geocaching out they say it's because THEY WERE NEVER ASKED! I am not a politcal activist by long shot... I just love the sport and want to be able to participate without feeling guilty or that I'm sneaking around. That's not an angle on the game that I enjoy. I know I'm extremly naive in the way of legislation. I had hoped that communication would provide advocates before a negative relationship was formed with the geocaching community. I'm done talking to the state at this point... they know where to find me if they ever choose to aknowledge my request. The AT caches I have no intention of persuing authorization for... those I know I'd be way over my head in legislation. As for other placements I can't say what I'll do yet. I do not mean to jepordize other cache placements and will try to be cautious in my approach to prevent this but even though this slows down my hiding rate I prefer to feel that I have tried. I am not trying to debate you on the matter though.. I can understand where you're coming from and you are right in that mind set. Maybe in this situation you could say that I prefer to remain naive, I don't want to know all the political ramifications of taking a hike in the woods. It takes all the fun out of it.
  17. Recently I submitted a request to Putnam County Parks for permission for this cache: GC117D I had placed a year prior. Here is the response that I received today Dear Ms. Ttepee In reference to your letter regarding geocaching in the Michael Ciaiola Conservation Area I would like to refer to the Rules & Regulations Governing the activities allowed on all county owned conservation lands. Rule #1 States: Putnam County Conservation Areas are for the sole use of Putnam County Residents and their guests." In this rule the term guest refers to a person or persons physically accompanying a county resident. It is therefore, determined that this activity would be allowable for county residents. However, the means in which it is promoted via the internet may mislead non-county residents to think it allowable for them. They would run the risk of a possible trespass violation. It is in my professional opinion that the internet promoting of geocaching on any Putnam County lands should cease and desist immediately. Very truly yours, Mr. Harold J. Gary Putnam County Department of Highways & Facilities 842 Fair Street Carmel, NY 10512 845-878-6331 Here is a link to their web page That the consideration of adding a disclaimer to the cache page was never made just boggles my mind. I'd like to cover all the bases in my response so I'm hoping for some of those great ideas and angles you people come up with so that I don't miss anything. I am going away this weekend and have alot of preparing to do but I know I'm going to be obsessing about this if I don't respond before I leave. To Top it off I screwed up my computer at work today and I've got to unscrew it or there's no screwing off for me during the day. So any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Ttepee
  18. Recently I submitted a request to Putnam County Parks for permission for this cache: GC117D I had placed a year prior. Here is the response that I received today Dear Ms. Ttepee In reference to your letter regarding geocaching in the Michael Ciaiola Conservation Area I would like to refer to the Rules & Regulations Governing the activities allowed on all county owned conservation lands. Rule #1 States: Putnam County Conservation Areas are for the sole use of Putnam County Residents and their guests." In this rule the term guest refers to a person or persons physically accompanying a county resident. It is therefore, determined that this activity would be allowable for county residents. However, the means in which it is promoted via the internet may mislead non-county residents to think it allowable for them. They would run the risk of a possible trespass violation. It is in my professional opinion that the internet promoting of geocaching on any Putnam County lands should cease and desist immediately. Very truly yours, Mr. Harold J. Gary Putnam County Department of Highways & Facilities 842 Fair Street Carmel, NY 10512 845-878-6331 Here is a link to their web page That the consideration of adding a disclaimer to the cache page was never made just boggles my mind. I'd like to cover all the bases in my response so I'm hoping for some of those great ideas and angles you people come up with so that I don't miss anything. I am going away this weekend and have alot of preparing to do but I know I'm going to be obsessing about this if I don't respond before I leave. To Top it off I screwed up my computer at work today and I've got to unscrew it or there's no screwing off for me during the day. So any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Ttepee
  19. Anyone remember the "Hide and seek with Lattitude" slogan from way back when? I always liked that one... anything we can do with that?
  20. You'd never know I only started a month after you did Floopy. Your pace constantly amazes me. Happy to know you and be a part of your game.
  21. Back to the logo design itself...I'd like to throw my 2 cents in there too. It would be nice if it could be a simple figure that can be easily drawn. That is one of the great things about the official logo. It's simple enough to encourage handmade replication....you don't have to be an artist to do an ok paint job of the logo.
  22. So long as it is maintained I don't see any reason to remove them. I have one cache that's 76 days since it's been hit...but it's only been found twice so it's got plenty of life left in it. I suppose if we ever saw the day where new cachers were not joining on a regular basis a cache would have a limited lifespan but as it is right now we want to have caches out there for when new people start up. The day that the cache owner quits the game should be the day their caches should be removed in my opinion... unless someone else is willing to adopt them that is.
  23. I have a Travel Bug/Traveling Cache that asks cachers to find a unique way to log their visit.... either carving the TB itself..signing his signature quilt or carving/burning in the walls of the box, painting or whatever the cacher comes up with. The cache does also contain a log book but it's fun to see what else people come up with to represent their team.
  24. I have a Travel Bug/Traveling Cache that asks cachers to find a unique way to log their visit.... either carving the TB itself..signing his signature quilt or carving/burning in the walls of the box, painting or whatever the cacher comes up with. The cache does also contain a log book but it's fun to see what else people come up with to represent their team.
  25. Those are great!! I could see geocaching activity jumping right up there in RI...at least the path behind Team Fisur anyway Good Job..have fun with them
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