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WeightMan

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  1. I assume you have the Northwest Classics bookmark list. That will get you a number of caches to do around the Seattle area. Unfortunately you leave on a Friday. The Lily Pad is open for cachers to visit on Friday afternoons. I don't know about Tracey Arm, but it would not hurt to have that EC loaded just in case you are able to do what is needed. In Juneau, so plan on taking the tramway up the hill. There are a few up there and you have some great views. The closest cache to the top of the tramway is The Caretaker so you can start your search with that one. There are two traditional caches up there along with one EC. I did find this bookmark for caches near the ship terminal in Skagway.
  2. What will be your stops? Are you starting in Seattle or Vancouver?
  3. Not necessarily - I have free software on my PC. I didn't know that was available.
  4. This is a QR code and most smartphones can get an app to read it. I used mine and it tells the coords of the final and a hint. If you don't have a smartphone, that puzzle may not be for you.
  5. I was going to suggest attending an event cache so you could get to know some of your local cachers. Unfortunately there are none listed in your area right now. The only one I could find was February 26 in Everett.
  6. And The Jester also placed one called Choices where the cacher had the choice of three ways to get to the final. The choice was how much technology was to be used in finding the cache. There were different routes to the final, but the terrain was all basically level.
  7. First of all, the cache is rated at 3.5 stars for difficulty. Beginners should generally start off with caches rated much lower. Secondly, the cache description states that it is a nano. Those can be as small as a dime. The cache owner states that he was able to obtain some very small containers. Taking the hint into consideration, I would look on the side of the building for something related to four and start feeling areas that I can't see. For those who might try to help out, it is this cache.
  8. There is a bookmark with some great caches in the area. See the Northwest Classics bookmark. The first three on the list are the triad.
  9. Of course the problem with using GE in remote regions of Oregon is the issue of having net connections. My Verizon phone would display the message "Your kidding, right?" most of the time I was in remote areas. I don't think the good Captain is talking about using the net. I have seen a GPSr connected to a laptop and Streets and Trips used the location from the GPSr to update the location in S&T. No net use at all. I'm sure this works with other mapping programs as well.
  10. The problem is that sorting "nearest 1000" by date is pretty meaningless because, as you say, the "nearest 1000" radius changes every day. For example, there could be a new cache today being the "newest" but it's sitting right on the edge of your PQ radius. Now if tomorrow two new caches are published closer, but the previous newest doesn't go down to place 3 in the "newest list" but drops out. Not really useful. If you create, on the other hand, a PQ with say 50 miles distance, and then sort the results by date, you'll always see the newest caches within these 50 miles. So I'd suggest 2 PQ for 2 different things: - For the nearest caches in your area, use your PQ with 1000 caches from home coordinates. - If you want to know the newest caches in your area, first decide how far you're interested in the newest caches, setup a PQ with that distance limit and then sort the results by date - you'll always see the newest caches on top even if there are more than 1000 caches. Or you could just use GSAK (gsak.net) and put the PQs together and filter however you wish. That listing can certainly be sorted by date.
  11. I cut this back to limit the size of the post. What I do when I want all the caches within, say 100 miles of home, is to do several PQs with the difference being the date placed. Near the bottom of the PQ form is a way to select those within a range of dates. I select dates so that the PQ returns a bit less than 1000 caches. That does not need to be adjusted very often.
  12. Here are mine copied from the stats tab: Closest to home 0.133mi (Cache ID is hidden from other users) Find Farthest from Home GC8C7D - Lean on Me (Italy) 5506.02mi (Cache ID is hidden from other users) Find Farthest North GCGRXF - Taiya's Playground (Alaska, United States) N 61° 09.974 W 149° 57.104 Find Farthest South GCH2WB - Shell Game (Hawaii, United States) N 21° 16.035 W 157° 49.100 Find Farthest East (from Prime Meridian) GC7698 - Radio signals from Lahti (Finland) N 60° 58.800 E 025° 38.832 Find Farthest West (from Prime Meridian) GCV1TD - Royal Coconut Grove (Hawaii, United States) N 21° 16.858 W 157° 49.834 Edit to add something accidentally left off of copy
  13. I can only echo what TL said. Demon will be missed by many folks across the country.
  14. Haunted Junkyard is on Hwy 3. If that is washed out the entire cache machine is washed out. I would suggest that Haunted Junkyard be #1 since you drive right by it on the way into Belfair from Bremeton. I would suggest the route sequence start as #5, #4, #3, #1, #2 #8 and then continue on from there skipping #6 and #7. Of course if your coming up from Olympia you might want to skip #5 along with #6 and #7. Changing the starting point this late in the process would result in people starting at both #5 and #1, not that that would be a bad thing. Well, they can still start at #1, just get a couple caches in early and skipping #6 and #7. I misunderstood what you were saying then. I thought you were suggesting 7:15 at #5 and then proceeding through that part of the list backwards.
  15. Haunted Junkyard is on Hwy 3. If that is washed out the entire cache machine is washed out. I would suggest that Haunted Junkyard be #1 since you drive right by it on the way into Belfair from Bremeton. I would suggest the route sequence start as #5, #4, #3, #1, #2 #8 and then continue on from there skipping #6 and #7. Of course if your coming up from Olympia you might want to skip #5 along with #6 and #7. Changing the starting point this late in the process would result in people starting at both #5 and #1, not that that would be a bad thing.
  16. One spot would be near Big Tommy's Little Box There is a trail that runs south from there and the other end of the trail would work as well. The key to this cache is picking your entry spot before you start to bushwhack. That I won't help with.
  17. How about The Bloated Festering Head of My First Victim, which is in Dupont, not too far away, I trust.
  18. I am considering doing this one. I have done several caches that will be on the route, but that does not bother me. I would rather ride with someone and, since i have driven on many of these roads, could do the navigating without too much of a problem. I have a vacation house near Belfair and would spend both nights there. If someone needs a navigator, I can get you the coords of the house and you can pick me up that morning. I won't make up my mind for sure until after I see the final routing.
  19. Even easier, use the media button in the editor and put the URL there. I just did it, works fine.
  20. Try going to the bottom of the page. To the left of the language pull down menu is another one. Pull that menu and select IP Board. That will get the gray to very light blue which sure helped me.
  21. And not the first time she has done that. I can think of at least two more places where Abby has made a huge difference.
  22. The Chilly Willy is on Bainbidge Island, quite a bit to the east. Most of the ride from Kingston to Belfair would be on the 2-inch wide bike path. Highway 3 can be pretty busy and does have quite a few trucks. Just about all the route will be on a 2-inch wide bike path, if there is a bike path at all. I don't recall any really bad hills on the route. Edit: Thinking about it, quite a bit of Hwy. 3 does have a paved shoulder. Some doesn't. The other roads on the route have very little to no shoulder, gravel at best. Of course you don't have to worry about the shoulder on Burma Road. What shoulder on the Burma Road? Is there one other than the ditch?
  23. Honestly I was thinking the same question. The local options don't sound too good, so I am currently thinking about Bremerton. that is probably good thinking We are starting to think about staying in Port Orchard or Bremerton, there are a couple "name brand" hotels there, I was hoping someone would have previous experience with the local Belfair Motel, the web reviews are a little iffy for them. We might still decide to camp in the Motorhome but having a good hotel room after a long day of activities sounds nice, less to worry about, deal with ect. SirKarp there's a nice State Park right on the canal a few miles West of Belfair. There are actually two state parks on the canal within 10 miles of Belfair
  24. Try emailing contact@geocaching.com and tell them about the problem. They can handle that easily.
  25. That last one is well worth the effort. I haven't done the others.
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