Sarteel Posted October 3, 2009 Share Posted October 3, 2009 I am new to GeoCaching and I really want to find them but I'm frustrated by a few problems. I live in a city and there are no beautiful mountain trails or picturesque parks in the area. All the caches are either Urban type which are camoed or they are hidden in the trees in the parks. I have the Geomate.jr, so I can only see the caches around my home. (Oh yeah I know, I can reset my "home" to another location and look around there but that's a pain.) I can't pick and choose the places I want to go and download only those coordinates. And I can't download ANY coordinates from geocaching.com into the Geomate.jr But the biggest problem is that all the information about the locations of the caches are on the website. The coordinates are on the website but I can only collect them if I write them down on paper. Lots of the caches around here cannot be found unless you READ the notes about cache. How can I look for these caches in the field without the computer. SO... let's say that I want to look for a cache - without reading about it on the website: I look at my Geomate.jr and I see that there is a cache 250 feet away from me "in some direction". The direction pointer is unreliable and I might not know which direction I'm going. I walk this way and that way watching the distance to see if it decreases. And then I look up and discover that there is a wall in front of me. If I could see the computer and look at the satellite view I could see that I need to approach the cache from the road on the other side of this wall. Quote Link to comment
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