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UTM and seeking caches

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Is there a way that the "hide and seek a cache" page on geocaching could include looking up caches by UTMs? Its just kinda confusing, especially for a neophyte cacher like myself, convert Lat/Lon to UTMs everytime I want to go somewhere and hunt a cache.

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Is there a way that the "hide and seek a cache" page on geocaching could include looking up caches by UTMs? Its just kinda confusing, especially for a neophyte cacher like myself, convert Lat/Lon to UTMs everytime I want to go somewhere and hunt a cache.


 

It's like metric. Don't convert...

 

You can also do it by zip code.

 

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Originally posted by AZ herp girl:

Is there a way that the "hide and seek a cache" page on geocaching could include looking up caches by UTMs? Its just kinda confusing, especially for a neophyte cacher like myself, convert Lat/Lon to UTMs everytime I want to go somewhere and hunt a cache.


 

Is there a reason you really really really want to work with UTM? Seems to me that it would be easier to set your GPSr to Hddd mm.mmm and be done with it.

 

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I took the one less traveled by, ...

 

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I'm not sure how to find a zip code for some of the areas I want to cache. For example, I'm going to penasco canyon AZ this weekend and I wanted to see if there were any caches I could pick up on the way. I can get on TOPOZone.com and get the UTM for the area, but it doesn't give lat/lon coords. I'm a newbie at this anyway, and I totally admit that I do not understand all the finer points of GPS technology, or probably even a lot of the basics. I just figured having a way to search by UTM (the system I kinda sorta understand how to use) would make it easier to keep caching while I am struggling around the learning curve.

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I can get on TOPOZone.com and get the UTM for the area, but it doesn't give lat/lon coords.

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I just figured having a way to search by UTM (the system I kinda sorta understand how to use) would make it easier to keep caching while I am struggling around the learning curve.


 

I agree that it would be useful to be able to search for a cache using UTM. They are printed on the cache pages so it makes sense to be able to search for them too. But I disagree that topozone.com won't give lat/lon. There is a radio control on the map page that will switch from UTM to Hddd.dddd to D/M/S. The Hide or Seek a Cache page will accept decimal degrees. I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for a change to be made here.

 

... Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--

I took the one less traveled by, ...

 

unclerojelio

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