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Offline Dark Squirrel

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Geocaching
« on: October 24, 2007, 08:53:42 AM »
I just got a GPS.  So I'm going to take a crack at geocaching.  Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for gps users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a gps unit. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something for the cache.  http://www.geocaching.com/   

 
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2007, 08:57:26 AM »
I just got a GPS.  So I'm going to take a crack at geocaching.  Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for gps users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a gps unit. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something for the cache.  http://www.geocaching.com/  

 

My buddy Chris (KentuckyWoodsman) is big into geocaching.  He plans on showing me some of his favorite spots up on Pine Mountain when we can get our schedules synchronized (he works 3rd shift).
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2007, 09:16:04 AM »
Couldnt you use google earth to narrow your search Dave?
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2007, 09:18:14 AM »
Geocaching is a blast.  I go quite a bit.  It has shown me alot of really cool places I didn't know existed around me.  Lots of cool hikes.  You will have a good time.
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2007, 03:26:51 PM »
I need to get a GPS, then I'm off! It looks like tons of fun!
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2007, 03:40:17 PM »
geocaching is amazingly fun.  We do it all the time on Bs trips :) . We find lots of cool stuff but, i find the geocache's log to be the best. It shows you who has already been there. Pretty interesting stuff. :D

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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2007, 03:46:13 PM »
Well I'm going to take a shot at it this weekend.  I'm going to print up a bunch of locations and go exploring.  I'll start with stuff close by then try somethng a little harder to get to.
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2007, 04:54:28 PM »
Dave, that sounds like SO much fun!  I wish we lived closer to each other so I could meet up with you and your friends to do some of these things.  None of my friends here in Charlotte want to do anything fun like that. :(
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2007, 05:13:43 PM »
Holly why don't you join 1 of those hiking clubs ?
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2007, 05:14:52 PM »
I'm joining the Carolina Orienteering Klubb.  :thumbsup:  It's a hiking club but teaches the proper use of map and compass and GPS.
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2007, 05:16:26 PM »
I'm just a bit shy joining a club when I don't know anybody.  Of course, within an hour, I'll have a bunch of new friends! :woot:
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2007, 05:26:34 PM »
i bet ull be a social butterfly :D
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2007, 05:28:23 PM »
Awww...you're so sweet! :hug: 
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2007, 05:28:49 PM »
Dave, will you give us a step by step lesson on geocaching?
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2007, 05:32:17 PM »
that would be great, because if i get a gps i wanna go hiking when i'm older for Geocaches! And i find it great that Holly is joining a club and espiecially that her club is spelled with a  K :rofl:
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2007, 01:40:57 PM »
Oh man, this makes me want to get a GPS soooo much, maybe I'll save up for a $100 one!
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2007, 01:46:26 PM »
Dave, will you give us a step by step lesson on geocaching?

I certainly will.  I'm going to take my camcorder of to document everything.  I just hope the weather holds out.  It's supposed to rain this weekend.  I'm headed to a arts and crafts store tonight to try and find tiny squirrels.  A lot of caches have stuff in them for people to take like rubber bands, business cards, hot wheels.  If you take a item you are supposed to leave one.  So I figure I'll get some little squirrels to drop in the cache.
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2007, 02:01:43 PM »
I'll be using a Magelllan eXplorist 100 North America.  I spent about an hour the other night getting use to all the functions.  I was impressed to find that the backlite is red on the screen.  This is great for using at night because red light won't kill your night vision.
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2007, 02:17:22 PM »
I'll be using a Magelllan eXplorist 100 North America.  I spent about an hour the other night getting use to all the functions.  I was impressed to find that the backlite is red on the screen.  This is great for using at night because red light won't kill your night vision.


That IS good...our electricity was out last night, and until I handed her a flashlight, my wife was using her cell phone to light her way!  Alot of these modern electronics are so brightly lit you could probably see them from space...

Dave, you remember from Les' old site, was it cedrones that had the geocaching symbol for an avatar?
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2007, 02:56:45 PM »
You are absolutely right Bob.  I was trying to remember who had it.  When I was looking over the geocaching website that symbol was everywhere and I was trying to remember who had it for a avatar.  thanks for jogging my memory with getting it winded. happy097.gif
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