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    • December Update: Since the last update, 3 caches on the list were found, 6 were temporarily disabled or archived and 11 more were added to the list.  As of November 30th there were 68 active caches within a 75 mile radius of downtown Houston that have not been found in over three years. They are: Chopped... GC189K6 - was last found on 4/22/12 by Log Dawgs, criffree and SeekerOfSeasons. SW 4 - High Plains Cacher GC227AX - was last found on 7/8/12 by rocky4. Part of the Family GCW38B - was last found on 12/3/12 by Raven & Georeyna with one DNF since. SW 3 - The Good, The Bad & The Cacheless GC227AW - was last found on 12/15/12 by L Clan. Hyperhidrosis GCM3E4 - was last found on 2/9/13 by cachestacker with one DNF since. Watering Hole GC2KZ0W - was last found on 2/14/13 by Moose.Head and TimGrady with one DNF since. FTFC #73 St. Patrick's Revenge GC24Y0V - was last found on 2/17/13 by Rich&Lola. I'm Sick of Puzzles Two! GC1DZJP - was last found on 2/18/13 by cachestacker. SW 2 - For a Few Caches More GC227AV - was last found on 2/27/13 by L CLan. Night Time Ninja Aptitude #8 GC2NPZ8 - was last found on 3/1/13 by dmtex, with two DNF's since. Night Time Ninja Aptitude #9: The Unknown Grave GC2P4G6 - was last found on 3/2/13 by DJAX96 & jjax12, with one DNF since. Ninja Bait #2 GC3VW63 - was last found on 3/2/13 by DJAX96, jjax12 & TimGrady. STP (Soda Tube Puzzle) GC1YMXM - was last found on 3/2/13 by L_Clan. Here Come The Beatles! GC2VMQM - was last found on 3/2/13 by L Clan. Ninja Bait #3 - Ninja Eye Candy GC3VW6V - was last found on 3/2/13 by DJAX96, jjax12 & TimGrady. Ninja Bait #4 - Animal Crossing GC3VW78 - was last found on 3/2/13 by DJAX96, jjax12 & TimGrady. DEER XING GC1BADQ - was last found on 3/3/13 by rocky4. Timberlane Hike and Bike 2 GC2JJ1P - was last found on 3/8/13 by TexasWriter & CornDoll. The point of no return? GC252F0 - was last found on 3/12/13 by skunkonthefog & Silliams, with two DNF's since. Alphabet Soup Bonus #1 GC2579Y - was last found on 3/23/13 by L Clan. FTFC #112 - Yes, it is tax time GC49G4W - was last found on 4/12/13 by FamilieRyan, Manofsteel73 and criffree. Russian Roulette # 2 GC3AF87 - was last found on 4/17/13 by BaytownBert. Off the Grid GC2WARC - was last found on 5/14/13 by Kirbydox. You can't get from there to here GC4D0G2  - was last found on 6/12/13 by theBasty and Craziestcatlady. FTFC #71 - 2010 GC22WDP - was last found on 6/15/13 by TexasWriter. Muy Caja! GC18J5X - was last found on 6/16/13 by TexasWriter with one DNF since. FTFC #54 - Pitch Perfect GC1EAGG - was last found on 6/6/13 by terratin. Night Time Ninja Aptitude #11 GC2V42P - was last found on 7/27/13 by AVOdizzle, with three DNF's since. Oldies but goodies GC350B3 - was last found on 8/1/13 by drew8, with two DNF's since. AHHHCHOO 097 GC2MCQM - was last found on 8/4/13 by KeyResults, with one DNF since. CR1000 GC1N97A - was last found on 8/6/13 by Twisted Willie. I See You GC2NPTT - was last found on 8/15/13 by finnfive, with two DNF's since. Old and (Not) Gold GC37AV7 - was last found on 8/16/13 by amaranth1211. Grant's Hole in the Tree GC2K21Q - was last found on 8/18/13 by cache.points. Under Water? What was I thinking? GC4EK4Z - was last found on 8/19/13 by rambetta. You can get here from somewhere, maybe! GC4DWJ5 - was last found on 8/19/13 by rambetta. The Found River GC4D0H9 - was last found on 8/19/13 by rambetta. You have to go this way to get it from here GC4DZH3 - was last found on 8/19/13 by rambetta, with one DNF since. Badguys Rule! Heroes Drool. T-850 model 101 GC2MQ31 - was last found on 8/21/13 by TrailHunterD, with one DNF since. Badguys Rule! Heroes Drool. KARR GC2MQ3J - was last found on 8/21/13 by TrailHunterD with one DNF since. Star Wars Empire- Darth Vader GC3PGZH - was last found on 8/23/13 by april_marvelous, with three DNF's since.. Santa's Coming GC39ACM - was last found on 8/25/13 by fendmar, with one DNF since. GCWLGBP: SUPER SUNDAY GC2MN0J - was last found on 8/27/13 by fendmar, with one DNF since. Wave It GC4C1H3 - was last found on 8/31/13 by Cache Advisor with one DNF since. Troubled bridge over still water GC4D0HM - was last found on 9/1/13 by redcar & mr redcar. Scrambled GC3XZQD - was last found on 9/4/13 by davarle. "The Cut" - The Bend GC1CXEV - was last found on 9/6/13 by Trea, geojrh & rambetta. "The Cut" - Piggy #3 GC1DE44 - was last found on 9/6/13 by Trea, geojrh & rambetta. "The Cut" - Piggy #1 GC1DE3B - was last found on 9/6/13 by Trea, geojrh & rambetta. FTFC # 82 - The Final Game GC2KEE7 - was last found on 9/10/13 by MedTexPlacer. Wizard's House - Redux GC44MAV - was last found on 9/19/13 by Benttandem, with two DNF's since. FTFC #115 - Hard Sudoku GC4FQHW - was last found on 9/19/13 by Benttandem. 4 AGNAV GC1ZVVT - was last found on 9/21/13 by thefrozenghost & 1s+0s, with three DNF's since. GBP West Trail Series #3 GC1HX88 - was last found on 9/22/13 by Hoosier Ranger, with six DNF's since. Behind the Stink GC3BXMB - was last found on 9/27/13 by searching4you, with one DNF since. A SERVICE FOR ALL GCMRRF - was last found on 9/28/13 by finnfive, with one DNF since. Shakespeare or the Bible? GC1ENJW - was last found on 10/7/13 by BaytownBert with one DNF since. Over the Woods and Through the River! GC2K2CK - was last found on 10/27/13 by RRM10. Points of Interest GC4RKPM - was last found on 11/11/13 by FamilieRyan with one DNF since. GBP Hike: Berm GC41EHX - was last found on 11/13/13 by uptrain. GBP Hike: Animals GC41EDY - was last found on 11/13/13 by uptrain. GBP Hike: Cluster GC41EGD - was last found on 11/13/13 by uptrain. GBP Hike: Another Fence? GC41EGW - was last found on 11/13/13 by uptrain. GBP Hike: Tree GC41EHC - was last found on 11/13/13 by uptrain. Don't Be Crude GC3DFKM - was last found on 11/15/13 by marinebuck with one DNF since. Looking Right At It GC3D3JF - was last found on 11/16/13 by MsBhavn70. Southwest GBP #6 GC2VRWW - was last found on 11/28/13 by Backwards Charlie from Austin. Now off the list: Fools Rush In GC282P5 - was found October 5th by tipete, 44 months after it was last found. Still more Golden Oldies GC377WY - was found November 1st by cachestacker, 39 months after it was last found. Close to the Others GC21ACQ - was found November 9th by teamCull, 39 months after it was last found.   Other changes since the last update: Do Snakes Climb Trees? GC2KWCM - was archived by a reviewer. THORNS GC1QD58 - was archived by a reviewer. Joseph of Cupertino GC302N2 - was temporarily disabled by a reviewer. Deliverance 4 GC1QQHM - was temporarily disabled by a reviewer. Rumpelstiltskin's Treasure GC47HFC - was temporarily disabled by a reviewer. Badguys Rule! Heroes Drool. Tiamat's cache GC2MQ2M - was temporarily disabled by a reviewer.   Be sure to check out the Bookmarked List of these caches.
    • This might be a good stocking stuffer for christmas. We've had some trouble using our phone's gps when searching in large wooded areas/forest geocaches. Thanks for pointing this one out. 
    • Bass Pro mailer today has Garmin GPSMAP 64S at $199.00 in Greater Houston area which is $100.00 off reg price.  The 64S is a very good product for anyone thinking about upgrading or buying a handheld for Geocaching. I personally believe it is the best consumer handheld GPS unit available right now, especially for Urban Caching, and matched with a good smartphone for satellite images, is about as good as it gets right now IMO.
    • Here is a decent and easy to understand article on GPS surveying: http://water.usgs.gov/osw/gps/ Here is a CalTrans document on GPS aacuracy requirements for different surveys. 5 mm is the most stringent requirement and used for monuments, etc. http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/row/landsurveys/SurveysManual/05_Surveys.pdf
    • Makes me appreciate the building achievements of the Ancient Civilizations that much more; Assuming the Ancients weren't helped by advanced intergalactic visitors, or future Us traveling back in time to mess with ourselves in the present.  
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