Great Birds

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  1. Google Earth Pro?

    Pro allows users to following tracks over terrain to preview a path from a fixed height. It is somewhat useful and I make movies to preview hikes sometimes. Since it is free, all it takes is a short download and install it to get the extra features. There is the web version too. It is does not have as full of a feature set, but will do some usefull things. It is expected to improve before the app's service is terminated one day.
  2. Looks Like a Great Event

    To keep you in the dark. Why else.
  3. fainter & fainter

    It's been a long time since I've been here or since I've found a geocache. After the group cache hunting get togethers became so infrequent, I just kind of stopped. And anyway I run a weekly hiking group now and we don't stop for caches. The only reason my GSAK data is up to date is because the scripts I wrote to download data have held up over time. I've even thought about dropping my groundspeak membership. It was a fun time but I just don't go hunting any more. I am happy that Jason has kept the forum up for the occasional times I drop by.
  4. Retiring my caches

    Dropped the rest of them to you today.
  5. Retiring my caches

    I'll get them transferred to you as soon as I figure out how to. Some are missing containers contact me is you need any help with them. ETA: I sent one adoption request to you. If I did it right and it goes through I'll transfer the rest of the On Location caches.
  6. Retiring my caches

    One of the things about geocaching is that it has always been a community. Something each of us has in common with others everywhere in the world. I've always appreciated the contributions that have allowed me to explore my surroundings by caching. So it is the least I can do to withdraw my small contribution with the same spirit that prompted so many of the great caches I have found. Some of these caches are in good spots, if someone wants a spot rather than a cache, I'd be happy to make the transfer or coordinate the delisting.
  7. Retiring my caches

    I have stopped caching for the most part and don't seem to find time to maintain my own caches. So I have decided to retire my hides. If anyone is interested in adopting some or all, please let me know in the next few weeks. .
  8. 5th Annual CLAPS Moonlight Paddle Event 12/6

    Ya, that is something you can do for your own party, but not for a spouses. Thankfully, my wife works with interesting people that, when pressed, can talk about something other than office politics.
  9. 5th Annual CLAPS Moonlight Paddle Event 12/6

    Bummer for me. The wifes company christmas party is the same night. So I'll be drinking mediocre wine and eating buffet horderves instead of paddling on the festive bayou waters.
  10. 5th Annual CLAPS Moonlight Paddle Event 12/6

    Your generosity in this matter outshines even your reputation for magnanimity. It's on the calendar.
  11. Need help hosting event for out of towner

    This is the place. Post an event and they will come.
  12. Revise Memorial Mob?

    "But officer, the cache is just on the other side. And it is sucha long way around." And there was also the trip to the emergency room for one of the cachers whose previous fence climb had been in childhood.
  13. Revise Memorial Mob?

    I was part of a memorial Mob day or two. We started with a "breakfast" even of a box of donuts on a tailgate. The day included spending an inordinate amount of time finding the smallest container I had seen up to that time. Then there was the fence. My map of Memorial park used to be all smileys. That has has been a while so I am up for another day of caching there.
  14. BB's Nov 16 Flash Mob in the Pines!

    I'd love to go along but we have plans for the RenFest. That is unless it is raining too heavily, in which case we'll skip the RenFest and.....
  15. MidTown Bike Trail possible gunshots

    My two caches aren't on the trails over there. I tried to put one near the new rail track but Neal had used the area for the final of his multi. My two caches are on industrial streets, Home Furnishings Warehouse is in a pretty much abandoned block but there are a few houses near Saftey Follows Wisdom. I haven't felt unsafe at either location, but each has a daytime only attribute and a daytime warning is prominent in the description. The hints contain the specific location for each container. I did worry a bit about feral dogs on one visit. I am a great believer in practicing situational awareness and liberally applying discretion when geocaching.