TheNorman

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  1. What's With Haunted Hides?

    If I remember correctly, this isn't a souvenir but is a badge, and after we qualified we got a message (or email?) or saw on a blog what we had to do to get the icon. The details are now a bit vague. It's the kind of thing that I don't see any reason to remember, so I'm now fuzzy on the details.
  2. International Geocaching Day 2017

    I have added an event to the calendar. I neglected to include the GC code. Here is a link GC7A20A.
  3. Lunch Anyone? International Geocaching Day!

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    GC7A20A
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    August 19 is International Geocaching Day. Join us for lunch in Huntsville at Rodeo Mexican Bar & Grill.
  5. fainter & fainter

    On the puzzlehelp site, people ask for help as well, so it can lead you to interesting puzzles. If I'm working on a puzzle, and have hit a wall, sometimes just a nudge in the right direction is incredibly helpful. It seems like half the geocaches in my wife's home town are puzzles, and this has helped a lot.
  6. fainter & fainter

    I think there are still some useful things that can happen here, but I agree that the day to day communication has dropped way off. In the past I found that this was the best forum for our Texas Challenge team in the years that I could participate. For day to day stuff, what I see on FB is https://www.facebook.com/groups/183002578433642/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/geocachingpuzzlehelp/. The local groups don't seem to be too active. I used to be a member of the Geocaching Southeast Texas group, but I guess I got kicked out. (I suspect that there was some FB glitch, and the group got killed, and then re-started, but there are only 4 members currently and no posts since May.)
  7. Has GC stopped supporting encryption of logs?

    In the newest form, it seems to be gone. On the website, you can opt for the older version, and there is a check box below the text box to encrypt the answer. Anything in square brackets [like so] will not be encrypted.
  8. How much climbing

    I would think that climbing on a fire hydrant should get more than 1.5 terrain rating. I often find D/T ratings that I consider to be "off". This one looks like the default was not changed.
  9. How much climbing

    Well, in the guide D/T guide "small elevation changes" gets a 2.5 T rating.
  10. Traveling Caches

    And other archived caches can, on occasion, still be found.
  11. The Red, White & Black

    It is the "thin red line of courage" flag representing firefighters. https://www.patriotwood.com/blogs/news/83224135-what-does-the-thin-red-line-mean-for-firefighters
  12. Missing Souvenir

    Got mine!
  13. I've been everywhere?

    I didn't know about the county version, and the one in Plano sounds like it might be the one I remember--much appreciated!
  14. I've been everywhere?

    That certainly matches the name, but I must have the wrong name. Perhaps it is a name like Texas Alphabet Challenge. The idea was to find 26 caches around the state--such as a cache in Abilene to count for A, a cache in Bedias to count for B and so on.
  15. I've been everywhere?

    I seem to remember a challenge cache with a title similar to the title for this topic, but I don't remember all of the details. It was a challenge to find caches in towns throughout Texas that begin with each letter in the alphabet. I also seem to remember that a cache in Mexia would count for X. We were caching in Mexia today. And the search function at geocaching.com has changed, making it more difficult to find caches by name. So…does anyone know about the cache I'm describing and have a GC code?