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  1. Mcguyvertwo and I need one on the X (DNF), the A, and the S. I know parking is closed on the east side but is it still possible to come in from the east side? We plan to do them but it will be mid February before I can do it due to moving.
  2. 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
  3. Food for thought: After I saw the accuracy claim I called the surveyor I work with that surveys our deep water well locations (think surveying a spot 10,000' under water) subway tunnels, and surveys in the GPS systems on ships (ie he is one of the best surveyors in the world). He told me 2 things. The first is the most accurate survey possible is about 5 mm by waypoint averaging in 30 min increments over the course of the day to grab different satellite constellations and then performing post processing using tie in points for reference that have been surveyed multiple times over the years. The second is that there really is no "survey grade" GPS. Without the post processing our handhelds pulling off GLONASS, GPS, WAZ, etc are just as accurate if left to waypoint average for the same length of time. Without post processing he says the best accuracy to expect is ~ 3 ft. I confirmed this as he surveyed our farm for us with me clearing survey lines. At the GPS points he waypoint averaged at for 30 minutes and then post processed I can match within 3 to 6 ft if I waypoint average for 3 minutes. Team 150%
  4. Awesome trip....can't wait to grab the rest at Roundup!
  5. Kenny....see the max weight capacity limit on it? You and I aint gonna fit hahaha. Its interesting concept but a jet powered aluminum tunnel hull jon boat can do the same and more. Less draft, more load, more stability. The yak is maybe 100 lbs lighter but most arent going to be putting it on their car roof or pickup bed at ~175 lbs so they both end up on a trailer anyway. Josh
  6. I expect to leave them for a month and if no one has agreed to adopt them I will archive them.  In the mean time if any require maintenance I will disable them.

  7. Thot....if you leave them in place a little longer myself and mcguyvertwo are going to do the series on a Saturday or Sunday soon. Unfortunately I live on NW side of town and rarely venture down town so I couldn't adopt / maintain them. Josh
  8. I'm guessing it is a measured distance from a boundary line / point. We use a similar method to describe oil well locations within the lease section. Josh / Team 150%
  9. Thermocell's are awesome if you aren't moving like BB says. We use them regularly on our patio (one hung below my wife's and my chair). I also use them in the deer stand and the deer don't seem to smell them either but they do kick out a visible puff of "smoke" every once in a while. Josh
  10. Bert, its the same one I mentioned in the other post. I had given up and resigned myself to buying a new one but the last try, after writing the above post, fixed it so its back in business. I still want to buy another as a backup however. Like you I have found I don't like the flat screen GPSs. I am constantly forgetting to lock the screen on my 600 and next thing I know it's telling me my altimeter reading or distance to Mt Everest. I rarely have that issue with 450. GASTX PM coming shortly. Josh
  11. Resuscitating (sp) old post as it saved my Oregon 450t. I had tried both methods Bert (computer reboot) and cachestacker (finger in corner reboot) already with no success. I was about to give up when I found this post so I decided to try a combination of the two. Who knows why and I still can't explain how but it worked. Josh
  12. Anybody got an Oregon 450 or 450t they are looking to sell so they can upgrade? Mine just bit the dirt and while I have a 600 as well I prefer the interface and screen of the 450. Josh
  13. Troglodyte & cachestacker, Thanks for the recommendations and Ill definitely check those out. The Fountain of Youth Earthcache is actually off the same exit I usually make my last stop for gas at. Bert, Since those are so close to home Im going to save them for when I get over in the Baytown area. Ive actually already grabbed one passing through to cover that quad. Josh
  14. Guys & Gals, Im planning a 66 county cache run along I10 when I travel back home to Georgia in April. Any recommendations for caches along I10 or within 1 county that just cant be missed? Josh
  15. FamilieRyan, Wish I would have known. Mcguyvertwo and I are planning to cache the S and A on one of the next two weekends to finish off TEXAS. We could have handled maintenance run for you. Josh