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  1. September Update: Since the last update, 2 caches on the list were found, none were archived and 21 more were added to the list. As of August 31st there were 58 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. Chasing a Night Time Ninja GC2TJF4 - was last found on 9/8/12 by TAZ427 and TeamPoliceBike36 with two DNF's since. Rope Swing GC1MK6V - was last found on 11/18/12 by metalman69 with three DNF's since. A child logged a find on it on 1/17/16, but it looks like a mistaken find log. 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. Black Box #2 GC2TN93 - was last found on 1/15/13 by TresHntrs with three DNF's since. Sundial at George Bush Park GC28Q25 - was last found on 1/19/13 by teamCull, Eagles1181 and .jpeg, with one DNF since. Hyperhidrosis GCM3E4 - was last found on 2/9/13 by cachestacker with one DNF since. Fools Rush In GC282P5 - was last found on 2/10/13 by Moose.Head and TimGrady. 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. Here Come The Beatles! GC2VMQM - was last found on 3/2/13 by L Clan. Ninja Bait #2 GC3VW63 - was last found on 3/2/13 by DJAX96, jjax12 & TimGrady. 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. STP (Soda Tube Puzzle) GC1YMXM - was last found on 3/2/13 by L_Clan. 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. THORNS GC1QD58 - was last found on 3/12/13 by margeo47 & HeidiPoo with one DNF 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. Deliverance 4 GC1QQHM - was last found on 5/18/13 by Lukeash2003, with two DNF's since. lp park tour 3 GC18K5A - was last found on 5/29/13 by theBasty, with six DNF's since. It was recently unarchived. 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. Rumpelstiltskin's Treasure GC47HFC - was last found on 6/17/13 by Quigman. 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. Still more Golden Oldies GC377WY - was last found on 8/16/13 by amaranth1211. 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. The Found River GC4D0H9 - 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. 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. Under Water? What was I thinking? GC4EK4Z - was last found on 8/19/13 by rambetta. Close to the Others GC21ACQ - was last found on 8/20/13 by Team Blacklist. Badguys Rule! Heroes Drool. Dr. Horrible's cache GC2MQ2A - was last found on 8/20/13 by TrailHunterD, with three DNF's since. Badguys Rule! Heroes Drool. Tiamat's cache GC2MQ2M - was last found on 8/20/13 by TrailHunterD, 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. Do Snakes Climb Trees? GC2KWCM - was last found on 8/24/13 by Bubberdad, with one DNF since. Santa's Coming GC39ACM - was last found on 8/25/13 by fendmar. 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. Now off the list: FTFC #62 - Or is it a puzzle? GC1P369 - was found August 14th by teamCull, 44 months after it was last found. Jason's Big Oak GC2K21K - was found August 20th by VinceMRowe, 40 months after it was last found. Other changes since the last update: Be sure to check out the Bookmarked List of these caches.
  2. Due to GeoWoodstock and other obligations, I missed doing the July Update. So sue me... August Update: Since the last update, no caches on the list were found, 1 was archived and 7 more were added to the list. As of July 31st there were 39 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. Chasing a Night Time Ninja GC2TJF4 - was last found on 9/8/12 by TAZ427 and TeamPoliceBike36 with two DNF's since. Rope Swing GC1MK6V - was last found on 11/18/12 by metalman69 with three DNF's since. A child logged a find on it on 1/17/16, but it looks like a mistaken find log. 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. FTFC #62 - Or is it a puzzle? GC1P369 - was last found on 12/15/12 by Raven. Black Box #2 GC2TN93 - was last found on 1/15/13 by TresHntrs with three DNF's since. Sundial at George Bush Park GC28Q25 - was last found on 1/19/13 by teamCull, Eagles1181 and .jpeg. Hyperhidrosis GCM3E4 - was last found on 2/9/13 by cachestacker with one DNF since. Fools Rush In GC282P5 - was last found on 2/10/13 by Moose.Head and TimGrady. 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. Here Come The Beatles! GC2VMQM - was last found on 3/2/13 by L Clan. Ninja Bait #2 GC3VW63 - was last found on 3/2/13 by DJAX96, jjax12 & TimGrady. 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. STP (Soda Tube Puzzle) GC1YMXM - was last found on 3/2/13 by L_Clan. 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. THORNS GC1QD58 - was last found on 3/12/13 by margeo47 & HeidiPoo with one DNF 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. Jason's Big Oak GC2K21K - was last found on 4/26/13 by rathergohiking. Off the Grid GC2WARC - was last found on 5/14/13 by Kirbydox. Deliverance 4 GC1QQHM - was last found on 5/18/13 by Lukeash2003, with two DNF's since. lp park tour 3 GC18K5A - was last found on 5/29/13 by theBasty, with six DNF's since. It was recently unarchived. 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. Rumpelstiltskin's Treasure GC47HFC - was last found on 6/17/13 by Quigman. Night Time Ninja Aptitude #11 GC2V42P - was last found on 7/27/13 by AVOdizzle with three DNF's since. Now off the list: Other changes since the last update: Termite's Vinyard GC2NQ48 - was archived by Lone Star Reviewer Be sure to check out the Bookmarked List of these caches.
  3. Looks like fun, but the CLAPS series is ruled out as no motorized craft are allowed in Armand Bayou.
  4. I will when I get around to logging the Mega event.
  5. I resurrected 3 geocoins at GeoWoodstock this weekend: https://coord.info/TBPZMK https://coord.info/TBP2KC https://coord.info/TBNQQK All three had been placed in an unpublished cache by a locked member in 2007. They all belong to other locked members (or sock puppet accounts). I'd love to hear the backstory, but it looks like someone gave up the game and just dumped them in the event. Cool old coins, though!
  6. I hear there is a cool Earthcache there too! The last several times I've been out, I've sprayed by feet and legs with Deep Woods OFF, then put on my socks, sprayed again, then put on my boots and sprayed my pants legs and boot tops. Seems like overkill, but I got ZERO chigger bites -- and we were in some very chiggery places!
  7. I guess PR told you there was a cache in the queue (the lurker) for your location? How else would you know? Is this the cache you've been having so much trouble with? I guess the lurker must be your cache thief!
  8. Slightly off topic, I had an unpublished puzzle cache from 2009 that I built just to put trackables in. I never intended to submit it for review (though it would be fun to publish a brand new cache today with a GC code that started with GC22), so it just sat there. Well, about 10 days ago, Groundspeak archived it. Their log stated: This old, unpublished cache has been archived as part of site maintenance and database clean-up. You are not required to take action. If you are working on a new cache, create a new listing and submit it for review. Should you prefer to use this listing, contact your local reviewer to request unarchival. See [this Help Center article] http://support.groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=200 to identify the reviewer for your area. In the future, please work to submit cache pages for review within three months of creation. If you are working on a complex cache, or are waiting on permission, communicate your progress by posting regular reviewer notes to unsubmitted listings. Submissions older than six months may be automatically archived. It doesn't really matter to me because my trackables can sit in an archived cache was well as an unpublished one. I just thought it was interesting that it took them 7 years to decide they needed to do site maintenance and database clean-up. https://coord.info/GC22E34
  9. Pros: I can load caches as a GPX file and they show up on the screen as geocaches with the correct icon -- trad, multi, puzzle, etc. Cache description, hints and recent logs are available. The Montana holds up to 15,000 caches (though I seldom put over 8-9,000 in mine). If necessary, I can switch from Automobile driving mode to geocaching mode and use it outside of the vehicle to navigate to the cache. It works pretty much like an Oregon 550 in that regard. You can even mark caches as found, add field notes and upload to GC.com later on, if you want. It comes with a rechargeable battery, but you can take it out and install 3 AA's if you need to. Cons: Doesn't accept GGZ files like the Oregon 650 or the 64s. Firmware can be glitchy. Mine will sometime just shut down when I try to navigate to a cache and it has trouble calculating a route. When I load caches on it, I have to boot it up and make sure they "took" (sometimes the file is in there but the caches just don't show up on the screen). It's bulky and the screen is rather small and low-res for the size of the unit, IMHO. Kirbydox has the newest Montana 680T, which has 8 gig of memory and a higher mega-pixel camera than my 650T (I never use the camera anyway).
  10. YOU can't change it, but a reviewer might be able to. Since it changes the hide significantly, he'll probably tell you to just archive it and create a new listing.
  11. I don't know what you're talking about.
  12. June Update: Since the last update, 2 caches on the list were found, none were disabled or archived and 2 more were added to the list. As of May 31st there were 33 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. Chasing a Night Time Ninja GC2TJF4 - was last found on 9/8/12 by TAZ427 and TeamPoliceBike36 with two DNF's since. Rope Swing GC1MK6V - was last found on 11/18/12 by metalman69 with three DNF's since. A child logged a find on it on 1/17/16, but it looks like a mistaken find log. 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. FTFC #62 - Or is it a puzzle? GC1P369 - was last found on 12/15/12 by Raven. Black Box #2 GC2TN93 - was last found on 1/15/13 by TresHntrs with three DNF's since. Sundial at George Bush Park GC28Q25 - was last found on 1/19/13 by teamCull, Eagles1181 and .jpeg. Hyperhidrosis GCM3E4 - was last found on 2/9/13 by cachestacker with one DNF since. Fools Rush In GC282P5 - was last found on 2/10/13 by Moose.Head and TimGrady. 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. Here Come The Beatles! GC2VMQM - was last found on 3/2/13 by L Clan. Ninja Bait #2 GC3VW63 - was last found on 3/2/13 by DJAX96, jjax12 & TimGrady. 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. STP (Soda Tube Puzzle) GC1YMXM - was last found on 3/2/13 by L_Clan. Termite's Vinyard GC2NQ48 - was last found on 3/3/13 by -Scarecrow- with two DNF's since. 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. THORNS GC1QD58 - was last found on 3/12/13 by margeo47 & HeidiPoo with one DNF 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. Jason's Big Oak GC2K21K - was last found on 4/26/13 by rathergohiking. Off the Grid GC2WARC - was last found on 5/14/13 by Kirbydox. Deliverance 4 GC1QQHM - was last found on 5/18/13 by Lukeash2003, with two DNF's since. Now off the list: Strike One GC3D05C - was found May 15th by Nick&Nora2 and Trea, 40 months after it was last found. Buffalo Trail #3 GC1RZVA - was found May 29th by mnmgrnldy328, 40 months after it was last found. Other changes since the last update: Be sure to check out the Bookmarked List of these caches.
  13. 1Geocacher.zip

    Version 1.0.0

    2 downloads

    Executable game file needed to find The Adventures of 1Geocacher (GCJY6B).
  14. The new icon is a carrot they're dangling if we all play nicely!
  15. Glad I got my "100 Year Old Find" Challenge published before the moratorium! I read through the new requirements and really don't have a problem with them. It seems like they thought them out pretty well. I found if you're a paid member to Project-GC, you can view a map of challenge caches and it will show which ones have a checker and which don't. Of the one's with checkers, it will show which you qualify for and which you don't. Pretty slick!