SockPuppet

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  1. Yesterday the doorbell rang and I had two packages that belonged to the neighbor. I was able to catch the small delivery truck. They said they were told to use the GPS to deliver the packages and not to use the street numbers. This explains a lot. About a month ago the trash truck missed our side of the street. When I called the company they said that the GPS indicated that the truck had been on my street. I told them that the GPS is not accurate enough to tell which side of the street that the truck was on.
  2. http://www.basspro.com/Garmin-GPSMAP-64s-Handheld-GPS-Unit/product/1401291127/
  3. I emailed the San Antonio Parks Dept this morning and got this quick reply this afternoon.

    This is state plane coordinats for the more expensive Survey grade GPS, not your less than hand helds.

    The accuracy of the gps numbers are to the 1000 of an decimal inch, they geocachers would have to calculate it to what they use.

     

    Coordinates for this spot for Geocaching is 29* 29’54.91” N

                                                                                           98* 42’30.71”W

                                                                                           872’ Elevation

     

    This beta conversion tool gets you pretty close.

     

    http://beta.ngs.noaa.gov/gtkweb/

  4. I emailed the San Antonio Parks Dept this morning and got this quick reply this afternoon. This is state plane coordinats for the more expensive Survey grade GPS, not your less than hand helds. The accuracy of the gps numbers are to the 1000 of an decimal inch, they geocachers would have to calculate it to what they use. Coordinates for this spot for Geocaching is 29* 29’54.91” N 98* 42’30.71”W 872’ Elevation This beta conversion tool gets you pretty close. http://beta.ngs.noaa.gov/gtkweb/ Received another reply to say the conversion can be down via GoogleEarth. I found another conversion tool but you have to enter the zone number which appears to be 4204. https://gis.tulaliptribes-nsn.gov/Home/FrequentlyAskedQuestions.aspx More on the History of State Plane Coordinates. Used in the US. http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/10.3/guide-books/map-projections/state-plane-coordinate-system.htm
  5. They sell inflatable ones that are used in adventure racing.
  6. What and spoil the fun? Describe where you looked.
  7. https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2016/05/return-of-challenge-caches/ I like the requirement that the submitter must have completed the challenge. Thus no find a cache on Mars. Also there will be a challenge cache checker. No challenges based on titles of caches.
  8. “I promise to try and write better logs. Amen.”
  9. I can't wait until he builds Necropolis IV on Tranquility Base.
  10. I think he is numero uno in favorite cache points for the state of Texas.
  11. No wonder why everyone likes HC. He gave me credit for a find that I never found!
  12. http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/Buffalo-Bayou-s-Cistern-At-last-it-ll-open-to-7400405.php?t=feb1eb9f61438d9cbb
  13. There is 3 hr parking right at the Tour doors at the Skate park. ParkerPlus was there. The park person asked if he could make the 0.25 mile walk. I told them you would be surprised. There is a railing around the whole think. I think it is actually longer than 0.25 miles but there are at least 4 rest stops along the way. He has no trouble at all.
  14. Thanks Neal. I am going next Thursday. There is a Friday opening but getting back home during rush hour would be an issue.
  15. I am on a fishing forum and it is locally run and seems to get bigger every year. The forum has everything under the sun and not just fishing. It also has paid sponsors. It is very active and useful. 2coolfishing.com There are special sections for politics and sports. There are classifieds and also section that cannot be replied to.
  16. It is near the skate park. I'll have to see if you can get a GPS signal under there.
  17. Cool tool. I found two duplicate logs and one duplicate on an archived cache I owned.
  18. In hindsight probably so very good advice. It's just geocaching.
  19. Maybe you can see what his vacation schedule looks like?
  20. I feel and understand exactly what you are experiencing. I remember all the trouble he has with the FTF trophy. At first he wanted me to add a disclaiming which I did and he approved the cache. Many months later I try to place the cache and he asks me to remove the disclaimer at which point I mention that those are the EXACT words you suggested that I add to approve the cache. I for one think he makes up his own set of rules and applies them whenever he chooses. Thus I haven't placed a cache in years. And you are quite correct about using aerial maps to find caches and often I check those and only use the GPSr as a backup.
  21. I know there are some of you that love magnets. https://youtu.be/IANBoybVApQ
  22. There was a store in Palo Alto called Peninsula Scientific. They sold all sorts of chemicals. I remember a friend of mine making some thermite. I think it was just Potassium Permanganate an glycerin with a magnesium starter.
  23. A couple of snakes yesterday. Sorry but this is as close as I wanted to get to them.