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  1. Last log was 8/19/2010. Today I got this: Just received this coin from a Muggle."do you know what this is? I have it now since 2011 and heard you might find this useful " So this coin is finally back in the game!
  2. If they view it from the app it may not log. And if they just DL the coords and upload a find from GSAK or go straight to the logging page (i.e., the loophole for family members on premium caches) they won't show in the audit log as they did not visit the main cache page.
  3. The wireless transfer always worked better on my Oregon 450 than the 64s and predecessors. Now that I have "upgraded" (?) to the Oregon 650 that functionality has gone to less functional than the 64s.
  4. I hear they'll be doing the night cache. January 19th at 8:00 p.m.
  5. Got the mail today and my coin and other prize-level swag was in the mail from Saturday. I turned in my passport on Sunday by e-mail and got a nice acknowledgment back Monday morning saying the coin and swag would go out that week. They are on top of it! Loved the geotour. Took me to a bunch of places I have been to before, but also a bunch of places I've never been to or seen. There are some fun ones, some good containers, and one or two that were pretty challenging. It was a nice mixture all the way around. We ended up going to the Pipeline Grill. Never been there and thoroughly enjoyed it.
  6. I had a frog one once. They put out 5 of them. Not knowing, when I read the description it said to see if you could place it in a new cache before it hopped away. Sure enough, someone 'grabbed' it from me and put it in a cache overseas. So you just drop it and someone retrieves it and thinks someone else hasn't dropped it and .... you get the idea. Times five. If your 2nd copy comes back into circulation it would be like that. But less.
  7. The weekly e-mails that show the events near you, assuming you plugged in some location for yourself in your profile, is normally how I hear about them first.
  8. This thread could help you fix that..
  9. Awesome. Hope you brought back some good stuff!
  10. This is the one site I never want to see go. But too many people are on too many other apps, etc. so the traffic is just not the same. I don't Facebook so it's kinda this or nothing for me.
  11. CLAPS: I Need a Good Paddling! CITO Event Sunday, September 25th, 2016 Official event time 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Launching from Bay Area Park promptly at 9:00 a.m. For Paddlers and Non-Paddlers -- come CITO Link:
  12. Agree. Hoping for nice, cool outing that lets us know fall is actually coming. (I can dream, can't I?)
  13. You don't think you could say "I'm on a boat" literally anytime if you had that? Or it won't float? Someone had a 3 piece one on CLAPs at an event one time. Wasn't exactly like that, but same concept. Could insert extra pieces to make it a tandem.
  14. This weekend we went out and did the Lake Woodlands kayak series. It was hot and I baked a little, but nice, calm waters the whole way. And really different than most anywhere else. Mixture of nice big office buildings and retail, wild and pretty undeveloped areas, and really nice houses. Some of us went and slayed the 5/5 dragon at the far end of the lake, too. And there are one or two land based ones you can easily get out to get. Some fish jumping. Lots of HUGE herons. Strange ducks I've only ever seen in The Woodlands that look like they came from the move Coraline. Was cool to venture up here and do these.
  15. It was newly re-done in June of this year, so you can do it again.
  16. Kinda far from their home territory.
  17. Sounds like me and my son. Seems like a win-win.
  18. Hell to the yeah. That's awesome. On my Santa list. Doubtful, but will remain optimistic. Cheaper than the Ferrari that's been on my list forever.
  19. It's like virtual moving munzees, with real clan wars.
  20. I get lots of random e-mails from people on CLAPS status, routes, etc., so I thought I'd start a FAQ and Status thread for people to refer to. Previously I posted on status a recent event post, but figure this is a better way to do it. The #1 FAQ I receive is: We’re coming from (insert far away place) -- Can I replace one if it's missing? Yes. After you find some you’ll know what you’re looking for. Most of them are not designed to be difficult to find. Maybe difficult to get to. But not to find. One exception might be CLAPS #3. But nature does have a way of getting to these and things can get overgrown. Give a thorough look first up and down at logical spots YOU would hide it first. Remember, GPSr accuracy is not perfect between the trees. I would prefer if you used a Soda Tube, but you can use anything so there is at least something there temporarily. Please be sure to take a good reading of cords and post in your log what it is and the new cords. Or e-mail me for any series except CLAPS IV (e-mail Crankset Cacher if it is on CLAPS IV). FAQ #2: I have never kayaked before. Can I do this? Yes. You’ll have the hang of it after 15-20 minutes of paddling around. You don’t have to do a whole series. Come do something different, have fun, and score some smileys. FAQ #3: I don’t have a kayak. What do I do? Pinky’s is THE rental place for geocachers. I have no connection with them. Tell them you are a geocacher. Depending upon your route, you’ll get extra services included, like drop-offs at unique locations and pick-ups at other places that are not on his 'scheduled' route. They rent kayaks (single and tandem), canoes, paddle boards (just not recommended in the gator-filled sections) and jet skis. It’s recommended you call Pinky to make the reservation and discuss your plans. I think they even take credit cards now. Those I know are welcome to borrow my tandem yak if 1) I’m not using it and 2) you have a way to haul it. I have ratchet straps. You need a pickup or a roof rack. E-mail me. Quality beer works in lieu of rental fee. Those I don’t know, e-mail me. FAQ #4: What do I need to bring? See attached CLAPS Paddle Checklist. FAQ #5: What series should I do / what are the put-in and take-out spots? How should I plan to do the CLAPS Challenge in one day? See the attached CLAPS General Information document. It will list the pros/cons of each and put-in and take-out options and recommendations for shuttling cars. Still have questions? E-mail me. Glad to help. FAQ #6: I don’t want to do this alone. Join us for a CLAPS paddle event (normally spring, fall, and nighttime in December). Post something on the HGCS Metro Mashups section. Others may wish to join you. Host your own paddle event. That will get people out there! NOW – Current status: I want to give a big thank-you to TexasWriter and CornDoll for their recent maintenance assists. In three consecutive days they hit all but about 6 CLAPS caches in some really, really hot weather. Here is the current status as-of the post date: CLAPS 1-17: All are good. CLAPS Alphabet A-L: All are good. CLAPS II 1-6: All are good. CLAPS III 1-13: #6 and #12 may have issues (I'll try to fix this weekend) but all others are good. CLAPS IV 1-9: 5-9 are good. 4 may have an issue. 1-3 not checked recently but probably good. CLAPS V 1-16: All are good. So if you are planning a run, especially if the timing is a ways out, be sure to PM me or contact me via my profile. If I can get out before you I'll check what I can in advance to minimize DNFs for you. I can also hook you up with a spare soda tube and zip ties, too. Hope this is helpful. I'll update this as things change. EDIT: By popular demand, the General Information download has been upgraded and made into a full Resource Guide, complete with route maps, parking / launch spots, etc. I deleted the old one. 9/6/2012. CLAPS Paddle Checklist.pdf CLAPS - General Information and Resource Guide.pdf
  21. So? Just let WS go first.
  22. Too bad you didn't host an event 30 min before gates open. Could have handed it off to another cacher in FL. Let me ask THIS question. Is the scout here or in Florida? If the scout is here and just wants it to travel, Dip it in each of the virtual caches you visit and you can upload photos of it at each location later. Then bring it back and put it in a cache here. Then it has double miles and some cool caches with pictures at Disney. And from there it will start moving. If the scout is there, consider UBER to an of-property cache. First ride is free on sigh-up usually up to $20 or $30 (google Uber sign-up codes if not a member). I'm sure you can find one of appropriate size that's been found recently before close enough.
  23. That's a great story, tuba_dude! Wish more encounters were like that. Of course it helps if there's a mega and a cache like Mingo, but even so, glad you remembered about the free premium membership, etc. BB - are you all actively trying to recruit some LEOs to the event? This is a cool reach-out opportunity.
  24. North is all done. There's a nice hot day for ya. South is coming out now but is not fully out yet. There is some vegetation on the south side, but none when we placed it -- at least at the cache sites. There are FTF opportunities on S CLAPS and some of the Horsepen Bayou caches right now.... Each cache page has link to info guide which has all the launch points, etc. (Spring Gulley, Big Island Slough, Bay Area Park, Clear Lake Park, and along Middlebrook Drive, which bisects Horsepen Bayou.
  25. Smaller bugs travel more often. Because they can. Just sayin'. Just something to consider in a TB race.