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pkarm
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Joined: 2009-04-25
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:38 am Reply with quote Back to top

We set out our first cache this weekend aqnd also learned a very valuable lesson, don't depend on a smarthphone GPS to establish the coordinates. Luckily the person who did the first find let us know that we were off by about 45 feet, so I quickly ran back this morning with my GPS and rechecked the coordinates. All should be good to go.

The name of our first cache is Ghost of Picnics Past.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:22 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Congrats on your first hide! I just did my first hide a week ago and I am now finding myself out hiking around wilderness areas after work snapping photo after photo of potential hiding spots Very Happy

I guess there are much worse things to be addicted to, right?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:44 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Way to go on your first hide. Careful, this caching bug is terminal.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:46 pm Reply with quote Back to top

congrats on the first hide. And 45 ft off using a smartphone isn't really all that bad. Most handheld GPS units get somewhere around 20-30 ft accuracy.
Depending on hints and beacons, it can ease the inaccuracy if the possibile locations are fewer.

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pkarm
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:57 am Reply with quote Back to top

jseymour84 wrote:
Congrats on your first hide! I just did my first hide a week ago and I am now finding myself out hiking around wilderness areas after work snapping photo after photo of potential hiding spots Very Happy

I guess there are much worse things to be addicted to, right?
Absolutely agree with that. It really gets into your blood this geocaching. We have now hid our second cache earlier this summer.

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Error3
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I just placed my first cache 8 days ago. Its been so much fun! Yea, check it out if your in the area.
I agree its addicting though I don't take pictures I set way points in my hand held. There's a alot of empty area on my citys cache map I cant wait to fill them up XD

this is a link to my first cache
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=e2a125fe-38a1-403f-a5d6-4a0819b37bee
 
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bartrod
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:15 am Reply with quote Back to top

[quote="Error3"]I just placed my first cache 8 days ago. Its been so much fun! Yea, check it out if your in the area.[quote]

Congratulations on your first placement...may be in the area tomorrow and will check it out....always looking for some new ones Very Happy
 
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Error3
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

thanks for giving my cache a try bartrod Very Happy


think ill go look at your foot prints tomorrow to see if you were hot or cold
I was super siked to see a new log!

-looking forward to my next taker XD
 
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