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cow-girl
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Joined: 2005-09-22
Posts: 6
Location: Taylor County

PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:56 am Reply with quote Back to top

I just discovered geocaching yesterday. What a cool idea. I went hunting yesterday for three and found two, an easier one and a virtual. I didn't find the third but plan to go back. I am gps-less but am determined.

Just wanted to say hello!

Chris, Taylor Co.
 
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EnergySaver
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Joined: 2004-05-28
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Location: Ozaukee County

PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 2:15 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Greetings and welcome!
Get yourself a GPSr and get rocking!
 
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marc_54140
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Joined: 2004-01-28
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Location: Little Chute

PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 3:23 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome to Geo-Caching!
 
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MajorBrat
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Joined: 2005-04-07
Posts: 303
Location: Silver Lake, WI USA

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 7:30 am Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome! How did you "discover" Geocaching? Did you walk with someone who had a GPSR, and are they planning to walk with you again? At least until you get one of your own. If you put a note on here that you're looking for someone with a GPSR to help you, you will not have any trouble getting out on the trails again. There's always someone willing to take a newbie out for a walk! Just ask...and it helps if you list where you live so that someone close to you can contact you.

Good luck to you! Happy Caching!

MajorBrat
 
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MajorBrat
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 7:41 am Reply with quote Back to top

Okay people...I just checked this lady out on the Groundspeak site. Wow! Three finds, one of which is a FTF, and NO GPSR! I'd say she's serious about this sport. Perhaps someone in the Eau Claire area wants to contact her and set up an outing.

Congrats on what you've done already!
MB
 
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cow-girl
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Joined: 2005-09-22
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 5:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hehe, yah, I am looking into a GPS...my birthday is coming up, LOL. I found out about it via a link on an online journal. I was curious as to what geocaching even was, had no clue. When I punched in my zip code and a bunch came up I just had to go! I love a little adventure and an excuse to go digging in the woods. Since I'm on a farm I can't leave for days at a time so little adventures like this are perfect. I'm planning a day to hit the ones around Cornell and Chippewa Falls.

 
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EnergySaver
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Location: Ozaukee County

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:55 am Reply with quote Back to top

So how are you finding caches without a GPSr?

Side Note:
The "r" in GPSr stands for receiver.
Without the "r" you are planning on buying a very expensive satelite in the sky.
There you go ... something new to know that will not matter.
 
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CB&MB
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Joined: 2005-02-24
Posts: 385
Location: Silver Lake, WI

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by EnergySaver:
There you go ... something new to know that will not matter.


He says that because there are many accomplished cachers who still don't add the "r" when talking about their gpsr's.


 
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EnergySaver
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:12 am Reply with quote Back to top

But hey, it's all about having fun ... so called it what you want, we know what you mean.

One thing that makes me snicker (the sound, not the candy) ... is how many people don't say "geocaching" or "cache" correctly, even some that have been around a bit. It's pronounced like "geocashing" or "cash" ... NOT "geocatching" or "catch". Again, say it how you want, but I just don't see the T in the words ... I think it's a Wisconsin/German thing, but I'm both and I don't do it.
 
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PCFrog
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Joined: 2005-05-11
Posts: 728
Location: Sparta, WI

PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:34 am Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by EnergySaver:
So how are you finding caches without a GPSr?


I had to do this only once since I was caching in a very bad storm and there was no signal. I used the title and experience gained to pick where a normal geocache would be stashed. It took me about same amount time to find as with a GPSr.

However, I've done quite a few that no way could I have even arrived within 1/2 mile of a cache without the cords. Itís quite possible just have to select caches which would be easier to hunt without one.

Anyhow, welcome
 
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CB&MB
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Joined: 2005-02-24
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:04 am Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by pcfrog:
However, I've done quite a few that no way could I have even arrived within 1/2 mile of a cache without the cords. Itís quite possible just have to select caches which would be easier to hunt without one.


It's simple really...just take a Magellan user along with you! You'll arrive at the cache just fine. Image
(hee! hee!)

 
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EnergySaver
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Joined: 2004-05-28
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Location: Ozaukee County

PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:33 am Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by CB&MB:
It's simple really...just take a Magellan user along with you! You'll arrive at the cache just fine. Image
(hee! hee!)



Oh cut it out, that's too funny ... now you made me PIMP while LOL.

Sometimes I do make the last 200 feet of the catch hunt without a GPSr and GPS if you wish. I often let our kids run the GPSrs, when they see we're about 200 feet away, I find it enjoyable to run ahead of them and try to estimate the distance and find it. Sometimes it works, I yell "finders tree" and they boo me.



[This message has been edited by EnergySaver (edited 09-28-2005).]
 
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Cache_boppin_BunnyFuFu
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Joined: 2004-05-06
Posts: 2008
Location: Waukesha, WI, US

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:14 am Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by CB&MB:
[QUOTE]
It's simple really...just take a Magellan user along with you! You'll arrive at the cache just fine. Image
(hee! hee!)




Gotta agree with ya there CB&MB..... go with a Garmin user and run in circles. ROFLMBO

Image I'M JUST KIDDING GARMIN USERS......sheesh, just so darn sensative, they are Image

Whatever ya use and it get's ya there..... USE IT!! Tried a devining rod once. Only found the caches with water in them! Using my GPSr, I toss my Bunny Ears on to get better reception. Not that I REALLY need it LOL Image

Anne


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marc_54140
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Joined: 2004-01-28
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Location: Little Chute

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:37 am Reply with quote Back to top

Get a Garmin, or get lost. Remember, Magellan never made it back home!
 
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Cache_boppin_BunnyFuFu
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Joined: 2004-05-06
Posts: 2008
Location: Waukesha, WI, US

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:49 pm Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by marc_54140:
Get a Garmin, or get lost. Remember, Magellan never made it back home!


That's cause Magellin is even more addicted to GeoCaching that the Ecorangers ROFLMBO
 
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