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Calling all Geocachers

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BigBendHiker

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Calling all Geocachers
« on: May 05, 2007, 09:45:45 PM »
You may have already come across this application, but it was a first for me.  It is a great for geocaching; here is a link to their website:

http://www.gsak.net/

I found about it on the geocaching forums; here is a link to the thread that provides the background and shows the functionality.  Be sure to download and run the macro they are speaking of:


http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?s=855ead1caaccff4232cce33957154c0f&showtopic=162427


Enjoy,
BBH

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Offline Casa Grande

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Calling all Geocachers
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2007, 11:12:07 PM »
geocaching is something I've always wanted to start but never have......it really sounds like something I'd get into once I started...probably why I haven't done it yet  :lol:

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BigBendHiker

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Calling all Geocachers
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2007, 06:22:08 AM »
Quote from: "Casa Grande"
geocaching is something I've always wanted to start but never have......it really sounds like something I'd get into once I started...probably why I haven't done it yet  :lol:


It is a lot of fun.  A bit like modern day treasure hunting and the lure of the search for it.  In places like BIBE and other parks, there are virtual caches.  The coordinates to which you are being directed don't lead to a plastic container with the cache log, "travel bug" or any of that sort of stuff, but instead take you to a cool place to see -- like the saddle on Lost Mine Trail.  

BBH

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Offline Vince T

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Calling all Geocachers
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2007, 09:12:34 AM »
I went through a period where I was trying to geocache every weekend.
It's great fun...also a great activity for the kids.

Plus, you can do it wherever you are...or wherever you are going.

Thanks for sharing.

Vince

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BigBendHiker

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Calling all Geocachers
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2007, 09:14:57 AM »
Quote from: "Vince T"
It's great fun...also a great activity for the kids.


Vince


Hi Vince!
You are so right.  My son loves geocaching and the interesting thing, here in our city park some of the geocaches led us to spots along the river that I never knew existed and were quite beautiful.


BBH

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Re: Calling all Geocachers
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2012, 11:22:12 AM »
geocaching is something I've always wanted to start but never have......it really sounds like something I'd get into once I started...probably why I haven't done it yet  :lol:

  I think this comment , pretty much sums up my feelings, in regards to Geocaching...well, let me tell you how wrong I was:

  I decided, after being a member since December 2009.. :icon_rolleyes:, to check out Geocaching with my daughters. I started to check out their Webpage in more detail and like everywhere when you dedicate time to it, you begin to discover many things other wise ignored, just because i did not check it sooner.

   Geocaching is very interesting, fun, cheap to do this and hovers an array of surprises, hidden in your own back yard that is a great past time, for when you are not hitting Big Bend ar any other places in the Outdoors, you may like.

 Here are 5 quick ways how to hide and find Geocaches:



 And what impressed me the most, was the fact that I took my daughters Geocaching, I taught them the rules of geocaching and like a snap..they began looking for caches, that were downloaded from the Geocaching page to my GPS.   What fun we had, i never realized how this was very interesting to hide and seek feeling during the chase. They got very excited when they were honing their target in the GPS screen and then look around for the Cache.

   Definately, you have to give it a try...it is that addicitive. And cost next to nothing to do this. One obvious rule is that you have to have a GPS or a smartphone to do this. Almost every one has one, now a days. And you will thank me in the morning. Which actually, if we have to thank any one it should be Big Bend Hiker, here on the forum. He introduced us to Geocaching, i just picked it up and thought i should revive this old thread , once again.

  So thank you BBH, for providing us this great source of fun and entertainment.

Homerboy2u

 



 
« Last Edit: February 21, 2012, 06:33:07 PM by homerboy2u »
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BigBendHiker

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Re: Calling all Geocachers
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2012, 06:11:08 AM »
Glad you found Geocaching to be a fun thing.  My son and I went geocaching a few weeks back, looking for one off Kyle Seale Parkway here in Helotes.  We had tried to find it several times in the past with no luck.  This one particular Saturday was different -- after searching for probably our 5th time looking for it, we came across it!  It is a neat hobby, for sure.

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Offline ulierc

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Re: Calling all Geocachers
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2012, 11:42:40 PM »
Geocahing can really be a lot of fun and exciting at that but there are a lot of people in it that do not get to really find interesting things, but that is actually part of the adventure, if you ask me.

And any help I could get in order to reach farther will be really appreciated.

I guess with this though, it seems to be a two way avenue that could lead to extreme sides.

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Offline Dinohunter

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Re: Calling all Geocachers
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2012, 08:33:17 AM »
I was exposed to geocaching while on my way out to Big Bend last October. A buddy that was going with me does it and I am now hooked on it.

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Re: Calling all Geocachers
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2012, 04:14:13 PM »
Geocahing can really be a lot of fun and exciting at that but there are a lot of people in it that do not get to really find interesting things, but that is actually part of the adventure, if you ask me.

And any help I could get in order to reach farther will be really appreciated.

I guess with this though, it seems to be a two way avenue that could lead to extreme sides.

  So what are you trying to say here?...do you like it or not?
Stay thirsty, my friends.

 


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