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Flashback to the 70’s


On October 30, 2011 – BIG BEAR, Swimbait and HookRN all fellow Geocachers teamed up to do this very cool series of Caches called Flashback to the 70’s all done in the shape of a Peace Sign… when you log all your smileys you have a Peace sign on the map in Susanville!! Very cool!!

The terrain is listed as 1.5, realistically it is a little tougher than a 1.5 would be. There are all different sized lava rocks every step you take, wear some good shoes and be careful that you don’t twist your ankle. And watch for snakes as this is the kind of terrain and hidey holes they love to make their homes in. We had great weather, and all were easy to find once you got to the GZ.

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There are 35 caches in the Series, below is the listing for the first in the Series

GC2NEMP FLASHBACK TO THE 70'S

GCTKJ5 Rockspeak

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Hot Air Balloons in Montague


Sept 24, 2011 – Got up early and made our way North to catch all the Hot Air Balloons taking off and then go some Caching in the Area

Some of my favorite Caches on our route:
GC2NT0A Hoy Rd. #1
GC2NT13 Hoy Rd. #2
GC2NT1F Hoy Rd. #3

2011 – MAY 15th – Caching in Napa


BIG BEAR and I headed towards Napa today even though there were threats of rain.  We did get rained on and hailed on but otherwise it was a beautiful day and we stopped at one of the Old Bridge Cache Series and had a picnic!

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Zinfandel Lane Bridge

HAUNTED NAPA: Zinfandel Lane Bridge

BV

The Must Stop Corner

Guzzler

Once in a Blue Moon

Gulping wine in the country

HAUNTED NAPA: The Soscol House

2011 – MAY 8th – T2C Hits 3000 – Mother’s Day Jeep/Caching Adventure!


T2C HITS 3000

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2011 – APR 17 – Cabin Fever


Cabin Fever   GC2BA7R

Geocached the day around French Gulch today.

We placed 7 caches,  cached to some 4.5, and then got back in and grabbed 2 FTF’s in the Dark!!  Great day of Geocaching!!

Cabin Fever

2011 – APR 17 – Cabin Fever – The Journey Back


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2011 – APR 17 – Cabin Fever – The Journey


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2011 – APR 3 – Going to China


GC2DZAB Going To China

Went for a great ride in the Jeep today… it was windy this morning but when we got up to Fall River Mills the wind had stopped and it was a comfortable day to cache the area…

GC2DZAB

Crowshoot on the Rim

Out with Floflower, Crowshoot and BIG BEAR

Reviewing the Garmin GPSMAP 62s


Humboldt Flier brought me a Garmin 62s to for me to “Play with for a couple of weeks”  The first thing I noticed on the Garmin 62 was the display, screen size is the same as my cherished 60csx, the resolution is the same but the colors have increased to a really nice display that is readable even in bright sunlight.

I played around with the Fields on the 62s, not sure what all of them do yet but Heart rate has been added and GPS signal strength too, along with all the familiar ones that my 60csx has.  I would like to see temperature added as well, they have water temperature on the compass fields but not the air temperature.

I like the compass it seems to “float” like a real compass and you have the ability to change the date fields here just as you do on the 62csx.

What I have found most noticable on the 62s was the accuracy, with no hesitation.  It walks you right to the coordinates and the accuracy that I am getting is down to 1 foot!  Gotta love that.  I will keep reviewing the 62s and keep update my blog on what I find… for now T2C with the 62s is heading out the door…

Newer features on the Garmin GPSMAP 62s

The 62 series has several features available on the Colorado, Dakota and/or Oregon series. These include the ability to utilize Garmin custom maps and BirdsEye aerial imagery, a tri-axial compass (Having a tri-axial compass means you don’t have to hold the unit level while navigating), new customization options, advanced track navigation, wireless data transfer and paperless geocaching.

Customizing the Garmin GPSMAP 62s

Page sequence– I played with the sequencing and tried several different ways for the pages to cycle through for Geocaching you always need your compass and your map and these seem to be the ones I always kept as my first two choices.  You can customize the page sequence by choosing Main Menu > Setup > Page Sequence. This will allow you to select which pages appear in the page sequence and their order.

Profiles – The 62s comes with recreational, geocaching, automotive, marine, fitness and classic profiles. You can switch profiles by going to Main Menu > Profile Change. Or create a new one by going to Main Menu > Setup > Profiles. Select the new profile to give it a name. Any changes you make in menus or other settings will be retained in that profile. So start changing things! Want track up when geocaching and north up when biking? No problem. How about a separate profile that just shows USGS topos or aerial imagery? The possibilities are nearly endless.

Data fields – You can change data fields on just about any screen that has these; simply press Menu > Change Data Fields. Mine were set up for Geocaching, Compass, Map etc.

Dashboards – I played with these a little bit and instead of data fields (and in some cases in addition to), you can select a dashboard for the map, compass and trip computer screens. Choices: (depending upon page) may include automotive, stopwatch, small or large data field, recreational, compass, geocaching or elevation plot.

My Favorite Feature: Paperless Geocaching

The 62 series is set up for full paperless geocaching support, meaning you can see the description, logs, and hint, and you can log your attempt (find, DNF, etc.) for later transfer back to geocaching.com.
Well I gave the Garmin 62s back, in the future I would like to own one, I like a lot of the newere features, but my 60Csx is a tried and true Navigation/Geocaching GPS for me… so for now that’s what I will stick with!  Happy Caching T2C

2011 – FEB 19th – Happy~B Day T2C


Happy~B Day T2C

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BIG BEAR. placed a cache in honor of my birthday several days ago. I saw them pop up on my iPhone, as I was in the middle of projecting a presentation I couldnt run right out and go for them. About an hour later, I was able to look them up and see all the details. I called and texted several Geofriends, seemed no one wanted to go out that night. It was dark by then and there was a storm coming in, the roads to the caches were Jeep or 4 wheel drive rated so I knew better than to venture out by myself. Looks like they would have to wait.

Well sure enough a storm came through, and not just any storm, it dropped snow in Redding, something we don’t see all the time. Now what, and a fellow Geocacher had already gotten the FTF on this one. So I go to work and wait until I can get the time and good enough weather to go hunt these caches down.

Finally on Saturday afternoon I got a break!! I was losing daylight, but the 7″ of snow had melted so I called Odek and he met up with me to go hunt the caches!! Just as the sun was going down, and with no flashlight with us, we got it!!!

WoW it was filled with all kinds of Birthday Stuff! Party Hats, Party Horns and everything you could want for a Party!! Thank you BIG BEAR, that was an honor and a whole bunch of fun!!! Happy Birthday to T2C! So to all my Geofriends come on out and help me celebrate my birthday by sharing in my Geocaching adventures, let me know, and I will go with you!

BIG BEAR honored my Milestones achievements by placing these caches, they are on the way to Happy B Day so grab them too!
Hats off to T2C
T2C at 2000

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