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March 10, 2011
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It was more that a Snowblower almost sweppt away a car in an pass that's made the transportation department called it off.
Or actually, just one guy there had some issues with it from the beginning. :blush:
Maybe the Owner will find a way to place something new up there, it's worth it. Meanwhile you should try the Route66 Trail, even if they are only 800 there :laugh:

March 10, 2011
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Early Sept about 100, but late Sept in the low 90s... But remember, it is dry heat!!! :laugh:

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March 10, 2011
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Every year I drive out for elk hunting during archery season in Colorado, this year we are going to Idaho.

I've never been to California, this year seems like a good time for a route 66 roadtrip on the way home. 😛
Last year I went on the i90 challenge all the way to Seattle from Boston.

How hot is the desert in September? Laugh

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March 10, 2011
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If you want to come to Barstow for a visit, we have the Route 66 series just East of here that was put in on 1/1/11 and it is 800 caches over 80 miles.

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March 9, 2011
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Oh bummer, the whole ET Highway power trail, (1000+ caches) is gone! 🙁
A few complaints from muggle drivers and the highway dept. insisted that they had to go.

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March 9, 2011
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Yep, I've been busy since I retired in June.
I don't know how I found the time to go to work last year! 😛

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March 9, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

I guess I'll have to run my PQs for it again, it's been 5 or 6 months since I ran them.

(.... someone's been renovating, and playing with their new toy for the last little while.... hee hee ! .....)

(.... and I'm next, in about a week or 2.....HEE HEE !!!)

Denis Gionet, OGA Executive Member - Northern Ontario.

March 9, 2011
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Hmm, I didn't think of that. :huh:
Pardon my big mouth. :blush:

I haven't done many speed runs, but you're right, it would be nice to bring up the cache list with a hard button.

Did you say the late ET highway trail?
Are the caches on that road gone?
I was hoping to try it this Fall, I guess I'll have to run my PQs for it again, it's been 5 or 6 months since I ran them.

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March 9, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

Caotix wrote:

I want to assign a function to search next unfound Geocaches to one of the buttons but can't find a way to do it. Isn't that possible? :dry:

:ohmy: Well, if you're serious about this,
No, it doesn't look possible.
There would be too many variables to account for; 'next closest', 'next placed', 'next alphabetical', 'next not attempted, etc.

Wouldn't you want to read the cache page before you started to search for it anyway? :dry:
Two or three button presses isn't too much to find the next nearest cache is it?
The most time you could save is about 15-20 seconds! 😛

Have you done the late E.T. Highway Trail?
15-20 sec can be a lot :woohoo:

Wat I wanted to do was to open the Geocache List sorted by distance, like I placed on the one button option.
As dwcarr1 proposed, I will wait and hope.

March 8, 2011
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Wait for the next firmware update. We're working on this!


 

 

 

March 8, 2011
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Caotix wrote:

I want to assign a function to search next unfound Geocaches to one of the buttons but can't find a way to do it. Isn't that possible? :dry:

:ohmy: Well, if you're serious about this,
No, it doesn't look possible.
There would be too many variables to account for; 'next closest', 'next placed', 'next alphabetical', 'next not attempted, etc.

Wouldn't you want to read the cache page before you started to search for it anyway? :dry:
Two or three button presses isn't too much to find the next nearest cache is it?
The most time you could save is about 15-20 seconds! 😛

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March 8, 2011
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I want to assign a function to search next unfound Geocaches to one of the buttons but can't find a way to do it. Isn't that possible? :dry:

February 11, 2011
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dwcarr1 wrote:

Why not just turn the Compass overlay on the map screen...

I found that the compass overlay on the map is not the magnetic compass and in any case the arrow of the compass points in exactly the same direction of the blue direction line. Thought it was going to be a useful function, but haven't used it in the field for any advantage.

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dwcarr1 wrote:

Why not just turn the Compass overlay on the map screen...

I found that the compass overlay on the map is not the magnetic compass and in any case the arrow of the compass points in exactly the same direction of the blue direction line. Thought it was going to be a useful function, but haven't used it in the field for any advantage.

February 3, 2011
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Thanks for your input, that looks real great.

February 2, 2011
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Yup, that's the easiest way but I like to keep the map as clear as possible.
Plus I like looking at my turkey vulture. :silly:

The way we can customize these units is really great! B)

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February 2, 2011
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Why not just turn the Compass overlay on the map screen and then you can also select 2 or 4 fields on the map screen so you have the best of both worlds on the same screen. You can also select which compass you want so you can select one that is less intrusive.

This saves a lot of time and flipping around on the unit!!!

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February 2, 2011
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Personally I like to keep the hard buttons for 'set waypoint' and 'camera'.

To go from map to compass and back;

Tap the map screen, that brings up this;
Then tap the top left button - 'dashboard' (my red arrow)

That brings up 'compass';

Then tap 'return' (my red arrow) to return to map.

That's how I do it anyway.

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February 2, 2011
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I wonder if there is any chance to use one of the hard buttons to switch between compass mode, map mode and back again while geocaching?
Would be a real cool feature :cheer:

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