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GCPC EPISODE 493 – Preparing For Geocaching Events

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April 12th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
We discuss all the important things about getting ready to attend geocaching events. Helpful hints to get as much out of an event as possible.

Be sure to check it out! Please share with other geocachers.

We meet on Wednesday nights at 9:30PM ET at http://www.geocachingpodcast.com/live so you can see us record the show live and join in the chat room. See you there!

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GCPC EPISODE 493 Show Notes

Pulled From Project-GC
GC6HGXV GeoWoodstock XV 2017-05-27 Mega-Event Cache United States / North Carolina / Haywood County (NC) 1304

GC6A1AA MOGA 2017 2017-04-22 Mega-Event Cache United States / Kansas / Riley County (KS) 461

GC6R9J1 Midwest Geobash 2017 2017-07-15 Mega-Event Cache United States / Ohio / Fulton County (OH) 282

GC6PVZW Geocoinfest 2017… Welcome Aboard! 2017-10-14 Mega-Event Cache United States / California / Los Angeles County (CA) 256

GC6ZBHT Going Ape 2017 2017-08-19 Mega-Event Cache United States / Washington / Kittitas County (WA) 224

GC6VT45 Going Caching 2017: Spy Games 2017-10-07 Mega-Event Cache United States / Georgia / Floyd County (GA) 223

GC6TKHJ West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$h 2017 2017-08-12 Mega-Event Cache United States / Wisconsin / Washington County (WI) 218

GC6M2V0 Oamaru Geofest 2017 21/10/2017 New Zealand, South Island, Oamaru
(Not got MEGA status yet, but here’s hoping – 213 will attends so far).

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From: Merlin1392, aka Tim Green
Guys and gals,
I really like listening to the show, and especially like the foreign perspective of InfoFerret. However, could Andy please stop bashing the Geocaching App? I know Sonny hates LPC’s, but when it was minus 7, snowy, windchill about minus 20. and I wanted to find a quick cache, the LPC was the perfect fit! Do I look for them frequently, no. Do I even like them, No! However, they do server their purpose. They keep streaks going, and fulfill puzzles, when the skill and thrill is in the puzzle or WhereIgo and not the cache.

Likewise, I mostly cache with a GPSr, but recently have been doing more urban caching, and using my iPhone. When the new app came out, I jumped in, seeing the handwriting on the wall. As a basic tool for finding caches, it works well. I happen to like the new drafts feature, so that I can leave a simple note and compose a good log upon returning home. I mostly use the app to bring up Google Maps to route me to the area of the cache, then I switch to my GPSr.

That said, I’ve recently come into some free itunes credits, and made the jump to Cachly. I find Cachly much more comprehensive, which is usually beyond what I need to find a cache, but it’s growing on me. Today while caching I started with Cachly, but switched to the Geocaching App for the trail guides, and compass to finish off a DNF (the tree was recently removed!) I have many tools in my toolbox, including at least seven different hammers. The right tool for the right job!

Your caching experience is beyond the “starter” nature of the Geocaching App. That doesn’t make it a bad app, nor even an incomplete one. It serves an audience it was designed for, and as users gain experience they can move to the many other options available.

Thanks for an interesting show, but please give Geocaching HQ credit for creating a starter App for beginning cachers. Maybe someday it will be more, but for the sake of beginners, I hope not.
Merlin1392, aka Tim Green
Rockford, Michigan

NEWS:

Hi everyone,

We have released a new feature called Send to Garmin. With this feature, Premium members can now send a list of caches to their Garmin GPS device with the click of a button. Here’s how it works:

Download the latest version of Garmin Express.
Search for geocaches you want to find.
Add those caches to a list.
Visit My Lists.
Select Send to Garmin in the (…) menu.
Unplug and go geocaching.
This feature should work with any geocaching-enabled Garmin GPS device supported by Garmin Express.

We shared this news via Release Notes in our forums, and will announce it more widely in coming days via our newsletter and the Geocaching Blog.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Yours in caching,

Chris Ronan
Geocaching HQ

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