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    NE Arkansas Caches Up For Adoption

    Hello everyone. It has been a long time since I have been on the website and during that time I have moved from NE Arkansas to SE Arkansas. I still have 3 active caches in Paragould and I am...
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    I happened to be in Little Rock on Friday night...

    I happened to be in Little Rock on Friday night at JJED's and saw the story at 10:00 p.m. That was a great little piece for geocaching. I especially liked when AR-HICK showed several good...
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    I reviewed this thread as I was approaching...

    I reviewed this thread as I was approaching #1000. It seemed a lot of folks were recommending Hawksbill Crag. I only had two concerns. First, it was a long way from Paragould. Second, I don't...
  4. This is how I navigate most of the time when I...

    This is how I navigate most of the time when I geocache. I use GSAK macros to get the geocaches into Microsoft Streets & Trips. Then I use the Streets & Trips with GPS to identify the roads to...
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    I have completed 26 of the 43 pages, including...

    I have completed 26 of the 43 pages, including page 52 today. One of my goals this year is to complete the DeLorme Challenge.
  6. I too have pushed the limit to get a find. The...

    I too have pushed the limit to get a find. The only time I have gotten my truck stuck is trying to get to a cache.
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    One more test

    One more test
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    Test

    Test
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    He is caching under the name "The Exiles." He...

    He is caching under the name "The Exiles."

    He and my mother-in-law lived their whole lives in Arkansas until about 2 years ago when they moved to the Dallas area. "The Exiles" describes how they...
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    Fast Start

    My father-in-law had been geocaching with me and JJED a few times, but had never really expressed a strong interest to do it on his own. Well, he got a GPSr for Christmas and decided to try...
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    While there are a lot of features to consider,...

    While there are a lot of features to consider, one that may not be top of mind is what kind of batteries are used. There are pros and cons to a unit that uses AA vs. a unit that has its own...
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    Most significantly, the reception is much better...

    Most significantly, the reception is much better with the SiRFstar III chip in urban areas and under dense cover. I could not get a signal inside my home with my eTrex Legend, but I get a very good...
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    I found this web site to be very helpful when...

    I found this web site to be very helpful when reviewing GPS models.

    http://gpstracklog.typepad.com/gps_tracklog/

    Personally, I am a Garmin fan. My first GPSr was a Garmin eTrex Legend, which...
  14. JJED and I are planning to attend. You can put...

    JJED and I are planning to attend. You can put us down for some soft drinks and chips.
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    My oldest son, bisonfan, and I might be...

    My oldest son, bisonfan, and I might be interested in participating in this trip. We'll just have to wait and see what dates are chosen. I don't know of any conflicts yet, but with teenage kids,...
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    I would plan to be there except my family will be...

    I would plan to be there except my family will be out of town on vacation that day.

    We are planning our second Cache Across America trip from 9/22 to 9/30. Last year we drove 6,600 miles through...
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    Sticky: Thanks for the congrats. I'm working toward 1000...

    Thanks for the congrats. I'm working toward 1000 finds by my second anniversary geocaching in May 2008. I'm ahead of pace right now thanks to all the great caches around Arkansas.

    My previous...
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    Thanks to Flannelman for hosting a great event to...

    Thanks to Flannelman for hosting a great event to kick off an awesome day of geocaching. Thanks to all of the Searcy area geocachers who placed so many caches for us to find. I spent a day in...
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    I got one in the mail today too.

    I got one in the mail today too.
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    My raw score is 514/62=8.29. However, I have...

    My raw score is 514/62=8.29.

    However, I have personally developed subcategories of DNFs. In my book, there is a difference between a cache that wasn't there because it had been muggled and a...
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    My sister-in-law, JJED, along with a few other...

    My sister-in-law, JJED, along with a few other family members, has created a series of caches in Williford. There are currently 30 caches in this small town in Sharp County, but I hear there are...
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    Sticky: Thanks to everyone for the kind words. It has...

    Thanks to everyone for the kind words. It has been a pleasure meeting several of you at a couple of events and running into a few of you out on the trails. Geocaching is awesome!
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    I don't know ar_kayaker, mountainborn, long dogs,...

    I don't know ar_kayaker, mountainborn, long dogs, anyone else on the steering committee or hardly anyone else that participates on this website. I have met a few of you one time at a meet & greet. ...
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    I understand the perspective that someone may be...

    I understand the perspective that someone may be too nitpicky. And that everyone believes that in a gray area we would all do the right thing. But, if that were the case, then there really wouldn't...
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    I found out about geocaching completely by...

    I found out about geocaching completely by accident. I attended a Paragould City Council in April 2006 for an issue related to my work. At the meeting, someone from Main Street Paragould talked...
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