GCPC EPISODE 517 – Top Things To Be Thankful For With Geocaching

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November 22nd, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast: The guys give thanks to geocaching and all that it has brought to us over the years.

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 517 Show Notes

GCPC EPISODE 517 – Top Things To Be Thankful For With Geocaching

I am Geocaching Thankful for:
The Host Specific Thankfuls:
HHH – Thankful for 9+ years of getting outside and exploring. Even if it is in my neighborhood.
HHH – Thankful for my geocaching partner Wife Amy who many times instigates us going out geocaching.
HHH – Thankful for all the technologies that have come and gone over the years
HHH – Thankful of the interesting surprises i have encountered in my travels.
HHH – Thankful for never really knowing what I am going to find with every geocache I try to go for.
SB – for the friendships I’ve made
SB – the places I’ve seen. I have been to half the US caching
IF – for the CO’s (and also the Reviewers) who’ve taken the trouble to place and maintain the caches I’ve found.
IF – for the people who’ve found my caches and left interesting logs for others to read.

The General thankfuls:
All the places I have been while geocaching
All the people I have met while geocaching
All the memories over the years while geocaching
All the stories I have to share while geocaching
For health, enough money for the petrol, and good enough weather to cache!

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NEWS:

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How big is the universe? Why are we here? What would geocaching be like without cache owners?
These are questions that we do not know the answers to. What we know for sure is, that geocaching would not be here without the universe, you, and dedicated geocachers who create and hide geocaches. This is why we have added several features to the updated Geocaching.com Dashboard to make maintaining a geocache easier and owning one more delightful.

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Welcome back!!!
You’ve done lots of shows on trip planning, but I haven’t heard one done on route planning (unless of course I missed it :-)

I know where I want to go. I have all the stops (at least primary ones) identified. Now, I need to find the most efficient route possible, that gets me from a starting point to a destination point. Oh yeah, and it has to be free, because as we have all recently learned, Geocaching is Free, right?

Google maps does a good job, but you’re limited to 10 stops. I was currently trying to plan for an attempt at the Geotour-GT77, “Butler County Donut Trail”. It has 15 stops, plus starting at my home address and ending there too, so I need 17 stops.

Google searches revealed several tools for planning a route, but they all want an address! Now I have to figure out how to convert coordinates into a street address. I did find a couple that took coordinates, but they were also limited to the number of stops on the route.

What’s a cacher todo? Any hints, tips, applications, or other tools would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for the show, and hopefully some suggestions!
Merlin1392
aka Tim Green
Rockford, Michigan

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