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WeekNIGHT Caching: Wednesday October 18, 2006; 7:30 PM
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Oneied Cooky
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great choice! Didn't want to feel left out so I went out in the drizzle and found them today! You can add 10 to the difficulty level!! Twisted Evil Finding the parking coords was a trip all by itself! AutoRouting Owned me!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oneied Cooky wrote:
AutoRouting Owned me!

Does autorouting ever work right? I'm going to be getting a new gpsr soon and I'm afraid to spend the extra $100+ to buy the software if it's only going to be a headache.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeoPierce wrote:
Does autorouting ever work right? I'm going to be getting a new gpsr soon and I'm afraid to spend the extra $100+ to buy the software if it's only going to be a headache.


Autorouting has been pretty accurate for me. Sometimes it doesn't pick the fastest, or shortest way to get around, but very rarely has it not gotten me to my destination. I'd spend the extra buck on it...no question.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Z-man It may take you on the long route but it gets you there. When going places where you don't have a clue it will get you to your destination. It may only be a mile away and by the time you get there you put on 5 miles but you get there!!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Autorouting is worth every penny, no questions asked.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oneied Cooky wrote:
Great choice! Didn't want to feel left out so I went out in the drizzle and found them today! You can add 10 to the difficulty level!! Twisted Evil Finding the parking coords was a trip all by itself! AutoRouting Owned me!


Rather than relying on my GPSr, I have already printed a map and driving directions...I know, I know, that is cheating, but I need all the help I can get! Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That reminds me, you should definitely print out directions to the parking coords if you don't have autorouting.. The streets nearby are really weird. My GPS's autorouting worked fine. The route it gave me seemed ridiculous, but after looking at a map, I don't think there's a better way...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeoPierce wrote:
Does autorouting ever work right? I'm going to be getting a new gpsr soon and I'm afraid to spend the extra $100+ to buy the software if it's only going to be a headache.

Absolutely! Remember that WeekNIGHT in Bassett Creek Park? I got there much earlier than you, thanks to autorouting! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeoPierce wrote:
Does autorouting ever work right? I'm going to be getting a new gpsr soon and I'm afraid to spend the extra $100+ to buy the software if it's only going to be a headache.


Something to keep in mind is that if you are routing directly to a cache, autorouting will take you to the closest spot to the cache on a road. If the cache is on the back end of a park near a freeway, that's where autorouting will take you. It often pays to look on the map where in the park the cache is and route to where it looks like the park access is rather than to the cache itself.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pfalstad wrote:
GeoPierce wrote:
Does autorouting ever work right? I'm going to be getting a new gpsr soon and I'm afraid to spend the extra $100+ to buy the software if it's only going to be a headache.

Absolutely! Remember that WeekNIGHT in Bassett Creek Park? I got there much earlier than you, thanks to autorouting! Wink

Yeah, after we drove in circles once. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moe the Sleaze wrote:
GeoPierce wrote:
Does autorouting ever work right? I'm going to be getting a new gpsr soon and I'm afraid to spend the extra $100+ to buy the software if it's only going to be a headache.

Something to keep in mind is that if you are routing directly to a cache, autorouting will take you to the closest spot to the cache on a road. If the cache is on the back end of a park near a freeway, that's where autorouting will take you. It often pays to look on the map where in the park the cache is and route to where it looks like the park access is rather than to the cache itself.

Yeah, I've seen that happen to people before too.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pfalstad wrote:
That reminds me, you should definitely print out directions to the parking coords if you don't have autorouting.. The streets nearby are really weird. My GPS's autorouting worked fine. The route it gave me seemed ridiculous, but after looking at a map, I don't think there's a better way...



BTW...the coords listed for parking are from none other than Pfalstad himself!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pre weeknight list: 1600 (4pm for you civilians)

GCY1DH
GCYA4K
GCVAY9
GCMXDJ
GCY72Z
GCY59A
GCD850
GCY1DF
GCY6MW
GCYFQ4
GCY1QM
GCYDVW


Cell - 612-237-1730
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CamoCacher wrote:
Pre weeknight list: 1600 (4pm for you civilians)

GCY1DH
GCYA4K
GCVAY9
GCMXDJ
GCY72Z
GCY59A
GCD850
GCY1DF
GCY6MW
GCYFQ4
GCY1QM
GCYDVW


Cell - 612-237-1730


My friend may be joining us, so I think I will have to pass. I don't want to overdo her first time out!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ought to be able to make it.

BTW, I was there a few weeks ago earning FTDNF on East Cedar Lake 2, and found that parking on Upton Ave. is by permit only. I ended up parking farther to the east.
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