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dubord207
09-12-2008, 02:18 PM
Yesterday, I lost my Colorado 400t at mapachi's newest cache, Blue Water which is at the public boat launch for Lake St. George on Route 3 in Liberty. I placed it on the hood of my car and was distracted by a couple of things. one being a couple very interested in caching and the second being my 2 Labs that were jumping off the dock chasing sticks some kids were throwing.

While it might have been stolen, it's possible it slid off the right side of the hood with in or near the parking area or after I turned left onto Route 3 while departing. I noticed it was missing within a couple of hundred yards of heading west on 3 and turned back and gave the area what I thought was a thorough search. I was parked in the second parking space, 2 westerly of the handicapped parking. Dianne and I have given the car a very good search so it's definetely MIA.

If you're in the neighborhood, you might want to watch for it! Thanks!

dubord207
09-12-2008, 02:24 PM
Another other note of "interest." Yesterday, I picked up a geocoin called "Bad Mojo" out of a cache in Farmington and put it in the Blue Water cache just before loosing my GPS. The coin said it would bring bad "Karma" to anybody who didn't move the coin in 14 days. Just my luck. I get a coin that didn't understand the specific mission printed on the darned thing! Maybe it was 14 minutes, or 14 miles. or 14 beers......... If you retrieve that coin I want to remind you that it won't float if you choose to chuck it into the lake!:eek:

Hiram357
09-12-2008, 02:27 PM
can i keep it if i find it!?!?!?! I need a new one!


btw, don't make it a habbit of losing the gps, it gets old pretty fast... trust me... :D:D:D

hollora
09-12-2008, 02:42 PM
When Ralph was in the hospital for his cancer surgery a couple of years ago, I took a break and went to do a cache behind Bangor High School. Found the cache and put my cell phone on the top of the car as I loaded my walking stick, etc. Never retrieved it so.....on Broadway about Kentucky Fried Chicken I realized, did the turn and went back. Never saw or found the phone. Bummer as it had my favorite photo of Ralph and our, now deceased, dog on it. No insurance either.

Recently I did the same thing with my Etrex......but I saw the yellow on the hood by the windshield wipers about .1 mile after I left parking.

Bummer - I hope whoever finds it might be a cacher and post here or on the cache page. When you turn my 76 on - it has my caching name and a phone number to call with "Reward If Found".

dubord207
09-12-2008, 02:58 PM
Unfortunately, the Colorado doesn't have an identifying page like the other Garmins. I was talking with gob-ler and I have an idea. I still have my PASS device from my firefighting days. The way it works is that it's clipped to your turnout gear and when you turn it on it does nothing unless you stop moving, as in the case of a downed firefighter. If there's no movement after 30 seconds, then it beeps steady and at about 100 decibels. It's about the size of a GPS. Maybe I:) can marry the 2 things, get a patent and retire. What an idea! I'm callling Dick Garmin right now to see what he thinks!

Gob-ler
09-12-2008, 03:00 PM
Hey Dan I was the one who placed the coin into the cache. By the way, right after I placed the coin I was filling some water jugs at a nearby spring and I hurt my knee. I am still in pain and having a difficult time getting around.

Bad Mojo? Sounds about right to me.

dubord207
09-12-2008, 03:05 PM
Get the landowner's address where this injury occured. Get started with PT now. Wear a neck brace. Back down to less the 20 caches a day. Gain back some of the weight you lost. Heck, call an ambulance and head to the hospital right now. I'll meet you there. I'll do it for a third of your caches! Tell them "We mean business!":)


By the way, right after I placed the coin I was filling some water jugs at a nearby spring and I hurt my knee. I am still in pain and having a difficult time getting around.

Bad Mojo? Sounds about right to me.[/quote]

Haffy
09-12-2008, 04:24 PM
Yesterday, I lost my Colorado 400t

Maybe a good excuse to wait for the new Delorme PN-40 ? ;):D

dubord207
09-12-2008, 04:59 PM
No chance of waiting for a Delorme 40 or anything for that matter. Caching must go on! The Oregon will be here Monday!!!!:)



Maybe a good excuse to wait for the new Delorme PN-40 ? ;):D

ltlindian
09-12-2008, 09:07 PM
I left a pair of fairly nice sunglasses at the Traveling Tiki cache in S. Bristol and didn't realize until it was too late to go back and retrieve them. I posted a note and one month later someone found them and emailed me to get my address and then mailed them back to me! Isn't that the greatest! kymeejay--thanks again! So, Dubord--there is hope that someone will find it and do the right thing. Make a post on your cache log, it can't hurt!:)

Mapachi
09-12-2008, 09:15 PM
I am not going back to my cache until someone gets that dam coin outa there! I fall and trip enough as it is! I don't need no stinkin' bad MOJO!

darterkitfox
09-13-2008, 07:47 AM
As mentioned this summer, I found someones expensive cellphone at a cache. I got their number out of it and at my expense, called them in Connecticut. They said the phone had very important irreplacable stuff in it and gave me an address to mail it to. They said they would give me a reward but I insisted they not give me one. They did say they would reimburse for mailing it. We packed it all up and mailed it to them at our expense. It's been over two months now and we never even received a thank you. Do you suppose the mail is that slow? The $6 in expenses isn't important, but a thank you would have been nice. Do you think if I find another cell phone or someone's Colorado, I will be so helpful? Probably. But it can only happen so many times before you get tired of no manners. Then maybe I will end up with a free Colorado someday.

dubord207
09-13-2008, 09:19 AM
While I have very limited hopes of getting my GPS back, if I do I won't act like the ingrate that didn't so much as offer a thanks to DKF. Within our caching community I'm quite certain a find of the unit will be followed by an appropriate response, both by the finder and certainly by me!:)

lexmano
09-14-2008, 03:14 PM
Dan this was our log from the TV by the Numbers, GC13VQZ cache about a year ago. Sorry about the loss, but glad you now have an excuse to buy the Oregon.


"September 22, 2007 by lexmano (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=8fbf71f2-fa8b-4db0-adb5-15cd895d9ff8) (1067 found)
Finally getting to this one. Great hide, looked at it several times before it clicked. SL TFTC

Log is nearly full.
Had potentially bad situation occur. We had placed the GPS down to let it settle, then forgot about it while we made the find and Freddie visited with a cute dog. A car from Massachusetts had pulled up near where we had left the GPS, we spoke to the folks as we got back in our car and then realized we had not picked up the GPS. When we looked for it, it was missing. We saw the guy from Massachusetts nearby and Barb approached him asking if he had seen it. Oh, yes he said as he took it from his pocket. Very close call, glad he came clean when confronted. "

WhereRWe?
09-14-2008, 05:20 PM
Hmmm... I could respond to the last two comments. Do I pat the sleeping dog or poke the hornet's nest? Sheesh! I guess I'll just leave it alone... ;);)

Hiram357
09-14-2008, 07:00 PM
Hmmm... I could respond to the last two comments. Do I pat the sleeping dog or poke the hornet's nest? Sheesh! I guess I'll just leave it alone... ;);)

don't poke it!!!!! **grabs remote control for electro shock dog collar** :D:D:D:D:D;):p

dubord207
09-14-2008, 07:29 PM
Sad thing is, I was "selling" the world of caching to a couple of "birders" who seemed very interested. I wrote down the info for them all the while not paying attention to where I'd placed the colorado. Another life lesson learned, I guess.

hollora
09-14-2008, 09:47 PM
Go to Geocaching-U web site, print out some of their brochures, put them over your visor - and then all you have to do is hand them out after your chat.........and hang onto your GPS.

firefighterjake
09-15-2008, 09:08 AM
Yesterday, I lost my Colorado 400t at mapachi's newest cache, Blue Water which is at the public boat launch for Lake St. George on Route 3 in Liberty. I placed it on the hood of my car and was distracted by a couple of things. one being a couple very interested in caching and the second being my 2 Labs that were jumping off the dock chasing sticks some kids were throwing.

While it might have been stolen, it's possible it slid off the right side of the hood with in or near the parking area or after I turned left onto Route 3 while departing. I noticed it was missing within a couple of hundred yards of heading west on 3 and turned back and gave the area what I thought was a thorough search. I was parked in the second parking space, 2 westerly of the handicapped parking. Dianne and I have given the car a very good search so it's definetely MIA.

If you're in the neighborhood, you might want to watch for it! Thanks!

Must be a Garmin owners thing to do . . . Hiram has lost two now . . . which is why I'm trying to convince him to get a Magellan since mine has never been lost. ;):D

One is currently being used by a 12-point buck to mark all of the deer hunting stands in the area so he can avoid them by the time hunting season rolls around and Hiram is back in the area.

The other cache was graciously donated to the Goodwill organization which has someone there who is still wondering who would be so generous with such a donation.

Hope you find your GPSr Dubord.

firefighterjake
09-15-2008, 09:09 AM
Another other note of "interest." Yesterday, I picked up a geocoin called "Bad Mojo" out of a cache in Farmington and put it in the Blue Water cache just before loosing my GPS. The coin said it would bring bad "Karma" to anybody who didn't move the coin in 14 days. Just my luck. I get a coin that didn't understand the specific mission printed on the darned thing! Maybe it was 14 minutes, or 14 miles. or 14 beers......... If you retrieve that coin I want to remind you that it won't float if you choose to chuck it into the lake!:eek:


Hmmm . . . kind of like the Tiki Idol that the Bradys found in Hawaii, huh? ;):D

firefighterjake
09-15-2008, 09:10 AM
can i keep it if i find it!?!?!?! I need a new one!


btw, don't make it a habbit of losing the gps, it gets old pretty fast... trust me... :D:D:D

I've already told you that we're going to fix it so you don't lose your next Garmin . . . I've got a pair of those mitten keepers -- the ones with the string and clips at both end -- I'll clip one to you and one to the Garmin so you'll never lose it again. ;):D

firefighterjake
09-15-2008, 09:12 AM
Unfortunately, the Colorado doesn't have an identifying page like the other Garmins. I was talking with gob-ler and I have an idea. I still have my PASS device from my firefighting days. The way it works is that it's clipped to your turnout gear and when you turn it on it does nothing unless you stop moving, as in the case of a downed firefighter. If there's no movement after 30 seconds, then it beeps steady and at about 100 decibels. It's about the size of a GPS. Maybe I:) can marry the 2 things, get a patent and retire. What an idea! I'm callling Dick Garmin right now to see what he thinks!

%^%&*^ PASS devices . . . I hate those things . . . at a fire scene it means I either have to actually move around and work or I stand there shimmying and shaking as if I'm either trying to dance to some tune that only I can hear in my head or as if I have some type of horrible disease where I am completely spastic.

Nix the Pass/Garmin device . . . I'll send you some mitten clip keepers like I am sending to Hiram for Christmas. ;):D

hollora
09-15-2008, 05:36 PM
Oh, oh - a custom Colorado or Oregon leash - like I fashioned for Team2Hunts' PDA And just so you know - as you have more birthday's it doesn't get any better LOL

dubord207
09-15-2008, 07:42 PM
So I have the Oregon. Did a quick cache with it on the way home and I'm impressed with the stability of the compass, an issue with the Colorado.

I'm glad I'm not the only beer drinker that looses things. So 2 garmins, Aaron? Wait until you're 58 and have trouble remembering how to get to work!

And FFJ.... Box 42, 13 Pearl Street, Waterville, Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Rescue 1 and Ladder 1 responding to a structure fire about 2 blocks from where I lived at the time on October 22,1984, my B-day. So after an initial search, Capt. Dana Rossignol and myself get pinned when the roof decides to collapse. We were both so tangled that it was the PASS devices that led the calvary to us. Could have been different. I have the Pull-Box on the wall in our downstairs lounge here. Know what you mean about those things, but thinking back 24 years, I was happy to have it. But I'll pass on an invention right now. Prevention month coming huh? Hope you still get out to cache!

Went back and checked for the Colorado today. If any of you have a metal detector, the grass is quite thick and high near the cache. Could still be there, but I think it now in the hands of some fisfit that has no idea what the thing does! Life goes on, thankfully.:)

hollora
09-15-2008, 08:00 PM
geesh - aaron's may have been in a box at Goodwill or Salvation Army - wonder who got that buy at the Thrift store?

firefighterjake
09-16-2008, 07:31 AM
. . .
And FFJ.... Box 42, 13 Pearl Street, Waterville, Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Rescue 1 and Ladder 1 responding to a structure fire about 2 blocks from where I lived at the time on October 22,1984, my B-day. So after an initial search, Capt. Dana Rossignol and myself get pinned when the roof decides to collapse. We were both so tangled that it was the PASS devices that led the calvary to us. Could have been different. I have the Pull-Box on the wall in our downstairs lounge here. Know what you mean about those things, but thinking back 24 years, I was happy to have it. But I'll pass on an invention right now. Prevention month coming huh? Hope you still get out to cache!
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Yeah, I know they're a good thing . . . but they still annoy me . . . keeps me moving the whole time.

And yes, things are starting to heat up for FPW . . . darn kids . . . gotta play dress up something like a bazillion times next month so the little tykes don't get scared when we gear up. The last time I did this at a pre-school some little punk said to me, "You're fat." No kidding, Sherlock . . . now shut up and stop eating those crayons I gave you with your coloring book. ;):D

dubord207
09-16-2008, 01:49 PM
We had a group at Central one October and I was explaining to them how the Plectron system works. So one of the little "rocket scientists" hits the tone alert switch, I grabbed the mike to announce that this "is not a fire" but actually I had the mike in my hand as I told the little guy " Keep you hands off that stuff!" Well everybody with a radio started checking in "What stuff, Unit 6?" Who's in charge down there? Does the Chief know you're doing drills?" Be a long time before I live that one down.

After a month of that you might apreeciate Woody Allen's comment "Now you know why tigers eat their young!":) Still an important effort so good luck and keep a stiff upper lip!