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    Talking Santa was good to me!

    I'm new to this and I have been waiting to get started ... although my interest in this started in October which left little time to find and well I didn't have the money for a GPS which well...hindered my progress more then the weather

    However, Santa came through and delivered me my
    Garmin® GPSMAP® 60CSx

    I have managed to figure it out enough to turn it on it's going to take A LOT of work for me to get it figured out I do believe....but i'll be studying it every night while watching tv to try and figure it out...I got a few months

    Anyone else have this same unit?

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    Wow, way to go! that model was my trade up after I had been caching awhile. Very easy to use compared to lesser garmins, especially the e-trex legend which I moved up from.

    Also when you start hiding caches the feature which can average readings to get more accuracy is very cool.

    Merry Christmas, now get out and cache!!

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    Why wait a few months? Get out there and find those elusive caches under the snow. You'll have such fun and don't forget, no mosquitoes.
    Just smile it won't crack your face

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    suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmeserve View Post
    I'm new to this and I have been waiting to get started ... although my interest in this started in October which left little time to find and well I didn't have the money for a GPS which well...hindered my progress more then the weather

    However, Santa came through and delivered me my
    Garmin® GPSMAP® 60CSx

    I have managed to figure it out enough to turn it on it's going to take A LOT of work for me to get it figured out I do believe....but i'll be studying it every night while watching tv to try and figure it out...I got a few months

    Anyone else have this same unit?
    Guess someone has been good this year, eh?

    . . . and before I forget . . . just want to extend a warm geocachingmaine.org welcome to you and lexmano.

    . . . and while I'm a Magellan Man myself, I've heard lots of good things about the Garmin 60CSX . . . and if you have questions, this is a great place to ask those questions . . . whether it be about geocaching, how to use your Garmin, why Hiram is the way he is, what is the meaning of life, etc. . . . chances are someone here will have the answer to your question . . . well except for the question about Hiram . . . the jury is still out on that one.
    "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the realization that there is something more important than fear."

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    Smile New Garmin 60csx

    You have one of the best units available. Once you download the Garmin Plug in on geocaching.com, you will be able to download the coords directly to your unit. After that hit the Find button, enter Geocaches then Go To and you're good to go. You will want to calibrate the electronic compass. If you click "Calibrate Compass" it will direct you to do a couple of slow turns and you're done. With all the snow we've had, you might want to start off on caches that have been found since all the snow started, and avoid those where the snow prevented a find. Have fun. By the way, Haffy has defected to south of the Mason-Dixon line and apparently has forgotten how hard it is to dig a cache out of a frozen snowbank! He is , however, a dedicated vet of this sport and can offer very good advise. Happy Caching!
    Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.

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    Forgotten!!!!! Never!!!!! I think the winter time was my favorite season to cache although I didn't go as much I enjoyed it more so. It is challenging for sure but not enough to keep one from not caching. I went out last weekend with a great family that I met who love to cache,Team Jamrasc and we had a great time. Here is a photo of them where we went to cache on the Clemson Research facility and has all kinds of nature trails and great for hiking. There are approximately 9 or so caches at the center and we managed to find I think 7 of the 9.




    Just smile it won't crack your face

    The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is
    suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best
    friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.

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    I don't see a single snowbank in any of those pictures! How hard can it be! Seven of Nine? What happened, sun stroke, ran out of mint julips, Jack Daniels was running a special at the Packie store and everybody went home early? Hope you're not getting too soft!
    Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.

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    I sent my wife out on cross country skies last weekend to get rid of a TB we had aquired. She had been to this particular cache before and we knew it was on a boulder up off the ground. She assured me after going off trail in the deep snow that it would be the last one she would go to this winter. I have to agree with her. Our stuff is now stored. We may try one on an island on Norway Lake since I can't swim and we will be able to snowmobile to it. Caching will have to wait for springtime.

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    What a wuss!!!!!
    Just smile it won't crack your face

    The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is
    suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best
    friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darterkitfox View Post
    I sent my wife out on cross country skies last weekend to get rid of a TB we had aquired. She had been to this particular cache before and we knew it was on a boulder up off the ground. She assured me after going off trail in the deep snow that it would be the last one she would go to this winter. I have to agree with her. Our stuff is now stored. We may try one on an island on Norway Lake since I can't swim and we will be able to snowmobile to it. Caching will have to wait for springtime.
    No, No, No, these things cannot wait to Springtime! Dig 'em out, hunt 'em down, do what it takes, but find them. You have picks on your sled? Well sit on the cache and rip 'em out. Some of these TB's will not survive the winter and need to be moved. Even Haffy would dig them out if he hadn't given away his longjohns!
    Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.

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