Newest version of Gps Tuner out

GPS Tuner is an off-road navigation software for Pocket PC devices. While most car navigation software gives you the possibility of planning your route based on a road network, GPS Tuner gives you the ability of navigation where the roads end. GPS Tuner is an excellent tool for hiking, geocaching, boating, flying, driving and many other sporting activities.

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Holiday Crafts Sale draws shoppers to Portland area

By Melissa Gagliardi
mgagliardi@courier-journal.com
The Courier-Journal

Parks said the items were perfect for geocaching because they are unique, and they represent Louisville. While this was her first year shopping at the crafts sale, she said she plans to return next year.

“It’s awesome,” she said. Read the full story HERE.

Geocaching responsible for Mystery Books?

As a pilot I’ve long used a GPS to navigate in the air. Often when tootling along at 4,500 feet, I’d contemplate what else could be done with such a keen device besides pinpointing one’s exact location on Earth. When I heard about geocaching — using a GPS to find treasures hidden by other geocachers — I thought it was a wonderful reason to take a long walk in the woods.I played the game myself a few times, and when after hours of sweaty searching, plagued by mosquitoes and blackflies, I found a Tupperware bowl full of trinkets cleverly hidden under a log, I had a “Eureka!” thought: What if this were a human corpse?

Read about the whole story of the mystery author HERE.

Beautiful Area to Cache in Florida

Already, Possum Long is considered by many as a jewel, with its paths winding through palms and bursts of tropical flowers. A butterfly garden leads to a hidden rustic shelter, the perfect place for a nature talk.

With no fences — or admission cost — anyone can bring a basket for lunch on a picnic table under a leafy archway.

“The latest thing is Geocaching. Actually, I’ve had people come here to do the Geocaching,” said Audubon’s local volunteer president, Laurie Odlum. “You do your GPS markings on a map to show that you’ve been here, you’ve done a particular task. And a lot of the birders these days are doing that.”
By Gabriel Margasak (Contact)
Friday, November 30, 2007

Full story HERE

Caching through the snow-la la la la la la

Well almost! Bruce and I spent the day yesterday driving to Yakima and back. On the way there, we did a little caching. We found eight in about 2 hours and one dnf. Our gps was going crazy in the area. I am sure we were close but no cigar. Lol. There are some nice caches along Hwy 82. Had to stop caching and continue our drive though because the Weather service was calling for snow to start in Yakima around 3 PM. We got there at about 1 PM, took the first exit we came to and had lunch at Denny’s.

We asked the server where to find RV parks in the area. As she was telling us about one, an older gentleman came up and gave us directions to another. We checked them both out but really liked one of them. It has an indoor heated pool and two spas. We also drove by the Army training center. That is why we were there checking into parks and looking over the area. Bruce may be going to work there.

It was getting late and still no sign of snow. We figured we had pushed our luck far enough so we headed for home. On the way I took the pictues below of the Flamingos and Tea Pot real quick with my cell phone. The third one is How we roll! As we were getting to Umatilla it did start raining. It continued the rest of the way home.

Got up this morning to about a half an inch of snow!! I guess it followed us home. :} I like it as long as we don’t get too much.

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Locals Create Suspenseful Thriller-GPS Movie!!

‘GPS’: Locals Write and Produce Full-Length Feature Film

By Kevin Westrick
The Chronicle

Eric Colley grew up in Tenino with a movie camera in hand. He produced many different short films, but had never attempted a full-length feature film until he started writing the script for “GPS” three years ago.

Colley had an interest in geocaching, an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called “geocaches” or “caches”) anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and “treasure,” usually toys or trinkets of little value. Today, thousands of geocaches are registered on various Web sites devoted to the sport.

The Tenino High School graduate put a suspenseful twist on the game in his film script.

Read the rest of this very cool movie HERE.

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