[GeoStL] Re: Frustration in picking caches

  • From: BruceS <bruces3418@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 08:34:36 -0500

   For at least the Mt Rushmore area I would recommend you open your
gpx file with google earth.  From there you will be able to see what
the terrain looks like and why type of walk.  I know that in the Mt
Rushmore area they have high resolution satellite images (except there
is a cloud in in the area that masks some).   This makes it easier to
see where the caches are relative to the roads and parking lots as you
will be able to zoom in quite close. (If you zoom in the right place
you can see Mount Rushmore.. though it will be hazy because of the
  For most of the rest of South Dakota they do not have high
resolution images so it won't be too much help.


On 8/11/05, tklnhl & kyd <sydstyr@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm typing my frustration out loud here... 
>  I'm trying to map out caches to do on our vacation to Mt. Rushmore/South
> Dakota/Devil's Tower  and it's a bit frustrating. It appears that the cache
> placers there aren't as well trained as they are here.  I've found several
> caches of a terrain of 1.5 - 2 with a "simple" description and I think ...
> "We should be able to do this" -- keeping in mind that our group consists of
>  have a 7 year old who is oh so tired of  micros; an impatient male  who
> thinks drive and sleep, drive and sleep is an IDEAL way to spend a vacation,
> and myself -- whose prescription orthotics were recently eaten by the dog.. 
> ...Then..  30 logs in I read "Hot day to make this uphill 3 mile walk"  or 
> "first mile OK..  loose rocks,  boulders and rattlesnakes at the end made
> this one a bit more challenging than I would have thought."   
> It would certainly be nice to have a note somewhere in the description that
> says, "Even, flat terrain on this 4 mile round trip hunt for a micro that
> has been stolen twice already." 
> Also -- I'm not seeing any familiar names on logs from Omaha to Mt.
> Rushmore..  or I'm totally missing them..  anyone cached Omaha? 
> Nancy
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