AHA .. now that's a good idea!
This is niiiiiice .... after ten minutes or so of playing around I'm thinking that even though it appears that not all of the areas are license-plate readable -- it still gives a better than good idea of what's what.
Now I have something to do in the car LOL -- learn my way around Google Earth.
My husband recently MADE me download this to my laptop and I think I remember seeing a couple of upgrade options one for around $20.00 up to one for $300.00 + Do you use the "free" version or the upgrade? What are the differences.
One more "off-the-bat" question before I leave for the day ...
Is there a way to change the names from the GC code name to the first letters of the cache name?
Once again, thanks for the help! Nancy
- Nancy, 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 cloud) For most of the rest of South Dakota they do not have high resolution images so it won't be too much help.
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?