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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2013, 04:11:07 pm »
The FTF of no1 has just been taken.

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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2013, 07:43:22 pm »
Yes I would agree, if you want to do the series, better sooner rather than later, as I commented on two of the 35mm caches, wondering on their longevity :o

I did do few bigger than micro, as three of them I took a trackable :)
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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2013, 07:49:43 pm »
Well hopefully this long weekend counts as sooner  ;D though we don't do them all!  :D
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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2013, 08:06:18 pm »
Bagged a few more with Archie today in the lovely sun. It was the section that runs south from Winson to Barnsley Park and then north east to Ablington. A more open view route and caches spaced out a bit more than the rest but still a lot of 35mm's.
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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2013, 09:29:45 pm »
I think I am going to save this for a few weeks and then maybe do a longest day special and do the lot in one go.

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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2013, 11:03:12 pm »
I think I am going to save this for a few weeks and then maybe do a longest day special and do the lot in one go.

I was wondering about doing that but decided it would be easier to do this away from home and couldn't resist a few FTF's. The remaining ones I might have a go at in one hit, giving me 94 to find.
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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2013, 12:02:38 pm »
It seems it took 14 hours for someone to do the whole thing  :-\
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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2013, 01:41:11 pm »
That looks quite a leisurely pace to me. Unless any of the hides are tricky, which I don't think any of them are intended to be, then I would think I could shave a good hour off that time, maybe more.

I wait to see if Dr Solly comes this way and does the series on his electric bike, he'll be down to about 3 hours then I guess ;D

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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2013, 05:36:53 pm »
Haha  :D

Ok, I am finally (maybe) going to try and start to use PQ's today  ;D

Either tomorrow or Monday I hope to do a stretch of the series, but would like to have all caches on anyway - I normally, as some of you know, view the map and put them on one by one, which is probably a waste of time. So my question is, if I view the GCW book mark list and select "Create Pocket Query" -> (certain elements of PQ form load up)  "Run once and then delete" -> then in GPX format and compress into .zip -> "Submit information"...

Will that download ALL the caches in the bookmark list (the whole series) into a single GPX file?  ???

If so, I now love Pocket Queries  ;D
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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2013, 05:47:09 pm »
Don't forget to tick the day you want it to run (Take note of server time). And yes that is all there is to it. (Shout if you need more help)

When you get braver if you go on the map page and drag in the menu from the left hand side there is an option at the bottom which says 'save as pocket query' it will run the same thing (but a bit more in depth) on all the caches you can see on the map (up to 1000)

The only down side that I can think of is that you only get 5 previous logs on the caches rather than the usual 10.

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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2013, 09:36:25 pm »
I think I am going to save this for a few weeks and then maybe do a longest day special and do the lot in one go.

Then write a interesting and different log for each one. ::)

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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2013, 10:41:57 pm »
Griff.
Be careful of the "Run once and delete" option.

Depending on how you use the PQ some apps cant read the PQ if "run once and delete" is selected...
(Think it's mainly a phone app issue)
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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2013, 12:02:55 am »
Then write a interesting and different log for each one. ::)

I nearly always do. Well, maybe not the interesting bit but I always try to put a different one.

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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2013, 08:44:43 am »
I nearly always do. Well, maybe not the interesting bit but I always try to put a different one.

I always have too  ;D

Was going to do the series today; but there's always tomorrow!  ;D
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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2013, 07:13:54 pm »
Griff.

Did you do a PQ yet

 


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