May 23, 2009
Listen to our interview with Flag_Mtn_Hkrs of Flagstaff Arizona. You might
recognize the name from his Tip for the
Seasoned Cacher" we read on episode 125.
His name was derived from the "Arizona's 20-20
Challenge" website. He's currently caching with a Garmin eTrex Vista HCx but started with the Garmin Vista. He uses a Palm
i705 purchased used off eBay with Cachemate for his paperless caching. He loads both the
GPS and the Palm through GSAK. He recalls his doubt about caching as looking
for his first geocache -- "Rock 'n Root" (GCJTTB). His
favorite location to cache has been the Verde
River but he hopes to cache the Grand
Canyon to find the "Anasazi Ruins" (GC83C6) virtual cache. He had an interesting
story about his trip to the "A.J.A.C.S. 5th Annual Campout Event" (GC1KX3J) and always
enjoy the A.J.A.C.S. events. For entertainment, favorite movies
include "Blade Runner," "Indiana Jones" series, and "Star
Wars" series. On television they used to watch "Dirty Jobs" and "Mythbusters" before dropping cable.
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener bookboy*:
"Instead of a pair of tweezers for removing micro cache logbooks, invest in a pair of needle nose pliers. They are a good size for removing logbooks, but they can be used for many other things that tweezers cannot."