Burke & Wills Project

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Re: Burke & Wills Project

Post by Zalgariath » 18 August 10 10:26 pm

Watched the B&W thingy on the ABC tonight... looks nice and green out there!

Now... where did I put my camel... :lol:

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Re: Burke & Wills Project

Post by caughtatwork » 19 August 10 9:42 pm

Around 3 hours to auto-publish time.
This is what you can seek come midnight tonight.
There are around 45 physical caches and 100 or so virtual caches in both urban area as well as sensitive or remote areas where physical cache placement may be problematic.
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Re: Burke & Wills Project

Post by CraigRat » 19 August 10 9:48 pm

So, so cool
=D> =D> =D>

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Re: Burke & Wills Project

Post by caughtatwork » 19 August 10 9:55 pm

Yeah, we even arranged one in Hobart. Interesting historical connection there.

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Re: Burke & Wills Project

Post by Richary » 19 August 10 10:57 pm

Now if only I had the time and money to do the whole trek from one end to the other. Would be a great fun trip. Who can do it first, that would be worth a special prize!

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Re: Burke & Wills Project

Post by Phetlern » 19 August 10 11:01 pm

AWESOME

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Burke & Wills Project

Post by pprass » 20 August 10 7:59 am

Now that's one mighty PowerTrail!

How do you get a GPX file of just the B&W caches?

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Re: Burke & Wills Project

Post by pwags » 20 August 10 8:32 am

pprass wrote:How do you get a GPX file of just the B&W caches?
You'll see that a new cache type has been created for the B&W series, so it's very easy to set up a query, listing only these caches.

blossom* has already built a query if you want to use that one: http://geocaching.com.au/my/query/screen/2635

Happy exploring!

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Re: Burke & Wills Project

Post by caughtatwork » 20 August 10 9:07 am

http://geocaching.com.au/my/query/gpx/2635 GPX
http://geocaching.com.au/my/query/zip/2635 ZIP

Or you can set up your own My Query and select to include only Burke & Wills cache types. It you also select physical cache containers, you can avoid the virtuals if you dislike them. i.e. The Virtual B&W caches all have a size of "virtual". Anything else should be a physical cache.

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Re: Burke & Wills Project

Post by pprass » 20 August 10 2:33 pm

Thanks :)

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Re: Burke & Wills Project

Post by roundcircle » 20 August 10 10:34 pm

I've just been looking through what's been put in place. To all involved I have to say that you have done a great job.

Special mention to caught@work for his efforts in getting it all off the ground. =D> \:D/ =D> \:D/

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Re: Burke & Wills Project

Post by Zalgariath » 21 August 10 12:09 pm

Just out of interest... and because I'm too lazy to go through each cache just yet... and having all of October off... :D ... can you actually follow pretty much a road cache to cache on this series or will navigation be a lot more involved then that? ie Do I need a camel or will a car / 4x4 surffice and be able to do a pretty striaght line?!

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Re: Burke & Wills Project

Post by caughtatwork » 21 August 10 12:24 pm

A road? No.
Multiple roads? Yes.
Camel? May be handy.
4WD? Probably.
They didn't just head up the Hume y'know :-)
http://geocaching.com.au/my/query/gmap/2557 should give you an indication of the route to take.

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Re: Burke & Wills Project

Post by Zalgariath » 21 August 10 1:26 pm

Actually that is not as bad as I anticipated. Some look very difficult, but most seem reachable given time and care... hmmm I smell a plan hatching.... :twisted:

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Re: Burke & Wills Project

Post by GhostGums » 21 August 10 6:08 pm

A good book for background reading is "The Dig Tree" by Sarah Murgatroyd. Came about 2002 I think. Its a bit of a warts and all retelling of the expedition.

Anyhow looking forward to doing a few in a couple of weeks in Melbourne. :mrgreen:

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