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5810RE: [NUTS] Re: Northern California DeLorme Challenge

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  • redhawk2853@msn.com
    Jul 12, 2009
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      Hey Jack,
      We have the 2000 (fifth) Northern CA edition, and would be happy to loan it to you but we still haven't managed to complete it with about 12 pages to go. Or grab whatever copy you can get and stop by to compare them. Am wondering just what differences have come with the various editions or was it simply that they ran out of copies and did reprints, or maybe some roads changed around major towns and cities. Would guess you could use any edition as long as the coords were the same for each page. Might contact DeLorme and ask about differences and then grab that $19 version. We've completed the Nevada, Oregon, Idaho and Tennessee DeLormes and are 11 pages from completing the Utah Challenge, and never ran into issues with the books. But then the CA Delorme is a bit of a monkey wrench.
      BTW, apparently there will be NO State of Jefferson DeLorme Challenge... first you must use TWO DeLormes (apparently a no-no), second it is a "duplication" of other challenges (and the CA challenge is NOT a duplication of Northern CA and Southern CA challenges???), third I was able to get the State of Jefferson Counties Challenge published, but the State of Jefferson DeLorme Challenge "is almost identical to it" and the differences are minor (paraphrased). Yeah, one has 19 counties to find, the other has parts of 95 pages to find... "almost identical", for sure! This all according to the "appeals" folks at GroundSpeak (who apparently have never done a challenge or compared a DeLorme to a Counties Challenge). Working on a LAME-O award for appeals! But I digress... Good luck and holler if we can help, Rock 

      To: nuts_@yahoogroups.com
      From: sierrajack@...
      Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2009 16:49:52 -0700
      Subject: Re: [NUTS] Re: Northern California DeLorme Challenge

      First, I want to thank all of you for your help.  The further I look into this the more confused I get, or maybe I'm just making things too complicated (which I've been known to do more than once in my life).  The URL provided by Trak has a Northern California DeLorme Atlas listed that is "new" for $19.00.  It sounded like a bargain until I noticed that the description stated it was a 2nd Edition.  From what I can find out the second edition was printed in 1990.  So, I can pay $19.00 for the 1990 2nd edition version, $50.00 for the 2003 6th edition version (which I won't do) or $24.95 for the all new 2008 "California" version. hummm
      After all of this I bet many of you are amazed that I've ever been able to find or even hide a single cache.  As someone once told me "paralysis through analysis".  By the way, the ISBN for the 2003 6th edition is 0899332870.  I already have Hynr's GSAK macro to run my caches against, but I'm just an old guy that like to have a paper map to look at once in a while to plan my trips.
      Thanks again to all of you who have responded to help my in my quest.
      Sierra Rat
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2009 3:30 PM
      Subject: Re: [NUTS] Re: Northern California DeLorme Challenge

      Amazon URL with cheaper pricing:
      http://tinyurl. com/n4scjr

      Tammy Pokorney wrote:

      This is funny because I was just looking into this challenge today and was finding the same obstacles.  However, through a link on a website- "BRT Insights-Whitewater Kayaking", I found the book as low as $15 on Amazon.  I ordered one.  I can't seem to copy the link though. I was going to post it here. Not sure why I can't, but maybe one of you can if you can get to the page.
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Jack
      Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2009 12:46 PM
      Subject: [NUTS] Re: Northern California DeLorme Challenge

      --- In nuts_@yahoogroups. com, "Marsha" <mlrogers96080@ ...> wrote:
      > I have the new one (the entire state) and have been wondering the same thing. I Googled the Northern California DeLorme Atlas and found several retailers/sellers that offer it at a much cheaper price. I also thought about looking at used book stores. I do know someone who has the Northern Ca one and am going to ask to look at it to compare the two and mark the pages that are the same as the old. I will let you know what I find. I am hoping that I don't have to buy another atlas.
      > Lookout4
      Thanks for the help. Do you remember the websites that had the cheaper prices? I've been drawing a blank on any site where I can get the old Atlas for less than $50.

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