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Webcam Cache

13 days in 30 seconds

A cache by WAAS-up
Hidden : 1/16/2004
In Texas, United States
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

San Antonio's only Webcam cache, at none other than the birthplace of Texas independence. This is a daylight only cache as the images do not show up very well otherwise.



To successfully log this cache you will likely need the following items:

  1. DAYLIGHT in San Antonio!
  2. A FUNCTIONING WEBCAM
  3. GPSr
  4. Cell Phone
  5. A friend with a computer that has web and email access
  6. Knowledge of the University of Texas "hookem horns" hand sign. (Aggies and other Texas college graduates may substitute a thumbs up sign.)

Once you have found the Webcam location call your friend and tell them to type one of the following in their web browser (hopefully one will be functional for you):
http://www.ustream.tv/embed/8681412

http://extras.mysanantonio.com/webcams/AlamoCam.jpg


Make the appropriate handsign and ask them make a screen capture of the video save the JPG image (depending on which webcam is working) and email the image to you so that you can upload the picture when you log your visit to prove you were there. AGAIN THIS PICTURE NEEDS TO BE TAKEN DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS. Rainy days might also hamper image quality.

You must use one of the two hand signs in your uploaded picture or I might not know it is a picture of a geocacher (rather than a tourist standing in the way) and have to delete your find (I do not want to do that!).

I have raised the difficulty to 3 because you need to figure out where to stand to get a good picture and your friend also needs to know how to make a screen capture and create an image for you. The coordinates above are for the Webcam location not where you need to stand. Also note that the Webcam has gotten really finicky in the last few months so there is a chance that it will not be operational when you visit! I am sorry but in order to get credit for a Webcam cache you need the Webcam picture.

Kid Friendly Kid Friendly A good cache for your lunchtime Lunchtime Cache Wheelchair Accesible Wheelchair Access Available year-round Available year-round Restricted hours Restricted hours historic site Historic Site
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  • Here is what you should do...Here is and example of where you should stand and one of the 2 hand signals you can use. Please do not get too creative with your hand signs ;-]

1,847 Logged Visits

Found it 2     Didn't find it 16     Write note 106     Needs Archived 3     Webcam Photo Taken 1,701     Post Reviewer Note 1     Temporarily Disable Listing 3     Enable Listing 4     Needs Maintenance 8     Owner Maintenance 3     

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 10/28/2014 9:33:54 AM Pacific Daylight Time (4:33 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum