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Hidden : 01/16/2004
In Texas, United States
3 out of 5
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 webcam 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!
  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 (you can also do this on your smart phone, if you have that ability) and tell them to type the following in their web browser:

Make the appropriate hand sign and ask them to make a screen capture of the video, save the image (.JPG), and email the image to you so that you can upload the picture after you log your visit to prove you were there. THIS MUST BE A IMAGE FROM THE WEBCAM and NEEDS TO BE CAPTURED 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).

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 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 a picture taken from the actual Webcam. Any "finds" without Webcam taken pictures will be deleted... you have been warned.

FAQ: Click here to learn how to attach a picture to a geocache log

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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 ;-]

2,166 Logged Visits

Found it 2     Didn't find it 19     Write note 139     Needs Archived 4     Webcam Photo Taken 1,965     Post Reviewer Note 1     Temporarily Disable Listing 9     Enable Listing 15     Needs Maintenance 8     Owner Maintenance 4     

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