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boulter's Geoblog

Sep 25, 2005

Maya Silver: Greed

By: WalruZ & GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

11:40 am - Someday I'll have to read all this stuff. Took nothing, left the Buckle Up travel bug. Thanks for the break.

Maya Silver: Encounter

By: WalruZ & GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

11:26 am - I had just finished downloading my pocket query when I looked up and noticed we were right near the first cache. Ah, familiar camo. TNLNSL. Thanks.

Maya Silver: Tears of the Moon

By: WalruZ & GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

1:59 pm - Woo hoo! It was a long hike up, but worth it. The views were great and we enjoyed the day. The camo is falling apart a bit, but otherwise the cache is in good shape. TNLNSL. Thanks for another awesome series!

Jazz and Echo

By: Blanston12 and Bullit Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Not chosen

2:26 pm - I met Jazz and Echo once when we met up with winini at a cache. It seems like I've been trying to catch them ever since. I found plenty of tokens on the trail today, but I think I've got the whole set. Now winini will place a 6 of a pair or some nonsuch and I'll regret it. Anyway, thanks for the cache. TNLNSL.

Weather Vane

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Gah! I was just there an hour ago and thinking that weather vane was cool! Oh well.

Lilie & Lois's

By: Neslake Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

4:00 pm - I like to be first at things. Take this cache for example. I was first to solve and now I'm first to DNF. I checked all the nearby objects and couldn't come up with it. I'll be watching.

RED TAIL POWER

By: CALHUNTER Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

4:08 pm - The cache is currently behind some yellow caution tape. I promised myself to be cautious and wandered in. I stayed away from the PO and found the cache a bit lower than I expected. I might have also seen some hawks; I'm not sure. Anyway, I spend the next half-hour plucking ants off me. They've taken over the cache. TNLNSL. Thanks.

Another way up - 1.5, Mill Creek Road

By: WalruZ Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

3:05 pm - I got myself into trouble for this one. We ended up hiking onto the road and then realized we needed to get back on the other side. My other half was not happy about having to limbo under a barbed wire fence. With that behind us, we found the cache OK. This might not be the most stable location though. TNLNSL. Thanks.

Maya Silver: Secrets

By: WalruZ & GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

1:22 pm - By drawing skills are subpar at best, so I took pictures at each stage. We entered in the numbers from all the pictures then had a moment of panic when there were still 2 important digits left. We doublechecked and found that we missed them. The coords looked good and we headed off. Thanks.

Maya Silver: Redoubt

By: WalruZ & GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

12:54 pm - This is definately the road less travelled. The trail was overgrown in parts and our legs were bleeding by the time we got to the cache. It was a nice day though. Thanks for another rest.

Maya Silver: Escape

By: WalruZ & GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

12:30 pm - I love these excuses to take a break! TNLNSL. Thanks.

Maya Silver: Sacrifice

By: WalruZ & GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

12:12 pm - We've been looking for a replacement torture device for our cat, so this laser was a nice find. Left a keychain etch a sketch and an M
&
M guy. Thanks.

Maya Silver: Betrayal

By: WalruZ & GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

12:03 pm - These caches really do pull you up the hill. Still a long way to go though. TNLNSL. Thanks.

Spazzed Out!

By: WalruZ Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

4:35 pm - I did eventually find all the Happy Birthday caches and I left a letter in each log that when combined spells a message. To my knowledge no one has figured out the message and it's probably impossible now if half of them have gone missing.
Anyway, this puzzle wasn't a problem and I picked up today while I was in the neighborhood. Thanks.

Backside of Mission Peak

By: bullit Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

2:27 pm - I nearly fell on MY backside on the way down to this one. Those rocks are like walking on marbles. Perhaps I hid it too well for ito-yo. TFTC.

What kind of lover??

By: sjbrown Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

4:34 pm - The logs were helpful here as the coordinates put me in the trees and it looks like someone has been living in there. Found it soon after. Thanks.

Another way up ? 1, Troll Haven

By: CTomGeo Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

3:28 pm - This was the last cache for us one way down. That's a good thing since the feet were getting tired. Nicely hidden. We TNLNSL. Thanks!

Another way up ? 2, Lizard?s Home

By: CTomGeo Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

2:38 pm - Nope, it's another way down for us as we parked a car at Stanford Ave and another at Ohlone to make this a one-way trip. It wasn't hard to find and we TNLNSL. Thanks.

Sep 24, 2005

Jellies

By: DavidT21 & Fisherwoman Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

1:21 pm - We've been talking about coming here again for a while. We decided it was time for another sugar fix and made this the destination for our day. We went in and bought $86(!!) of beans and then looked for the cache. Looked and looked most of the way through a jawbreaker but couldn't spot it. With the sugar buzz we were on, it was hard to care.

Benicia Barracks

By: Binky del Mar Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

2:38 pm - We took a quick tour of the park and then took a gander at all the cars next door. So that's where they call come from! Thanks.

Keep Out

By: Lithiumtech Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

1:51 pm - I knew right where to look for this one. My only worry is that wasps like to hang out here. Made the quick grab and headed on. Thanks.

MarshView

By: Lithiumtech Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

1:46 pm - It was nice to get off the highway for a bit. We spotted this one from the car. TNLNSL. Thanks.

Here Kitty Kitty

By: Team Dakiba Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

3:00 pm - We found the cute cache and then a bike lying in the bushes. TNLNSL. Thanks!

Mothball Vista Vista

By: rocktalk Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

2:08 pm - We took the sane way up to this one and found it OK. Nice view. TFTC.

Mothball Fleet

By: rocktalk Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

1:57 pm - I've always wondered what the deal was with these. Quick find. TNLNSL. Thanks!

Jack sat here

By: Johnny Vegas and Julie Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

3:46 pm - Man, this one is tough. I feel lucky to have spotted it. There weren't too many muggles around which also helped. The bench was neat. Be sure to check out the bottom for some funny stuff. Thanks!

Another Quiet Corner in Benicia

By: Joe & Connie Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

2:29 pm - This was a cool spot, though I felt like there were people watching me from every angle. [:O] Thanks for the tour.

Fort Benicia

By: ROK and Sierra Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

4:25 pm - We drove to the wrong spot and it didn't make sense at all. We drove back and found a much more logical place. The cache was still pretty hard to find though. I did several rounds before I found it. TNLNSL. Lots of broken glass here, be careful! Thanks.

Camel Cavalry Cache

By: dgreno & MotorBug Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

4:04 pm - That's pretty interesting. I didn't expect to find this here. Some kind of function was being prepared for, so we didn't linger. Thanks!

Working Capitol

By: dgreno Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

3:06 pm - We've never been downtown here. It's nice. We made this a driveup. Thanks for the history.

Drunken Sailor

By: TeamMoehrke Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

3:13 pm - This was a nice spot for quick walk. Lots of plaques to choose from but we found 'em. Thanks.

Sep 20, 2005

The K-Leave Me Cache

By: blatherskyte & glamour girl Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

[I always thought this was somewhere else. Easy to miss. It reminded me of ] Mrs. Doubtfire [ though I don't think I've ever seen all of that movie. Thanks! ]

Sep 18, 2005

San Andreas Goes Surfing Earthcache

By: geeeff Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Not chosen

3:36 pm - This was a really cool spot. We spent some time exploring as the tide was just right. Thanks!

The Four Lucky Charms

By: TBD & D Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

4:31 pm - This one turned out to be quick. I was glad I grabbed a coin. TNLNSL. Thanks.

Pomo Hollows

By: cyan_blue Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

4:17 pm - Cool mini-park and nice play structure. It took me a bit of searching to find the cache. Thanks!

Li'l Stickers

By: cyan_blue, cortneyofeden and emmett_the_sane Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

2:32 pm - This one took me a few looks, but I eventually spotted it. Thanks!

Bead Jewelry Above the Valley

By: cyan_blue Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

2:22 pm - More beads! We beaded around the bush for a while then we bead done found the cache! TNLN. Thanks!

Ghostly Secret of Pacifica

By: evanhk Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

4:23 pm - We saw this place from down below and hoped there would be a cache here to explain what it was about. That's one nasty hill! Anne was worried that we wouldn't make it up. It was cool to read about the history too. Thanks!

Skyline Overlook

By: cyan_blue Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

1:55 pm - I'm obviously not into lil girly things, so we took TNLNSL. Thanks for the cache.

Sunset Escape

By: evanhk Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

3:59 pm - I spotted this one between muggles. A hawk was hanging out near by. Someone was having their wedding photos taken there as well. Great spot. Thanks!

Secret Sign

By: TBD & D Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

3:04 pm - This was a cool spot to check out. We counted over 10 muggles in flight. Despite the previous DNF log I found it easily. TNLNSL. Thanks!

Kathy's Cause

By: TBD & D Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

2:14 pm - Well, we couldn't find the first stage of this one, so like the others we bruted forced the second one. It wasn't quite doing what the hint indicated though. The final was easy and we TNLNSL. Thanks!

Top Bead

By: TBD & D Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

1:47 pm - Nice view from up here. Thanks!

Milagra Ridge View

By: evanhk Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Virtual

5:35 pm - The fog could wait no longer and had rolled back in by the time we got here. There was no view to be had so we made it quick walk up and back down. Thanks.

See wall. Sea wall walk.

By: TBD & D and SUPERflamingo Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

5:06 pm - We enjoyed the walk here. It was cooling off after a warm day and people were all about. Every stage was well done, but we had a hard time finding the final. Finally did and TNLNSL, though we found a few golf balls around and nearly got hit by another! Thanks for the walk.

Counting With Grace

By: robotman Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

5:58 pm - This one was tough. I don't have enough fingers to count that high, especially for D! We counted and double-checked each other, then guessed for D. I checked one spot first, and then another where I found the cache. Lots of PO around so I had to be careful. TNLNSL. Thanks!

Sep 17, 2005

Easy as Pi 1

By: Team.Geek Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

4:08 pm - 20th to find, but somehow I got the FTF prize!
I wrote some code to solve this one and the other one a while back. Interesting puzzle.

I came to search today with MotorBug. I guess everyone forgot about the FTF prize after bullit DNFed it. I was looking for the cache in the wrong place when I found it. I had it open it to verify that it wasn'
t the cache.

As for the cache, I saw it, but completely ignored it. MotorBug wasn't so easily fooled though. Thanks for the nice prize!

Something to read?

By: pao_flyers Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

2:20 pm - I thought it was near where MotorBug's old cache was, so I was way too preoccupied with that area in my search. There were some kids hanging around, so I had to wait until they left.
Then I followed my GPS to the nice hide, clear on the other side of the building. Oh well. TFTC.

Sep 16, 2005

Terrapin Station

By: Dr. Zaius Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

8:27 am - Trippy. Found it on my way to a meeting downtown. Thanks!

Minty Fresh, w/o Altoids

By: bthomas Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

5:17 pm - Well, my phone has a pretty crappy camera and this is what I got. Not great, but it does prove I was there. Good enough?

Sep 13, 2005

101 TFTs - Three of a kind

By: winini Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

Finally cornered a black echo. Clear Echo 196, Yellow 293, Black 253. The shadow is my cat Pixel, who wanted to see what was going on. Thanks!

Sep 11, 2005

G-O SBC

By: virtuallynuts Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

2:50 pm - I was pretty excited to see there was a cache here now. I tried to find it on the way in, but had some trouble and my wife got impatient. I snuck away in the 7th to search some more. My find was complicated by the fact that my coordinates were pointing me to a different spot that matched part of the hint. Once I saw the other part I knew I was in the right place but my GPSr was way off. It wasn't hard to find then and I was rewarded with an elusive black echo! Thanks for cache!

Sep 5, 2005

Daddy Duck

By: GeekDad Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

3:49 pm - In the absense of cachers, it looks like some spiders have taken over the cache. I found it easily. I'm not sure why, but this park's name always cracks me up. Thanks!

Don't Reach Up

By: TeamSpider3 and escooby Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

2:26 pm - I was kinda confused about how to read the map and get to this one, so I ended up walking up a road and then bushwacking up to the trail. That put me within 10 feet of the cache though! Found it easily and covered it up a bit better. Thanks.

Milpitas War Picnic

By: TeamSpider3 and escooby Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

2:34 pm - While I have the necessary equipment to have a picnic, I had a bad caching experience in that park, so I chose to do the math.
The walk up wasn't bad once I found the trail. The cache was easy to find - too easy. The top was not on securely and the log revealed that it had been found by some muggles recently. They didn't take anything though, so I signed the log, TNLN, and hid it a bit better.

I took the correct way bac
k to the car and it was much harder. I don't recommend it!

Capitalization

By: kablooey Difficulty: 5.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

4:11 pm - I figured out some of this on my own, but not much. Kablooey held my hand through the rest, all the way through the hide. He helped me on IM because there were muggles around. Thanks for the puzzle.

Rocky

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

3:24 pm - This wasn't an easy one, but I found it mostly with logical deduction. I found some yellow echos inside; I was hoping for black. Oh well. Thanks.

McKee Station

By: Stacy & Jerry Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

3:40 pm - I had no trouble with this one. Interesting cache holder! Thanks.

Railway Bridge

By: GeoBrowns Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

7:30 pm - I came armed with a hint from the owner after my last DNF many months ago. Checking carefully, I came up empty. It might be time to check on this one.

Quick Cache

By: dwangsness Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Micro

5:02 pm - Quick, huh? That's cruel. It had been a long day and it was about to get longer, so I stopped a while for a rest. Easy find, thanks!

Boccardo

By: dwangsness Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 4.5 Container: Micro

6:34 pm - I sat at quick cache for quite a while trying to psych myself up to do this cache.
There were many reasons not to do it. The 1000 ft elevation. The last 3 DNFs. The 6 months since it had been found. The fact that I was almost out of water or that it was 5 pm.

After reading the logs, I convinced myself to give it a try. I was really tired though and stopped quite often. Dehydra
tion was settling in and I felt like vomiting. The whole way up I questioned whether or not this was a good idea, but I felt committed and I kept progressing.

An hour later I made it to the top. The views were great. You don't often get views so close to San Jose.

I had less success finding the
cache. I searched in all the possible spots and even managed to ask kablooey where he found it. There was no sign of it.

As a last resort, I searched through my bag and came up with a replacement cache. The container is a prescription bottle and the log sheet is part of a map. I covered it with a
few rocks. If the owner would rather I didn't replace it, you can delete this log.

The way back down was much easier (funny how that goes), but I still could have used some water. Thanks for the challenge.

Eagle Rock Trailhead

By: kablooey Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

4:34 pm - This was a really helpful cache. I never would have found this trailhead. I zeroed in a bit away and I looked in a lot of unlikely spots then found it in a better spot. It was a little out of place and it had been wet, but it was dry now. Thanks!

Eagle Rock

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

7:58 pm - I was dead tired as I went up to this one, after taking a few unscheduled detours and completely running out of water. I nearly asked some people how much I could pay them to buy some of their water, but kept going instead.
When I finally got here it was almost dark and I had to search with a flashlight. I searched the wrong area at first, then adjusted and found it much to my relief. It was too long of a day to end in a DNF. TNLNSL.

As I headed out I was rewarded with a really nice view of the valley at night. I wa
s ready to head home. Thanks!

Sep 4, 2005

Tribute to Julia Child

By: Sharulia Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

3:59 pm - I'm not much of a cook, but I'm good at eating! TNLNSL. Thanks.

Guadalupe River Trail Free Parking

By: bullit Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

5:35 pm - This one wasn't hard to spot, but tough to grab. Like a primitive ape, I discovered a stick can be used as a tool and pulled the cache to my reach. Thanks.

Rub A Dub Dub

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

11:21 am - FTF. It's amazing to see one last so long around here!
I saw this one pop up and I was planning on heading up this trail soon, but I didn't make the connection until I was on my way up. I found the numbers easily and found the surprising water source.

Decon containers are nearly invisible to me, so it took a while to find. I was pleasantly surprised
to find the log book squeaky-clean though! I filled out the info on the log book cover too.

Thanks for the cache.

Almaden Cache

By: sesody Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

4:10 pm - I spotted this quickly, but had to wait to make the grab. Lately I've been thinking about caches around here would hold up in a hurricane. I think if we got something like that that here, this one would end up being an offset cache! Thanks.

Lunch walk

By: Jdieas347 and Angel827 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I remember doing this one, but I guess I forgot to log it. Thanks!

Four Coyotes and an Eagle

By: bullit Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

6:10 pm - I considered walking from the free parking, but decided to drive instead. Bad move. The Tapestry festival was in town and it was tough to find a place to park. Finally found a spot and walked over. I took a detour around the cop and then zeroed in.
Looks like TeamAlamo was here earlier and left his dirty undies. I just 10,000 caches will make you forget things like that. [}:)]

Rootin for a bone

By: bullit & Sharkz Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

6:27 pm - These were some bizarre trees to match a bizarre container. Isn't this overpass relatively new? Why is it falling apart?? Thanks.

High Water

By: bullit Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

5:49 pm - I tend to be pretty blind when it comes to decons, but I could not find this diff 1 cache. Some kids were nearby; perhaps they saw TeamAlamo and friends earlier.

Miner Minor

By: Cat & Bird Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

5:08 pm - I had the right idea on this one, but it took a trip back to the car to confirm what I was looking for. Some kids were making out nearby, but they were obviously distracted so it wasn't hard to search. Phew, got it. Thanks.

Spin A Brodie

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

12:47 pm - I remember stopping here for the view on our deathmarch a long time ago. I was getting tired here and I bobbled around a bit before I found it. I took the Buckle Up TB. Thanks.

Going Down Town?

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

11:45 am - I'm glad this one was replaced. Later I ran into fredericxx and friends who told me it was replaced which confused me because I didn't know it was missing. Thanks!

Let The Climb Begin!

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

2:48 pm - I had just run into fredericxx, tonton-ca and SurfingMonkeys. They were easy to spot with their geocaching tshirts. We had a nice chat and I told them about the new cache. Just as I was about to head off-trail someone walked by. I stopped dead and turned around while they passed.
I was feeling jumpy when I headed towards the cache when I hear a voice boom out from the trees. I jumped, then recognized the tree-dweller as MRsquared. It was not the first time I found him in the middle of retreiving a cache. I first apologized for getting the FTF earlier today which is what I
assumed he was up here for. I guess that was good payback for scaring me.

We walked back to the car together. That man keeps a pretty good pace! TNLNSL. Thanks.

Hole'd On There Pardn'r!

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Micro

12:26 pm - Yet another stop on the CKayaks childhood nostagia trail. Quick find, but not so quick retreival. It's like this hole was custom-made for the cache! Thanks.

Kennedy Meadow

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

1:06 pm - Hey, what's the deal with the terrain rating on these caches? Shouldn't they be increasing? 3.5? I don't think so!
I found the cache easily. I thought teamalamo's heart attack log was pretty funny. TNLNSL. Thansk!

Take A Break!

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

2:05 pm - This trail is annoyingly twisty. I thought I was close and then had to walk quite a distance more. I didn't have a to take much of a break here on the way down, but I probably should have on the way up! Thanks.

Tap'd Out or Top'd Out?

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

1:29 pm - I'm saved about half the caches on this trail for the way down so I wouldn't be bored. As I got close I ran into a whole bunch of people on bikes and hiking. It was getting downright crowded up here! Found the cache easily. TNLNSL. Thanks.

Kennedy Road Trailhead

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

3:05 pm - When I started from here, there were a lot of bicyclists hanging around so I left this one for later. I walked up with MRsquared and found it in the first place I looked. We looked for winini tokens but TNLNSL. Thanks.

Spycache #1 HUMINT: This Document Does Not Exist

By: Cat & Bird Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

4:34 pm - I'm usually bad at decon containers, but I managed to find this one right away. The sequel to this one however still makes no sense to me. TNLNSL. Thanks.

Kennedy View

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

1:16 pm - I think you'd need to be in the NBA to find this cache as the hint indicates.
A couple of bikes went by so I had to wait to grab the cache. Thanks.

Bigger than Dave's

By: workerofwood Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Large

3:29 pm - Well I gave WoW a container this size, so perhaps I should call this one "Mine is as Big as Steve's". [:D]
Lots to choose from, but TNLNSL. Thanks!

Secret Trailhead: Sierra Azul

By: workerofwood Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

3:31 pm - Why hasn't anyone been here in 3 months? The cache sure was dusty. TNLNSL. Thanks!

Sep 3, 2005

East of the Bay, West of the Hills

By: motogrrl & Kilroy Gang Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Other

12:47 pm - Less than 12 hours ago I was lying in bed, unable to sleep. I started to think about what I was going to on Saturday. Then I remembered something on thegba forums about an event in Oakland and a group heading up to grab some caches on the way. I got up, figured out the plan and went back to bed. 5 hours later I was dragging myself back up and meeting WoW, British Invasion and Shadow101 in Milpitas. At this hour I still didn't know exactly what the event was called or where it was!
We cached our way up and ended up at the event a bit after 12. It was nice to have a smaller event for a change. I thought I talked to everyone, but now I see a bunch of names that I didn't talk to. I think nametags are essential. Anyway, it was my first time to this park and we had some time to
pick up a few caches. Since I was unprepared for the event, WoW was nice enough to provide some hot dogs for me. Thanks for the fun!

Byington Park

By: JimmiGee Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

7:22 am - This was a quick find in the early morning on the way to the picnic. I was still yawning. Thanks!

Return to Eden 4 - Morning Glory

By: WhompingWillows Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

9:26 am - I kinda felt like I was in someone's backyard when we were signing this one. I see from the later logs that the neighbor felt so as well. Oh well, I got it while it lasted.

Return to Eden 2 - Blackberry

By: WhompingWillows Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

9:43 am - This one was quick, and for that I was thanful.

Return to Eden #3 - Green's Leaves

By: cyan_blue and hobbinator Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

9:33 am - Hmm, too many caches today and this one is fading on my memory. Somehow we missed the dead cats. Well I can't say I actually *missed* them, but I did not see them.

Blanston's Stinker

By: JimmiGee Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

4:01 pm - Searched for a while, but I was really tired after getting up early for the event, so I called it a day. Must be great camo!

Return to Eden #1 - Hedgerow

By: cyan_blue and hobbinator Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

9:42 am - I don't know how we missed this thing on several passes of searching. There's a happy ending to this one though. Thanks.

More Power To Ya!

By: ac! Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

9:04 am - First we took a lovely trip around the trailer park. How delightful. Then we drove to the cache. British Invasion and I saw the cache at the same time and fought over grabbing it. Nice camo. Thanks.

Castaway

By: CoolCache Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

11:37 am - It took us a while to find this one, but only because we were distracted by the stingrays. Sure, that's it. Called a couple of lifelines but still took a while to find. I must learn to be more methodical about these things.
On the way out we noticed a pidgeon floating in the water like a duck. Weird. We scared him a bit but he couldn't seem to get into flight. He must have been injured.

Thanks for the cache!

Birch Grove Park

By: Hazeleyes Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

7:33 am - As we were searching for this one I didn't understand why I didn't have it in my pocket query on my Treo. I forgot to download it - that's why! By the time I got the description downloaded, WoW had found it. Oh well. Thanks.

You're a Pepper?

By: BuckyDef Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

7:47 am - I was on my way up to the event with Shadow101, WoW and British Invasion, but somehow I got there significantly ahead of them. Must have have been WoW's driving.
By the time they arrived I had already spotted the container. I expected a different form of camo. No matter, we signed it quickly and headed off for more. Thanks.

Border Of Borders

By: ac! Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

8:48 am - I made some less than optimal navigation decisions on the way here, but we made it. I think WoW made the find before I stepped out of my car. Thanks for the fun.

Turk Island Revisited

By: ac! Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

8:03 am - We happened to arrive at a time when the gate was open and we assumed that was the way into the cache. Nope. Shadow101 found a shortcut back into the park though and we limboed back in. Now that's an unexpected attachment method. Thanks!

Hex If I Know

By: ac! Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

8:34 am - Ah geez, we looked around and around for this one. Finally WoW came up with it. Thank god he did!

M.O.M.

By: ac! Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

8:12 am - Mother of all Micros made us thing this one would be bigger, but I guess not. It's a good thing we had WoW with us for this one. He spotted it after we were all convinced we were in the wrong spot. Thanks!

Oakie Hill Cache

By: clu5150 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

10:31 am - After I treated everyone to a couple of u-turns we arrived at the cache. Shadow101 gave us the guided tour on this one, so it was quick. Thanks!

San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery

By: kusanagi Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

10:04 am - I had heard this one was tough, but I figured with 4 of us we had it covered. It took a while but of course WoW spotted it. We moved it closer to the hint. Thanks.

Cora's cache

By: Muggle Finder Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

10:43 am - Nicely named! British Invasion found this one before even had time to get frustrated. No fair! Thanks.

Trails Challenge: Redwood Regional

By: Muggle Finder Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

1:57 pm - People were wandering in all directions, but I managed to make the find. TNLNSL. Thanks!

Star Gazer

By: Buzbon Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Other

12:18 pm - It's nice to see an old cache still kickin'. I didn't trust WoW's GPS in the redwoods so I took the high road but he found the cache which means I climbed twice as much as I had to. TNLNSL. Thanks!

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