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boulter's Geoblog

Dec 30, 2005

Where is the Watertown Green

By: bblhed Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

4:12 pm - Parked really close then found it really quickly. It could probably use some help though; the tape is coming off. Thanks!

Black Rock Dam

By: cjrock Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

2:32 pm - We thought we could get here from Black Rock Cache. We got within a few hundred feet and then realized it wasn't possible. We walked back to the car, then drove to the right spot. Yeah, we REALLY couldn't get there from that side! We spent some time clearing snow, then found it exposed. I've never seen that kind of container before so it took a little while to figure out how to open it. Thanks!

Poor Richard

By: Barefoot Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

3:00 pm - We were on our way to the train station. Since this one was just across the street we stopped for a quick grab. It took a few minutes for us to find it, and meanwhile we almost got a ticket from the meter maid. We got out and made the train in time. Thanks.

Black Rock Cache

By: Long John Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

1:21 pm - We had a nice family walk out to this one. I could have kept on the trail, but I ended up taking the hard way up. Nicely hidden. TNLNSL. Thanks!

Middlebury Land Trust

By: Angelica Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Other

4:37 pm - This was another cool new place to explore. I missed the turn a few times and had to keep doing uturns. The was lots of traffic as well, so crossing the road was tricky. It was crisp and cold out, so we moved quickly before it got dark. We found the cache easily. We rescued the Divit Head TB. Thanks!

Dec 28, 2005

Big Bear

By: Team Spoonhead Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

2:50 pm - This was a really cool spot to visit. We took the steep way up since the gate was locked. Lots of cool statues to visit and I think we did the entire loop. The view from the top near the cell tower was great. This cache would make an even better multi, using several of the statues as waypoints. TNLNSL. Thanks!

Dec 24, 2005

The Tube

By: NotThePainter with HockeyPuck's help Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

3:30 pm - Uhh, nice camo?? I just didn't know what I was looking for and then I came across it. Funny. I'm glad I had a flashlight on me. The log is full now. Thanks!

Dec 17, 2005

Sunnyvale Rough

By: bytemobile Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

5 pm - I decided to see if I could make this the third cache of the day I found without a GPS. When I got close I left the GPS in the car. Found it! I've been meaning to check this place out. TNLNSL. Thanks.

Just Half a Trail

By: workerofwood Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

4:40 pm - As I drove up, I noticed someone crouched by the bushes in a suspicious position. I parked right next to the cache just as he finished up. He tried to walk casually away, but then I asked him if it was an easy one and the game was up. It was GeekDad. I didn't even bother with my GPSr, just searched where I saw him standing and found it in no-time. Signed half my name. Thanks!

Coffee Anyone

By: Rocket Girl Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

4:20 pm - Yeah, that was busy. Worse was trying to find a place to park around here. I had the right idea, then consulted the hint and found it. Thanks.

Dec 11, 2005

Journey to the Moon

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

4:06 pm - We made a quick stop at the moon after a long bike ride today. I found the cache quickly. Thanks!

The End of the Line

By: PurplePeople Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

5:19 pm - I wanted to make this one quick because there was a creepy guy hanging around and Anne was still in the car. Thankfully I found it quickly as it got dark. TNLNSL. Thanks.

The Lost Village of Purissima

By: PurplePeople Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

4:26 pm - This was a cute little village, especially the general store. We stopped quickly to grab the cache and headed on south. Thanks!

Beyond The End

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

12:22 pm - Huh, I thought this was some kind of artillery mount, not a barn. I surprisingly found this one in the first place I looked! Thanks.

Tsunami Rangers

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

1:07 pm - I had to call a lifeline on this one. There were people all about and I just didn't see it. Cool house, thanks!

Its Spring

By: bodster Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

11:25 am - My first pass at looking for the cache failed, so I went to the hint, hoping for at least a description of the container. It was completely unhelpful. I'm glad I didn't have to decode it manually.
Found it on my second pass. Thanks.

This Stop: Arleta!

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

12:13 pm - We found this one on a short break from the Blue Pearl series. Cute little station. The cache container has become unglued from the camo. Thanks.

This Stop: North Granada!

By: PurplePeople Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

1:39 pm - First we dodged traffic on our bikes. Second we navigated around the police cruiser that had just pulled someone over. Third we had to grab the cache carefully while there were some people parked 20 feet away. We got all that done though and found the cache OK. TNLNSL. Thanks!

Legend of the Blue Pearls: Fishtrap

By: GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

1:56 pm - This one took a while because I had to download the pictures and then wait out some muggles who were sitting just above the cache and staring at me. I found my moment to grab it and got the final clues. Phew! I thought I may have missed one along the way. Thanks!

Legend of the Blue Pearls: Beckoning

By: GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

12:41 pm - Hmm, my memory is failing me on which cache this was, but I'm sure I enjoyed it! Thanks!

Legend of the Blue Pearls

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

3:50 pm - Wow, this was a lot of fun. We had a great bike ride up and down the coast. The weather was perfect and we found plenty of caches along the way. It didn't take too long to find the final. TNLNSL. Thanks a lot!

Legend of the Blue Pearls: Lost Souls

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

11:53 am - This one was pretty close to the first one, but it sure helped to make sure we were heading the right way toward the trail. Quick find. TNLNSL. Thanks!

Legend of the Blue Pearls: Marguerite's Margaritas

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

1:15 pm - It's a good think I thought to look under the lid - I was afraid that I would miss one of the clues. This one was a nice break on a long bike ride. TNLNSL. Thanks!

Legend of the Blue Pearls: Man Overboard

By: GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

1:29 pm - I left my bike by the trail and then headed down to find the cache, which I found right away. I had a lucky day I guess. TNLNSL. Thanks!

Legend of the Blue Pearls: The Beginning

By: GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

11:47 am - We've been looking forward to doing this series for a while and today we finally got ourselves organized ahead of time enough to do it. We got our bikes together and found the first stage alright. Thanks!

Maverick's Bluff

By: PisoMojado Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

2:18 pm - The last time we were in this area I tried to solve this one on the fly. I couldn't do it, so I solved it later with some help from the owner. Today we continued our bike ride up to this familiar area and enjoyed the view. TNLNSL. Thanks!

flower childs peace corp

By: child of the damned Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

3:24 pm - This certainly was a tough one. Since I wasn't sure where it was, I spent a lot of time climbing around the creek. Eventually I got some good coordinates and found it very close to the zero point. I searched for a half hour at least before that and I was dirty and exhausted. TNLNSL. Phew!

Dec 7, 2005

Should This Be Klimbed?

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

And the verdict is... I got poison oak! Woo hoo. Just a little on my legs.

Dec 4, 2005

Ivy meets wood

By: alpharomero.com, adopted by yTKa Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

3:26 pm - This one blended in well, but I'm not sure if it will handle getting wet. We shall see I guess. Thanks!

FORE!!!!!!

By: Sharkz Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

5:14 pm - Cute little container. I found it quickly in the deserted park after dark. I remember a Ninja cache near here once that DNF'd a few times. Thanks!

What, No Spinach?

By: popeye2 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

2:48 pm - The number of errors I made on this one was just embarassing. I guessed what the name of the place was from the description and considered doing the calculations with visiting first, but it turns out there's some subtlety in the name that I probably would have missed.
I caught a quick glimpse of the name and did the math from across the street. I was actually pretty close on my first try and even checked the right area, but somehow missed it. I went ov
er to the establishment again, redid my calculations while still making a bunch of errors and I ended up with some coordinates close to where I initially searched. The coordinates were closer now though and I found it right there. This stuff must be really bad for you, but it sure tastes good. SMILIE Thanks!

Doubles Anyone?

By: The Watkins Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

2:53 pm - This was one loud place. On one side there were some gas-powered RC cars roaring around the dry fountain. On the other side was what appared to be wild parrots in the trees. I walked past and found the cache easily and muggle-free. Thanks!

Out To Lunch

By: nielsenc w/Glimcoil Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

5:43 pm - Missed MotorBug by only a few minutes. I tried this one earlier in the day but it was just too busy. It was less crowded near closing time and it was easier to search when it was dark. The position in which I had to myself in relationship to the statue would have seemed "inappropriate" at best, so I'm glad I was able to find a quick break in traffic to search for it. Thanks.

The Apple Tree

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

4:30 pm - I parked right nearby for this one and headed for the cache. You got your trees wrong, but I think you know that. SMILIE
This made me curious though - don't you work for the OTHER guy, stbk? What are you doing way over here? Maybe that's why all these windows are tinted!

TFTC!

Cupertino City Hall, 1950s Edition

By: stbk Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

4:42 pm - I didn't even have time to look up the description on this one - the cache was right there! TNLNSL. Thanks.

Somewhere .....

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

3:12 pm - For once, a catomcat cache that I found right away! If only that was the whole challenge. I tried a bunch of numbers I found around, but nothing worked, so I started the brute force attempt. It worked before my fingers got too tired. Later I ran into some other cachers who told me where they thought the numbers came from but I sure didn't see them. Oh well. Thanks.

On Hold

By: stbk Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

4:50 pm - Solved the puzzle a while ago. Strange stuff. Today this cache came at just the right time. I needed gas and particularly this brand. I started to fill 'er up, went over to grab the cache and sign the log and by the time I got back it had finished. How convenient! Thanks.

Should This Be Klimbed?

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

5:10 pm - I wasn't planning on this one for today, but I realized it was very close to FORE, so I figured I would hit it first, before it got too dark. I climbed quickly, then noticed the cache was off to my left. Krap. Down a gully I went, along some trails that disappeared, up a cliff, through some PO and to the cache I went. I found the cache easily once I got to the right spot. TNLNSL.
After that trip I thought there must be a better way back going up. Those trails vanished pretty quickly and it became more bushwacking. Finally I reached the top and the trail. I'm sure there's an easier way here, but I didn't find one!

And yes, budd-rdc, I was wearing shorts!

Thanks.

Raynor Park Dragons

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

4:14 pm - As I rolled up I noticed a familiar vehicle parked there belonging to digitalfish, whom I had been chasing all afternoon. I looked over to see them sitting there with Marky and Joani. It was a mini-event! We chatted for a while and then I decided it was time to grab the cache. One of the fishes grabbed and and we signed in. I even got a few cache containers from Marky out of the deal. Cool! TFTC.

Dec 3, 2005

A Hard One

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

5:00 pm - Nah, it wasn't hard at all. Well it is in THAT way, but found it easily. Thanks!

Stroller Friendly #2: A Great Oak

By: Geo Baby and BuckyDef Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

2:03 pm - I tried this one earlier in the day but it was full of kids and parents and I thought it was in the playset. I came back later in the day and there were far fewer people around. In the dark I found it well away from the kids and slides. On the way out I saw a jackrabbit hop away. TFTC!

West Pole

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

1:42 pm - I'm not sure what was wrong with me here, but I checked all the wrong places first. Once I got myself in the right spot, the title was all I needed. Thanks.

Townsend Fore

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

4:38 pm - This is probably well-concealed many times of the year, but with all the leaves gone, it was very exposed today. That made it quick grab and sign. Thanks.

SC Fire - Agnew Rivermark

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

1:55 pm - I parked a little ways a way and walked over. Found it quickly. Thanks.

in the middle of everything

By: howeler & Mira Jade Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

3:20 pm - The hint was helpful today and I found it right away. Nice hide! Thanks.

what sound - search for squints #1

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

3:42 pm - I don't think I would have ever figured out that this place existed without the hint. Weird spot! I found it right away once I got there. Thanks!

Flying Solo V.P.

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

4:30 pm - I parked right across the street and that made for a quick grab on this one. Thanks.

hey look.. a rock

By: howeler Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

3:51 pm - Yes, I really can believe that a large, non-indiginous boulder rolled down the hill and landed right here. Hey, why is it buzzing? Found it OK and TNLNSL. Thanks!

Hanging On

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

2:56 pm - I searched a while before I decided to call a lifeline. That confirmed I was looking in the right general area. From a distance I saw something on the ground. Once I relocated it again, I found the cache. It looks like it fell from wherever it was hanging. I put it up from where I found it, though I couldn't find the other half of the attachment device. Thanks.

Where They Go at Night

By: Travieso Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

4:50 pm - This place was a little creepy, in the way clowns can be creepy. I found the cache, but then noticed some other folks coming towards me that looked like Geocachers. I let them approach and find the cache for themselves. They signed the log as Bunkers, I signed and then we headed off. Thanks!

Village Research

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

2:15 pm - I waited for a muggles to pass and then crossed the street twice. I didn't suspect it would be there. TNLNSL. Thanks.

chess is the key...

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

3:13 pm - This was a really quick one with a convenient place to sit to sign the log! Thanks.

Calle Oriente Park

By: howeler Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

3:58 pm - I overshot on the parking, but the cache was a quick grab once I walked over. Thanks.

The way before the Bridges...

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

3:13 pm - No cops around today so I found this without any trouble. TNLNSL. Thanks!

The Age of Aquarius

By: The Blossom Drive Gang Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

4:16 pm - This is is just kinda out there, huh? Found it quickly and headed on. Thanks.

High Silver

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

2:22 pm - I expeceted nothing else from the title. I found it right away and TNLNSL. Thanks.

Jumps & Shaun.... All Gone...

By: howeler Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

3:34 pm - I felt the cache quickly, but I had some trouble getting the cache out. It went back in easily once I turned it around, so I'm not sure why my brainblock was today. Thanks!

Station 19

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

4:23 pm - I wasn't quite sure if I was supposed to be driving over here, but it looked OK. I started walking towards the station, but then I noticed my GPSr was pointing back towards the car. Quick find after that. This is a heavy-duty container for sure! TNLNSL. Thanks!

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