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boulter's Geoblog

May 30, 2006

Anniversary Cache

By: Kolly Wobbels and 47Dad47 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

2:38 pm - Hey, it's another cache. We grabbed this one on our drive back to the Bay Area. We've been happily married for 5 years now. TNLN. Thanks!

manram

By: manram Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Other

10:57 am - This was another quick stop on the way home. We had to be stealthy, but found it OK. TNLN. Thanks!

Kolly Wobbels #16 Beautiful Passage

By: 47Dad47 Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

1:27 pm - It probably would have been a good idea to read the description on this one before we did the long hike up to here. It was a lot of fun though and we got to hike through the snow, even if there wasn't a cache at the end. Thanks.

The 90 Foot Cache

By: TahoeCrew Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

12:06 pm - That's a pretty nice view from up here. I messed up my foot hiking here a couple of years ago and it still hurts every once in a while. TNLN. Thanks!

Lakeview For You

By: Adopted By SNSpencer From TahoeBerne Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

10:37 am - This was a quick stop on our way home from South Lake Tahoe. We enjoyed the tiles. Thanks!

May 29, 2006

Campy Caching

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

6:06 pm - My GPS was sending me in circles, be we found it after a while. TNLN. Thanks.

Mile Marker # 71

By: applejohn Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

4:49 pm - We searched all over for this one until my Dad finally came up with it. Good deal. Thanks!

Part-Time Girlfriend

By: FluteLlama Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

4:03 pm - This is a bit of precarious spot with all the traffic, but we found it OK. My Dad took a spill, but only got a scrape. Thanks!

Bear Grub

By: FireFly61 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

5:58 pm - This one was a pretty quick find for me as I tried to ignore the dogs. TNLN. Thanks.

Go Tahoe

By: Go Tahoe Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

2:55 pm - This cache is in great condition. SMILIE We stopped and chatted for a while about the Ponderosa Ranch and its future. I rescued the Little Sadie TB to bring her on further adventures. Also picked up a cool brochure for an official Nevada state tourism geocache. Thanks!

Intro to Dendro III: Calocedrus decurrens

By: BezNRexx Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

7:34 pm - After wandering around in this park for a couple hours, we were ready to get out here, but we couldn't skip a cache. I followed my GPS down the trail, then off the trail (making everyone follow me into the brush) and then back onto the trail where I found the cache. TNLN. Thanks!

I & L Anniversary Cache

By: Isolino Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

1:53 pm - Thanks for the cache and the good hint. TNLN.

The World's Highest Working Lighthouse

By: 47Dad47 and 47Russ47 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Micro

7:13 pm - A bit unimpressive as far as lighthouses go (where's the house?), but an interesting cache. Anne volunteered to get wet to grab this one while we all snickered. I at least was able to direct her to where I thought it was, and I was right. Thanks for the fun.

Carnelian Cache

By: JonT Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

3:45 pm - After driving up some interesting roads, we had a nice walk up to this cache. TNLN. Thanks.

See Der Inside

By: 47Dad47 and 47Russ47 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

6:53 pm - The four of us searched for this one for quite a long time. I'd definitely call this one a micro instead of a regular (though a regular could easily be put here). I'm still amazed that I ever found it.

All Shapes & Sizes II

By: The Harding Family Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

4:35 pm - I was here a few years ago before all this construction was completed. This place sure has changed a lot. We tried to be stealthy looking for the cache, especially from a couple looking our way much too often. There was a reason for that - they had the cache and they were trying to replace it! We got the cache handoff from DeutschersinNV and put it back where we had looked before. Thanks!

Thunder & Lightening at Sugarpine

By: The Harding Family Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

7:47 pm - We were tired from a long day of caching, but we needed to finish this one up since we had found the first stage. That's a pretty cool lightning strike. Thanks for the cache.

Kim's Overlook

By: Bongo Drums / submanager / TahoeSpike Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

5:49 pm - Wow, that is a great view from up here! We took the hard way up, scrambling up the steep side. After finding the cache, we found an easier way down which could have been even easier if we followed it better. TNLN. Thanks for the adventure!

Logan Shoals Vista Point

By: Adopted By SNSpencer From TahoeBerne Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

1:37 pm - That's a great view from here and a nice stop for my first Nevada cache. Thanks!

Ponderosa Ranch Relic

By: Adopted by SNSpencer From TahoeBerne Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

2:43 pm - My parents were disappointed that the ranch was closed, but we peeked at what we could see and got a good picture of the shoveler. Thanks!

Memorial Point Scenic Overlook

By: Adopted by SNSpencer From TahoeBerne Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

2:21 pm - That's a pretty easy virtual and great excuse to get out of the car and stretch my sore legs. Thanks!

May 28, 2006

The Indian Caves of Yosemite

By: 47Dad47, Kolly Wobbels, and 47Tyrone47 Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Virtual

11:43 am - This one turned out to be a bit harder than we expected. After finding several "false" caves and crawling all over the place, we found the correct trail and the correct cave. In the process we lost my parents and had to split up and recover a lot of ground to find them. Thanks!

Out of the Darkness, into Yosemite Valley!

By: Dave_W6DPS and son Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

9:38 am - This was our second pass through here on our vacation. This time it wasn't too dark to stop! We checked out the view and watched some wedding pictures being taken. Thanks!

Royal Cascade

By: Team Gecko Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Virtual

2:08 pm - We enjoyed the short walk here after a big brunch at the Ahwanee. There was someone freeclimbing the wall which was pretty cool. I didn't quite get all the answers right, but enough to prove I was there though. Thanks!

A Bridge in Yosemite NP

By: Dave_W6DPS and son Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Not chosen

10:34 am - We had a nice walk from here and thankfully a much shorter one than Nevada falls the day before. I was quite sore from that one. As we crossed the bridge a deer walked right past us. At least it wasn't a bear. Thanks!

May 27, 2006

The Best Hike in Yosemite Valley

By: Warren Harding Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Not chosen

1:18 pm - Well, it only looked like half a mile from vernal falls and I took a quick read of the description and decided to go for it. My parents were waiting down below, but they said to go ahead.
It turned out to be much longer than a half-mile jaunt of course. Going up those stairs was painful. Near the top it was snowing - not from the sky, but from the mist off the waterfall freezing and blowing around.

My legs were really sore for days after that hike. Stairs were quite painful, but I
enjoyed the cache and hike nonetheless. Thanks!

Yosemite's Wonders

By: ChrissySkyking + Blaze Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

8:25 pm - We drove past here earlier in the day and the rangers has just closed the road to Glacier Point due to snow. Indeed it had been hailing off and on all day. We went to Wawona to see the see the trees for a while. On the way back the road was open again so we quickly headed up the road to arrive at the point at dusk. Amazing views. You can't really appreciate how big Half Dome is from the valley floor.
Nearby there was a rented RV all smashed on the rear passenger side. Oops, I guess they're not getting their deposit back!

Sierra Point

By: Dr. Bobo Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 4.5 Container: Virtual

10:48 am - This was a really fun adventure. We broke off from my parents for a quick jaunt up the hill. After much scrambling we found the right trail and followed it up and up. The 360 degree view from the top was amazing.
On the way down we met some people who worked down in the village and asked us how we knew to come up here. SMILIE Thanks!

Split Rock: An Investigation

By: Warren Harding Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Virtual

10:01 am - This was near the beginning of what became a very long hike. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to pick out the right rock, but then it was obvious. Thanks!

A Happy Place

By: Russell Grove and Warren Harding Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Not chosen

9:52 am - We were just getting started on our hike up to Nevada Falls. I stole a few minutes to find this interesting area. My feet were definitely happier when I found this cache than when I passed by on the way back. Thanks!

Welcome To Yosemite

By: Mountain Travler Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

6:37 pm - After checking out Wiwona, we made a quick stop of this one. Hey, an actual real physical cache! Thanks for the quick find.

Mist Trail Cache

By: V-man Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Virtual

12:14 pm - I was very happy that I remembered a raincoat. The wind was blowing and it was easy to get soaked. Those stairs were painful in both directions. We took a well-deserved break one we arrived at the top, joining dozens of others drying out in the sun. Thanks for the hike!

May 26, 2006

The Highest Leaping Waterfall in the World

By: Warren Harding Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

8:56 pm - This was the first cache we happened at when we arrived in the park. Unfortunately I didn't realize it until after I got back to the car and my GPS! I got most of the answers right though and confirmed my find. Thanks for one of many.

May 8, 2006

Traffic Patterns

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

6:19 pm - What an interesting installation. The cache wasn't too hard either. Thanks!

Monta Loma

By: brian1789 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

7:00 pm - I was upset that I missed secret path to this one as I had take it before to find a different cache. Oh well, thanks for the cache and walk.

Smiley

By: triangulated Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

6:37 pm - I wandered back and forth a bit until I found the right spot. Interesting placement. Thanks.

Ling The Lang/Buzzcocks II

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

7:16 pm - Well I hope you feel better now after THAT description. I notice you're just a few shy of 5000 finds and 500 hides. [;)] It was a pretty easy find. Thanks!

Vanishing Breed

By: batecher Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

6:44 pm - Ah, so this is the infamous batecter cache! A belated welcome back to leaderboard to you, sir. [;)] Thanks for the quick one.

May 7, 2006

Stevens Creek Marsh

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

6:00 pm - You know, I can't recall getting all the way out here before. It was a nice evening for a walk. Thanks!

Burrowing Owls

By: caliseastar Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

6:09 pm - Yes, definitely a nice walk. Quick find, too. Thanks!

GeoBeads #10 - Star Light, Star Bright

By: zapboy with help from workerofwood Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

1:00 pm - There was much swing activity going on here this afternoon, but I was able to grab it anyway. Thanks for continuing the series!

Element #2

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

5:45 pm - I was happy that I guessed correctly on the side of the creek to approach this one from. Thanks!

Charleston Stormpumps

By: bullit Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

5:32 pm - We nearly stumbled on this one. TNLNSL. Thanks for the big ammo box.

May 6, 2006

SC Fire - Stars and Stripes

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

12:24 pm - This one took me a long time to find. It's not very obvious and there's no indication in the logs about what kind of container. Reading through the older logs, I looked down and saw it. Thanks.

Road to Nowhere?

By: alpharomero.com Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

11:47 am - The whole way down the trail I had that Talking Heads song running through my head. It was interesting to see all the junkyard junk down there. I had no problem finding the cache. Thanks!

Tasmanian Devil

By: triplep220 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

12:33 pm - Ah, an easy one. Found it right away. Thanks.

After the Fall

By: Duckeylee Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

2:27 pm - I searched for a few minutes and found the cache. With the log in my hand, a Milpitas turned around right in front of me and didn't even ask what I was doing in this odd place. TFTC.

Doctor Emmett Brown

By: triplep220 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

12:39 pm - Hey, anyone want to buy Flux Capacitor? http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/back-to-the-future-delorean-flux-capacitor-on-ebay-171854.php
TNLNSL. Thanks!

River here, River there

By: Mystery Ink Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

1:15 pm - I walked down here while waiting for the nearby playground to clear out. It took me a few minutes to recognize this as the place where VTA Quiz was. Boy, this area sure has changed. I found it alright, though it is pretty visible. TNLNSL. Thanks.

Biff Tannen

By: triplep220 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

12:49 pm - OK, now you're making me want to rewatch these movies. After looking for a few minutes, I got luck and spotted it. TNLNSL. Thanks!

Big Sign Little Cache

By: Rocket Girl Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

2:43 pm - I didn't even need the GPS for this one. Went to the place where the title indicated and there it was. Thanks!

Special camo cache

By: Rocket Girl Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

2:17 pm - I saw something suspicious right away when I got here. Yup, that the cache. Well done. Thanks!

My noontime walking route.... #1

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

1:43 pm - I arrived and disturbed a large pigeon flock hanging out over here. The cache was well-constructed. TNLNSL. Thanks!

Rusty

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

2:35 pm - Yup, that was a quick one. Thanks.

Heart Shaped Peg

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

3:32 pm - Hazards at this cache incude: feces, the drop to the creek, broken glass, stinging plants and off-leash dogs named "Julie". I enjoyed the cache regardless. TNLNSL. Thanks!

Knights Bridge Cache

By: airshadowshow Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

2:55 pm - Following the clues I found this one faster than I thought I would. TNLNSL. Thanks!

Rocket Pencil Cache

By: airshadowshow Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

3:20 pm - I interpreted the hint correctly and found the cache in the first place I looked. Hooray! TFTC.

Going Native

By: schertleheimer Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

3:54 pm - That's a nice little garden. Once I determined I didn't need to walk into someone's driveway I found the cache. TNLNSL. Thanks!

Little Black Micro

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

1:55 pm - I got a preemptive hint on this one and it was useful. I could have been looking for a long time for this one. Thanks.

Santa Clara PAL BMX

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

11:58 am - Nice camo on this one! Found it quickly. TNLNSL. Thanks.

Pirate Creek

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

3:04 pm - I just fumbled around until I got hand on it. There we go. Thanks.

James Lick

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

1:31 pm - Wow, it's been a long time since I've been to this park. I should have just trusted my instincts in looking for the cache as it was right where I thought it would be. Thanks!

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