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boulter's Geoblog

Jun 25, 2006

The Pack Sonoma County Movies 10

By: Primate Social Club Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

9:45 am - Hmm, never heard of that movie. The cache was easily found while Anne enjoyed the view across the street. Those are some big cliffs. Have to be careful. TNLN. Thanks!

Bottom of Blackney

By: dadfish Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

10:53 am - Quick find while dodging traffic. Thanks.

Al's Birds Sonoma County Movies 4

By: Primate Social Club Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

10:18 am - Spooky! Another couple pulled up almost at the same time to check out the building, but I was able to find the cache out of sight behind a parked car. Thanks!

Portuguese Beach

By: Isolino Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

9:34 am - Nice cache. It was foggy all around, but it broke nicely around here. We could see a lot of surfers a bit South. Thanks!

Eeny meeny miney moe

By: jgespi Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

10:39 am - This was strange. We went over to find the cache and it was just sitting on the end of a picnic table. Everything seemed to be in it so we signed in, left the Little Sadie TB and put it back where we think it was probably hidden. Thanks.

Cable Crossing

By: dgreno Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

12:31 pm - It was a short but thorny climb up to the cache. We followed up the find with a nice walk on the beach out to the point. Great day. Thanks!

Running Fence

By: elkhorn98 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

10:28 am - We were wandering through Sonoma County and happened on this cache. Thanks for the historic spot.

Abandoned Oyster Farm

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

12:09 pm - Lots of oyster shells on the trail here. I found the cache in short order. TNLN. Thanks!

Jun 24, 2006

Jolly Green Giant

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

7:13 pm - I got kinda yucky sticking my hands in places for this one, but eventually I looked in the right spot. I watched kids swimming below as I signed the log. Thanks!

Dave - 30

By: Thefogheads Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

4:26 pm - Yet another great view. I had to wait out some tourists, but found it right away once they left. We had never been to this spot before, so thanks!

One eyed Willie Sonoma County movies 5

By: Primate Social Club Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Micro

4:42 pm - Booby twaps! I love that movie. I didn't quite recognize the spot, but maybe that just means I have to watch it again. The hint mislead us a bit, but I managed to spot it. Thanks.

Eagle 122

By: Nussbunch Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

5:43 pm - Bummer, no view today. The clouds rolled in again as we hiked up. Found the cache OK and TNLN. Thanks.

Ocean View Book Swap

By: Primate Social Club Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

12:04 pm - We tried one path and ended up nowhere. We were successful on our second, though there was tons of PO and I'm pretty sure this is where I got the batch I'm suffering through right now. It's not too bad I guess. Nice view from up here. TNLNSL. Thanks!

Stop for the Sea Lions and Pelicans

By: Primate Social Club Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

12:39 pm - This is a cool view. Soon after we rented some kayaks and got even closer up to the wildlife. Thanks for ths quick stop!

The Fifth Dwarf

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

5:12 pm - This cache really didn't want to be found. I searched the area several times before I came across it. On top of that, it was quite rusty and tough to open. It was OK inside though and I TNLN. Thanks!

Over or Under

By: Ben Ezzell Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

7:19 pm - The toughest part of this one was finding parking amongst all these one-way streets! We finally did and took a moment to check out the bridge. Thanks!

SA Cache Cow

By: The Platform Team Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

6:06 pm - This cache is an oldie, isn't it? We didn't believe the description that it was 3 miles one way since it appeared less than a mile from the road. It turned out to be about 2 miles roundtrip from Shell Beach. We enjoyed the mostly-uphill hike in this quiet territory. TNLN. Thanks!

Jun 18, 2006

Pancakes, not Pantoll

By: WRITE SHOP ROBERT Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

6:36 pm - We had to go a little bit down further than we wanted here, but after the several hours of hiking that preceeded this, it wasn't a big deal. Stinger was too big for the cache so I grabbed him. Thanks.

West Point Travel Bug Inn

By: bakemono415 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

5:35 pm - Where were all these caches when I did the hike down last year? Not a hard find and picked up the Cookie Monster TB. Thanks.

B's Question

By: BKT, WRITE SHOP ROBERT, Runnerfam Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

4:31 pm - Wow, it's ben a long time since this one was found! We were coming down from the Mountain Play and stopped to grab this one. We were just at the tail end of the crowd heading down so it wasn't too hard to search. There were lots of places to look, but I found it jammed way in there. TNLN. Thanks!

The Crookedest Railroad in the World

By: BKT, WRITE SHOP ROBERT, Runnerfam Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

5:43 pm - We were a bit worried that we were going to end up approaching this one from the wrong road. We lucked out and it was only a few feet away. I dodged some PO and grabbed the cache. TNLN. Thanks!

Gateway to Pancakes!

By: dgreno Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Micro

4:37 pm - Oh yeah, nice hide. I needed to fashion a tool to get it out. Thanks for the cache.

marin county ape cache

By: cooperphoto Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Small

4:53 pm - It was kinda strange up here with all these green rocks. I thought the cache was some kind of flower and then looked closer. Ah, funny. It was definitely pretty soggy in there and I unfortunately did not have anything to replace the log with. I'm not sure it would have been a long-term fix anyway since the container doesn't seem to be waterproof. TNLN. Thanks!

Trailheads Galore!

By: BKT Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

6:51 pm - We gambled with parking for the Mountain Play and decided to drive up here to park. A sign at the top of the lot said it was full, but we drove right in and there was a magnificent empty spot. We hustled up to the play and took a roundabout route back to end up here. It worked out well. We sure were tired though. TNLN. Thanks!

Jun 4, 2006

Pioneers R.I.P.?

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

7:52 pm - I had time to grab a quick cache before dinner with MotorBug. Yup, this was quick. Thanks.

Sunnyvale Rough Too

By: alpharomero.com Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

7:19 pm - Hey, familiar spot. I hope this one lasts longer! Thanks.

Been Here: Pastoria

By: 50sumtin Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

7:24 pm - Hey, guess what? I've been here too. Well at least now I have. Thanks.

Mall Death

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

7:38 pm - Found the cache, but I was unable to sign the log as it was too high.
Something else happened though - someone approached me saying a car had its door wide open and it looked like someone tried to steal it. She asked me to call the police. Luckily there were a bunch of them chatting a block away and I told them to go check it out. Dunno what happened after that.

Jun 3, 2006

Walls of Oak

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

11:52 am - I took the wrong trail to get around to this one and had to backtrack downhill. Yes, there certainly is a lot of poison oak around here! Thanks!

Big Blue Birds Lay...

By: zapboy Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

12:16 pm - Wow, I didn't realize my GPS had an icon for winery. I walked up the road and entered in a strange place, but eventually got on the trail and found this cute cache. Thanks!

Gone Fishing

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

4:46 pm - Whoah, there was way too much PO here. Even taking the right trail down (which I missed), there's PO hanging around the cache and it's hard to grab without touching it. I took a good long shower when I got home, so here's hoping I didn't get it.

Sage View

By: MotorBug Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

11:39 am - My socks really didn't appreciate the tall grass here. After finding the cache I had to sit down and remove all the collected stuff. Nice view though. TNLNSL. Thanks.

A river runs near it?

By: Mystery Ink Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Not chosen

1:05 pm - Well I certainly had to leave the trail to grab this one. Thankfully I found it quickly. I cito'd a beer can just inches from the cache. Thanks.

Bat to the Future

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

1:23 pm - Yeah, my GPS was pretty much useless here. After investigating the "standard" hiding spots throughly I got luck and spotted the hide. TNLNSL. Thanks!

Where did all the water go?

By: Mystery Ink Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

2:04 pm - I spent too much time looked in the "standard" Mystery Ink location. Finally I saw something strange and found it. You faked me out good! TNLNSL. Thanks.

Candy Store

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

3:40 pm - Funny. Is this what you did to that ammo can I gave you?? [:D] TNLNSL. Thanks!

Picchetti Peacocks

By: ladybug54 & trode Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

12:51 pm - Lots of good stuff in this cache, but I TNLNSL. Thanks for the hike.

Horses Can't Read

By: MotorBug Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

11:59 am - I was all set this morning for nice solo hike in this park. I made sure I had headphones and the little adapter I need. I loaded a bunch of new music on an SD card. As I started to walk up the trail I realized I forgot to take the SD card out of the laptop! I just had to take nature as my soundtrack today. Lots of up and down in this park, but this one was an easy find. TNLNSL. Thanks!

Oak View

By: British Invasion Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

12:29 pm - I didn't quite see how to get up here, so I buckwhacked up part of the way. I did see a coyote cross the trail though. It sure was hot up here today! I took a break while I signed the log. Thanks!

Mossy Tree

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

11:20 am - I walked by here and saw a suspicious spot, but kept following my GPS. In a few seconds my GPS changed its mind and I found it back where I thought it was. TNLNSL. Thanks!

No Cache Here?!

By: dr.dolittle & faith Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

3:29 pm - There were a bunch teenagers close by so I had to be careful, but I think I found it without them figuring out what I was doing. Nice hide. Thanks!

Log This Cache!

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

12:45 pm - It was really a beautiful day out here but hot and humid. I was thankful for another excuse to take a break. Thanks!

Zinfandel 5

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

2:25 pm - I guess there's no doubt who "owns" this park. Thanks for all the caches!

I Love Legos

By: zapboy Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

3:07 pm - I was happy that no one walked by as I was putting together the Legos. "What are you doing?" "Uh, just playing with Legos in the woods."
Some good news - while I was putting them together I found the missing black piece on the ground.

I doubted my set of coordinates at first and tried to brute force the find along the trail. When that didn't work, I went to the coordinates I had solved and found the cache. SMILIE

TNLNSL. Thanks f
or the fun!

Don't Be Left In The Dark

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

1:54 pm - Because the GPS was sending me all over the place, I spent a long time looking near the sign which I thought fit the title. Expanding my search I saw just a little bit of it. Cute container. TNLNSL. Thanks!

50 Feet High (formerly Knee High)

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

12:59 pm - It was nice to finally get back into the shade on this hot day. The GPS was all over the place, but I found it in a logical spot. Thanks!

TC-No Man's Land

By: popeye2 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

4:15 pm - I don't know if I haven't been eating enough or I'm not used to this heat, but I was completely exhausted when I reached this cache. A good workout for sure, but I thought I was going to pass out.
I looked near the wrong object at first and found a big heavy pipe with straps on it. It looks like some crazy person had used it as extra weight when climbing up the hill.

Back near the coordinates I finally found it. Lots of ticks here for sure, but I managed to get them all off (I think). TNL
NSL. Thanks!

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