Geocaching Basecamp

boulter's Geoblog

Aug 27, 2006

10 Essentials

By: workerofwood, with thanks to Vaudesir Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

5 pm - Second time to this new place, but first time with the coordinates. Found it quickly. Man that bench is HOT! You gonna fix that? [:D] TNLN. Thanks!

Aug 26, 2006

Shaud and jors

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

5:33 pm - Long ago I did a cache that referenced this one and wondered what this one would be like. Found it in the second spot I looked. I was glad it was a Saturday and no one was around! Thanks.

Oh, Say Can You See?

By: Kilroy Gang Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

3:58 pm - Yeah, this is a nice way to see the city and the bay. Easy find, too! Thanks.

Fairyland

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

4:34 pm - We took a walk around the whole lake today and I stopped for this one along the way. I had no idea this was here. TNLN. Thanks!

The House That Jack Built

By: ruukh Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

3:32 pm - This was the first time I visited this area. We came with a visiting fried from the East Coast. We had no problem finding the waypoints on a nice afternoon walk. Thanks!

Aug 20, 2006

Mariner Kakuro

By: Shores Scout Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

2:17 pm - I hadn't heard of this type of puzzle before. I like it better than sudodu - there's a lot less tedium. Thanks for the cache!

Excel

By: Eagles Wing Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

3:11 pm - Just after I found it I realized where the name came from. Nice hide. Thanks!

Wide Water View

By: mjp303 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

2:04 pm - Yeah, this would be a nice place to live. Checked a few spots before I found the right one. Thanks!

Dolphin Encounter

By: Shores Scout Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

1:44 pm - Nice multi, but where's the dolphins? [:D]. TNLN. Thanks1

Quest for the Masks: Po-Wahi

By: Eagle81 Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

2:25 pm - Good hint! Found it with a little looking. TNLN. Thanks.

Ventana Del Mar

By: mjp303 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

2:46 pm - Whoah, that was tricky. I just managed to grab it. Thanks!

Eucalyptus conferruminata

By: Rogue Ramblers Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

1:18 pm - Lots of places to look here, but we eventually widened our search area to find it. Nicely done!

Shorebird Sudoku

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

4:04 pm - We did this one over a breakfast out a few weeks (months?) ago. We finally made it out here to grab it. Thanks!

Quest for the Masks: Ta-Wahi

By: Eagle81 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

2:35 pm - I could just barely reach this. I tried to make it a bit easier for the next cacher. TNLN. Thanks.

Quest for the Masks: Onu-Wahi

By: Eagle81 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

3:05 pm - We continued to enjoy this series. Thanks for the nice bike ride!

Quest for the Masks: Ko-Wahi

By: Eagle81 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

3:20 pm - All these are running together in my head now, but I'm sure I enjoyed it. Thanks!

Quest for the Masks

By: Eagle81 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

3:52 pm - This whole series was well done. I read it beforehand and printed out the translation, then forgot it in the printer. I was able to bring it up on my phone though and everything came out OK. Thanks for the fun!

Quest for the Masks: Ga-Wahi

By: Eagle81 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

3:32 pm - I liked the attachment on this one. TNLN. Off to the final!

Quest for the Masks: Le-Wahi

By: Eagle81 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

1:55 pm - This was a nice series. Found this one with a problem. Thanks!

Aug 19, 2006

Castle Rock Vista

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

3:01 pm - Wow, you really put together a nice cacher. It's chock full of great stuff. We TNLN. Great view too!
We took the non-recommended route, but only because we were doing some others. That trail up is quite steep in parts. Thanks for the cache!

Two Y's and a V Reborn

By: 4wheeler Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

2:23 pm - The good news is the cache is still there. The bad news is that new log is soaked. I didn't have a replacement with me, sorry. Thanks for the cache.

Rock Face Vista

By: SnoWake -n- Dingo Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

2:35 pm - Apparently we took the long way in to this cache, coming from Diablo SP via the Sunset Trail. Later we decided to take a "shortcut" up over Castle Rock on the way back. It was fun, but exhausting.
The Raptor and Rex patch inside was cool, but we left it there. Thanks!

California Tarantula

By: Raptor, Rexy & SnoWake Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

6:29 pm - Aaaahh! He bit me! I'm suing!! TNLN.

Tiny Treasures

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

3:44 pm - As we approached this one I wasn't sure if we should take the trail up the hill to the right or the lower trail to the left. We went left and that turned out to be be a mistake. Then instead of doing the logical thing and backtracking to the trail, we went straight up the grassy and uneven hill. It was exhausting. At the top was a barbed wire fence which we had to scale. The cache was a mercifully easy find. TNLN. Thanks!

Aug 13, 2006

Magical Pepper Tree

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

6:07 pm - My God, it's a freak of nature! MotorBug and I took the trail on the wrong side of the stream at first and had to backtrack. We could have parked much closer. Oh well. Thanks for another Joani special.

GOG2 (Nazgul Secret Trailhead #8)

By: Nazgul Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

6:21 pm - Nicely done cache. If I hadn't managed to flick off a piece, I probably wouldn't have noticed it. It was tough to get out of it's hole, but MotorBug produced a pocket knife which did the job. Thanks!

Stairway to Fish Heaven

By: STP Ron Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

5:24 pm - I was glad to have MotorBug as a backup on this one though I found OK on my own. Thanks!

Exit Westfield

By: Changes in Latitudes Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

5:03 pm - I was inspecting a similar object nearby when MotorBug announced he had found it. Nicely done! Thanks.

Belgatos Parking

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

7:54 pm - I've been seeing more and more of this type of camo recently and I struggle with them everytime. This one had its own little twist of evil to it. MotorBug helped though and it didn't take too long. Thanks!

BTC3

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Not chosen

7:36 pm - This one was tough. We looked on the way in, then again on the way out. I managed to make contact with Kablooey and confirmed he had found it earlier in the day. That meant it was there; it just needed to be found. MotorBug rescued us and finally found that little bugger. It really blends in. We must have looked right at it 10 times. Thanks!

Secret Trailhead #22 - Belgatos

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

6:54 pm - So simple, yet so evil. I made a little suspicious tug and there it was. Now I have something else to look for near these. Thanks!

Happy Father's Day!

By: Adamski Adventurers Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

6:37 pm - We looked hard and long for this one, probably too hard. Once we saw it it was all too obvious. Thanks for the cache.

Blossoming River Trail

By: STP Ron Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

5:14 pm - MotorBug was too fast for me on this one, finding it before I had chance to really look! Thanks for the cache.

Aug 6, 2006

Foot Traffic Welcome

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

10:18 am - We used the old coordinates and had to fight through the blackberries, only to find we were in the wrong place. We got a few cuts, but found the cache OK. TNLN. Thanks.

Not much of a trail!

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

11:48 am - I used to roll down the grassy hills here when I was a kid. It's always a nice place for a walk. I failed on my first attempt, then returned to the car to check the hint. I went up the hill and found it. TNLN. Thanks!

Paint me a Nice Cache Location

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

10:24 am - Well I still haven't figured out what a gas saver cache is, but we found this one without a problem. TNLN. Thanks.

Froggie's Webster Cache

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

11:26 am - Holy moly there were a lot of skeeters here! They were vicious! it took a while for us to find the cache, though I walked right by it when I started to search. We ran back to the car to keep ahead of the mosquitos. Thanks.

Aug 4, 2006

Suncook river cache

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

7:03 pm - We had a lot of fun at the baloon festival this evening. It was cool that you could hang out right on the field while they blew the baloons up and launched them.
This cache was close to where we parked, so we took a little extra walk and introduced my Mom's friend to Geocaching. I think she liked it. TNLN. Thanks!

Aug 2, 2006

Penacook Riverside Park

By: dlv Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Other

10:14 am - My Dad had to make a run to the bank so I went along for the ride. He parked in the lot, I looked at my GPS and there was a cache 200 feet away! Some kids were wandering about, but I managed to find it while they were off doing whatever they were doing. Thanks!

Liar Liar Pants on Fire

By: meandmydogs Difficulty: 5.0 Terrain: 5.0 Container: Large

10:27 am - The first cache I solved like this took me months to solve. The second one required a big hint from the owner. The third time I knew just what to do. I took a little walk while my Dad was at the bank and returned just as he finished. Thanks!

Aug 1, 2006

The Mock Multi

By: afroggie Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

5:00 pm - Yeah, it was really hot out here today. We did the loop in the wrong direction too, so I had to backtrack to grab the final. I sent my parents on their way while I ran over. Running served 3 purposes: it created a breeze, it kept the mosquitos from catching me and I saved some time. Nice hide on the final. TNLN. Thanks!

I say Meriwether, are we ready to set out?

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

4:37 pm - I had never heard of this cipher before, but last night (8/19) I saw it on a TV show where they called it "extremely difficult". Uhh, not quite.
The day was muggy and increasingly buggy as we went on. We couldn't really stop for fear of the mosquitos catching up with us. We eventually found it and rushed off. Thanks for the fun!

P.P. Mock Memorial Forest Cache

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

5:26 pm - This was the last cache on the loop for me. I didn't quite realize it would be that steep going up. Combine that with a hot day and I was stopping quite often. I found the cache without much trouble. I took nothing and left the Cookie Monster TB.
Surprisingly my cell phone worked here. I know this because my landlord called to let me know that my rent check was apparently lost in the mail. Well, at least I found the cache. Thanks!

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