Geocaching Basecamp

boulter's Geoblog

Jan 28, 2007

Cache Across America ? California

By: Mystery Ink Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

3:01 pm - Cool, I had wondered what this series was about. Nice to know that at least one of these is in my backyard! We had to walk down quite a ways and backtrack to avoid going down the steep slope. The cache is in good shape. TNLN. Thanks!

A 16th century cache

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

4:12 pm - I like the idea of the travel bug. I'd have no worries sticking it in my Mac! As for the cache, it was quick. Thanks.

Turning Tides

By: MotorBug Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

3:55 pm - Despite the drizzle, it was quite busy here today and it was tough to get the cache back in place. I suppose that just gave us a lot of time to read the sign. Thanks!

Somewhere in Mountain View

By: catomcat Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

3:15 pm - I was preparing for the worst, but this one was quite obvious once I saw it. Thanks.

Jan 15, 2007

thank you

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

5:15 pm - Yikes, MotorBug found this way too quickly. He popped it right it out. Nice job on the construction of this one.

In The Event of a Water Landing...

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

2:28 pm - Yeah, this was evil. We looked and looked for this one until MotorBug described where this could be hidden and immediately picked it up. I was relieved. Thanks!

cache on board

By: cooperphoto Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

5:20 pm - MotorBug had done this one already but wanted me to see it, so we swung by. That's a strange place. It's not really possible to be stealthy here, so I just went for it when the traffic was moving. Thanks!

easy

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

4:43 pm - We went around the block once and didn't see how we we could get to this cache. We stopped in front of a strange object that MotorBug thought was some kind of clock. Upon further inspection we figured out it was a makeup stand someone was getting rid of and not an elaborate cache container. [:D] We went for a walk and found the well-hidden entrance. We found the right area right away, but it took a while to find the cache. The misspelling in the hint was one of the things that threw me off. Thanks.

Traffic Jam

By: geotap and skwerlie Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

3:37 pm - While I'm searching for the cache, MotorBug is making gushing sounds behind me. What a nice guy! Serves him right that I found it first! TNLN. Thanks.

"De Plane, De Plane"

By: dancing hiker Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

3:51 pm - The coords seemed to be a bit off here. Perhaps it was replaced in the wrong spot? An easy find regardless. MotorBug spotted it from 10 feet away. Thanks!

Coyote Point 2

By: Shores Scout Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

3:11 pm - Found this one with no problems. Thanks!

you know the drill

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

4:58 pm - We noticed some people hanging around suspiciously as we approached the cache site. They looked like they were caching, but where was the GPS? It was BrainTrush and they were doing it only with maps. Impressive! They were kind enough to find the cache a minute after we arrived too. We could have been there a while. Thanks for the cache.

too easy

By: cooperphoto Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

4:52 pm - After the last one, I looked harder than I had to on this one. Meanwhile, some kids in the yard next door were debating what each of their "special moves" would be in whatever game they were about to play.

Thanks for the cache!

The bus stops here?!

By: vaccine Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

1:47 pm - We helped redeem MotorBug with this one. He had looked on the wrong side. Oops! I've wondered about these bus stops as well. Thanks!

Coyote Point

By: mjp303 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

3:03 pm - Boulter's rule #10 of Geocaching In the Bay Area: Never trust MotorBug's pocket queries. [:D] This one worked in our favor since it was disabled but still there. Another one was disabled and missing!

Well I was glad to find this one since I already DNF'd it once. The log was indeed a bit soggy, but signable. Thanks!

Harbor view

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

2:45 pm - I found this one quickly and then MotorBug managed to stuff a travel bug inside. Warning to next finder: may explode on opening! Thanks.

I'm Batman!

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

4:04 pm - MotorBug's log said it better than I could have. We waited and waited and waited. Finally she left and we found it quickly. TNLN. Thanks!

Jan 13, 2007

Somewhere Smiling and Hanging On

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

4:22 pm - Compared to the others in this series, this one was merciful once I found the right level. Thanks.

LGT: Pruneyard

By: Dr Jekyll Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

1:01 pm - Now that wasn't very nice, especially watching us suffer. At least the hide wasn't in anywhere nasty. Thanks for the cache!

Where have all the flowers gone?

By: WalruZ Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

4:43 pm - This one is barely a multi, but yes, you got me to read the sign. Thanks!

Happy New Year!

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

1:53 pm - Woo hoo, found this one first in the group. I'm useful! Thanks.

SHOEFLY'S 4TH HOME

By: ingmccleary Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

3:46 pm - Easy find - maybe too easy! I could see a muggle stumbling across this one, though it seems to be doing fine so far. TNLN. Thanks!

To the Night Bean!

By: Rosie the Kitten & her Dad Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

2:55 pm - Quick one. I hope the neighbors are in on it!

Fifty is Nifty - Birthday Brunch

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

12:09 pm - This event was a lot of fun. I only wish I got there earlier. Between having breakfast and getting pulled into the puzzle solving, I only had half-conversations with everyone. Happy birthday Marky and thanks for having us!

Hyde and Ivy on the Bank of the Mighty River

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

1:17 pm - One by one the cachers spotted the cache and moved over to the other side of the path. I was last. [:(] TNLN. Thanks for the cache.

Leap of Faith

By: CiL's evil twin Changes in Attitudes Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

2:09 pm - This one looked straightforward enough, then I opend it. Yikes! I let someone else do the "honors". We all had a laugh and left with all our digits intact. Thanks!

...with a twist

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

3:37 pm - Nobody was painting the fence today, so I was able to search easily. Found it after a short search. Cool container! Thanks.

Here a Post There a Post

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

3:16 pm - That wasn't where I expected it to be. Tried a bunch of spots before I found it. I took some golf lessons here once. Thanks!

Hotwheels

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

2:15 pm - This one was a nice stop on the way back to the event to pick up our cars. Thanks.

Highway to Hell

By: Vaudesir Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

1:45 pm - Hey, I was only SECOND to last on finding this one! Getting better! Thanks for the quick one.

Oreo Cache

By: redkat and pb144 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

4:31 pm - Now that's one yummy container! Found it quickly and TNLN. Thanks!

Man's Best Friend's Best Friend

By: glindakc Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

3:22 pm - I'm never sure what to think about this neighborhood caches. You're never sure if all the neighbors are cool with it. Thankfully I found this one quickly so it wasn't an issue. Thanks!

Sunnyvale

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

3:01 pm - I dunno, this one seems like an attempt at a commercial cache to me. I can't think of a reason to hang out here otherwise. Thanks.

Our Little Corner of the World

By: gimpel(Adopted by PtekPosse and SHHR) Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

2:03 pm - Looks like everyone found this before except for me. They all made fun of me while I struggled to find it in front of them. TNLN. Thanks.

Jan 10, 2007

Fifty is Nifty - Birthday Brunch

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

This place is going to be crowded!

Jan 8, 2007

Convention Center Hotel Cache

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

6:11 pm - Man, this one was way in there. I could barely reach it. TNLN. Thanks!

Toga Party

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

7:06 pm - Yet another part of Vegas that is not quite G-rated. Thanks for the stop!

Jan 7, 2007

"The Presidential Suite"

By: Pharmacache and Redirtwriter Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

4:11 pm - I stayed at the Flamingo for a few days, so this was a quick stop. Not many people around here since the pool was closed. Thanks.

NE ON THE STRIP

By: kd7mxi Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

1:49 pm - I had never been over to this part of Vegas before. I should come again when it's dark. I'm pretty sure I found the intended object, even if the coordinates pointed down the block a bit. In other news, we won $10 at the Golden Nugget. Thanks for the cache!

View From Poets Bridge

By: Pharmacache & Redirtwriter Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

1:57 pm - You don't often associate poetry with Las Vegas. The area was deserted today with the exception of a few homeless people. We found it ok and continued on our walk. Thanks!

Light of Justice

By: lvroadking Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

2:11 pm - Had no problem finding this on a deserted Saturday afternoon. Thanks.

Jan 6, 2007

MM MM Good

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

4:21 pm - We stopped by for a minute before going to see Ka. Who knew they could make so many different products here. Thanks!

LAKE-VEGAS

By: kd7mxi Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

3:26 pm - I always enjoy a visit here. Got to see the show too. Thanks!

Watch that first step...

By: martinp13 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

12:33 pm - We walked all the way here from the Flamingo. It was bit pricey to get up here, but the view was better than I expected. Thanks!

Hotel George, Las Vegas

By: longwalker Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

1:57 pm - Geez, this cache has a lot of finds. Easy find for sure. Thanks!

Arthur's Revenge

By: targetdrone and dboggny Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

5:24 pm - Good hide. We pretended to go for ride and take pictures. Thanks.

The 4 Corners Cache

By: LV Hiker Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

4:39 pm - Got a picture thanks to MotorBug. it seemed a lot darker when I was there! Thanks.

IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST

By: kd7mxi Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

5:11 pm - After I got a picture, we took a look at some of the baby beasts inside. Cute! Thanks.

Stratospheric View

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

12:44 pm - Hey, what's a bullit cache doing way over here? The webcam was down, so we went up to the top. Cool view. Thanks!

LV Money-makers

By: Pharmacache Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

2:05 pm - I remember this place from my last trip here, though I didn't spend the time to read the signs. Thanks for the cache.

Sin City Micro

By: Dru Morgan Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

5:39 pm - Definitely needed a hint on this one. Luckily we looked in the right place and found it. Thanks from Calif.

Eiffel Tower

By: Dave and Niki Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

11:43 pm - They really did a nice job with this casino, didn't they? I hope to make it up to the top of either Eiffel Tower someday! Thanks for the cache!

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