Geocaching Basecamp

boulter's Geoblog

Mar 30, 2007

Governor's Mansion

By: vtroses & dosouth Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

4:31 pm - Holy moly, traffic! Found it while pretending to look at a rather uninteresting building. Thanks!

Parliament Square

By: forman & Donna Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Virtual

3:55 pm - It was a nice afternoon for a walk and we made this our first stop. Thanks!

The Water Tower

By: forman Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

4:07 pm - Second stop on a caching tour of the area. A market was just closing up here. Thanks for the view and cache.

Mar 28, 2007

Sunset Cache

By: tinkertoad Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

8:53 am - We're not sure how you're supposed to get to this one legally. We wandered through the condos next door that were being built and found access to the beach. Then we walked up the path to the cache. The gate at the top was locked, so we had to go around again through the condos. Good thing we left the gate from the condos open! Thanks for the cache.

Green Key

By: Fred Langa Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 5.0 Container: Virtual

2:11 pm - This was one hell of an adventure. We only had a few hours left before our cruise ship left and this looked like a fun cache to do. Our plan was to use our snorkeling equipment to swim out to the island, run over to the cache, swim back, return the rental car and get back on the ship. We put all out stuff in a backpack and triple bagged the camera, GPS and cell phone. Also in the bag were shoes for walking on the island. These were a very good idea as the rocks on the island were sharp!

The swim went ok with flippers and we made it on the island in about 30 minutes. Our electr onics were dry. It then took us another 40 minutes or so to walk across the Key to the cache to get the picture and get back.

When we returned to the beach to put our snorkeling equipment back on, some other people had come over on a boat; they looked at us like we were crazy. Off we went and we w ere back on the island proper in another 35 minutes. We quickly got our stuff together and raced back to dock.

I took a wrong turn and we got stuck in some nasty traffic, making it a bit more stressful for us. When returning the car, we couldn't find one set of flippers. Crap, I left them on the roof of the car back at the beach. There was no time to go back for them, so we finished the paperwork and rushed back to the ship. It seems that a lot of other people were late too, so we made it ok, but it sure was exciting! Thanks for the adventure!

Mar 27, 2007

Jake's Seat

By: Joliet Jake Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

12:52 pm - My god, this place was crazy busy - cars honking, people running across the street, nearly getting run over. Good hide for the cache and a nice spot to check out the view - when there aren't so many frickin' people! Thanks.

Hull Bay Hide

By: Dread Pirate Snow Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

12:32 pm - I looked around the boat ramp first, then wandered into the right spot. Funny placement. Thanks!

Top-O-The-Hill

By: MrXCyTING Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

4:50 pm - Well, we thought this one was on the road side of the fence, so we went all the way around. Nope, no cache up there! Down the hill we went and found it in a much more reasonable spot on our way back to the ship. Thanks!

Dock Sider

By: Pittsburgh Transplant & Tag A Long Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

4:56 pm - Yeah, I don't think you could get closer to the dock. Looks like we weren't the only geocachers on the ship! Thanks.

Sea Princess 4 Cache

By: Allen, Isabelle and Samuel Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

2:09 pm - We had a fun walk out to this spot. Anne grabbed the cache. I didn't make it out without getting my shoes soaked, but I guess that's what fun is all about, right? Thanks!

Mar 26, 2007

La Rogativa

By: TCOMGUY Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

8:08 pm - Based on the description, I expected this one to be closer to the statue. I found the cache on my second check in this spot. It was a little worrysome to stick my hand in there especially at night, but I came out ok. Thanks!

Mar 23, 2007

Watch Over Wetlands (WOW #2)

By: IslandRoy Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

7:07 pm - There was a wedding on the beach today, which was neat to watch. As for the cache, I was waiting for a gator to jump out any second as I was trying to find the cache. Got out unscathed, fortunately. TNLN. Thanks!

Walk On Water (WOW #1)

By: IslandRoy Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

6:02 pm - Neat spot to take a break! I don't know how, but we all missed this cache on our first pass, but we did. Embarrassing! TNLN. Thanks!

EZ Street

By: Chere Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

6:17 pm - Nice neighborhood for a cache. Left the car running as we grabbed it. Thanks!

Hop To It Cache

By: Chere Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

6:47 pm - This cache was a good excuse to find the beach. We wandered around a bit and enjoyed the ocean. TNLN. Thanks.

Mar 22, 2007

Cache of a Lifetime!

By: PAbabe and Wiseye Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

11:26 am - We looked for a while in reference to the hint, but that lead us nowhere. Eventually I found it in the first place we looked. Well-hidden cache. TNLN. Thanks.

Sweet Jasmine

By: The Dream Cachers Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

10:37 am - Hey, this was a nice spot to park and check out the beach. Quick cache, too! Thanks.

Mangrove Momma

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

11:01 am - The coordinates were all bouncy here, but I eventually found it. Interesting camo! Thanks.

Mar 18, 2007

Shred it, Dude!

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

11:33 am - There was a long wait at Stacks' for breakfast, so Rob and I went for a walk. Found it OK and made it back in time for them to call our name and get some yummy pancakes. Thanks!

Mar 10, 2007

Fennel (was Bamboo)

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

5:45 pm - MotorBug is definitely not a plant guy, but I don't hold that against him. SMILIE

Tides

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

5:53 pm - We walked all the way out here from the marina and by this type, we knew we were definitely not going to make it back before dark. Oh well, it was a nice walk. Thanks!

Somewhere in the Baylands

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

5:16 pm - It took me longer to figure out how to get it out than to find it! Well done. TFTC.

Dislocater, Jr.

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

6:18 pm - The instructions for this one had me cracking up. Thanks for the yuks.

Mar 6, 2007

Ivy League - Iron Horse

By: MartianRabbit Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Found on a nice day for bike ride with MotorBug. Thanks!

Nuts to all these Iron Horse Caches

By: TeamAlamo Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Found with MotorBug on a nice day for a bike ride. Thanks!

Iron Horse This

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

Found it quickly with MotorBug on a nice bike ride. Thanks!

Iron Horse Trail - Part 9

By: TeamAlamo Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Is there a limit on how late your can log a cache? I didn't think so. 11 months later, I'm logging caches done with MotorBug. Thanks!

Mar 5, 2007

I Just Had to Sit Down

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

4:37 pm - Made another quick stop here on our walk through this new trail. Thanks for the visit.

Mar 4, 2007

Somewhere in Rancho San Antonio Park

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

3:06 pm - I spent a long time focusing on the wrong area for this one. Once I looked in the right spot it popped right up. Thanks.

Virus Bravo Eight

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

1:56 pm - As we were heading towards this one, I saw a really good hiding spot, but my map showed this cache was on the PG & E trail. My map was wrong. Went back down to this spot and found it right where it should be. Thanks!

Old Water Tank Site

By: fkellers Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

2:42 pm - I always wondered what was up in this area of the park. Now I know. Thanks.

Lone Dinosaur Park

By: digitalfish Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

3:42 pm - We drove by here and the park was swarming with people. We drove through the neighborhood and when we came by again, it was deserted. Weird.

Bambi, Turkeys, and Snow

By: alpharomero.com Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Micro

1:22 pm - I wandered into some PO looking for this one, which was completely unnecessary. Grabbed in during a break in traffic. Thanks!

Somewhere in Rancho

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

12:48 pm - Hooray, an easy "Somewhere" one. Thanks!

My Favorite Park

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

12:57 pm - There was a good amount of traffic on this less popular trail today. Found it without too much trouble though. Thanks.

Juan Slept Here

By: Gitonyerhorse Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Micro

3:57 pm - Neat spot! I didn't know about this area and the plaque. Thanks!

Bay Area Calibration Point #1

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

3:22 pm - Man these caches are a lot of work. :-) 1. N37 19.884 W122 04.990
2. Garmin 60cs
3. 426
4. 8
5. 8
6. 14
7. 4
8. 131
9. 3/4
10. N

Thanks!

View of 7 poles

By: alpharomero.com Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

1:36 pm - Yup, lots of great views in this park. Thanks for another!

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