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boulter's Geoblog

Sep 18, 2005

San Andreas Goes Surfing Earthcache

By: geeeff Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Not chosen

3:36 pm - This was a really cool spot. We spent some time exploring as the tide was just right. Thanks!

Aug 20, 2005

Columbian Mammoths of the Guadalupe River Basin

By: bullit Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

5:48 pm - Well I still think this is really cool. I'm not sure if I would have called the authorities if I saw this though - it just looked like an ugly rock to me. There was still a security guy and some volunteers there showing curious people what this was all about. I was just there for the cache. Thanks!

Jul 22, 2005

Columbian Mammoths of the Guadalupe River Basin

By: bullit Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

That's really cool. I wondered where this was. More info: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/mammal/mammoth/

Feb 21, 2005

A 100 Million Year Walk Earthcache

By: workerofwood Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Not chosen

1:15 pm - We had a great personal tour of the geology from the cache owner and amateur geologist, Workerofwood. It sure seems like he learned quite a bit while researching the area and he passed along some of the interesting stories to us. Someone should be posting a picture of us shortly I assume. Thanks!

Feb 13, 2005

Sag Ponds on the San Andreas Fault

By: workerofwood adopted by Bootdisk Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Not chosen

12:27 pm - Woo hoo, my first earthcache!
It was great to be back in Los Trancos Poison Oak Preserve, especially when all the new buds were sprouting.

I took what appeared to be the best trail and almost took it all the way to the posted coordinates. [:D] I was 99% sure I was going the wrong way so I decided to explore a deer trail to s
ee if I could correct things. It popped me out right on the faultline.

Every time I walked by one of those yellow markers I got a little nervous. Add this to the list of places I don't want to be during a major earthquake.

I found the bolt and continued on the trail, in the wrong direction of cou
rse. I soon fixed that returned all the way back the same trail that I came in on.

Thanks for the education!

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