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Dec 31, 2004

Okay...You're Buggin' Me!

By: DennisR Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I was there before TheFogHeads, and would have tied the cache with a cord if I had one with me. I thought it was more like inches above the water line.

Romantic Rendezvous 1 ? NEM

By: hals99 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Things were quiet this morning, and I was able to park in front of the cache for a quick grab. Thanks!

Assume Nothing #2 1/2

By: workerofwood Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was my third visit. I assumed too much on the previous visits. Today, I came with new thought in mind, and was rewarded with a find. Very cool! I used my best pen for writing on soggy logs, and signed on the back side.

Secret Walkway #6 - Los Gatos Creek Trail?

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

Autoroute on my GPSr took me to the wrong street, but I continued around and found the trailhead. It took a while to find the cache since it is completely covered, and painted a good cammo color.

Bird Person of Willow Glen

By: Tammie The Dog Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Nice cache, and perfect hint!

Canoas Flock Revived

By: DR Doolitte (adopted by viperfin and CA Poppi Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I've seen this hide before, and spotted it as I was walking up. Thanks!

I can't chase Hummingbirds

By: Tammie the Dog Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

There were a couple other folks in the park this morning, but I was quick, and hopefully discrete. Thanks!

Where's the benchmark?

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

I had to wander around a little bit, but finally spotted the telltale signs of a hidden cache. TNLN. Thanks!

Old Blue Eyes

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I needed the extra hint for this one, so I sat down and decoded it by hand, then it took a bit of careful looking. Thanks!

Sly Dog's--Up Yours!

By: Marwagsalot (Maintained by nostrada) Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I parked in front of the cache, and spotted it after scanning the area for a few minutes. Thanks!

Treasure Chest

By: Jim and Jeanette Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

Perfect place for a big cache. Thanks!

Dec 30, 2004

Discover Water

By: GeoBrowns (adopted by The North Star) Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Lots of brown water below and a little sprinkle from above today. The cammo is unique and perfect for this location!

Big Gate

By: GeoBrowns (adopted by The North Star) Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I would guess that King Kong is behind the gate. Thanks!

Mystery Park and Ride - Milpitas

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

This cache is not the best for using the autoroute feature on my GPSr. It doesn't consider the altitude dimension. I got to the right spot eventually, though. Thanks!

Starlite Horseshoes

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

The park was empty this morning, but it was a little muddy. Brought my GPSr from the car, but I am sure one could do without. Thanks!

CalSkate Cache

By: Team ATV Caching Crew Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I lived in Milpitas a little over 20 years ago, and I am sure I was here skating at least once. Log was full, so I signed in a little blank spot on the back. Thanks!

Hiding at Hidden Lake

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

Hidden Lake was a bit dismal this damp morning. I had to poke around a bit before finding the cache. Thanks!

Therapy Cache #3

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

After finding over 100 M & J caches, I still read the hints, but at least half the time, they are more useful for entertainment than finding the cache. I found this cache after examining a few other possibilities first. Thanks for something out of the ordinary!

Therapy Cache #1

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

The park was empty and a little damp this morning, with a few sprinkles. The cache wasn't the first place I looked, but found it after a little poking around. Thanks!

Therapy Cache #2

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I lived in Milpitas a little over 20 years ago, in a brand new house. This is my first trip over for geocaching, and a lot of areas are just unrecogizable to me. Found the cache quickly. Thanks!

Dec 29, 2004

FREE PARKING

By: The Petoskey Stones Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I planned to do several caches in the California Ave. area, and this was my first stop this morning. I parked close to the cache and found it quickly. Thanks!

California Ave. Art

By: Rain734 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I'm concentrating on multis today, and this was a fairly nice one, although I had to straighten out a B/C mix-up before getting the checksums to work. Thanks!

Free WiFi #4

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

I wasn't too enthusiastic about going after this one, but I read the hint, spotted the objective, and walked right up and got it on the second grab. Thanks!

From small acorns...

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

The park was empty this morning, and the cache was about the fourth place I looked. Thanks!

Herring Box

By: Rain734 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I don't think I did as well as budd-rdc in signing the damp mushy log, but thanks for the historical tour.

ENERGY ALTERNATIVES

By: Rain734 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Like other finders, I came up with multiple answers for some of the questions. I noted all the possiblities, then sat down for a while and worked until I got the checksums to work out. The cache was close to where I worked out the answers, and I had a little trouble finding it, but my hands finally bumped it and it fell to the ground. Thanks!

George was Here?

By: The Bajorans (Aaron) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

The park was a bit muddy today, but the cache was cozy and dry. Thanks!

Round 'n' about the Roundabout

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

I was concentrating on Palo Alto multis today, and this fit the bill. Thanks for the tour!

Convertibles

By: ChrissySkyking + Blaze (adopted by CaliSeaSta Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

That is one heavy sculpture. Thanks for the cache!

Traffic View

By: ChrissySkyking + Blaze (adopted by CaliSeaSta Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I stopped once before, and was looking all over the place. Today, I pretty much went straight to the cache, and the coordinate were right on. Thanks!

ELVIS LIVES

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

I waited for the woman practicing Tai Chi to finish up and for my GPSr to lock, then used the hint, and laid hands on the cache fairly quickly. Thanks!

Alice Locke Park

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

I had some difficulties counting trees, but the cache was the first thing I grabbed, even though the cammo was perfect. Thanks!

Flood Cache

By: ChrissySkyking + Blaze (adopted by CaliSeaSta Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

My last visit was a "was not there". Today, there was no problem, and I left Mariner Moose travel bug.

Men of Stone

By: MaxEntropy Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I noticed a couple of the rock arrangements on previous visit to the park, but had no idea how many there were or what they meant until I hiked through and looked at them. Thanks!

Take a Gamble

By: ChrissySkyking + Blaze (adopted by CaliSeaSta Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Nice tour of the gardens! The cache was invisible to my eyes, and I was about to declare a "was not there" when my hands found it. Thanks!

Dec 28, 2004

Ultimate Battleship: Branham Memorial

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

Needed to get out of the house this morning between storms, and this was the first stop. Nice war room picture.

Splish splash find a cache

By: a Russell in the bushes Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

This was my second visit, and this time, the cache was the first thing my eyes landed on. I left THE ROOSTER travel bug. Thanks!

Secret Trailhead #8 - Upper Belgatos

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

The third try was the charm. I don't remember there being a hint originally. This time I just ignored the GPSr and searched. Thanks!

The Harry Surprise

By: spyder woman Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I picked up the puzzle this morning, worked it out at home, and found the final cache in a very light drizzle this afternoon. Thanks for the puzzle and a couple nice caches!

Dec 26, 2004

Pupperoni Cache

By: Sharkz Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I was the only visitor at the park this rainy Sunday afternoon. I took the Mariner Moose travel bug. Thanks for the cache!

Mount Busy

By: stbk & sons Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

I'm working off some Christmas cookies today. I guess this beats 30 minutes on a stationary bike. Thanks for the hike!

Cupertino Library v3.0

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

There was a little drizzle this afternoon, but it didn't deter me from a little hike around the library. Thanks!

Free WiFi #3

By: WeBeDnD Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I thought a rainy Sunday afternoon would be a good time to try one of these. There were plenty of folks out and about, though. Fortunately the cache site is not in a high traffic area.

Reservoir Junction

By: jabberwocky & family Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I walked off some Christmas cookies this afternoon. The light rain wasn't much of a problem. The coordinates seemed right on, and took me straight to the cache. Thanks!

Monte Bello-Bello

By: Tonton-Ca Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Large

I thought 4 pm Sunday afternoon in the dead of winter would be the perfect time to park in front of a No Parking sign at the end of a lonely road. The howling storm, had me reconsidering, however. The road was somewhat protected from the west, so I only got blasted with the wind and rain the last 500 feet or so. The cache is in great shape. Thanks for the adventure!

Hilltop Hideaway 2

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

The trail was a little mucky, but otherwise the light rain wasn't much of a problem this afternoon. Excellent name for the cache. Thanks!

Dec 23, 2004

First Cache of Spring

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

Found the first cache of spring on the third day of winter. There is always something a little different from WOW!

Festivus

By: spyder woman Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

My GPSr autorouted me to the wrong neighborhood, then I drove around a bit and got lucky spotting the trail. It's an interesting area that I certain would never otherwise have seen. I didn't have any grievances worth mentioning, and the grievance log is empty so far. Thanks!

Slippery When Wet

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

Another WOW work of art. Thanks!

Tiny Turtles

By: oldbadger Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

Lots of trail traffic before 9 am this morning, but I was able to make a quick grab. Thanks!

Dec 21, 2004

Only One Way?

By: G A-DayTrippers Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I was out with Mrs. Bytemobile on her birtday today. We stopped to get a cache for me, a little walk for our dog Laser, then headed on to Bargetto's for a little wine tasting. Picked up Kealia's California Geocoin, and will move it on. Thanks!

Scott's House Pets

By: friendly four from felton Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I was with Mrs. Bytemobile and Laser, our 12-year-old Akita today. We needed a park for Laser to stretch his legs, and this fit the bill nicely. Thanks!

Dec 20, 2004

Houdini's Hideaway Magic Exchange

By: The Zenone Family Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I stopped by once before, but I was in a hurry and ended up on the wrong side of a fence. Today, I parked a short distance from the cache, and was able to wander around and take in the whole experience. Nice work on this cache! TNLN.

The Advocate

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

I have been geocaching a couple times before in this park, but never made it to this area to see the old growth redwoods. Had a nice hike and found the cache without too much trouble. Thanks!

Auntie Rwanda

By: Rogue Ranger Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Other

I was not a happy camper when I first saw the area of the cache, but it was easier than I expected, and nabbed it quickly. Thanks!

Branciforte Creek Cache

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

I hiked on up the creek from Auntie Rwanda, followed the hint, and spotted the cache fairly quickly. Thanks! TNLN.

BuckEye

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

I headed out in the morning, while I was still fresh, but this was still quite a workout. From the hint, I knew I was hunting close to the cache, but it still took me a long time. Keen eyes won't help much since the cache is toally concealed, but a magic wand (walking stick) is a big help.

Under the Boardwalk

By: little_bear_blue and Big Green Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

This was my first stop of the morning, and the beach was mostly empty. Great spot for a cache! TNLN.

Dec 17, 2004

Just Beyond The End

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

I layed the log sheet out in my car while I went over to Bald Mountain, and it was quite dry when I got back. I was able to sign it then with no problem. Thanks!

Canada Invades San Jose!

By: Nurse Dave Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

It was late afternoon, and I had been hiking and biking all day, but this cache was less than 0.2 miles away. How hard could it be? Pretty darn hard. After huffing and puffing up the hill, there was a nice spot to sit down and work out the final coordinates, though. Thanks!

12 Months of Caches

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

WOW, you are consistently the most innovative cache maker around here. Thanks for the fun! Left Lighthouse travel bug.

Ultimate Battleship: Battleship in the Ivy

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

I did a little battlefield mop-up this morning. Thanks!

Walk Like a Duck

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

Thanks for the intro to Letterboxing. It's nice to have GPS backup, though. On the way back I said hello to Semi-hex and Nurse Dave who were at the first stop.

Secret Trailhead: Sierra Azul

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

This was my first trip up this road, and I hadn't seen this trailhead before. The cache took a few minutes of looking around, but it was in a good spot. Thanks!

Bigger than Dave's

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

WOW, yours is bigger! I enjoyed the little hike. TNLN.

Assume Nothing #4- Black Book

By: workerofwood Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Today was my day off, and this was my first stop. I guess my brain wasn't in gear yet. I couldn't see any good spots to look. Later, while on a trail, the gears finally clicked, and I knew where to look, so I stopped by again on the way home and made quick work of it. Thanks!

Flash of Inspiration

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

Tooo much! I picked up the Lighthouse travel bug. Something might have fallen out when the cache opened unexpectedly, but I was unable to find anything on the ground.

Ultimate Battleship: WW2

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 5.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I didn't get this at first, but it finally dawned on me, and my wife had the perfect tool. I made the pickup before 8 am this morning. Thanks!

Split Rock

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

It was a great day for hiking and biking up here. I was struck by the absolute quiet. Saw only a couple other people in the park, and no one on this trail.

Vista Trail

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

This is my first exposure to this trail. I section of it was a bit mucky and had a tendency to make you taller. Nice spot up there, though.

Black Manzanita

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

I spotted this one quickly after having a peek at the hint. The log was dry as a bone. Thanks!

Secret Trailhead #16 - Woods Rd

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was my second try, and with only one other vehicle here this morning, it was a piece of cake. Nice hide!

Crotch Watch

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

As long as I was in the neighborhood, I decided to bike on down for this one. I was pretty tired, so I ended up pushing the bike part of the way back up. Thanks!

Above the Pond

By: ProTechCC and Chucklesda Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I would say this is off the beaten path, but the path is well beaten, but not by people. Lots of muddy tracks in the deer trail. I zeroed out in the little clearing, and beat the bushes all the way around a couple times, then I stopped and read payakoi's log, went to where I looked first, and found the cache.

Hotbox

By: Ron Williams Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Not chosen

This is an interesting spot, but it's a little inconvenient to get here. I had already eaten my PBJ sandwich, so there was was nothing to do but hike on out. Thanks!

SILVER CACHE

By: Joe Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Not chosen

The cache is in great shape for being an oldie. The weather was great for hiking and biking up here today. Thanks!

Dec 16, 2004

Forgotten Psychedelic Rock Venue #1THE BOLD KNIGHT

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

I thought there was only one possible location, but I sure didn't see it there.

20th Century Crier

By: The Petoskey Stones Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

It is amazing how many of these are still around. I stopped by on a short lunchtime excursion. Thanks!

Dec 15, 2004

A Sunny Day in the Park

By: Butano and WT Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I took the adventure out of this one by using fizzymagic's GeoCalc to do the projections, so I had the final coordinates before heading to the EE area for the cache. (Note that GeoCalc uses true north, which is magnetic north plus 15 degrees around here.) I also checked my work with Marky's TerraServer Viewer. Both the observation platform and pier are clearly visible on the hi-res color images. I went out at lunchtime today to pick up the cache, and it was a great day for a walk. I believe I could see Mt. Tam in the distance. I left California Geocoin #1221.

Dec 11, 2004

Ultimate Battleship: Ghost Ship #2

By: Admiral Anson Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I spied the Ghost Ship quickly this foggy morning. Thanks!

Ultimate Battleship: H9

By: Jone Jones Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Not much traffic to dodge this Saturday morning, and I made a quick grab. Thanks!

Ultimate Battleship: Treasure Ship From The Past

By: Ger ónimo de Montero Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I had no problem spotting this one as I hiked up the road. I chatted for a minute with Digitalfish as they headed down from Miracle Gate in their 4WD cachemobile. Thanks!

Ultimate Battleship: Crow's Nest

By: Team Nazgul Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Micro

This was tough, but I found a route to the top and made the grab. Thanks!

Ultimate Battleship: Shrinking Battlefield

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

I found this one in the first place I looked. The experiments looked interesting. TNLN.

Ultimate Battleship: Depth Charge

By: Team Nazgul Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I saw these at the Ammunition Depot, so I knew what I was looking for and spotted it fairly quickly. Thanks!

Along the De Anza Trail 6 - Tequilla Mockingbird

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I found the cache quickly, but dealing with the damp log, tiny container, and a pen that quit working kept me here a while. Thanks!

21 More Cache

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I looked for this one months ago with no luck. Since then I studied the logs and was able to find it today after a thorough search. Thanks for the challenge!

Follow the Rules, the short version

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

It took a while for the rules to click with me, but they finally did, and found the ammo box without too much problem. I was out early, and there were only a few dog walkers and a guy with a metal detector working with playground areas. Very nice puzzle and cache!

Oh, Porgy!

By: spyder woman Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Micro

I must have been quite a sight last weekend as I was standing on my perch, examining a long brown tube as a group of women joggers went by. The final grab early this morning was easy. I took the California Geocoin #1221, and will move it along. Thanks for a nice puzzle.

Ecole Terrell

By: Tonton-Ca Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I tried my best to make this difficult by beating the bushes, but finally opened my eyes and spotted it. TNLN. Thanks!

Not Basketball? Midnight!

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I think I was lucky with this one. The cache was one of the first things I laid eyes on when I got here. Thanks for something out of the ordinary!

Northern CA Solar System Model: Planet Mars

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

I had a little trouble with this one, but I finally made a little orbit, zeroed it, and landed it. Thanks!

Huerta Post

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Very nice multi. No one was around on this foggy Saturday morning. Thanks!

Inept Idle Activity Multi

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I double checked, then triple checked my answers, then believed them and found the cache. Thanks!

Less is Moore

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Nicely designed cache. I found it after a thorough hunt. Thanks!

Dec 10, 2004

I'll Surf No More

By: stbk Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I think these guys were second to market. My ReplayTV machine is the original. Thanks for the cache!

Ulistac Nature Preserve

By: mickeychopchop and bullit Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

The trails were still a little muddy, but this was a nice lunchtime walk in an area I hadn't seen before. TNLN. Thanks!

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

By: mickeychopchop(and bullit) Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I hadn't been to this part of Ulistac before. Thanks for the nice lunchtime walk.

Dec 9, 2004

End of the Trail 3: Palo Alto Baylands

By: darrenk13 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

The trail was a bit muddy today, but no bushwhacking is required. Herbk, have a look at Terraserver for a picture of the trails - they are straight as an arrow, and only one turn is required.

Salt Water Marsh

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

12:20 - My lunchtime walking shoes were not the best for this job, but I made it without slipping. Spotted Green Gables here on my return trip, and stopped to introduce myself.

Fresh Water Marsh

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

12:15 - This looked like a nice trail for a lunchtime stroll, especially since it now has four caches.

Duck View

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

No shortage of ducks today. The air seems to be humid, and I worked up a little sweat on my brow as I hiked back to the trailhead. Thanks the the lunchtime four-fer.

Ceara's Cache!

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

12:28 pm - Congrats! No problem finding this one, and I left it a covered a little better than I found it.

Dec 8, 2004

Marching Orders

By: Sgt Stitches Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I spotted the pattern quickly, which is unusual for me and puzzles. Thanks!

Numbers the Army Way

By: Sgt Stitches Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I solved a couple Stitches puzzles last night, and this was a good lunchtime to collect them since it was sprinkling a little. Thanks!

Dec 7, 2004

It's Not In The Pipes

By: stbk and Eug Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

This is just what I was looking for for a lunchtime stroll. The views around the bay were pretty nice after the storm. Thanks!

Dec 6, 2004

POP #2

By: WeBeDnD Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I solved this ages ago, but wasn't interested in searching the cache location very thoroughly. I stopped by at lunchtime today, used the hint to zero in, and made the grab.

Save the Film Canisters!!!

By: EMC of Northridge, CA Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I stopped by at lunchtime today for a second visit, and spotted something I hadn't seen before. Thanks!

Dec 5, 2004

Miracle Gate

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

I have very little pride when it comes to finding things, so I just read the hint and grabbed the cache. Thanks!

Ultimate Battleship: J2

By: John Jones Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

I found a fairly good route down from the Latrine View, and spotted this one without the hint.

Ultimate Battleship: J1

By: John Jones Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

The sun was beginning to sink, but this was my last cache, and I had a solid trail to follow from the earlier battles. I stood on the beaten down patch of grass, and logged my last.

Miracle Mountain

By: workerofwood Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

I made a bee-line from Miracle Gate. The view was a little obscured today, but the weather was nice for a hike. Thanks!

Ultimate Battleship: Latrine with a View

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

I investigated an interesting blue object in a bare bush before reading the cautions. Hopefully, my decontamination was effective. This was starting to look like a long search, but I finally decided to trust the coordinates, and found the cache close by.

Ultimate Battleship: Guard on Duty

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Micro

I spotted this mine from a mile away, and approached cautiously.

Ultimate Battleship: Up Periscope

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

I came late to the battlefield today, but saw evidence that many others had proceeded me, and followed in their footsteps. Thanks!

408

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

I made this doubly difficult by climbing the rocks, then turning on my GPSr, then reading the web page. Found the cache with no further difficulties other than adding rather than subtracting. Thanks!

Dec 4, 2004

Through the Bamboo

By: Kealia Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

This is a magical spot. The huge vertical rock wall, green with ferns and moss made me think I was discovering an ancient Mayan temple. Thanks for bringing me here!

Pokemon Kabu

By: tropsmr2 Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

It wasn't the first place I looked, but finally spotted it after looking around a bit on this frost morning. Thanks!

Dec 3, 2004

105.5

By: Team Nazgul Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Micro

I took the El, got off at the right stop, and found the cache after a brief search. Thanks!

Col. Preston

By: spyder woman Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

This was a treat. It must be the only trail in Los Gatos that isn't packed with joggers at this early hour. Great views this morning.

Los Gatos - Leo and Leona

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

I came close to DNFing on this one. I pulled out my Palm, read the last few logs, and was able to spot it right away with the right equipment. Thanks!

Limekiln Trailhead

By: Team Nazgul Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I'm not hiking today, but came by for some other caches in the area, so I stopped for this one. It is a bit frosty up here this morning. Thanks!

The Fairy Harp

By: The Zenone Family Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I headed out for an afternoon of caching in the Mount Herman area, and headed for this one from another nearby cache. The cache description was a lot to read on my little Palm, but I managed to follow the directions. I thought that 120 should be more like 150-200, and I think some other cachers agreed with me since I saw tracks up the steep embankment along the trail. This one is not that hard -- little kids should have no trouble getting to the cache from the trail. However, since I had no kids along, the cache was initially invisible to me -- until I saw a blue butterfly in front of my nose, then the fairy house gradually became visible. The ammo box was still invisible, however, and it took a few minutes of poking around to find it, although it was very nearby. Thanks for a clever and interesting cache!

She Sells Sea Shells

By: spyder woman Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I solved this one without any external hints, which makes it a nice one for me. Thanks!

Sky Park Micro View

By: ynots4 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This is a nice subdivision, with a very nice trail around it. Found the cache with no problem. Thanks!

Oozy Crypt Logo

By: spyder woman Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

Well, I logged it, but needed hints on some of the weird words and the final step. Thanks!

Linear Park

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

I was headed for some caching at Mount Hermon this afternoon, and stopped by since this was along the way. I was able to spot this one quickly with the hint. Thanks!

Church ... Creek ... Cache!

By: Sgt Stitches Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I stopped by a couple months ago with no luck, but the latest note and hint took my straight to it. Thanks!

Inspiration Point

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

I found a good parking spot for this and the other nearby cache, and my GPSr took me straight to the little trail. The cache was fairly easy to spot with the hint. Thanks for a cache in a great spot!

Holy Moly

By: spyder woman Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I think this is my lucky morning. I happened upon this one with out too much trouble, and signed in the first spot on the new log. Thanks!

Going Postal

By: zenone Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This is my first visit to Mount Herman, and the place is pretty neat. The hint took my straight to the cache, and the place was not so busy in the midafternoon. The log, however, is a soggy lump of mush. My signature is probably not too legible. Thanks for the cache!

Bend Tree Hunch

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was my second visit, and I was determined not to waste too much time on it. I struck out on one idea, but hit paydirt on the next. Thanks!

Fountain of the Dog

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

I was here before 8 am, and decided to give this one another try. This time things clicked, and I found it in the second place I looked. Thanks!

Shark Tooth Sandbox

By: Phil and Billy Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Not chosen

I think this is one of the older caches I have done. I parked and followed the directions without a problem. Thanks!

Arc of Art

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I was in the area early this morning and decided to give this one another shot. The hint finally dawned on me and I made the find. Thanks!

This Little light of mine

By: friendly four from felton Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

This was my first visit to Mount Herman, and the caches have all been great. This one was fairly easy to spot, then I continued on to the cross. Thanks!

Cross the Creek Cache

By: Sgt Stitches and the Cruz Commandos Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I came ill prepared, without my walking stick to probe with and without my flashlight, but I just gritted my teeth and went the grab. Thanks!

Dec 2, 2004

Mayfield Puzzle

By: budd-rdc Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I spotted the tool right off, then guessed where the cache must be. I stopped by at 7 am this morning, and my fingers were cold as I worked at getting the cache put back, and finally succeeded. Thanks for something different!

Back To School

By: misterfranklin Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Things were pretty busy here at lunchtime today, but I doubt if anyone paid any attention to me. Thanks!

ROUND ABOUT

By: misterfranklin Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I came out for a couple quick lunchtime caches near work. I didn't have this new one loaded into my GPSr, so I just had a look at a high-res color photo with Terraserver. It wasn't spot-on, but certainly as close as my GPSr would have been. TNLN. Thanks!

The Source

By: WeBeDnD Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I got stuck on this one many months ago as a gullable newbie. Tackling it again with some experience and suspicion, this was a piece of cake. No problem picking it up a little before 7 this morning. Thanks!

Dec 1, 2004

Do not fold, spindle, or mutilate

By: atc Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

My first programming experience was in a freshman FORTRAN course, where we typed up our deck of cards, submitted them to an operator at the computer center, then came back the next day for the output. Thanks for the memories!

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