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Dec 29, 2005

Stary Night

By: EricsBrat Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I used to attend star parties with the Santa Cruz Astronomy Club, and went to Fremont Peak for a star party once, but I haven't been to one here. I took the Hogwarts card and left Bytemobile turtle #186.

. . . doch all!

By: nostrada (adopted by Marky & Joani) Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

I zeroed out near the cache, then wandered off a bit, looked back and spotted it. At first I thought the container might be rusted shut, but you just have to put the right twist on it. I left turtle #189.

. . . O kommet . . .

By: nostrada (adopted by Marky & Joani) Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

I looked around a little, then stood about 10 feet from the cache and read the description and the hint. When I looked up, I spotted the cache right off. I left signature turtle #188.

Ihr Kinderlein, . . .

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

I was just getting underway on my own little deathmarch, and this was a quick stop along the way. I took the Rufus The Cat wooden nickel and left turtle #187.

Hurtin' Tree

By: Team Nazgul Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

The visibility dropped down to about 300 yards along here. I was happy that there wasn't much of a breeze, because I would have been chilled in my sweat-soaked shirt. I had a look around and was about to turn on the PDA to read about the cache when I spotted a possible hiding spot, and it turned out to have the cache.

Grant Overlook: 2,400 feet

By: Team Nazgul Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

I checked out the nearby stage of one of the mbrill epic multi's and it was in fine shape. There was a bike rider at the overlook, with his bike leaned against the picnic table. He was the only other person I had seen this morning, other than the ranger who let me into the park at a little after 8 am. I was fairly lucky in finding the cache. I walked right by it, about a foot from my nose. The cache had accumulated some moisture, so I dried it with my shirt tail.

Rock Overlook

By: DavidT21 & Fisherwoman Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

This cache has been lonely for a few months, so I decided to stop by and see it. The cache is fine, but the area around it needs a little CITO work. I hauled out four Budweiser bottles.

Take A Break!

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Micro

I did take a break because it took a little while to find the cache. I couldn't see it, but managed to find it by feel.

Brush Trail View

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

I spotted the objective from a 100 feet or so. The meadow is a nice color of green this time of year.

Snell Barn

By: bullit and Marky Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

My GPSr took me to the right spot, then I read the hint and immediately spotted the cache.

Brush Trail Bay Tree

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

I was happy with the posted coordinates. It was a little outside the tree, but they took me where I needed to be.

Heron Trail View

By: bullit and Marky Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

I managed to find this one before reading the description or hint. For some reason, the cache had collected a little water and the log was wet. I dried out the cache with my shirt tail and made sure I snapped the lid on securely. I left turtle #190.

Hilltop...Almost

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Micro

On the way to this cache, I came across a group of a dozen or so wild pigs. The largest of the group stood in the trail and had a look at me, then lead the group away on the run.

Finally A Flat!

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

The views were slightly impaired today, but the temperature was great for hiking.

Deer Me!

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Micro

On the way to this cache I spotted a wild pig grazing near the trail. He heard me or smelled me and raised his head. I was pleased that his pride did not prevent him from running across the trail and into the brush. If he had shown me his tusks and taken a couple steps toward me, I would have been willing to do the running. Yes, thst is quite a curiosity near the cache.

Dec 27, 2005

Somewhere with No Strings Attached

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

I had a brief look for this once before, but today, I was a little more thorough. Thanks!

Look Out Below

By: SlumDweller Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

Many months ago, I got Mrs. Bytemobile to have a look for this one with me, but we failed. Today, I used The Rat's measurement, and came up with it pretty quickly.

Sushi Cache

By: Team SARS Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I was heading for an early morning appointment, and decided I had just enough time to stop for this one. It took a bit of wandering and wondering, but I finally got it. The latch on the contain is evidently broken, but I guess it is OK for now.

Doubles Anyone?

By: The Watkins Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

The courts were damp and empty this morning. No problem finding the cache. Thanks!

Ivy meets wood

By: alpharomero.com, adopted by yTKa Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

The cache title was all I needed for this one. Thanks!

Dec 23, 2005

Shoreline Trailhead

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

I came out at lunchtime, and it was much more pleasant than yesterday.

Diversity

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

Lots of folks and lots of birds out at lunchtime today.

Sandpipers

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

Great day to get some salt air on a walk along the bay.

Dec 22, 2005

Tear Down This Wall!

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

The rain was coming down pretty heavy when I rolled up. Fortunately, there was a parking place right next to the cache. It's amazing the the things you see geocaching. Thanks!

Sylvan Park

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

I got out here at lunchtime, while the rain was still fairly light. I took winini's special token.

Dec 21, 2005

Just Half a Trail

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

My last stop on the workerofwood lunchtime tour. I only found half the cache, but was able to sign the log. I was glad I put my walking shoes on since the half trail is full of black clay.

Baylands Backdoor

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

Continuing the workerofwood lunchtime tour. I left turtle #184.

Look, but don't Touch

By: workerofwood Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I came out for the workerofwood lunchtime tour. No problem finding this one.

Bus Bench Bugaloo #2

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

I came out for a lunchtime caching break. I left signature turtle #183.

Dec 16, 2005

Lakeshore Picnic Cache

By: GeoBrowns (adopted by Gitonyerhorse) Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I thought this was an interesting hide. I haven't seen anything quite like it before.

Bay Crossing

By: Rogue Ramblers Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

Sorry, I picked up Worried Grapes and forgot to log him.

Pfeiffer Trout Farm

By: 47russ47 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

Thanks for the historical note and pictures. It is interesting to see what went on here years ago. I left signature turtle #181.

Rodeo Creek

By: British Invasion Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I headed out for a hike this morning, and saw that this was along the way, so I made a stop. Thanks!

FORE!!!!!!

By: Sharkz Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I saw another container just like the cache before I spotted the cache, so it took me a little while to process the information and figure it all out. Thanks for a fun one!

TC-No Man's Land

By: popeye2 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

I did a little homework for this cache and picked a route, but failed to take a couple waypoints with me. Instead of being a fairly routine little hike, I managed to turn it into an adventure since I wasn't able to execute it as planned. I found a fairly flat little trail that took me to less than 500 feet from the cache. I started up the hill from there, following a deer trail. That soon became the "too low for a deer trail", then finally, "a rabbit would be crazy to go through here" trail. I worked my way back down and around the hill and finally found the nice little trail that the cache was along. I left turtle #180. Thanks for the adventure!

Tony Look

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

I has been a while since I've been along the back side of the reservoir. I don't remember this much hill climbing, but I guess that is just as well. I left signature turtle #182. Thanks!

Dam Cachers 2

By: The Petoskey Stones Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

I came by this morning for a hike at Stevens Creek, and this was the first stop on my list. I had forgotten I had the Worried Grapes travel bug until this morning, so I decided to drop him here. I also left turtle #179.

Dec 15, 2005

Before Birthday Breakfast

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

Sign me up.

Dec 11, 2005

Go to the Head of the Cache

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

I didn't have time for a hike late this afternoon, but found the trailhead cache and this one and headed back. Thanks!

Valley Oak

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

I was in the area and couldn't resist having a look for another WOW cache. I didn't have much time, but luckily spotted something that drew my attention after a short look around.

Civil war in California?

By: ChrissySkyking+Blaze (maintained by kindredla Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Very interesting spot. Looks like some of the grave markers could use a little maintenance. The Coin Quest game brought me up here today.

Ravenswood Fishing Pier

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

Just one couple fishing here at midday, and they had left by the time I got back from my little hike.

Baylands, Then and Now

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

The CHP parked nearby, watching traffic made me a little self conscious, but I just read the displays and casually grabbed the cache. I guess he didn't see me run the stop sign for the trail crossing just down the way.

Bay Crossing

By: Rogue Ramblers Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

This one took me a while. I eliminated some possibilities, then finally came up with an idea that panned out. I had never seen these pipes up close.

Ravenswood Trail

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

I was headed over the Dumbarton today, and now there were four caches to find here, so I couldn't resist stopping.

McAbee Trailhead

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

I picked this cache to finish up the Coin Quest game, but I was a little worried about all the DNFs. I didn't have any trouble, though. I guess the last hider left just enough of the cache visible for me to spot it.

Dec 10, 2005

Top, Middle, Bottom?

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

I continued on the rightseatsis tour, but probably in the wrong order. I just hiked to the next nearest cache. This was a great day for a SF hike.

Sr. Verissimma's Playground

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

I approached this one from above, but I hiked on down, and eventually had to come back up. It took a little poking around, but I eventually spotted it. It was a great day for views in SF.

Sr. Verissimma's Science Class

By: rightseatsis Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I zeroed out 20 feet away or so, but I eventually wandered over and spotted the cache. It is in fine shape.

Day St Park

By: rightseatsis Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

My GPSr had been warning me that the batteries were low. I had replacements in my pack, but I left the pack in the car for this urban hike. This was my last cache of the afternoon, and the GPSr conked out just as I got to the area of the cache. That turned out to be fine, and I made an easy find. There were boys on the ball field, but not that much traffic on the sidewalk.

(#6) Rest Stop on the Hill

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

This urban hiking is just as tough as the trails. You don't often run into grades as steep as the ones around here.

Secret Garden

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

This was my first San Francisco cache. It was sort of random. I got off I-280, and this was the closest cache. It was an nice cache, and quite unique. Thanks!

Dec 9, 2005

Geocoin Trading Event

By: bullit Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Other

Wow, saw lots of coins.

Dec 7, 2005

101 TFTs - Two Pair

By: winini Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I would call that more that slightly to the east, but the coordinates are updated, and all is good. I left signature turtle #178. Thanks!

Dec 4, 2005

They Went Thataway

By: MikieP & Mrs. P Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

Mrs. Bytemobile were on our way home from camping at Half Moon Bay today. We were towing our travel trailer, but I got the OK to head slightly north on 280 before heading home. Looks like very few people who stop here actually trudge up the hill to have a look. Thanks for the cache!

Dec 3, 2005

Can You Hear Me Now?

By: TBD & D and Belmont 4-H Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

I parked at McNee ranch and a nice hike up here on a great December morning. I was surprised at how many people were on the trails. I expected this to be more of a solitary hike. Great views in all directions! I left signature turtle #177.

Harold and Maude

By: Maddy & Kent Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

I was doing the Theodore's Walk multi, and this was just a short detour along the way. Great views today -- I could see the Farallons.

Bane of the Cache Potato

By: robotman Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

I was on a different part of the mountain last summer and it was foggy and windy. Today, I could see the bay and Mt. Diablo on one side and the Farallons and the edge of the world on the other. I hiked up from McNee Ranch. I left signature turtle #172.

Theodore's Walk: Which Way Should We Go?

By: Kindergarten Teacher Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Micro

Theodore must enjoy his walks here. I wonder about the history of that old bunker along the trail. I found the cache, then continued on up the trail to find the Harold and Maude cache.

Theodore's Walk: Remembrance

By: Kindergarten Teacher Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I didn't read the cache description ahead of time. I just parked here after completing a hike at Montara Mountain, and hiked to all the caches in the series from here. It seems like a very nice and well-used area. I walked over to the cache area, set my GPSr about three inches from the cache, read the hint on my PDA, then found the cache.

Theodore's Walk: Final Reward

By: Kindergarten Teacher Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

I had a bit of trouble finding the cache. It was probably 20 or 30 feet from where I zeroed out, which should not be the case at this spot which has a great view of the sky (and the ocean!). I was worried that a recent storm might have sent the cache down the slope, but it was nice and cozy on its perch. I just had to get in the right position to spot it. Thanks for the series!

Theodore's Walk: Java & Gems

By: Kindergarten Teacher Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

My walk would have been much shorter if I had stopped by here first, but that's OK, I got to see the whole bike trail.

Dec 2, 2005

Watch out for Snakes.

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

I was in the area on other business, but saw this cache nearby and saw an access point to get to it. I didn't have much trouble finding the cache, but a dog must have spotted me up the hill because he was barking the whole time.

Doggie Cache

By: Bykenut and Zoe Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I parked at about 8 am, and as I walked toward the gate, a ranger truck came through the park and up to the gate, making his morning rounds. I let him pass, then headed for the cache. I left signature turtle #171. Thanks!

Pretty Pretty Princess

By: paopaosclan Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I stopped by very early this morning. The cache has collected a lot of moisture. The log is still dry in its baggie, though.

Nov 30, 2005

Two Wades

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

I stopped by at lunchtime today. I wouldn't have noticed these buildings without the plaques and cache.

Guadalupe River: Port of Alviso

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

I came out at lunchtime today. There were a few folks out working on their boats, and an egret on the boat directly across from the cache.

Nov 29, 2005

Out To Lunch

By: nielsenc w/Glimcoil Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I needed to take a break after a long meeting, and this cache fit the bill. There was a constant stream of folks coming by, but I waited for a break and made a quick find. Thanks!

Geocoin Trading Event

By: bullit Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Other

I'll be there with Mrs. B.

Nov 27, 2005

Lee Made Squid Rib

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 4.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I have been ignoring this cache for months and months, but finally decided to give it a go this morning. After nosing around a bit, I figured out what I was looking for. It took me a long time to spot it and I drew some quizzical looks from a lady who walked by a couple times. At the second stage I took the Etch A Sketch travel bug and left signature turtle #170.

Loud

By: 2burbacious (adopted by not2b) Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

For me, rocks are on a par with ivy. I looked once a long time ago for "El Gato", but couldn't find it. Today, I had pretty good luck and spotted it right off. Thanks!

Wrapsidy's Cache

By: EricsBrat Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I headed out on an errand this morning and decided to make a couple cache stops along the way. This was a quick one. Thanks!

Nov 26, 2005

85% Camo By Frivlas

By: ed777 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

The hike was a nice gradual downhill to this point. I didn't realize how far down I had gone until my return trip. I left signature turtle #163.

Franciscan Troll

By: ed777 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

There were a few water spots on the log from yesterday. I left signature turtle #165. Thanks!

0% Camo

By: ed777 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

I had the odd sensation of being hot and cold at the same time on this hike. The sweat on my shirt was providing cooling and my hands were cool, but the hiking kept me feeling quite warm. I left turtle #168.

Ordinance 93-1

By: ed777 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

I left my map at home. The trail seemed to be tending back toward Alpine Road, and I had hopes that this could be turned into a loop hike, but I finally realized here that I had to return the way I came. I left signature turtle #169. Thanks for the hike!

Ancient Russian Trailhead

By: ed777 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I had a little trouble finding the cache, but I wandered around and finally got the right perspective to see it. A very large cat must like to perch in this oak because he left several calling cards.

3 down and 15 to go

By: ed777 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

It was a very cool walk through the woods this morning. Actually, it was downright cold, but thankfully, it was dry. I left turtle #164.

SROSP Trailhead cache

By: Team Nazgul Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Extracting the log was a major operation. The paper was swollen from being damp, and the extraction loop was not visible, but I finally was able to coax it out and sign. Thanks!

Russian Runoff

By: ed777 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

I printed out a nice ExpertGPS map with all the caches marked, but left it home on my desk. I started out the wrong direction for this cache, but soon corrected myself. I left turtle #167.

Ancient Oaks

By: ed777 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

There was still a little frost along the trail in the shady spots, but the sun was warming things up -- it was much warmer up here than at Los Trancos this morning. I left turtle #166.

Nov 24, 2005

328

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

There are enough hiding places that this took a little while and I wished I had brought some gloves, but it turned up eventually. I left signature turtle #162. Thanks!

The Money Pit (aka The $100 Splinter Cache)

By: frivlas and oneangrypuppy Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I snuck out of the house for a little early Thanksgiving morning geocaching. There were about six caches within a few miles of home, so I went after them. Thanks!

Path to Gardiner Park

By: ed777 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

When my sons were little, we used this path a few times. Now the freeway makes it a much longer trek from my house. Thanks!

Valley of Hearts Delights

By: trojan_fred Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

Very clever hide. It is the first I've seen done this way. I left signature turtle #161. Thanks!

It's Finally Open

By: Mauison Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

The traffic on Lawrence was fairly quiet this Thanksgiving morning, and there were a surprising number of people checking out the trail. I was stumped initially, but then walked around and spotted the clever container. Thanks!

Excuses, Excuses

By: frivlas and oneangrypuppy Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I liked this. It was hard enough to be interesting, but no so hard that it took all day. The log is full, and the blank areas on the reverse are filling up.

Nov 21, 2005

Maya Silver: Encounter

By: WalruZ & GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

My son was visiting for the week, so instead of working this morning, I enlisted him to hunt for some Mayan Silver. I was a little chilly at the trailhead at 7:45 am. The sun wasn't quite up over the mountain.

Maya Silver: Secrets

By: WalruZ & GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

Ah, the secret is revealed. My diligent sketching paid off and we were on our way to Tears of the Moon. Left turtle #159.

Maya Silver: Redoubt

By: WalruZ & GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

The sun was pretty well on us by now. What a warm day for November! Left turtle #158.

Maya Silver: Escape

By: WalruZ & GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

I made my sketch and we escaped on up the mountain. Left turtle #157.

Maya Silver: Sacrifice

By: WalruZ & GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

Bug drop. I think I left Dr. Mindbender here, but it could be one cache up or down the mountain.

Maya Silver: Sacrifice

By: WalruZ & GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

I was hoping for better views today. The haze kept us from seeing SF or Oakland. Left signature turtle #156.

Maya Silver: Greed

By: WalruZ & GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

And up we go... I thought my sketch here was one of my finer efforts. I took the Dr. Mindbender travel bug since the cache was quite full, and left signature turtle #154.

Maya Silver: Tears of the Moon

By: WalruZ & GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

We enjoyed the series and it broke up the hike just the right amount. We got some breaks, but weren't delayed too long. I took my Found It souvenir, left turtle #160, and we headed off for the summit. Thanks!

Maya Silver: Betrayal

By: WalruZ & GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

I appreciated the quick finds along the route. I was on a schedule today, and was more into hiking than searching. My sketch here was a little sad, but it served its purpose. I left signature turtle #155.

Nov 19, 2005

The Clearing

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

For me, a hide in a pile of rocks is like an ivy hide, except that you have to worry about smashed digits and crushed appendages. At Almaden Quicksilver I resorted to restacking a big pile of rocks before I finally found the cache. The rocks here were mostly too big to move, but I did have to move a couple to find the cache. I couldn't find the cache on my first try, so I stopped by again on my way out and had more success. I left signature turtle #151.

The End of the Line

By: PurplePeople Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I told Mrs. B I would be back to the campground at Half Moon Bay by 1 pm, so I had time for one more quickie. This one worked out well and I was on my way right on schedule. Thanks for the historical series!

This Old Stump

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

My GPSr took me to the wrong stump, but after I read the hint, I headed straight for the cache. I prefer to spend my time hiking rather than searching, so I appreciated the hint. Thanks!

The Motherlode

By: geekster & tavahi Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

The hint for finding the cache worked fine for me. The cache was full of goodies. I took the eagle travel bug so there would be room to leave The Ever Changing Bug. I also left signature turtle #149.

Skeggs Point

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

I rolled in a little before 8 am, and there were already several cars with bike racks parked here. I looked the area over pretty well, but I was anxious to start my hike, so I headed out without finding it.

El Corte de Madera Open Space Preserve ~ MROSD

By: MROSD (adopted from Rain734) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

The temperature was in the 70s and I had a great view of the coast today. I left a big eagle travel bug that I picked up at The Motherlode, but the tracking number I wrote down doesn't seem right, and the travel bug doesn't appear at The Motherlode cache page. I also left signature turtle #150.

'B' Is For Beachhead

By: Buxley Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I wanted to get to this sooner or later since it is an oldie. Today I was on the coast and the tide was plenty low enough, so I made the little hike. The weather was incredible for mid November -- 70s and clear skies. Thanks!

Methuselah

By: normanb Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

It's nice to see a tree this size after seeing mostly stumps and next generation stuff. This was my first stop here. Thanks!

Cache Me if U Can

By: Mr152 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

This is a pretty secluded trail, although I did see a jogger with dog on the way out. Thanks for the tour. I left signature turtle #152.

The Tafoni

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

I don't have images from cache pages on my old PDA, but I got pretty close with the posted coordinates, and managed to get the right perspective to see the cache. This was my first trip to this open space preserve. Thanks!

Nov 18, 2005

Any Given Sunday

By: frivlas and oneangrypuppy Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This was my second stop on an early morning tour of new caches. Thanks!

Semi-Secret Trailhead: STASCT

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

I wondered where this trail ended. Now I know. Thanks!

The Twilight Zone

By: frivlas and oneangrypuppy Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I saw three new caches nearby, so I decided to make an early morning run for them. Thanks!

Nov 14, 2005

Eel Trout

By: Rogue Ramblers Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

9:15 pm - Mrs. B was out at a knitting/book club meeting tonight, so I looked for a puzzle and found this new one. I didn't finish the solution until after she was home, so she shook her head as I headed out the door, but I was back before my bedtime. Thanks!

Nov 13, 2005

Golf Bravo Alpha

By: the GBA, with help from Workerofwood Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I think there are lots of parallels between fishing and caching. One difference, however, is that passersby don't wonder what the heck a fisherman is doing. I had the coordinates many moons ago, but just today planned a route by here. Thanks!

DISLOCATER

By: WeBeDnD Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I had to get a hint from the cache owner before the light finally dawned on this one. I finally came down to pick it up today. I didn't see the disclocater's cache, either.

Take a ride on the trolley

By: Created by Stacy & Jerry; Adopted by cachbefo Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I've been working on this series on and off for nearly two years now. I guess there is at least one station I haven't visited, and I have lost the clues from a couple others, but the coordinates worked out fine. The cache is full of goodies, but I just left Bytemobile turtle #147. Thanks for a classic, well done series!

Branham Station

By: Stacy & Jerry; Adopted by cachbefound Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I came very close on a previous visit, but was able to finally retrieve it today. The cache is in fine shape. Thanks!

Parqinryde

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

This is a nice cache. I didn't have too much trouble finding it. I left Bytemobile turtle #146. Thanks!

George W

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

I was in the neighborhood this morning, and decided to have a look for this one. I had no trouble spotting it. Thanks!

Alviso Marina -- Nature and History Walk

By: bullit (Adopted by MotorBug) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This is a nice nature walk and a nice multi. I was surprised to see there was a spot in the parking lot for a "Site Host", with an RV parked there. I wonder what his duties are. Thanks!

Nov 12, 2005

Somewhere in Los Altos Hills

By: budd-rdc Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

The autorouter on my GPSr didn't have a very good bead on a trailhead. I adopted a maze-running strategy. I kept turning right until I spotted one of those "Path" signposts. The dog only woofed at me once because he was so busy with the kids. Thanks!

Beginner's Luck

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

After having some luck fishing nearby, I stopped by here also. I left signature turtle #145.

Boy, Am I Ever Hungry!

By: NavySparksandtheMrs Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

The parking lot was empty this morning, so this was a quick sign and go. Thanks!

Neutrino

By: fizzymagic Difficulty: 5.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

If I were that poor grad student trying to figure out the neutrino path, I probably would have been asked to find a career path more suited to my abilities. After I learned about this cache, I did some procrastination, then put something together that had errors, then let it sit for a while. I used some algebra from Hyperbolic Reasoning, and a little routine to set up a local east/north/up coordinate frame at CERN, and after correcting another error, Fizzy told me I was within 400 feet. Luckily I hadn't expended any gas at this point. The last hurdle was understanding how EGM-96 played into the solution. I finally found a web page with a very simple equation and an online calculator to give me what I needed. My GPSr zeroed out with a couple feet at the cache site, so I was happy that theory and reality all worked out. Thanks for the educational puzzle!

Dish Drink

By: dw Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I have been meaning to do this cache for a while now. This morning I was in the area and had the time, so I took a little hike along with the rest of humanity. The cache is in a great spot for a little signing privacy. Thanks!

Electric Lizard

By: oneangrypuppy and frivlas Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

After checking the obvious places, I started working on the not-so-obvious. It took about ten minutes or so, and a woman walked by talking to herself. I thought that might be a good plan for me to adopt as other folks walked by. Thanks!

Go Fish

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

My brother spends a lot of time fishing, and I think there are a lot of similarities between fishing and caching. This cache of course puts those connections together. Thanks!

Nov 11, 2005

Marsh Catwalk

By: digitalfish Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I didn't have much trouble with this one. I emptied my shirt pocket before I started looking so I didn't lose anything.

Ravenswood Trailhead

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

Thanks for the trailhead marker. I headed out here for a lunchtime jaunt.

Ravenswood Open Space Preserve ~ MROSD

By: MROSD (adopted from digitalfish) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

A bike would have been faster, but I enjoyed the hike anyway. I saw Bytemobile turtle #129 here, which is the second time one of my turtles has beaten me to a cache.

Nov 10, 2005

Three Women Who Cared

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

I made this a multi-lunchhour multi. I got the coordinates yesterday, and ran out of time, and was back today to make the find as well as pick up a couple of others on the way. I has been a couple of nice days of the bay.

Baylands Bridge

By: digitalfish Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

I found it quickly on a lunchtime stroll, then a herd of cyclists rolled over the bridge as I was signing.

C or N?

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

Did not see C. Did not see N. Saw concrete, big cables, lots of chainlink fence.

Duck!

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

I had to search very thoroughly to come up with the cache. The coordinates were great, but it took me a while to figure out where it could be. Thanks!

Nov 8, 2005

Forgotten Stairs

By: Rocket Girl and Duckeylee Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I checked some similar hiding places on my last visit, but obviously missed one. Maybe it was just a little more visible today.

Child's Play

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

The coordinates weren't my problem yesterday. I knew where to look, but didn't check all the possible places and wasn't very thorough. I replaced the cache with the top down since it collected a little moisture last night.

Bus Bench Bogaloo #1

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

The cache was still hanging in there today. I recommend looking rather than feeling since I picked up a little sliver during my hunt. Thanks!

Nov 7, 2005

Stoned

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Other

I came out for a lunchtime cache today. I thought the coordinates were fine, but needed the hint to find it.

Child's Play

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

It wasn't where I expected it to be. I didn't spend a long time here, but I couldn't spot it.

Nov 5, 2005

Legend of the Blue Pearls: Man Overboard

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

This cache is well hidden, and it took a little wandering before I plunked down next to it. Lots of activity around here today!

Legend of the Blue Pearls: The Beginning

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

I wasn't in any race today. I suspect everyone was at the Badges breakfast or the Los Gatos Creek Park picnic, but Mrs. Bytemobile had made these HMB campground reservations months ago. I had breakfast, read the paper, then got on my bike to start the series. The ballfield was already in use by a girls softball team (Is this an early jump on spring training?). There was also a couple of dog walkers nearby shooting the breeze, but I nosed around until I spotted the cache. And I'm off!

Legend of the Blue Pearls: Fishtrap

By: GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I came unprepared for this cache. My old black & white PDA either doesn't display cache page images, or I don't have things set up right. I decided to bike on back to the campground. I made it just in time for lunch, and Mrs. B soon showed up with her Treo 650. I logged on, had a look at the images, and made a couple sketches. I drove back to the cache site and tried again. I considered the perspective of the second image, and went to the point where the artist would go to draw it. I used the position of the railing uprights with respect to the windows to get a pretty good position. This idea turned out to be all wrong-headed, and put me several hundred feet from the cache. I finally found it based on the container type and the previous logs, and a lot of wandering around. Now on to the final...

Coastside Clifftop Stroll

By: Coppernob for Mrs. and Ivor Screwloose Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I had a look for this cache many months ago with no luck. Today, I zeroed out close to the cache, and it was fairly exposed and easy to spot. I suspect that the coordinates have been improved in the meanwhile. I too the Referee travel bug and left Bytemobile turtle #144.

Legend of the Blue Pearls: Lost Souls

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

I enjoyed the spooky row of cypress trees. Somehow I missed this path in my several previous bike rides along the bluff. I left turtle #140.

This Stop: North Granada!

By: PurplePeople Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I was biking along the coast, doing the Legend of the Blue Pearls, and this was just a short detour, so I stopped by. The old depot sure has a good disguise. I left turtle #143. Thanks!

This Stop: Montara!

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

I parked not far from the point of interest and read enough sentences of the cache description from my PDA to know that I needed the house number. I walked over and got it, then read some more and found that I needed some more info. I walked over and got that, came back and read some more and found that I needed one more thing... The parking lot near the cache site was full, so I just hiked over. Thanks for the historical tour!

This Stop: Arleta!

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

I headed out this morning on my bike from the HMB campground for the Legend of the Blue Pearls series, and made a quick detour to have a look and make the find. Thanks!

Legend of the Blue Pearls

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

It took most of the day before I finished this series. I did some additional caches along the way, had lunch, did a little shopping, but finally got out here and found the last cache. It was a great day for biking along the coast -- clear skies and not too much wind. I left a couple travel bugs and took one to make a little room in the cache. I also took my Legend of the Blue Pearls souvenir. Thanks for another epic series!

Legend of the Blue Pearls: Beckoning

By: GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I stopped by the campground on my way back north and said goodbye to Mrs. B as she headed out to the yarn shop and the Johnson House. This was the first weekend the Johnson House was open for its annual sale of Christmas stuff. The cache was a fairly quick stop along the bike path. The cache was nicely hidden and will hopefully last a long time here.

Legend of the Blue Pearls: Marguerite's Margaritas

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

Earlier this year I made a caching bike trip along here and had no idea that the trail continued along the bluff. I ended up riding along Hwy 1 up to the next traffic light. Thanks for the info in the cache description! I left turtle #141.

Nov 4, 2005

Mt. Hope Cemetery

By: crawburr Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

This is a great multi. A little sad, but a nice tour. Mrs. Bytemobile was with me and helped locate the points of interest. Thanks!

Tiny Dinos

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

Mrs. Bytemobile is interested in the tiny dinos, so I got her to come along on this trek. I didn't say a lot about the trail. There was mostly berry vines encroaching on the trail, but I pointed out the sprigs of poison oak here and there. Mrs. B was soon feeling like she was walking a tight rope on this trail. I still think that it is a neat cache, though, and I didn't know about this trail or how to get to it. I left turtle #139.

San Gregorio

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

Mrs. B and I were in Pescadero, and decided to drive Stage Road to San Gregorio. It was a nice drive. We were there late Friday afternoon and could hear music from where we parked. Thanks!

Cupertino City Hall, 1950s Edition

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

I came by early this morning, waited for a break in traffic and made a quick grab. Thanks for the historical note.

BMX Rides Again! (formerly BMX No More)

By: ed777 & little_hiker Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

My kids weren't much into BMX riding, but did go over to Gardiner Park in Saratoga once or twice. Lots of walkers and joggers by here early this morning. I left Bytemobile turtle #137.

Any two five elevennis?

By: ed777 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I had a little time early this morning an made a run for nearby caches. Thanks!

Pescadero Walking Tour

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

Mrs. Bytemobile checked her phone messages as we parked, and had to tend to some business, so I walked the town by myself. I completed the cache by the time she finished her business, so I pointed out the monkey tree and the old church as we rolled out of town. Thanks!

The Apple Tree

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

I made an early morning run to grab some of the nearby caches that have sprouted up. I parked close to the Apple tree and didn't have too much trouble. Thanks!

Should This Be Klimbed?

By: frivlas Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

I have been out here three times before, and each time, it provides a great workout. I wasn't too concerned about the terrain, but it would have been nice to have my hiking boots. This was well off the beaten paths, and I had a little trouble finding it, but finally decided that the coordinates are pretty good. I circled around high and came down for the cache, then took a little shorter route out. I left Bytemobile turtle #138. Thanks, I enjoy this type of cache much more than the drive-by variety.

Nov 3, 2005

Shopping for a cache

By: Rocket Girl and Duckeylee Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I stopped by yesterday on a short lunchtime caching tour, but a lady was eating her lunch in her SUV immediately adjacent to the cache, so I passed. This morning before work, things were not quite so busy here.

Nov 2, 2005

I want to be a Hilton

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

I stopped my on a quick lunchtime jaunt, and didn't have too much trouble. I didn't see the tiny surfing soldier travel bug.

Forgotten Stairs

By: Rocket Girl and Duckeylee Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I had a good look around, but sure couldn't spot anything.

Don't Fence Me Out

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I decided to make a quick lunchtime expedition for a few nearby caches. This was the first stop, and it went well. Thanks!

Oct 30, 2005

Fall Creek Stamp

By: Chickasaw Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

This was our first visit to Fall Creek, and it was a great day for a hike. This cache was our first stop, and we had no trouble following the directions to the cache, although that is a Douglas Fir, not a redwood near the cache. I took Mr Hopsalot TB and left Gollum TB. Gollum wants to head to New Zealand, but I figured this forest was fair approximation. I also left Bytemobile turtle #132.

Rising Stump Cache

By: Chickasaw of ynots4 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

My GPSr lost lock with the satellites about 0.15 miles from the cache, so we just looked for something that looked like the cache name. DougMoi found the cache while I was busy trying to read the cache description on my PDA. Caching with companions is really helpful at times.

Loggers Ghost

By: Chickasaw Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

We were heading for Barrel Mill and this was a nice stop along the way. Everyone else passed it by, but I spotted the telltale signs of a geocache. and made the find. I left turtle #133.

Barrel Mill

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

This is a great spot. I have a cache at the Page Mill site in Portola State Park, and that is just a flat spot with a sign. This spot has quite a collection of artifacts. We located the cache with the hint, left turtle #136, and turned around to head back down the trail. The creek today was really amazing with shafts of sunlight poking through here and there.

IXL

By: Diana, Jim & Bryan - team dmg Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

We had a great hike today, the first time for all of us at Fall Creek. We diligently collected the information along the way, but in the end, it was for nought when the GPSr wouldn't lock on the satellites. We used the hint and scrambled around the area until DougMoi came up with the find. I left turtle #134.

Oct 29, 2005

VTA Diridon Station

By: frivlas Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Well, this hide was a little different. I now had the final cache coordinates, but I decided to first continue my Light Rail tour with a couple of Stacy & Jerry caches.

VTA Winchester Station

By: frivlas Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Wow, this series is popular. I headed early this morning to do it before any of the caches went missing. This was my first stop, after picking up a couple puzzle caches in Los Gatos.

VTA Downtown Campbell Station

By: frivlas Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Well that was a bold hide. I signed and headed on for the next one. Thanks!

VTA Hamilton Station

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

This one took a few minutes of wandering before I zeroed in. I parked very close by, which seems to work fine early on a Saturday morning.

Branham Station

By: Stacy & Jerry; Adopted by cachbefound Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I had thoughts of finishing up this series today, but I got stopped right here. I had a good look around, but wasn't able to spot anything.

Capitol Station

By: Stacy & Jerry; Adopted by cachbefound Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I was doing the new VTA series this morning, and decided to try to finish up the old one. I parked very close by and found the cache after wandering a little bit. Thanks!

Lowdown

By: 2burbacious Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I was headed along the VTA series this morning, and decided to stop for this one since it was close by. The pedestrian traffic was pretty high this morning, but I guessed where the cache must be after wandering around a little while, and made the grab after tying my shoes. Thanks!

End Station - VTA Mystery Cache

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

#42 on the log. I got out early this morning and didn't have much trouble with the series. Thanks for the tour!

VTA Fruitdale Station

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

Continuing my trek this morning, I parked and found this one quickly, with no one nearby.

Watersdown Affair II

By: spyder woman Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I was also too slow on the first puzzle. I came out to have a look for this one a week ago and came within inches of finding it, but I was unsure of my coordinates and wasn't very thorough. Well, now I know who the killer was. Thanks!

The Home is Where the Heart Is

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

I did the first part of this series ages ago, and just got around to this one early this morning. I found the cache quickly and left Bytemobile turtle #131. Thank!

VTA Bascom Station

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

Things were pretty quiet here this morning and I was able to park right in front of the cache. Thanks!

VTA Race Station

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

The entrance to the lot where I was planning to pull in was chained off, so I parked along the street and had a short walk to the cache. Thanks!

Oct 28, 2005

Encounter of the DVD Kind

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

I evidently live in a cultural vacuum because I haven't seen this before or paid any attention to it, but now I'm up to speed. Thanks for the puzzle!

Oct 27, 2005

POP #6

By: WeBeDnD Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

My pattern recognition capabilities were not working too well when I had a look at this a few times over the last year. A few words from the owner set me on the track to seeing what I couldn't before. I made a quick find on the way home this evening. Thanks!

Deferred Success

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

The first time I saw this a couple months ago, I tried to work out a theory that involved prime numbers. Last night, I was just killing some time and had deferred success with a much simpler approach. I stopped by at lunchtime today for a quick fimd. Thanks for the puzzler.

Steeple Chase #1

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

I stopped by at lunchtime and found the cache in the second place I looked. I took the Gollum travel bug and left Bytemobile turtle #130. Thanks!

Oct 21, 2005

Simon's Coin Cache at Licorice Twist

By: Simon of Team Egerton Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

I took me a little while to find this one. (I've never been that good at understanding poetry.) I was surprised to see one of my signature turtles in the cache. That hasn't happened before. Thanks!

Grin and Bear it

By: The Saints Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

Interesting use of the term "behind" in the hint. I wandered a bit, but found a likely spot eventually. Thanks!

Long Legs

By: Team Egerton Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

I followed an interesting mish-mash of trails down from the ridgeline to the cache site. I found this one before I stopped and read the description and the hint. I left bytemobile turtle #124.

Refrain from Bouncing

By: Sgt Stitches Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

It's hard to refrain from bouncing a little here. I took the hint a little too literally and searched the very end of the bridge, but finally spotted it. Thanks!

The Trebuchet

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

I verified my coordinates with the cache owner before heading out and got back some additional hints. These hints were crucial to finding the cache since my GPSr claimed I was over 400 feet away when I found it. I took The Wise Bug travel bug and left bytemobile turtle #121. Thanks for the interesting puzzle!

White Elephant

By: Kealia Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I had a bit of trouble with this one, and circled around a few times before recognizing the configuration mentioned in the hint. I left bytemobile turtle #128.

Camp #4's secret treasure cache

By: friendly four from felton Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Other

Wow, I have seen some large-ish caches, but I think this one is the biggest I've seen. I wasted some time heading down to the river, but retraced my steps and found the cache. Thanks!

Hide-a-way Hill

By: FreelerSquealers and Team Egerton Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

I had no trouble finding this one. I left The Wise Bug travel bug and bytemobile turtle #122. I don't remember seeing Lobo the Duck in the cache.

Spring Canyon

By: Calikat Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

I wandered back and forth in front of the cache a couple times before venturing a look and finding it. The hints did the trick for me.

Ridgeline Cache

By: Team Crush Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

The hint was very helpful on this one. I didn't zero out real close to the cache, but found the object mentioned fairly easily. I left bytemobile turtle #123.

Really Big Drinking Fountain?

By: ed777 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

I was doing a big hike today up Bear Mountain and down and back up through Henry Cowell. This was a nice spot to sit down a bit and have a sip of water. I took a Saints card and left bytemobile turtle #126.

Meditation Cache

By: 50sumtin Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

This cache also seems to be missing a hint. I zeroed out close to the meditation point, then looked around and climbed out of the meditation area and had a good look with my flashlight in and under anything that I could look in, then I had a look up and down the trail, then climbed up the tree where the electrical conduit comes down the hill. My enjoyment again expired and I headed on for the next cache.

Brother, can you spare some cache?

By: 50sumtin Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

This cache seems to be missing a hint. I'm amazed that I'm the only one that has had trouble with this one. The canyon and the trees make for a large search area. I enjoy hiking more than searching, so I headed for the next cache when my interest expired.

The High Road

By: Sgt Stitches Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

I had no trouble with this one and didn't even read the hint. I believe a puzzle cache took me up this trail once before. I admired some of the Sgt. Stitches items, then just left bytemobile turtle #127.

Eagle Creek "Bridge"

By: ed777 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

Since I enjoy hiking more than searching, I don't mind caches that are easy to find. I left bytemobile turtle #125.

Oct 20, 2005

101 TFTs - Two Pair

By: winini Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I met WeBeDnD here to do a token trade and find the cache, but there was apparently no cache to be found. We had a nice chat, though. I begged for a few puzzle hints, and got enough info to get me going again on three puzzles, so it was a worthwhile stop.

Oct 19, 2005

On Hold

By: stbk Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

I solved this with a little googling last week, and finally stopped by on my way home tonight for a quick find. Thanks for the puzzle!

Oct 18, 2005

Twisted Strands

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I scored a Jazz token here, so this was a great lunchtime cache. Thanks!

Circles & Squares,Light & Dark

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This was my fifth lunchtime cache today, a new record for me, I believe, and all were done within one hour. I hadn't been out at lunchtime in a while and the caches had been building up. Thanks!

Speed Ease

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

The extra duct tape across the bottom seems to be working just fine in place of a lid. Thanks!

GOT NET?

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I had to look around a bit for this one. It could have much harder, but I'm glad it wasn't. Thanks!

Sky Can

By: L-grl Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This worked out fine as a lunchtime cache. I came a little early and didn't have to search much. I know a lot of people that work here, so I was on the lookout for familiar faces. Thanks!

Oct 14, 2005

New Wrinkle

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

Wow, some of the homes here are unbelievable. I left turtle #119. Thanks!

The Lost Village of Purissima

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

The GPSr claimed we were still 68 feet away when we found this one, but there weren't a lot of places to search here so it didn't take long. We hiked back up the road and had a look at the cemetery. It looked like there was a bit of clearing work done here in the last few weeks. Thanks for the history lesson!

Journey to the Moon

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

After setting up camp, Wirebndr and I headed out for an afternoon caching trip. This was the first stop. Wirebndr had the GPSr, but I was the first to spot the object of interest. I left Bytemobile turtle #120 and took the GeoWomyn_SF_CA sigitem.

Wild Blackberries ? Yum!

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

Wirebndr and I admired the Maryland Geocoin and the interesting book, CD, and Ethernet hub, but ultimately took nothing and left Bytemobile turtle #129. Thanks!

Cave Dweller of Purisima Creek

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

Wirebndr found this one with his walking stick before I had a chance to read the hint. This is quite a scenic trail. The sycamore leaves on the trail said that this is fall. There are lots of ferns and still some water in the creek.

Debbie and Kevin's Wedding Cache

By: XB70man Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

This was my closest unfound cache. Maybe the closest cache to my house, found or unfound. I had a little time before taking off for the weekend, so I stopped by. I left turtle #118.

Purisima Creek Troll

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

This was our turn-around point today. Wirebndr found the cache after a bit of poking around. We left the Key to Success travel bug.

Purisima Creek Parking

By: geekster Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Wirebndr and I parked here for a little hike this afternoon. The lot was full, so I guess we got here just in time. Thanks for the trailhead waypoint.

Oct 13, 2005

Easy as Pi 1

By: Team.Geek Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I made a quick visit to the cache location a couple days ago, but I wasn't confident of my solution, and DNF'ed. After verification of the coordinates, I found it without too much problem at lunchtime today. Thanks!

Tie-Dyed Coins

By: bullit Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I decided to make a quick lunchtime stop and try my luck at this one. It took me a little while, but I finally spotted something to investigate. The coordinates were right on for me. Thanks!

Something to read?

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

This turned out to be and easy lunchtime grab. I took the Key to Sucess and left turtle #117. Thanks!

Oct 10, 2005

Charleston Stormpumps

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

I DNF or DNS a nearby puzzle cache, so I came by here for a consolation cache. I left turtle #116. Thanks!

Oct 9, 2005

Ardenwood: Lost in Time

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

We found this cache on our way back to the car to bring in our picnic lunch. Unfortunately, I forgot to write down the clue and had to come back later to get it. I left Bytemobile turtle #115.

Ardenwood: Spirits of the Forest

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

The squash had been harvested from the nearby field, but there were still a few small ones here and there that Mrs. B and friend Sandy picked up and stuffed in a backpack. We also found some chestnuts nearby and used our feet to separate them from their pods. Sandy took the GPSr and found the cache.

Ardenwood: Baba Yaga is Waiting for You

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

Mrs. Bytemobile wanted to find this one, so she had the GPSr, found the area of interest, then circled it a couple times before coming up with the cache. The buildings parked nearby were quite interesting.

Ardenwood: Rows of Nuts

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

As we walked through the rows of English Walnuts, we couldn't resist picking up a few and cracking and eating them. To crack them with your bare hands, put two in your hand and squeeze.

Ardenwood Scrabble

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

This was just a beautiful day to be out here. We had a nice picnic and had fun nosing around the farm and learning about the medicinal uses of herbs. Thanks for a great day!

Ardenwood: MoooSic

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

We dropped in to "The Herbal Harvest" activity first, which was interesting, then found this cache as we wandered around the farm yard.

Ardenwood: On the Move

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

This was the first stop on our first visit to Ardenwood. I messed up for a few minutes and headed for the nearby (fake) location of the main Ardenwood cache, then corrected and found the cache after searching for a couple minutes.

Oct 7, 2005

Just Calaveras

By: Dynamic Duet Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

It was just me and the cows about 8 am this morning. I enjoyed the drive, particularly since most other folks were working today. Thanks!

Ohlone Overlook

By: CKayaks and Kenny162 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

I came by here on my way back down, and had a good view of the reservoir today. I left a key fob travel bug and Bytemobile turtle #107.

Halleluiah Rock

By: CKayaks and Kenny162 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

The five things listed under "A Word of Caution" are all my favorites, so I was anxious to get out to this cache. I'll let you know about the PO in a couple days. The poison oak branches are mostly bare this time of year, so it can be somewhat trickier to spot. I left turtle #105.

Ultimate Battleship: Lost Patrol

By: Koris Barloff Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

After a long hike, I was ready to go home, but decided to checkout the Lost Patrol. No wonder they are lost -- the trail doesn't appear on the park map, even though it is well traveled. I spotted a bobcat on my way out and will upload a picture if it turned out. I left Bytemobile turtle #108.

The 19th Hole

By: Kenny162 and CKayaks Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

After three DNFs in a row, it was good to find a cache. Thanks!

Bloodhounds' Reprise

By: Caching Casey Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

There was quite a group of cows and calves here guarding the cache. They let me by and I found the cache quickly. The top to the cache is broken, and the cache has been enclosed in a plastic bag, but the bag has been nibbled on, so it might let in a little water this winter. I left Bytemobile turtle #106.

Burl Ives

By: Ron Streeter Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

Pretty cool, but I bet it catches a little water in the wintertime. Thanks!

Jurcachic Park

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

I had my walking sticks for poking around, but forgot to use them here. Mrs. Bytemobile got them after my first geocaching rattlesnake encounter. The cache is in great shape and is stuffed full of goodies.

Acorn Woodpecker

By: N2Books2 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I said hi to a couple guys sitting on the bank. The cache was just out of their view, so they probably wondered what I was up to. Thanks!

It's a jungle out there

By: frivlas and oneangrypuppy Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

My errands took me right by here today, so I stopped for a quick caching break. Thanks!

Cerro Este Pit Stop

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

I forgot to log my DNF last Friday, but I'm logging it now. I zeroed out close to a logical spot, but the cache was not there.

Oct 6, 2005

A Little Evil

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

The evil for me was not so much in knowing where to search, but in finding a cache that is hard to spot even if you are very close. I felt I earned this bead, and will add it to the string. Thanks!

GeoBeads #9 - Hidden in a Hidden Walkway

By: zapboy with help from workerofwood Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I went out at lunchtime to get my string of beads up-to-date. This one is tough because the GPSr readings bounce around in this walkway. I after searching on both sides and back and forth, I finally spotted something. Thanks!

Oct 5, 2005

101 TFTs - Three of a kind

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

I hope Echo is doing better. I stopped by at lunch time and couldn't resist the new Rocket Girl token in the cache.

Oct 1, 2005

Hidden Secrets Trail

By: STP Ron Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

I came to Santa Teresa County Park for an afternoon of hiking and finding, and this was second on my agenda. This one worked out pretty nicely. Thanks!

Bernal Hill

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

Since I DNF's on O.W.L. #1, I headed over here to pick up a couple caches that were new since my last visit. I left turtle #102.

Support the Troops

By: Ruprex and his Girl Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

This one was pretty easy to find. It was sitting in the open, with its lid open and half of the contents on the ground. I packed it back up and added a new log since I didn't see the old one. I found a spot for the cache that was 13 feet from my zero point, but it was the only nearby spot I could find that provided a little cover. All the weeds are dry and well beaten down around here.

Sharkie Cache

By: JJM440 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I was in the area and had my hiking boots on, so I decided to pick up one last cache, and this was it. I left turtle #103. Thanks!

O.W.L.1: The Hairy Plodder Trail

By: STP Ron Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

I found the difficult first stage, the second stage, third stage, then poof! the cache failed to appear.

Joice-Bernal Corner

By: STP Ron Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Micro

After I DNF'd on O.W.L. #1, I headed over here to pick up a couple caches. Thanks!

Pueblo Santa Teresa

By: STP Ron Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

There was a Search and Rescue training activity in a nearby parking lot, but it wasn't close to this multi. Thanks!

Free St. Teresa!

By: STP Ron Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I parked here once before on another caching trip. Thanks for the waypoint and cache.

Sep 29, 2005

Hass Hollow

By: esroc Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I took a bike ride over from Carpinteria State Beach since I had found the caches along the beach. The last half mile was a little scary with fast traffic and not much shoulder.

Surfers, Dolphins, Lizards and Squirrels

By: Moag Ohana Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I bicycled down from Carpinteria State Beach this morning. I parked my bike at the top and found a trail down and across the railroad tracks which led straight to the cache. It took me a while to find the cache since there are lots of hiding places, but fortunately the coordinates are pretty good. The marine layer was pretty minimal this morning, and the view of the channel islands was good. Thanks!

Sep 28, 2005

Peter Meter Pumpkin Eater

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

I had a few minutes while Mrs. Bytemobile was at the yarn shop, so I hiked on down for this one. I have seen this sort of thing before, so it was a quick grab. Thanks!

"Someone told me..."

By: chaosmanor Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

We rolled in at 10 am on a beautiful Santa Barbara day. Two of us, Mrs. B and myself had been here a few years agos, but there is lots of new stuff. We didn't see the Channel Island Foxes, but we did ride the train. It was a little cramped for my 6'2" son and myself. The big cats area was nice, but we were more fascinated by the gorillas. A large male was sitting out near the observation area. I thought the questions added a nice dimension to the visit, and was glad I didn't have to make absolutely sure I got them all. (p.s. I think this is a Virtual, not a Multi-cache.)

History waves

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

The rest of my group kept heading for the restaurant while I made a short detour to the cache. I found it quickly, though, and caught up before they were seated. Thanks!

Sep 27, 2005

No Homes Here!

By: campyc Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I hiked down from Carpinteria State Beach this morning. A couple times I thought the trail would end, but there was always a new one I could follow. The final trail was a wide flat expressway kind of a trail. When I started looking for the cache, a rabbit moving in the brush caught my eye, and it was right by the cache. Thanks!

Beach Sand Movement - San Buenaventura

By: TerryDad2 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

We read the cache description, hiked the beach, and used the interesting-looking restrooms nearby. I took a picture up the beach toward the third waypoint which I will upload when I get back home to the San Jose area. I also took a picture of the lifeguard towers, which have all been hauled off the beach for the winter.

La Conchita Landslides

By: TerryDad2 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

We were headed to Santa Paula for lunch with our son, but had a little extra time, so we stopped by La Conchita to have a look around. The landsides were pretty incredible. There were still closed streets and some work going on.

Landslide

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

We did the nearby Earchcache and came on down the street to see more of the landslides and pick up this cache. Thanks!

Quiet Marsh

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

This was a nice morning hike up from our campsite at Carpinteria State Beach. There was a photographer with a tripod near where I plunked down on the bench. I don't think he liked my nose blowing and when he moved down the trail a bit I grabbed the cache. I left the WaveHog travel bug and Bytemobile turtle #98.

Cross-culturalism

By: chaosmanor Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

We were killing a little time and touring Ventura today, and this cache was right along our route. We stopped and had a look and learn a few things. Thanks!

Bayside Cross

By: Adopted by BBQ-STAIN Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

We had a little time in Ventura before meeting up with our son. This seemed like an interesting spot, so we came up and had a look. The view was great. After finding this cache, we tried to head over to the cross and have a look for another cache. The fire department was up here, and a helicopter was landing and taking off. When they spotted us coming, first they waved us off, then they waved off the helicopter and escorted us behind the cross for shelter as the helicopter landed and took off again. The firemen didn't seem to mind our interruption, they just wanted to make sure the helicopter didn't blow debris our way.

Bluff's Edge

By: Cahemaster66 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

The Travel Bug Log Book wasn't there. In fact, the cache was fairly empty. I left Bytemobile turtle #99. The fog was rolling in this morning so I didn't have much of a view, but I could hear the seals in the distance. Thanks!

Sep 26, 2005

Carpinteria Seal Spot

By: campyc Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I didn't see any sea lions this morning, but I did see a large group of dolphins cruising along and flying out of the water every now and again. I left Bytemobile turtle #97 and took the travel bug.

Somebody's watching

By: geostrykyr & SBPhishy Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

We took the tour mostly because it was something to do inside on a rainy day. I grabbed the cache was everyone else was admiring the artwork on the asphalt. Thanks!

Santa Barbara Court House

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

This one worked out very nicely today for Mrs. Bytemobile and myself. We were close by picking up yarn and having lunch, and this was a great tour of a place we would have otherwise have missed. Thanks!

It's that hard

By: geostrykyr Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I worked this one out because we were headed down to the Santa Barbara area for a few days (from the San Jose area). This one should be combined with the nearby virtual for a complete tour of the area. Thanks!

Big Fig

By: hitsman Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

We were touring Santa Barbara in the big pickup used to pull our travel trailer, and this cache worked out nice since there were big parking spots nearby. I don't think I would want this tree in my front yard. The roots take up a lot of above ground space. Thanks!

Carpinteria Monolith

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

We camped here and the first morning I took a little hike to find this cache. There was a little thunder and lightning this morning, and I caught a few raindrops on the way. Thanks!

Sep 24, 2005

Wunderlich Surprise

By: The Mc5 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

One of the very first caches I ever found had a similar surprise, and it got me a little better. I left turtle #96. Thanks!

Woodside Store

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

I was headed for a hike in Wunderlich Park this morning, and made a stop here first. I haven't been here before and would have looked around a little more except that I was here before it opened at 10 am. Thanks!

ENTROPY

By: Rain734 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

This was my first hike in Wunderlich Park, and it was a great morning for it. I left Bytemobile turtle #95.

Portola Treasures

By: Sierra Hikers Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I came for a hike at Wunderlich Park this morning, and did this multi afterward. I hadn't seen eith monument before. Thanks!

"It was a secret to me" Trailhead #1

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

It was a secret to me too. I parked here this morning for a big loop through Wunderlich Park. I left turtle #92.

Meadows Media Swap

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

This is a very nice spot and it was a great morning for a hike up here. I took the Geekster dog tag #7 and left Bytemobile turtle #94. Thanks!

Wunderlichin' Good Cache

By: dw Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

This was my first trip to the park, and I had a great morning of hiking. Thanks!

Redwood Flats

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

It was a nice morning for a hike up here. I didn't see anyone on the trail to this point. I left turtle #93. Thanks!

Sep 23, 2005

A 100 Million Year Walk Earthcache

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

I decided to come up to Sanborn for a several new caches since my last visit. This was the first and second stop. I can see that there is lots of this park that I haven't explored. Thanks for setting this up.

Big Calves and Shin Splints

By: bullit and Sharkz Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

After the TA@10K cache, I kept heading up the creek bed until it became impassable. I headed up the bank and ran into this cache before I got to the trail. I'm not recommending this route, however. I left turtle #88.

Great Wall of Sanborn

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

I had my external antenna hooked up to my 60cs in the car, and decided to just keep it hooked up for the short hike. The GPSr stayed locked and took me straight to the cache. I left turtle #91.

Are You Observant? #1

By: Team 'zilla & Mbooski & G.Gadboir Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

Nope, I guess I'm not observant. I got through the first four waypoints with no problem, then I was unable to find the fifth.

Big Calves 2

By: stbk and alphamoose Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

I didn't see any small cows or big calves, but I'm working on a sore back. I left turtle #90. Thanks!

TA@10K #6000: Trail? What Trail?

By: workerofwood Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

The cammo certainly worked for me. I missed the cache on the first and second pass. I left the Swiss Bell travel bug I picked up in Cheesequake State Park in New Jersey earlier this week and left turtle #87.

It Was Better Than Bad, It Was Good

By: stbk and alphamoose Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I've been up here once before, but I came from Black Road that time. I made a few connections in my noggin by coming in the other way. I left turtle #89.

Sep 21, 2005

Booth Field 2

By: Marty621 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

I was visiting on business from California and took a little hike here. I took the Swiss Bell travel bug and hauled it back with me to California. Thanks!

MULTIUSE TRAIL CACHE

By: ED634 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I had a little time before I had to be at the Newark Airport for a flight back to California, so I decided to do a hike at Cheesequake. This was the first cache I found, and I left Bytemobile turtle #86. Thanks!

Gordon's Treasure

By: DreamChazer Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

This cache seems to collect a lot of moisture, but it is fairly well protected -- by double ziplock bags inside a container in a container. I wandered a bit finding the cache. In California I would have had a scanned trail map that was calibrated using ExpertGPS, with the caches marked so I would know where the caches were with respect to the trails. Thanks for the hunt.

Sep 20, 2005

Look at my Weltz

By: Shark River Pirates Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I got to the cache a little after 7 pm, and I had just enough light to see my way and sign the log. It was a little spooky walking through the woods in the dusk. I saw a couple bunnies and some large animal bolted in the bushes as I walked by on the trail. Thanks!

Look at my Weltz II

By: Shark River Pirates Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I was visiting from California on business. I had just enough time before dark to grab a couple caches, and this was the second closest. It was a bit of a hike in my work clothes and it was a bit more humid than Ca. The coordinates were right on and I headed straight for the cache. Thanks!

Sep 18, 2005

Welcome to Souptown

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

I was riding around with Mrs. Bytemobile, and convinced her to make a quick cache stop. I was the first to sign on the brand new log. Thanks!

Concrete Creek Cache

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

I convinced Mrs. Bytemobile to make a quick stop on our way home. Found it quickly with the hint. Thanks!

Sep 17, 2005

LR10

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

I was out here today to do some maintenance on one of my caches, and used this trailhead. I looked for this once before with no luck. Today it was a piece of cake.

Pescadero Creek Bridge

By: Rain734 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

I probably would have found it quicker if I had ignored my GPSr and just looked for the clue. I hiked over from Portola State Park, where I had been doing a little maintenance on one of my caches, and I also planted a new cache on the way over here on the Pomponio Trail.

Sep 11, 2005

Historic Buildings of Monterey

By: The Plunketts Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

We were here for my company picnic, and managed to do a couple caches afterward. We enjoyed seeing the buildings and a couple streets we hadn't seen before. Thanks!

--/.-.. (M L)

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

I haven't operated CW since I was in high school, but I didn't have any trouble getting solid copy on this signal. We were headed for my company picnic in Monterey, and this made a nice stop. Besides the water birds, we saw a huge jack rabbit not far from the cache. 73 DE AA6DE.

America Off-Line

By: AltDotAir Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

We came here in the afternoon, in the middle of the Italian festival. The plaza was packed with people. After figuring where the cache must be, I sat on one side and Mrs. Bytemobile sat on the other, and we made a quick grab. I signed the log, then I slipped it back and we were on our way. Thanks!

Morning at the Beach

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

My company picnic was today in Monterey, so I took along a couple of solved puzzles to find along the way. This was a nice stop. The harbor area was full of sea otters jumping and playing and floating around.

Sep 10, 2005

Cambrian Hideout

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

Kind of a funny multi and unusual hide, but it all worked out. Thanks!

Got the Hotts for Olives

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Micro

Difficult hides are not really what I enjoy about geocaching, but I try them all the time. All the while I am asking myself why I am doing this? This one worked out when I spotted a tiny bit of non-natural color. Thanks!

UB: Guerilla Warfare - Arms Cache

By: Team Nazgul Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I found this on my second visit, after coordinate verification from the cache owner and some indication of where not to look. Looks like I am the first to find it in its new location.

Alien Mother Ship

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

I biked in to the Coleman Ponds cache, and decided to see if the trail came all the way up here, and it sure does. I left turtle # 79.

Area 51

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

The trail traffic was quite heavy this morning. I parked my bike and found this one quickly. Thanks!

Milkshake Mound

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

I parked near here for a little bike ride down the Los Alamitos Creek trail. I left turtle #76.

Here's the Benchmark

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

I was ready to log a DNF and claim that I'm a monkey's uncle if the hint is correct, but I tried one last possibility and it panned out.

More Geobeads: Leftovers

By: workerofwood (special thanks to Zapboy) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I did a little Los Gatos Creek bike ride today, and had never tried the overcrossing to this trailhead. It was pretty nice, but a tad noisy. I took a bead. Thanks!

Coleman Ponds

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

I have been curious about this area, and I was finally in the area with my bike in the back today. There were fishermen and people walking their dogs here, but I sure didn't spot any access points besides the one given on the cache page. I left turtle #78.

Duck Blind

By: nejwI' Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

The trail traffic was heavy and someone was reading at the nearby picnic table, but I grabbed the cache anyway. I left Bytemobile turtle #77.

Family Additions

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

This one took me a long time. I looked very close to the cache several times, but the placement and cammo kept it hidden from me. I investigated up and down the trail a bit and on the other side of the trail, but finally came back to near where I started and found it. I took the last baggie of tokens and left turtle #75.

Family Beginnings

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

I guess the early birds got the tokens. I left Bytemobile turtle #74 and took KDcool token #153.

At A Snails Pace

By: Team LegGoes Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

I knew what I was looking for, but it still took a long time. The cache container was completely hidden from view, and took a through search to find. Thanks!

Sep 9, 2005

Nighttime Sky

By: momagna Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Not a bad place to set up a telescope, except for all the city lights around. Thanks!

Rest on Your Laurels

By: STP Ron Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

First, I headed for the Laurel trees, which was where my GPSr was pointing, then I pulled out my Palm and started reading about the multi-cache. I plunked down at a picnic table, and had to read the description a couple times until it all began to sink in. I found the clues, then headed for the cache. I left turtle #68.

Callipepla Californica

By: Cat & Bird Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I wandered a bit here, looking for the wrong type of container for a while, but finally zeroed in on the hiding spot. Thanks!

Comanche Pine

By: Cat & Bird Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

It took me two tries, but I did 21 More. I think I also had a bit of luck on this one because I spotted the cache right off. The log was completely full on both sides, so it was a challenge to find a blank spot to sign.

Peek at Coyotes

By: STP Ron Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Micro

It was a nice day for a hike up here. It was not too hot, and the view was not bad, although the view up the bay was limited by the marine layer.

"An Irate Vet"

By: Frivlas and OneAngryPuppy Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I drove in right behind another car headed back here. At first I thought he might be another cacher, but he started reading his newspaper in the car, so I just went about my business.

The Lost Letter

By: The Petoskey Stones Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

This has been in my solved puzzles folder for a while. As I recall, I caught on to this one pretty quickly. As others have done, I headed for the cache without some critical information, but luckily it was nearby in my car. Thanks for a well executed puzzle and clever cache.

The Wooden Cache

By: Connor (WoW's youngest son) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Very nice cammo and excellent placement. I was headed for a hike this morning at Santa Teresa County Park this morning, and this was along my route.

Miner Minor

By: Cat & Bird Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I knew what I was looking for, but it still took a long time. I must have circled around a half dozen times, making swipes in various places until I finally spotted it. Thanks!

Kids Ski Jump

By: TeamSimo Kids Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

I looked in the wrong place first, but eventually spotted the unique hide. I left Bytemobile turtle #66 and on my way out, took a cardboard box and some other misc. trash that was nearby.

101 TFTs - One Pair

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

I've had the tokens for a while, but haven't been caching in this area until today. Interesting concept for a series.

Coyote Peak Shady Rest

By: TeamSimo Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

This cache is hard to miss. I left turtle #67, had a short rest, then headed on up the hill. I picked a cool morning for this hike, so I would be about a half-step quicker than the rattlesnakes.

Who Let The Dogs Out?!

By: nik Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

Those are the funniest looking junipers I've ever seen. I took the Butano benchmark and left Bytemobile turtle #71.

Blinker

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

I guess this cache was a pioneer of this craze. I've probably found a dozen of these by now, but it still took me a good ten minutes to spot this one.

Robin Hood's Neighborhood Trailhead

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

It was nice and cloudy this morning, so I decided to head for a hike up to Coyote Peak. This trailhead looked like a convenient place to start. I never would have guessed the trailhead was there if I was just driving by. I left turtle #65 and took a Bergmann wooden nickel.

Modus Operandi

By: WeBeDnD Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I tried this puzzle many months ago, and couldn't get anything to work out. When I had another look at it recently, things just fell into place. Thanks for a neat puzzle.

Mars' Park

By: pbshoe Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This is one of those things that seemed like a good idea at the time. The log was soaked, and previous cachers have added various pieces of paper, which have all gotten soaked. I dried one of them a bit on the sidewalk and added my name.

Urban Assault #20

By: Ruprex and his Girl Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I was headed for Santa Teresa County Park when this popped up right along my route, so I couldn't resist stopping. Thanks!

Snell Station

By: Stacy & Jerry; Adopted by cachbefound Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I found a similar hide in the series earlier today, so this one was easy once I got on the right side. Thanks!

Santa Teresa Station

By: Stacy & Jerry; Adopted by cachbefound Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

I found a shady spot to park and eat my sandwich. I wandered over to the cache area, had a look around, and finally spotted it. I'm sure I have been working on this series for well over a year now.

Bay Area Multiple Hills - 3

By: Mhop (adopted by bullit) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I picked a cool morning to hike up here so I would be a little quicker than the rattlesnakes. The marine layer kept me from seeing all the way to SF, but I could see Hangar 1 at Moffet. I left turtle #69.

Golden Retriever

By: Tweety Bird and TazDevil Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I found a trail up the hillside, and took a fairly direct route to the cache. My hiking boots worked OK as climbing shoes. I left turtle #70.

Britdog's Frisbee place

By: marwagsalot (maintained by Beckerbuns & puppi Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I was sitting on the grass with the cache contents, my GPSr, and Palm spread out before me when a little kid walked by on the sidewalk gave me a long look and said hi. He probably thought I should be at work instead of playing in the park.

Jake's Play Lot

By: Beckerbuns & Andy Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

The area was fairly busy this afternoon, but I had no trouble grabbing the cache quickly, and finding a bench to sit and sign the log. Thanks!

Santa Teresa Driving Lessons

By: STP Ron Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I parked by the archery range for this hike, but it is good to know another trailhead. Thanks!

Gateway Santa Teresa

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

I was finished with my hiking for the day, but drove by to pick this one up since I was in the area. Thanks!

The Earth Moved Under My Feet

By: clovis2provo Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I stepped on the yellow spinner very briefly, but decided it was way too dangerous for me. I did like the cache, though.

Sep 4, 2005

Uvas Cache

By: The Waite Family, adopted by Nazgul Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I got Mrs. B out again today after a long hike yesterday. We came up along Swanson Creek, and found this one from the hints, since the GPSr wasn't much help. On the way back we headed up the trail near where Hot House Site is marked on the map, but the going got tough and we turned around before reaching the top.

Mc B on Pointe

By: Team Mc B Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

I calibrated a park map using ExpertGPS and plotted all the park caches on it before heading out. I think the person drawing the switchbacks here drew them too far apart and the map ended up not being to scale. The cache looked like it was only about half way up. This turned out to be a benefit because Mrs. B was thinking the cache would be just round the next bend, and eventually it was. We enjoyed the shaded picnic table at the top. We took the golf tees and left a game.

Sep 3, 2005

Knob Cache

By: Just a Short Walk Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

Who was Knibb and why would anyone make a road straight up the side of a mountain? The answers are revealed in the Uvas Canyon Park brochure. Henry Knibb homesteaded a parcel in the area in 1891, and the Knob was named after him. The road, originally Bella Vista Road, was built by Dr. David Keinhorn, a Civil War veteran who had homsteaded a parcel within the park, near Summit Road. He wanted to avoid the circuitous route through Los Gatos to his home. We were camped at Uvas Canyon for the Labor Day weekend, and I got up early to make this hike. I saw a good sunrise on the way up, and found the cache by 7:15 am. I left turtle #61.

Enchanted Moss

By: johnnyb5 Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

We found the moss quite enchanting, and found the cache by using the GPSr, the hint, and wandering around a little. After this cache, we decided to head for the Gilroy Outlets to find more suitable hiking shoes for Mrs. B. Left Bytemobile turtle #62.

Contour Cache

By: Just a Short Walk Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

Mrs. B and I both got some new hiking shoes at the Gilroy Outlets, stopped for some wine tasting at Clos La Chance, then headed out to hide a couple caches along Alec Canyon. We made a short detour to find this cache before heading back to the campground for supper.

Rest Cache

By: Just a Short Walk Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

The campground was quiet and the light was dim when I headed out at 6:10 am. I got high enough to see the eastern horizon just before the sun came up. The sky was bright red and tried to take some pictures, but I fumbled with my camera too long, and the sun poked up above the Hamilton range. As others have said, the hint and pictures no longer apply, but the cache is close by and isn't hard to find. I left turtle #60.

Waterfall Cache

By: jmartine Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I got Mrs. B out of the trailer for this hike along the creek, which she enjoyed a lot, but found that her shoes wers lacking any tread. We found the cache using more hint than GPSr, and got it put back just before the next group of hikers came along. Thanks!

Sep 2, 2005

Sit On It

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I ran an errand for Mrs. B at lunchtime today, but stopped by here on the way. The attachment mechanism is in perfect working order.

Aug 31, 2005

Folie ā DeuX

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

I had a little trouble at every stage -- figuring out the theme, deriving the coordinates, then when it came to finding the cache, I had two sets of coordinates and tried out the wrong one first. Fortunately, they weren't far apart. I thought the cache location was quite interesting. I spent a little time there, taking it all in before heading back to work. Thanks!

Agnew Park

By: nielsenc Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I was in the area to do locate a puzzle cache, and decided to do one more before heading back to work. I got off to a bad start and it ended up taking a bit of time to find it, but all's well that ends well. Thanks!

Aug 27, 2005

Ferrosaurus

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

We were headed for some wine tasting at Obester Winery, but decided to make a quick stop at Spanish Town Shops. I turned the GPSr on as I got out of our vehicle, but remembered the hint and found the cache before the GPSr knew where it was. Mrs. Bytemobile said, "You have been doing this too long.", but I don't take credit for being much of a searcher. Thanks!

Aug 26, 2005

Where's Muriel?

By: santacruztacean Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Other

I didn't spot Muriel on the first pass, but found her after reapproaching for a second look. I also spotted a friend's grandparents very close by.

Aug 21, 2005

Twinkletoes, Revised

By: The Groin (maintained by dBASED) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

By the way, I ran across what looked to be an older cache while searching for this one. It was probably a few hundred yards upstream, on a rock shelf not far from the river. It was the bottom half of a Rubbermaid container, with a few trinkets, some stickers, and an Altoids can containing a pair of earplugs. Everything was very weather-worn.

The Broken Ship

By: mayela mingi Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

We were camped at Seacliff, and I went for a Santa Cruz caching tour on Friday afternoon, and a hike through Henry Cowell Redwoods on Saturday. I saved this cache for last, but had to e-mail the owner for help when I couldn't find it. My coordinates were good, but I just didn't have the right perspective to see the cache. And the cache is very visible when viewed from the right angle. Thanks!

Aug 20, 2005

State Park Treasure

By: Chickasaw of ynots4 Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Large

I think this cache deserves its difficulty stars. Yes, I read all the hints, and read them several times. The first was of some help because it told me I was in the right area, but it made me worry that the cache was gone because it was not in the immediate area. I wasn't able to make any use of the second hint. I thought the third hint was anti-helpful because it had me looking up in the trees, and looking for ropes. I left turtle #56.

Uncle Greasy

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

My great uncle Alec was a real character. I remember him with a cigar in his mouth and a smile on his face. He was a farmer and I spent one summer loading and unloading crates of cabbage for him as we made the rounds to the local grocery stores. I left turtle #57. Thanks!

Big 'Ole Steps

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

I have a Garmin 60cs, and didn't have the trouble that WOW and Nazgul reported. Maybe my satellites were aligned today. I left turtle #55. Thanks!

Black Box

By: The Zenone Family Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

Yes, Pastor Griz, and sometimes it is better to trust the GPS, and not worry that the coordinates are wrong and try to find it with the clues. There are a couple trail intersections up here, and I assumed my coordinates were off, and I started using the clues. I finally followed the GPSr and found the cache. We were camped at the beach this weekend, and I remembered to bring my folder of solved puzzles. I was able to combine this cache with a few others to make a nice loop hike.

I left turtle #58. Thanks!

Winter Woods Stamp

By: Chickasaw and BuzzDude Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

I did the poem in the logbook option. It reflects my mood at the time, which was not great. I had wet feet from a river crossing, and a growling stomach. I started off on the the wrong little trail on the wrong side of the road, but eventually figured it all out. Thanks!

Twinkletoes, Revised

By: The Groin (maintained by dBASED) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

I made this one at least twice as tough as it should have been. My GPSr sent me half way up a very steep hillside, then I came back down to the river, and finally found it by looking for a good swimming hole. My GPSr read about 350 feet off at the cache site. Here are my coordinates for the landmark mentioned in the hint: N 37 00.966 W 122 03.067. I left turtle #59. Thanks!

Aug 19, 2005

Seek the Light

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

I really appreciated the hint, after climbing all over the rocks for the cache across the way. I left Bytemobile turtle #54.

Cache is Clay

By: The Saints Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I was back in this area looking for a cache once before. This time I had to wander around a bit, but finally got the right angle and spotted it. Thanks!

Bird's Eye View

By: Team Wolfie Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

This was a nice easy find after climbing all over the rocks for the last one. It was a great day to be along the coast, and lots of other folks thought so too. I left Bytemobile turtle #53.

Time 4 U 2 Find It

By: mamoran Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I was out for a couple hours of caching after setting up camp at Seacliff State Beach. I had some trouble with this one, and was climbing all over the rocks. I wouldn't take the hint too literally. I just turned over rocks until I found it. I left Bytemobile turtle #52.

Ship Ahoy!

By: Xena Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

We were camping at Seacliff State Beach, and I was out doing a little caching this afternoon. I have been to the harbor area once before, but never had a tour quite this complete. I wish I had brought my bike along. I think I spent more time finding the washer than I did the final cache. Thanks!

Sunny Cache

By: CrisandBee Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

We set up camp at Seacliff State Beach, and I headed out for a couple hours of geocaching. This was my first stop, and I got lucky with a nearby parking spot. Thanks!

Aug 17, 2005

A Kodak Moment

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

This was my last evening before heading back to California, so I wanted to hit a few caches. This was my first stop. I was thankful for the hint since there were lots of places to search.

Show Me A Sign

By: DiscGolfer Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I was here on a Saturday in January, but the guardian of the cache was parked in his truck directly across from the cache, so I just kept rolling. It was a quick find this evening. Good thing I got rid of my travel bugs last night. I have seen nothing but micros tonight. Thanks!

American Male

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

This was a very busy area this evening. I had a look at the memorials, then settled on a nearby bench while my GPSr settled. I read the hint, then made for the cache. There was a family camped on the next bench over, but I doubt if they saw what I was up to. Thanks!

Gull Island View

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

I stopped by here in January and couldn't find it. After finding a few of this type tonight, I guess I'm better at it. This is certainly a different place in the summertime. The nearby restaurant was packed, and the parking lot was full. I was the only car here in January. Thanks!

Welcome To Point Pleasant Beach

By: DiscGolfer Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I pretty much knew what to look for, but it still took a while since there are lots of potential hiding places. The traffic was a bit heavy here tonight. Thanks!

Lake Of The Lillies

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

There was no one around this evening, so I just nosed around till I spotted it. Thanks!

Lost But Not Forgotten

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

I stopped here just after the sun went down and it was starting to get dark. A couple fishermen were camped near the cache, and an ice chest with a couple fish was directly in front of it (didn't know that for sure at the time). I decided to have dinner at the Shrimp Box, and came back with a flashlight after dinner. There were kids running around and at least one fisherman left, but the area in front of the cache was clear and I found it quickly. That's it for this trip -- back to California in the morning. Thanks!

Aug 16, 2005

Luker Warm

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

Staying in Toms River for a couple nights on business, I wanted to find a spot to drop some travel bugs from California. After working a long day it's tough to find an ammo can in the woods, and a micro wouldn't do, but this cache fit the bill. Thanks!

Aug 13, 2005

Take me out to the...

By: cyan_blue Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

Last week I had a look at a couple puzzles in Pacifica since were going to be camped at Half Moon Bay. This one was fairly straightforward and so was the find. Thanks!

Li'l Stickers

By: cyan_blue, cortneyofeden and emmett_the_sane Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

I normally take forever to find this type of cache -- I prefer them to be large and painted bright colors SMILIE. I followed a little cacher trail, and it led to the right spot. Thanks!

Kathy's Cause

By: TBD & D Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I looked for stage one for a couple minutes, then decided to brute-force stage two, and found it without too much trouble. I used the corrected coordinates for the last stage, but initially zeroed in on the wrong tree. The cache is a little exposed and I tried to cover it a little better. Thanks!

Top Bead

By: TBD & D Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

We were camped at Half Moon Bay for the weekend, and decided to make a caching run to Pacifica to while away a couple hours. Thanks!

Bead Jewelry Above the Valley

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

I took the cyan_blue tour of Pacifica today. It was a bit overcast and cool, but I guess that's normal. Thanks!

Skyline Overlook

By: cyan_blue Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

This was my fourth cyan_blue cache on a little run through Pacifica. I was hoping the cache would be by a readily distinguishable landmark, but you just have to poke around till you find it. Thanks!

Play Ball!

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

This turned out to be a quick stop. I parked quite close to the cache. I glanced at the cache description and hoped I was looking for a very large and brightly colored Flamingo. That wasn't the case, but I found the cache fairly quickly anyway. Thanks!

Aug 12, 2005

High and Dry

By: Woof! Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

Ah, my favorite cache color. It took a couple minutes to find the right approach, but I found it and made it to the cache. Thanks!

Gazos Creek

By: rightseatsis Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I just finished a long hike at Butano, and saw that this cache was just around the corner. I almost turned around when I hit all the new asphalt patches on the road, but I guess the stuff will wash off with a little solvent. Thanks!

Candelabra

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

The trail was a bit weedy early on, but turned out to be fairly nice most of the way. I had a look at the candelabra, found the cache, and headed back to my loop around the park. Thanks!

Escape

By: Woof! Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Small

I found a somewhat reasonable way down to the creek. I think that claiming that there is a trail along the upper reaches of the creek is glorifying it beyond what it deserves. I had sporadic GPSr reception, passed the cache area, then turned around and headed back up to find it. I think it would have been pretty much impossible for me without the brightly colored marker. Thanks!

Buckle up!

By: Gil-galad Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

This is a very strange area, with the old concrete foundations, the fancy steel fence, railroad track, and a little log cabin being built on the slope above. The guy was out hammering on the cabin today, so I was a little self conscious wandering around looking for the cache. I wandered quite a bit before finding the cache since the GPSr reception is a bit iffy here. Thanks for the ride. Now I have to wash my vehicle.

Oat Bun

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

This cache is in quite good shape for having been here for four years. I guess it must have been replaced at some point. This was on the early portion of a long loop around the park today. Thanks!

Butano Creek

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

This was the last cache for me in a big loop around the park. I went down to the creek too soon, read the cache description and hints, and got back on the trail and found the bridge, then the cache. Thanks!

Take a Bite

By: Woof! Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

This was my first find of the day. My GPSr wasn't especially close, but the cache stood out well enough that it wasn't much trouble to find. I think we should have a standard cache color -- my choice would be orange SMILIE.

Piece of Cake

By: Woof! Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

My GPSr wasn't spot-on, so I investigated a couple other possibilities before finding the cache, so it was not quite a piece of cake. Thanks!

Mystery Trail

By: Woof! Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

While I was signing the cache log, John rolled up on his motorcycle. He asked if I needed any help, and we chatted a bit. He lives close by and he evidently doesn't get hassled for riding here. He said that next weekend, a bunch of horses will be charging up the "Mystery Trail" on an annual 100 mile race.

Olmost Heaven

By: Woof! Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

This is a nice spot, but the bench was in full sun and it was beginning to warm up, so I just took a short break, signed the log, and trudged on. Thanks!

A.L.F.

By: Woof! Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

I doubt if many planes land here anymore, with an antenna on the runway, and lots of deep water-worn grooves. It is an interesting spot to visit, though. Thanks!

Quite Appeeling

By: Woof! Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

I thought this might be difficult from reading the past logs, so I had a look at my watch as I arrived. I tried the cache coordinates, then tried the other two posted coordinates. A ranger drove up and I chatted with him a little bit. He asked if I had seen any Piliated Woodpeckers. When I said I didn't think I could identify one, he said they sound like this "kuk kuk keekeekeekeekeekeekuk kuk". I guess he was out looking for them.

I finally wandered a bit further afiel d and found the cache. I thought I would post my own version of the coordinates, but after watching the numbers settle down, they suddenly jumped, so I knew my coordinates wouldn't be any better than those that have alrea dy been posted. I ended up spending about 30 minutes here, but it gave my t-shirt some time to dry after being soaked with sweat.

Unknown Alien Cache

By: ProTechCC Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

I thought I heard the mothership landing as I approached the cache, but it turned out to be a Terra-based airliner. I couldn't resist the Kealia and Hula Bum "G" signature item. I left a Marky & Joanie smashed penny.

Going Gazos

By: Woof! Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

I didn't see any bees here. In fact, I didn't remember the previous logs, and wasn't even on the lookout. I dug into my pack for a Bytemobile turtle, and was disgusted to find that I had left them in the car. It was still early in the day, so I decided to head on out to Candelabra.

Where Water Comes From

By: Woof! Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Micro

I took a quick look where I zeroed out, then read the cache description. I didn't see any trail junction so I walked on about 70 feet and saw the junction with Indian Trail. Now I was confused because the description said Canyon Trail. I headed back to my zero point, looked a little closer and found the cache. The coordates were spot-on for me, which is a good thing for this type of hide. To head for the next cache, it looked like I had the choice between a wide road in the full sun that headed steeply upward and a level path through the woods. This was not a hard choice. I found a nice place to eat my sandwich along Indian
Trail next to the creek.

Aug 10, 2005

Aerial Boundaries - Formerly: Jumping Poles

By: SlumDweller Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I made a lunchtime run for a couple caches. This is a nice park, and was fairly quiet today. Thanks!

COMMANDO BIRD! Woodland Headquarters

By: chick-n-rock Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I headed out for a couple lunchtime caches today. This made a nice stop, and didn't take me too long to spot it. Thanks!

Aug 9, 2005

Columbian Mammoths of the Guadalupe River Basin

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

I finally made it out to see the dig today at lunchtime. The fencing was still up and there was a canopy and table with a few flyers about Columbian Mammouths, but the bones are gone. I guess they will scout the area a little more, then close up shop.

Well, well, well. What have we here?

By: O_Chemist (adopted by SGT Stitches) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Micro

This turned out fine for a lunchtime cache. I picked up a well-beaten trail about a quarter mile from the cache, and didn't pick up too many burrs. There was no trouble at all keeping dry today. Thanks!

Aug 7, 2005

A Princess of Marsh

By: VyCache Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

Mrs. Bytemobile is an avid watcher of birds, so this made a nice stop. We flushed a mother quail as we were walking along, and had a look at her tiny chicks. We also had our fill of blackberries, which are just coming into season along the trail. Thanks!

Frankley insane dude

By: Frankly Insane Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

We were up from the San Jose area for a wedding, and with a few hours to kill, we took a little caching tour. I left Bytemobile turtle #47. Thanks!

Even Moa Dunes

By: VyCache Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

Mrs. Bytemobile and I weren't really dressed for hiking the dunes. We were killing time before a wedding this afternoon. While I wandered around and beat the bushes, Mrs. Bytemobile stayed near the zero point and found the cache. Thanks!

Beach Bum

By: tvcook1 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

Mrs. Bytemobile and I were here from the San Jose area and killing some time before a wedding this afternoon. This one was easy for us because we parked about 30 feet away. Thanks!

Guilin Mountains

By: haicoole Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

Mrs. Bytemobile and I were in the area to attend a wedding, and decided to do a little geocache touring before the ceremony. This one took us to an interesting spot in Arcata. Thanks!

Aug 6, 2005

Right on Target

By: Joe and Ed Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

Mrs. Bytemobile and I were up here for a wedding this weekend, and did a little caching to get acquainted with the area. This is a surprising nice area back here. Thanks!

Woodley Island Stroll

By: Joe and Ed* Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

Mrs. Bytemobile and I were up for a wedding this weekend, and could see the island from our window. This cache was a good excuse to come over and see the marina. I left Bytemobile turtle #46.

A very unique garden

By: Uncle Al Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

Mrs. Bytemobile and I got an early start this morning and rolled into Eureka in the early afternoon. It was too early to check into our B & B, so I suggested that we take a little tour and do some caches. This was the first stop and it took us to the interesting old town area. Thanks!

Birders Casserole

By: ouzels-r-we Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

The black berries are just starting to come on, and we ate our fill on the way to the cache. We weren't really dressed for hiking, but we did just fine except for a little dust on our shoes. Thanks!

Harbor Haven Cache

By: NCFLYERS - The Double J's of Fortuna, CA Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

Before we came up here this weekend from the San Jose area for a wedding, I checked out a few caches. This one sounded interesting, so I made sure we got on the road early so we would be up here before 5 pm. We made it in plenty of time, and took a nice caching tour of the area. We were impressed by the whole building and the view. Thanks!

Jul 31, 2005

Once a Spur

By: TeamSpider3 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

This is an interesting spot and deserves a cache. Not much traffic here on a Sunday morning. I took a Bob's 94 Jeep button and left Bytemobile turtle #42.

Flickenger Duex

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

To make my afternoon complete, I needed a GeoBrowns find, and this fit the bill nicely. The park was pretty busy with a couple picnics going on, but I found the cache quickly and didn't attract any attention. Thanks!

Pinewood Post

By: TeamSpider3 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I parked in front, found the cache, then headed back to the air conditioned comfort of my vehicle. Thanks!

Brooktree

By: DuckeyLee and Rocket Girl Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I zeroed right in on the right area, but it still took a couple times around to spot it. Thanks!

Frito-Lay Passageway

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

There was no one around on a Sunday morning, and that made it easier to find the clever cache. Thanks!

Once a Road

By: TeamSpider3 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

This hide works surprisingly well. I didn't spot it until I was right on top of it. I left Bytemobile turtle #43.

Once a Fence

By: TeamSpider3 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I parked below, hiked up the little hill, and the cache hiding spot was the first thing I was drawn to. Thanks!

Morning Run #3 - Hydrogen Warning

By: Kenny162 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Micro

I wasn't sure where to park, but I started near Tasman, pulled out my bike, and made a loop from there. Thanks!

Morning Run #2 - Levee Oasis

By: Kenny162 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

This was the third stop for me on a loop that began at Tasman. I left Bytemobile turtle #41.

Morning Run #1 - Creek Trolley

By: Kenny162 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

This was my second stop. I wasn't sure how to get over there as I approached, but it turned out to be easy. Thanks!

Off Target

By: Rocket Girl and Duckeylee Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I parked next to it to give myself a little privacy. After looking things over, I decided where it must be and made the grab. Thanks!

Target Too

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I was not expecting this from Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee. I got lucky, though, and found it by feel in my second swipe around the area. Thanks!

In Around the Park

By: Kenny162 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I enjoyed the artwork, then plunked down and found the cache. Thanks!

Tea for Four

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

I'm not much of a tea drinker, but it looks like a nice place. Thanks!

How Dry I am

By: Team feline Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

The cache is relatively exposed, but it still took me a while to spot it. I left Bytemobile turtle #44.

Ginger Peach

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

This was a quick stop and an easy find on a Sunday morning tour of N. San Jose / Milpitas. Thanks!

"Media"

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

I recently discovered that our weekly pickup of yard waste specifically excludes debris from this kind of tree -- I'm not sure why, other than they are a little rough on the fingers. I left Bytemobile turtle #45.

Milpitas Station

By: Stacy & Jerry; Adopted by cachbefound Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

My GPSr seemed to be erratic here, and took me around in circles, but I finally located the cache. Several race fans were headed to the station as I looked for the cache.

Jul 28, 2005

Mondo's Bug Hotel

By: Mondou2 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I was in Denver on a short business trip, and convinced my co-worker to make a quick stop before checking in at the hotel. Unfortunately, I left the travel bug I was planning to bring at home, along with my flashlight. Finding the cache was a little tricking using the car headlights, but we finally found it. TNLNSL. Thanks!

Jul 24, 2005

800

By: Thefogheads Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I parked on the street and made this a very short bike ride since I was short on time this morning. I left Bytemobile turtle #40. Thanks!

can-hank-erous

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

I stopped by early on a Sunday morning. I guess the one just down the path from here must be archived. Thanks!

What? No Cache!

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

I had a good look around, but couldn't spot anything that drew my attention.

Jul 23, 2005

Happy Birthday Joani!

By: mfc61 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Found with the GeoDiamonds as we were leaving the birthday bash. It was conveniently on the way to our car. Thanks!

July Birthday Bash

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

We had a great time and enjoyed some great food.

Jul 22, 2005

John Franks Park

By: 50sumtin Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This is not your ordinary micro. It is a work of art by a craftsman. I enjoyed it!

Santa Cruz Mission Plaza II

By: 50sumtin Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I was on the 50sumtin Santa Cruz tour this afternoon, and stopped by for this one. I don't think I have been in this neighborhood before. I left Bytemobile turtle #35. Thanks!

Carbonera Creek Cache

By: 50sumtin Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I had just found my first 50sumtin cache at John Franks Park, so I had an idea what to expect. I didn't go looking for trolls, but found the cache fairly quickly after the muggles cleared out. Thanks!

Benchmark 941 3745 TIDAL 4

By: 50sumtin Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I didn't spend any quarters on parking. I was in a large vehicle, and I just parked a ways away in a free spot and hiked up. I managed to spot the cache before the benchmark. Thanks!

Santa Cruz Natural History Museum

By: 50sumtin Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I came by in the early afternoon, but nobody was back here, so I was able to do a thorough search and came up with it after a short search. Thanks!

Neo Lodato

By: Tabby of ynots4 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

I had a bad time of it on this one. According to my GPSr I seemed to be within about 60 feet of the cache and I figured that the inaccuracy was due to the tree cover and hillsides. I searched for at least a half hour, then finally headed up a little trail and spotted another trail, parallel to the trail I had been on, just further up the hillside. Once I was on the right trail, the cache was a piece of cake. I left Bytemobile turtle #36. Thanks!

Top of the Incline

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

After stopping by to see the troll, and hiking out to Pancakes, I rode my bike to the bottom of the incline. I pushed my bike up the incline once before, and decided to park it this time and hike up. (Wouldn't Bottom of the Incline have made just as good a cache?) Anyway, I made it up, found the cache, then the mosquitos jumped me. I made my trades in a hurry. I left Bytemobile turtle #34 and a 2005 Yosemite key ring that I bought in the Yosemite general store. I took one of the two travel bugs and the 2005 Santa Cruz County Geocachers coin. Thanks for the workout!

Nisene Troll

By: Sgt Stitches and Lt Happy Camper Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

I parked at 8 am and rode here shortly after. I locked my bike to the bench for the hike out to Pancakes. Left Bytemobile turtle #32. Thanks!

Benchmark Q 1455

By: 50sumtin Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I decided to make one last stop on my 50sumtin tour before heading over the hill. I don't think I have been on Disk Drive before. Thanks!

Withrow Park

By: The Saints Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I stopped by after a bike ride and hike in Nissene Marks this morning. I took out my PB & J sandwich and had a bit of lunch before finding the cache. Thanks!

"To Honor Surfers"

By: 50sumtin & Pink Static Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

There were certainly lots of folks here this afternoon, but this one is easy to grab without attracting much attention. Not a bad day to be caching along the coast!

Where's the Pancakes?

By: < FONT COLOR="RED" > < B > Kealia < /B > < /F Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

I was just a short way up the Bridge Creek trail when a couple knuckleheads on mountain bikes came up behind me. I asked where they were going, and they said they were headed to Sand Point Overlook. I suggested they would have a better time of it on the road, and explained that it was just a short way back and over the bridge. I also said that bikes weren't allowed on this trail. That seemed to seal the deal. They said they would file that away for next time, and headed on up the trail. I was hoping for a nice hike and a Kealia shot glass, but it turns out I only got the nice hike. Magnolia Queen and Nico were by on July 9 and traded for the shot glass. They were nice enough to write all about it in the log.

I don't believe the JunglePete travel bug was in the cache.

I was ab le to get some GPSr reception as I approached the site, and at the site I had a reading of about 100 feet away, but that matters little. As other finders have said, you can leave the GPSr in the car for this one.

The hike was not too bad. I parked at 8 am, left my bike with the troll, and was her e a little after 9 am.

Digital Fortress

By: Sgt Stitches Difficulty: 4.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I came over the hill for a hike at Nissene Marks today, but brought along a couple other things to do before heading back over the hill. This is not a bad place to be on a warm day. Thanks for the puzzle!

Beauty of Waterfalls

By: GeoTrout & AngelEyes76 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Virtual

I hiked out to Maple Falls, which is deep into Nissene Marks State Park. The trail is quite beautiful as it heads through the redwoods and cris-crosses Bridge Creek.

Echo Lodato

By: Team Crush Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

This was certainly an easy hike from the Neo Lodato cache. I had a bad time of it searching for the cache, though. After going up and down the hillside and into the bushes, I finally read the past logs on my Palm, plugged in budd-rdc's coordinates, and headed for the cache, which is in a much nicer place than where I was looking. I left Bytemobile turtle #37. Thanks!

Jul 20, 2005

Friday Night, Behind the Shed

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

I had no idea about the theme when this first came out. It was on the first page of unfound caches closest to home, so I had another look at it last night and managed to google my way to an answer using the hints. Both I and my sons were unfamiliar with this. I found no definitive ordering on the net, but managed anyway. The shed door was open and it was in use when I drove up this evening, but he soon went about his business and I went about mine. Thanks!

The Man in the Middle

By: trode Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I initially had no idea where to start on this cache, and discussed it with zapboy at the Roaring Camp event. She mentioned a detail about the cache owner that helped with the theme, then the hints got me on track to a solution. I stopped by for a quick find at lunchtime today. Thanks!

Jul 19, 2005

Space Cowgirls

By: Space Cowgirl CaliSeaStar Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I stopped by once before and didn't find it. Today I left the GPSr in the car and had no trouble, except for one thorn. I left Bytemobile turtle #31. Thanks!

Ultimate Battleship: WW3

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

I saw this on my first page of unfounds last night, and gave it a shot. I stopped by on my way home and found it the first place I looked. While I was logging a lady asked my if she could help me, but I declined and she soon gave up on me. Thanks!

Mainline weaving operations

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

I'm not a big fan of evil hides, and I tend to lose interest after about 10 minutes or so, but this has been the unfound cache closest to work for a while, so I decided to have another look at lunchtime. I lost the coordinates long ago, so I just headed out for a walk with my earphones on and the GPSr in the car. I touched the cache in about the third place I looked, just before my attention span expired. Thanks!

Jul 18, 2005

Impasse

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

This was about the length of my normal lunchtime walk, but had the bonuses of a cool breeze and some wildlife viewing. Like some of the other finders, I had trouble taking the last step to the solution, but in retrospect, it should have been about the second thing to try. Thanks for the entertainment!

The Lost Telegram

By: The Petoskey Stones Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

For a long time the only idea I had about the theme was a mistaken one. I finally googled the right combination of words, and was surprised at the result. This is a topic I was quite familiar with, going all the way back to my high school days. There was no mud today, but got a little dust on my shoes. Beautifully presented puzzle!

Jul 17, 2005

Vote for Senator

By: STP Ron Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

My favorite trail would be a cool damp one through the deep woods. I was out voted by the number of cars at the trailhead this morning. At 7:45 am (15 min. before the park officially opens) there were cars parked on both sides of the street for a couple blocks in both directions. Thanks for the nice multi.

Hey We Did It!

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

Now that there is a new trail, it would be nice to have a new map that showed the trail. I didn't have too much trouble figuring out where to go, though. Thanks!

Virus Alpha 5

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

I homed in on the wrong spot at first, but eventually widened my search and spotted the cache. The temperature was beginning to heat up at mid morning, but there were lots of hikers, bikers, and riders on the trail.

SA02 (Nazgul Secret Trailhead #3)

By: Team Nazgul Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

My ExpertGPS map was inexpertly calibrated because it showed the cache quite a distance from Hicks Road. My GPSr didn't have a very good bead on the cache, so I just looked around a bit and found it.

Le Cache DeCon

By: Team Nazgul Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

This trail could use a little more traffic or a hiker with some clippers. Little arms of poison oak reach into the trail here and there along the way. I left Bytemobile turtle #30. Thanks!

Bring Me the Head of Tom Servo

By: Team Nazgul Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

My Garmin 60cs has a tendancy to claim it knows more than it really does about the current location. Sometimes that helps, but this time it sent me downstream, away from the cache. I eventually found it with a thorough search and the hint. I was glad I saved this hike for late morning, because it was still cool along the creek.

WOW! Look what I found.

By: ProTechCC Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Not chosen

My ExpertGPS calibratated map must not have been well calibrated because I headed down the wrong trail for this cache. Rather than retrace my steps to the junction, I applied some Tecnu and made my way through the poison oak. We'll see how that decision worked out in a day or two. Once I was on the right trail, the cache was easy, with no P.O. problems. Thanks!

Zone of Serenity

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

I tried to beat the heat up here this morning, and there were lots of other folks doing the same thing. I left Bytemobile turtle #28. Thanks!

Conjuction Junction

By: sammydee Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I think it is also rush hour at 9 am on a Sunday. I had to wait a couple times until the traffic cleared. On my way back down from here I spotted a Tarantula Hawk. I will upload a picture if any turned out. He kept moving, so the pictures are probably blurry.

Dam Hicks! (Nazgul Secret Trailhead #2)

By: Team Nazgul Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I really liked the design of this cache. I stopped by again on my way out just to study the details of how it was made. Thanks!

Jul 16, 2005

Parker Ranch Trail (Nazgul Secret Trailhead #4)

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

Now this is what I call a secret trailhead. Even after I stopped, I didn't spot it immediately. Thanks!

July Birthday Bash

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

I planning to be there with Mrs. Bytemobile. Dropped "This one's for Marky!" travel bug.

Fremont Older Shelter

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

I was inspired by CTomGeo's log to give this a try on my bike. It worked out great even though I ended up pushing it up a few steep parts. I went to the top of the shelter to let my GPSr settle down, and that worked out well too. I left Bytemobile turtle #26. Thanks!

Don't Drink and Ride

By: Sharkz Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I took and eary morning drive though Stevens Canyon, and made a quick stop here. I scored a clear Echo token, which made two pairs for me. Thanks!

Hillside Destruction

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

Easy drive-up on a Saturday morning. I left Bytemobile turtle #27.

LOOKY -LOO ""--- > ""--- >

By: bobs94jeep Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

Nobody here yet this morning. The targets are cool. Thanks!

Wicked Cousins

By: 2blucats Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

At one time, I was putting quite a bit of effort into genealogy and visited the Family History Library in Salt Lake City a couple times. I haven't worked on it in a while, but enjoyed the puzzle. Thanks!

Jul 15, 2005

3 Cup

By: Tonton-Ca Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I was heading for a bike ride along the Los Gatos Creek Trail, but made a stop here first. Left Bytemobile turtle #15. Thanks!

Typha Latifolia

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

I was glad I did a little googling before leaving home. First, I was trying closer to the creek, but eventually homed in on the right spot. Thanks!

M & J Geobeads #3 - Signal the Frog

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

I collected a frog and summerandnana geocoin token #95. I left Bytemobile turtle #16. Thanks!

Half-way View

By: Tonton-Ca Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

The cable guy was working near here on my way up to Dwayne, so I stopped where he was parked on my way down. I left Bytemobile turtle #25. Thanks!

Secret Trailhead #20 - Campbell

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was a new trailhead for me. It also is a great access point for collecting frogs. Thanks!

M & J Geobeads #5 - Travelbug Memorial

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

I went on a bike ride this morning along Los Gatos Creek Trail, but that was in the other direction. I decided to drive and walk to this one. I took a bead and left Bytemobile turtle #20. Thanks!

M & J Geobeads #4 - USPC Stamp

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

I took a bead and a Frivalas/AngryPuppy checker and left Bytemobile turtle #18. Thanks!

A, W.Y.M.M?

By: Pinky B Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

I headed out early this morning, and had the place to myself except for the walkers and joggers. That made things fairly easy. I to a 2burbatious token and left Bytemobile turtle #14. Thanks!

St. James Park

By: St.Brendan Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I found a parking spot with 38 minutes left on the meter. I thought I would be able to make it, but there was an old fellow seated near where I wanted to search for the final. I finally sat across from him and tried to explain what I was up to, but he didn't say a word to me. Anyway, the cache ended up being a short distance away anyway. Time expired on my meter, but no ticket! Thanks!

looky-looky

By: bobs94jeep Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I had a peek, didn't see anything, then read WOW's log and peeked again. Thanks!

Toot Toot

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

I made a quick stop after collecting some geobeads along Los Gatos Creek. Thanks!

Corvus Corax

By: Cat & Bird Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

I've started doing a few puzzles again, and this one was closest to home. I headed out early this morning, and found it in the last place I looked. I left Bytemobile turtle #13. Thanks for the puzzle!

JET SET

By: bobs94jeep Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I got to watch a little business jet land while I signed the log. Thanks!

Undertow

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

A fellow needing a shave and carring a backpack came through from the other side just as I was about to head for the cache. He asked me the time and was on his way. I left Bytemobile turtle #22. Thanks!

Billys Box

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

This one took me a surprisingly long time to find, considering how little it is covered. I left Bytemobile turtle #17. Thanks!

SJC- 3 - Tale of Fox and Donner

By: nostrada, adopted fondly by Beckerbuns Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

The construction site was busy today. Thanks for the cache!

Wholesale Cache

By: Frivlas and OneAngryPuppy Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

Things were starting to get busy here a little befor 11 am, but had no trouble with the cache. I left Bytemobile turtle #21. Thanks!

Mominima

By: DuckeyLee and Rocket Girl Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

I had trouble initially, looking in the wrong kind of bushes, but I eventually figured it out. The nearby restrooms were a welcome site after caching through downtown San Jose. I left Bytemobile turtle #24. Thanks!

Dwayne

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

I didn't really get the hint, but I found the cache and enjoyed the view. Thanks!

One Year

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

I was out biking and collecting geobeads this morning, and this happened to be right down the path. I found it quickly with very little impact. Thanks!

Conventional Reasoning

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

Work is continuing on the bleachers across the street. I left Bytemobile turtle #23. Thanks!

Revenge of the Line

By: beckerbuns & friends Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I tried to make this one a little less visible. It looked like trash in the bushes. I guess they don't clean up around here that often. Thanks!

Airborne

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

I didn't zero out real close here, so I wandered around for a while, but eventually spotted it. Thanks!

Abby Normal?

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

I put 15 minutes on the parking meter, and found the first stage after a little wandering. The second stage was more of a challenge because of the nearby buildings, but I finally decided to look where I would have hidden it. Time was expired on my meter, but no ticket! Thanks!

Little San Francisco

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

Well, there are a few things that Little SF is missing compare to Big SF... You really need the right perspective to see the cache, and it took me a few minutes to get in position. Thanks!

Jul 14, 2005

Aix Sponsa

By: Cat & Bird Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

We have a wood duck on our mantle, carved by my father-in-law, and it is quite colorful. Found the cache quickly, then worked on signing. Thanks!

Words of Wisdom

By: Rogue Ramblers Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I found two choices for one of the digits, but it was obvious which was correct. This was on my way home tonight, and it didn't take long to find. Thanks!

Khachkar

By: 2blucats Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I finally decided to clear this mystery up on my way home tonight, and it turned out to be fairly straighforward. The log is still soggy. I probably should have left the container open a crack so it would dry out. Thanks!

Jul 13, 2005

Ingvar Kamprad's Pride & Joy

By: Beckerbuns, Nurse Dave & Boyz Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I was here once before, but the cache wasn't. I was in the area at lunchtime, and decided to make another stop. Thanks!

The Forgotten Flying Redwoods

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

I came by at lunchtime today and found the cache after a bit of poking around. My first attempt was months ago, and the directions left me with a large area of uncertainty. Today I used one of the waypoints from a previous finder, and was able to concentrate my search. Thanks!

Transitions

By: payakoi Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I came by a lunchtime today. The autoroute feature on my GPSr didn't have a clue about where to park for the park, but I eventually figured it out the old fashioned way -- by driving around. Thanks!

Jul 10, 2005

Tough

By: 2burbacious Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I looked around casually as I walked up, then sat down on a bench because someone was camped on another nearby bench. After pondering the hint for a while, I finally decided where the cache must be and made a quick grab, then back to the bench. Thanks!

Cheap (First Cache)

By: 2burbacious (adopted by not2b) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I was initially confused by the number of places that matched the hint, then I finally consulted the GPSr and homed in on the right one. I took a Team LegGoes chip, but couldn't fit a Bytemobile turtle in the cache.

A Real Looooong Walkway

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

I worked this one into my errand route this afternoon. Thanks!

Somewhere in Loehmann's Plaza

By: catomcat Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

It took me a little while, but I finally spotted it. I don't think the hint is strictly true anymore. Thanks!

Virginia Park Cache

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

On my first visit, months ago, I was confused by the hint since there are two of them here. This time, I knew the coordinates were right on, so I sat a while to let the GPSr home in, then concentrated my search and found it. Thanks!

Jul 9, 2005

Don't Reach Up

By: TeamSpider3 and escooby Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

There was some scrambling around ahead near the cache site, and I pulled out my Meade camera/binoculars. I saw a young bobcat up a tree and managed to get a shot before he scampered away. Unfortunately I wasn't that steady and the image is blurred a bit, but I am uploading it anyway. My route to the cache and back wasn't that well planned. I printed out an ExpertGPS map of the park trails and the cache, but left it at home. I left my new turtle sigitem #8.

UNO JUNIPER

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

This was a quick stop. Thanks!

Bone Tree

By: bullit Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Micro

I smelled the unmistakeable odor of rotting flesh as I came around a corner about 100 feet from the cache. I cautiously followed the smell, and as I came over a rise I saw a couple turkey vultures working on a fawn carcass. They gave me the evil eye and flew off. Then a loud sound overhead startled me and a third vulture took off from the trees above. I saw a herd of turkeys with lots of young ones not far from here on my way back.

Horse Tail

By: Rocket Girl and Duckey Lee Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

You provided some excellent advice for finding the cache. I dropped my first sigitem here, turtle #001.

Yosemite Passage

By: TeamSpider3 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I lived in Milpitas for about five years, 27 years ago, but I never really got around to look at the other neighborhoods. Thanks for the tour.

Dear Bowler, P.S.

By: DuckeyLee and Rocket Girl Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I was looking on the wrong side of the road until I read some of the previous logs, and figured out where it must be. I left my new turtle sigitem #12. Thanks!

Milpitas is going to the Dogs

By: Caching Casey Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I was the first one here this morning, and found this before heading up Monument Peak. The hide is not difficult, but I zeroed out about 20 feet away, so use a large radius for your search. Thanks!

End of Marsh Road

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

Since I was up here for Laguna Cache, I decided to come a little farther for this cache. The paint matching was perfect as usual!

Ben there, done that

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

As a veteran of serveral other GeoBrowns caches, I knew what I was looking for, and found it right off. Thanks!

The Legends of Milpitas

By: GeoBrowns Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

I haven't be in Milpitas much since I lived here 27 years ago, but I enjoyed the tour today. The final location took me a while, but finally found it in a logical spot. I left my new turtle sigitem #10.

A Cow's Eye View

By: Team feline Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

The cows were here and so was the cache, but it was well hidden about hoof level. I left my new turtle sigitem #9.

Hawk's Picnic

By: Marky & Fizzy Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

It was a fairly cool hike up here this morning, but the sky cleared about the time I got up to the cache. I sat here and watched about three hang gliders take off from the hill above. I took GeoWomyn_SF_CA card #34 and left my own new turtle sigitem #3.

Road to Adobe Closed

By: Team feline Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I stopped by on my way to a hike up Monument Peak this morning. Thanks!

LeChuck's Medusean Treasure

By: LeChuck Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

I looked in the obvious place and the first thing I found was a water bottle with a copy of this cache page, a dollar bill, a stick of gum, and a Bomboocha VIP card. This didn't seem to match up with the logs of the other finders, so I looked a little harder and found the cache. I took the fake cache and left my new turtle sigitem #4.

Silicon Valley View

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

I picked this morning to hike up here because there was some overcast that kept the temperature cool, at least until I got up to this cache about 9:30. I left my new turtle sigitem #002 here.

Ain't No Water Up Here

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

One of the vehicles that dropped off some hang gliders offered me a ride down, but I declined so I could grab this cache. Thanks!

Foul

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

I was heading for a hike up Monument Peak this morning, and stopped for a couple on the way. Nice idea!

Second Hand Rose

By: Stacy & Jerry Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

As I approached the cache site, I heard some thrashing in the brush, then "I found it!". I met geodiamond and saw the same tick he did -- after he pointed it out on my pant leg. I left Sami's Cruiser travel bug and my new turtle sigitem #6.

Laguna Cache

By: Stacy & Jerry Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

Stage 1 really deserved a cache since it is easy to miss otherwise. I circled for a while at stage two, but finally went in and uncovered the well hidden cache. I left my new turtle sigitem #7. Thanks!

Yellowstone Park

By: kablooey Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

This cache is doing well for being over three years old. I took the summerandnana token and left my new turtle sigitem #11.

Jul 8, 2005

Somewhere in Sunnyvale

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

I was nearby for a Mental Workout at lunchtime today, so I decided to have a look see. I looked methodically and found it without too much problem. Thanks!

You are sick - REALLY sick!

By: mfc61 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I left work a little earlier than I normally do, and had just enough time to find this cache and get home about the same time as my wife. Thanks!

Mental Workout

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

The sprinkler running at lunchtime today added a star of difficulty or so, but I got I eventually. Thanks!

BOP

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

I went out at lunchtime today and would have provided a new log, but the cache is somewhat customized, so I didn't attempt it. There is still room around the margins for signing, so I left it alone.

Jul 6, 2005

Yum

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

This is a great lunchtime cache -- the berries are really ripening fast. I had my fill and there are lots more. Thanks!

Jul 5, 2005

Maverick's Bluff

By: PisoMojado Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

The whole clan spent the weekend camped at Half Moon Bay. I solved this last week and brought the coordinates along. I finally got out here early this morning to find it, and had no trouble. Thanks!

Jul 3, 2005

Finnegan's Rainbow

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

We were headed to Purisima Creek Redwoods for a hike this morning, and made this our first stop. Thanks!

Semi-Secret Trailhead

By: Woof! Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

We appreciated the trailhead coordinates since we were heading out for a hike I was carrying a 2005 white Jeep travel bug with me, and decided to drop it at our turn-around point for the hike. Thanks!

Saluting General

By: woggs1 Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

The trail from Bald Knob was a little disappointing in terms of weeds and sun exposure, but the destination was a nice payoff and there were some nice wildflowers along the way. We checked for ticks a couple times after walking through the weedy spots, but didn't find any. I decided to drop the 2005 white Jeep travel bug here, so whoever picks it up will have earned it. I picked it up at the Roaring Camp picnic last weekend. Thanks!

Kings Mountain

By: Skyline & Shane Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

We were headed for a hike at Purisima Creek Redwoods, but made a stop here first. The GPSr wandered a bit and so did we, but found it without too much problem. Shot pictures of my niece and myself, and looked through the developed pictures in the cache. Thanks!

Pure Quality Bald Knob

By: Ruprex and Ruprex's Girl (adopted by mjp303) Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

This was a pretty nice hike with son and niece today. I read the description and hint while son quickly homed in on the cache. The cache was fairly full, but we didn't make any exchanges. Thanks!

Semiprecious Park

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

I got my son and niece to come for a hike with me today. My son retrieved and replaced the cache, which made things easy. Took the Sami Cruiser travel bug, and left the Sondad Surf #1 travel bug. Thanks!

Jul 2, 2005

Farallone Marker

By: Team feline Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

Wirebndr and I took the gradual steady climb up the old Pacifica-Montara Road from McNee Ranch. The marine layer was pretty heavy today so seeing the Farallones was out of the question, but we could see Pacifica and Montara just fine. The wind was a bit of a problem in the exposed areas though. Took the Sondad travel bug, and will move it along tomorrow. Thanks!

Hidden Bunker

By: TeamTrouble Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

We were camped at Half Moon Bay for the weekend, and I got brother-in-law Wirebndr to come for a hike with me. We went up the old Montara-Pacifica Road, which is a gradual, steady climb. We really appreciated the log by B & N64 that explains the site, and without it we would have missed the second bunker. I zeroed out close the the cache and Wirebndr made the find. Long pants and Tecnu are recommended for this cache. Thanks!

Jul 1, 2005

Beyond The End

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

We pulled in to the campground about noon for the long holiday weekend. After lunch, I got my father-in-law and his dog to go for a walk with me. We sat on the bench, read the cache description, then found it. It was not a bad day at the beach -- a lot cooler than the other side of the hill. Thanks!

Bridges of San-star Counties

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

We were headed for the campground at Half Moon Bay, but first Mrs. Bytemobile had a meeting to attend at Stanford. I parked the trailer at Stanford Shopping Center to wait, and was able to grab this cache with a short walk. Thanks!

Jun 26, 2005

The People Zone III + A Walkway

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

Mrs. Bytemobile and I were driving in the area, and I convinced her to stop for one geocache. I didn't get the math, but found the cache without too much trouble. Thanks!

Jun 25, 2005

Venor Infernus Sempervirons

By: Kealia & Hula Bum Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

I had a great time and Mrs. Bytemobile enjoyed the day as well. I saw my first while jeep travel bug here, when Marky handed it to me. We missed the raffle while we were out caching, and Marky saved some prizes for the absentees. Thanks for a great event!

Deer John,

By: The Saints Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

Found with Mrs. Bytemobile at the Roaring Camp Event. We thought the paved road would more likely be called a fire road than the road that ends at the picnic area, so we wandered out of our way, but we finally found the trailhead and followed it around to the cache. Thanks!

Assume Nothing #8

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

This is probably the first one of the series that gave me no trouble. The cache was the first thing I touched. Lots of traffic on the trail this morning, but fortunately there is a little privacy. Thanks!

Duck,Duck,Goose!

By: The Saints Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

We were treated to the sight of an egret stalking prey on our way in to the event, then watched the ducks and geese later on. Thanks!

Jane Doe

By: The Saints Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

Mrs. Bytemobile had command of the GPSr, so I can blame her for the fact that we were looking around inside the barn, but she redeemed herself by finally finding the cache. Thanks!

Assume Nothing #9- Ivy Hide

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

My GPSr wasn't right on this one, so I wandered quite a while before I saw anything interesting, then there is was!

Bizarre, vous avez dit bizarre?

By: mfc61 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I had some errands to run this morning, and this stop fit right into my route. Thanks!

JCF

By: Sgt Stitches Difficulty: 5.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I knew approximately where we were headed based on a map I printed ahead of time, but I lost GPS reception before I got there. We went down to the river, got the GPS synced up, figured out the hint, and headed for the cache. We listened to the ranger give her little talk, and she gave us a little help with what level to look for the cache. Thanks!

Bait (Hidden Walkways II)

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

I knew about this walkway, and have used it at least once before. It was convenient this morning for Assume Nothing #8. Thanks!

Bigfoot Sighting

By: The Zenone Family Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Large

We were in the area for the Roaring Camp geocacher event, so we decided to hit this on our way home. The info was pretty straightforward to gather, and our GPSr autorouted us to the right spot. Thanks for setting up another quality cache!

Jun 23, 2005

Slow Down!

By: Boulter (adopted by AlphaRomero) Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Nicely done! I came out at lunchtime, and it took me a while before I was in the right place to see it, but once I was there, it was an easy find.

Jun 22, 2005

Proposal Point

By: RodnSon Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I came by at lunchtime and the lake was full of sailboards and sailboats. The First Class travel bug I picked up in the Sierras fit perfectly in the cache, so I left that and took the Canada geocoin. (Bullit logged that he came by and swapped the Canada geocoin for the WA coin.)

Jun 19, 2005

Huntington Lake Vista

By: FFtoolman & SLOFolks Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I stopped by on the way home from a backpacking trip with my two sons. Kaiser Pass Road just opened up last week and our original plan for hiking to Upper Twin Lake had to be modified because the snow was still pretty solid around that area. We had a good time, though, and had a great clear view of Huntington from the cache site. The cache was in great shape, and I took the Fir st Class travel bug since I figured it had been here a while.

Jun 17, 2005

Mini Bags

By: crew416 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

The clerk at this establishment looked like he would have a lonely day. Found the cache without much problem. Thanks!

Cache Withdrawal

By: crew416 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I made a quick run around Clovis early Friday morning before heading up to Huntington Lake for a backpacking trip. Thanks!

Chronicle This

By: AngelBaby7 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Found this on a quick tour of Clovis before heading up to the Sierras on Friday morning. Thanks!

Fly Like an Eagle

By: jake4729 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

The only folks about this morning were the gardeners, waiting for us to move our vehicle so they could finish blowing the parking lot. Thanks!

It's A Way Of Life

By: Pilgrim, Rhubarb, & Sweet Pea Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

My two sons and I have a tradition going now for two years that we meet at the Best Western in Clovis on the Thursday night before Fathers Day, and head up for a weekend of backpacking in the Sierras on Friday morning. Before heading out, I got one son to join me in a little tour of Clovis geocaches. This one was within walking distance, and was the best of the ones we did. Thanks for setting this one up!

Jun 15, 2005

Bottom's Up

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was the end of my Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee lunchtime tour. It took me by a big apricot orchard that is apparently ready for harvest. Thanks!

Cars and Carrots

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I wasn't in the market for carrot or cars at lunchtime today, bit a little drive around for a few caches was nice. Thanks!

Mary Washington Cache

By: L-grl Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This was a piece of cake at lunchtime today. The solid line of parked cars provides some privacy for accessing the cache.

Now That's Funny

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

No one around, and it was an easy lunchtime grab. Thanks!

Jun 14, 2005

Hungering For A Cache

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

I already had lunch, but was indeed hungering for a cache, so I stopped by. Thanks!

Don't Go There To Get There

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I also violated the ordinance both coming and going since the nearby lot was full at lunchtime.

Sunnyvale Gold Rush

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

I was out on my lunch hour today, and this was close enough to my route that I decided to stop by. Thanks!

My Meridian

By: Wintertime Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I won't admit how many times I have been by to look for this one, but it wasn't so hard today. I just moved a few leaves aside, and there it was. Thanks!

Jun 12, 2005

Coyote Bike Trail Homestead II

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

This was my first bike ride on the Coyote Creek trail, and this was my first find of the day. Thanks!

The Roar of 101 not Coyote Creek

By: garyhenry Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was my first ride on the Coyote Creek trail, and this was the first cache that I didn't have to go wandering off in the weeds for. Thanks!

Take a Break

By: garyhenry Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

There was already a father and kid taking a break, but the cache was far enough away that I didn't bother them. Thanks!

Pennies From Heaven

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

I was sure I knew what the terrain rating was all about and didn't mind going for it, but all I ended up with was a swarm of ants all over my hands from checking out crevices and holes.

Merry Christmas Cache #2

By: Beckerbuns and boys Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

This was my first ride on the Coyote Creek trail. I rode it in sections, so I didn't have far to go for this cache. Thanks!

Coyote Bike Trail Homestead

By: Pedaler Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Other

Muddy trail is still a problem, so I took a detour through the weeds. This is my first bike ride on the Coyote Creek trail, but it seems I spent more time off the trail. Thanks!

"DUCK"

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

I wandered through more weeds than I really needed to before seeing the way in. It was an easy find after that. Thanks!

Old Coyote Bike Trail

By: Pedalman Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I went the extra mile for this cache. I did a cache on the other side of the dam, then rode my bike all the way round the lakes for this one. I dug around in one hole and thought the cache was gone, but it was well concealed nearby. Thanks!

Coyote Bike Trail Overview

By: Pedaler Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Other

I spotted the easy way in, with the beaten down weeds, and made a quick find. Thanks!

Coyote Crossing

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

I rode the Coyote Creek trail in sections today, and this was a good spot to park and ride for a couple of caches. Thanks!

Jun 5, 2005

Around the Bend

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

I was trying to find my way back to 101, and this cache was right long the way, so I had a look for it. The camo works very nicely. Thanks!

Water Logged

By: cachinggirls Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

The whole clan was down for the Firestone Winery picnic, and I managed to get out early for a couple hours of caching this morning. This is kind of an interesting spot. I spotted where the cache probably was right off, but it wasn't until about the third pass that I spotted it. Thanks!

Hey Aliso, Aussie's Dead!

By: Droo Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

This one was the easiest of the four, but sort of a long drive. Since I was out here, I managed to do several other caches. Thanks!

Best Damn View

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

I thought this one was pretty tough, but fortunately, there aren't that many likely places, and area around the cache is well-worn. Thanks!

Edge O' Town

By: Droo Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

I tried this one again with a little encouragement from the cache owner, and it really isn't so bad. This time, I looked a little closer, and the cache is visible without moving anything.

~ Search...No Bush Whacking Required ~

By: ~ AfricanQueen ~ (adopted by Zaulyn) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

The whole clan was down for the Firestone Winery picnic, and I was able to get away for a couple hours of caching this morning. Thanks!

"E"mu Empery

By: BooBooBee, Baby Boo, Eeku Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I stopped by a little after 7 am and the gates were still closed, but there was no problem getting to the cache, and no problem hearing the emus. I guess the ants were still asleep at this hour.

Campin' W/ The Jeeps

By: L.O.S.T.JJsKJ Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I had a quick look in the obvious spots, then read the past logs, and found it quickly in a not-so-obvious spot. Thanks!

Jun 4, 2005

Edge O' Town

By: Droo Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

I think one side of the barbed wire must be private property, and I'm guessing it's the recently mowed side, which is where my GPSr was pointing. I had a look anyway, but didn't spot it.

Santa Rosa Stumpin' Grounds

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

The whole clan was camped in Buellton for the Firestone winery picnic today. I headed out early to do a couple caches before the picnic. I didn't have much trouble with this one. Thanks!

Jun 3, 2005

Binary Blues

By: Iron Chef Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

We were travelling south to Buellton, pulling a trailer, and this was the only caching stop we made today.

May 28, 2005

Crystal Springs Dam

By: Sierra Hikers Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This seemed to be the starting point for a charity run today, so the fact that the cache was a multi worked out great. Wirebndr walked right past the cache, but I spotted it on the first pass. Thanks!

Not-So-Secret Trailhead #1

By: Woof! Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I rounded up Wirebndr for a bike ride this morning. I didn't tell him we were going over 10 miles, since it had been about 20 years since he biked very much. Cars were parked for a long way in all directions, but we found a spot, found the cache, and headed out.

Dam the Barbed Wire!

By: Woof! Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

There was a way point set up near the bench for the charity run today, but it didn't hinder our search. Wirebndr found this one while I was examining the fence. Thanks!

Jepson Laurel

By: Woof! Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

Wow, this tree has seen it all. The nearby display with the history of the area made for some interesting reading, and this was a great spot for a break in our ride this morning. Thanks!

May 27, 2005

Beach Loafer's

By: cyan_blue and RI_Walter Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

The whole clan was camped at Half Moon Bay for Memorial Day weekend. I headed out to do a little caching before lunch, and this was my first stop. When I first caught sight of the cache, it was exposed and I thought it was trash. It had a few bits of paper with previous cachers signatures and a few bandaids. I left a new log and geocaching notice in a plastic bag and left the cache in a less exposed position.

Devil's Slide

By: aubilenon - Adopted by SPnZ Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

I didn't have any trouble getting to the cache, but almost made a wrong turn into the poison oak. I just donated my spare log to another cache this morning, so I just signed the back of the geocaching notice sheet. Thanks!

Secret Coastal View

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

There was a pretty nice view from here this morning, but the marine layer limited the distance. I found a good parking spot down the hill and hiked up to the cache site. Thanks!

The Eleventh Frame

By: TBD & D adopted by SPnZ Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

We were camped at Half Moon Bay for the weekend, and I headed up here for a little caching. The building here is indeed one of a kind!

Beach Comber's

By: The Robot Family Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

I came up for some more caching from out campsite at Half Moon Bay. The cache log had been most recently signed by non-cachers. The cache is not that hard to find, but the rust on the box makes pretty good camo. Thanks!

May 26, 2005

Fishin' Gone!

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

The whole clan was camped at Half Moon Bay for the Memorial Day weekend. Wirebndr and I headed out for a hike this morning, and this was our first stop. We had to do a bit of searching, but we eventually came up with it. Thanks!

Totally McNeeto, Dude!

By: Woof!, Squints, Bpsnake Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

The whole clan was camped at Half Moon Bay for the Memorial Day weekend. Wirebndr and I headed out for a hike this morning, and this turned out to be a good one. There was a marine layer over the coast but we still had great views of Pacifica, and the temperature was perfect for hiking. Thanks!

May 25, 2005

Piedras Mojadas

By: PisoMojado Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

We set up camp at Half Moon Bay at Francis Beach, then I took a long bike ride around the bay to this cache. I guess it was pretty close to low tide and the ocean was fairly calm. The breakwater was crawling with little crabs. Found the cache without too much problem. Thanks!

Tsunami Rangers

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

We set up camp at Half Moon Bay for the Memorial Day weekend, and I headed out for a bike ride up the coast. I couldn't find the cache on my first try. I guess I was looking for something a little bigger. I stopped by again on my way back and had better luck. If you have a mechanic's mirror, this might be a good one to try it out on. Thanks!

Whale Gate Cache

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

This was a great bike ride south from Francis Beach. I was worried that the coastal trail would end at the Ritz-Carlton, but the trail just got fancier there. The trail goes right by the Ritz, then along the golf course, where the wide concrete path is shared with golf carts. The problem came after the end of the golf course, where there is a few hundred feet of private property before the cache, though the path is well worn.

May 21, 2005

Alien Escape Pod

By: ProTechCC Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was a not-so-quick find. The pod blends into its surroundings rather well.

Los Gatos Yucca

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

The last finder left the cache well hidden. I had to look quite closely to see it, even though I knew where it must be. Thanks!

Mrs Los Gatos

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

I looked for Miss Los Gatos early in my caching career, and didn't have the poison oak awareness and Tecnu that I now have. I DNFed after thrashing around on the hillside and ended up with a bit of a rash. Today was much nicer, and I went straight for the cache with no poison oak in sight.

The Shawshank Redemption

By: boulter (with help from Marky and Joani) Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

This is a very cool cache. Not something I would normally do with out good reason. I second the recommentation about wearing a helmet. I was busy watching the water and my feet, and missed a level change at my head. Thanks for setting this one up!

Vasona Lake cache

By: CDNinCA (maintained by WalruZ) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

The park was full of people and picnics today. The cache is in a secluded spot so privacy was no problem. I think this one will stay there a while if people cover it well. Thanks!

Travel Bug Coffee Break

By: Kreebelle (maintained by WalruZ) Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

This has been my closest unfound cache for a while, so I stopped by and dropped off "oh Canada eh!", and "Puck looking for arenas" travel bugs.

May 20, 2005

Calero Wetlands

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

I wasn't expecting anything this nice here at Calero -- a deck with benches in the shade overlooking a pond with interpretive signage. I missed the cache the first time I looked, and decided I must have a vision problem after seeing it on the second pass.

Javelina Saddle

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

I had my eyes on the ground for most of the hike, looking for snakes, but didn't see a one today. About the only wildlife I saw other than birds was a young deer with a little rack. This ammo box gave me fits. I finally spotted it from the low side and went around to the high side to retrieve it. I took the hockey puck travel bug.

Cherry Canyon

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

I didn't have much trouble with this one, and didn't bother with the hint. I was still feeling pretty fresh at this point in the hike. Thanks!

In The Old Mans Hand

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

This one was pretty easy with the cacher trail and the flattened area for retrieving the cache. Thanks!

Bald Peaks

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

As I was climbing from the last cache, I was passes by a horse and rider headed down, and a couple headed up. I was happy to reach the top.

Cottle Rest Site

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

Up until this point, the trails have all been recently graded, and the grader was working today. I also saw a tractor with mower heading along one of the trails, but he could do a few more of them. I also managed to bring home a tick.

Ascend Your Throne!

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Small

This is a great spot, and I had some great views here today. Thanks!

Calero Bat House

By: TeamSpider3 and Chris & Janet Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

Wow, fancy digs for the bats. I took a detour to get here. Next I retraced my steps to the last junction and took the other part of the loop. Thanks!

Play "Fore" Cache

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

What Flydog said is still true. I had long sleeves and long pants, and still had to suffer a little pain to get at the cache. I picked up the Oh Canada travel bug.

Dogs & Bikes

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

I started here at 8 am for a long hike around the park. I wasn't sure what to expect at Calero, but it turned out to be a great day with lots of great views.

One of a Kind

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

You get the idea that the picnic facilities here have been used rather infrequently. I did manage to pick up a tick on my hike today, but after my shower, he still hadn't settled on a place to dig in, so he was easy to remove. I took the yellow Echo.

Pin Junction

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

I retrieved the cache with a walking stick. I had applied Tecnu to my hands and wrists before starting out, so I don't think I will have a problem.

Vall's Kissing Tree

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

This is a nice shady spot, with a handy branch for sitting, so I had my sandwich here. The trail is still overgrown. Perhaps the tractor with mower that I saw on another trail will make it over here some day. Either that, or we need a lot more cachers to come through here!

Pena's Panoramic View

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

I vote for a more explicit hint on this one. The area is looking a little cacher-worn, with every rock in the area having been turned over several times.

May 15, 2005

Dutch Flat Trail

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

The mud wasn't bad today, just a very few spots. The trails are rough riding on a bicycle, though, because of the dried cow tracks. I could qualify as a newbie on this cache, having almost DNF'ed. I zeroed in on the wrong tree before finally consulting my GPSr and making the easy find. Thanks!

. . . kommet, . . .

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

If you look at the caches on a map, they look dense in this park, but you sure have to earn them. I dragged my bicycle most of the way over here from Twin Gates. Thanks!

Born On the Bayou

By: bullit and Tech-E Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

I didn't hear the frogs, but they probably sing earlier in the morning. I was here about 1 pm. Thanks!

Lost with Lee

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

This proved to be an easy cross-country hike from "Huh?". The hard part was connecting back up with the trail to get out near Eagle Lake. I headed downhill, and eventually met up with the trail. Thanks!

Huh?

By: bullit and Tech-E Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

I spotted my first mountain lion, right in the trail as I headed up the hill toward the cache. At first I thought it might be a coyote or bobcat, but then I got a good look, and it was apparently a juvenile mountain lion since it wasn't that big. It had a look at me, then sauntered off the trail. After finding the cache, I headed cross-country to "Lost With Lee". It turned out to be an easy hike across some meadow, then along a cow path and a pig trail, where I spotted some turkeys.

Fisherwoman's Favorite Firefighters

By: WalruZ Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This one was surprisingly tricky to find. As I was putting it back, Mom2Sage and son were heading up the trail. They missed it on the way it, so I gave them a couple hints. Thanks!

Spider Oak

By: bullit & bob Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

I had a bit of trouble with this one. There were no signs of previous cachers, and some tall prickly weeds had grown directly in front of the cache hiding place. I zeroed in on the spot from the hint, gently moved the weeds out of the way and made the find. Thanks!

Woodpecker Tree

By: bullit & bob Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

This was my second excursion today. The first was a bike ride ( & push) and this was a hike. By the time I got back from this one, I was beat, and headed home for some food and a shower. Thanks!

Circle Corral

By: DavidT21 & Fisherwoman Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

On my way over here from Dutch Flat trail, I came upon a cow in the trail that didn't behave like all the other cows and calves I encountered. Instead of moving away from me, this one just stood there and looked at me. As I got closer, I could see by the plumbing that this was no ordinary cow. They were nearly as impressive as an udder. I decided that discretion was the better part of valor and walked my bike off the trail, to give us both a little comfort zone.

Powerline Point

By: bullit & bob Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Micro

This was my first stop after I zipped down here on my bike from Twin Gates. Getting back up was another story. I think the vultures were circling me. Thanks!

May 14, 2005

Skylit

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

I hadn't read the cache description and wasn't watching the GPSr real close as I drove up, and assumed it was on top of the nearby parking garage, but soon figured it all out. Thanks!

My First Micro

By: Rogue Ramblers Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

As a card carrying Old ... I mean experienced engineer, I felt it was my duty to find this one. Thanks!

Frank's Tannery

By: crawburr Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I sure didn't see the answer for D anywhere, but the checksum solved that problem. The hide was very tough, as there are several possibilities in the area, and they are not easy to check out. Thanks!

Palms Rock

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

Yes, I have been paperless for a while now. There is much less preparation before heading out for a caching trip. I sometime print puzzles, though, so I can file the notes I make while solving it. Thanks!

Government Test

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

Grab and go works for me. Thanks!

RWC History 102: School, Fire Department, Library

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

The area was busy on a Saturday afternoon, but I didn't have much trouble with this. Thanks!

Carry a Big Stick

By: bthomas Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

The guy sunbathing on the lawn probably wondered what I was up to, but I doubt if he figured it out. Thanks!

Portly

By: bthomas Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was my first stop on a short tour of Redwoood City. I signed in pretty much the last available spot on the log. I suppose I should have left a new log, but I didn't have any of that nice all-weather paper.

May 13, 2005

Prickly Garden

By: Linc-Clan Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

After finding the cache, I walked over to the nearby Mausoleum, which I had never visited, even though I have a degree from Stanford and my wife works there. Thanks!

May 12, 2005

Before Time

By: CTomGeo Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Before geocaching I probably would have spent more time walking and less driving during lunchtime, but I make up for it on the weekends. Thanks!

Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park

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

I found a stick jambed way up in near the cache location on my last visit, so I knew where to look this time, and made a quick grab. Thanks!

Zanker Joggers Cache

By: nadodi KaneTheGerman Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

The cache is not so easy to get to with your bare hands, but I was finally able to do it. The log was dry in a plastic bag. Thanks!

May 11, 2005

Triangle

By: Rocket Girl & DuckeyLee Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I appreciated the better hint, and found the cache with no problem. Thanks!

SHHH!

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

This was the third of three on the way home tonight. Thanks!

I See Sick People

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I stopped by a little after 5 pm. This is where I come to see my doctor, so no problem finding the area. Thanks!

May 10, 2005

Calabazas Park

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

For me, this was a masterpiece of camouflage. I looked at it and touched it, but it was ten minutes later, after I had eliminated everything else that I finally figured it out. Thanks!

Parking Citation

By: anotherone Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I added a new log sheet in a plastic bag. Thanks for the cache!

Reflexivo

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

I stopped by on my way home, too. I didn't spot it from 1000 ft like Bullit, and not even at 10 ft. Even though I have seen this hide once before, I was on top of it before it registered. Thanks!

May 9, 2005

Rengstorff R ätsel

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

Neat-o! After had the approximate location of the cache, I knew where to look for the tool, and found it right off. Next, I located the cache, and the tool worked like a charm. Thanks for setting this up!

SVC: Microsoft in the Valley

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

I have no idea why I couldn't come up with this on my last visit. I was certainly easy today. Thanks!

Let's Go to the Movies

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

My hat is off to the Rogue Ramblers for finding this on the run with other cachers behind. I took my time, poked around, passed by the cache, then finally got a good bead with my GPSr by approaching from the north. I too have seen all the movies, which is an indication of how much time I have invested in that activity. Thanks!

May 6, 2005

What kind of lover??

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

I was headed for Mission Peak this morning, and stopped by for a quick cache. Thanks!

Trock

By: bullit Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Micro

Looks like the rock has seen it all. I stopped by for a quick visit. Thanks!

Inca Gold: Stairway to the Sky

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

There was recent evident of cow passage here, including a little splashed on the cache. Nice day to be up here. Thanks!

Backside of Mission Peak

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

I picked a great day to hike up here. The clouds kept things cool, but I could still see to SF and Oakland. The marker was the first thing I spotted, and had the cache soon after. Thanks!

Spawning Ground

By: WalruZ Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

I didn't see any spawning when I was here in the morning, but did see a couple hang gliders later in the day. I liberated digitalfish #815.

Richard's Ramblings

By: GeoROCKS! Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

I worked out the coordinates last night as I was planning a trek up Mission Peak. The cache was in good shape and right where I expected it to be. Thanks!

Inca Gold: Last Words

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

I was thankful for the secluded spot for this cache. There was a stream of young people headed for the summit as part of a group. I made notes and took another picture of Isabella's last words.

Inca Gold: Necklace of Tears

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

I neglected to read the cache description and ended up with wet shoes after a trek through the grass. Again, I made a sketch and took a picture of the artifact. This was a nice day for this hike. It was cloudy enough to make it cool, but I could still see SF and Oakland.

Inca Gold: Atahualpa

By: GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

This was my first step in the series this morning. I made a sketch with a couple notes, and took a picture for good measure. Thanks!

Inca Gold: The Fifth Sun

By: GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

I enjoyed the breaks this series provided on the way up. I tend to forget to schedule breaks on a hike like this. Thanks!

Trifecta

By: WalruZ Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Not chosen

When this came out, I knew I wanted to do it someday. I wasn't able to convince anyone to do it with me, and I'm not getting any younger, so today I decided to go for it. Actually, I was just going to go up Mission Peak, then see what the terrain looked like to Allison. At Allison, Monument looked fairly close without much climbing, so I hiked on over. The final was a nice spot on the way home. Thanks for setting up this one.

Eucalyptustream

By: california-jones Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I was headed up Mission Peak this morning, and this was a warm-up cache. Took a CITO container. Thanks!

Inca Gold

By: GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

This was my last stop of the day. I made it all the way over to Monument Peak, and at this point, I was ready to sit down in the car. I messed up the final coordinates a little, but got out my notes, fixed things, and found the cache. The previous finders were Becky and Richard who were just out hiking and taking pictures. They wrote "How cool!" and left a heart keychain. Thanks for your efforts in setting up this series!

Horse Heaven

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

I found it easily with the hint, but there's no reason the coordinates couldn't be adjusted to be right on. I had 11 satellites, with WAAS differential measurements. Today this area could be called cow heaven. I had to pass through a little herd to get to the cache. I was headed down Horse Heaven Trail, but at one point it turned into Cow Path Trail, and I wasn't sure which way to turn. I turned left, and ended up at the right place. Thanks!

Groovy Rock Concert

By: Marky & Fizzy Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

I had great luck with rock piles today, and found this one quickly. The weather was perfect today for this hike. The clouds kept me cool, but I could still see to SF and Oakland. Thanks!

Assume Nothing #2

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

I was headed for Mission Peak this morning, and wanted to start the morning out right. I wandered a little bit since I assumed I was looking for a spice jar, but the coordinates took me right to the spot and I made a quick find. Thanks!

Why?

By: GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

Very nicely done cache with some food for thought. Thanks!

Monument Peak

By: TeamAlamo Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

I came up Mission Peak, then went to Allison since it was close, then finally here since it wasn't that far. I was a great day for a hike up here, with cool temps and great views. I left American Millie travel bug.

Hello, Allison

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

I pretty sure I was in violation of ordinance 38, but no one was around to mind. I had a great view today, and decided to have my sandwich right here. Thanks!

Man on a Mission

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

This cache is in great shape for as long as it has been out here. I had a great day for hiking up here, with partly cloudy, but good views. I took American Millie travel bug.

May 2, 2005

Screwed Up

By: WeBeDnD Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 4.5 Container: Large

Well, thank goodness there was one thing that was not screwed up here. Thanks!

SVC: Microsoft in the Valley

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

I dug pretty deep, but didn't hit paydirt. The gardeners showed up so I tried not to dump everything on the ground as I worked. I'll wait for someone else to dig it out and maybe leave it easier to find.

Apr 30, 2005

Another tree, another cache

By: Ckayaks and Nostrada Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

The coordinates are good, and I had no problem with this one. Thanks!

Just the beginning . . .

By: Ckayaks and Nostrada Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

I met another hiker on the way up from Grant Lake. I told him about geocaching, but we parted ways near the cache. The cache is about 100 ft off trail though high grass that was wet with dew this morning, and I don't think he wanted wet feet or ticks. Found it without too much problem. Thanks!

Alpha Virus 2

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

I had some trouble with this one. One of the problems with caching alone is that you can run out of ideas and get hung up. I thought about the hint and some previous CKayaks hides, and finally knew what to look for. I rewarded myself with a half peanut butter sandwich. Here's a hint: you don't have to dig through the rotten wood in the tree hollow.

Pig Hill

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

I was not real thrilled at getting my feet wet in the high grass this early in the hike. Found the cache without any problem. I saw lots of pig evidence, but no pigs. Thanks!

Drink Deeply

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

This is my first hike on this trail, and it was a great day to be up here. I took the Sorting Hat travel bug. Thanks!

Moss Trees

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

It was a nice day for a hike up here. There was a little overcast that kept the temperature pretty nice. Thanks!

kablooey's Garden

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

The garden path could use a little tending. The weeds are about waist high. This part of the Washburn trail could use a few more cachers. The trail almost disappears in the weeds at points.

Enchanted . . . - Squashy!

By: Ckayaks and Nostrada Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

I stood around for a while, with my GPSr seeing 8 satellites and having 13 foot accuracy, and I came up with coordinates very close to Kablooey's. The coordinate aren't that critical here, but they caused me to leave the trail before I should have. Thanks!

Washburn Trail JAC

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

This was an easy one on a great day at Grant Ranch. Thanks!

Washburn Hilltop View

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

I did a major tick inspection after getting back to the trail from this one. A couple weeks ago I brought some ticks back with me to our travel trailer, and Mrs. Bytemobile was ready to outfit my ankles with flea collars. I guess the pigs party up here at night. They must have a rip roaring good time to tear up all that ground.

Grant Lake Trailhead

By: ckayaks Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I set out about 8:15 am on a big loop around to the Washburn trail. I decided to do this before I got any older or the weather got any hotter. The bullfrogs were singing away as I set out.

White Barn

By: DavidT21 & Fisherwoman Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This was the last cache for me on a loop around Washburn trail. I was a great day for a hike up here. Thanks!

Apr 29, 2005

Here, doggy, doggy !!

By: mfc61 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I was in the neighborhood, and made a quick grab this afternoon. Thanks!

Trinity

By: 2blucats Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I didn't have much trouble with the puzzle. The hide surprised me, though. It wasn't in a typical spot. Thanks!

Ratiocination

By: 2blucats Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This is my kind of puzzle -- something I could solve without begging for additional hints. Thanks!

Skinny Park

By: cclark2004 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

This is just a few blocks from home, so I knew I would stop by sooner or later. This afternoon worked out as a good time. Thanks!

Medusa

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

I was on this side of campus and had a little time, so I decided to a little hike for a couple caches. This was a little exposed, so I left it covered up a little better. Thanks!

Ohlone Village

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

I was stumped for a while, but finally stepped back and looked at the bigger picture. Thanks!

Wimbledon West?

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

I was nearby for a puzzle cache, and hiked over for this one. I hadn't seen the grandstands here before. Thanks!

AKA Pete Marsh

By: 2blucats Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I read about this guy somewhere, so it wasn't too hard to dig up the details. I guess I got lucky with the cache, and found it the first place I looked. Thanks!

Apr 26, 2005

Marsh View Parking

By: WalruZ Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I didn't know this parking was here. Something else good to know is to turn into Sun's lot at Willow Road if you are coming from the West so you don't end up headed over the bridge.

Marsh View

By: NavySparksandtheMrs Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I headed over at lunchtime, and read the past logs as joggers passed by. Marky's was especially helpful. Thanks!

Ingvar Kamprad's Pride & Joy

By: Beckerbuns, Nurse Dave & Boyz Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I looked in the obvious spot a couple time to make sure, and also checked some not-so-obvious spots.

Apr 25, 2005

A Digital Puzzle

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

Very cool bead to add to my string! My GPSr and TerraServer started me off on the wrong side of the trail, but the hint revealed the location fairly quickly. Thanks!

View From The Office

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

I was in the area for another cache at lunchtime today, so I gave this one a second shot, and got the right angle on it this time. Thanks!

C.H.U.D.

By: Mohetka Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I went over at lunchtime and found the area plenty secluded for a search. I found the pen first, made a couple circuits, then looked up and spotted it. Nice hide!

Apr 23, 2005

Hill View

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

I came over the hill from a camping trip at Half Moon Bay, and this was my first stop. Thanks!

Jetty

By: Sierra Hikers Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was my last stop before heading back to the camper at Half Moon Bay. Thanks for the tour!

Slough View

By: Sierra Hikers Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

The coordinates are fine and so is the cammo. Spotted it quickly, though. Thanks!

Community Garden

By: Sierra Hikers Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Mrs. Bytemobile and I were staying at Francis Beach this weekend, and I came over the hill for a little break from the sun, sand, and surf. The cache was lying on the ground, so I put it back where I thought it must have been.

Apr 22, 2005

I Wish Lunch Could Last Forever

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

Took a long walk down the path from Francis Beach with brother elliottpd, visiting from Michigan. Left a MRCOGEO California geocoin. The walk back was assisted by a tail wind that was picking up. The rain started a bit later in the afternoon. Thanks!

A Happy Place

By: Russell Grove and Warren Harding Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Not chosen

I was looking for the same type of flood sign that is scattered around the valley, and based on an earlier log assumed it wasn't there anymore. I think this marker is there and will last a while.

Apr 21, 2005

Stories in the Rocks: Yosemite Valley Geology

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

I visited some of the spots yesterday, and got up early this morning and finished this one up before Mrs. Bytemobile got out of bed. It was a bit brisk this morning (31 F), but the sun warmed things right up. Thanks!

A Hole In Carlon

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

We stopped by on the way out of Yosemite this morning. With four people looking, we zeroed in on it pretty quick. Not much traffic here, and lots of scenery. Thanks!

Royal Cascade

By: Team Gecko Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Virtual

This one cost me a wet leg and a skinned finger. The water was pretty high and fast flowing over the trail, and the rocks in the trail for getting through could use some improvement. I couldn't make out the name very well until I studied the photo at home for a while, an then I may have missed a letter or two. Thanks for the adventure!

Geo Joe's Traveling Show

By: Team Gecko Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Virtual

I got up early and did this one before Mrs. Bytemobile got out of bed. The Memorial reopens May 1st, so I wasn't able to go inside, but it certainly is an interesting building. Thanks!

Apr 20, 2005

The Indian Caves of Yosemite

By: 47Dad47, Kolly Wobbels, and 47Tyrone47 Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Virtual

I've been out to Mirror Lake at least once before, but never on this trail. Thanks for the cache!

Split Rock: An Investigation

By: Warren Harding Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Virtual

After a driving tour of the valley, everyone else headed back to camp, I decided to do one more hike before dinner. I have been up this trail a number of times before, but didn't go all that far today. Thanks!

A Happy Place

By: Russell Grove and Warren Harding Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Not chosen

I did this after hiking up to Sierra Point, on a pretty nice spring day in Yosemite. Thanks!

The Nose of El Capitan

By: Warren Harding Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

We joined some other folks in the meadow watching a couple climbers on the nose of El Cap. One was on the top of the boot, and the other was below the bottom, running across the face to reach a crack on the left. Thanks!

Out of the Darkness, into Yosemite Valley!

By: Dave_W6DPS and son Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

We did a valley tour with relatives from Michigan, and decided to come up here for a grand view of the valley. Not a bad view today!

A Bridge in Yosemite NP

By: Dave_W6DPS and son Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Not chosen

I did a little late afternoon hiking and caching, and took the Shuttle over for this one. Thanks!

Yosemite Valley High Water ? The 100 Year Flood

By: Team Gecko Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Virtual

We were staying at the Yosemite Lodge, and this was the perfect cache for me to do before Mrs. Bytemobile got out of bed. The snowstorm of the previous afternoon was over and the sun was out, but it was still a bit frosty this morning. I enjoyed the easy hike. Thanks!

Sierra Point

By: Dr. Bobo Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 4.5 Container: Virtual

I had no problem finding the trail and following it to the top -- no problem other than the huffing and puffing kind. The terrain rating for this trail is right on. The view was incredible, and I took a sequence of photos that I may try stitching into one panoramic piece. Thanks for setting this one up!

Apr 19, 2005

Groveland

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

We took a break on our way to Yosemite for this one. Mrs. Bytemobile headed for the stores, and elliottpd and I headed for the cache. The coordinates were good and the hint was great. We were first to sign the new log. Thanks!

The Highest Leaping Waterfall in the World

By: Warren Harding Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

Big wet snowflakes were coming down, but I decided to do the short hike from Yosemite Lodge before dinner. The dedication of the improvements was just a day or two ago, and the new restroom facility was still closed. The falls were in good working order, though, with excellent water flow and sound level. Thanks!

For Climbers

By: bthomas Adopted by Gary & Vicky Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Other

Today was a poor day for climbing. It was about 36 deg F, and huge wet snowflakes were coming down, obliterating views around the valley.

In The Rim Of The World

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

We made a quick stop on our way in to Yosemite. Nice hide!

Buena Vista

By: Rick & Susan Washburn Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

We were headed for Yosemite and this looked like a good place to stretch our legs. Zeroed out on the wrong bush, but eventually wandered around and found it. Thanks!

Apr 16, 2005

This one's for the Sarge

By: capnjack46 Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Excellent cammo job on this cache! The hint was crucial to finding this one. GPSr's have a little to much uncertainty under the trees for finding micros. Thanks!

To the Bat Cave!

By: Chickasaw, Spyder Woman & Lorena (Kea's Hui) Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

I was wandering around on campus, not really intending to do this one today, but it was just down the hill from where I parked, so I went for it. I couldn't resist climbing down the ladder to have a look. It was muddy and slippery, and the passage ends about 80 - 100 feet from the ladder at a big pool of water. Thanks for the adventure!

Return of Spot

By: Sgt Stitches and the Cruz Commandos Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

My GPSr initially led be astray, then I misinterpreted the hints and went further astray. Finally the GPSr took me around to the right area and everything fell into place. This really is an amazing spot!

Spring Trail Stamp

By: Chickasaw and BuzzDude Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I was speed reading the cache description on my Palm as I walked around, and was having a hard time finding the cache. I finally figured out I was reading "Don't Take the Stamp". Once I got things straightened out, it was a quick find. Thanks!

Pinogop cache

By: capnjack46 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

The hints took me straight to the cache. My GPSr wasn't even close. The previous entry in the log book was from a non-cacher family that found the cache. The cache is still overflowing with goodies. Thanks!

Blair Witch'ing

By: zenone Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

There are some strange things out here, I wandered around and found a nice swing hanging from a tree, then finally read the hints and headed for the cache. I saw a couple of bicyclists wending their way along a little trail near here, and I ended up taking it over to Pogonip. Thanks!

Don't Take the Stamp!

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

I told Mrs. Bytemobile that I would be back at Sea Cliff by noon, and that hour was rapidly approaching. From Spring Trail, I hiked up through the grass to the UCSC road (and picked up three ticks), got to the trailhead, and headed back down to the rock ovens, where I had been earlier (it pays to read the caches ahead of time and do some planning). Found the cache about the third or fourth place I looked, and made it back by 1 pm. Thanks!

The Blackwood Fairy Circle

By: Jack & Rosie Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

The combination of coordinates and hints took me straight to this one. I took the geocoin travel bug. Thanks!

Ninja on UCSC Campus

By: bobbearxxl Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Other

I decided to do some caching on campus, and this was the first parking lot I stopped at. It turned out to be a good place to park for this cache. Thanks!

The Redwood Circle

By: Jack & Rosie Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

My GPSr wandered around under the redwoods, as they are prone to do, and I did too. Finally figured out the hint about the time I found the cache. Thanks!

Apr 14, 2005

Saratoga Creek Overlook #2

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

I stopped by once before, but was a little more thorough in my seaching today. Thanks!

John, the Holy Man

By: spyder woman Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I looked at this when it first came out and couldn't make heads or tails of it, but knew where the phrase came from. I had another look at it today and went for a drive at lunchtime. I drove past the sign once, then spotted it on a second pass. The projection worked great. Thanks!

Apr 12, 2005

Rock On

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

This was the perfect spot for this cache. Found it on a lunchtime cache run. Thanks!

101 TFTs - No Pair

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

I picked up both an Echo and a Jazz caching yesterday at lunchtime, so I decided to stop by this one at lunchtime today.

Apr 11, 2005

Want fries with that?

By: Somethings Fishy Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This may be the first non-puzzle here, but definitely not the first cache. Thanks for the lunchtime fun!

John W. Christian Greenbelt II

By: Somethings Fishy Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I met Bullit here for the first time. It sounded like he had a nice morning of FTFs. I had a nice lunchtime, picking up a Jazz token here, and an Echo token at Here Kitty Kitty. Thanks!

Lakewood Park

By: Somethings Fishy Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Other

Great spot for this type of cache. Took me a little while to find it, and about as long to get the log out and sign. Thanks!

Here Kitty Kitty Kitty

By: Somethings Fishy Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I stopped by at lunchtime and grabbed one of the black echo tokens. Thanks!

Apr 10, 2005

Let The Climb Begin!

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

This was my first time up this trail. The mountain ahead looked impressive in the morning light and a little daunting. Thanks!

Hole'd On There Pardn'r!

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Micro

This was the first one of the day I walked right up to without needing to read the description or hint. Good thing this has a rubber gasket. Thanks!

Kennedy Meadow

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

This is a spot I bet most of the bicyclists zipping by here miss. The flowers and the view were great today. I sat on the bench and had a sip of water, then another hiker showed up who had been to this spot before. He shared his trail mix with me, and I told him about geocaching. Thanks for bringing me up here!

Take A Break!

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

I started to get frustrated at this one. I just came off a long DNF at Down Town, and beat the bushes here while a steady stream of bicyclists went by both up and down. I finally spotted it, very close to where I had been looking. It shouldn't have been that hard. I think all cache containers need to be painted orange.

Tap'd Out or Top'd Out?

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

This is the second one of the day I probably could have found without description or hint, but just as I was about to grab, a couple of tapped out bicyclists stopped by me for a rest, so I pulled out the Palm and read about the cache. Thanks!

Kennedy Road Trailhead

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

9:00 am - I had nothing I had to get done, so I headed out for a hike this morning.

Spin A Brodie

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

I don't recall hearing the term "Brodie". I guess now days they are "side shows". Nice views and nice weather up here today.

Going Down Town?

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

The hint seemed specific enough, but I sure couldn't turn it into a find. I spent way longer here than I normally would have because I knew it must be here somewhere.

Kennedy View

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

This trail has got to be worse than "The Hill that Never Ends" The uphill slog has been pretty constant to this point. There was a little overcast, but pretty nice views today. Thanks!

Sierra Azul "Relief" Spot

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

I wandered around a bit, but finally got a look from the right angle and found it. Thanks for the dry log book, CKayaks.

Apr 9, 2005

Is it a wash?

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Ah, a never-ending fountain of creativity. Thanks!

Sprite!

By: Cat & Bird Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I made a caching run through south San Jose this afternoon, and stopped by. No one was at the park, and I was able to spot this in about the third place I looked. Thanks!

Cookie Crumb

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

I'll go with the traditional Thin Mint. Thanks!

Vista Remodeled

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

I also ended up with bloodied fingers after retrieving and replacing the cache. It didn't look that bad, but something got me.

Turn Over a New Lief

By: workerofwood Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I took a day off from hiking and I just wandered around San Jose a bit caching here and there. Thanks!

Virus Cache Alpha

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

Virus Alpha Six migrated to Rancho San Antonio - GCND6Y.

Safe Haven

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

I found a couple of sprinker heads that may have been the victims of cachers. One needs a screwdriver to put it back together and the other had a part laying nearby. I did a little grounds work myself, lifting a heavy iron lid off of a sprinkler vault.

Cottle Ranch

By: DR Doolittle, the Mrs. & Zoo Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Virtual

I was driving by this afternoon and noticed a cache along my route, so I stopped and had a look. Thanks!

Hexes Rift Too

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

I stopped by here once when the cache was probably gone. It was much easier today. Thanks!

No need to be Coy Roy

By: GeoSpazz (Adopted by Marky & Joani) Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Unfortunately the cache has collected a little rainwater. I aired out the log as best I could, but it it still a bit mushy.

Rocky's twin (new location)

By: Tonton-Ca Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

I found this one just before my 10-minute attention span expired. This one could be impossible when completely covered with leaves. Thanks!

Apr 8, 2005

Wildcat Canyon Owls Nest

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

I thought I saw a cacher trail and a likely hiding spot, but but when that didn't pan out, I read the cache description and hint. It turned out that the cache was only a few feet from where I had been standing. Thanks!

Deer Hollow Farm

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

This was my last stop on the way out of the park. The trails were muddy, but not that many folks were here today. Thanks for giving me an excuse to get out and hike!

Top Of The Hill

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

I aborted a hike planned over near Felton this morning because it was raining cats and dogs. Things cleared this afternoon, so I took a hike through Rancho San Antonio. Left a Jeep travel bug.

Wildcat Canyon Cathedral

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

I hadn't been back on this loop before, and it certain deserves a couple caches. I was thankful for the hint since I zeroed out about 60 feet away.

Let's go LEGO #2

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

I did LEGO #1 a couple weeks ago so I could plan my route through San Antonio today. Found the cache in the second place I looked. Thanks!

Grave Diggers cache

By: Friendly Four From Felton Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I came over the hill with DougMoi for a hike along Fall Creek, but the rain was too heavy to even get started. In fact, we got pretty well drenched just going from the car to this cache. TNLN. Thanks!

Apr 5, 2005

Hanging Out in Las Palmas

By: Rocket Girl and Duckey Lee Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I went over at lunchtime for this one and grabbed the bullit or "tillud" sig item, depending on your point of view. Thanks!

Apr 4, 2005

Almost Eden

By: mjp303 (adopted by niraD) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I was very peaceful and quiet here at lunchtime today. Thanks!

Fun and Friendship Set to Music

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

I haven't done much square dancing since I learned in the fourth grade, but Mrs. Bytemobile and I may try it someday. Thanks!

Apr 3, 2005

Essence Of Water - Giki Tiki 2

By: The Petoskey Stones and mfc61 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

Nice afternoon for walking the dog -- there were several in the park today. Thanks!

Edith's Tote Bag

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

Nice afternoon for visiting a few parks. I liberated a smashed penny.

You're the Apple of my Eye

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

I stopped by once before with no luck, but this time was more fruitful. Can't believe I missed it. Thanks!

Grab a Cache and Maybe a Bite to Eat - Willow Glen

By: bykenut Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I don't get to the Willow Glen area very often. It seems quite nice. Thanks!

Los Gatos Creek - Revisited #4

By: Thefogheads Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was a pleasant afternoon to be out and about. Thanks!

Los Gatos Creek - Revisted #3

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

This series has really been popular. The logs are looking worn already. Thanks!

Los Gatos Creek - Revisited #2

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

You can see how water could flow through this area. Thanks!

Los Gatos Creek - Revisited #1

By: Thefogheads Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I finished pulling weeds in my yard, and made a break for a little caching. Thanks!

A Summer Bummer

By: CaliCoe Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I looked for this one once before with no luck. Today I did more or less a grid search, and finally found it. I signed the first spot on the new log. Thanks!

Apr 2, 2005

Limekiln-Kennedy Trail Junction

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

10:50 am - I wandered around a bit on this one, and started out with the wrong point of reference mentioned in the hint, but finally zeroed in. Thanks!

Kennedy Trail Roller Coaster

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

11:35 am - ProtechCC had just asked me when we passed if I had picked up a Jeep TB, but I hadn't seen any today until this cache. I decided to grab this one and will drop it next weekend.

Red Tree

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

9:15 am - I enjoyed this part of the trail. There was some easy hiking along here, great views, and lots of water in the creeks. Didn't have much trouble with the cache. Thanks!

Priest Rock Trail View

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

12:30 pm - The last cache on my way back to Lexington. I had great weather today, and a nice hike.

The Hill That Never Ends!

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

10:17 am - I was hoping that this would be "The Top of the Hill that Never Ends", but no such luck. Pretty much burned my two waffle breakfast at this point.

Virus Alpha 4

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

11:25 am - As I was signing the log, I heard a couple cachers coming up the trail, and met ProTechCC and ChucklesDA for the first time. Great day to be caching up here!

BTC2

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

11:40 am - Good, another excuse for a rest and a sip of water. Thanks!

Evidence Of Fire

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

9:43 am - Still cruising along, with overcast skies. Thanks for the break!

Feel The Burn!

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

8:45 am - I took it easy going up to conserve my legs for later in the day. Nice paint job on the cache. Maybe you can do my car next. I took a beetle bead #02, but don't know whose it is yet.

Halfway Up

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

8:30 am - Still feeling pretty fresh. I decided not to charge into the poison oak, and just reached for the cache.

Priest Rock Trailhead

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

8:00 am - It was a bit overcast this morning, but perfect day for hiking this area. I put sunblock on anyway, put a little Tecnu on my hands and wrists for good measure, and headed out. Got back here about 5 1/2 hours later, and had a great day.

Virus Alpha 9

By: The Deathmarchers Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

12:00 My GPSr had me seaching about 20' away, so the hint was appreciated. Found it on my way back to Lexington after a great day of hiking and caching up here.

Virus Alpha 8 - Mt. Umunhum View

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Micro

10:43 - My third ever FTF. Sometimes it pays to go out the next weekend after a major campaign. Thanks!

Lunchbox

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

11:12 am - I had pretty much used up my two waffle breakfast at this point (homemade wheat with raisins and walnuts), so this seemed like an appropriate place to pull out half a sandwich (PB & J with Velveeta and lettuce - mmm good!). The sky was still a bit overcast, so this was a great day to be up here.

Nearby "A Pair of Quintuplets "

By: ProTechCC Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

10:32 am - This area is a bit overgrown, but I was able to reach the cache without getting snagged on too many branches. Thanks!

Look what I found!

By: Dave & Andy Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

The cache is in a good spot, but this is poison oak city, so be careful in searching for this one. Thanks!

Limekiln Cache

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

9:05 am - I looked for cacher signs before climbing up, but saw none and climbed up slightly the wrong place. It was still overcast, but a very nice day to be hiking up here. Thanks!

Above the Gorge

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

9:30 am - This was a nice part of the hike, with great views, easy hiking, and lots of water running. Thanks!

Virus Cache Alpha

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

9:55 - I grabbed Alpha Six, which may be the last virus in the cache, but there is plenty of other good stuff in there. I'll put Alpha Six out next weekend.

Sierra Azul Bike Parts

By: Pedalman Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

11:50 am - I had been planning to do this one for a long time and today it was conveniently along a loop hike I did from Lexington. Thanks!

Apr 1, 2005

Orchard Farm?

By: garyhenry Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I made a quick stop on the way home from work. Grabbed Bughound's sigitem. Thanks!

Mar 31, 2005

Agnew Historic Cemetery

By: Marky Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Yes, I would like to have a closer look at the cemetery. Thanks for the lunchtime amusement.

The Longest Walkway

By: bullit Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

I tried this one for some lunchtime amusement. It took me a while, and I provided some entertainment for some folks moving in. One asked me if I was using my electronic gadget to measure something on the oranges across the field. Thanks!

Outdoor Warning

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

Well, I haven't seen anything quite like this before. Nice hide!

Mar 30, 2005

Halt!

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

I stopped by one other lunchtime, and the high volume of muggles and employees on break hindered my search. Today, I picked a likely spot and went for it. Thanks!

Just Another Hide

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I tooke a lunchtime break and worked this into my route. Thanks!

BADGES #1

By: BADGES Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I've been by here a couple times before and nothing clicked. Today I came with new eyes and it was the first thing I saw. I don't think I've ever seen one exactly like this. Thanks!

Mar 25, 2005

Stan Troedson Field

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

No games in progress this morning. Just the grounds keepers. Thanks!

Dam Cachers

By: The Petoskey Stones Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I found the cache around 2 pm or so, and didn't take the geocoin. The cache was relatively easy to see once I found it, but it took me at least 10 minutes to find it.

Along the De Anza Trail 9 - Los Altos Hills

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

As I was signing the cache, a dog flushed out a big jack rabbit, and chased him across the road, right between two cars. Fortunately, I think everyone was OK, even the rabbit.

Along the De Anza Trail 8 - Los Altos

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

I made an early stop here this morning. Busy intersection!

Benny Bear

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I sure didn't spot any sign near the sculpture with the artist's name. No problems finding the cache. Thanks!

SWAT coated ham

By: Team Shadow Cat Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

No one seems to have mentioned that the coordinates are swapped between this one and Mao's Thawed Cat. This cache (description, hints) go with the more southerly coodinates. Thanks!

Mao's thawed cat

By: Team Shadow Cat Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

No one seems to have mentioned that the coordinates are swapped between this one and SWAT coated ham. This cache (description, hints) go with the more northerly coodinates. Thanks!

Animal Trails

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

My GPSr also was pointing to the wrong side of the path, but found the cache quickly with the hint. Thanks!

Swimming Hole

By: Sharkz Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

The fishermen were clear around to this side today, and fisherman and kayakers out on the water. Found the cache without much problem. Thanks!

Rocky Road

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

The fishermen were out in force today. There was hardly a place to park along the road. Doesn't anybody work on Friday anymore? Nice cammo!

Olympic Wannabes

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

This was my first stop this morning. Great sculpture!

Let's go LEGO #1

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

I stopped by here so I would have the coordinates of Lego #2 to plan my next trek through Rancho San Antonio. It took me forever to solve the puzzle. My feet started growing roots. Thanks!

Mar 24, 2005

Comic Relief aka The Big Cheese

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I stopped by at lunchtime today, made a quick grab and didn't have much trouble with muggles. Thanks!

Geobeads #6 - Pick Up Stix

By: zapboy with help from workerofwood Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I had some trouble with this one, looking for it between rain showers earlier this week. I went out at lunchtime today, the sun was out, and the hunt was more fruitful. Thanks for the series!

Mar 21, 2005

Hetch Hetchy Trail - Hippity Hoppity

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

12:45 pm I came out for a lunchtime stroll. I didn't know there was a new trail here. Thanks!

Hetch Hetchy Trail - Purple Wisteria

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

12:55 pm I got a little help on this one by spotting stbk and friend a hundred yards or so up the trail putting the cache back. I enjoyed meeting the evil genius behind some of the caches I found last weekend.

Too Weird, Man

By: Carl LaFong Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

I wanted to add the webcam icon to my collection, so I got Mrs. Bytemobile to man the controls while I came out for a lunchtime shopping trip. Thanks!

Mar 19, 2005

Rancho San Antonio Secret View

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

I came down from the Windmill site, and had no problems. This was my first hike through this area. Thanks!

Bored Of Caching?

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

I decided to forgo a hike this morning because of the rain, so I did a little driving around. This was the first stop. Nice job on this one!

Saratoga Creek Overlook #1

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

The creek was really flowing today. Found it this morning in a light rain. Thanks!

Picnic on the Corner

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

Too much water on the tables and benches to sit down this morning, but signed standing up. Thanks!

SC-17 - Gulliver plays here - LC * 2

By: nostrada (adopted by shadow101) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Stopped by on a rainy day caching run. Thanks!

SC-16 - Mission Corral Site - LC

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

This was my first visit here. The rain gave me a little break while I found the cache. Thanks!

Duveneck Windmill Site

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

It looked like the rain might be done for the afternoon, so I set out on a loop through Rancho. This was my first stop, and collected only a few stray raindrops on the way. Took WOWs wand of revelation.

Cache into Caches

By: garyhenry and The Petoskey Stones Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

Found parking nearby for this and the Red Bridge. Thanks!

The Village Cart

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

I have acquired a dislike of searching large rusty metal objects for magnetic micros, particularly with little or nothing in the way of a hint. I gave up and sat in my car reading past logs, then came out and got it after one last try. Thanks for the cache!

Nig on park 2

By: kg6mov Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

My route this morning took me pretty close to this one, so I could resist stopping to have a look. Thanks!

Kenny's Tootsies Are Dry!

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

My tootsies were dry too, which is amazing since I have been wearing the same shoes and socks this whole rainy day. I met Zap Boy and friends along the trail on the way home from this cache.

AHA Tom Cat Weds

By: Team Shadow Cat Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I wished I had read the full cache description before looking. I was in the walkway, and couldn't find anything. I finally went out and found the cache. Thanks!

A Tom Cat Washed

By: Team Shadow Cat Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I was pretty well washed this morning by the rain. I found this one without the hint. Thanks!

A Red Bridge Near A Blue Pheasant

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

This is the type of cache that I normally look for ten minutes, then give up and cross it off my list. I thought the cammo was more than necessary and the hint not too helpful, but I accidentally found it anyway. Thanks for the hunt!

Lou's diamond in the rough

By: Team Shadow Cat Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

Not much happening on the field this rainy Saturday morning. Thanks for the cache!

Somewhere Along the Northwest Passage

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

Stopped by in the rain this morning, and found it without too much grief. Thanks!

Above a Challenge

By: darrenk13 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

This might be more aptly named Below a View now, and that's the way I came. The rain mostly held off this afternoon while I completed my hike though Rancho. Thanks!

SC-6 - Mary Gomez, once again

By: nostrada (adopted by Bughound) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I made a Santa Clara tour in the rain this morning, and stopped by here for a quick grab. Thanks!

Terrain Challenge 2

By: popeye2 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Micro

I wasn't really in the mood for hunting a micro, but I rested a bit, had a sip of water, then followed the cacher trail to make the find. Thanks!

Valley's End

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

Alert is my middle name, but I guess the rattlesnakes were holed up today and the ticks and mountain lions didn't catch me. Thanks for the cache.

Mar 18, 2005

Tanks for the Memories

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

I planned my route home tonight to grab a couple caches, and this was one. Thanks!

ANNP

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

My GPSr wasn't very close, but my first guess about the cache location proved correct. Thanks!

Get Smart

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

This is quite a busy operation, even at noon on a weekday. Thanks for the fun!

Mar 16, 2005

Gotta Love It

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

I think geocaching must have something to do with the "novelty gene". Geocaching is a way to have something non-routine happen every day. For my wife, rearranging the furniture and shopping seem to satisfy the craving. Thanks for a non-routine lunch hour.

Kosher bacon soldier

By: Team Shadow Cat Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

Grabbed the bacon on my lunch break today. Thanks!

Zeno's Paradox

By: Chris & Janet Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

The printout for this cache has been kicking around in my car so long it has started to fade. I have stopped by here two or three times before, once after the cache was relocated. Today I was in the area and decided to have another look. I did a systematic search and was eventually rewarded. I was surprised to find the log completely dry, which is not usually the case for this type of container. Thanks!

Mar 15, 2005

Sunnyvale Skate Park 2

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

I came out at lunchtime today, and the skatepark was quite busy. Found it quickly, but the log is definitely full.

Mar 14, 2005

GeoBeads #5 ? Teal Tressel

By: zapboy with help from workerofwood Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

This is a very nice series for me because they are close to work and at least sometimes involve a short hike along a paved path. I picked this one up at lunchtime without turning on the GPSr. I just had a look with Terraserver Viewer before leaving. Thanks!

Mar 13, 2005

What happened to the road?

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

I feel a little funny logging this one since I replaced it, but what the heck, I have been here a couple times, and Marky confirmed that I had the right spot.

Mar 12, 2005

Buggy Trail

By: Kealia Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

We were camped at Seacliff, and I got brother-in-law Wirebndr to head out for a few caches this afternoon. Good thing Wirebndr was along because he found the cache right after I looked at its hiding place and didn't see anything. Thanks!

Soquel Sepulturas

By: capnjack46 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I stopped by with Wirebndr, and we knew exactly where to look from the hint. It took us a while because I was looking for a much trickier hide, and Wirebndr finally came up with it. Thanks!

The Monarch Cache

By: MonarchSchool Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

This is a nice big cache container, so I decided to leave the California Raisin travel bug. I picked this guy up along Highway 1, north of San Francisco, and he wants to continue traveling south along the coast. Thanks for the cache!

Thurber Hike

By: SC HUNTERS Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

This was a nice little hike and cache. I went with Wirebndr, and we both wondered about the house? barn? huge storage shed? that is visible from the cache site. It seems to be fairly new, but doesn't seem to have windows that we could see, and doesn't have a driveway.

Bluegrass Bob TB cache

By: capnjack46 Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

I have been here before, but it is an interesting spot, and deserves a cache. No problem finding the cache. Thanks!

Jazz Fan TB cache, reborn!

By: capnjack46 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I overshot the cache location and ended up driving out to the marine lab visitor center, which I had never seen before, but eventually returned and found the cache without much trouble. Thanks!

Saxocache

By: capnjack46 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

There must a been a herd of a hundred surfers off Pleasure Point today. There wasn't much in the way of waves, so they were mostly just waiting. Thanks for the cache!

Fetch! #2

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

I failed to find the first incarnation of this cache, but had better luck today. It still required a bit of searching, even with the hint. Thanks!

Secret Trailhead #12 - Natural Bridges

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

I was by here once before with Mrs. Bytemobile and couldn't find the cache, but did see the butterflies. Today, I just stopped by for the cache, and found it right away with no problem. Thanks!

Mar 11, 2005

Fremont Older OSP's Front Door

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

I had a little time this morning, which I thought would be easier than a weekend for this one. Left the Purple Foot travel bug.

Not Rainbow Camo

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

The park was quiet this morning. I sat on the bench, let the GPSr settle down, read the logs, then went for the cache. Thanks!

The Ear Infection

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

We were headed over to Santa Cruz for the weekend, so I looked for a puzzle or two I could solve, and this one fit the bill nicely. I didn't see the feature mentioned in the hint, but the cache was the first thing it touched anyway. Thanks!

Greyt Berry Creek Falls

By: Kaveh, Team Bench Leader Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

I was initially confused because I zeroed out along the trail well before I saw any falls, but I read the hints, found the falls, and eventually found the cache about 470 feet from the posted coordinates. The cache was not reachable from the trail, and I found it by climbing up where I knew it must be. I moved the cache about 18 inches so that it can be reached, and covered it up a bit. The coodinates I posted are with five satellites, and about 18 foot accuracy.

Waddell Creek Cache

By: Noelle and David Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I had been wanting to do this bike ride for a while, and finally put it together today. The trail had lots of muddy spots, but it was not a bad ride. The hint is by no means a spoiler. You have to be in exactly the right spot to see the cache. I had a look a both sides, and was double checking places I had already looked when I finally found it.

Ca ņada de la Salud

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

I was finishing a bike ride to Berry Falls about 5 pm, and decided to park the bike and hike for one last cache. The fog was rolling in, so the views were gone as I headed out. I found the little trail off the main trail that heads up to the cache, and found a spot where I wished the cache had been -- near a bench on the way up. I searched around the area where I zeroed out, pondered the hint, and searched some more, but no luck.

Mar 10, 2005

No U-turns!

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

I skipped "American Idol" last night to solve this one. Terraserver said that my solution was smack-dab on top of a building, but undaunted, I let my keen powers of observation and deduction [:D] lead me to the cache this morning. Thanks for the fun!

Mar 9, 2005

Hidden Sports Complex

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

This is a bit of a curiousity. Thanks for the cache!

E.L.P.

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

This was a great day to be out and about at lunchtime. Thanks!

POWER Lunch

By: The Petoskey Stones Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Just one couple having lunch here today, and I'm not sure if they were movers and shakers. Thanks for the lunchtime fun!

Mar 7, 2005

GeoBeads #4 ? The Jos Memorial

By: zapboy with help from workerofwood Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

There were hordes of joggers at lunchtime today, but didn't have any trouble collecting a bead and signing. Thanks!

Go Fly A Kite

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

Lots of folks were out and about at lunchtime today, but it didn't take long to spot the cache. Thanks!

GeoBeads #3 ? Down the Chute

By: zapboy with help from workerofwood Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I picked up beads 3 and 4 at lunchtime today. It was a very nice day to be out and about. Thanks!

Ode To Gilligan

By: stbk Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

The trail was quite busy at lunchtime today, but I had read the logs, and knew right where to look. I signed quickly and was on my way. Thanks!

Discover Water @ L'Avenida

By: MadDad (maintained by bullit) Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I read the logs and looked at Terraserver, so I pretty much did this one without a GPSr. Nice day to be out and about at lunchtime.

Mar 5, 2005

Penitencia "Dectructocache"

By: Team feline Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I made an early morning stop on my way into Alum Rock park, found this cache, and got my shoes pretty wet from the grass.

Penitencia Covered Bridge View

By: GeoBrowns Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I was pretty sure I knew where this cache was going to be as I walked up, and touched it on my first grab. Thanks!

Rock Junction

By: geobrowns Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

This is a very nice multi and cache. I didn't know much about Alum Rock Park before today and I learned quite a bit of history today. The coordinates I came up with didn't put me right on the cache, but it was easy with the hint. Thanks!

Inspiration Point Hitching Post

By: GeoBrowns (adopted by BuckyD) Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

Unfortunately, I didn't have a horse to hitch here, and haul me back down. The views were not bad today, just a little hazy. Thanks!

Woodland Trail

By: GeoBrowns Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

After hiking up to Eagle Rock, I came over to this side and did a bit more hiking. This is my first visit to Alum Rock, and I am starting to become quite familiar with it. Thanks!

Railway Bridge

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

I almost gave up on this one, then read the last log and remembered another Geobrowns cache that was extremely well crafted and well placed. The coordinates are right on. Thanks!

Horse Chestnut Trail

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

I had never been to Alum Rock park before, and this was my first stop in the park. Thanks!

Alum Rock Bay View

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

I triple checked my numbers before setting out for the second stage. I had planned to make this my last cache of the afternoon, but after being tricked into a longer hike, I made a big loop and got a couple more. Thanks for the workout!

Eagle Rock

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

I was about an inch taller from mud on my shoes by the time I got here. The views were not bad, but a little hazy today. Thanks!

Alum Rock Overlook

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

This one was initially invisible to me. I searched the area around it, then widened my search, then went back to the bench, applied some tecnu, and had a sip of water. I read the last few logs, then went back, and it was the first thing I saw. Thanks for the fun!

Once a bridge

By: Team feline Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I found the wrong place to rest, then walked around and found the right place. Thanks!

Spring Time

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

I spied this one from across the creek, then headed back to the bridge. I don't think anyone would cross this creek today except at a bridge. Thanks!

Once Bitten, Twice Shy

By: CDNinCA Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

This was my last stop of the afternoon, after making a big loop hike up and down the hillside. The coordinates didn't get me very close, and I probably would have DNF'd without the hint. Thanks!

F.A.M.E. #1

By: DavidT21 & Fisherwoman Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

The trail was a bit muddy this morning, and got worse as I got closer to Eagle Rock. Not too much problem here. Thanks!

MISSION: Eastside Cache Dispersal

By: Team feline Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

First, I emptied my shirt pocket so I wouldn't dump it contents into the creek, then I made the reach and grab. I didn't take anything to disperse because it is a little too far from home for maintenance. Thanks!

Eagle Rock Trailhead

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

The coordinates are good, but the weeds are tall, and some of them have prickers. What Kablooey said is correct, but it still took me a long time to spot the cache, right about where I thought it would be. Thanks!

Wildlife Center

By: spider3 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Lots of folks out and about on this Saturday morning. Thanks!

Mar 4, 2005

Creekside Park

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

Made a quick dash from my car in the rain at lunchtime. Took a bead and the TPS sig item #147. Thanks!

GeoBeads #1 ? Around the Corner

By: zapboy with help from workerofwood Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

Not too many folks milling about in the rain, but the restaurant tables were packed. I grabbed a string and bead. There are three left. Thanks!

BADGES Power!

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

Seems fine to me. This is definitely a workerofwood classic. I didn't hunt for it in the rain at the BADGES event, but stopped by on my way home from work. Thanks!

Sunday Soccer

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

The rain stopped just long enough at lunchtime for a short hike down the trail. The cache wasn't the first place I looked, but found it with the hint. Thanks!

Mar 3, 2005

Rivermark Park

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

This area is incredibly busy at lunchtime. I could see where the cache was going to be from the hint, so I made a quick grab. Thanks!

Got Bugs?

By: bullit & mickeychopchop Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I decided to check this one out at lunchtime. I got rid of most of my bugs a few days ago, so I just came by to see where it was and sign the log. I brought my mud shoes, and didn't have much problem, but the weeds are pretty high around here. Thanks!

Hawaiian Language Lesson #3

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

I guess this completes my lessons. I stopped by the very appropriate cache location at lunchtime, spotted it immediately, and was the first to sign the new log. Thanks!

Mar 2, 2005

Historical Mystery Tour is Going to Take You Away

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

I wheedled a hint at the BADGES event, did some googling, and finally figured out what this one was about. I stopped by on my way home last night, but couldn't see anything. Today I re-read the cache page, left work a little earlier for more daylight, put on my glasses, and saw the cache right away. Nice job on both the puzzle and cache!

Mar 1, 2005

Forgotten Psychedelic Rock Venue #1THE BOLD KNIGHT

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

This is close to work, so I decided to run over at lunchtime, while it was still there. Thanks!

Feb 28, 2005

Sunnyvale Skate Park

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

I stopped by at lunchtime, and found it quickly. I found a couple of these buggers over the weekend, so maybe I'm getting better at it, or I was just lucky this time.

Feb 27, 2005

BADGES Dinner #6 (South Bay)

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

Thanks to the organizers for putting on a great event, and I enjoyed meeting several cachers I had known only through their logs.

Secret Walkway #6.1 - Los Gatos Creek Trail?

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

With the hint, I concentrated my search in the right area, but it still took a while to find. Thanks!

Travel Bug Trader III

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

The area in front of the cache is getting a bit beaten down, but I did my best to be low-impact and to rehide well. I dropped three travel bugs and a Monkey Cache monkey.

Cache Cove

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

No trouble, when you know what you are looking for. Thanks!

Los Gatos Creek - Revisted #5

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

I stopped by on a busy Sunday afternoon, but didn't have much trouble grabbing and returning it. Thanks!

WG Portal

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

I made a quick stop on a Sunday afternoon. Thanks!

Watto's Junk Yard Cache.

By: Boba Fett Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I made a little cache run this afternoon, and this was the first stop. Thanks!

Feb 26, 2005

TC1-2005

By: popeye2 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

I had just finished TC4, and my shirt was soaked with sweat, so I decided I might as well do another TC. I have been up here a couple times already over the past year, and it always provides a good workout. Took the Slow boat travel bug. Thanks!

Ceara's First Puzzle

By: Ceara (with help from WeBeDnD) Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Micro

Nice pictures! I picked up workerofwood's sig item #15. Thanks!

Fremont Older OSP's Side Door

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

I planned to do a couple caches in Fremont Older, and this seemed like the logical trailhead, so I stopped by this morning. No problem with the coordinates or cache. Thanks!

Terrain Challenge 4

By: popeye2 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

My routes in and out were different. I can't say that one was a lot better than the other. Thanks for the hike!

Feb 25, 2005

Picture This

By: trd4me Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Stopped by on the way back to Petaluma from the Cheese Factory. Thanks!

Feb 24, 2005

Green Bells

By: Karin S Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

We were camped at Wright's Beach, and had seen the chimes from Hwy 1. We made this the first stop on a daytrip down to Point Reyes. Thanks!

Do The Math

By: Haicoole Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

I did the math, and it looks like 41. This cache is much easier than you might think as you drive up. Mrs. Bytemobile found it first, and it was on the ground. I put it back where I thought it fell from. Thanks!

Cable Crossing

By: dgreno Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

Mrs. Bytemobile spotted an osprey along Hwy 1, just before we got to the cache parking, then we watched its mate, perched next to the nest, on a pole near the parking area. Thanks!

Tacky Stash #1

By: Novato Larry Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

We were looking for a place to eat lunch, and there are lots of choices in this town. We parked, took a short hike to the cache, and ate at the Taqueria. Thanks!

Abandoned Oyster Farm

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

Tree trimmers were working here in the morning and were parked in the pullout, so we passed. We came back by here about 6:15 pm, and there was still a little light so we decided to give it a try. Mrs. Bytemobile made it up the ledge and headed for the cache, while I tried wandering around in the growing darkness. Took the Honeymooners travel bug. Thanks!

Children's chimes

By: Haicoole With T Mad Max Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

The web pages stored on my Palm have only the last four logs, so I didn't have SKWERL's coordinates. We hiked along the fence until we were 0.1 mi from the posted coordinates (per Boulter), then started checking trees on both sides. Boy, these are some gnarly trees!

Light Up

By: yfbtanky Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Virtual

We came down for a daytrip from our campsite up near Bodega Bay. We had been on the lookout for whales all week, but learned that February is kind of an off month between the southbound and the northbound migration. Still, Mrs. Bytemobile was persistent, and was the first to spot a whale headed for the point from the south. We watched the whale come around the point, and spotted it all the way around to the beaches north of the point. We were surprised at how closely the whale followed the coastline. This was our first visit to Point Reyes, and we enjoyed coming here.

Feb 23, 2005

Adobe Creek Cache

By: Merlin & ceara Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

On the way back, we watched a big brown bunny hop through the field across from the cache. There was a hawk on a lamp pole at the end of the field, probably watching the same thing. Thanks!

Alman Marsh Cache

By: Merlin & ceara Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Mrs. Bytemobile and I were the first to sign on the brand new dry log. Thanks!

Bird's Eye View

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

Mrs. Bytemobile and I headed in to Petaluma for a day trip from our campsite along the coast, and this looked like a perfect spot to park and have a look around. Thanks!

Mr. Petaluma

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

I left Mrs. Bytemobile at Starbucks, logging on to check her e-mail at work. This was the closest cache, so I walked down and had a look. Thanks!

Purple Motion

By: forman Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I spied the likely spot, grabbed and got nothing, so I grabbed at the other likely spot and got it. Thanks!

River Walk Cache

By: forman Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

This cache is obvious and relatively exposed as you walk along the trail. I was beating the bushes unnecessarily and not finding it, when Mrs. Bytemobile pointed it out. Thanks!

Rouge et Noir

By: LooneyTunes Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

Mrs. Bytemobile and I were last here nearly 30 years ago, on the day we first met. Thanks for the memories!

Baulk, Baulk

By: H.Potter Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

We were camped along the coast and came over to Petaluma for a little sightseeing and geocaching. Mrs. Bytemobile had been in this area some time ago for a dog show. Thanks!

Blooming Cachers

By: Haicoole, with the Petaluma Navy Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This looks like the hill that time forgot. We stopped in the morning on our way from Bodega Bay to Petaluma, and it was quite peaceful. Thanks!

One Rock, Two Rock, ........

By: bykenut Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

Mrs. Bytemobile was driving, so I was free to look for caches, and this one was right along our route. Thanks!

Flat Wake

By: dgreno Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

We parked at the marina, and I got Mrs. Bytemobile this far by showing her there was another geocache just up the trail, then another... I was originally intending to park at Shallenberg Park, but didn't know where it was, and didn't see coordinates posted for it. Thanks!

Feb 22, 2005

Stop for the Sea Lions and Pelicans

By: Primate Social Club Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

We stopped for the sea lions and saw a big pile of them on the far side of the river. There was also a big bull laying by himself a ways away. Thanks!

The Idiot

By: Haicoole Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

We enjoyed the smells here, but didn't otherwise indulge. The cache was well hidden, but we found it after a short search. Thanks!

The Sixth Dwarf

By: Haicoole, with Junewalker Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I was here once before launching a canoe, and wondered what this structure was. Now I know. Thanks!

Special Sebastopol Sculptures

By: Karin S Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

We were staying by the coast and came by here on a day trip. We enjoyed the little hike up and down the street to see something that we would surely have missed without geocaching. Thanks!

Over or Under

By: Ben Ezzell Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

I used this bridge a couple years ago to get to some tennis courts when I was staying at Riverlane resort. Today, Mrs. Bytemobile and I were passing through, on our way back to our coastal campsite from Healdsburg. Thanks!

Starr Pacific

By: mike55, adopted by Team NoBARC Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I was discouraged when we first stopped, because I have spent 20 - 30 minutes on metal structures much smaller than this looking for a micro. Mrs. Bytemobile went right to it, though, and found it right away. Thanks!

Running Fence

By: elkhorn98 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

This was our first stop of the morning, heading from our coastal campsite, to Sebastapol, Santa Rosa, and Healdsburg. I remember seening the Running Fence in the papers, but never got up here to see it.

Feb 21, 2005

Bigger View

By: BKip (Adopted by The Lazy Sunbathers) Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

Nice craftsmanship on the cache. This cache was a great incentive to get myself and Mrs. Bytemobile out of the car and up the trail to a bigger view. Thanks!

Bob's Birthday Bache

By: mootman Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

This is a great spot for a cache. It provided the incentive for myself and Mrs. Bytemobile to hoof it on up to see the views. Nice view of the marine lab from here, too. Thanks!

The Fifth Dwarf

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

This was a long hike up the beach from Wright's Beach, where Mrs. Bytemobile and I were camped. We found steps to go up the bluff, and a bridge to get over the creek, found the cache without too much problem. A big black cloud blew over us on the way back and drenched us as we completed our adventure.

Rabbit Eye View

By: Rich Gibson,Maintained by Forman Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Large

It is always nice to visit one of the early caches. You probably wouldn't do one quite like this today, but I don't have a problem with it. The paths were not very well worn to the cache. Thanks!

The Hole in the Head

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

Mrs. B and I set up camp at Wright's Beach on Sunday, and came down down to see the sights and geocache today. Had no memory of this project since we both came to California in the early 70's.

Feb 19, 2005

Banana Slug Highway

By: digitalfish Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

My GPSr was leading me all over the place, so I finally concentrated on the hints, found the landmarks, then the cache. I left the Vroom Vroom travel bug. It wants to travel the highways, so I thought the Banana Slug Highway would be appropriate.

Green Finger Alley

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

The Portola trail map shows quite an extensive trail system through this area. I'd like to come back and explore some more when it is drier. This trail is still closed to horses, so you'll have to hoof it yourself. Thanks!

Shady Trail

By: digitalfish Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This town seems to have lots of trails. I'd like to see more of them, maybe when it is a little less wet and muddy.

Sunset Lane

By: digitalfish Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

My GPSr autorouted me to a deadend with a little parking lot. There were no signs, so I just parked and took a little hike. The trails were a bit muddy, and there were a few drops of rain, but the views were nice. Thanks!

Los Trancos Trek

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

The Creek was running strong this morning. There were a couple guys out before 8 am this morning getting the field ready, but it looked a little soggy to me.

New Life From Old

By: digitalfish Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I came from the Banana Slug Highway and had to cross the creek. It was pretty high from the rain, and was running over the top of one of the stepping stones, so the crossing was a little exciting. Thanks!

CASA de TABLETA

By: Rain734 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

Nobody around before 8 am this morning. A dog across the way was the only one who paid me any mind. Took the Vroom Vroom travel bug.

Ma and Pa Stanford's Old Red Barn

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

The distance is more like 230 feet. I should have spotted the area indicated by the hint sooner, but didn't see it until I walked around a while. Thanks!

Cache No Cache

By: Dogen Zenji Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

This was my first visit to this part of the park. Other trails were muddy this morning, but this one has a pretty high grade road nearly to the cache. Thanks!

Bald Spot

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

This is quite a nice neighborhood and park. I spotted the cache quickly, and as I was putting it back, the rain started up again. Thanks!

Feb 18, 2005

SC-10 - Bracher Park

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

I came out at lunchtime to grab a puzzle cache, struck out, and came by here for a consolation cache. The log was completely soaked and I did a poor job of signing.

Feb 16, 2005

Hawaiian Language Lesson #2

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

Thanks for the second lesson. I headed out at lunchtime, which happened to be dry for a change, and found it quickly.

Hawaiian Language Lesson #1

By: WeBeDnD Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Other

The first time I saw this, I tried to find some online translator help, and wound up with a site that hijacked my browser and threw popups at me. This time, using Firefox, I had better luck with finding a translator, but I really only got the gist of it. No problem finding the cache, though.

Feb 14, 2005

Margarita Trail

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

This is a very nice area and a nice path. I wouldn't mind living in this neighborhood. Thanks!

Down, Down, Down!

By: hummingbird jr. Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I stopped by at lunchtime today, and had the playground pretty much to myself. Thanks!

As far as we could go!

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

The trail was not too muddy today, but I expect it will be later this week. Lots of birds were about and making a racket at lunchtime today.

Feb 13, 2005

BADGES Dinner #6 (South Bay)

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

I'll be there with spouse, for a total of two adults.

Historic Palo Alto 3 - RAFAEL ?S RANCHO

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

I was riding around with Mrs. Bytemobile on this Sunday afternoon and convinced her to stop for a couple caches. Had no problems with this one. Thanks!

Along the De Anza Trail 7 - Embarcadero

By: MotorBug (a series by Marky & Joani) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

The GPSr autorouted me to exactly the right spot for this one. Found it with Mrs. Bytemobile. Thanks!

Olive 2 Pardee

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

This one is way easier when it is actually here. Found it with Mrs. Bytemobile.

Feb 12, 2005

Sag Ponds on the San Andreas Fault

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

I got up here a little after 8 am on a pretty nice Saturday morning. I have been up here geocaching before, but never hiked the Fault Trail. I spotted a bobcat on the hill above Station 3, but he spotted me about the same time and didn't stay around for a photo. As I was headed back from Station 9, a deer came charging up through the woods, stopped on the trail and had a look at me, then went charging off again. Thanks for your efforts, WoW, in putting together this cache.

Shhh! The Bonus part II

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

I was just on the other end of this trail about 20 minutes earlier. I followed the directions, and didn't have much trouble finding the cache. Thanks!

Oregon Cache

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

I initially missed the trailhead across the street, but found it on the way back. No problems finding the cache. Thanks!

~ Look Out For Flying Needles ~

By: ~ AfricanQueen & Khumbupacesetter ~ Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

No one around at 7:30 am on a Saturday morning. I had to look around a bit before I figured out where the cache must be. Thanks!

Achistaca

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

I wasted a little time looking for an ammo box, then read the cache page and found it quickly. Thanks!

LT01 Trail Head

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

This is a tricky hide, and it took me a while to come across it. Thanks!

Deck-View

By: woggs1 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

I thought this was a very nice cache -- a scenic hike, and a unique destination. I wish I had taken a picture of the windmill along the way. Thanks!

Meet at the Crossroads.

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

No one was in the immediate area, and I had no trouble spotting it. That was good because I was getting hungry, and this was going to be the last cache for this trip. Thanks!

Troll Lizard

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

I guess I was the first one here this morning, a little after 8 am. Grabbed it with no problem. Thanks!

Razorback Ridge

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

Very nice area. The ammo box was full, but I didn't take time to go through it after I heard voices down the trail. Thanks!

Woodstone

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

I took a little detour on my trip down Skyline this morning to grab this one. Thanks!

Meadow Trail

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

I have been caching down this way once before -- it is a nice area. Thanks!

Pillars of Stone

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

First to sign on new, dry log. Thanks!

Feb 11, 2005

Quicksilver Sig Item Trading Post

By: Team Nazgul Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

The grass was a bit wet this morning. I traded a Ckayaks coin for a California geocoin.

Communication Lines

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

Not much activity up here this morning. I think the battles are over, and all the lines seem to be communicating is 10,000 volts. Nice day to be up here, though.

Above Almaden Valley

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

I missed the wide, poison oak-free game trail. I found the one that goes under low hanging branches, but I kept heading uphill and eventually made it to the top. It is a nice spot, and I pulled out a bit of my lunch here to munch on. Thanks!

Assume Nothing #7: WoW's 45th Birthday Micro-Multi

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

I doubt if a normal person would plan to spend his day off doing this, so I told Mrs. Bytemobile, as she was getting ready for work, only that I was heading to Almaden Quicksilver. I thought the probability of my getting 45 finds in a row without a DNF was about zero, so I headed out with the attitude that I would do as much as I could, then come home for a nap and try again another day. I managed to muddle through, with good coordinates, and generous hints. I took along the spreadsheet and filled it out as I went along. Thanks CKayaks! I left a California geocoin, and took a CKayaks coin. Congrats, WoW, and I hope you try this hike again when you are 54.

Los Capitancillos Ridge

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

This is the time of year I like to hike up here. Just the right temperature for hiking. The sky was overcast, but the views were still not bad. Thanks!

Missing: One Horse

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

I spotted some fawn remains on the way over to this one. I wonder if there are mountain lions in the area?

Treehouse Hill

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

Wow, these are some old oaks on the hill. I used the cache camera to take picture of me and the mustard plants, but I doubt if it was well framed. Thanks.

Above the Mine

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

I came in from the dam, but hiked up the trail, grabbed another cache and came at this one from above. Thanks!

Jack's Jack O'Lantern

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

I headed out early for a day of caching in Almaden Quicksilver, and made this my first stop. Thanks!

Almaden & Almaden, New Almaden

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

The hint homed me in to the right location, but the cache was very well concealed, and still took a little while to find. Thanks!

This Ore That

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

I came by too early to see the museum, but will return sometime to visit. Thanks!

Missing Limb

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

I signed a few caches last weekend just after Jug & Roon, including the first stage of this one, then met them at Original Arches. I waited until today to come down for this one, and it is quite an interesting spot.

Up There Somewhere

By: Ruprex and his girl Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

I wandered off trail a bit before reading the cache page, then was able to find it quickly. Thanks!

Guadalupe Trail Cache

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

This is a nice spot. I have been planning to do this for a while, and things finally worked out today. Thanks!

Feb 10, 2005

Earth Red

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

I was basically right about where to look last time. Found it with a more thorough search this time. Another great day for a lunchtime walk.

Log a Lion

By: Lion & Aquaria Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

I found this lion a short walk from my house, guarding a front yard.

Feb 9, 2005

SC-15 - Intel Museum - LC

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

I decided to check out the museum at lunchtime today. I parked at the cache, which seems to be about the closest parking. I had a look around, pushed a few buttons, and listened to some of the presentations. If I had had more time, I would have taken the 1 pm tour. Thanks!

Fuller Street Park

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

I decided to have a look at the Intel Museum at lunchtime, and this made a nice stop along the way.

Feb 8, 2005

Sunnyvale Technology Museum

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

I may have seen that early Apple board or one like it, displayed by Steve and Steve in the lobby of the SLAC auditorium, at meetings of the Homebrew Computer Club. At the time, I didn't think much of their work, which was aimed at keeping the parts count and cost down, because I had a more modular and expandable system, the IMSAI 8080. Thanks for the fun.

Sunnyvale Public Library

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

Volumes of the Official Gazette continue their march to the basement as new volumes come in. Volumes for 1990 and later are currently upstairs, but I had no trouble getting someone to retrieve the volume in question from the basement. I think it was my natural charm and winning smile [:D]. I has been a while since I was a regular visitor here. Thanks!

Feb 6, 2005

Odd Nuts

By: Team LegGoes Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I used the hint, and spotted it about as soon as I walked up. Nice cammo!

SC-12 - 4 LCs, none left?

By: nostrada (adopted by Frivlas and OneAngryPupp Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

It took me a little while, but there was no one around this morning to wonder what I was up to. Thanks!

Knick Knack Pattie got Wacked

By: Team LegGoes Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I fouled up and looked at the wrong coordinates, but came back and worked it all out. Thanks!

Julian's End

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

The last time I was in the area, I passed on the cache because of the two officers sitting at the table across from the cache. This time, there were still lots of people, but I used my smoothest move.

"We Live Here"

By: Jim and Jeanette Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Yup, that must be art. Thanks for the opportunity to stop and check it out.

Original Arches

By: bykenut Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I was spotted putting the cache back by four geocachers, (Three of whom had already logged it.) I had a nice chat with them, and was able to glean a hint for the Tamien Station cache, which I had missed finding a little earlier. Thanks!

SGC San Jose

By: ChrissySkyking + Blaze Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

The last time I was here was with a group of Cub Scouts more than 10 years ago. I enjoyed coming back again.

A rose...

By: ChrissySkyking + Blaze Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was my first visit to these gardens, and it was on a very nice Sunday morning. Thanks!

Curtner Station

By: Stacy & Jerry; Adopted by cachbefound Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I parked in front of the cache and made a quick grab. Thanks!

Tamien Station

By: Stacy & Jerry; Adopted by cachbefound Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I had trouble with this one, gave up, and went on to other caches. I was able to get some info from some cachers I met at Original Arches, and came back for a quick find. Thanks!

Northern CA Solar System Model: Planet Mercury

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

I found it without too much trouble. I did Earth yesterday, and I'll have to check what I have left to do in this series. Thanks!

Gone But Not Forgotten

By: Johnnyb5 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

I think this one gets watered regularly. I dumped the water out of the cache. The log was still usable. Thanks!

Feb 5, 2005

Northern CA Solar System Model: Planet Earth

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

I was waiting for some glasses at Lenscrafters, and decided to hike for a couple caches. Some day I will finish this series. Shortly after I left the cache, I met a group of new cachers and had a nice chat.

Chameleon Row

By: GeoROCKS! Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I was having no luck with the posted coordinates, then tried atc's and found it with no problem. Thanks!

Feb 4, 2005

Mountain View's other tallest mountain

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

This was a great day to be out at lunchtime. Nice work on the container!

Earth Red

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

I thought I knew what I was looking for, and exactly where it was from Terraserver, but I had a limited amount of time to search, and had no luck. It was a nice lunchtime to be out by the bay, though.

Feb 1, 2005

MiddleField Madness

By: MadDad (maintained by bullit) Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

Just before noon, I checked for new caches near my work, and by golly, there were two. I turned this one into a short hike by coming in the Creekside Park entrance. Thanks!

East Evelyn Oaks

By: MadDad (maintained by bullit) Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

Very nice work on the container! I thought it was just a little too exposed, so I returned it to a state where you have to look a little closer to spot it. Thanks!

Jan 31, 2005

At What Cost?

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

Came by here for a consolation cache after striking out on a nearby puzzle cache. Thanks!

Google Falls

By: MadDad (maintained by bullit) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Very peaceful area, with a few folks wandering around at lunchtime today. Thanks!

Zeno's Paradox

By: Chris & Janet Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This is also about the third time I've been here. Today, I was hopeful that the cache might be here, but I sure couldn't spot it.

Jan 29, 2005

Pete's Castle

By: Mr. Ranger Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I have been by here before, but didn't pay any attention to this structure. Thanks!

Llama View

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

The llama was out this morning, and so was a big deer with a huge rack in a nearby field. Thanks!

JESTER

By: WeBeDnD Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I found a tool on the web to make the substitutions, and found the cryptogram to be quite solvable without using the keyword as a starting point. It was all very satisfying when everything worked out. Thanks!

The Sound of Silence

By: Linc-Clan Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

My GPSr said I was much closer on the wrong side, so it took me a while to come around. When I did, the cache was a quick find. Thanks!

Byrne Preserve Ski Jump

By: budd-rdc Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

After finding this one, I decided to hike on over to "Pet Lovers". I was amazed at how extensive the trails are back here. Thanks!

The Lord of the Ring

By: Linc-Clan (adopted by ed777) Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I was impressed by this one. The path is well worn now, so it's not too hard to figure out where to go. Thanks!

Los Altos Hills Pathways: Artemas Ginzton Pathway

By: budd-rdc Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This is a trailhead I hadn't seen before. The trail was quite muddy today, though. Thanks!

The Purple Heart

By: boulter Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I missed the meaning of the hint, but parked close by and found the cache quickly. I have been fortunate in my geocaching adventures so far, with nothing more than a little soreness and an elbow scrape.

Pet Lovers

By: scrgeo (adopted by atc) Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I hiked on over from "Byrne Preserve Ski Jump". The trails around here are amazing extensive, and amazingly muddy today. Thanks!

State of Confusion

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

This is another puzzle I took along for a plane ride. I had to wait till I got home, however, to gather the info to complete the solution. Made a quick drive by pickup this morning. Thanks!

Jan 28, 2005

Why isn't there a cache here?

By: boulter Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

This was my second stop of the day, and it still looked like rain was coming. I came over from Lone Pine, and it sure seemed like a through trail for me. Thanks!

Wild Turkey

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

I picked the wrong parking spot, and hiked up a steep trail after a long hike through Stevens Canyon and Fremont Older. I missed this little spot on my previous caching trip to this area. Thanks!

Lost Trail

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

I didn't read the cache page or hint before wandering a little off trail, but found the cache just as I got back to the trail. Thanks!

Lone Pine Overlook

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

It looked like rain this morning, but I headed out for a hike anyway. This was my first stop, and I took a few minutes to have a look over at TC1-2005, to see how to approach it. Certainly only a billy goat would come from this side, so I filed a picture of it away for another day. Thanks!

Over Here

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

There was a handy stick, ready to poke around in the place where the cache isn't. I poked a little, then looked around, and found the cache in a better spot. Thanks!

We chose poorly

By: mfc61 and The Petoskey Stones Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Micro

After I found it, I thought it was an easy hide, but meanwhile, I had to go through a systematic search to find it. Thanks!

Maisie's Peak

By: Sharkz & bullit Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

The rain was pretty much over, and the view was not too bad. This was my first time up this part of the trail. Thanks!

PG & E 118

By: Sharkz & bullit Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

Stopped by on the way back to Villa Maria. The rain was pretty much done and it was a nice day for a hike. Thanks!

Is this the beginning or the end?

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

This was the beginning and the end for me. I forgot it coming in, but remembered on the way out. Thanks!

No Brakes!

By: bullit & Sharkz Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

Dropped Binky Bug and picked up Bello travel bug.

No Brakes!

By: bullit & Sharkz Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

As I approached the cache, there was a clap of thunder and a light rain started up. Hmm, was that an omen? I considered for a moment whether I should cut short my hike, but decided that walking in the rain wouldn't be so bad, and I can do anything I want on my day off. Thanks!

360 view

By: bullit & Sharkz Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Micro

The rain was still coming down, but I wanted to make full use of the $5 parking fee I paid at Stevens Canyon. Thanks!

Bee Sting

By: bullit & Sharkz Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

As I approached the cache I realized that some months ago I had come this far on my bike from the Prospect Road entrance to Fremont Older. The rain was going steady and I was happy to be on foot because of both the mud and the terrain. Dropped Bella travel bug.

Stevens Creek Spillway

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

I stopped for this one on my way back to the Villa Maria picnic area. It wasn't too hard to spot. Thanks!

Nob Hill

By: stbk Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

I decided to keep on hiking from Maise's Peak, even though I could have come closer with the car. This was my turn around point for the hike back to Stevens Canyon and Villa Maria. This was my first visit to this area, and even though it was a bit muddy today, it was nice. Thanks!

SPELEOTHEM!

By: montythemule & Chick-N-Rock Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I came up this road once before, but missed the speleothem. I guess I must have been looking at the road. Thanks for the geology lesson, and the trip to an interesting spot!

Jan 27, 2005

Crossings Circle

By: RodnSon Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I stopped by on a lunchtime cache run. No problem finding this one!

Crossing Adobe

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

I have been here before for another cache, but I came from the other direction and didn't see the plaque. This is a neat spot and deserves a cache. Thanks!

Portkey

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

My favorite thing about geocaching is that it gets me outdoors quite often, hiking and biking along trails I haven't visited before, and in weather that I would normally be home, vegging in front of the TV. Thanks!

Point of Light - Palo Alto Tower of Mystery

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

I have been meaning to stop by this one for some time. It popped up along my route as I was heading for another cache, so I stopped by to give it a shot. I read the hints, and spotted it without too much trouble. Thanks!

POP #5

By: WeBeDnD Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This puzzle rode along for a second plane ride in the last six months, and it finally graduated to the solved puzzles folder. My first visit to the cache site was unproductive, and I asked the cache owner for another hint. I will blame my problems on a full parking lot and a failure to expand my search area. Thanks for the fun!

Jan 25, 2005

SC-14 - Finding a race track?

By: nostrada (adopted by Frivlas and OneAngryPupp Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Great idea! This was a lot of fun. I headed out and found it at lunchtime today.

No Name (yet?) Park

By: Jim and Jeanette Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

A puzzle cache brought me to the general area at lunchtime today, and I thought I would look for a few others while I was at it. Thanks!

Urban Assault #17

By: Ruprex and his Girl Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I came out at lunchtime today to find a puzzle cache, and this was the next nearest, so I came by. Thanks!

Jan 24, 2005

ReMorse on a Road to Nowhere

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

I should have solved this one when it first came out. The primary clue popped out at me as I went through my folder of unsolved puzzles on a flight back to New Jersey. The cache location turned out to be just a short walk from work. Thanks!

POP #4

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

I'm sure the person in the next seat thought thought I was a bit odd as I worked this puzzle on a flight to Newark. This is the second flight I've taken it along, and finally something clicked. Thanks!

Jan 23, 2005

SC-13 - Forgotten Park - LCs

By: nostrada (adopted by Team Nazgul) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

The cache was laying in the open on the ground, so I moved it a foot or so back to where it might have come from.

SC-9 - Westwood Park

By: nostrada Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This was another quick stop on my Sunday afternoon tour of Santa Clara. Thanks!

SC-5 - Harris Lass Museum - LCs

By: nostrada (adopted by Bughound) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Found it on the second grab. Thanks!

SC-4 - Women's Club Adobe - LCs

By: nostrada (adopted by Frivlas and OneAngryPupp Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was another quick stop on my Sunday afternoon tour of Santa Clara. Had a look over the fence at the Adobe. Thanks!

SC-3 - Find #2 and LC

By: nostrada (adopted by shadow101) Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This spot was like deja vu all over again. Not too busy here on a Sunday afternoon. Thanks!

SC-2 - Villa Locationless

By: nostrada (maintained by shadow101) Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I didn't want to hang around here long, and fortunately, I hit paydirt on my first grab. Nice container!

SC-1 - Debra's Garden

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

Interesting little spot. I made a quick grab with the hint. Thanks!

That is your story?

By: nostrada (adopted by OneAngryPuppy and Frivla Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

BirdLoverSara's story: "This must be where the cops hide out to track the number of people who go over 80 mph on San Thomas." This is obviously nonsense because cops don't need to hide out to catch speeders here. They can just drive down the expressway, and people will pass them.

SC-7 - Transit Center

By: nostrada (adopted by budd-rdc) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This area was not busy on a Sunday afternoon, and I was able to park next to the cache. Thanks!

SC-11 - Take me to the moon

By: nostrada (adopted by Team Nazgul) Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Well, here's something I hadn't seen before. I also found some new places to park when flying out of San Jose. Thanks!

Revenge of Nostrada, this will Taqueria of SC-15

By: Bear n Grin it Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This was the last stop on my Sunday afternoon tour of Santa Clara. Thanks!

SC- not! - What is wrong with this LC?

By: nostrada (adopted by Frivlas & OneAngryPuppy) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I've been out of town for three weeks, and decided to take a quick tour of Santa Clara. I grabbed this one on the way. Thanks!

SC-8 - Remember the Carli Field Lizards?

By: nostrada (adopted by Bughound) Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I think I was a little lucky on this one. I decided where to look, then got it from the second place I grabbed. Thanks!

Free WiFi, but only for some

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

After three weeks in New Jersey, I did a little catch-up caching by taking a tour of Santa Clara, and this one took me back to where I came in yesterday. Thanks!

Diatte FUN BOX

By: dheeke (Adopted by Bughound) Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I think this is the only regular-sized cache I saw on my tour of Santa Clara this afternoon. Made no exchanges. Thanks!

What is your story?

By: nostrada (adopted by OneAngryPuppy and Frivla Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Back in the 50s when San Tomas Expressway was being built, a large area was dug deep in the ground and a huge bomb shelter was built. This building is the entrance to the shelter.

Jan 16, 2005

Manasquan River Flood Plain

By: Team Polak Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

The mud was frozen early this morning, so I didn't have much trouble with it. Thanks!

Steaming through the Pines

By: NJmtber (Quin) Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I'm here on business from California, and spent the morning caching in Allaire. I was here early and there weren't too many folks around, but there were five deer grazing in the big grassy area. Left USA Geocoin #12346. Thanks!

Moss-itively Easy!

By: Family5 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I'm here on business from California, and spent the morning hiking and caching in Allaire. This was a nice cache, just off the trail. Thanks!

Allaire Electric

By: KNR (Maintained by Ekitt10) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

I'm here on business from California, and spent the morning caching at Allaire. At "Where Are We", I was .45 miles from this one, so I decided to come on over. I saw lots of bike riders on the way. Thanks!

Not too many places to hide

By: J & B Super Sleuths Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I'm here on business from California, and decided to spend the morning hiking and caching at Allaire. I tried to take a picture with the camera, but it was out of film. There seemed to be a couple film containers in another bag, but my fingers were getting to cold to investigate. Took geocoin #12346.

Quaker Burial Ground - 1778

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

I'm here on business from California, and this sounded like an interesting spot. I made this my first stop on a frosty Sunday morning, and had no trouble with traffic. Thanks!

WTC-911

By: DreamChazer Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

I had big trouble with this one, but finally expanded my search a little and found it. My really big trouble was in getting back to my car. I wandered out on the golf course, then back down to the river, over a log, through a bog, then back to a trail. Thanks for the adventure!

Where Are We?

By: DreamChazer Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

As the crow flies, this is fairly close to "I lost my marbles". Unfortunately, this old crow doesn't fly, but I did find a log to cross the river, and found a trail on the other side. Thanks!

I Lost My Marbles on Gilligan's Island (uC#2)

By: marathon_man & Family Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Micro

I'm here on business from California, and I've seen a lot of damp cache logs, but this is the first damp, frozen log I've seen. I pried it apart and found a spot to sign. Normally these containers are fairly water tight. At some point, it must not have been fully closed. I didn't have much trouble with the crossing. Thanks!

Jan 15, 2005

Merlin's Realm

By: merlinskeepers Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

The cache was a fairly easy hike after I figured out where to park. Saw a couple with a big dog who looked like he would take a bite out of me if he had half a chance. Made no trades. Thanks!

off to work I go

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

Not a soul around on this frosty Saturday morning. I got a good angle and spotted the cache after a little looking around. Thanks!

angryEMT's old stomping grounds

By: angryEMT Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

This was my challenge of the morning. My GPSr autorouted me to promising cul-de-sac, but it turned out that I was on the wrong side of the river. I drove around, hiked out to the cache, and found that high water had made the cache site into an island. I bridged the gap with a big branch, and found the cache after getting up close and personal with some greenbriars. Thanks for the adventure!

ALL'S WELL TOUCHDOWN

By: DaddyBird & MOMof3EMT Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

The posted coordinates are about 150 feet from the cache. Used Team Chumly's to find it.

Bridge Over Troubled Geocache Seekers Water?

By: muddy boots Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

No one around but the Canadian geese this frosty morning. Found the cache quickly, made no trades. Thanks!

70's BREAK

By: MOMof3EMT & Daddy Bird Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

The top was exposed, so I added a few leaves for cover. Thanks!

BLUEBERRY BONES

By: MOMof3EMT & DaddyBird Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

The coordinates are not great on this one, but found it after wandering around a bit. Thanks!

The Cache

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

I brought my rented minivan in as far as "Skippy in the Wild", then decided to hike on in to this one. The cache was lying exposed on the ground, so I picked it up and put it where I thought it had been. Thanks!

Greyflank's Second Cache

By: Greyflank Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I wandered a little before finding the park entrance, then three caches here were straightforward. Thanks!

Crossley Kids

By: Team Bayberry Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I'm here on business from California, and getting a little caching in on the weekends. I decided to call it a day and was headed back to the hotel when I spotted this one just off the highway I was travelling. All the water filled holes in the road were a little intimidating, so I left my rented car near the entrance and hiked in. The hints were great, and I followed them exactly. Thanks!

OLD STAGE 7 OF THE 2003 CACHE HUNT

By: Geoman007 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Other

I'm here on business from California, and getting a little caching in on the weekends. The park was pretty quiet this frosty morning, and I had no trouble with muggles or caches here. Thanks!

River in the Wood

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

I'm here on business from California and getting a little caching in on the weekends. Had no trouble with this one. Thanks!

Skippy in the WILD

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

I'm here on business from California, and this was an adventure in my rented minivan. The road was fine at the beginning, then the water filled holes got bigger, and the sand got deeper. I forged on, however, and parked near the cache. It is well concealed, so it took a bit of poking around to find it. Thanks!

BIG OLD DEAD CACHE

By: themagician Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I'm here on business from California and getting a little caching in on the weekends. This cache is a nice little hike in the woods after a drive by a scenic lake. Thanks!

Jan 13, 2005

Secret Hideaway in the Pines

By: muddy boots Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

This is a great spot. I certainly would never have found it without a cache. I stopped by at the end of the work day and found it quickly. Thanks!

Jan 9, 2005

Willpower in Waretown

By: ski Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

This was a nice long walk in the woods, but I was hoping to see something more interesting at the end of it. The cache was in great shape. I disagree with the previous finder about a small car being able to make it -- you definitely need a high clearance vehicle. I recommmend hiking from the tennis courts. I also think the difficulty rating is too high by a couple stars, and the terrain rating it a bit high also. Thanks for the cache!

Feelin Buggy at Eno's Pond

By: muddy boots Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I'm here on business from California, and getting a little caching in on the weekends. I thought this was a great park with a little of everything. Found the cache without too much trouble, but didn't really get the hints. Thanks!

Forgery at the Forge?

By: muddy boots (Adopted by Arrow One) Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I was here early in the morning, and there was already someone here, just sitting in his pickup truck. I had a look at the river, then circled back for the cache. I think the difficulty rating is too high by a couple stars. Thanks!

Dover Forgery

By: angryEMT Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

This was a nice little hike on a chilly morning. I'm on a business trip from California, and getting a little caching in on the weekends. I spotted the cache after a little looking around, about 15 feet from where I zeroed out. Thanks!

CAT & DOG HOTEL

By: MOMof3EMT (Adopted by Arrow One) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

This was my first stop, before 8 am this morning. I was out to get my caching fix, on a visit from California. Found it quickly. Thanks!

Holiday City

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

Made a quick stop on my way to Dover Forge. Thanks!

Double Trouble Cranberry Bogs

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

The hike was a bit chilly this morning, but I had gloves and a hat, so I was comfortable. I picked up a cranberry for a souvenir to take back to California. I didn't even have a single trouble finding the cache. TNLN. Thanks!

YOUR DEAD, AND IN TROUBLE TOO

By: jrjdive Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

I'm here on business from California, and getting a little caching in on the weekends. Double Trouble is one of the more interesting and nicer spots I have cached at so far. Thanks!

Dam, I'm in Double Trouble

By: JRJDIVE Adopted by Wanderings (Adopt by Arrow Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I'm visiting from California, and I think this park is one of the more interesting spots I have geocached at in the last two days. The coordinates were right on, and I spotted the cache as I walked up. Thanks!

Jan 8, 2005

On Broadway!

By: DiscGolfer Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I'm staying in Toms River, on a work assignment from California, and made a caching trip to the north this morning. Thanks!

Steve and Lauren's Nontraditional Wedding

By: gimmedecache! Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

The heaviest rain of the morning started up as I left my car for this one. I decided to head back to the hotel and dry out after this one. Made no exchanges. Thanks!

Go Fetch

By: TCNJPSU Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

Just two other folks here at the park on this rainy Saturday morning. I'm on a business trip from California, and just getting my geocaching fix. Thanks! Made no exchanges.

Flotsam & Jetty-sam

By: Valkyrie Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

Just a few folks on the boardwalk this rainy Saturday morning. I'm getting my first taste of New Jersey geocaching on a business trip from California. Made no exchanges. Thanks!

Bay Head Micro Cache

By: Bluehook Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I'm on a work assignment here from California, and this is my first day off. The rain was a not much of a problem this morning; it is probably raining harder in California. I would call this a small cache rather than a micro. Thanks!

Greyflank's First Cache

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

My first New Jersey cache, early in the morning with a discouraging light rain. I'll be working here a couple more weeks, and hope to find a few more caches. Thanks!

Metedeconk River Watch

By: GeoMedic and Capt'n Dave Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

My second New Jersey cache find. The top was off, but the plastic bag kept the log dry. I dumped the water out of the cache and put the lid back on. Thanks!

Jan 2, 2005

Free WiFi #2

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

There were a surprising number of folks out and about in the rain today. I don't know what the folks inside saw, but I made the grab quickly. Thanks!

McKenzie Park

By: WeBeDnD Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

Thanks for the holiday gift -- an easy WeBeDnD cache.

Cooper Duper

By: MadDad (maintained by bullit) Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

This is a most excellent, original cache. Thanks!

Why?

By: WeBeDnD Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

Why not?

The Sentence

By: The Rat Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I prefer not to ask for hints because it detracts from my sense of accomplishment when I solve a puzzle. I do, however, put puzzles on my watchlist, and eagerly read the latest logs. The last log spurred me to have another look at this one, and it started me on the path to a solution. Another masterful puzzle by the master. Thanks!

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