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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.

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