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Nov 25, 2006

TA@10K #0001: Bishops Gambit (AKA: Gun Jumper)

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

We didn't see any "trail", so we headed on over the edge. I zeroed out about 15 or 20 feet from the cache, which initially threw me off. I figured coordinates for this spot would be dead on. We searched hard, and finally spotted it, and having spotted it, didn't think it looked that hard to find.

Battery with a view

By: KDcool919 Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Micro

This is another cool spot that you can't really appreciate unless you come down here and climb around on it. We were initially stumped, then I stopped searching and read the full description, and we had it a couple minutes later. Thanks!

three wise men

By: cooperphoto Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

Ditto what Maverix said. It looks like a serious fence is going up here. I think number one son spotted this one first.

Rock Crusher

By: momagna Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I was happy to have both sons along on the hike today as extra searchers. Number one son got the right angle on this one and came up with the find. Thanks!

Crack Me Up

By: momagna with kdcool919 Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Micro

Number one son came up with this one while I was busy reading about the cache and checking the hint. Thanks!

Post Exchange

By: bthomas Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I came out here for a hike with my two sons today. This was the first cache that we had to seriously search for. We looked without the hint, then read the hint, then read a few of the last logs. I finally spotted the well-cammo'ed cache and we were on our way again.

its the water

By: cooperphoto Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I read the name of the cache out loud as we were walking up, and number one son had it in a flash. Thanks!

Bowling and Dollars

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

The hint worked out great. I spotted the landmark as we were walking up. I took the Maverix wooden nickel and left bytemobile turtle #359.

Perles Beach Approach

By: KDcool919 & Momagna Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

I don't think the road is open, but we didn't know that when we headed for the cache. We hiked clockwise around the island, and for this cache, we went off road and hiked down the concrete drainage ditch. The coordinates were right on for us. I searched within inches of the well-buried cache and didn't spot it. Number one son searched the area again and came up with it. It is a rather damp spot, which will probably hasten rusting of the cache. Number one son was happy to find a bandaid in the cache to put on his heel where his shoe was rubbing.

keep your guard up

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

I came out today for a hike with my two sons. Number two son was the first to spot this well-cammo'ed cache.

Yes, Fire Works

By: BKip Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

We considered trying this from below, but number two son was worried about burrs in his socks, so we went around and came down from above. We had to mount a serious search for this, and number one son found it (the second time he touched it). Thanks!

Stuart Overlook(a.k.a. "Angel Island Central")

By: WRITE SHOP ROBERT Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

The near vicinity of the cache was occupied when we walked up, so we sat on a nearby stump and started breaking out our sandwiches. Soon enough, the cache area was clear and we moved our picnic over there. Number one son found it, searching with sandwich in hand. Great views all around the bay tod ay!

Troop 333; Angels in White

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

We didn't look the description or break out the hint. We had the cache in hand before any of that was necessary. Great day for a hike here on the island.

Pt Stuart - Angel Island

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

This was our next-to-last cache on a clockwise hike around the island. The coordinates were good, and we found it right away. Great views from here today!

Battery not included

By: KDcool919 Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

We all thought of the game of Myst as we climbed around on this structure, searching for the cache. We didn't really understand the hint until we found the cache. Very cool spot!

Stuffed Bike Cache

By: momagna Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I also searched the gutter while number two son found the cache. This was our last stop on a clockwise hike around the island. Our timing was pretty good we got to the dock with about 15 minutes to spare. We had great day out here!

Raccoon Strait

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

We hiked clockwise around the island today, and we had time for just a couple more caches before heading for the ferry. We used the hint, and that made this a piece of cake. Thanks!

peace pipe

By: cooperphoto Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I didn't have to leave the road for this one. Both sons headed up the bank and tossed down the cache while I was still reading about it. I signed, tossed it back up, and we were on our way to have a look at Drew.

Nov 24, 2006

Water Tank View

By: budd-rdc Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

I thought this was tougher than the Terrain Challenge series. I spotted the beginning of the trail to the cache easy enough, but it soon turns into a maze of animal trails headed in various directions, and you have to keep backing up and retrying different branches -- except that I hate to retrace my steps, and ended up doing a lot of bushwacking. When I saw the long poison oak branch extending across the trail, I knew I was on the right track, and had the cache in hand a few minutes later. Note to future adventurers: If it looks like you are headed for a steep cliff, heed the fortune-cookie fortune that I have kept for many years, "Try a new system or a different approach."

Rock My World

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

I came up here for a puzzle cache, but decided to add another mile to the hike and come by here. It was a great day for hiking and a great day for views around the bay. There weren't many folks on this trail, but as I was re-hiding the cache, someone came right up the side trail that comes near the cache.

Bla'gard's Ruse 5 - Lime Rock Cascade

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

I had come up the Rhus Ridge Trail to Rancho for a couple other caches, and decided sort of spur-of-the-moment to hike on up here for a second try at this cache. I didn't watch the distance on my GPSr because I knew it would just discourage me, but I kept hoping that the Lime Rock Cascade would be just around the next corner as I hiked on up. The cache was still not the first object that I picked up and examined. It was partially covered with leaves and didn't really stand out, but I did finally spot it. The views around the bay were just tremendous up here today. Thanks!

Los Altos Hills Minefield

By: budd-rdc Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I didn't do very well solving this. My solution didn't look good in Google Earth, so I just picked a spot where I thought I remembered the trailhead to be and that worked out great for a drive-by. This is not my game, but both of my sons love it and are out on a course today.

LAH Pathways: Find the Trailhead

By: budd-rdc Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

When I was out and about yesterday, my habit of lifting up fence caps paid off with a big hint for this puzzle. I believe I have cached in this area before because everything looked familiar. The camo is great, but no problems finding it. Thanks!

Nov 23, 2006

LAH Pathways: Deer Creek

By: budd-rdc Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I was on a puzzle mission this morning, but this qualifies as one since parking is not obvious unless you have a map of the paths. Very cool old building!

Arastradero Trail Turnaround

By: Changes in Latitudes Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

This cache was not in my plan this morning, but I was driving right by here and decided to stop. I thought the nearby cell tower had some of the best camo that I have seen. It blends right in. Thanks!

LAH Pathways: Where's Fran?

By: budd-rdc Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I had a little time before the family got up and going this morning, so I headed out for a few caches. I wish Los Altos Hills would post a map of the paths on their site. I ended up hiking the length of the path, which is not a long hike. Thanks!

LAH Pathways: Hidden Valley

By: budd-rdc Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

I looked for this last spring. It turns out that my coordinates, derived from triangulating from the other caches were pretty good, but I decided at the time that the location did not look promising. Today, I stopped by a cache and looked at the lid to get the exact coordinates, and followed the deer trail to the cache. I left a popular swag item that originated in the city of Linz, and Bytemobile turtle #357.

Turtle Soup

By: trode Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

It took me a while to get started on this (hint: solve the cipher). After that, I knew exactly what to do, and found a little online help to automate the process. I headed out early this morning, and found the cool container. Great puzzle!

Nov 22, 2006

Time spent near the Ford-Temple bike path will...

By: Scorpion King Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This is in the neighborhood, so I checked out the listing this morning. I stopped by on my way home without GPSr. I just left the truck running while I signed. Thanks!

Nov 20, 2006

SHOEFLY'S 7TH HOME

By: ingmccleary Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I stopped by this nice park at lunchtime today. No problems finding the cache. I left Bytemobile turtle #356. Thanks!

Nov 19, 2006

You're a Pepper?

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

Sometimes you're lucky, sometimes you're not. I spotted this one as I walked up this morning, signed, and was on my way in a couple minutes.

End of the road

By: mom2sage Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

Gee, it looks like this was a busy spot today. This was my last stop of the day before heading home. Interesting old structure here. Thanks!

Anchors Aweigh

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

When I was in fourth grade I convinced my mom that I was too busy for piano and that the money for lessons was being wasted on me. Based on my performance at recitals, I think she had to agree. Still, I retained enough to get started on this, and after a couple tries I had what looked like good coordinates in Google Earth. I was out early on this foggy morning and the area was a little spooky. It took me a while to find the cache, but I had confidence in my solution, and kept at it until I had found a plastic bat, a plastic egg, and finally the cache.

Salty Cache

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

I found Pepper nearby, so I really didn't need Salt, but I came anyway. This turned out to be an interesting cache in an interesting spot. The nearby benchmark that Nazgul pointed out is apparently also a cell tower. I took nothing and left Bytemobile turtle #355.

Shady Coyotes

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

I stopped by on a late afternoon bike ride. I spent about 10 or 15 minutes here, then gave it up and rode on.

Vladimir has been kidnapped!

By: fulmar2 Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I came by once before at lunchtime, and could see that someone was right by the cache, so I kept rolling. This morning, I got a very early start. There was lots of fog, and it was still dark, so the place looked like a good spot for a spy's dead drop. No problems finding the cache. Thanks!

Coyote Creek Hill

By: STP Ron Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This is the kind of hill I can ride up. In fact, I passed another rider. However, there are plenty of times that I am pushing my bike up a hill. Thanks!

Bailey's Crossing

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

The first surprise was that I left the PDA in the car so I couldn't read about the cache. Next, I looked in the right spot, but missed seeing the cache. Then I found a surprise, and it led me back to the cache. Thanks!

MTF

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

I'm not normally up in this area in the morning, but I was on a mission. I grabbed the cache while it was still dark and foggy. My solution involved Microsoft Visual Studio and a little C program. Thanks!

Coyote Creek Pool

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

I headed out for an afternoon bike ride, and this was the first stop. It is a nice spot, right along the river.

Rust in Peace

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

I headed out for a late afternoon caching bike ride, and this was my turn-around point. No problems spotting the cache, even without the hint. Thanks!

Bailey's Oak

By: sloigo adopted by Seek2FindMe 6/8/2010 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I parked nearby for a little bike ride, then after I figured out where this must be, I rode on out and found it. Thanks!

The Calzone Cache

By: cowswithguns9119 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

This cache is within a couple miles of home, but I have managed to ignore it until this morning. I came by fairly early, so I had no problems finding it and signing. Thanks!

Nov 18, 2006

Former Ford Assembly Plant

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

I came by early on a Saturday morning, so I wasn't able to see any of the vintage autos. No problems finding the cache. Thanks!

Evergreen Sikh Temple

By: RiterH Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Small

I have been by here a few times on the way to Grant Ranch County Park, but didn't really know exactly what it was. No problems finding the cache. Thanks!

Shadow of the Tower

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

I was on a deadline, so I was a little panicked about finding it quickly, but it all worked out. The coordinates were great and I spotted it right away. I left Bytemobile turtle #354.

Cheechoo Cache

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

The keyword "lunchtime" in the cache description made this a target of mine this morning. It was the first stop for me, and I had no problems with trail traffic.

Mrs. Kelley's Orchard

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

It seems like you are out in the middle of the country here if you ignore the nearby apartments or condos. The cache was quite easy to spot, but will probably be less so as everything turns green. Thanks!

Nov 17, 2006

A View for Shamar

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

I agree that this is a great spot for a cache. The view this morning was like that out of an airplane window -- a clear view of mountain peaks across the bay, with solid cloud cover below. Things were changing as I left -- the fog and low clouds were moving in.

Maxi-Blinker

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

I was expecting something like a roadwork hazard blinker, but it really was a micro. I spotted it fairly quickly after reading the hint.

ES06 El Sereno OSP Thefogheads Secret Trailhead #1

By: Thefogheads Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

It was quite serene up here at 8 am this morning. I took longer than I should have to find the cache because I believed what my GPSr said before it had time to settle. I spotted the hide right away when I finally got to the right spot.

Lofty Lady

By: MamaBe & CTomGeo (adopted by halhal) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I had not noticed the lady before. I suppose she was put up on a whim by the property owners. No problems finding the cache.

TC-A Road Less Traveled

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

I have also enjoyed popeye2 caches, and of course, I have been a steady customer of CKayaks caches. I managed to find the trail turnoff without any pre-hike planning. It was very quiet down here this morning, especially with the fog. I left Bytemobile turtle #353.

Just A Little More Temptation

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Not chosen

Yeah, the additional caches brought me out here again. It was my fourth trip to El Sereno, and second from the Sheldon Road trailhead. This time there was a total of six caches for me to find.

GC Rules!

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

My GPSr was at least 50 feet from zeroing out, but the hint made this one easy enough to find. I had never been up in this area before. I followed the California Native Plant trail, and ended up in the right spot.

Only Shade Around

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Micro

I was wishing for some shade as I hiked up to the cache. I left my hat in the car since it was so overcast and foggy. However, the fog moved in as I headed down, and couldn't see over a few hundred yards.

Not A Thru Road

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

This was a foggy hike all the way down and back up. Also quite serene -- just me and the bunnies. I saw only one person all morning, and he was biking.

Nov 12, 2006

Rolling Hills 4-H

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

I had never walked back here before and didn't realize 4-H was here. Nobody was around this morning, so I had no problem searching. The coordinates were right on for me, but it still took a while to come up with it.

No Cache Here?!

By: dr.dolittle & faith Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

It was very quiet here today. I looked in the wrong place first, but it didn't take long to figure out where the right place was. Thanks!

McClellan Ranch Park

By: Sharkz Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I decided to do a cache run through Stevens Creek Park, and this was the first stop on my way. No problems with this one. Thanks!

Return to Nob Hill

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

I don't think I made it up and down as fast as bullit, but I did come to a nearby trailhead and had a short hike. The views were unlimited today, up and down the bay, and across the valley. Thanks!

Where did all the water go?

By: Mystery Ink Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

This cache turned out to be much easier than I thought it might be. I passed a huge line of hikers coming down the trail. I passed the cache as the last of the stragglers came by. I didn't spot anything on the first pass, but after I turned and came by again, it was a quick find. Thanks!

Alien Traveler II "Got Stuck"

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

This is one of several hikes I did today to clean out caches in Stevens Creek that popped up since my last visit. I thought the space ship was great! I left the Geofamily geocoin.

Oak View

By: British Invasion Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

This morning I was going after the caches that had popped up in Stevens Creek since my last visit. The view was unlimited up here -- Mount Diablo, the valley, and a nice view of the quarry operation. I took the Geofamily coin and left the PNG travel bug.

Nov 11, 2006

Little Cache of Horrors III

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

After finding "Little Cache of Horrors", I decided to give this one a shot as well. I thought this one was harder to open than it was to find, but I finally managed.

Lost in the Woods

By: Mystery Ink (adopted by Workerofwood) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I came by after the Bald Mountain CITO and found "Little Cache of Horrors" and "Little Cache of Horrors III", so I thought I might as well give this one a shot. I don't think anyone was home, and I found it quickly. Thanks!

Little Cache of Horrors

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

I stopped by after the Bald Mountain CITO event. I stopped here once before, but the area was busy with a service truck or something, so I didn't look very hard. Today, I walked back and forth, waited for the GPSr to settle, and decided where along the sidewalk it must be. I had a good look, and there it was. Thanks!

Bald Mountain Shampoo

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

I started out with a hike over to the mountain and picked up a bag of trash. The real motherlode of trash was close to the road though, and I spent the rest of my time there. Great turnout! Thanks for organizing this.

Learning to Fly

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

Oops, forgot to drop the coin.

Learning to Fly

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

Very nice cache write-up, and the cache worked out well too. I didn't notice the trailhead on the way to the parking spot, and I would have started in the wrong direction if not for the trailhead waypoint. I stopped by here after the Bald Mountain CITO event. It took me a few minutes to find the cache since I didn't zero out real close, but the hint helped me zero in. I took the PNG Dog Tag travel bug and left a CKayak's Georgia Micro Geocoin.

Bombs Away!

By: Changes in Latitudes Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I stopped by after the Bald Mountain CITO event. I wandered a bit, then re-read the cache description and zeroed in. Thanks!

Nov 9, 2006

Cyanocitta Cristata

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

I just watched the movie "Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill", so I guess parrots are currently my favorite. Birds are amazingly intelligent. Found the cache at lunchtime today with no problem.

Nov 5, 2006

A River Runs Under It

By: Changes in Latitudes Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

I was expecting something difficult, so I read the hint before looking, and was able to walk right up and grab the cache. Thanks!

City-Wide Wi-Fi

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

I was out and about this morning and decided to find this new cache. I had a look at the Wi-Fi installation so I would know what they looked like. Thanks!

Redwood Preserve Too!

By: alpharomero.com (adopted by thelins) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Micro

I've been here before. The hint initially sent me off the Preserve, but I recovered quickly and found it. Thanks!

Secret Treehouse #3

By: DavidT21 & Fisherwoman Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I was in the area so I decided to have a look. Nice hide! I haven't seen anything quite like this before.

Somewhere in Serra Park

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

I haven't been that good at finding "Somewhere" caches, but I thought I would give this one a shot before heading home. It took me a while, but I eliminated possibilities, and finally ended up with the cache. Thanks!

Here a Post There a Post

By: Rocket Girl Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I was out for a little shopping trip this afternoon, and this showed up as a close-by cache. My GPSr said I wasn't very close, but the cache title and hint said I was, so I looked around a little and spotted the cache.

Noon Ride

By: Changes in Latitudes Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This was a consolation cache after having another look for the hard one down the street. No problem spotting this one as I walked up. Thanks!

Limp

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

I planned a little shopping trip that would take me by here. I did a systematic check of the places I thought it might be and came up with it after a short search.

Nov 4, 2006

Cowell Ranch Beach

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

DougMoi spotted a suspicious-looking object, and I made the reach. I took the Georgia micro geocoin, and will move it along soon. It was a great fall day today at this secluded beach.

Bald Mountain Shampoo

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

I'll be there.

Whimsical Wonders (HMB)

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

DougMoi and I dropped off our wives at the Johnston Holiday House to do a little shopping for holiday gifts and decorations. Doug and I went for a little caching hike, then still had some extra time, so we took the shuttle bus up the hill and made the short walk to the cache. I drew an alligator-dolphin that combined the speed and agility of a dolphin with the biting power of an alligator.

Ask Mr Whyte

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

DougMoi and I came by after dropping our wives at the yarn shop downtown. I thought I knew where the cache would be hidden from my last visit, and indeed it was there. First to sign on replacement log. Thanks for the puzzle, and the maintenance run!

A Railroad Ran Through It

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

This one took us a while, but we had some time to kill after dropping our wives at the Johnston Holiday House. After checking the obvious places, I re-read the cache description and logs and figured out we were looking for a micro. DougMoi missed it by inches on the first pass, and I spotted it after a more thorough inspection.

Cowell Ranch Beach Trailhead

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

DougMoi and I came by for a short hike to the beach after dropping our wives at the Johnston Holiday House to buy a few holiday gifts and decorations. He spotted the cache quickly, and we headed toward the beach.

Nov 3, 2006

Zeile Creek Entrance

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

I spent the morning at the other end of Garin/Dry Creek, had lunch, and started here. Found this one in the first place I looked. Thanks!

WWicky #4

By: CompuCash Difficulty: 4.5 Terrain: 4.5 Container: Regular

I wouldn't call it a dear trail, I would call it a darn trail, or no trail. I skied down the muddy slope from WWicky #3, found a crossing point, and headed up the other side. A hint! The owner must actually want people to find this. The hint was not necessary for me, as I practically ran into the cache with my head down as I worked my way up the hill. Interesting setup, and still functional.

WWicky #5

By: CompuCash Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

The coordinates worked well for me, and I spotted this one right away. Thanks!

Tamarack Gate

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

I parked near here a little before 8 am. This was my first visit to this park. I looked around a bit for the cache, then read the hint and found it. Thanks!

Nefertiti's Pyramid

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

I erected the pyramid with no problem from my copious notes. I then followed the further directions to the final. I was very glad I had a compass along, because that was key to finding the cache. I can see how someone might DNF this with an approximate bearing or projecting a waypoint with a GPSr (using true north instead of magnetic north). It took me a while to spot the cache since it was not a "typical" hide. The cache was chock full of goodies. I took the motogrrl coin and moved it up to United 615. I left crawburr's New Jersey geocoin. I also left Bytemobile turtle #350. Thanks for setting up this cool cache. I had a great time doing it today.

Nefertiti's Pyramid: Throne

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

The coordinates were close, but not right on for me. I looked around and spotted it after a short search. I made my notes and headed for the final.

Nefertiti's Pyramid: Underworld

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

Another hiker passed by on the trail as I was signing and making my notes. I doubt if he noticed me since I was deep in the underworld here. I decided to continue on up the trail from here to find Igor, since it is a very old cache.

Shrine

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

It was a cool day for hiking, but everything was wet, and it was easy to pick up mud on my boots. I found the cache after a short search and didn't need the hints.

Nefertiti's Pyramid: Viper

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

It looks like there was some recent log sawing here, but the cache was safe in its cubbyhole. I made my notes, then headed out, trying to avoid the mud nearby.

Nefertiti's Pyramid: Offerings

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

There was a huge flock of wild turkeys near the cache, and they slowly gave way as I hiked up the road. I found the cache quickly and continued on my quest.

Nefertiti's Pyramid: King Tut

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

This was a quick find, without using the hints. I made liberal use of the Purell in the cache since my hands were filthy, mostly from my trek for Igor.

WWicky #2

By: CompuCash Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

I came here from WWicky #1. I wandered off trail a bit, found a pile of sticks that was probably a woodrat house, then read the description and searched closer to the trail. So far in this series, my GPSr hasn't gotten me much closer than 30 ft.

WWicky #1

By: CompuCash Difficulty: 4.5 Terrain: 4.5 Container: Regular

I spent the morning at the other end of Garin/Dry Creek, then had lunch and drove over here. I had a trail map with the caches plotted by ExpertGPS. I thought the map calibration might be off since the caches seemed to be offset from the trail. When I started hiking, though, the map turned out to be fairly accurate. I spotted a little trail that seemed to be going t he way I wanted to go, and ended up here at WWicky #1. I looked around a bit, then stopped and read the cache description and a few logs off my PDA. Like the previous finder, crawling on the dirt, now moistened with some rain didn't make any difference since I was already muddy. Nice camo job.

Nefertiti's Pyramid: Royal Gates

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

I parked by the Tamarack gate, so this was my first cache of the series. I headed for a couple dead ends before I made it here. Advice: stick to the wide paths. The coordinates were right on for me, and I found the cache without resorting to the hint.

Creek View

By: CompuCash Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

My GPSr wasn't real sure where the cache was, so I wandered a bit and went up and down the steep, muddy bank before I spotted a good hiding place and the cache. Thanks!

Top of the World

By: CompuCash Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Small

The view was somewhat impaired today with low clouds. The San Mateo Bridge disappeared less than half way across. No problem finding the cache. I spotted it as I was hiking up. Thanks!

Fungus Humungus

By: CompuCash Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Small

I came from WWicky #5, and found the path to the cache with no problem. I wonder what the temporary AC power to the nearby breaker box was for.

WWicky #3

By: CompuCash Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 4.5 Container: Regular

I came here from WWicky #2. This time, the area to search was pretty clear, and I came up with the cache after taking time to read the previous logs off my PDA. Thanks!

Trail View Cache

By: CompuCash Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

This was the last cache of the day for me. My GPSr got confused down by the muddy crossing under the trees. I finally got out where I got a better fix, and made a mountain goat climb to the cache. I sure didn't see an easy way down, and made like a mountain goat again. Thanks for a nice adventure, and lots of caches today!

LeChuck's Cursed Treasure

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

I had just built Nefertiti's Pyramid and found her cache, so I decided to trudge on up the trail and try my luck at another treasure. I looked around a bit, then stopped and read the cache description and a few logs before doing any climbing. It turned out that I picked a good spot to look after I finished reading and spotted the cache. I took the Biker Chick sigitem and left Bytemobile turtle #315.

Cars? In Trees?

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

I had reached my time to head for the car, and head for home and a shower, but this was just about 0.1 mi away. I hate to miss a good car wreck, anyway. I reached the cache site and was about to pull out the PDA to look for a hint when I spotted the cache. I appreciated having a quick find here. Thanks!

Igor

By: Mike Hildum Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

Looks like Igor has shrunk a bit since his early days. There was some rain last night and a little this morning, so the climb up to the cache was a bit treacherous. I managed to fall on my butt at least once. I left Bytemobile turtle #348.

United 615

By: The TEMS Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

I built Nefertiti's Pyramid and found LeChuck's treasure, and it was still before noon, so I decided to trudge on up the hill. The rain made the trails a bit muddy in spots, and the view was somewhat impaired, but I could still see quite a lot up here. I left a motogrrl Memorial Geocoin and Bytemobile turtle #352. Thanks for putting this up here, and thanks for the maintenance visit as well.

Nov 1, 2006

Bay Area Calibration Point #4

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

N 37 23.336 W 121 59.200 Garmin GPSMAP 60cs elevation 31 ft 10 Sats, 10 WAAS EPE 7 ft Came by at lunchtime today. Thanks!

Been Here: Patrick Henry

By: 50sumtin Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I used this as an excuse to get out and about at lunchtime. Thanks!

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