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Apr 28, 2007

What a great view

By: Mystery Ink Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Small

Hotshoe and I met at Bell Station at 7:30am and started up County Line Rd at 8:15, so we did the hard part early. We met several groups of hikers on the way down, including budd-rdc and atc. I left Bytemobile turtle #370. Thanks!

Dowdy Ranch

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

Cache finding is a full sensory experience -- you have to use your hands as well as your eyes and brains. I just let my hands do the work here. We took a tour of the Dowdy Ranch facilities, and it looks like a great place for a group picnic.

Bay Area Calibration Point #3

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

I was headed out from Backcountry Weekend, and saw a geocacher near the benchmark. It was Itleelim, and he was just putting the cache back, and he was headed in for some camping. 1. N37 02.314 W 121 18.667
2. Garmin 60cs
3. 432 ft
4. Nine satellites
5. Nine WAAS satellites
6. +/- 13 ft
7. 4 ft from the marker
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10. External Antenna used: N

Casa de Farma

By: surveng/CJ Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

Hotshoe said she was headed over here after we finished up at Henry Coe. I did Bullit's Bay Area Calibration Point, then came on over. I finished a cold drink while Hotshoe did the heavy lifting, and spotted the cache. Gee, this is easy!

Mustang Peak

By: bullit Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 5.0 Container: Regular

Hotshoe and I cruised right up here. We were at the benchmark, enjoying the view exactly two hours after we started from the corner of Kaiser-Aetna and County Line Rd, and we got back down in an hour and a half. We found the right way up with very little effort -- we turned at the Mustang Canyon sign. I left a GBA fault line co in and took a GBA Coin Club, Spring 2006 coin. (There were two here).

Hole in the Rock

By: Team Nazgul Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

The swimming hole was quite busy today. This is the sort of thing that geocaching is great for -- finding spots that you otherwise wouldn't know about. I tried to get a photo of one of the kids jumping off the rock, but they were busy with other stuff when I was ready with my camera. Thanks!

Casa de Onramp

By: gsmx2 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I followed Hotshoe over here from Casa de Farma, and she had the cache in a flash. This was the last cache of the day for both of us after our hike in Henry Coe. The logbook could probably use a staple since all the pages are falling out. Thanks!

Tour de Dowdy

By: alpharomero.com Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Micro

I was on my own tour, heading over one fence too far as Hotshoe zeroed in on the cache. My GPSr finally started zeroing in, and I did too shortly after Hotshoe found the cache.

Spanish Moss

By: alpharomero.com Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

If we had turned left instead of right when we got to the oak with the Spanish moss, we could have avoided most of the poison oak, but approaching the cache, there is a huge bush on the right to beware of. The stuff is very prolific in this area. I left Bytemobile turtle #373.

Dont Blink

By: Mystery Ink Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

The folks manning the checkpoint here for Backcountry Weekend must have thought we were slightly deranged. We checked the bushes along the road pretty thoroughly -- both high and low, and even checked all those we could down slope a bit. No luck.

The hard part is done!

By: alpharomero.com Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

There was very little traffic as we were heading out in the early afternoon. No problem parking near the cache. Hotshoe was the first to spot it as I circled around behind the tree. I left Bytemobile turtle #374. Thanks!

No water for you!

By: alpharomero.com Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Micro

Stopped here with Hotshoe, heading out from Backcountry Weekend. We must have spooked the swallows living under the overpass, because they were all swooping around as we signed the cache.

Apr 13, 2007

Bad Luck

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

I decided that Friday the 13th would be an excellent day to search for this cache. I had bad luck at first, then walked a short distance back toward my car and turned around and tried again with a fresh approach. Thanks!

The Tomb of Anubis

By: The Acquisitor Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I decided to do a little lunchtime caching, and this was one of the closest to work. Nice idea for a cache! I took nothing and left Bytemobile turtle #369.

Apr 12, 2007

Fun in the Sun(land)

By: krabaple and Scorpion King Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I haven't been caching much lately but decided to pick a couple up on the way home from work. This was the cache closest to home. It took some looking around to find it, but I finally spotted it. Thanks!

Somewhere Smiling and Hanging On

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

I went out lunchtime caching today for the first time in many months. I didn't have to read the cache description or hint -- I had listened to dclendenin describe his unsuccessful search one day at work. I spotted the cache as I walked up. The smiles are quite visible. Thanks!

An Acre of Dirt

By: L-grl Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I did some lunchtime caching today for the first time in months. The gardens look like they are in great shape, with lots of stuff growing already. I left Bytemobile turtle #368 and took GeoTales card #2. Thanks!

Everything's coming up Milhouse

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

I haven't been caching much, but decided to come by for this one on my way home from work. No problems spotting it. It could probably use a little note on the outside that it is a geocache for accidental finders. You can rate your cache in detail for handicapped cachers at handicaching.com.

Oreo Cache

By: redkat and pb144 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I decided to go caching at lunchtime for the first time in months. This was the closest cache to work, so I went for it. The hint is not precisely right any more, but got me close enough to to find the cache after a short search. Thanks!

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