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!
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.
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
10. External Antenna used: N
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!
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).
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!