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Nov 24, 2007

The Peak

By: 50sumtin Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

Wow, that's some patch job. I bet they don't do that sort of thing any more. I left my hiking sticks in the truck since the hike was fairly short, but half way up the hill, I was wishing for them. Thanks!

haiku2

By: Haiku2 Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I came down from the Ridge trail to find this cache. Not a bad morning for hiking -- cool and sunny. Thanks!

Nondescript Vista

By: UV980 & nedsan Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

Not so very non-descript, but lots of trees and terrain to see from here. I think this was my first hike on this trail, though I have been coming to this park on and off for over 25 years. Thanks!

Brief

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

I was tempted by the Java ornament since I have been doing a lot of Java coding lately, but decided to pass and just signed the log. Thanks!

Three Cheers

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

This was my first hike on this trail, and it is quite a nice one. I have gone up and down the service road to get to the campground, but this is a much more pleasant route. Found the cache in the second place I looked.

Castle Rock

By: 50sumtin Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

This cache is in an excellent spot, well hidden and away from the main centers of activity up here. There were several groups in the area late this morning, but no problems searching for the cache. Thanks!

Party Favor

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

At 8 am it was about 45 degrees here. I was anxious to start hiking and warm up, but wanted to find this cache first. The coordinates were right on for me. If I had read the hint right off, I would have spotted the cache right off, but I ended up checking all the usual trailhead hiding places first. I was first to sign on the brand new log. Thanks!

Nancy's Spot

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

Quite a nice spot this morning. I planned a hike through the park to pick up a number of caches that have accumulated since my last visit, and this one worked out nicely. Thanks!

Mount Doom!

By: 50sumtin Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

I planned a route through the park to pick up several caches that have accumulated since my last visit. That route involved approaching from below, and that worked out fine. Nice view of Mt. Doom from here. Thanks!

Lion Cave?

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

I had a look around before reading the hint, and didn't have any success. I read the hint, then ended up finding the cache before spotting the cave, so it was probably luck. Thanks!

Nov 22, 2007

yuba college #3

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

Since I was in Woodland for Thanksgiving, I decided to make time for my first Yolo County caches. Thanks!

yuba college #4

By: retiredprof Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

The first thing I found was a tiny, powerful magnet, so I thought maybe, the cache was gone, but then I read the logs and found the new container. Thanks!

Nov 17, 2007

Goin' on a Bear Hunt

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

I left my bike up on the Coyote Ridge Trail and hiked down since I didn't want to push the bike back up. I was surprised to see a runner puffing up the hill just before I got to the cache. Thanks!

Bearly Visible

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

This is the third Saturday that I've ridden one of the trails in Santa Clara County Parks' "Healthy Trails" booklet. This one starts at the Mendoza Ranch entrance and goes the full length of the Coyote Ridge Trail and back. This was a quick breather along the way. Thanks!

Harvey Coyote

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

This is the third Saturday that I've ridden one of the trails in Santa Clara County Parks' "Healthy Trails" booklet. This one starts at the Mendoza Ranch entrance and goes the full length of the Coyote Ridge Trail and back. This cache is about a quarter mile before the turn-around point at Harvey Bear Trail. I started looking for the cache, then decided to peek at the hint, which made it much easier. Otherwise, I probably would have moved half the pile before finding it. Thanks!

Coyote Waits (Nazgul Secret Trailhead #7)

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

This was evidently too tricky for me. I finally gave up and headed back to the Mendoza Ranch entrance for my bike ride.

Campground Races

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

I was out this morning for my third "Healthy Trails" ride. This was my first caching stop. Thanks!

Nov 14, 2007

Cache For Fun

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

Ha! This took me a while to spot, then I had my fun. Thanks!

a ROUND Up and Under

By: Rocket Girl Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This one took me a while, but that is appropriate for a three-star. I spent a lot of time examining the wrong spots. The cache is a good fit to the title. Thanks!

Nov 13, 2007

Caught in a Tree

By: Rocket Girl Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Other

I decided to take a break at lunchtime and catch up on some caching close to work. The hint was quite helpful for me, and I managed to spot the creative cache after a few minutes of searching. Thanks!

Tick-Tock Bus Stop

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

I decided to go out at lunchtime and pick up some of the caches that have accumulated near my work. This was the first stop. I guess I was lucky on this one. I didn't spot it, but my hands found it right off. Thanks!

Where Giants Dare to Cross

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

I came out for a little lunchtime caching today. The main challenge was finding parking within a few blocks since the transit lot was full. Thanks!

Nov 11, 2007

Holed Up There

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Micro

I was out on a Venona activity this morning, and this was a good spot for my first stop. I was huffing a puffing pretty good, and was about ready to get off my bike and start pushing anyway. Thanks!

El Sombroso Junction

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

I came up here to examine this cache for a Venona clue. At first, I didn't spot anything of interest. I examined every scrap of paper for secret writing with a UV flashlight. I photographed every item in the cache. Finally when I was taking pictures of the cache container itself, I spotted a piece of black electrical tape on the inside. There was a keyword on the other side of the tape. I removed the tape and keyword and took it with me. I left all the other goodies in the cache. Thanks!

River Runs Through it

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

I was in a hurry on my way in, but decided to stop here on my way out. Even though it rained last night, the creek was nearly dry, so going after this was not very hazardous. I wrote "Byte" in a little spot near someone else's name. Thanks!

Sweet Sounds Of Water

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

About 400 feet before reaching this cache, I noticed that my rear tire was flat. That surprised me because the big knobby tires seem much more immune to thorns that the skinny-tired street bike that I used to have. But it was indeed a thorn, and fortunately I had everything I needed to get back on the road. No problems spotting the cache. Thanks!

Nov 10, 2007

Shady Coyotes

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

I was out for my second "Healthy Trails" ride this morning. I had a look for stage 1 a year ago with no luck. It turns out I was looking on the wrong side of the trail. My GPSr didn't get much closer than about 30 ft at stage 2, but I found it easy enough, and zipped though the other stages. Thanks!

Around They Go.......

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

I came out for my second "Healthy Trails" ride this morning. The cache was pretty close to my starting point, so I started with the cache. Thanks!

Nov 3, 2007

The Bridges of Coy-O-Te

By: Team Nazgul Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I headed out this morning to ride the Coyote Creek Trail, which was my first trail in the Santa Clara County Parks "Healthy Trails" program. Before leaving, I remembered that I had some unfinished caching business along this trail from a couple years ago. I retrieved my solution to this cache from my never-fail filing system (toss it on the desk). I headed straight for the final, and spotted the cache with no difficulty. I wonder what my problem was last time. Thanks!

Trail's End South - The Coyote Creek Trail

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

I set out this morning to ride the Coyote Creek Trail. It was my first trail for the Santa Clara County Parks "Healthy Trails" program. Before hopping on my bike, I had a look for this cache, of course. Thanks!

Duck, Duck, Goose

By: FlyDog and Little Kid Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

I left my pack in my vehicle, and the GPSr was complaining about low batteries. I left it off until I thought I was in the right area, and was about 400 feet way when I turned it back on. The batteries held, and I spotted the cache right away. Thanks!

Charge It

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

I headed down here early this morning to go for a bike ride on the Coyote Creek Trail, and decided to pick up a couple caches before I started. I looked at this one in Google Earth before I left. The exact spot it showed didn't look too likely, so I didn't bother with the GPSr. The hint was quite helpful, though. Thanks!

A Fitting Target

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

I like the cache name. It didn't take long to spot it, but I expect the gardeners will also spot it someday and toss it. Thanks!

Acorns At Anderson

By: Team Stamos TKD Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I decided to pick up a couple caches before starting a bike ride on the Coyote Creek Trail. Not too busy here early before 8am this morning. Thanks!

The Center is WHERE?

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

I wanted to drop the traveling geocoin that I picked up today since I have cut down on the frequency of my caching. I remembered this spot along the trail, and decided to drop the coin here.

Into Thin Air (Coyote Creek Trail)

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

I had previously ridden pieces of the Coyote Creek Trail to do some geocaching, but today I rode a continuous stretch from Malaguerra Ave. north to Metcalf Rd. and back, and was able to put all those pieces together. Geokashers was right when he said the Forest Preserves geocoin was a tight fit. The shoulder of the bottle made the extraction a bit difficult. Once I got it out, I decided to move it along to another cache. Thanks!

Trail to Nowhere: Coyote Creek Parkway

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

I decided to take a little detour for this cache on my ride along the Coyote Creek Trail. I had to resort to the hint to find the first stage, but after that, it was smooth sailing. Thanks!

HJBTJ

By: Tiny & Brooke Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

I like to go after the oldies whenever I can, and this one certainly qualifies. I wasn't expecting the terrain to be quite so steep. I probably should have peeked at a topo map. Thanks!

Pine Tree Palace

By: dpsmedic & daughter (maintained by RKOwen) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

I was out here before 8am, and was surprised at the huge number of boaters on the lake already. I was worried about the GPSr since it was complaining about low batteries, but it held out long enough for me to spot the cache. Thanks!

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