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Jun 27, 2008

Cachers on the Storm

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

We could have used a little rain today to wash some of the smoke out of the air. I could have used a bottle of oxygen as I dragged myself up the trail to this point. No problems spotting the cache. Thanks!

Wild Pig

By: Wet Blanket Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

I made it up here early on this smoky, poor air quality morning. The poison oak can be avoided if you are careful. I left Bytemobile turtle #415. Thanks!

Quiet Please!

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

I had a seat on the log to sign and enjoy the setting. A tick climbing up the leg my jeans disturbed the tranquility, and I brushed him off and left. Thanks!

Trail's End Too!

By: alpharomero.com Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Micro

I walked by the cache too since my GPSr reception was poor, but I soon figured it out and used the hint to spot the cache. Thanks!

The redwoods are back!

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

It took a few minutes of looking, but I finally spotted this one. The container color helps. I navigated the preserve like a methodical rat, turning right at each junction and turning around at each dead end. That technique brought me up here early in the day, which was fortunate hill climbing-wise. Thanks!

Los Gatos Country Club.......Not!

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

The posted coordinates took be to a fence with some berry vines. The berries won't be ripe for a few weeks yet. A couple jays raised a ruckus as I poked around for the cache. I soon discovered the reason - a fledging jay was standing on a log not far from the cache, and didn't move as I got fairly close. Thanks!

Bear Creek Redwoods Parking (BC04)

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

When I got my permit on Monday, I wasn't figuring on such poor air quality. I decided to go early and hope for the best. I finished up just after noon, and was pretty well beat. I didn't see another soul the whole morning, but a ranger truck pulled in here just as I was pulling out.

What's up?

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

This was my last cache of the morning, found about noon as I headed back to my car. Thanks for the interesting hides and the tour of the preserve!

Slip Sliding Away

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

This was probably one of my longer hunts of the morning. Turns out it was not a typical decon hanging in the bushes hide. I zeroed in on it eventually. No muddy trails today, but the air quality was horrific. Thanks!

Explore

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

I did a little exploring nearby and thought the large metal artifact was interesting. It appears to be an antenna tower of some sort, with a platform for standing near the top and a rotator. (Picture uploaded.) Thanks!

The Lost Vineyard

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

No problems with this one. It was nice to have another breather on the way up. Thanks!

Bear Balls

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

I navigated the preserve like a methodical rat. I turned right at every junction, and turned around at every dead end. This technique brought me to this part of the preserve early, which turned out to be a good thing hill climbing-wise. I left Bytemobile turtle #414. Thanks!

A Tribute to Mrs. Foghead

By: Thefogheads Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Not chosen

This is a beautiful and secluded spot. The view was hampered by the smoky air today, though. I started early today, and now it was just after 11 am, so I pulled out my peanut butter sandwich here and had a rest. I left Bytemobile turtle #416.

BC12

By: 50sumtin Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

No trouble spotting this one as I walked up! Thanks!

Bear Creek Redwoods Bridge

By: spyder woman Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

I guessed the likely hiding spot as I approached the bridge, but my GPSr said I was still 200 feet from the cache. I trudged on across, then read the very useful hint, and came on back. Thanks!

Up A Tree Without A Ladder

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

I looked around the tree of interest before reading the hint. I didn't think of doing what the hint says until I read it. I don't think the tree was designed for the over-55 demographic, but I had no trouble with it. Thanks!

Alma Dale

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

Interesting history you were able to dig up. There seem to be artifacts here, there, and everywhere on this preserve. Thanks!

Bear Creek Redwoods

By: bullit Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

Nice area down here. It looks like the creek could really flow heavily through here in the winter. My GPSr was a little uncertain here, so I gladly used the generous hint. Thanks!

Pig Roast

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

This preserve has lots of interesting artifacts. I didn't notice the pig trap, but maybe I just wasn't observant. The air quality was horrific for hiking today, but I had my permit and my plans, so I stuck it out and hiked pretty much the whole preserve. Thanks!

Trail's End

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

I wasn't sure the trail was going to lead to the cache, but eventually it wound around and took me there. I was very happy to find the cache quickly since there are so many possible hiding spots in the area. Thanks!

BCR Leftovers

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

This was my next-to-the-last cache this morning at BCR. My GPSr was a bit squirrely here and led me away from the trail, but the hint eventually got be back on track. Thanks!

Jun 23, 2008

El Camino Skylights

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

I headed out at lunchtime to go for a walk and to see this new section of trail. The trail was very nice and the undercrossing even nicer. Perhaps even too nice from a taxpayer point of view, but the trail was getting users today, so maybe it's all good. Thanks!

Jeffery the Flying Pig

By: runeshower & cyan_blue Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I interpreted the hint to mean that the cache was not on the ground. That is not currently the case, but it was a perfectly fine hide. Thanks!

Colin's 16th Birthday

By: runeshower & cyan_blue Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I decided to do something different on the way home tonight and stop for a few caches. This one was no problem. Thanks!

Somewhere on the Way to the Mall

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

I made a rare caching run on the way home from work tonight. The weather was perfect for being out and about, and the cache turned out to be a piece of cake this time (I have DNF'ed before). Thanks!

Blink and You'll Miss It

By: GoGoJo Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I decided to get out for a little lunchtime walking and caching today. This new section of trail seemed like a worthwhile destination. Thanks!

Sleeping Beauty

By: Rosie the Kitten & her Dad Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I did a rare lunchtime cache run and made this my last stop. I admired Mauison's traveling geocoins, but left them in the cache. Thanks!

Jun 22, 2008

Acquedotto

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

I'm pretty sure this is a Was Not There rather than a DNF. I found what looked to be the hiding spot, but no bison tube was there.

page-ing all geese, page-ing all geese!

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

Found it, no problem. The log is full. Perhaps another cacher or two can write tiny and sign here and there.

The Links

By: Gitonyerhorse Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I've thought about looking for this before, but I figured the hunting would surpass my short attention span. I think I figured out the coordinates OK, but had no luck in the hunting part.

Los Gatos View

By: mfc61 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I've biked up here before, but it was hot, and driving around was easier today. This one was refreshing after a couple nearby DNFs.

Jun 1, 2008

Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines

By: The Saints Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

Wirebndr and I were heading out for some hiking and caching this morning, but I got a call that my wife was going to need help at Green Planet Yarn, so we stopped for this one cache and turned around here. Neither of us had noticed this memorial before. Thanks!

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