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Aug 29, 2008

Forgotten Mine

By: Chickasaw of ynots4 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

I took a short detour down from English Camp to look for this one. I found the first stage of Rocky Start years ago, but DNF'ed the second stage. If it was this easy, then I am blind. Thanks for a second try!

An Amazing Place

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

I probably never would have gotten around to doing The Amazing Race, so it's nice that the final was recycled and I was able to come out here. It looks somebody had a radio station of some sort up here years ago. There are several antenna tower footings and coaxial cable ends. I left Bytemobile turtle #432. Thanks!

San Cristobal Mine Cache Redux

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

It's nice to have another cache here, although it took me a few minutes to find it. I thought the original cache here was really cool, with maps of the tunnels below and a flashlight to use for peeking through the grate. Thanks!

April Mine Trestle

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

I played hooky from work today and took a bike ride. I had been hiking through this area once before, but it must have been before the cache was placed. Thanks!

Mystery Tower View

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

Cool, a park and grab. I put my bike in the rack and had a look around. Then I wandered here and there and investigated a lot of hidey-holes. I was almost ready to give up when I spotted something that looked very promising. Thanks!

The grove

By: Banana Slug Racing Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

I started out on my bike from Woods Rd as soon as the ranger opened the gate this morning. I didn't stop and turn on my GPSr until I was 500 feet past the cache, and had to push my bike back up the hill I just went down. No problems spotting the cache. I left a Roaring Camp train whistle and took the Earth Day pathtag.

Aug 23, 2008

CKayak's Home Base TB Hotel

By: CKayaks Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I combined errands this afternoon, and checked out caches in the vicinity of the mall. I scoped things out from the Google satellite view, so I knew about where to look, but wasn't sure which of the two houses. The CKayaks-mobile in the driveway made it pretty clear which house was the right one. As a bonus, I got to chat with the cache owner who was w orking in the garage. I left the Tasmaniac travel bug and took Cleo's Travel Bug. Thanks!

Aug 22, 2008

Schneiber Grove

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

I second the idea of using your GPSr when looking for this cache. I thought the grove was below me, but I sure couldn't see any sign down there. I finally followed my GPSr and spotted the sign then the cache. The tub-o-goodies is quite full I took the travel bug and left Bytemobile turtle #431.

Majestic Grove

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

I was about to head off the trail toward the grove, but decided to read about the cache on my PDA before doing so. That turned out to be a good move. My GPSr wasn't exactly right on the cache. While I was sitting there signing the log, a pair of hikers came by and sort of surprised me. I saw only two sets of hikers all day.

Aug 20, 2008

Duck and Cover

By: the girls and I Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

The parking lot was deserted this evening. I initially headed off toward the wrong area, but my GPS soon brought me around to the right area to spot the cache. Thanks!

Birds Nest II

By: the girls and I Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

It was a beautiful evening for caching. I'm out from California on a business trip, and this is just like California weather. No problems finding the nest. Thanks!

Identity Crisis?

By: Three Boys a Caching Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I stopped by about 7 pm. It was a great evening for a little caching before finding a restaurant. No problems finding this one. Thanks!

Nano in Bloom

By: the girls and I Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I usually consider nanos that aren't in plain sight to be unfair, but the generous hint evened things out. I was pleased to see that there was still room to sign the log. Thanks!

Aug 19, 2008

Scary Series- Jackie-O

By: RES414CUE Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Micro

This shopping center looks like it could use a few new tenants. When my wife and I were looking at places for a new yarn shop about six months ago (in California) shopping centers like this had scary-high rents. Thanks!

Scary Series- BOOOOOOO

By: RES414CUE Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I did a little shopping center caching after work today, and this was my first stop. It took me a couple minutes, but I finally got the right angle on this one. Thanks!

It's Electric

By: RES414CUE Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This is my third business trip to Stafford this year, and I have cached a little each time. I guess if I keep this up, I will clean out the area. Thanks!

Foul Fowl

By: RES414CUE Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

My fourth and final res414cue cache on an evening of shopping center caching. I had to look closely for this one, but I spotted it after a couple minutes of searching. Thanks!

Aug 6, 2008

The Lost Village of Lobitos

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

This was just a quick jaunt off Highway 1, so we decided to give it a go. Mrs. Bytemobile spotted a camel in a corral just before we reached the second stage. (Is that a camel?!! Pull over!). The multi was nicely laid out with places to pull over at each stage. Thanks!

For The Record

By: Team Stumblebutt Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

Mrs. Bytemobile headed for the yarn shop and I headed for a couple caches. I parked in that fenced-in field once before, for the Pumpkin Festival. I thought the coordinates were a little off, but no problems finding the cache with the hint. Thanks!

Toy Planes, Trains and Automobiles

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

Mrs. Bytemobile and I were staying in HMB to celebrate our 30th anniversary. We took a drive down the coast to Pescadero and made a couple caching stops along the way. I always stop for PurplePeople caches since there is usually something to see along with a history lesson. Thanks!

Aug 5, 2008

Here Fishy Fishy

By: HMB Lipripper Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

We are spending a couple nights in HMB, and Mrs. Bytemobile sent me to the Safeway for some Diet Pepsi. I took a short detour and found this cache fairly quickly. I didn't pull out the GPS since I had a look yesterday on Google Earth. That look proved to be fairly accurate. Thanks!

Aug 2, 2008

Ethel the Earwig

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

This was the turn-around point for my little hike this morning. I had to get back to my car and head over to Ardenwood Farm. I left Bytemobile turtle #424. Thanks!

Downtown Campbell Walking Tour

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

As a downtown Campbell business owner, I think anything that brings folks to the area is great. I wish I had thought of setting up a big multi. The tour goes right by my wife's yarn shop, which is in the Schrader Building, probably the newest building in downtown Campbell, built in 2003. It is across the street from the oldest commercial building. My brother-in-law, Wirebndr came along on this trek. We had no problems at any of the stages, and enjoyed a few spots along the way that we had not seen before. A volunteer at the Campbell Historical Museum was sorry that we had arrived just after closing time, but we assured him that we had our own map and plan for a tour. Thanks!

Ardenwood's Back Door

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

The gate was just being opened as I rolled up about 9:30 or so this morning. I parked inside and had a little hike for the two caches here. Thanks!

Eucalyptus Among Us

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

This was my first stop of the morning. I wandered around a bit, but finally spotted the cache. TNLN. Thanks!

Ardenwood's Blackberries

By: WalruZ Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

The blackberries are just starting to ripen. I decided that there were too many for the birds to eat, so I had my fill. I was headed for the same Ardenwood picnic as dclendenin. Thanks!

Benny the BedBug

By: GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I came over a little early for a company picnic at Ardenwood Farm, and went for a little hike for Bennie, Beulah, and Ethyl. Thanks!

Buelah the ButterFly

By: GeoWomyn_SF_CA Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I looked around a bit before peeking at the hint, and wasn't able to come up with the cache, so it has quite a nice little hiding spot. Thanks!

Aug 1, 2008

Child's Play NOT!

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

The cache page printout with my solution had been kicking around in my car for a few weeks. I finally decided to head out at lunchtime today, since it is just a few minutes from work (and I deserved a break). I didn't have my GPSr, so I had a look at Google Earth before setting out, and that view proved to be quite accurate. The cache was in excellent shape despite having no visits for a while. Thanks!

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