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Oct 21, 2012

Manzanita Decon

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

I was listening to an audio book, so I probably wasn't putting my full attention on finding the cache. I wandered a bit, then spotted it when I got to the right place. Thanks!

Will We Ever Know The Answer?

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

Neat little plaque! I made this my turn-around point and headed back down the switchbacks after finding the cache. Thanks!

Live Backwards

By: CissyPSP Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

I don't think I've ever found a cache quite like this. It could have been really difficult. Thanks!

Familiar Trailhead

By: Alistaircookie Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I didn't get around to planning a hike until late this morning. The hike I wanted to do was not too far from home and not that taxing since I was still recovering from a cold. I parked near this cache, made it my first, and set off on a little hike. Thanks!

Live Backwards 2

By: CissyPSP Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Found this one without too much difficulty on my little hike this afternoon. Thanks!

Surprise!

By: CissyPSP Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I skipped this on the way out because a jogger was going to be coming up on me soon. I did spot the cache, and planned to pick it up on the way back. It was a surprise, and I couldn't figure out where the log was for a few minutes. I opened up the cache a second time and figured out where the log would be. Thanks!

Can't See The Forest For The Trees

By: CissyPSP Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

I don't know what a normal flow for this creek looks like, but it was really rushing today. I spotted a few sticks a lot of leaves in a pile, and dug out the cache. Thanks!

A Simple Cache #2

By: CissyPSP Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I had a seat and spotted the cache before I had a opportunity to look up the hint. Thanks!

Hang Man 3

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

This type of hide can be difficult, but I had reasonable luck today. Thanks!

Yield!

By: sammydee Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

This was my cache reward for coming up the switchbacks. There were lots of mountain bikers heading up and heading down today. Thanks!

Secret Trailhead: Fortini. Signal Issues?

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

This cache seemed very familiar, but I don't see any prior log by myself. I hiked down from Harry Rd., then went for a short hike in Santa Teresa before returning. Thanks!

Oct 20, 2012

blinker at the drive in

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

People were starting to line up for dinner, so I wasn't planning a long search. Fortunately, I spotted it right after dismounting from by bike and it was no problem at all. Our daughter-in-law stopped here last week and brought us a nice dinner. Thanks!

CKayak's TB Hotel #2

By: CKayaks & Ms Tammy Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

A few years ago, I stopped by the CO's house, chatted with him, logged the cache at his house, and logged his TB vehicle. I believe that was in Santa Clara and I lived in Saratoga. Today, I live about a mile away and came by on my bike. No problem locating the cache. I didn't leave or pickup any travel bugs, but I will keep this resource in mind. Thanks!

Water Smart Demonstration Garden

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

I have been by here at least two or three times before when I was out for one of my walks. Today I was on my bike with GPSr, so I had a look for it. Thanks!

Stop Your Naglee

By: SRHunters Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I have stopped here a few times since we moved into the neighborhood nearby. Today, I was out for a bike ride, and finally got around to looking for this one. Thanks!

Oct 6, 2012

Off With Their Heads

By: DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

This seemed to be an odd placement, but highly visible from my direction of approach. I hike with two hiking poles, and they came in handy here to make my approach secure. Thanks!

The Secret Lagoon of Nisene Marks: CAUTION

By: yofoghorn Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 4.0 Container: Regular

The hint seemed a little vague, but the coordinates were pretty good and the cache is in a secure spot, out of the creek bed, away from the danger of being washed away. I am not that great of a finder, but I wandered around, and spotted the FTF prize, then the cache. I pondered the prize, then decided to take it since I lost one of my water bottles at a cache a few months ago. I came from Off With Their Heads, so the pink ribbons were a nice touch and I followed them up to the Die Hard tree. My 24K topo maps do not do justice to the terrain around here. There must have been a lot of data averaging in this vicinity. Thanks!

Between Overlooks And Offed Heads

By: Geokashers Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Small

I planned to go for a few off trail caches, and this one was on the route and kept me on the route. I came from the top, and used this to judge where to leave the road. Thanks!

The Old Growth Giants' Grove

By: yofoghorn Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

I usually hike as early as I can get going in the morning, but we had house guests this morning, and I decided to try an afternoon hike. I came from the top, and this was my first cache of the day. I judged it pretty well and headed in from the road at the right point. The search took a little time, but I finally found something that matched the hint. Thanks!

High Altitude Giant: Virgin Redwood

By: yofoghorn Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

This was my last cache of the afternoon. I followed the pink ribbons up the hill, found the clearing, then headed over to this tree. After finding the cache, I headed back to my car and called home since I would get there after 6 pm. Thanks!

The Die-Hard Tree: Virgin Redwood

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

That was a long slog uphill from the lagoon. I wandered around a bit, stood by the tree with my compass to make sure I knew my directions, then went over and found the cache. Thanks!

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