By: bullit Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small
I don't include puzzles in pocket queries before I head out on a hike, but I saw this while I was planning the bike/hike, and it looked pretty reasonable. The solution put it right on my route this morning, and I made it my first stop. Cobwebs and forest duff concealed the cache well, but I dug it out without much problem. The log looked like it had been damp at one time, but it was pretty dry now. People have been signing on random pages, so I chose a page and signed. Thanks!
By: Dotish Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro
I haven't been doing puzzles for a long time, but this is now the closest to home, so I had a look at it. The solution went pretty quickly, and I looked at the result in Google Maps. My evening walks sometimes take me by here, so I had a quick look without GPSr and spotted it. Thanks!
By: peigimccann Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small
We were heading up to Davenport today, so I had a look at the caches that didn't involve a hike, and I came up with this one. The solution was straightforward enough. I don't spend a lot of time on puzzles these days. I was surprised that this one didn't have more finders. Thanks!
By: TnL Crew and In Honor of 50sumtin Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro
I was out and about early from my campsite at Sunset Beach. A lot of bicyclists were also out early this Sunday morning. No problem locating and signing. Thanks!
By: BuckyD Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro
I didn't come up with one of the little pictures, but it was a least significant digit. I decided to make this my first stop this afternoon since the spot looked promising from Google Maps. Thanks!
By: 50sumtin Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular
I found the topo image on Terraserver, but the coordinates I came up with were a couple tenths of a mile off. ProTechCC had much better coordinates, but it took the hints to actually find the cache.
By: mayela mingi Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small
This was the first cache of the morning on a hike with ProtechCC & his wife. It took a bit of looking, but we finally uncovered the hiding spot. Thanks for the puzzle and cache!
By: Team 'zilla & Mbooski & G.Gadboir Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular
I first looked for this cache about four years ago. I doubt if I'm getting any smarter, but a few more things made sense this time. I made it though each step, missing lots of the clues. I passed the final, but walked back and had a look at a place that matched a clue and I spotted the cache. I became acquainted with an area of Sanborn I hadn't hiked before, and had a fun time of it. Thanks!
By: mayela mingi Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular
I hiked out to the Epicenter once before, so I was somewhat familiar with this area. When I found the cache, my PN-40 was reading about 80 feet, so I was thankful for the excellent hints.
By: ctoomey Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Micro
I headed to Rancho this afternoon just as a few raindrops started to fall. As I approached the area of this cache, the drops started to come faster and I thought I might have to cut short my hike, but the rain soon tapered off. I thought this was a nice puzzle because the secrets are slowly revealed as you approach, and the hints make for an easy find. Thanks!
By: Sierra Hikers Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small
This was a nice bonus after finding the other caches in the series. It was my last cache of the day, and I trudged on back to the car from here. Thanks for a nice day in Huddart!
By: The Rat Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro
I just noticed this cache a few days ago, and figured it was one I should be able to solve. The Matlab script I normally use to do a gradient search didn't work too well. The function doesn't have a nice bowl shape. I ended up spending a lot of time adjusting values in FizzyCalc. My answer was plenty close enough to find the cache, and the retrieval turned out to be a nice lunchtime walk. Thanks!
By: SouthBayCrew Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular
I was looking for a few close-to-home caches to find late this afternoon. I cranked out the solution with a visit to Wikipedia and a couple of lines typed into the Matlab interpreter. The trails to the cache had horseshoe prints and deer hoof prints, but not much in the way of hiker's boot prints. Thanks!
By: Marky Difficulty: 4.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular
My wife has been crocheting and knitting since she was a little girl and her mom had a yarn shop in North Carolina. Her dream has been to open a shop of her own, and she finally did it this year with a new shop in downtown Campbell. On the other hand, I am not all that crafty, and had to resort to other means to find the coordinates. Thanks!
By: Two Hawks Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small
I got an early start this morning to beat the heat. The instructions worked out great for me. In fact, the final few steps brought me closer to the cache than my GPSr normally would. Thanks!
By: STP Ron Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular
Well, nearly three years after I DNF'ed O.W.L.1, I found it and continued on to O.W.L.2. I was close to giving up at the Willow stage, but I hung around, investigated all the possibilities, and finally spotted it. The final had some very nice camo. Without the camo, the cache would have looked like all the other trash in the bushes. Thanks for the very challenging series!
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!
By: cachbefound Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small
This is a short drive from work, so I made time for a little cache run at lunchtime today. Thanks for the puzzle!
By: Sgt Stitches and the Cruz Commandos Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular
I solved this last year, but ran out of time on my last caching expedition along the coast. Today, I remembered to bring the solution along, and was ready for the final encounter. It took me a while to find the well-hidden treasure, but I emerged successful and a bit grubby. I left Bytemobile turtle #418. Thanks for the adventure!
By: Three Boys a Caching Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro
I don't normally include puzzle caches in my PQs when I travel, but I did this time. This shopping center is across the street from where we stayed, so it was convenient for caching before going out to dinner. Thanks to dclendenin for doing the heavy lifting on this one.