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Recently Updated Geoblogs


Sep 30, 2005

Isuzu Gone

By: TeamAlamo Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Whew! It was pretty toasty in the ol' Isuzu this afternoon. I couldn't find the A/C, or the motor, or steering wheel, or any wheel for that matter...but I did find the cache. In the end, that was the only accessory I really cared about. Thanks! mjp303

Surfin' Safari

By: crawburr Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I love caches where the hide reveals itself and I laugh out loud. What a hoot! The waves were pretty high today, and there were lots of surfers. The llamas were pretty cool too. Just as I was ready to replace the cache, 3 boys came along on bikes and spent quite a while feeding and talking to 'Mike' who was quite curious about them. I was able to return the cache while their attention was diverted. Although it's wedged in place pretty tight, a little maintainance would probably be advisable. Thanks, mjp303

Tsunami Rangers

By: vaccine Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

What a cool building and bridge! I had to dodge several newlywed couples (shiny rings are a dead giveaway!) and the usual assortment of joggers and bicyclists. TFTC. mjp303

Sep 29, 2005

Top Of Ralston

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

GPSr was kinda squirrely this morning, and I had to dodge kids walking to school, making this find a bit more challenging than expected. Thanks for the views! Dropped off the Lizard TB. mjp303

TA@10K #5000: Double Up

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

Congrats TA on becoming a full fisted cacher. [8D] 2TF! Having already hiked the service road from the end of Trinity Road to find 'Above the Stars', I opted for the shorter and STEEPER (!?!) trail from Firth Park. Whoever created that trail missed the chapter on switchbacks in trail-building class. If anybody finds my left lung along the trail, could I please have it back? I coughed it up trying to catch my breath. Note to self: Nothing looks steep in an arial photo. Thanks for the views! They were definitely worth the effort. mjp303

Sep 28, 2005

Gateway to Hillsborough

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

Nice bridge! Thanks for showing me the spot. mjp303

Bad Dog!

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

2nd visit. After re-searching all the same places a second time (so I thought!), I used a lifeline to help focus my efforts. Duh! I had the cache in hand 15 seconds after we hung up the phone. TFTF(frustration)[;)]. mjp303

Bev-Mo Park

By: nlrw Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

Patrons of the nearby businesses were starting to gawk. Anybody know how to recover lost geocaching mojo?

Sep 25, 2005

Agnew Park

By: nielsenc Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I had to go to the airport this morning, so I was within striking distance of this cache, and a new geocoin icon was the goal. Much to my frustration, I arrived on scene and realized my pen had leaked all over my geocaching bag. [:(] Well, the proof of my presence will have to be logging the NJ coin! Thanks, mjp303

Almost Eden

By: mjp303 (adopted by niraD) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

Coin drop; I was there after PisoMojado.

Sep 24, 2005


By: woggs1 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

Arriving at the cache site, I laughed out loud. What a suprise! Thanks for the fun. mjp303

Meadow Trail

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

Nice little stroll. TFTC. mjp303

Ridge Trail View # 2

By: MotorBug Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

I was worried about sssssnakesssss, but didn't see any. The hissing of the wind through dry grass kept me on my toes though. The last visitors to the cache were a couple of muggle kids from Guatamala. Fortunately their spanglish was good enough for me to decipher. TFTC. mjp303

Ridge Trail View # 1

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

A clear day with a light breeze. Million dollar views. Great! TFTC. mjp303

Crazy Pete's Money Cache

By: Jim and Jeanette Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

Thank goodness it hasn't rained in a while, the cache was sitting open in its little hiding place. Either that, or there's a muggle making withdrawls. Yeah, that must be it...since the only coin of value was an EU 10 cent piece. [;)] TNLNSL. mjp303

Ridge with a View

By: Jim and Jeanette Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

Passed a few dogs, and a multi-million dollar house. TFTC. mjp303

Sep 23, 2005

Bad Dog!

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

Too tricky for me! Nice to meet joewo and his very friendly dog. Unfortunately for us, vacine sternly refused my entreaties for a hint since all of us were unaware that the cache had already been found. Thanks for bringing me back to this nice new park. mjp303

Purisima Creek Parking

By: geekster Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I arranged to meet NavySparks for this hike. Poor satelite reception was the theme for today, and we wandered around for a bit until Herb made the find. TFTC. mjp303

Cave Dweller of Purisima Creek

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

What a beautiful hike! Thanks for placing caches along this trail. T: sig dog tag; L: Protech alien, CA wooden nickel. Again, with poor satelite reception, the hint was quite welcome. mjp303

Purisima Creek Troll

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

This cache had NS and me quite perplexed for a while, as we were looking for a true troll, and not just a troll with a whole lot of sunscreen on. I'm not going to quibble too much, but since you did say you took a wrong turn when you placed these caches, I think it should be called Whittemore Gulch troll [;)]. In any case, thanks for a fantastic little series. mjp303

Beyond The End

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

Very nice. I sat watching the waves for quite a while after finding the cache. Thanks! mjp303

Sep 5, 2005

Electric Lizard

By: oneangrypuppy and frivlas Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

We (the adults) tried to convince the kids to stay in the car while we made the search. No go! Those long pouty faces were too much to take. Eventually one of them made the find: Claire (12) was positively walking on air when I told her that she found a cache that Marky DNF'd earlier in the day. Thanks! mjp303

Go Fish

By: PrincessIchi Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

Like Mrs. NavySparks says, we were pretty befuddled at the first stage till MrNS sheepishly coughed it up. After that, they tagged along to see how we would tackle the final cache. There were a few nervous moments while we attempted to retreive it, since they had left a sorta heavy TB in there. Fortunately, it was just a matter of getting the right angle, and all was well. Lotsa fun. The kids found a few trees to climb while the adults chatted. TFTC. mjp303

Beginner's Luck

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

I brought the whole family along on this one. The boys fought over a little squirt gun, and the girls argued about a piece of blue glass. Ahhh, family life: you gotta love it, otherwise it'll drive you crazy. I'm sure we made peace eventually, but I be darned if I can remember what we left in trade. TFTC. Oh, I lived in Escondido Village about 35 years ago. Looks exactly the same.

Screwed Up

By: WeBeDnD Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 4.5 Container: Large

It's been a long time coming, but I finally found this cache. Better late than never.

Sep 4, 2005

Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre

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

Even for a Sunday afternoon, weird how deserted this park is. Just my luck then that the only people around were collecting blackberries in the bushes by the seats. Out of their line of sight, I made the find. TNLNSL. Thanks.

Water Dogs

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

Just like the other cache, there were people just a few feet away. Fortunately, I was behind the bushes, and made a quick find. I liked the camo, but even so, this cache seemed a bit exposed, so I tried to conceal it with natural materials. Thanks for showing me this part of MacLaren Park. mjp303

Sep 3, 2005

101 at 92

By: nlrw Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

[8D]FTF![8D] 12:25p Yeah, I've always wondered about that freeway ramp. Hidden in typical gritty nlrw style. I had to pause a bit until Mr. CHP cleared out, but after that no troubles on a Saturday. T: Flag pin; L: Sharkz sig tooth. Thanks, mjp303

Sep 2, 2005

Back To Crystal Springs

By: NavySparksandtheMrs Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

TFTC! After the find, I hiked up past the other cache, since I was curious where the road would end up. After poking around a bit I noticed a geo-pile. Hmmm, I thought, there's no cache here. After a bit of moving sticks, I discovered a tarp. It was wrapped around a milk crate that was stocked with half a dozen wine and beer bottles. [:P] That's a first for me! mjp303

Electric Fields

By: NavySparksandtheMrs Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

Shocking! [;)] The guy in the comcast truck slept through the whole thing. TFTC. mjp303

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