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Nov 30, 2006

Small park, regular cache

By: yungman Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

This was a quick find before work. This is a nice little park, if you don't mind the Marsh Road traffic. TN, L [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] niraD sig token, SL. TFTC!

Atherton toll bridge...tunnel...err...channel...

By: dr.dolittle & faith Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

This was a quick find before work. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB165G7]Ladybug Geocoin[/url], L [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] niraD sig token, SL. TFTC!

Rosita Park

By: mharrigan Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I was in the area, so I dropped by to pick up this cache. I had this nice little park to myself. The stash note is tattered, and the preprinted spaces on the log were full. I signed on the back of the last log sheet. TN, L [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] niraD sig token, SL. TFTC!

Nov 27, 2006

The Station 2 Cache

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

This was a quick find after work in a nice little park. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBZNRY]lost cat[/url] TB and Ducky Lee duck, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBKYAV]Cookie Monster Cookbook[/url] TB, seashells, Dr. Seuss stickers, and [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] niraD sig token

Fair Oaks Cache

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

Another nice little park, and another quick find after work. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB162TA]2006 Alaska Geocoin[/url] and BRIAN+ALANA sig card, L [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] niraD sig token, SL. TFTC!

Nov 22, 2006

Digits

By: PhilippeGPS (now managed by WeBeDnD) Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

What a beautiful way to start a morning! This one has been on my "nearest to home" list for quite a while, and I solved it a few months ago. But the cache itself is a fair distance from home, so I ended up saving it for a special occasion. I made a special trip for this one "on the way to work" this morning; it was my 350th find. I saw PO along the way, but found a route to the cache that avoided it. (At least, I hope I did... 8-/ ) The cache itself was a quick find once I reached GZ. T Team Ottlet sig token #32 and large Rogue Ramblers sig token, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB15V9E]my CCCL motogrrl Memorial Geocoin[/url], [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB12Y86]"Knob Mountain (MT)" Green Jeep TB[/url], seashells, toy keys, [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] niraD sig token, SL. I also managed to reassemble the "8 Ball" puzzle after foolishly takin g it apart; I left it for the amusement of the next lucky cacher. Thanks for the fun puzzle, and TFTC!

Nov 21, 2006

Other Than My Own?

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

Hey, look what showed up on my "nearest to work" list! There's a lot about this one that seems familiar, but that's okay. TN, L [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] niraD sig token, SL. Thanks for the silly puzzle and TFTC! (PS: Yes, I had to look up the information.)

Nov 19, 2006

Hail Caesar

By: The Rat Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I solved the puzzle quite a while ago. Yesterday I dropped by to find the cache, but I misremembered the landmarks from the satellite photos. I couldn't find legal access to the location I was trying to get to, but that's just as well, given that it was the wrong location. I realized my mistake after rechecking the satellite photos. Today I dropped by again while running errands. Armed with my GPSr this time, I easily found the correct location and the cache. TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.a spx?tracker=TBZ8YC]Legolock[/url] TB and [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] niraD sig token, SL. TFTC!

Nov 18, 2006

All in All ...

By: 0rla & eyeob Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I had time for a few quick finds after my bi-monthly [url=http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu/]blood-donation appointment[/url]. I liked the camouflage on this one. TN, L [url=]trackable[/url] niraD sig tokens for this cache and for [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCZ617]the previous cache I found[/url], SL. TFTC!

City-Wide Wi-Fi

By: zapboy Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I had time for a few quick finds after my bi-monthly [url=http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu/]blood-donation appointment[/url]. This one was an interesting twist on a common technique. My [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] niraD sig token did not fit in this nano-cache, so I'll keep it moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

Never on a Sundae

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

I had time for a few quick finds after my bi-monthly [url=http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu/]blood-donation appointment[/url]. This one felt familiar, with a bit of a twist. My [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] niraD sig token did not fit in this nano-cache, so I'll keep it moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

I want to be a Hilton

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

I had time for a few quick finds after my bi-monthly [url=http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu/]blood-donation appointment[/url]. This hide technique is easy to spot once you've seen a few others like it. TN, L [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] niraD sig tokens for this cache and for [url=http://www. geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCRZ9K]the previous cache I found[/url], SL. TFTC!

Nov 16, 2006

Urban Beach #2

By: magata Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

This one showed up at the top of my "nearest to work" list when I got back from vacation, so I stopped by to pick it up this morning. It was a quick find with dw's coordinates. This is a great park. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBZ8YC]Legolock[/url] TB and Bob & Elliecat sig token, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBJCJ7]TopSecret[/url] TB, ring, and [url=]trackable[/url] niraD sig tokens (for this cache, for [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCHK3T]the virtual cache I found before this cache[/url], and for [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC870B]the virtual cache I found before that[/url]), SL. TFTC!

Nov 15, 2006

The World's Largest Artichoke

By: ynots4 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

I've been here before, but we stopped by today at the end of a 10-day road trip. My [url=]trackable[/url] niraD sig token for this virtual cache will keep moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

Nov 13, 2006

Gem of Big Sur

By: Team Jelly Belly & Leap Frog Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

There was a lot of "humidity" today, but it was still a beautiful hike. On the way back, we stopped to see and read about the Pelton Wheel. My [url=]trackable[/url] niraD sig token for this virtual cache will keep moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

Nov 12, 2006

Salmo Rivulus

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

I had to catch up to the rest of my group (I'm the only geocacher among them), so I decrypted the hint right away. At the first branch in the main path, they left stones arranged in an arrow. Unfortunately, someone messed up the arrow before I got there. Fortunately, I was able to find them anyway. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB12Y86]"Knob Mountain (MT)" Green Jeep[/url] TB and damp chewing gum that was sliming the other cache contents, L seashells and [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] niraD sig token, SL. TFTC!

Slide

By: Just a Short Walk Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I walked over this morning from [url=http://www.raggedpointinn.com/overview.htm]Ragged Point Inn[/url]. It was a beautiful morning for a hike. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBKYAV]Cookie Monster Cookbook[/url] TB, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBGPJH]Shansi Womble[/url], seashells, and [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] niraD sig token, SL. TFTC!

Nov 11, 2006

Dockin it

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

Our day trip to Anacapa Island was cancelled, so I had time to pick up a few caches on the mainland. My first instinct on this one took me to more difficult terrain than necessary, but then I believed my GPSr and found it quickly. TN, L [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] niraD sig tokens for this cache and for [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCRDPK]the previous cache I found[/url], SL. TFTC!

Double your pleasure, double your.......

By: pamarler Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Our day trip to Anacapa Island was cancelled, so I had time to pick up a few caches on the mainland. I saw this one immediately as I approached the location. I like these bold hides. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. TN, L [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] niraD sig token, SL. TFTC!

Pygmy Mammoths of the Channel Islands NP

By: TerryDad2 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

Our day trip to Anacapa Island was cancelled, so I had time to pick up a few caches on the mainland. This was my first Earthcache. My [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] niraD sig token for this Earthcache will keep moving. TNLNSL, TFTC! (There were 8 people in our group; I was the only geocacher.)

Golden Years - C. I. Harbor

By: campyc Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

Our day trip to Anacapa Island was cancelled, so I had time to pick up a few caches on the mainland. This was a nice spot to watch the boats. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. (The container is not waterproof.) T ROXY1 sig card and [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBJCJ7]TopSecret[/url] TB, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBJ511]Surfers Dream[/url] TB and [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] niraD sig token, SL. TFTC!

Watt's in a name?

By: pamarler Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

Our day trip to Anacapa Island was cancelled, so I had time to pick up a few caches on the mainland. I had heard of caches like this one, but this is the first I've found. My [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] niraD sig token for this cache would not fit, so I'll keep it moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

Nov 8, 2006

Thar She Blows

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

This was a quick find after spending a few hours at the nearby maritime museum (highly recommended, BTW). It was also my first find with my new GPSr, and my first find with a GPSr since the weekend I was introduced to geocaching. I tried to dry out the log in the sun, but it's still damp. Also, the container is too small to be a "regular" size cache. TN, L [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] niraD sig token, SL. TFTC!

Nov 7, 2006

Cross-culturalism

By: chaosmanor Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Virtual

The monument was just down the street from our hotel, so I dropped by tonight before bed. My [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] signature token for this virtual cache will have to keep moving. Thanks for the history lesson and TFTC!

Haunted Ventura # 6

By: Mr and Mrs Cache....Adopted by lunarspaz Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was another quick find on a caching run near our hotel tonight. I enjoyed signing the log in the nearby courtyard. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] signature token, SL. TFTC!

Haunted Ventura # 3

By: Mr and Mrs Cache Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was another quick find on a caching run near our hotel tonight, although at first I thought I might not be able to access the cache. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] signature token, SL. TFTC!

Haunted Ventura # 4

By: Mr and Mrs Cache....Adopted by lunarspaz Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was a quick find on a caching run near our hotel tonight. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] signature tokens for this cache and for [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCEC65]the virtual cache[/url] I found before this one, SL. TFTC!

Nov 3, 2006

Cheapco or Employee of the Month

By: Bob & Elliecat Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This one showed up at the top of my "nearest to work" list, and tonight I finally dropped by to pick it up. The sandwich-size container looked more like a "small" than a "regular" to me. This kind of semi-disposable container tends to leak, and there was no stash note, so I left a waterproof stash note and log sheet. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBGPJH]Shansi Womble TB[/url], L keychain, seashells, and a [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] niraD sig token, SL. TFTC!

Nov 2, 2006

Queen of the Irish

By: Lil Checkers with the rest of Team Checker Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

I saw this one Friday evening At the unevent. Solved it quickly Monday morning
And I found the clever hint.

Found it after work this ev'ning.
My search did not take long.

But the only thing I hear now
Is a "quite contagious" song!

[T [url=http://www.checker.geocoin.net/]Team Checker signature geocoin[/url], L Multnomah Falls bookmark, GDB & Dr. Seuss stickers, keychain, seashells, and [url=]trackable[/url] niraD sig token, SL. Thanks for the fun puzzle and for the excuse for the walk on such a beautiful night, and TFTC!] [Edit: corrected date]

Nov 1, 2006

Three Women Who Cared

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

I don't normally log multi-cache reconnaissance trips (where I visit only the non-final stages), however today's ride to and through the baylands was so beautiful that I felt I had to post a note. Thanks for the excuse for both the ride and the walk (along the boardwalk)! Anyway, I found all the first 3 stages easily. I'll try to get back for the final later this month.

GeoBeads #10 - Star Light, Star Bright

By: zapboy with help from workerofwood Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I have now completed the GeoBeads series! I liked the hide style of this one, but I'm glad I had the location to myself tonight. The log got a little damp; as I was finishing up, it started raining. It was just a short one-minute shower, but I had the log out when it hit. T GeoBead #10, L [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] niraD sig token, SL. Thanks for the GeoBeads series and TFTC!

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