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Dec 19, 2007

Spider Hole

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

This was a quick find before work, in part because I had checked this hide location while looking for the now-archived [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCQZJF]C or N?[/url] TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token (yes, it fit!), SL. TFTC!

Dec 5, 2007

B afraid (again)

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

This one showed up on my "nearest to church" list, so I dropped by on my way to work this morning. This was a quick find (first place I looked) in a nice little park. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. T my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for GC13RYJ, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB16KXE]ICE[/url] geodiamond geocoin and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this cache, SL. TFTC!

Nov 28, 2007

Who Is This?

By: dw Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This one has been on my "nearest to home" list for far too long, and I pass the location every weekday on my way to work. This morning, I finally stopped for it before work. Like others, I've passed within feet of the plaque at the posted coordinates many times, but I never noticed it until now. Thanks for pointing it out. T digitalfish #8004 and Bob & Elliecat sig card, L digitalfish #6705, stickers, and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Oct 24, 2007

Go Fish

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

I loved this one! I found stage 1 quickly in the obvious spot, once the waiting muggles departed. As I approached the location for stage 2, I knew exactly where it was. Still, it took a few tries to get it. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB16KXE]ICE[/url] geocoin, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBMQ2D]Merry and Pippin[/url] TB and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. The replacement instructions are great, and worked perfectly. Thanks for the creative cache!

Itsae ucan dits ab igone

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

I made this one much harder than it needed to be. But eventually I reread the description (small, not micro, not Truly Evil ? nano), read the hint, expanded my search radius, and found the cache. I like the camouflage, BTW. And the "specimen" was pretty cool, too. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Oct 17, 2007

Ghost Railway of Palo Alto

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

This was a fun one. I enjoyed exploring the neighborhood (both online and in person). T Scoobywatchers sig zipperpull #37, L seashells and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens, SL. Thanks for the history lesson, and TFTC!

Sep 26, 2007

Suburban Crop Circles

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

This one showed up at the top of my "nearest to church" list, so I grabbed it on the way to work. As expected, it was a quick find in the obvious location. TNLNSL. I'll keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TFTC!

Dislocater, Jr.

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

I guess I just wasn't meant to find this one this morning. First, I miscounted the letters in a word and ended up almost on top of another cache, with the GPSr pointing well over "a foot or so off the path".

So I returned to the information panel, found my error, and set off for the new coordinates. That seemed like a much more logical place, but I came up empty. I returned to the information panel again to recheck my answers, didn't find any more errors, and returned to sea rch my second location again. Still nothing. Now that I'm logging it, it seems that I was working from old data. [:(] I hate it when that happens. Still, it was a pleasant morning to ride along the baylands...

Sep 12, 2007

Electric Lizard

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

I had a pretty good idea how the cache would be hidden, and I was right. But first I found a CITO opportunity hidden in that manner [:O], and then a utility worker came over and asked me if I was looking for one of those "geocache things". Apparently, he has discovered a few of them during his work. And apparently, I am not as stealthy as I thought. Anyway, I then found the cache without much more trouble. It is very nicely constructed! I will keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

Beginner's Luck

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

I was in the area, so I dropped by for this one before work. My wife and I used to live in Escondido Village. Anyway, the container is no longer waterproof, and should be replaced. But it was cool to see such a large cache here, with a log that goes back to the FTF! TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens, SL. TFTC!

Sep 5, 2007

Somewhere in the Baylands

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

This was a quick find, in the first place I searched. Okay, so I didn't find it the first time I looked there, but it didn't take me long to search that place again, more carefully and more successfully. This is a very nice "somewhere" cache, and today was a beautiful morning in the baylands before work. I'll keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

Runners

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

This was a beautiful morning for a bike ride along the baylands. Thanks for bringing me out here. BTW, the encrypted hint no longer matches the current hide style, but it should still be an easy find. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Aug 29, 2007

In honor of Charlie Brown

By: DKAK Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Wow! There sure are a lot of TBs in this nano-cache...

Aug 22, 2007

13,000 Vehicles Daily

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

After finding a couple nearby caches, I revisited this one to drop off the [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11M1H]To Palo Alto, CA 1[/url] TB. While I was here, I traded some stickers for the CasinoCanines sig token.

Southgate Orienteering

By: virtualdavid Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I helped [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11M1H]To Palo Alto, CA 1[/url] reach its goal, but it didn't fit in the container for its home cache. This was the closest cache I could think of that is big enough for it, so I returned to drop the TB here.

Southgate Orienteering

By: virtualdavid Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

This was a fun one before work, and I met the owner (another bicycling commuter) while I was logging it. I didn't use a compass though--just a map. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBMQ2D]Merry and Pippin[/url] TB, L carnival toy and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Thanks for the tour of the neighborhood, and TFTC!

Alice Locke Park

By: DrHugAlot Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I dropped by to grab this one before work this morning. Very nice camouflage! T canddlover and geodiamond sig tokens, L stickers and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Aug 21, 2007

Tick-Tock Bus Stop

By: runnerinwoods Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I was running an errand nearby, so I stopped to grab this one before work. I was thinking, "Ho, hum, another bus-stop cache..." but the design and construction of this one turned out to be very cool. Very well done! I wouldn't have been able to find it if there had been muggles about though. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Afterwards, I spent a moment appreciating the nearby sculpture. TFTC!

Aug 18, 2007

Rosie's Coloring Cache

By: Rosie the Kitten & her Dad Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

This was a fun one. I was at the park for a group BBQ, and decided to grab this cache while waiting for the party to get going. Someone had written the word "ZOOM" next to a picture of a rocket ship, so I drew a picture of someone I know, for whom the word "ZOOM" is also appropriate. TN, L a pencil and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. After returning the cache, I did a little CITO. TFTC!

Baylands Grove

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

This was a quick one. I was at the park for a group BBQ, and decided to grab this cache after the party had broken up, but before I could actually leave. The coordinates and description were perfect, and I found it in the first place I checked. It did take me a few moments to figure out how to check that place though... BTW, it's worth taking a little care to make sure you've replaced it properly. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Aug 15, 2007

Noble Steed

By: cth+js Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I dropped by for this one before work. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. I used to live just a couple blocks from this park, but never explored this end of it until now. Thanks for bringing me here, and TFTC!

Aug 8, 2007

Ramos

By: gashog Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

My second FTF! This one showed up on my "nearest to church" list last night, so I dropped by this morning shortly after dawn (when the park opened). Rocket Girl and I approached GZ together, and then searched for the cache independently. Clearly, we had both read the hint. SMILIE Eventually, I rechecked a spot tha t we had both examined previously and came up with the find.

The previous cache in this corner of the park was more fun, but this one is much less likely to be muggled. TN, L CA wooden nickle WN52928 and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Thanks for the FTF and TFTC!

Juana Multicache?

By: ChipnDonna Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

My wife used to work at Juana Briones school, but this (very nice) mural wasn't here back then. The cache itself was a quick find. I peeled off the label with the scary warnings, but the standard decon-container warnings embossed on the lid are still there. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

I-Park Shortcut

By: ChipnDonna Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I used to commute along this path every day. Thanks for bringing me back here for this quick find. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Cornelis Bol Park Booty II

By: ms piglet Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

I enjoyed searching this location much better than that of the original Cornelis Bol Park Booty cache. And my search was much more fruitful! TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Aug 6, 2007

Something's Fishy

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

We dropped by to feed the fish on our way back to Lake Siskiyou. This was a quick find. T digitalfish #6705, L digitalfish #5807 and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Aug 5, 2007

Rainbow Valley Dairy

By: Skooter & The Backseat Boys Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

My (avowed muggle) wife and I rented a canoe and paddled across Lake Siskiyou for this cache. The container is no longer an ammo box, as indicated in the cache description. There was no stash note, but I was unprepared to leave one. TN, L a pencil and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Aug 4, 2007

Yreka's Covered Bridge

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

We were in Yreka to ride the Blue Goose, so I stopped for this quick find before we drove back to Lake Siskiyou. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Whistle Stop

By: ChrissySkyking + Blaze Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was a quick find after an enjoyable ride to Montague and back on the Blue Goose. It's good to be able to ride it again! TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Aug 3, 2007

Lemurian Hideaway

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

CITO to the rescue! Muggles will ignore you anywhere, as long as you're picking up trash. This was a quick find after lunch at the Black Bear. Even though it's a very short "hike", I might have rated the terrain 3 stars: "Not suitable for small children." Anyway, the inside of the container was wet, so I dried it and the stash note, but the log was dry inside its ziplock bag. T PatNanz token, L seashell and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Aug 1, 2007

Bryant Street Bridges

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

Like others, I've ridden past this location many times before. Fortunately, it wasn't too busy when I dropped by this morning. I liked this hide, and as a bonus, I got to check up on the progress of the nearby construction project. T CA wooden nickle WN52928 and a Fimo token, L seashell and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens, SL. I also dipped [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11M1H] To Palo Alto, CA 1[/url] as it travels around Palo Alto. TFTC!

Jul 25, 2007

A Sprinkling of Evil

By: runnerinwoods Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

This one is devious. This one showed up on my "nearest to home" list, and I'm already familiar with the nearby trail, so I dropped by on the way home. I figured out where it needed to be, came up empty, searched a couple other spots, and finally came back to my original idea. This time I looked a little more carefully, and there it was. Nicely done! TNLNSL. I will keep my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TFTC!

Child's Play NOT!

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

I enjoy this kind of puzzle, and I've found a couple of UncleTom's puzzle caches that are like it. FWIW, I solved it with only pen and paper (with no electronic tools). Tonight, I dropped by to grab the cache on the way home. It was a quick find, mainly because the coordinates were spot on. The camouflage is excellent! TNLNSL. I will keep my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. Thanks for a fun puzzle, and TFTC!

Jul 21, 2007

Watch Your Speed

By: E.caballus Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I had an extra moment, so I stopped for this quick find. Replacing it where I found it proved more of a challenge than finding it in the first place. I can't imagine that anyone would need the encrypted hint. TNLNSL. I will keep my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TFTC!

Pass Over Art

By: PhilippeGPS (Adopted by MotorBug) Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This was an enjoyable multi-cache after [url=http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu/]donating blood[/url], walking from one end of the park to the other, taking in the art as I went. Just in case it might help, I've got photos and coordinates for "Waterbirds", and ideas for incorporating it into the cache. SMILIE At waypoint 4, I especially liked the instrument held by the person holding the lobster. [:D] T Mauison's flower geopin (I thought that might be yours!), L a carabiner key chain with compass and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Thanks for the art tour and TFTC!

Jul 18, 2007

twice

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

This was a quick find before work this morning, although the container is a micro size, not a small size. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. T WoW token #094, L stickers and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. I dipped the [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11M1H]To Palo Alto, CA 1[/url] TB, but I'll keep it moving towards its goal. TFTC!

Along the De Anza Trail 7 - Embarcadero

By: MotorBug (a series by Marky & Joani) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This was another quick find before work this morning. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. I dipped the [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11M1H]To Palo Alto, CA 1[/url] TB, but I'll keep it moving towards its goal. TFTC!

Homage to Silence

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

Very cool. I found the cache quickly (in the second place I looked), but spent some extra time taking in the sculpture. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. I dipped the [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11M1H]To Palo Alto, CA 1[/url] TB, but I'll keep it moving towards its goal. TFTC!

Jul 15, 2007

A Tree Along Water

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

I was in the area with Dowbiggin, BritishInvasion, DuckeyLee, SCOTUS, and Gitonyerhorse, so we dropped by for this one. My wife (an avowed muggle) was also with us. I think I saw this one (or one very much like it) being constructed at [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=GC12R97]a recent event[/url]. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

"An Irate Vet"

By: Frivlas and OneAngryPuppy Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I was in the area with Dowbiggin, BritishInvasion, and DuckeyLee, so we dropped by for this one. My wife (an avowed muggle) was also with us. I'm still working on the meaning of the hint though... TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Venonium 263

By: workerofwood & fizzymagic Difficulty: 5.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

This was the primary goal for tonight's caching trip, and it was well worth it. Dowbiggin arranged the trip, and DuckeyLee, SCOTUS, Gitonyerhorse, and I joined in. My wife (an avowed muggle) was also with us, and BritishInvasion (who had already found this one) showed up to watch the show. Before meeting up with the rest, I thoroughly overanalyzed the cryptic parts of the cac he description, while completely ignoring the obvious reference to the posted coordinates.

Each stage was different, creative, and fun, and the final was excellent! So many little details went into this adventure, but you should discover them on your own rather than read spoilers here. TN, L [url=h ttp://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB1NY5E]"Ingruksukruk Creek (AK)" Red Jeep Travel Bug[/url] and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Thank you, workerofwood & fizzymagic, for such an excellent nighttime adventure, and TFTC!

Alien Mother Ship

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

I was in the area with Dowbiggin, BritishInvasion, DuckeyLee, SCOTUS, and Gitonyerhorse, so we stopped by for this one. My wife (an avowed muggle) was also with us. I've found several caches of this general style, but this was certainly one of the most distinctive. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Jul 11, 2007

Discover Water: Mitchell Park

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

This was a quick find before work, in part because I am already very familiar with this location, having researched its cache-hiding opportunities on my own. [:D] Oh, well... you snooze, you lose. I definitely like your camouflage, though. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11M1H]To Palo Alto, CA 1[/url] TB, L seashell and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Elementary-School Math - Pyramid #1

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

This was a fun puzzle. I figured out what I needed to do quickly, but the obvious choices didn't work. My second try produced better results, and I decided to drop by on the way to work this morning. I dipped [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11M1H]To Palo Alto, CA 1[/url] TB, but I couldn't leave it because it wouldn't fit. Now that I've read its goal, I'll take it on a tour of Palo Alto caches before dropping it in its home cache. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Jun 27, 2007

Lou Seale

By: Mr Prez 24 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I like this park. This was a quick UPS delivery on the way to work this morning. There are obvious signs of a failed attachment mechanism, but the cache was well hidden in a more mundane manner. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Jun 20, 2007

Boulwhere?

By: SpikeCage Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

This was a fun multi, in a nice little park that I'd never been to before. I had trouble with some of the answers, but fortunately they were ones (b & f) for which the value was pretty obvious once I started figuring out the coordinates. The container was interesting, but it doesn't seem very durable or waterproof. TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB1HZDV]Chasam's Hawai`i Micro Geocoin[/url] and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Jun 16, 2007

International Monetary Exchange

By: chasam & jayaway Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

Given the location of this one, I decrypted the hint immediately. Unfortunately, I thoroughly misinterpretted it, so it didn't help at all. Fortunately, I found the cache quickly anyway. My wife insists on keeping all our non-US currency, so I didn't exchange any here. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB1HZDV]Chasam's Hawai`i Micro Geocoin[/url] to get it started on its journey, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Kidnap

By: The Rat Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

This one was at the top of my "nearest to home" list, so I had to take it on. (It would have taken a [b]long[/b] time for [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCH9GG]the original cache[/url] based on this story to appear on that list...) I've been near Stages 1 and 2 a lot these past two weeks for orientation classes with my new employer, but the answer still surprised me when I actually stood there and looked for the specified information. Today I was near Stages 3 and 4, so I dropped by for the info I needed, and then decided to drive several miles to get the final. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Next up on my "nearest to home" list: [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC10PR8] Fort Boyard[/url]! Thanks for the history lesson, and TFTC!

Jun 13, 2007

Hoover's Playground

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

Okay, so I'm officially an "old fart" now: I remember finding a now-archived cache that used to be in this park before this one. The camouflage on this one is excellent. I found it quickly only because I happened to touch upon its location right away, thanks largely to the excellent coordinates. T Wildbun's cache bunny and NavySparksandTheMrs' sig card, L Matchbox car and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Thanks for an excellent spot to enjoy this beautiful morning, and TFTC!

Almost Eden

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

I dropped by to check up on this one this morning, and it's doing fine.

Jun 12, 2007

Where have all the flowers gone?

By: WalruZ Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I dropped by on my way home tonight. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. TN, L [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]my trackable sig token[/url], SL. Thanks for the bit of history, and TFTC!

Jun 6, 2007

Above Troubled Waters

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

This was a quick find before work this morning, but I've seen this hide style before. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Jun 2, 2007

Little Shop of Horrors IV

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

That was fun. I got to see some of the madness coming soon to a cache near you [:D], and I got to examine one of the [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCK1CC]ANX[/url] clue tokens. I didn't spot the clue, but I did get to examine the token. I had thought about bringing what I needed to make another container like the one in [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCNB05]Almost Eden[/url], but I barely had time to drop by for an hour while preparing for that evening's [url=http://www.therallyeclub.org/what.htm]gimmick car rallye[/url] (I was the rallyemaster.) I will keep my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this event cache moving, but I won't move it very far. Thanks for an excellent event!

Lost in the Woods

By: Mystery Ink (adopted by Workerofwood) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

How could I not grab this one while hear for [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC12R97]LSOH4[/url]? I managed to provide some entertainment for another cacher, who watched me almost touch the cache while examining something else. TN, [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11M3C]L Brought to you by the letter Y[/url] TB and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/ url] sig tokens for this cache and for LSOH4, SL. TFTC!

May 25, 2007

Lunch QC

By: Scorpion King Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I picked up this one after dropping off some paperwork at my future employer. It was a beautiful afternoon for a walk. I ended up decrypting the hint before I finally expanded my search radius far enough for this one. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. T Scorpion King/krabaple 2007 sig poker chip, L seashells and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Water Related # 1

By: Krakker Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This was another quick find while running errands. I enjoyed sitting by the fountain while logging the find. The container is no longer waterproof, but there was nothing I could do about that. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Hillcrest Circle Park

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

This was a quick find while running errands. Well, the find was quick, but retrieval was a challenge. I used caution when replacing the cache so the next cacher should have an easier time of it. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

What In The World Is Going On?

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

This was a quick find while running errands. Finding a spot to sit down and log the find wasn't so quick, though. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Brittan Park

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

This was a quick find while running errands. The location is actually a nice spot, if you don't mind the traffic noise. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

May 24, 2007

SGC San Jose

By: ChrissySkyking + Blaze Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

Very nice. I'm sure I looked there when I was here before, but this time I found it. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. T benchmark pin and Matchbox car, L unregistered TB, [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB12096]Brought to you by the letter K[/url] TB, and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

May 23, 2007

Strike Three

By: wrycachers Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

This one showed up on my "nearest to home" list, so I dropped by this morning. I had the place all to myself, until just before I was ready to replace the container. But the muggle soon left, and I put the container back where I found it. BTW, the meaning of the original hint seemed pretty clear to me, although I'm not sure either hint would help much: They don't really narrow your search area. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Mind-Parole

By: workerofwood Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

This one had been on my "nearest to church" list for a while before I finally had the "Aha!" moment. Unfortunately, the container had been mauled. Today, I was able to drop by the new container and log the find. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Thanks for an excellent puzzle, and TFTC!

May 18, 2007

Audio Cache

By: dsweet0627 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I dropped by for this unusual, creative cache while running errands. I ended up finding the container somewhere other than where the instructions specified, so when I replaced it, I replaced it where it should have been. (The owner may want to verify that it's in the correct location.) T Team Checker sig token #R090, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11KC3]Brought to you by the letter Z[/url] TB, Team Checker sig token #R120, and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Thanks for the fun, and TFTC!

May 17, 2007

Where Giants Dare to Cross

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

I found this one quickly after stopping at the Bike to Work Day "Energizer Station". After hours of research, I discovered that the placement of this pedestrian signal is mandated by the CSCSEPS, subparagraphs XXIX.24.Q.xiv.17.k and XXIX.24.Q.xiv.33.r. (The exception in subparagraph XXIX.24.Q.xiv.17.m does not apply, based on subparagraph XXIX.24.Q.xiv.33.u.) However, IANAL, YMMV, and all that. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

May 5, 2007

Let's Go to the Movies

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

I ended up reverse-engineering one of the answers, but I eventually got the information I needed for this puzzle. Today, the cache was a quick find while running errands. It's nicely hidden, but happened to be in the first place I looked. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

May 4, 2007

Arastradero Oaks

By: Changes in Latitudes Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

This is a nice trail, and this afternoon was beautiful. I replaced the torn ziplock. TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11XEB]Brought to you by the letter U[/url] TB and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Elk's Charter

By: digitalfish Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

What a great mini-wilderness area! This afternoon was beautiful. I used the last shot in the camera. T GeoBrowns and Team Saber sig items, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11E9C]Brought to you by the letter E[/url] TB, seashells, stickers, and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Apr 28, 2007

Hillside Destruction

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

My wife was at a fish-a-thon at the nearby quarry, sponsored by the Cupertino Lions. I was dogsitting, to keep her guide dog out of the pond and away from the fish. This was a quick PNG on the way back down the hill for a few other caches. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11B0M]Brought to you by the letter Q[/url] TB and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Rocky Road

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

My wife was at a fish-a-thon at the nearby quarry, sponsored by the Cupertino Lions. I was dogsitting, to keep her guide dog out of the pond and away from the fish. This was my third find. I found it fairly quickly, given the effectiveness of the camouflage, but I remembered the size and description, and there really wasn't much else around to search. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Is this the beginning or the end?

By: Sharkz & bullit Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

My wife was at a fish-a-thon at the nearby quarry, sponsored by the Cupertino Lions. I was dogsitting, to keep her guide dog out of the pond and away from the fish. This was my second find. It was hidden at the first location I searched, but I was focused on other hide techniques. I finally found this one after wandering away to search other locations, and eventually reading the hint. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

FORE!!!!!!

By: Sharkz Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

My wife was at a fish-a-thon at the nearby quarry, sponsored by the Cupertino Lions. I was dogsitting, to keep her guide dog out of the pond and away from the fish. This was my fourth find, before heading back up the hill to pick her up. (She caught 4 nice-size trout, BTW.) After walking to the back of the park for this cache, her guide dog and I ran back to the car. I was out of breath, but he was eager for more. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Apr 26, 2007

Under the Green

By: doctor killjoy Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I stopped by for a quick find on the way home tonight. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Apr 21, 2007

Fennel (was Bamboo)

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

This morning, I was leading the boys in our church's CSB Stockade program on a geocaching hike. This was our second find. I didn't see [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBHFYN]Patrick Star TB[/url] here. TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB12VKT]"Antone Peak (MT)" Green Jeep Travel Bug[/url], [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB123M8]Brought to you by the letter M[/url] TB, and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Also, the boys made a lot of trades on their own. TFTC!

Almost Natural

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

I found this one last year. This morning, I was leading the boys in our church's CSB Stockade program on a geocaching hike, and we finished with this nicely camouflaged cache. The log was damp and quite full, and there was no stash note, so I left a waterproof stash note/replacement log. TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11HMG]Brought to you by the letter V[/url] TB, SL. Also, the boys made a lot of trades on their own. TFTC!

Shoreline Trailhead

By: MotorBug Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

Last year, I found the previous incarnation of this one (a micro). This morning, I was leading the boys in our church's CSB Stockade program on a geocaching hike, and we started with this trailhead cache while waiting for latecomers. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB12VKT]"Antone Peak (MT)" Green Jeep Travel Bug[/url], L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11VNT]Brought to you by the letter T[/url] TB, SL. Also, the boys made a lot of trades on their own. TFTC!

The Dump

By: Joseph Ruff Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

This morning, I was leading the boys in our church's CSB Stockade program on a geocaching hike. This was our third find. The stash note was in pretty bad shape, so I left a new waterproof one. We snapped a photo as well. TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB1FEX8]Rancho San Antonio[/url] TB, [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11908]Brought to you by the letter H[/url] TB, and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Also, the boys made a lot of trades on their own. TFTC!

Apr 7, 2007

Battles of the Arachnoids

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

A few days ago, I dropped by Stage 1 again. If I had taken more thorough notes when I was here a year ago for [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCD84F]another multi-cache[/url], then I could have gone straight to Stage 2. With that in mind, I decided to Google the information needed for the Stage 3 coordinates. Fortunately, I decided to drop by Stage 2 anyway ("just for verification"), because the info I Googled was wrong. With the correct coordinates, I set off for Stage 3. I wasn't very surprised when I reached G Z.

Given the proximity of many muggles, I decided to use the hint right away. That redirected me away from a couple incorrect options, but ended up distracting me some because the hide location no longer quite matches the hint. I couldn't figure out how to hide the cache where it would match the hi nt, so I replaced it where I found it.

There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. T Scorpion King 2007 sig poker chip, L seashells, [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11XTJ]Brought to you by t he letter S[/url] TB, and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

POP #7

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

I figured out this puzzle quickly, in part because I had been planning a very similar puzzle cache of my own. Great minds think alike, right? SMILIE Today, I stopped by for the cache while running errands. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Patience

By: WeBeDnD Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

I am one of the "users of advanced browser toolage" for whom the 10/16/03 update was written. Fortunately, I had already figured out what I needed to do via another technique, so the update wasn't quite a spoiler. Today, I stopped by for the cache while running errands. I found it in a location that didn't quite match the hint, so I replaced it just a short distance away where it would match the hint. The log sheet was quite full, so I left a waterproof one. TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11P3P]Brought to you by the letter R[/url] TB and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Apr 4, 2007

Killjoy's Krypt

By: doctor killjoy Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

This one showed up on my "nearest to home" list, so I dropped by while running errands. Given its location, I'm glad it was a quick find. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. T Yno's wooden nickel and doctor killjoy's stone heart artifact, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11W2R]Brought to you by the letter I[/url] TB, an unactivated TB dog tag, and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Mar 28, 2007

Hyde and Ivy on the Bank of the Mighty River

By: Dr. Jekyll Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

It was a beautiful morning along the Bank of the Mighty River, and this was a quick find. Pedestrians and cyclists really do come upon you quickly though. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. I saw no sign of the [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB32D9]Baseball Buddy[/url] TB. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB1FEX8]Rancho San Antonio[/url] TB, L seashells and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

HBJ, the sequel

By: The Storyteller Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This was another quick find on a beautiful sunny day. I was surprised at how uncamouflaged the container was. TN, L CA wooden nickle WN 52873 and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

POP #8

By: WeBeDnD Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This was a fun puzzle. I liked the way the solution ended up bringing me back to the same place I started, but with a twist. The final location brought back childhood memories, but you couldn't have known that. I replaced the torn ziplock. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

VTA Winchester Station

By: frivlas Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was another quick find on this beautiful day. I replaced the torn ziplock. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

VTA Downtown Campbell Station

By: frivlas Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was another quick find on this beautiful morning. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. I also dried out the logs in the sun. But what happened to the "End Station" code for this one? I couldn't find it anywhere. [:(] TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

VTA Hamilton Station

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

This was a quick find on this beautiful morning, and my first find of this series. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

SGC San Jose

By: ChrissySkyking + Blaze Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

I was in the area and had a copy of the cache description, so I dropped by. It's pretty clear that others have been searching here, and I searched as well as I could given the proximity of the bus drivers, but I didn't find it.

My Kind Of Town - Campbell

By: Thefogheads Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

The museum was officially closed today, but there were dozens of muggles having lunch here when I arrived. Apparently, a class of kids were just wrapping up a field trip. I spotted a likely location to search, but had to wait for them to leave. I got a cup of coffee and a bite to eat at a nearby establishment, and walked to the park by the library. After the kids left, I found it pretty much right where I expected it to be. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Mar 24, 2007

ANX: The Angle of Eternity

By: workerofwood Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

This was my 500th find, and my 100th puzzle/mystery find. Thanks for the adventure, workerofwood! Gitonyerhorse, SkaterUncle, and I met at stage 1 this morning, shortly after workerofwood had repaired it for us. Unfortunately, stage 1 needs to be repaired again, so the cache is going to stay disabled for a while longer. [:(]

We worked through stage 1 while workerofwood watched, and eventually the three of us settled on a plan and set off on our own. At stage 2, we were just starting to question whether we had the correct location when one of us noticed something. We were off to stage 3 shortly thereafter, and to stage 4 shortly after that.

Stage 4 was probably my favorite, and not just because I was the one who found it. It was a joy to hold such a well-designed "game piece" in my hands.

Stage 5 was rather exposed when we arrived. Once we read all the instructions there, we set about determining the location of the cache. That was fun in itself, and then we retrieved the cache m oments later.

We covered stage 5 a bit better than we found it, but we encountered an odd situation while replacing it. I've emailed the details to workerofwood.

T Bytemobile sig turtle #337, Team Checker sig token #R120, CA wooden nickle WN52873; L Bytemobile sig turtle #145, [ur l=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBK2EA]USA Geocoin - Geocacher of the Year[/url], [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBG860]Sly[/url] TB, [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB135YK]Micro Micro Geocoin (Mtn View)[/url], [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11YEG]Brought to you by the letter A[/url] TB, [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB120E6]Brought to you by the letter N[/url] TB, [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11C4D]Brought to you by the letter X[/url] TB, my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens, seashells, and a couple other trinkets; SL. Again, thanks for such a memorable adventure, workerofwood!

Mar 23, 2007

It's a jungle out there

By: frivlas and oneangrypuppy Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I needed a couple more finds before taking on [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCK1CC]ANX[/url] tomorrow, and I happened to be in the area and to have the info for this one handy. (A recent visit to the nearby AMC didn't afford an opportunity to go caching after all...) I reached GZ and expected one type of hide, but found this fun little hide instead. TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11N7D]Brought to you by the letter J[/url] TB and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Assume Nothing #2 1/2

By: workerofwood Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I needed a couple more finds before taking on [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCK1CC]ANX[/url] tomorrow, and I happened to be in the area and to have (old) info for this one handy. Sorry; I didn't realize that this one was disabled. At least it just had a full log; the [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCQJ4D]last one[/url] I looked for using old data had been muggled. I had to wait for a soccer game to end, but then I found it surprisingly quickly, given the extremely effective [}:)] camouflage technique. Wow! What a creative hide! I will drop my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this cache into ANX tomorrow. TNLNSL (I managed to find space), TFTC!

Mar 21, 2007

Appointed Rounds

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

I enjoyed this tour of the neighborhood, although I rode my bicycle instead of walking. And like others before me, I had to backtrack at one point because I didn't think ahead. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Historic Palo Alto (Mayfield) 4

By: Rain734 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I really enjoyed this multi-cache. Stage 1 was an interesting history lesson. At Stage 2, I had a little difficulty with the value of Y, but I kept looking until I finally found the correct pair of tiles and got the right checksum. At Stage 3, I was expecting a very familiar type of hide, but was pleasantly surprised. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

The Forgotten Flying Redwoods

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

After fruitlessly expanding my search radius around GZ, I finally read the hint. That focused my attention, but I still came up with nothing. So I reread the cache description, which gave me a new GZ to search. Eventually I found it, after expanding my search radius some distance back towards my original GZ. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Thanks for the history lesson, and TFTC!

Mar 19, 2007

POP #9

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

This one's theme jumped out at me, and I had the coordinates shortly thereafter. Finding the cache, on the other hand, took me far too long, given that I needed to expand my search radius only a couple feet. TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11PCM]Brought to you by the letter G[/url] TB and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Mar 17, 2007

Bishop's Paddock

By: Raptor & Rex Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

This is a nice spot. I definitely needed the hint though. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Halbert's County Line

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

This was a quick find, largely because the coordinates were spot on. The container seems more like a micro than a small though. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Willow Pass Business Park

By: Team Tiny Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Other

I've found a couple of these before, and they get easier each time. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token (yes, it fit), SL. TFTC!

Don Fernando Pacheco Adobe (HCP)

By: AndyandRobin(adopted by Harmon Baby) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

After spending more than an hour on [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC10YKQ]a nearby DNF[/url], I was glad this one was a quick find (in large part because the coordinates and reception were both excellent). T interesting "COPY" coin, L Delaware quarter and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

In Memoriam

By: bthomas Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I was expecting another quick find for the [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCYNR9]Bay Area Quadrangle Challenge[/url]. I found much more. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Thank you for bringing me here, and TFTC!

Mar 14, 2007

Element #2

By: GeekDad Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

This was a beautiful afternoon for a bike ride along the baylands. This one was pretty exposed, so I covered it a bit better when I replaced it. I also replaced the perforated ziplock. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB135YK]Micro Micro Geocoin (Mtn View)[/url] geocoin, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11M9W]Brought to you by the letter C[/url] TB and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens, SL. TFTC!

Stevens Creek Marsh

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

This was a beautiful afternoon for a bike ride along the baylands. This was a quick find in a nice location. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Burrowing Owls

By: caliseastar Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was a beautiful afternoon for a bike ride along the baylands. I didn't spot any burrowing owls, but there were lots of other birds around. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Somewhere in Mountain View

By: catomcat Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

This was a beautiful afternoon for a bike ride along the Stevens Creek trail. I found this one pretty quickly. The camouflage is very effective, but sticks out if you're looking for it. I will keep my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

Mar 8, 2007

Serpentine

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

Last week, I got stuck at the wrong sign for stage 2. My GPSr was telling me that I was still 20-30 feet away, and I looked for something else in the direction it was pointing, but I just didn't see it. This morning, armed with information in PurplePeople's email (and experience finding stages 3 and 5), I found the correct sign right away. Oops.

Ca ñadamandu

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

I approached from the west and found both [:O] containers quickly. It was a beautiful morning to sit up here and enjoy the view. I'm sure it would be gorgeous at sunset. T Quackercache sig duck, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11XV4]Brought to you by the letter O[/url] TB, a coin purse, and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, signed both logs. I left the containers where I found them, but I tried to cover them up a bit. (They were pretty exposed when I found them.) TFTC!

Mar 4, 2007

GeoFusion Leaves

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

This was a quick find while running errands: Both containers were sitting out in the open. I re-hid them better, but in the same location. I didn't see [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBZFWR]The Original Travel Bug[/url] in either container. [:(] T nature__lady sig card, L bookmark and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, S both L. TFTC!

De Anza Bonanza

By: Team Ottlet Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

What a beautiful afternoon to pick up a few caches in between errands. This was a quick find, thanks to excellent coordinates. The cache contents were in good shape, except for the laminated stash note, which is damp inside the lamination. [:(] TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11XHN]Brought to you by the letter W[/url] TB and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Somewhere .....

By: catomcat Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

This was an enjoyable find between errands. I found the camouflage quickly. The coordinates were spot on for me. That was the "somewhere". Then I immediately read the hint. Hmmm... I tried a few possibilities, but then used a different approach to quickly figure out the "somehow" on my own. T kablooey sig flower #F10, L seashells, [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11QQ4]Brought to you by the letter L[/url] TB, and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. La ter, in the car, I figured out the "somewhy" for the "somehow". Groan... TFTC!

I See Sick People

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This was a quick find while running errands. The container is not waterproof. I dried out the contents with the car defroster before replacing the cache. T PrincessT (princesstlingit) 2006 sig item, L seashell and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Server Still Too Busy?

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

I've had the coordinates for this one for a while, but hadn't been in the area to pick up the cache. This afternoon was beautiful, as I picked up a few caches between errands. It took me a while to expand my search radius far enough for this one, but eventually I found it without the hint. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Mar 3, 2007

241HT1619

By: budd-rdc Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Other

This is a fun series. The cache was a quick find. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens, SL. TFTC!

Mar 2, 2007

Serpentine

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

Today was a beautiful morning for a hike! I was uncertain about my numbers at waypoints 2 and 3, so when my final coordinates ended up on the wrong side of some No Trespassing signs, I reverse-engineered the correct location based on the numbers that I was certain of. I found the cache quickly at the first location I searched. I also did some CITO on the way out. TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11H2C]Brought to you by the letter D[/url] TB and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Thanks for showing me Edgewood Park, and TFTC!

Mar 1, 2007

Piece of Pie (Easy as Pie)

By: Bob & Elliecat Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

It was much easier this time, ignoring the hint and just following the coordinates. Also, the container no longer matches the cache description. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Reflect on this

By: garyhenry Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was a quick PNG tonight. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

State of Confusion

By: WeBeDnD Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Ooh, pretty! A new log sheet! :-) I spotted the puzzle's theme quickly, but I didn't get around to working out which interpretation of the theme would yield coordinates until this afternoon. Tonight it was a quick find, thanks to the hint. T green and white WeBeDnD token, L seashell and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[ /url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Orange Lincoln

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

I wonder whether Charlie Ryan's Hot Rod Lincoln was orange... Anyway, this was a quick PNG tonight. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Feb 27, 2007

Plane Old Puzzle #1 - PAO

By: mvflyer Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

"Now, Snoopy had sworn that he'd get that man So he asked the Great Pumpkin for a new battle plan He challenged the German to a real dogfight While the Baron was laughing, he got him in his sight "That Bloody Red Baron was in a fix
He'd tried everything, but he'd run out of tricks
Snoopy fired once, and he fired twice
And that Bloody Red Baron went spinning out of sight"

I quickly figured out how to catch the Red Baron myself, and had the coordinates after just a little work. This morning , I found the cache after a pleasant walk near the airport. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

PH0NY II

By: WeBeDnD (with help from Ceara) Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I missed the full experience when I found this one last week, so I decided to try it again. I had a lot of difficulty with the first PH0NY clue this time. First, I swapped two digits in my coordinates; naturally, I found nothing PH0NY there. I found and fixed that error, but there was nothing PH0NY about the new location either. I checked with the owner, who pointed out where my coordina tes from the first PH0NY clue were wrong.

This morning I dropped by the correct coordinates, quickly found a PH0NY location with another PH0NY clue, and got the coordinates for the PH0NY cache (which I already had from finding it last week).

This was a fun puzzle, and it certainly presented a kind of challenge that I don't experience often. Thanks!

Feb 21, 2007

Turning Tides

By: MotorBug Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was a beautiful morning (before the storm?) for geocaching around Shoreline Park. And yes, this was a quick find. SMILIE TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

PH0NY II

By: WeBeDnD (with help from Ceara) Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I solved the first PH0NY puzzle quickly, but then I had to convince myself that I really had solved it. The first PH0NY clue made me smile. So did the second PH0NY clue, although I had to check it a couple extra times to make sure I had it right. Tonight I found the PH0NY cache quickly. T bullit sig token #151, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Thanks for a very PH0NY puzzle, and TFTC!

Rengstorff R ätsel

By: noababoa Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

This was a beautiful morning (before the storm?) for geocaching around Shoreline Park. I don't think the container was where the owner intended it to be; I didn't need a tool to retrieve it. I replaced it where I think it belongs, but the owner should probably check up on it. I found the paper passport for [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBZBQB]Emergency! TV Show Travel Bug[/url], but the TB itself is nowhere to be found. TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11EFV]Brought to you by the letter B[/url] TB and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Charleston Stormpumps

By: bullit Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

This was a beautiful morning (before the storm?) for geocaching around Shoreline Park. I found this one exposed, so I rehid it a couple feet away in a spot that matched the encrypted hint. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBG860]Sly[/url] TB and [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBK2EA]USA Geocoin - Geocacher of the Year[/url], L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB1BYCT]"Cuautepec, Mexico" Unite for Diabetes Travel Bug[/url], [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB11DVX]Brought to you by the letter P[/url] TB, and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Go Fly A Kite

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

This was a beautiful morning (before the storm?) for geocaching around Shoreline Park. This one was a quick find. The cache is in good shape. TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB1212G]Brought to you by the letter F[/url] TB and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Feb 14, 2007

Somewhere in Los Altos revisited.

By: catomcat Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Finally! I spent almost an hour here this morning, but the find was worth it. I was searching the hide location yet again when I realized that this isn't a 5-star hide. So I thought a moment, looked one more time, and found what I was looking for. Great job! I will keep my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

241HT1416

By: budd-rdc Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Not chosen

When I finally figured it out, it seemed so obvious. Why did I spend so much time on the red herrings and rabbit trails? The cache itself was a quick find that reminded me of the hide technique used for a couple other caches I've found recently. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens, SL. TFTC!

Feb 13, 2007

C or N?

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

I spotted the "N" first. The container wasn't visible when I found it, but I think I figured out where it should be. When I put it back, it was both visible and precariously placed. The owner may want to verify its current location, and perhaps even include a description of the proper location inside the cache, in case it gets dislodged again. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

My Meridian

By: Wintertime Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I solved this one a while back, when it first showed up on my "nearest to home" list. This morning, I dropped by before work to find the cache. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. TN, L seashells and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Thanks for the history review and TFTC!

500 Server Too Busy

By: boulter (maintained by mokelly) Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I've been using your online tools for a while, so when someone mentioned this puzzle cache in the forums on thegba.net, I was able to solve it quickly. It helped to know that it would be within 2 miles, and that I would end up with 15 digits. ("Fifteen shall be the digits thou shalt find, and the number of the digits shall be fifteen....") This morning, it was a quick find after a pleasant walk. T seahorse token with "A" on it, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Feb 12, 2007

Coyote Point 2

By: Shores Scout Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

Parking was free this morning (A Scout is Thrifty), and with this quick find, I cleared Coyote Point of unfound caches. TN, L seashells and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC! I was a Cub Scout and a Boy Scout. My favorite memories include summer camp at [url=http://www.boyscoutsmontereybayarea.org/PicoBlanco/picoblanco.htm]Camp Pico Blanco[/url] and the 1977 National Scout Jamboree at Moraine State Park (aka "More Rain" State Park) in Pennsylvania. As an adult, I've se rved as a leader in [url=http://pbc.org/]my church[/url]'s [url=http://csbministries.org/]Christian Service Brigade[/url] program: 12 years with Stockade (3rd-6th grade), then 7 years with Battalion (junior high and high school), and this year I'm working with Stockade again.

Traffic Jam

By: geotap and skwerlie Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

After clearing Coyote Point of unfound caches, I dropped by for this one. It was a quick find using the coordinates posted by others. The container is not waterproof, and the log book was damp. I was able to sign it, but I didn't have time to dry it out before replacing the cache. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Coyote Point

By: mjp303 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

When I [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=74de849c-6eda-427e-9d4a-ba90152694bc]looked for this one last summer[/url], I expanded my search radius far enough, just not in the right direction. This morning, I found it easily. I liked the simple--but very effective--camouflage. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens for this cache and for [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCZDFK]the nano-cache I found before this one[/url], SL. TFTC!

Feb 8, 2007

In The Event of a Water Landing...

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

On the way back to my car from [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCRB8Q]a nearby 2-star hide[/url], I stopped for this 3.5-star hide. Very nice camouflage! I'd hate to see a "truly evil" hide, if this one is only "slightly evil". Still, I found it fairly quickly, mainly because the coordinates were spot on, and because I knew I could ignore the more mundane hide locations. I will keep my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

Harbor view

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

Parking was free today. Hopefully it will stay free until I can come back for the other Coyote Point caches. Anyway, I enjoyed the walk and the view this morning. The label on the outside of the container is loose and torn, but everything inside is fine. [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBPBE2]Vaudesir's 2005 USA Geocoin[/url] was not there. [:(] T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB1BYCT]"Cuautepec, Mexico" Unite for Diabetes Travel Bug[/url], L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB15GAD]Vaudesir's Appalachian Trail Geocoin Silver[/url] and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Feb 6, 2007

Piece of Pie (Easy as Pie)

By: Bob & Elliecat Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I didn't have much time, so I read the hint right away. From reading the past logs, it looks like that may have been a mistake. I'll be back.

Shel Silverstein's story..

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

This was a quick find before work. What an odd little spot! There were flowers lying on the ground, a bit like a roadside memorial, although there was nothing else to explain why they were there. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Feb 5, 2007

Valley Stream Nectar

By: Vaudesir Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

This was a fun, educational puzzle. Even while chasing red herrings and following rabbit trails, I still enjoyed learning about new things. Once I saw the theme, I quickly learned what I needed to know to solve it, although I was a bit nervous using unofficial references. But given that I couldn't find an official reference... Using the hint, I found it quickly tonight after work. I'm a bit concerned that this one won't last long though, given the container type and location. I hope I'm wrong. T Rogue Ramblers' FTF token, L seashells and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. It seemed appropri ate, so I dipped [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB15GAD]Vaudesir's Appalachian Trail Geocoin Silver[/url] while I was here. TFTC!

A Few Caches #1 Salt Water View

By: OneAngryPuppy Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

I've had this one solved since shortly after it was disabled last August, and today I picked it up before work. It was a beautiful morning for a walk. I enjoyed the puzzle, the location, and the new hide style. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens for this cache and for the [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCREM1]nano-cache[/url] and [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC107MF]event cache[/url] I logged on Saturday, SL. TFTC!

Feb 3, 2007

Puzzle and Crypto Workshop

By: The Rat Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

After attending several unevents, I finally attended an actual event cache! I will keep my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this event cache moving. Thanks for the new icon and TFTC! The only criticism I could have about the workshop is that it was too short. [:D] The material was very well organized and presented, and the homework examples were well chosen, and were used effectively. I also enjoyed the post-workshop conversation with everyone. It was great to see you all agai n!

Before the class, I announced a gimmick car rallye that will be later tonight. If anyone wants more info, but didn't pick up one of the fliers, the Rallye Club's web site is [url=http://www.therallyeclub.org/]www.TheRallyeClub.org[/url].

Chainasaurus

By: GeoBrowns Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I came early to The Rat's [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC107MF]Puzzle and Crypto Workshop[/url] so I could grab this one beforehand. This type of hide is becoming one of my favorites. I found it after about 15 minutes of very enjoyable searching, and put it back right where I found it. I will keep my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

Feb 2, 2007

Impasse

By: trode Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I've had this one solved for quite a while, but just now got around to picking it up. IIRC, this was a quick, fun puzzle. It was a quick find on this beautiful February morning, complete with another one of those "Why?" moments, when I saw something that seemed quite out of place. The container was rather visible and had what appeared to be an unused attachment mechanism. However, I couldn't figure out how to use the attachment mechanism effectively. In the end, I rehid it in the same place I found it, but hopefully it isn't quite as obvious now. TN, L my [url=http://niraD. sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Tube It!

By: 3BBoys Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I just wanted to confirm that the posted coordinates are correct, and that the cache should be visible from that location. I originally posted "more accurate" coordinates too, until I read the other logs and realized that I had been mistaken.

Feb 1, 2007

Circular Reasoning

By: The Rat Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

This was my 450th find! I chose this one in part because I wanted to actually find it before the owner's [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC107MF]Puzzle and Crypto Workshop[/url] this weekend. I'd like to get his [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCG0MP]K3 Gang[/url] as well, but I haven't finished solving it yet. SMILIE T mvflyer round tuit, L my round [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB15V0J]CDL motogrrl Memorial Geocoin[/url], a keychain with a round miniature Tupperware ® container on it, a round CA Wooden Nickel, and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Thanks for reminding me how much math I've forgotten, and TFTC!

Jan 31, 2007

Dave got Cached at Shoreline

By: rjb2001, BiggggAl, and friends of DMB Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I happened to be in the area, so I dropped by to check on this cache. It wasn't where I found it back in September, but the plants here have taken a lot of abuse, and the original location would have been quite exposed. I moved the attachment mechanism to where I found the cache this time, to help secure it a bit. The current location is better, but it's still easy to see from certain angles, since it isn't camouflaged at all. I left a waterproof stash note and log sheet. I also added a handful of seashells to the two DMB pencils.

I'm not sure this location can support this large a container. It is by necessity very close to a lot of foot/bicycle traffic. Some camouflage might help, or it might accelerate the damage to the nearby plants.

Rabbits For Rosco

By: RoscoC Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

This was a quick find before work, because the cache was pretty much sitting out in the open. I rehid it where the hint and faint geotrail indicated it should be hidden. There was no stash note or "real" log, so I left a waterproof stash note and log. I didn't see a geocoin. TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB1536]Kool Dude Furby[/url] TB and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Jan 30, 2007

Jackson Park

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

Hey, look what showed up at the top of my "nearest to home" list over the weekend! This was a quick find before work. (Sigh... Now [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCZXZ4]DT21 & FW @ 10K[/url] is back at the top of my "nearest to home" list.) T Scorpion King sig poker chip #046, Rocket Girl 2007 sig token, CA Wooden Nickel #WN52401, L keychain, seashells, and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Jan 28, 2007

Ask Your Kids #2

By: UncleTom Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

During a brief visit with my brother and his family, I discovered that my 8-year-old nephew was able to answer most of these questions. Interestingly, he gave an incorrect answer on the same one that I answered incorrectly.

Church ... Creek ... Cache!

By: Sgt Stitches Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

On the way home from my church's men's retreat at Mount Hermon, I stopped to grab this one. It was a quick find, but very nicely hidden. The log was full and a bit damp. I dried it somewhat, and also left a new waterproof log. TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB139HX]Generic Micro[/url] geocoin and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Jan 27, 2007

Brother, can you spare some cache?

By: 50sumtin Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 3.5 Container: Regular

During a break in our church's men's retreat, [url=http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=28ac3618-96da-494e-b6d8-bcc002381228]SkaterUncle[/url] and I geocached near Mount Hermon. This was a quick find once we reached GZ, although it took a while to find the right trail. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBM241]Leoni Bear[/url] TB and digitalfish #5806, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBHPFH]Putt-Putt[/url] TB, digitalfish #5589, and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Jane Doe

By: The Saints Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

During a break in our church's men's retreat, [url=http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=28ac3618-96da-494e-b6d8-bcc002381228]SkaterUncle[/url] and I geocached near Mount Hermon. After visiting the albino redwood tree, we headed back up the hill, stopping for [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCMQ11]Deer John,[/url] and for this cache along the way. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Deer John,

By: The Saints Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

During a break in our church's men's retreat, [url=http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=28ac3618-96da-494e-b6d8-bcc002381228]SkaterUncle[/url] and I geocached near Mount Hermon. After visiting the albino redwood tree, we headed back up the hill, stopping for this cache and for [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCNPJC]Jane Doe[/url] along the way. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. T The Coordinates sig card, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBM241]Leoni Bear[/url] TB, seashells, and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Meditation Cache

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

During a break in our church's men's retreat, [url=http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=28ac3618-96da-494e-b6d8-bcc002381228]SkaterUncle[/url] and I geocached near Mount Hermon. We started searching for this one first, but found our way blocked. We ended up finding another route to this one, picking up a couple others along the way. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. T digitalfish #5807 and [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB15GAD]Vaudesir's Appalachian Trail Geocoin Silver[/url], L digitalfish #5806, seashells, and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. I also dipped [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB1536]Kool Dude Furby[/url] (related to his goal), but I'm keeping him moving. TFTC!

The Fairy Harp

By: The Zenone Family Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

During a break in our church's men's retreat, [url=http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=28ac3618-96da-494e-b6d8-bcc002381228]SkaterUncle[/url] and I geocached near Mount Hermon. This was easily the most creative hide we found. T digitalfish #5589 and stamped B2 sig token, L digitalfish #4749, seashells, and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Jan 26, 2007

Going in Circles 2

By: Rogue Ramblers Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

This was a quick find before work. The owner isn't the only one who had trouble navigating at this location, based on the nearby automobile debris. The cache is safe and sound though. I wish I knew more about the history of the circles. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

The Five Senses: HEARING

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

I enjoyed this 6th find in your 5 senses series, which I've completed 4 now. I found 3 of them yesterday, and managed 2 complete the series 1 week after I started. SMILIE I found the cache first, and then the source of the "audible clue" (which wasn't very audible on this quiet morning). The container was visible, so I rehid it better than I found it, so it wasn't visible. The inside was wet; I dried it as best I could, but it's still damp. TN, L my [url=http://nir aD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Jan 25, 2007

The Five Senses: BALANCE

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

Interesting location. After signing the log, I balanced a few rocks myself. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

The Five Senses: TASTE

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

Picking a single favorite food is tough, but I'll go with mince pie because it's one I look forward to every year as the holiday season approaches. Marie Callender's usually starts serving it in November, and stops serving it after Christmas. It's warm and sweet and spicy (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, etc., not the kind measured on the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoville_scale]Scoville scale[/url]), with a flakey crust and warm, rich butter-rum sauce on the side. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

The Sixth Sense

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

FWIW, I found the log on my 4th try. T TimberToo sig item #157 and [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB1536]Kool Dude Furby[/url] TB, L TimberToo sig item #7, keychain, and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Jan 24, 2007

Howdy Pardn'r

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

This one definitely requires the right approach. And the nearby art certainly is interesting. The [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB119R6]LEGO to Singapore - Police[/url] TB is doing fine, but I couldn't help it with its goal, so I left it for someone else. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

"bring your books"

By: Bob & Elliecat Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

Parking was hard to find this morning, but the cache wasn't. But I was confused at first because the container didn't match the cache description. Apparently the owner replaced it without editing the description. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens for this cache and for [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCP238]the nano-cache I found before this cache[/url], SL. TFTC!

The Five Senses: TOUCH

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

I found this one "on the way" to work. Apparently, a muggle found the container and signed the log book a few months ago. I don't think he appreciated the full experience of this very cool multi-cache. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Game Set Match

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

This was a fun puzzle. At first it looked easy: I had the latitude quickly. But then the longitude didn't follow, so I had to rethink the way I was converting the sets into coordinates. I found the cache this morning "on the way" to work. At first, the nearby construction had me worried, but the cache is safe and sound. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB139HX]Generic Micro[/url] geocoin, L seashell and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

This Old Tree

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

I didn't have to expand my search radius very far for this one, but it was still a tough find this morning. I have some concerns about the container's current location, which I emailed to the owner. Also, the log is getting full, and is showing a lot of wear since it doesn't really fit well into the container any more. I will keep my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

Jan 23, 2007

Howdy Pardn'r

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

DNS. I'll need to rethink my access route for this one.

Woodside Park 'n' Ride

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

This was a quick find on the way to work. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Jan 22, 2007

CAUTION DUANE HOPS BROADWAY

By: woody666 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This isn't the first cache like this that I've found, but it's definitely the coolest. The necessary stealth would have been much more difficult without my backpack, though. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token (yes, it fit), SL. TFTC!

RWC Dome

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

This was a quick find before work, thanks to the comment about lifting 8#. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Jan 20, 2007

Somewhere in Los Altos revisited.

By: catomcat Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I checked lots of places where a bison tube could be hidden, but I didn't find it. But to be fair, I was able to search for only 15 minutes, and this is a 3.5-star hide.

Half Dome in the Park

By: Antfugue Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

It took a while before I expanded my search radius enough, but then the hint made sense and I saw the cache soon after. My solo retrieval of the cache was certainly a challenge. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. I also replaced the torn ziplock for the log book. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Great Masters

By: cth+js Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This is a great multi-cache! After collecting the necessary information, I continued my tour of the campus to view the other murals. This was a lot of fun! I noticed that the newer murals are on boards that are screwed to the walls, rather than on the walls themselves. They should be easier to preserve during future renovations. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens for this cache, for [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCRZZT]a nano-cache I found yesterday[/url], and for [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCRB1E]the nano-cache I found before that[/url], SL. Thanks for showing me the kids' murals, and TFTC!

Heritage Oaks Park

By: DavidT21 & Fisherwoman Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

There were lots of muggles and junior muggles, so I read the hint immediately. It pretty much confirmed what I already expected though. I'm glad I found this one quickly. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Jan 19, 2007

The Lost Village of West Union

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

This was a quick find before work, mainly because I figured out what I was looking for right away. Excellent camouflage! The log is getting full, and one end shows a lot of wear from everyone trying to get it back into the container. I will keep my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

The Five Senses: SIGHT

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

I spotted the first two stages quickly, but I spent far too much time investigating the "green herrings" at the third stage. Finally, I decided to return to GZ and take another look around. Then I found it quickly. I will keep my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

Take A Rest

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

This was a quick find before work. It's a nice spot, if you don't mind the traffic on 280 zooming by. The container was wet inside, so I dried everything out in the sun as best I could. T digitalfish #4749 and SugarBoogers sig cork, L digitalfish #2966, frog, and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens for this cache and for [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCBD05]the virtual cache I found yesterday[/url], SL. TFTC!

Jan 18, 2007

They Went Thataway

By: MikieP & Mrs. P Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

Like others, I've driven by this site plenty of times, but this was the first time I stopped here. I will keep my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this virtual cache moving. Thanks for the excuse to drop by, and TFTC!

Jan 17, 2007

Top Of Ralston

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

I enjoyed the view on this beautiful morning. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Wonder how you get there?

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

I figured out where the nearest parking was and how to get here from there. Then this was a quick find, largely because I recognized the encrypted hint in its rot13 form. (Ack! What does that say about me?) The camouflage works very well in this location. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. I also replaced the torn ziplock for the log booklet. T frog (which didn't really fit), L pearl beads and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token (which do fit), SL. TFTC!

Jan 16, 2007

Crystal Springs

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

This was a quick find before work. The view here is certainly much nicer than the view at the shopping centers near my home. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Another Fog View

By: NavySparksandtheMrs Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

There was no fog today. The hard part of this one was figuring out how to get into the Park N Ride lot. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBHPFH]Putt-Putt[/url] TB, L seashells and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. The other TBs are doing fine, but I left them so someone else could help them with their goals. TFTC!

Jan 11, 2007

Hill View

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

It's much easier to get up to this neighborhood by car than [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=da53284d-8b2e-4eda-b411-13399abb6618]by bike[/url]. Anyway, tonight was beautiful and clear. What a great location! T BKip sig token, L seashells and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Circle of Technology

By: vaccine Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

It's much easier to get up to this neighborhood by car than [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=da53284d-8b2e-4eda-b411-13399abb6618]by bike[/url]. Anyway, tonight was beautiful and clear. What a great view! TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBJ113]Silver & Black[/url] TB and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Not Lyin'

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

I was convinced that this had been muggled, until I read the hint. Then I found it quickly. Nice job! The log is getting pretty full. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Welcome To Redwood City

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

I noticed the DNF from geovirus, and decided to drop by after finding [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCHFRH]a nearby cache[/url]. This one is still there, right where I left it.

Jan 10, 2007

13,000 Vehicles Daily

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

I just missed my train, so I decided to grab this cache while waiting for the next one. Then, as I started to run out of time, I decrypted the hint. I found it quickly after that, as I expanded my search radius in an appropriately focused manner. While there is plenty of room for more signatures on the log sheet, most of the designated signature spaces have been filled. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBJ113]Silver & Black[/url] TB, L seashells and my [url=]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Three Women Who Cared

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

What a beautiful crisp January morning for a ride along the baylands! I rode out for the first three stages [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=4e4e1a9c-71ac-4819-88a1-31d3acc3b11d]a couple months ago[/url], on a beautiful crisp November morning. Today I rode out for the final, my first bike ride in a couple months. What a wonderful location! The container is not waterproof. I poured the water out of it and let it dry as well as I could, but some paper swag was ruined. (I trashed it out along with other CITO.) The ziplock seems to be keeping the log dry enough though. T AlphaRomeo.com wood slice #417, L AlphaRomeo.com wood slice #461 a nd my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Thanks for the excuse to come back out to the baylands, and TFTC!

Jan 8, 2007

Not a Fallacy

By: UncleTom Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I used logic to narrow down the options for the puzzle, and then plugged in a dozen or so possibilities to see which one worked. The cache was a quick find on the way home from work, although it was not in the first place I looked. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Available

By: Bob & Elliecat Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was a quick find after work, much faster than the first time I encountered this type of camouflage. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens for thls cache and for [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCT57Z]a nano cache I found on Sunday[/url] (yes, they fit), SL. TFTC!

Jan 7, 2007

DT21 & FW @ 10K

By: TeamAlamo Difficulty: 5.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This one heads my "nearest to home" list, so I dropped by Stage 1 this afternoon. I found the container easily, and sat in my cache mobile while noting the 15 digit coordinates for Stage 2, located "quite a distance away". I was pretty teed off, feeling trapped into making a long drive. It was rough. Later, I grabbed a couple local [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCY2YH]puzzle[/url] [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCT57Z]caches[/url] and saw a lot of birdies (but n o eagles). [;)]

PS: Congrats to DavidT21 Fisherwoman on the FTF, but especially on 10k finds! What an incredible accomplishment!

The Yellow Brick Road

By: TimberToo Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

After dropping by Stage 1 of the [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCZXZ4]multi-cache[/url] that heads my "nearest to home" list, I decided to grab a couple local puzzle caches. This was one of them. I immediately knew where this cache's Stage 1 must be. (Geocaching sans GPSr actually makes some things easier, I suppose.) I found Stage 1 quickly, and then walked over and found Stage 2. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. The baylands were beautiful this after noon; thanks for bringing me out here again, and TFTC!

Choose Your Own Adventure

By: fulmar2 Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

After dropping by Stage 1 of the [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCZXZ4]multi-cache[/url] that heads my "nearest to home" list, I decided to grab a couple local puzzle caches. This was one of them. I started this adventure some time ago, working through the steps to get my final coordinates. I made a mistake at step 3 (from reading the logs, it was the same mistake others have made), but I figured it out on my own because my cache location and parking location didn't make sense. Today I drop ped by and discovered that my adventure wasn't over. I was pretty sure I knew where the clue for the last step would be (and it turns out I was right), but I didn't have access to it at the time. As a result, it took a bit longer to access the log than it otherwise should have. I will keep my [url=h ttp://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TNLNSL, thanks for the puzzling adventure and TFTC!

Jan 5, 2007

The Clear

By: mjp303 Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Interesting puzzle. I dropped by last night but didn't find the cache. Actually, I didn't drop by HERE last night, which was the whole problem. I made a slight error (transcription, not math or chemistry) in one of the digits of my solution and ended up somewhere else. (Checksum? Oh, yeah, right...) It didn't look promising in the Google satellite photos, and it didn't look any better up close. So I rechecked my numbers, fixed my mistake, and dropped by this morning. I will keep my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. Thanks for the reminder that I actually studied chemistry years ago, and TFTC!

Harbor Hide

By: Bob & Elliecat Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was a quick find on the way home from work. Before my company relocated to San Mateo, I used to work in a building just the other side of the nearby creek. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens for this cache and for [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCYPHW]the nano-cache I found before this one[/url], SL. TFTC!

Jan 4, 2007

Elizabeth's Shortcut

By: Rogue Ramblers Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

This was a surprisingly quick find on the way to work. It helped a lot knowing that I could ignore 1* and 2* hide locations. SMILIE I really like the construction of this cache; I've been thinking of using a similar construction technique for one of my own. [:D] T Team Checker sig flag, L seashells and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens (for this cache and for [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCZVJR]the nano-cache I found before this one[/url]), SL. TFTC!

The Only Way to Succeed

By: UncleTom Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was a fun puzzle. I solved it using the long names, and then solved it using the short names to verify my answer. I dropped by to grab the cache "on the way home" after work tonight. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Jan 3, 2007

Veterans Pump Station

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

This was a quick find on the way to work. I will keep my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

Jan 2, 2007

Old Blue Eyes

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

The log is full.

Jan 1, 2007

More Digits

By: PhilippeGPS (now managed by WeBeDnD) Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

[url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCH7J7]Digits[/url] was my 350th find, so I made this one my 400th find! I really enjoyed this pair of puzzles. The encrypted hints from Digits are no longer 100% accurate, but it shouldn't cause anyone problems. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens for this cache, for [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCB222]the nano-cache I found before this one[/url], and for [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC6B1D]the virtual cache I found before that[/url], SL. [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB15XF4]My CD motogrrl Memorial Geocoin[/url] would not fit, so I will keep it moving. TFTC!

Old Blue Eyes

By: Marky & Joani Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

This was my 399th find, on my way to [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCH7J8]my 400th find[/url]. I found what I expected to find, and I found it pretty much right where I expected to find it, but I still missed it the first time I checked its hiding spot. The log is full; I used the last available space. I will keep my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

101 TFTs - One Pair

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

I was in the area, and I had the required tokens, so I decided to drop by to find this one. It took me more than 6 months caching in the Bay Area (more than 200 finds) to obtain the second Echo token, and even then I had to do a bit of "[url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=590435a2-c770-4aa4-84ce-7702daf89ce9]winini stalking[/url]" to get it. I don't think a 2* difficulty rating reflects that. Actually, I don't think the caches in this series are really "traditional" caches any longer, given the work required to satisfy the owner's [url=http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=131477]additional logging requirements[/url]. But anyway... TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB15XF4]my CD motogrrl Memorial Geocoin[/url] and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

The Wall

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

This was a quick find to end a New Year's Day caching run. We used to live in the neighborhood, and passed this location on our way to the library. It seemed odd to us then, too. The hinge is broken, but the lid still seems to stay in place if you close it properly. Also, the log is nearly full. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

101 TFTs - No Pair

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

I was in the area, and I had the required tokens, so I decided to drop by to find this one. It took me more than 10 months caching in the Bay Area (more than 300 finds) to obtain the Jazz token, and even then I had to do a bit of "[url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=c45c023a-a8c1-4c50-99f2-07a30f90cef5]winini stalking[/url]" to get it. I don't think a 2* difficulty rating reflects that. Actually, I don't think the caches in this series are really "traditional" caches any longer, given the work required to satisfy the owner's [url=http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/inde x.php?showtopic=131477]additional logging requirements[/url]. But anyway... T el Jim sig poker chip, L Dr. Seuss stickers and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

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