Geocaching Basecamp

niraD's Geoblog

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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