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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!

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