Geocaching Basecamp

niraD's Geoblog

Jan 27, 2008

Ames Geocache

By: astrochem Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

A friend who works at Ames needed a ride onto the base this afternoon, so I took advantage of the opportunity and grabbed this cache. He took advantage of the opportunity to see what these geocache things are that I keep talking about. SMILIE T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBQ9BB]Stormin Normin[/url] TB, L lanyard and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Jan 26, 2008

hidden box

By: Wooden Nickel and ShadyTree Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

[url=http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=28ac3618-96da-494e-b6d8-bcc002381228]SkaterUncle[/url] and I went geocaching with several first-timers from our church's men's retreat. This was our first stop, and it was a nice introductory cache. SkaterUncle found this one. It was hidden well, but I'm surprised an ammo can survives since the surrounding area obviously receives a lot of use. T nedsan sig lanyard, L a can cozy and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Duck,Duck,Goose!

By: The Saints Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Regular

[url=http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=28ac3618-96da-494e-b6d8-bcc002381228]SkaterUncle[/url] and I went geocaching with several first-timers from our church's men's retreat. This was our third stop as we hiked to the albino redwood trees. Roaring Camp was pretty quiet this afternoon, and we saw ducks nearby, but no geese. John found this one. T muhlion cow sig token, L Mardi Gras beads and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Refrain from Bouncing

By: Sgt Stitches Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

[url=http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=28ac3618-96da-494e-b6d8-bcc002381228]SkaterUncle[/url] and I went geocaching with several first-timers from our church's men's retreat. This was our second stop. We originally tried to approach via the terrain 5 route, but quickly plotted an alternate course. Mark found this one. I did some CITO, but the location still needs more. T nooks sig spoon #44 and Sgt Stitches sig plastic army man, L whistle, puzzle, and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Jan 16, 2008

Sar0d

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

While I enjoyed solving and searching for this one, I was also glad to get it off my "nearest to home" list. I worked very hard over-thinking the puzzle (as I did with the other one I've seen of this style). Anyway, this was a quick find with the correct coordinates and an appropriate tool for retrieving the cache. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Thanks for the gentle nudges with the puzzle and with the coordinates, thanks for the excuse to detour along the baylands this beautiful morning on my bike ride to work, and TFTC!

Jan 15, 2008

Shocking

By: Rocket Girl Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

After a meeting at a nearby restaurant, I decided to grab a few caches on the way home this evening. I liked the camouflage on this one. Good job! TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Don't Go There To Get There

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

After a meeting at a nearby restaurant, I decided to grab a few caches on the way home this evening. I didn't plan for them all to be RG & DL caches, but it looks like it turned out that way. I found this one in the first place I looked. It seemed so obvious when I saw it there; I'm surprised it survives! There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. The stash note also doubles as a replacement log, so I think you can post a maintenance log to clear the "needs maintenance" attribute. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens, SL. TFTC!

Stoned

By: Rocket Girl and DuckeyLee Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Other

After a meeting at a nearby restaurant, I decided to grab a few caches on the way home this evening. I didn't plan for them all to be RG & DL caches, but it looks like it turned out that way. I had the place to myself for this one, and found it pretty quickly thanks to the spot-on coordinates. Spaces 1-3 on the log have been obliterated, as have spaces 33 and above. I signed in space 18. I will keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

Jan 12, 2008

Old Technology

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

In high school, we had TRS-80 computers with 4kB of RAM. Actually, the "big machine" had 16kB of RAM. (Oooh! Aaah!) Today, RAM is measured in GB, not kB. I enjoyed the trip down memory lane. I also enjoyed solving this puzzle. I dropped by on this beautiful January morning to find the cache, and spent far to long ignoring the obvious location. Nice hide! TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens, SL. TFTC!

Sar0d

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

A while back, I sent the owner email. After he confirmed that a certain red herring was indeed just a red herring, I looked at the cache again and immediately had the "Aha!" moment. I was able to derive coordinates easily after that. I've got to stop overthinking these things... On Wednesday evening, I dropped by the location and decided that I shouldn't try searching there in the dark. This morning, I dropped by again to search during daylight, but I couldn't find the cache. It seems an interesting location for a cache, but I'm not sure how to search any more thoroughly for a micro without being destructive. I've sent the owner email asking for verification of my coordinates.

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