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niraD's Geoblog

Jul 30, 2008

Stamp Exchange

By: E.caballus Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I dropped by this morning before work. As others have mentioned, working the math was easy enough. Thanks for the checksum though: I made a classic mistake when calculating one of the digits. But when I reached GZ, I came up with nothing. Eventually I read the hint, which matched a location I had checked, but where I hadn't found anything. I assumed that it was muggled and continued on my way. However, from reading the logs, I think this may just be a bit harder to find than most 1.5-star hides.

Sleeping Beauty

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

I dropped by this morning before work. It was a beautiful morning for a bike ride, and I enjoyed this sleepy little park. TN, L star pencil and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Almost Eden

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

It's been too long since I spent time here. I trashed out some expired coupons and other geojunk, added a bit of swag, and started the process of updating the coordinates.

Jul 24, 2008

Almost Eden

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

For the record, the garden at Almost Eden is [b]not open 24 hours[/b]. It is open sunrise to sunset, as it says on the cache page, and as it says on the signs at the garden entrances.

Jul 23, 2008

Puzzled Park

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

I noticed that this one had popped up at the top of my "nearest to home" list, so I stopped by after work last night to get the necessary information for the first option. The numbers I got didn't quite work out (in writing email to the owner, I realized that I had used A=1 rather than A=0 when determining G), but I was sure enough of the answers that I dropped by this morning to make the find. Fortunately, I had the place mostly to myself both visits. The first option really feels more like an offset multi-cache than a puzzle. For the record, Mountain View parks and trails [url=http://www.ci.mtnview.ca.us/city_hall/comm_services/parks_and_trails/default.asp]are open from 6:00 AM to one-half hour after sunset[/url], not 24 hours. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Counting Scheme

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

I found this in the first place I looked... once I had the correct numbers. Unfortunately, I spent quiet some time trying various counting schemes using the wrong numbers beforehand. Sigh... My research was correct, but my application of that research omitted an important factor. I will keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

Dr. Mahoney Baloney

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

Wow! I love the camouflage on this one! I replaced the perforated ziplock bag, but I couldn't do anything about the jury-rigged lid. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens, SL. TFTC!

Jul 18, 2008

Dead Man's Chest: Treasure Map

By: 50sumtin Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I was at the boardwalk for a company off-site, and took a break from the rides and attractions to do some geocaching. I enjoyed the location. Thanks for bringing me here! Maybe one day I can come back and do the rest of this series. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Santa Cruz Wharf

By: 50sumtin Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I was at the boardwalk for a company off-site, and took a break from the rides and attractions to do some geocaching. This was the last cache I found before catching the bus back to Mountain View. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

"To Honor Surfers"

By: 50sumtin & Pink Static Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I was at the boardwalk for a company off-site, and took a break from the rides and attractions to do some geocaching. I like caches that highlight sculptures like this. Thanks for bringing me here! I'll keep my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this cache moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

Summer Beach Stamp

By: Chickasaw of ynots4 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I was at the boardwalk for a company off-site, and took a break from the rides and attractions to do some geocaching. This was my first Letterbox Hybrid. I enjoyed this variation, and I really enjoyed the location. Thanks for bringing me here! TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB1RJWN]Travel Bug Catch & Release[/url] and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Thanks for the new icon, and TFTC!

The Ear Infection

By: Sgt Stitches Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I was at the boardwalk for a company off-site, and took a break from the rides and attractions to do some geocaching. I had solved this one pretty quickly, since I've seen (unintentional) examples of this code before. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Jul 17, 2008

Trigger Happy

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

I noticed the DNF logs and dropped by after work to check on this one. It wasn't where it has been when I've been here before. Sorry.

Jul 9, 2008

Halloween = Christmas

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

I was already familiar with the joke, and knew how to solve this one quickly. This morning, I rode my bike over before work and found it in the second place I looked. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Cowboy, Manimal & Yankee (but not Killer)

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

Even though I solved these colorful puzzles quickly (with Vim, my favorite text editor), they were still fun. This morning, I rode my bike over before work to grab a few solved puzzle caches. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB204N5]250 Finds Geo-Achievement Geocoin[/url], L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBQ0FV] Travel Bug Dog Tag[/url] (aka "Jeep Rubicon") TB and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Robin, Gwen & Becky

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

Even though I solved these colorful puzzles quickly (with Vim, my favorite text editor), they were still fun. This morning, I rode my bike over before work to grab a few solved puzzle caches. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB1QZ12]SobaNoodle's (Black)Dog Tag[/url], L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB21H8X]the girl's[/url] TB and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Cache of the Lake

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

I was here this afternoon for a department off-site. After the bus dropped us off, I had a few minutes before the coaches started teaching us about paddling dragon boats, so I walked over for this quick find. The dragon boats were a lot of fun, but I'll probably be sore tomorrow... T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB1RJWN]Travel Bug Catch & Release[/url], L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB1QZ12]SobaNoodle's (Black)Dog Tag[/url] and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Jul 2, 2008

Urban Garden

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

This one is at the top of my "nearest to home" list, so I dropped by this morning since it was on the way. Given the cache location, I decrypted the hint immediately, so it was a quick find. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. I will keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

STS Mission Success

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

This one has been on my "nearest to home" list for a while, and I finally dropped by to find the cache. The puzzle wasn't particularly difficult, but it was interesting. This was a beautiful morning for a bike ride before work, and I had the place to myself when I got there. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens, SL. TFTC!

Caught in a Tree

By: Rocket Girl Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Other

This hide style sure seems familiar, but it wasn't caught in a net this time... SMILIE The log was completely full, but I happened to have a small scrap of waterproof paper that fit in the container, and that will provide room for a few more signatures. I will keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/ url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

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