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Sep 20, 2008

Wild Coord Cache

By: cyan_blue and echidnaboy Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I was in the area, and had time between [url=http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu/]donating blood[/url] and meeting my wife, so I dropped by to find the new cache in Cuesta Park. The black tape is surprisingly effective as camouflage. TNLNSL. I will keed my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this cache moving. TFTC!

Sep 11, 2008

The Brink of Insanity

By: The Petoskey Stones Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Of my nearest unfound traditional caches with a difficulty of at least 4 stars, this one seemed the most appropriate for this personal milestone. Tonight I dropped by after work for what turned out to be a brief search. As is often the case, knowing that it is an EVIL hide actually made it easier to find. It also helped to know that I could ignore anything electrical, and that the terrain is rated 1 star. This is definitely an EVIL hide, but in a good way! TNLNSL. I will keep my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. Thank you for such a worthy cache for my 666th find!

Sep 10, 2008

Baylands Trail Junction

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

This was another beautiful morning for a bike ride through the baylands. Wow... Once I uncrumpled them, the log sheets for this one were impressive, going back years! There was room for more signatures, but I left a waterproof stash note and log sheet anyway, since the writing on the original stash note was getting hard to read. I smoothed the other log sheets and folded them neatly inside the new stash note and log sheet. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Byxbee Park

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

This was a quick find before work, on a beautiful morning for a bike ride through the baylands. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Code Breaker

By: DavidT21, Fisherwoman, Chrissy_SkyKing and Bl Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I enjoyed this puzzle. First, I tried using the MP3 file, but for some reason the playback was so distorted that it sounded like an audio CAPTCHA. Next, I tried the WAV file, which was perfectly clear. My lack of expertise forced me to transcribe first and then decode afterwards, but I suppose that's typical. This morning, I rode my bike over for a quick find before work. When I reached GZ, I reread the cache description on my Palm m500 to remind myself what to look for. Then I looked up and the cache was hanging right in front of me. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Thanks for a fun puzzle, and TFTC!

Sep 9, 2008

one ate A Fig

By: OneAngryPuppy Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I spent far too much time over-thinking this puzzle and chasing red herrings, but eventually I managed to see the forest for the trees, whatever kind of trees they happen to be. When my wife was a kid, her family had a fig tree in their front yard, but she doesn't remember ever eating any of the figs. Their neighbors didn't let them go to waste though... Tonight, I decided to drop by after work, since no one had logged a find yet. I parked my bike and took photos until the coast was clear. Then I found the cache, saw the blank log sheet, and claimed FTF. Woo hoo! T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB1NXJ2]"Pamet River (MA) " Red Jeep Travel Bug[/url] and the OneAngryPuppy sig pin, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBJWDC]California Bound[/url] TB (which is really headed back home to Florida now), a wooden train whistle, and my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC !

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