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Feb 24, 2009

Somewhere Along the Secret Pathway

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

This is starting to become a habit... Tonight, I was in the area with some time to do some geocaching, and this "Somewhere" cache appeared at the top of the list of nearby caches. How could I resist? I spent a few minutes eliminating the obvious hiding places, and then started thinking about where a cache worthy of this series could be hidden. Yep, there it was. Very nicely done. To avoid disturbing the neighbors, I used only the light given off by my phone. TNLNSL. I will keep my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TFTC!

Feb 19, 2009

Varsity Park 2.0

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

I was in the area, and this one showed up when I looked for nearby unfound caches. Fortunately, I had the place to myself. The log was wet so I dried it on the car defroster. Swapped digitalfish, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Feb 18, 2009

Bird's Eye View

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

This one has been on my "Nearest to work" list for far too long. I quickly visited the indicated locations and determined the final coordinates, but I visited the cache site itself only this morning. I searched GZ fruitlessly until the decrypted hint redirected my search to a location several yards away. Then I quickly found the cache, hidden in a way that was very different from what I originally expected. TNLNSL. I will keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TFTC!

Feb 17, 2009

Somewhere in San Jose

By: catomcat Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Tonight, I was in the area with some time for caching, so I looked up nearby caches. This "Somewhere" cache near the top of the list caught my eye. Shortly after I arrived, a bus came and the muggles left. I quickly eliminated the obvious hide styles for locations like this, and started considering more "evil" hide styles. I still hadn't found it before muggles started gathering again, so I suspended my search and read the past Found logs. That convinced me that my latest idea about the cache type was correct, and that even so it would still be challenging. A second bus arrived, the muggles left, and I resumed my search. Using the "Flashlight" program on my phone and throwing subtlety to the wind, I finally saw the cache. Yep, just what I thought it would be. Yep, still very hard to spot. TNLNSL. My [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this cache would not fit, so I'll keep it moving. Thanks for the challenge, and TFTC!

Feb 12, 2009

Pie Filling

By: cachbefound Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I used to make my own pie crust mix and store it in our freezer. With our food processor, making big batches of the mix was easy. To make a pie crust, I'd just stir some ice water into a cup of mix, and then roll out the dough. Making a perfect pie crust was quick and easy. But then you need to do something with the crust, right? There are so many possibilities. I enjoy pies that combine two fruits, like strawberry-gooseberry pie, pear-apple pie, strawberry-banana pie, or apple-cranberry pie. The crust was the easy part. What remains after you've got the crust, that' s what makes all the difference.

Tonight, I was in the area running an errand, and dropped by to make the find. I started expanding my search radius. After reading the hint, I returned to ground zero, where I found the well-hidden cache after a bit more searching. There was no room for my [url=http ://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this cache, so I'll keep it moving. TNLNSL. Thanks for an excellent puzzle, and TFTC!

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