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niraD's Geoblog

Sep 30, 2009

Somewhere Not To Call From

By: catomcat Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

This has to be a new speed record for me to find one of catomcat's "Somewhere" caches, since I spotted the cache almost immediately. But since I had plenty of extra time, I was able to do a little CITO. I will keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. FWGB, TNLNSL, TFTC!

Forever Green

By: Rocketgirl Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I dropped by to grab this one before work this morning. The container was stuffed, but there was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB2YEHY]Micro Compass Rose Geocoin[/url] and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens, SL. TFTC!

Sep 19, 2009

Skylights Along Stevens Creek Trail

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

[I happened to be in the area this morning, and had about an hour for an attempt at redeeming this DNF. I was almost out of time when I finally found it. Very nicely done! The camouflage is definitely evil (but in a good way), and may deserve a full 3 stars. The last time I was here, I had it in my hand and didn't recognize it for what it was. The hints seem a bit misleading though. While I could see it from the trail, and while it is within 5' horizontal distance of the asphalt trail,] it is further than 5' from the trail surface, and I had to place one foot upslope from the trail to reach the cache. Shorter geocachers may need to place both feet upslope. [I repaired the nearby woodchip slides. I will keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TNLNSL. Thanks for the challenge, and TFTC!]

Sep 12, 2009

Seabright Beach CITO

By: OneAngryPuppy Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

I arrived a little late, and it took a bit of effort to find a spot along the beach that actually needed CITO, but it was great to visit with folks and to clean up the place. Discovered [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB2HQ6W]Skypoodle's Family Joules[/url]. TNLNSL. I'll keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this CITO event moving. Thanks for the new icon :D and TFTC!

So many caches, So little time, event

By: British Invasion Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

Mrs. niraD and I came to this event after dropping by [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB27PJV]Bud's Table[/url] and visiting the surrounding buildings at Wilder Ranch. It was good to see so many familiar faces, and many new faces as well. And the pizza was delicious, once it arrived. :) T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB1F2F4]HH das Tor zur Welt[/url] TB and [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB2YEHY]Micro Compass Rose Geocoin[/url]; L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB1EXQ4]Mr.Explorer3's Police Geocaching Squad Coin[/url], [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB27RC8]Hula Gem[/url] TB, and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token; SL. Thanks for bringing everyone together to remember Bud's life, thanks for the milestone, and TFTC.

I Mythplaced a Geocath!

By: 50thumtin Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

I solved the puzzle for the first stage a year ago, but wasn't able to drop by for the final part of the puzzle until today, between today's [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC1XX6M]Seabright Beach CITO[/url] and [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC1X2DJ]So many caches, So little time, event[/url]. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens, SL. Thanks for a well-themed puzzle, and TFTC! "So many caches, so little time." - Bud "50sumtin" Gawlik

Sep 11, 2009

My Shopping Center

By: World's Worst Cacher Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

This morning before work, I rode my bike over to the new Stevens Creek Trail entrance at Sleeper Avenue. I stopped for this one on the way. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. FWGB. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB1EXQ4]Mr.Explorer3's Police Geocaching Squad Coin[/url], [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBPPHC]Tizzy[/url] TB, and "GEO CACHER" heart token; L ready-to-hide micro-cache, decorative pencils, and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token; SL. TFTC!

leaf bug

By: nabby2009 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

This morning before work, I rode my bike over to the new Stevens Creek Trail entrance at Sleeper Avenue. I stopped for this one on the way. This one reminds me of the first stage of a multi-cache that used to be in this park. FWGB. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Fishy Fishy In A Brook

By: Nabby 2009 and friends Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

This morning before work, I rode my bike over to the new Stevens Creek Trail entrance at Sleeper Avenue. I stopped for this one on the way. I hope this cache lasts longer than the previous two caches that I've found in this park. FWGB. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Sleeping Beauty II

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

This morning, I rode my bike over to the new Stevens Creek Trail entrance at Sleeper Avenue, and then rode to work along the trail. I remember finding the original Sleeping Beauty cache, back before the trail came this far. FWGB. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB27RC8]Hula Gem[/url] TB and winini (white Jazz #246) and summerandnana sig tokens; L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBPPHC]Tizzy[/url] TB (for Princess Ariel), Camelot blinker (Camelot has princesses), Stanford safety light (Stanford has a different kind of princess), and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token; SL. TFTC!

Use Your Feet

By: Sonic Rabbits West Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

This morning, I rode my bike over to the new Stevens Creek Trail entrance at Sleeper Avenue, and then rode to work along the trail. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. FWGB. T watermelon Brazil nut, L rocket pin and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Lots of Wheels

By: Sonic Rabbits West Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

This morning, I rode my bike over to the new Stevens Creek Trail entrance at Sleeper Avenue, and then rode to work along the trail. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. FWGB. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Difference Cache

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

I solved the first half as jasmerb intended, but I ended up solving the second half with modern technology. This morning I rode my bike over before work. FWGB. I'll keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this micro-cache moving. TNLNSL. Thanks for showing me how the difference engine works, and TFTC!

Skylights Along Stevens Creek Trail

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

This morning, I rode my bike over to the new Stevens Creek Trail entrance at Sleeper Avenue, and then rode to work along the trail. I found the previous "skylights" cache easily, but this one is apparently much harder. I did some CITO though. DNFWGB.

Sep 10, 2009

Tube It!

By: 3BBoys Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I just wanted to confirm that the posted coordinates are correct. I originally posted "more accurate" coordinates too, until I read the other logs and realized that I had been mistaken.

Sep 9, 2009

Seabright Beach CITO

By: OneAngryPuppy Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

I'm planning to be there.

Baylands Brute Force

By: OneAngryPuppy Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

This morning, I arrived at my hypothesized ground zero, used GeoBeagle to double-check the location, and started searching. I was able to search everywhere that was consistent with the cache size and with cmilono's comment about the nature of the hide, but I still came up with nothing. I rethought the puzzle and realized that my reference points would allow another solution. A short time later, I had searched this location as well, and still come up with nothing. So I rethought the puzzle again and realized that a different set of reference points might allow yet another solution. A short time later, I had a cache in hand, and confirmed that it was the correct cache. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens, SL. Thanks for the adventure in brute-forcing a puzzle, and TFTC!

High Point of Our Day

By: OneAngryPuppy Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

This was a beautiful morning for a bike ride through the baylands. I found this cache in the first place I looked. FWGB. I swapped xmts sig items, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Thanks for the high point of my day (even though this cache wasn't it), and TFTC!

Stroller Friendly #4: That's not my diaper!

By: Geo Baby Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

The last time I was here, the cache was AWOL. This morning, I dropped by again and found it quickly. FWGB. T GAnurse Reader Man sig card, L foreign coins and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Sep 3, 2009

Baylands Brute Force

By: OneAngryPuppy Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

DNS: I had planned to search for this one tonight, but as MotorBug pointed out, this cache is not available 24/7. I didn't realize that it gets dark so early already. It was still light when I left work, but I needed to turn on my bike lights before I reached the (hypothetical) cache location, so I had to turn back without searching for the cache.

Sep 2, 2009

dont forget to log this one

By: RED OCT & TJDavis Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

I happened to be in the area this morning, so I looked for an interesting nearby cache, and chose this one. The camouflage is nicely done, although I spotted it quickly thanks to the excellent coordinates and the available hints. The bottom half inch of each log sheet was badly worn, destroying a few signatures and complicating my retrieval of the log. But the log was dry and there was no sign of earwigs or other bugs. I'm not sure why the "needs maintenance" attribute is set on this one. I'll keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this cache moving. FWGB. TNLNSL, TFTC!

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