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Mar 23, 2010

Twisted By Design : Part 2

By: atomsoup Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I thought I might have better luck this morning, during the daylight. Alas, I still saw no clowns, no clown car, and no cache. Before I return, I'll have to figure out where else it might be. Just searching all the same locations again wouldn't make any sense. DNFWGB.

Mar 20, 2010

Twisted By Design : Part 2

By: atomsoup Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I dropped by on my way home from the closing night of "Fiddler" at The King's Academy. Unfortunately, no clowns or clown cars appeared, and I couldn't spot the cache on my own tonight. DNFWGB.

Permanente Creek

By: The North Star Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

Wow. It's amazing how effective such simple camouflage can be. I was searching for something much more devious until I read the past logs. Then I stepped back, looked around, and spotted something interesting. Very nice. FWGB. I'll keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TFTC.

River

By: X Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I arrived early for the closing night of "Fiddler" at The King's Academy, and noticed that this cache was nearby. I found it quickly, and had plenty of time to take my seat before curtain. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. FWGB. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens, SL. TFTC.

Marymeade Park - Notso Lame

By: The Petoskey Stones Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

After donating blood, I stopped by this pleasant little park to search for its "not so lame" cache. So I searched. And I searched. And I read the hint and the past logs. And I searched. And finally I expanded my search radius and quickly spotted it. Still, this is a nicely camouflaged cache. FWGB. I will keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this cache moving. TFTC.

Mar 11, 2010

Lizards Lair

By: Baron88 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

I noticed this letterbox hybrid after DNFing a nearby cache, and decided give it a try. I ended up over-thinking the pillars and the metal disk, more than doubling the length of my hike. At least it was a beautiful day in the baylands. While recording my DNF, I noticed the hint. On the way back to my vehicle, I passed the object referred to by the hint and realized my mistake. I found the cache quickly after that. FWGB. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBK0CB]Sandra's Picture Book[/url] TB and [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB2TFH9]Palm of Alaska[/url] TB, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB191E2]S's Irish Dancer[/url] TB and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

A Gathering of Cultures

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

I solved this one a while ago, and dropped by to find the cache this afternoon. I enjoy wordplay, so the puzzle was a treat. And today was a beautiful day for a walk. FWGB. T Wintertime snowflake, L foreign coins and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens, SL. TFTC!

Mar 10, 2010

Gjetost

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

Hmm... Why is this Shroomie hide different from all other Shroomie hides? Why does it have a "Somewhat evil" warning, when none of the others do? [;)] I like this cache a lot better than the previous one I found in this corner of the park. It should certainly last longer. I don't know that I would have been able to find this one without previous experience with several "Somewhere..." caches, other Shroomie caches, and other "evil" hides. (It might be good to let seekers know that they won't need to disassemble anything to find this cache.) I'll keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

Shell Mounds

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

I dropped by this morning and noticed the hide location almost immediately. Then I continued my search elsewhere. [:I] But eventually I came back to the hide location, recognized it for what it was, and found the cache. I'll keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

Baby Face

By: Shroomie Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

After searching the obvious location fruitlessly, I stepped back, looked around, and spotted something... something much more interesting. I really liked the camouflage for this cache. I'll keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this cache moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!

Mar 9, 2010

Coffee Anyone #3

By: Rocket Girl Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

I dropped by for this quick find after depositing my last paycheck from Google. The log sheets were full, so I left a waterproof log sheet. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Been Here: Pastoria

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

Just as I told Mrs. niraD that I had DNFed this one and that I was on my way home, I spotted the cache. This isn't the first time I've seen this camouflage technique, but it's still impressively effective. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC! "So many caches, so little time." - Bud "50sumtin" Gawlik

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