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May 15, 2010

Prickly Point

By: OldA'sFan Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

This weekend, I came to Lake Del Valle on a camping trip with a group of fathers and sons from PBC CSB. This morning, we went hiking. After the "long hike" group found [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCY4WK]the second of three easy Lake Del Valle caches[/url], we continued towards this cache. I was bringing up the rear, and by the time I reached GZ, most of the group was already at the bottom of the nearby hill, and didn't want to climb back up for this cache. After searching unsuccessfully, I read a few past logs, reread the cache name, and looked around. Then I found the cache quickly by expanding my search radius quite a bit. I was going to post better coordinates, but when I checked my GPS receivers, they were getting the same coordinates at the cache location as they were getting about 50' south of the cache location. Weird... Anyway, there was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. FWGB. TFTC!

Ridgeline

By: OldA'sFan Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

This weekend, I came to Lake Del Valle on a camping trip with a group of fathers and sons from PBC CSB. This morning, we went hiking. About half a mile southeast of here, we divided into two groups. The "short hike" group returned to camp. The "long hike" group continued on a loop that passed this cache location. We played Huckle-Buckle-Beanstalk until everyone spotted the container. That took a surprisingly long time, given the simplicity of the hide. There was no stash note, so I left a waterproof one. T a couple signature items, L a few trade items and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens, SL. FWGB. TFTC!

Blue Briefcase

By: Ron Streeter Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

This weekend, I came to Lake Del Valle on a camping trip with a group of fathers and sons from PBC CSB. This morning, we went hiking. About a third of a mile northeast of here, the "long hike" group split up. Most of the group returned to camp. I came a bit further to get this cache, accompanied by two non-geocaching friends. For me, finding this historic cache was one of many highlights of the weekend. However, the cache was rather exposed when we found it, so we covered it a bit better before we left. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. FWGB. TFTC!

May 10, 2010

Twisted By Design : Part 2

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

Over the past several weeks, I came up with a few more ideas about where this one might be hidden, so this afternoon I dropped by to search for it. None of my new ideas turned out to be correct, but after checking them, I was able to step back and consider other possibilities, free of the mental ruts that I had been in. In an instant, all the invisible clowns stopped waving their invisible red herrings at me, climbed into their invisible clown car, and drove away. The camouflage on this one is very effective. I'll keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. FWGB, TNLNSL, TFTC!

May 1, 2010

10 Years! Redwood City, CA

By: mjp303 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

It was fun to see so many familiar faces, and to meet a few unfamiliar ones as well. And now I know what a "Nevada nano" is. SMILIE TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBK0CB]Sandra's Picture Book[/url] TB, [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB2TFH9]Palm of Alaska[/url] TB, and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Thanks everyone for a great brunch, and thanks mjp303 for the successful 10-year event!

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