By: xmts (maintained by mokelly) Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro
"Some girl with psychic powers, She said `T-Bone, what`s your sign?` I blink and answer `Neon!` I thought I`d blow her mind." - Tom "T-Bone" Stankus ("Existential Blues") I somehow missed the original [url=http://coord.info/GC1ZVR3]Pickup Lines[/url], but I've been working on my "nearest puzzles to home" list again and noticed this revival. I solved the puzzle quickly since it's a variation of a basic technique I've seen elsewhere. This morning I dropped by to sear ch for the cache. Wow... very nice! There were others around, so I started out by checking the usual spots visually while savoring my coffee and enjoying the beautiful morning. Then I noticed something interesting at GZ, but I kept looking until I had the place to myself and could examine what I had noticed more carefully. It turned out to be the very nicely camouflaged cache. The log was a bit damp, but I was able to let it dry in the sun. I'll keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!
By: kalaniboys Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular
I stopped to search for this one because I happened to be nearby, and was pleasantly surprised. Except for the traffic sounds, this is actually a nice spot to enjoy a sunny morning. And it was a beautiful morning to reflect upon the cache description. T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBNBTC]Scuba Jack[/url] TB, goodlife pathtag, and scented candle (please don't leave scented products in caches); L LED flashlight and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token; SL. TFTC. RIP "Jesus Man"
By: baldmonk Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen
I was in the area, and this one showed up as the nearest cache, so I dropped by to search for it. As advertised, it was easy and quick, thanks to the excellent coordinates and familiar technique. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!
By: robtheduck Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro
I was out for a walk with my brother and his wife this evening (enjoying the break in the rain), and I noticed this cache nearby. Fortunately, I spotted it quickly, so they didn't have to wait very long. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!
By: The Ninja Duck Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small
I first looked at this puzzle more than a year ago. Even though I'm not much of a baseball fan, I could easily appreciate the significance of the men chosen for the "Dream Team". Unfortunately, that didn't give me coordinates. More recently, I discovered a resource that I had been unable to find before. It was a very educational resource, and the rest of the puzzle started making sense. I quickly obtained coordinates, and Certitude agreed with me.
This afternoon, I found myself in the area and decided to drop by to sea rch for the cache. Unfortunately, the location was rather busy at the time, and I wasn't aware of the nature of the hide. But the muggles were almost done, and while I waited, I was able to read the cache description and the recent logs more carefully. I was also able to do a visual inspection of GZ . When the muggles left, I had the place to myself, but I still came up empty. If I'm right about the nature of the hide, then I don't know when I'll be back with the necessary "special tool". Thanks for the fun and educational puzzle though.
By: GraffnTrix Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small
3TF! Like the others, I recognized the reference, tried a few things, tried a few other things, and then realized I was staring at coordinates. Wow... Even with the zero hack, the construction of this puzzle is impressive. [8D] This afternoon, I decided to drop by to search for the cache, and had the place all to myself. It's a good thing no one else was around, because it took me a while to find this micro-cache. Hmm... I thought I had checked that location when I first arrived at GZ. [:I] I didn't realize this type of container was available in such a small size. There was no stash note, so I left a weatherproof one. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Thanks for a beautiful puzzle, and TFTC!
By: The Rat Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro
I never heard this very punny song when I was a kid, but I did discover it as a volunteer youth leader at church, when I was looking for songs to lead at campfires. Unfortunately, the kids don't seem to enjoy it nearly as much as I do. [:(] Anyway, the crossword puzzle was fun, and in some cases, educational. Unfortunately, I forgot The Rat's advice and tried to copy-paste the coordinates: click... oops. So I transcribed the solution, refreshed the page, and started over. Unfortunately, I made a small error in my transcription. The e rror seemed obvious once I noticed it, but it sure took me a while to notice it.
After donating blood this morning, I drove by to search for the cache. I found it quickly, then took it to my vehicle so the rain wouldn't get the contents wet while I signed the log. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem .com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens, SL. Thanks for a fun puzzle, and TFTC!
By: kablooey's 2010 Puzzle Challenge Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro
Looking in the right spot makes all the difference in the world. I returned this morning to redeem my DNF, armed with a correct reading of the bonus hint. I found a number of interesting (but unfruitful) hide locations before expanding my search radius a bit. Then I spotted the key object mentioned in the bonus hint, and soon after that I found the cache. Without the bonus hint, this is truly an evil hide. Even with the bonus hint, it's still a challenging hide. My [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this cache would not fit through the container opening, so I'll keep it moving. I dried out the log as well as I could, but it was still damp when I returned the cache to it's hiding spot. TNLNSL. Thanks for an interesting puzzle that pushed me out of my areas of expertise in multiple ways, and TFTC!
By: mokelly Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular
I've seen this type of online puzzle before, but this particular one is new to me. It looks like a fun one, so I'll have to finish it (and in the process, solve the owner's other puzzles in this series). This morning, I decided to drop by to search for the cache and spotted it quickly thanks to the excellent coordinates. T digitalfish #11836, L digitalfish #11830 and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens, SL. Thanks for introducing me to a fun online puzzle, and TFTC!
By: kablooey's 2010 Puzzle Challenge Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro
This was an educational puzzle. Even after I had identified most of the photos, it still took me a while to correctly identify the theme of the puzzle. Even after I had identified the theme of the puzzle, it still took me a while to correctly identify the last photo (and for that, I needed a big hint from Certitude). This morning, I dropped by to search for the cache, but came up empty. I see now that I misread the bonus hint, which had me searching the wrong area. I'll be back...
By: GraffnTrix Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro
I solved Puzzle #1, and dropped by this afternoon to search for the cache. I have to agree with the other comments that this deserves more than 1.5 stars for difficulty, for both the puzzle and the hide. I had the place to myself when I started exploring GZ, but shortly thereafter the place got a little busy. I expanded my search radius significantly, wondering whether I had made a mistake with some of the digits, but eventually came back to GZ. This time, I spotted it immediately, right where I had looked before. I hate it when that happens. I retrieved it easily, signed the log, and replaced it. I'll keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this nano-cache moving. TNLNSL, TFTC!
By: thelibbeys Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small
This was at the top of my "nearest to church" list, so I dropped by to search for it this morning. If you don't mind the traffic sounds, this is a really nice spot to sit and enjoy a beautiful morning. I found the cache quickly, thanks to the excellent coordinates and a container that seems closer to a "regular" size cache than a "small" size cache. There was no stash note, so I left a weatherproof one. T digitalfish #11830, L digitalfish #11761 and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!