November 24, 2005
5:58 pm - I had a nice walk to work off some Turkey. Well done!
Posted by jeff at 05:58 PM
November 23, 2005
3:36 pm - This was an interesting place to take a walk. I took a class at this UNH branch when I was in high school, but I had no idea these streets were up here. It was chilly out, so we walked briskly up the hill. Each of the waypoints was easy to find. We were surprised to see a few trucks up here, but I guess they were servicing the cell station on the water tower. We checked out the swamp on the way out. We took nothing and left the Blazing Trailfeathers TB. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 03:36 PM
I checked on it again, and it's indeed gone. It appears this location has been compromised, so I won't replace it.
Posted by jeff at 01:00 PM
11:58 am - I used to play soccer over here at these fields. That's not to say it's where we parked; no, we drove all around until I decided to park near the ice arena and walk over.
The river was really high today. We had a nice walk though on a chilly day. TNLNSL. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 11:58 AM
November 22, 2005
10:53 am - I tried this one last week, but there ere some people playing ball or something nearby. Today I found the bullit standard hide. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 10:53 AM
November 20, 2005
2:43 pm - Oh man, this was painful, especially because there's no description of the container. I managed to contact a lifeline long enough to find it.
Posted by jeff at 02:43 PM
2:24 pm - This one could have been a lot harder to find, but the description was right on. TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 02:24 PM
2:14 pm - This one was well-hidden. I searched for a while, then finally got the idea. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 02:14 PM
1:52 pm - A bit trashy, but a quick find. TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 01:52 PM
1:39 pm - I appreciated that this one stood out. It could have been a looong search. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 01:39 PM
1:35 pm - Quick find, surprisingly. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 01:35 PM
1:24 pm - I was walking up to this one when I noticed a cop parked across the street pointing right at me. I didn't feel like being questioned today, so I turned right around and headed for another cache.
Posted by jeff at 01:24 PM
1:17 pm - I felt uncomfortable searching here, even if the locals are in on it. The door was wide open and the workers were looking right at me. My GPS didn't really settle down either, so I ended up searching all over the place.
Out of nowhere some guy came over to ask me about my 60cs and tell me how much he liked his. I got a hint from another cache after and I checked that place, apparently not thoroughly enough though. I'll try again at off-hours someday.
Posted by jeff at 01:17 PM
1:05 pm - Some CITO kits inside the cache would be a good idea - I didn't have any. Found the cache easily though and TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 01:05 PM
12:57 pm - This one threw me for a bit, but eventually it revealed itself. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 12:57 PM
12:42 pm - Walking over here I realized that my legs were kinda sore from my Butano hike yesterday. Pretty quick find. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 12:42 PM
12:29 pm - Are there any bullit caches that are not bison tubes?
Quick find. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 12:29 PM
9:32 am - I just had to stop for a quick cache after dropping MotorBug off at the airport. A large helicopter was hovering nearby, apparently lifting something. I found this classic D21&FW hide in the first place I checked. Thanks for the re-visit!
Posted by jeff at 09:32 AM
November 19, 2005
5:29 pm - Both? First DNF of the day and the last cache we tried. It was completely dark though, so we had to search with flashlights. Even so we gave it a thorogh look. Perhaps the finders in August covered it too well?
Posted by jeff at 05:29 PM
4:50 pm - This was the last cache we found today. It was once again a challenge to get good readings. It's a good thing that Anne is good at reading instructions. While I was off searching in completely the wrong place, she read the description and went right to it. We were relieved to find and start our walk back as it got dark. TNLNSL. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 04:50 PM
4:31 pm - The ratings on this cache are well-deserved. With the time pressure of impending darkness and our tired legs it was even more so. It was a slow descent to the ravine and then we did lots of exhausting climbing up the embankments chasing duplicate markers and natural Xes. Finally we followed one of the earlier logs and headed back down a bit where we found the right marker, X and the cache. We were just about to give up too. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 04:31 PM
3:43 pm - It would have helped to have the picture from the cache page when looking for this one. Despite the open sky, I got inconsistent readings today. Once I spotted the tree, the cache was an easy find. Now we finally get to leave the fire road. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 03:43 PM
3:17 pm - It was nice to see some downhill for a change. Quick find here and then we kept pressing on to get back to the car before dark. TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 03:17 PM
2:57 pm - Yeah, there are some nice views up here. We had no problem finding the cache even though it didn't look edible. TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 02:57 PM
2:51 pm - It was nice to finally reach the top! The consequences of a false takeoff here seem rather severe. Found the cache with the hint and TNLNSL. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 02:51 PM
2:08 pm - While I had a cache like this once, I've had trouble finding similar ones. Today this one stuck right out - I wonder why?
Posted by jeff at 02:08 PM
2:00 pm - I was getting even more worried about time when we arrived here. The cache was indeed a piece of cake and I found it right away so we could move ahead quickly. Thanks for the yummy cache.
Posted by jeff at 02:00 PM
1:47 pm - This was a welcome rest along the way. Just as we arrived a guy with his 2 dogs was leaving. I thought he might have been a cacher, but the log hadn't been signed since September. We rescued a travel bug and continued on our way up. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 01:47 PM
1:36 pm - Cool area. We wandered quite a bit before Anne found the expected container. These crack me up. Thanks for the hike!
Posted by jeff at 01:36 PM
1:15 pm - Man, that was a lot of up. We did a few trips around before we found this ancient cache. We had some great views before headed on. TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 01:15 PM
12:38 pm - This was a bit of sidetrip for us and I was wary of spending too much time on it. We had a long way to go with not a whole lot of daylight left. It was a worthwhile walk though. We enjoyed the tree and found the cache, though it was surprisingly damp inside. TNLNSL. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 12:38 PM
12:16 pm - This is one confusing junction. Lots of directions and only half of them labelled. We found the cache and headed off to Candelabra. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 12:16 PM
11:52 am - We decided to take on Butano today, but some better planning helped. First, we didn't leave the house until about 10. Second, I decided that the autorouted trip up and over 92 was too slow, so I decided to go over Skyline. That cost us another 20 minutes or so. When we got there, we didn't have change for a pass. We asked a few people but they couldn't help us. Thankfully we ran into a ranger who could. After all those missteps, it was nice to finally get on the trail. Then I realized that I forgot my calibrated map at home. I wanted to do the caches in a counter-clockwise direction, but ended up doing them clockwise with this one first. It took me a while to get a lock and find this one, but eventually I looked around the right tree and there it was. Thanks for the warm up!
Posted by jeff at 11:52 AM
November 15, 2005
You bastards! I knew I shouldn't have let Marky out of my sight!
Posted by jeff at 01:00 PM
November 13, 2005
5:45 pm - Alright Nazgul, what's with all the caches that require surgical equipment to extract? Geez. I had the whole place to myself though. I just had to watch out that a ranger didn't lock the gate behind me. TFTC.
Posted by jeff at 05:45 PM
5:33 pm - OK, it was really dark now and I shouldn't be attempting caches when I can't find my flashlight. Luckily the hint was very helpful. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 05:33 PM
5:20 pm - DNF #2. I got the new coordinates since my last find, but I just couldn't spot the darned thing. Once it got dark I admitted to myself that I'm no winini and I would never find it. Here's hoping on attempt #3.
Posted by jeff at 05:20 PM
5:01 pm - Part of mandatory geocaching training should be a horticulture class. I searched the wrong plants for a while, then found it inbetween muggle passings. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 05:01 PM
4:53 pm - That's a big cache with lots of empty space in it! Sadly I didn't bring anything with me, so I couldn't help the situation. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 04:53 PM
4:43 pm - Quick find here as there's many access points close by. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 04:43 PM
4:30 pm - I guess I was the only one from the deathmarch group to bother doing even a drive-up cache after our long hike.
Interesting container! I found it OK, but had to wait to replace it because a mom and her kid decided to take a short break under the shelter. Nicely done. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 04:30 PM
4:11 pm - I must be truly insane. What do I do after a 15 mile deathmarch? Run off, pay 5 bucks and race the sun over 2 miles to grab two more caches. It was a brisk hike over here, but I found the cache quickly. TNLNSL and picked up the pace to get back before they closed. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 04:11 PM
3:36 pm - Last one!!! We came close to this one on the way in, but Marky convinced us that we'd go right by in on the way out and we did. We caught up with cer, did the business and pressed on to the sweet, sweet comfort of our cars. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 03:36 PM
3:16 pm - Hurrah, we could see our cars from here, just barely. When I said I couldn't see them, kealia made some snarky comment about needing to be tall. I asked him if he'd like me to go all Tonya Harding on him and he promised to be nicer. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 03:16 PM
2:54 pm - Turkeys! Deer! Bats! Cachers! An abundance of wildlife was here. bthomas and I wandered while the rest found the cache. I was glad we made a little detour over to this one. It wasn't bad and almost let me clean out the whole park. (Damn Mystery Ink!) Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 02:54 PM
2:39 pm - This is one of those caches that I've looked at in my pocket queries for a long time now. I'm glad to finally made it out here.
While I was searching on one side of the trail, the others were looking elsewhere. Of course no one let me know they had found it.
After we returned from the Bat House I checked the cache again to see if the others had caught up. Not yet. TFTC!
Posted by jeff at 02:39 PM
2:29 pm - You know, I was feeling pretty good here for having hiked 12 miles. Perhaps it's because I've been hiking pretty regularly and I actually fed myself something partially nutritious on the way up. Once again the others took care of the paperwork and we pressed on. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 02:29 PM
2:21 pm - Nice place here and I would probably enjoy it more if I wasn't so wiped. We did the paperwork and then moved on quickly. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 02:21 PM
2:06 pm - I'm no cartographer, but if I was labelling this trail, I would have marked it as steep. Painful, it was. bthomas made it there first, but I eventually found it. We saved Cap'n Finder the pain of the last 100 feet. Well, I guess it's downhill from here. TNLNSL. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 02:06 PM
1:41 pm - This was a nice and relaxing walk down. bthomas was way out in front as usual and he had the cache in hand by the time I arrived. I hope Nazgul applied the sticker because I can't remember if I signed this one or not! Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 01:41 PM
1:12 pm - There are certainly lots of places to rest up here, but I guess that's a very good idea on these long hikes. I was literally choking on the dust being kicked up on the way down. The guy with the horse told us this was a dead end, but for some reason we all decided to go this way anyway.
Found the cache ok and TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 01:12 PM
12:26 pm - I think we met up with everyone again here. I was pleased and surprised that Mystery Ink was still chugging along.
I took the very cool Kayak Bender to go with my rock climbing and skiing ones. Left a calculator, highlighter pen and toothbrush. We all stopped for a bite and headed on. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 12:26 PM
12:06 pm - Well hidden cache. A half-dozen of us searched for quite a while before fizzy smugly announced he had found it. Thanks for the visit to a cool spot. Now it was time for our 2nd of 3 backtracks on the hike.
Posted by jeff at 12:06 PM
11:26 am - This was definitely a quiet walk up. We were all too tired for conversation.
OGBO ran by me but I didn't know who he was until later. bthomas had the cache in hand when I arrived. We waited for a few folks, regrouped and headed onwards.
P.S. It's "decon", not "decom"
Posted by jeff at 11:26 AM
11:25 am - Are we there yet? Sorry to see this one go.
Posted by jeff at 11:25 AM
11:00 am - Nice place for a break. I believe I found this one. bthomas somehow found a Starbucks nearby and pulled out a danish. He didn't share.
Posted by jeff at 11:00 AM
10:50 am - Had a fun time on the Deathmarch. I don't think I had this one in my GPS since it was archived, but that's why we brought Marky along.
Posted by jeff at 10:50 AM
10:23 am - No problems finding this one and no need to go off-trail. While people signed in, bthomas became fascinated with the pretty leaves AKA poison oak. A brave man. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 10:23 AM
9:59 am - We joked about this being a "moving" cache. We started to dilly dally, so Fizzy scared us into getting going again. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 09:59 AM
9:47 am - Geez, you know you're behind on logging when even bthomas logs before you.
On my way to this one I realized that the radius of my pocket query from home ended in the middle of this park and I didn't have the info for a bunch of caches. I was preoccupied then with trying to download a PQ on my phone, which amazingly worked way up here.
By the time I got there the cache had been found and the sticker with my name attached. What great service! Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 09:47 AM
9:36 am - We were spreading out over the trail, but everyone caught up up again at this spot for a nice view. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 09:36 AM
9:22 am - I think I remember this one. Wait - nope, it was one of the the other 25 or so. Uhh I'm pretty sure I found this one, so thanks!
Posted by jeff at 09:22 AM
9:11 am - Alternate cache title: "Steeped in Tradition". I got nervous here because Marky was out of my sight. I didn't want him dropping any caches behind me. Later he told me that he didn't bring any caches because Joani didn't want to maintain any more in this park. I suspected he could still fashion a cache out of sticks and leaves somehow. It turns out he didn't have to - he left the dirty work to Mystery Ink much later on, recycling another CKayaks cache. Gah!
Anyway, thanks for THIS cache!
Posted by jeff at 09:11 AM
8:51 am - It was a good thing Marky was here because we were wandering all over the place looking for this one. Apparently it it lost all its camo and moved, which made the hint kinda useless. Anyway, we were still all blissfully energetic still, but that would change quickly... Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 08:51 AM
8:45 am - Hey, these caches aren't exactly 528 feet away from each other. What's up with that?
Posted by jeff at 08:45 AM
8:37 am - It's only 4 days later and I've completely forgotten about this cache. Then again, it was a 30+ day, so that's probably excusable. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 08:37 AM
November 12, 2005
6:12 pm - I searched for this one in the morning, but couldn't find the first stage amongs all the people and off-leash dogs. I got some help and found the final in the evening. There's been some trimming here very recently and I'm surprised the cache is still in place. TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 06:12 PM
5:10 pm - MotorBug gave me a little hint on this one and I had it. TNLNSL. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 05:10 PM
4:57 pm - I ignored a sign about loitering here, but it got me back by hitting me in the head as I stood up. Ow. After MotorBug and I signed in, we took in the awesome view. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 04:57 PM
4:44 pm - The creek here was strangely rusty. Weird. MotorBug picked it up and we signed as a muggle passed overhead. TFTC.
Posted by jeff at 04:44 PM
4:29 pm - I don't know what you mean in the hint - that's where I found it - at least after MotorBug threw it over there.
Quote of the cache: 'That's a lot of mud!' - MotorBug
Posted by jeff at 04:29 PM
4:07 pm - This one took a little while for MotorBug and me. I checked this spot early, but not thoroughly enough. Later I just happened to catch it from the right angle. I then directed MotorBug to it. I'm sure he couldn't find it because he was too busy caching to remember he was supposed to be out at a dinner with friends. Oops! Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 04:07 PM
3:29 pm - Someone I felt underdressed to be searching for a cache in the neighborhood. Good thing it was quick! Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 03:29 PM
2:37 pm - Searched and searched for this one, even calling a lifeline. We did get to meet idleCPU and some brand new cachers though.
Posted by jeff at 02:37 PM
2:03 pm - Great view from here. I did lots of hiking, rafting and camping as a scout. Fun times. Thanks for the cache!
Posted by jeff at 02:03 PM
1:57 pm - While searching for this one I slipped on an acorn-covered hillside and fell on my a**. Too bad MotorBug missed seeing my fall, I'm sure he would have enjoyed it. TNLNSL. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 01:57 PM
1:39 pm - Considering all the DNFs on this one I was surprised when I found this one right away. It looked like it had been undisturbed for a while. Thanks for checking on it. TNLNSL.
Posted by jeff at 01:39 PM
1:22 pm - Ahem. MotorBug stopped halfway there and decided to start searching for the cache. I think his GPSr is going senile. I talked some sense into him and we found the cache at the posted coordinates. Thanks for the walk.
Posted by jeff at 01:22 PM
12:46 pm - I wish I had noticed the parking hint before! We tried it from a few sides before we got lucky and found the secret trailhead. From there we took the long way down to the cache and the short way back up. MotorBug was nice enough to accompany me for his second visit and help me find the cache. TNLNSL. Very cool park. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 12:46 PM
11:46 am - MotorBug and I had a nice walk over to this one though we should have done it on bikes. We found the cache after a few minutes and signed in. Thanks for the visit to a nice spot!
Posted by jeff at 11:46 AM
11:11 am - Well that description is sure to the point! It didn't take long to find but it was a little wet. TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 11:11 AM
11:02 am - We were almost thwarted by meddling kids, but managed to find the cache while they were arguing about how to construct their treehouse or something. TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 11:02 AM
10:36 am - We didn't quite know how to get here so we took the long way in. Found the cache no problem. I thought I could find a shorter path back, but ended up taking the Boulter Adventure Trail through a lot of poison oak. Oops. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 10:36 AM
10:20 am - We were trying to get to Yumpin' Yimminie and ended up here instead. Thanks for pointing out a free entrance! TNLNSL.
Posted by jeff at 10:20 AM
9:58 am - We searched for a few minutes and then MotorBug started whistling. I now know what that means. Lots of place this one could be hidden, but I was expecting something more evil. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 09:58 AM
9:02 am - I checked the right spot after a few minutes, but didn't notice it. Did the rounds and came back to it. Nasty! Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 09:02 AM
November 07, 2005
8:44 am - Parked wrong, but saw this one from a distane. Signed it quickly and headed off to work. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 08:44 AM
8:37 am - My only question is how the heck do you find these places? Drive down every street looking for little walkways?
I used OneAngryPuppy's coords and found it without incident. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 08:37 AM
8:25 am - This was the first of a rare morning caching run for me. Found it pretty quickly, too! Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 08:25 AM
November 06, 2005
4:30 pm - Solved this one a while ago and grabbed it on the way back home. When we arrived I knew I was in the right place. Nice job. TNLNSL.
Posted by jeff at 04:30 PM
4:12 pm - We did a few laps before we found free parking and walked down then up to the cache. MotorBug called the location from a block away. Amazing!
Posted by jeff at 04:12 PM
3:40 pm - Oh man, this one was way confusing for us. We parked at the top, then walked down below. We've never been to the Fort before, so it was a cool place to explore. We didn't understand the clue though, so we hiked back up and on top. The clue there didn't make much sense either. We had a questionable answer for the first clue that matched the checksum. We left finding the cache until later in the day. We had spent so much time on it though that we had to finish it.
On the way home we took a side trip to grab the cache. It put us at a spot that kinda made sense with the clue though we realized afterwards that we shouldn't have even been able to get in there! A call to the owner let us know that we were close and set us straight. I think I get it now. Anyway, thanks for the tour!
Posted by jeff at 03:40 PM
2:55 pm - There was a steady drizzle when we arrived, but it didn't take long to find. We should have gotten this one on the way out to the point, but instead we had to double back and take the one way road in. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 02:55 PM
2:28 pm - This was a really cool spot. That much have been one big gun! We interrupted a photo shoot on the way up to the cache. Thanks for bringing us up here.
Posted by jeff at 02:28 PM
1:59 pm - Well, we found the closest access point to this one, but definitely not the easiest.
It was a cool place to hike around though. We found the spot and replaced the cache with a blue chip container for future cachers to find. Took nothing, left cache! Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 01:59 PM
12:50 pm - We kept driving until we found ourselves here. Interesting perspective on the bridge. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 12:50 PM
12:40 pm - We made a quick stop here on the way to the other side. Nice views! Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 12:40 PM
November 05, 2005
4:14 pm - My GPS went schitzo here, sending me back and forth. It eventually settled down and I found the cache easily. TNLNSL. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 04:14 PM
3:53 pm - I spent a lot of time looking for the previous cache here and this one was similar. I think I finally came up with it. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 03:53 PM
3:31 pm - We did the rest of the series a few weeks ago, but ended up at the other end so left the final for another day. MotorBug and I came for a quick visit and I found it right away. I don't remember what number I was, but it looks the numbers 51-60 are claimed except for 57, so that must be me. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 03:31 PM
3:15 pm - As we're driving to this one, we get stuck behind this guy in the left-turn lane at a traffic signal. He didn't pull up far enough and the signal just keeps going around because it has no idea he's there. He's pissed off because he thinks the light is broken. We finally get bored and go straight instead. Eventually he does the same!
Anyway, we found ourselves at the cache location and looked for a bit. As I'm searching in one spot I hear MotorBug whistling which I interpreted as "look out for that woman walking down the street". I search some more and then he starts gesturing. Ohh, whistling means he found it. Alright, then. Grabbed the cache, played the log sheet roll-up game and headed off. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 03:15 PM
2:51 pm - MotorBug had to wait out a couple until we could grab this one. It did give us time to figure out the hide though. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 02:51 PM
1:14 pm - No disappointment for me today! Found it in good shape after the maintenance. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 01:14 PM
1:14 pm - Nice to see a big 'ol ammo box here. Found it easily and TNLNSL. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 01:14 PM
12:26 pm - First I couldn't find the description for this one because I was looking for a cache called "Excess Excess". Geesh. Then I thought it would be a hide of a different type, so I spent a long while searching. Finally did get it and watched MotorBug find it much faster later in the day. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 12:26 PM
12:00 pm - The description was a bit deceiving to me, so I focused my search elsewhere for a while. Just as I found it, the noon bells started ringing to congratulate me.
Posted by jeff at 12:00 PM
11:06 am - I found the first and second stages OK. This one sure would be tough during the week with all those windows. TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 11:06 AM
November 02, 2005
8:30 am - I was on my way to a meeting and this one was right on the way. I found it alright, but the attachment device is coming off. TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 08:30 AM