April 30, 2005

COMMANDO BIRD! Woodland Headquarters

1:19 pm - These crack me up. Thanks for the quick one!
Posted by jeff at 01:19 PM

The People Zone III + A Walkway

1:07 pm - I still don't get the clues here. I used the brute force method that others tried and it worked. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 01:07 PM

A Red Bridge Near A Blue Pheasant

12:42 pm - DNF #2. Apparently I misunderstood the hint I got after my last DNF and I looked in the wrong place. I'll try again, though I swear I looked in that spot last time. Oh well.
Posted by jeff at 12:42 PM

A Real Looooong Walkway

12:22 pm - I looked a real loooooong time for this one. I almost gave up but spotted it on a last look back.

For such a nice walkway, most people seemed to be walking along the tracks. Thanks!

Posted by jeff at 12:22 PM

Wimbledon West?

12:01 pm - There were lots of people playing today, so I was very grateful that this one was not under any of the seats. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 12:01 PM

AKA Pete Marsh

11:52 am - It seems to be really hit or miss in finding the right answer to this puzzle. I prefer the ones where you know what you need to do rather than trying dozens of search queries, but these have their merits. Easy placement. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 11:52 AM

Loehmann's Plaza

11:40 am - I spent about a half-hour looking for this one. There were people walking up and down the sidewalk and I felt strange standing in this spot. It was also kinda trashy. Maybe I'll try again another day.
Posted by jeff at 11:40 AM

April 23, 2005

Lakewood Park

7:41 pm - There was a party going on, so I had to wander in the middle of it to find the first stage.

At the second, we immediately honed in on the right place, but looked and looked without finding it. Meanwhile, a guy from the house across the street was eyeing us. He finally went inside, but then stared at us through binoculars from his living room window. Weird.

We tried a lifeline, but even that didn't help other to confirm we were looking in the right place. As it was getting dark, I finally spotted the sucker.

A blinker for your first hide? I hope the rest are bigger. The difficulty should be moved up a notch IMO.

Posted by jeff at 07:41 PM

John W. Christian Greenbelt II

7:05 pm - The other JWC Greenbelt cache was originally placed in a similar fashion to this one. It was quickly muggled. In the fall when there aren't so many leaves, this one will be very visible.

TNLNSL. Thanks.

Posted by jeff at 07:05 PM


Please post unaltered photos only.
Posted by jeff at 01:00 PM

April 17, 2005


6:12 pm - This cache was bothering MotorBug, so we decided to give it another try together. After searching in all the same places, MotorBug checked another one and spotted it. Nice one.

Now I have a movie to rent, too.

Yeah, I'd say this one isn't wheelchair-accessible! Thanks!

Posted by jeff at 06:12 PM

The Trail to Nowhere . . .

4:40 pm - This was a pretty steep but short climb. No views, but at least there was a cache and it was an easy find. TNLNSL. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 04:40 PM

Cull Canyon (#3?)

4:27 pm - Looking for one of these caches was just looking for trouble as our last cache of the day. We scooched down the cliff, avoided more PO and arrived at a nice spot.

While I couldn't see the cache, I managed to find it by the sound of the plastic. I didn't think it was going to be there at all. That was a relief. TNLNSL. Thanks.

Posted by jeff at 04:27 PM

The Balls of Bay Trees Park

4:15 pm - Somehow I was right on target for this one and it was the first thing I picked up. Nicely done. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 04:15 PM

CITO at Bay Trees Park

4:10 pm - Well, we tried the wrong side for this one first. While walking back to the car, I took the low road while MotorBug took the high road. Luckily the gate was open, so I called MotorBug down and we wandered over to the cache.

Whaddya know, we actually found the cache too! TNLNSL. The container is falling apart though and probably should be replaced soon. Thanks.

Posted by jeff at 04:10 PM

Earl Warren

3:46 pm - Phew, MotorBug and I needed a quick one after a lot of painful caching in the area. This was just the ticket. MotorBug uncovered it and I breathed a sigh of relief. I thought we had been cursed. TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 03:46 PM

Micro Park Micro

3:29 pm - Yet another DNF for MotorBug and I today. I'm not sure this is really a park. It's definitely private property though, making searching here even more awkward.
Posted by jeff at 03:29 PM

Labyrinth G.P.

3:15 pm - It was refreshing to find a nice M&J cache out here. A guy who appeared to be maintaining the Labyrinth said hello to us and asked us if were here to walk the labyrinth. No, we're just here to awkwardly sit down in this random spot for a few minutes and leave, thank you.

Quick find. Thanks.

Posted by jeff at 03:15 PM

Lakeridge CITO

2:48 pm - After exhausing ourselves in Don Castro with some 3 and 4 star caches, we decided to get our spirits up with a few easy ones. While this one wasn't hard, it wasn't a 1/1 either.

We trashed out some bottles on the lawn on the way out.

Posted by jeff at 02:48 PM

Island Falls

2:33 pm - This was our second consecutive frustrating DNF in this park. We read the description and it said we could start from either of two trailheads, so we used the one that made the most sense from in the park.

We went for where the coordinates led us and searched. Lots of places for a cache, but no cache. Then I got a better signal and searched on the island. No cache there. We searched for a long time. Eventually I punched in fizzy's coordinates which pointed us off the island to the other side. We weren't going to walk all the way around now and the stream was too deep to cross.

How about some coordinates for the suggested trailheads? I think the difficulty and terrain for these could be lowered quite a bit if the descriptions were straightforward.

We left tired and all scraped up from searching. There was lots of PO too. We had planned to do Weeping Willow, but didn't bother now.

Posted by jeff at 02:33 PM

Babbling Brook

1:31 pm - After struggling to find even one way in, we searched for this one for an hour and came up empty. We searched high and low. MotorBug became a man obsessed, no longer a friend of nature. I think he even started babbling himself! I'd be surprised if this one is still there.
Posted by jeff at 01:31 PM

101 TFTs - No Pair

I finally got my hands on two tokens, both with the assistance of MotorBug. These are tough to find!
Posted by jeff at 01:00 PM

Along the De Anza Trail 9 - Los Altos Hills

The camo fooled me last time, but this time I walked right up to it. Nicely done. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 01:00 PM

A Walk In the Park plus 2 (#25)

12:39 pm - At the first waypoint, I succesfully used the project waypoint feature on my GPSr. Hooray!

At the second waypoint our coordinates didn't make sense until we read the hint. I don't know why that sort of info would be put in the hint.

We guessed at the third waypoint since there were a bunch of numbers to choose from.

The cache was challenging to get to, but we managed to find the right trail. Nice views. TNLNSL.

Posted by jeff at 12:39 PM

Gaging Station

12:14 pm - We took a longish walk in from the park and MotorBug made the grab here. There seem to be a lot of these benchmarks that aren't benchmarks around. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 12:14 PM

I Wish I Wuz Fishin'

11:34 am - This was our first cache in this park, and one of the few that we were successful with.

I solved it long ago. The outside camo was cracked. Inside it was a bit wet, but that might be appropriate for this cache. TNLNSL. Thanks.

Posted by jeff at 11:34 AM

Tot Lot

11:15 am - Luckily there were no tots around today or we would have felt very strange here.

Someone either had a really big headache or that's not a Tylenol bottle! TNLNSL. Thanks.

Posted by jeff at 11:15 AM

Japanese Garden

11:03 am - This was a really nice place. We had some trouble finding a way in, but that's a different story. The cache was a quick grab; I think we had the whole park to ourselves except for the guy outside who was riding around on a bike with a small dog in his front basket. Anyhoo, TNLNSL, TFTC!
Posted by jeff at 11:03 AM

Welcome to Castro Valley

10:53 am - MotorBug and I got lost on the way to Japanese Garden and this one was on the way so we decided to grab it. We got it after a minute or two. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 10:53 AM

The WalruZ and LeChuck

10:11 am - Find MotorBug's glasses! Find MotorBug's glasses! That should be the new subtitle of this cache.

We searched for this cache for a while and were coming up empty. I hailed a lifeline on IM and then on the phone. After a while MotorBug notice his glasses were missing. We changed our search objective to the glasses and of course while we were looking for his glasses, I found the cache. It was pretty buried.

Unfortunately we never found the glasses. We even came back later in the day to try again, but after an hour or so of searching, we couldn't find them. That was a bummer. We were pretty dirty and nasty when we came out there too. Lots of trash and dust. Yuck.

Posted by jeff at 10:11 AM

Portuguese Time Capsule

9:44 am - Neat little park. One of the residents was there when we arrived, but she wandered off after she asked MotorBug regarding something about a bus.

We had the right idea for the hide, but it was a little more devious than we imagined so it took a few passes. Thanks.

Posted by jeff at 09:44 AM

Dinner and a Movie

9:17 am - MotorBug were on our way to Castro Valley when we noticed this one and decided to make a quick stop. I parked right next to it and left the car running while I made the grab. MotorBug didn't even get out of the car! He left Echo token #202. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 09:17 AM

Haunted DugOut

9:07 am - I needed help with the puzzle and I needed help with getting to the cache as well. I brought MotorBug for reinforcement, especially since he had the coordinates and I didn't anymore. He helped by finding the cache. I'm not sure I did much of anything for this one. Check. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 09:07 AM

April 16, 2005

Marsh View

6:34 pm - I had a nice walk out here. It's good to know that the Geek cache is still kickin' too.

I got a laugh from Marky's log because I had the same problem. Geobrowns have tokens now too? Geesh. TNLNSL. Thanks.

Posted by jeff at 06:34 PM

Marsh View Parking

6:28 pm - Yeah, I parked in the Sun lot the last time I was here, too. It's not easy to find a way out of the lot once you're in. It's even harder to find a way back in. I remember I had to walk all the way around.

I got a little turned around finding the parking, worried that I was going to end up going to Fremont if I took a wrong turn. Finally I found the parking lot. Thanks for pointing it out.

I took the Signal the frog token. Somehow I knew it was an M&J creation just by looking at it. TFTC.

Posted by jeff at 06:28 PM

Bridges of San-star Counties

5:59 pm - I was talking to MotorBug and he and Eggplant2 were heading over here. It was next on my list too, so we met there.

I had done the math by the time they arrived, but it's a good thing they double-checked my work because I got some of it wrong.

The cache was nicely hidden and we let one of the eggplants retreive it.

I finally picked up an echo token since I lost the last one. Thanks!

Posted by jeff at 05:59 PM

Trust in Rust

5:38 pm - Oh man, I spent at least 45 minutes on this one. It took some help from a lifeline to get me looking in the right spot. While I had looked at that spot, I didn't think there was physically space to put a cache there. I guess I was wrong. Phew, that one was tough. I'd give it another star. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 05:38 PM


4:45 pm - Neat tree. The cache was kinda exposed when I found it. TNLNSL and hid it a bit better. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 04:45 PM

Ohlone Village

4:37 pm - There were some workers nearby, so I had to find an opportune moment to spring for the cache. TNLNSL.

I took this opportunity to finally figure out how to pronounce "Ohlone". I've said it with the e both ways. It's pronounced "oh-low-knee". Gotta remember that. Thanks.

Posted by jeff at 04:37 PM

April 10, 2005


5:25 pm - Ok, last cache of the day. Really this time.

We zipped by the object of interest and then searched for the cache. We just couldn't find the little bugger and tried all kinds of tricks even when the hint seemed to make it obvious. Finally I found it; I think it had fallen down a little. Whew! Thanks.

Posted by jeff at 05:25 PM

Jeopardy: A LooneyTunes Puzzle Cache

5:13 pm - This one went quicker than we expected, so as we're heading back to the car, I see MotorBug fishing around in some newspaper boxes. The guy actually checks random ones "just in case" there's a puzzle cache in there. I think he needs some help. Thanks for the cache.
Posted by jeff at 05:13 PM

Go Row

4:54 pm - Ending the day on a 4/1 was just asking for trouble, but MotorBug and I went for it anyway. We searched for a while before MotorBug produced the cache in a place I least expected. Nicely done. TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 04:54 PM

Niven's Dream Pack Cache

4:35 pm - Anne didn't like being so exposed so she went for a walk while MotorBug and I forged bravely on. He found it quickly. TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 04:35 PM

Funny Bone

4:17 pm - MotorBug picked one, I picked the other. He got the right bone. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 04:17 PM

Back to School

4:09 pm - It was really a hail mary that I found this one as quickly as I did. Thankfully there was no one around to think we looked suspicious. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 04:09 PM

Tamalpais Watches It All

3:48 pm - We had a nice walk out to this one though it was getting late and we were tired and sunburned.

I found the cache OK, left a highligter and took a BKip card.

We let MotorBug play on the swing for a bit and then we told him it was time to go.

Cool spot. Thanks.

Posted by jeff at 03:48 PM

On the way to Tamalpais Watches It All

3:39 pm - These ones usually get me, but today I must have had my mojo and I spotted it quick. We signed it and headed off for the last in this area. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 03:39 PM

Thar be treasure thar

3:32 pm - Hee hee, I liked this one. You'd expect that this could be more than a micro inside, but I guess not. TNLNSL. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 03:32 PM

No Trespassing Access

3:10 pm - We parked at the mall and took the long way around to the cache. I found it quickly and then we decided to drive to another entrance for the rest. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 03:10 PM


2:44 pm - There were two workers throwing stuff in the dumpster (or maybe taking stuff out? That stuff's probably healthier), so we had to wait to grab the cache.

Afterwards I went in to get a drink and some fries. It's been a long time since I've had this stuff and it's goooood. Thanks.

Posted by jeff at 02:44 PM

Richardson Bay 2

2:26 pm - Wow, that's a nice view. And I'm sure the people that live here don't get lost and drive though the seminary like we did trying to get here. We found the cache OK, admired the view for a minute and headed off TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 02:26 PM

Captain Morgan's Booty

2:05 pm - This was a cool place. We missed the entrance of course so we had to drive back around.

The tide was just low enough to get in there without getting wet though it was a bit slippery in spots. MotorBug found the cache and I took his picture. TNLNSL. Thanks.

Posted by jeff at 02:05 PM

Cache to Eagle #10

1:52 pm - MotorBug and I struggled with this one. Anne finally got bored with sitting in the car, so she came over and read the description. That made me question a certain area and I looked to find it in plain sight. I guess MotorBug was checking this area with his eyes closed again. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 01:52 PM

As the Tide Rolls Away

1:12 pm - We drove close to this one only to find ourselves accosted by valets. No, just driving through, thank you.

We parked a ways away and optimistically put 30 minutes on the meter.

There were a few people at the first stage which made looking tricky. The best one was the little boy who was pointing and helling "Hey" at MotorBug while he was trying to be stealthy.

Later I found the cache and we headed over for a walk. On the way we fed the meter some more. The docks were nice and we found the cache without any trouble. TNLNSL. Thanks!

Posted by jeff at 01:12 PM

Zen and the Art of the Sea Lion

12:39 pm - Sausalito was a busy place today and parking was at a premium. After a few u-turns, it didn't seem possible so idled in front of someone's garage while MotorBug and my better half went for the cache. It looks like they found it. Thanks for the views.
Posted by jeff at 12:39 PM

Tiffany's: An Engaging Place

12:28 pm - Parking was impossible to find up here today, so I idled in a red zone while MotorBug and my better half went for the cache. It didn't take them long. Nice views, thanks.
Posted by jeff at 12:28 PM

The Lady from Shanghai: A LooneyTunes Movie Cache

12:22 pm - Since the restaurant was closed, we didn't mind parking in their lot.

We checked the wrong area first, then got the idea and changed our search. MotorBug got there first, but missed the cache. That's a specialized attachment device alright. The cache was pretty damp inside. TNLNSL. Thanks.

Posted by jeff at 12:22 PM

Cloudview Cache

12:03 pm - These were some crazy roads. I'm glad this isn't my commute. Some of the turns my GPSr wanted me to do just didn't seem possible, so we did a little extra driving. Eventually we got there and I found the cache. Cute area. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 12:03 PM

East Harbor

11:45 am - We couldn't find the guest parking here, so we braved a ticket and parked in a permit spot. It was extra incentive to find the cache quickly.

The houseboats were neat. MotorBug came up with the cache. Nicely done. Thanks.

Posted by jeff at 11:45 AM

Richardson Bay 1

11:24 am - We crawled all around for this one until I read DavidT's log and looked in the obvious spot. There it was! TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 11:24 AM

San Francisco Bay Model

11:17 am - Our priorities were clear at this cache. MotorBug and I honed in on the cache while Anne headed straight for the model. The model was closed, so nuts to her!

I manged to suss out the camo after a few minutes. Nice hide. Thanks!

Posted by jeff at 11:17 AM

They Went Thataway

10:31 am - We stopped at this one with MotorBug, who had already found it.

The gardens were neat and I have never noticed this statue before. While I knew who the statue was of, I couldn't find anything around that actually identified him.

When we got back to our car to leave, I noticed there was something on my roof. It was MotorBug's lunch! Apparently he put it up there and it rode along all the way from Mountain View!


Posted by jeff at 10:31 AM

April 09, 2005

Along the De Anza Trail 9 - Los Altos Hills

6:08 pm - I looked for this one for a while but there was lots of traffic and I felt weird standing here. I was exhausted from a longer than necessary hike in Portola Valley anyway, so I called it a day here.
Posted by jeff at 06:08 PM

Toyon Trail North

5:19 pm - This one took us a while to find because the coordinates were all over the place. We walked right by the first spot, then had to wait out some muggles. Realizing we must be in the wrong place, we went back up the trail and found a spot were my GPSr felt agreeable. TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 05:19 PM

Toyon High Side

4:49 pm - Filed under 'F' for fiascos.

We walked by a clearing on the way down the Toyon trail and this cache was only 200 feet away. I ventured over a bit but couldn't see a trail, so we got back on the trail, figuring it would eventually lead us right to it.

When we were .15 miles away I decided that this couldn't be right, so I stormed back up the hill and looked for a way in. I ended up bushwacking a bit, but I was less than 100 feet away, so I forged on. I ended up climbing through Poison Oak to get within 20 feet and I had no idea where the cache was.

Finally I saw the frickin trail right in front of me. I crawled down through more PO.

I had left Anne back at the clearing and by this time I was gone for a long time. I didn't bother looking for the cache, figuring she was already pissed at me for leaving her there. I ran back up the trail to find her waiting there patiently.

Together we headed back down the trail for my 4th time, then back around to the cache. Thankfully it wasn't hard to find.

Took nothing, left my pride. Thanks.

Posted by jeff at 04:49 PM

Toyon Trail Junction

3:53 pm - This one was kinda confusing to get to. We took a bunch of turns, but finally made our way to the cache. I had the honor of sticking my hand in there to get it. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 03:53 PM

Arroyo Meadow

3:36 pm - What should have happened here was that we walked across the meadow to this one from the other meadow cache. Instead we walked partway across the meadow, up a road, right past another cache, and down a ridculous set of switchbacks back onto the meadow.

Once we took care of the cache, we walked up the meadow again to the exact spot where we left the meadow last time. We were going on circles. At least we got some exercise. Thanks.

Posted by jeff at 03:36 PM

Arroyo Meadow II

3:10 pm - We considered bushwacking, but then found a nice trail up to the meadow. It was an easy find once we got there. TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 03:10 PM

Arroyo Trailside Cache

2:55 pm - No problem on this one. TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 02:55 PM

Bay Laurel Curve

2:41 pm - This was the first cache of the day on these trails. We took the wrong trail at first, so we had to go back. As we got out to the main trail we saw two people coming down the trail. We waited to see who it was and surprisingly it was ProtechCC and chucklesda. Who wouldda thunk? We chatted for a bit and they gave us some tips for the caches ahead.

We found the cache without too much trouble. Some people have been digging in the wrong spot. Thanks!

Posted by jeff at 02:41 PM

Benny Bear

1:49 pm - I recognized this sculpture immediately - yet another bit of knowledge I can attribute to Geocaching. The cache was a quick grab. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 01:49 PM

Along the De Anza Trail 8 - Los Altos

1:42 pm - This was quite a busy intersection. I finally got a break in the traffic (I think) and grabbed the cache. Thanks for continuing the series.
Posted by jeff at 01:42 PM

April 03, 2005

San Cristobal Mine Cache Redux

1:01 pm - This mine is always fun to explore. We shined a flashlight in to see a bit further. Nice camo on the cache, too. TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 01:01 PM

It's a Gas

12:10 pm - We decided to go for a hike with some friends from out of town, so of course I directed their interest to a park with a few caches I hadn't found yet.

On the way in, we went by a group on wildflower tour. I was surprised when one of them knew my name. It was Kenny162. We chatted for a bit and then continued on our hike.

I thought this was going to be at the big metal thing which I though was a gas works, but I was informed was a rotating furnace.

It was easy enough when we got there anyway. I took a calpidder sig item and left uturn #25. Thanks!

Posted by jeff at 12:10 PM

April 02, 2005

Kayak Cache

4:30 pm - I'm pretty sure this one is gone.

Not having a boat, I decided to walk to the cache. I studied the satellite maps and determined that I could at least get pretty darn close. While I have performed a few miracles in finding caches, I can't claim to have walked on water.

Instead, I walked along the abandoned railroad tracks for about 1.5 miles to the bridge. The whole way there I had that "last man on earth" feeling.

Once there I really had to decide how much I wanted this cache. I couldn't see it from on the bridge, so I had to climb down on top of the gate structure, hoping I wouldn't fall into the water even though it was low tide.

While I carefully climbed around, the sea lions nearby watched and mocked me. So getting to the cache is a challenge for me, but It would be pretty darn hard to sign the log book with flippers, now wouldn't it? Now who's better??

I looked all around and couldn't see any cache, so I climbed back up to get some more information. I called mmp to see if he could describe where the cache was. It didn't help that my cell phone reception was spotty. He tried to remember and describe the location while I looked at the bridge from a bunch of different angles. mmp reminded me that there was a picture in the cache description, so I downloaded that to my phone and got a pretty good idea of where I should be looking.

I went to the spot where I think the picture was from and I didn't see the cache. I climbed up onto the pilings again and looked for the cache from above. No luck. I did find quite a bit of rope which didn't seem to be attached to anything on the other end.

After trying again from several angles, I still couldn't see anything at all. At this point I decided that it probably was gone. It has been 5 months since it's been found. I walked back quickly as it was cold and windy out here now.

Posted by jeff at 04:30 PM

Forbidden Bridge?

3:04 pm - Geez, perhaps they should add a few more warnings to this bridge? I get the idea that they don't want you in there. Quick find. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 03:04 PM

Comp your Cache

2:55 pm - I solved this one so long ago I don't have the foggiest idea of how I did it. My coordinates were good though. The cache was very wet inside and I didn't have a baggue with me. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 02:55 PM

Children at Play #2

2:43 pm - I searched the wrong kids at first. It was easily found on my second search. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 02:43 PM

Tamarack Gate

2:18 pm - For some reason I can never find this gate. I parked where I parked last time I was here, which is on May Rd.

The funny thing was that there was a EBRPD sign that said "Meyers Estate Parking" near the end of the road, so I followed it up the open gate of a fire road. That led me to a field of nothing up a hill, so I turned around.

There was anoter gate with cars parked behind it, but since the gate was down, I decided not to go in there. Good thing too - when I got back the gate was locked and all the cars were gone.

The trickiest part about finding the cache was avoiding all the fresh cow patties. I tried to take a different way out and ended up at a dead end with guy playing guitar in the woods.

Anyway, maybe I should park here next time. Thanks.

Posted by jeff at 02:18 PM

Valentine's Day: Love Notes

2:03 pm - I almost crossed the stream, thinking it was necessary to find the cache. Good thing I didn't as it was flowing pretty well today. TNLNSL. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 02:03 PM

Bay Area Backroads, the Puzzle

1:29 pm - This was one of those puzzles where solution was immediately obvious to Anne and I though I understand that it wouldn't be for many people.

I loved the placement! I took the Kablooey cache coin #88 and the goldminers sig item. I left a stencil and uturn #18.

Oh and if the video doesn't play, try downloading that latest version of Windows Media Player.

Posted by jeff at 01:29 PM

Hotel Beacon

1:09 pm - Nice construction on this one! Quick find. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 01:09 PM

A Kick in the Shinn

1:01 pm - Wasn't there a cache in the park across from this place? Anyway, I've never been in here, so it was a nice excuse for a walk inside.

I tried the old coords first then looked up the cache page to see they had been corrected. Didn't take me long to find it near that cool tree. Thanks!

Posted by jeff at 01:01 PM

Virus Alpha 8 - Mt. Umunhum View

Looks like I forgot to log this one! I can prove I was there by the fact that I'm in the picture.
Posted by jeff at 01:00 PM

Ohlone College 101

12:20 pm - I didn't quite take the right path to this one from Tired of the Fremont Drive-bys, so I had to do a little backtracking up the hill. It took me a long time to find. When I did spot it I felt pretty dumb as it was right out in the open. When I opened it, the pencil fell out and into the crevase. I looked for it, but couldn't find it. Sorry. TFTC!
Posted by jeff at 12:20 PM

Tired of the Fremont Drive-by Micro's?

11:52 am - I did some micros in Fremont before this one. By the time I got here, I was just plain tired from all the climing.

I thought I was all the way up when I did Orison Overlook, but I had to go down and the back up for this one. Gotta love those cow trails though - they saved me a lot of elevation change.

I left uturn #15 and took Blanston12 Steve Martin Button #133. Thanks!

Posted by jeff at 11:52 AM

Orisom Overlook

11:27 am - I hadn't been to the parking area at Ohlone College before. I was about to get out of my car when the guy next to me informed me that I parked here I would get a ticket just like he did. The signs were not very obvious. Thanks, random guy!

I missed the entrance to the trail and ended up walking up a drainage canal and then crawling up a gate.

After some big hills, I missed the entrance to the hill from the trail, so I had to crawl under a cattle gate. Then I did it two more times after that because I thought the next caches were back on the trail. Oops.

On my way up the hill I went by some guys on horses doing an honest-to-goodness cattle roundup, complete with "Hee-yaa!"s.

I had no problem spotting the cache and TNLNSL. Thanks for the view.

Posted by jeff at 11:27 AM

Mission District Micro #2

10:36 am - I drove right up to this one too. Good think I've seen lots of these before. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 10:36 AM

Mission District Mini

10:28 am - I had to make a few passes before I found this one. So many possibilities! TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 10:28 AM

Saint Joseph's 36th Birthday Cake

10:20 am - This was a neat old cemetary. I found Otto before I knew what I was looking for and did the simple math. The cache was easy to find as well. I left a calculator. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 10:20 AM

Mission District Micro #1

10:07 am - This one was really stuck in there. I got the log out first and then finally the container. I think the coin fell out and I couldn't find on the ground. TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 10:07 AM


10:01 am - This one took me a while to find. The thing was that it wasn't even hidden all that much, which wasn't what what I was expected.

As I was retreiving a cache, a guy appeared behind me and asked me if I was "collecting bees." I explained to him geocaching to which he responded "people must have a lot of time". I guess I do.

TNLNSL. Thanks.

Posted by jeff at 10:01 AM


9:48 am - This one was very quick - I left the car idling. I left a calculator and took nothing. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 09:48 AM

Haunted DugOut

9:48 am - The owner set me straight on the puzzle, but I couldn't find the cache. Mostly I just couldn't find a way in. I'm not sure I'm supposed to be in there anyway.
Posted by jeff at 09:48 AM

Happy Birthday JoeSpaz #36

9:16 am - Another quick find. I was grateful for only one of these this year.
Posted by jeff at 09:16 AM