May 30, 2006

Anniversary Cache

2:38 pm - Hey, it's another cache. We grabbed this one on our drive back to the Bay Area. We've been happily married for 5 years now. TNLN. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 02:38 PM

Kolly Wobbels #16 Beautiful Passage

1:27 pm - It probably would have been a good idea to read the description on this one before we did the long hike up to here. It was a lot of fun though and we got to hike through the snow, even if there wasn't a cache at the end. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 01:27 PM

The 90 Foot Cache

12:06 pm - That's a pretty nice view from up here. I messed up my foot hiking here a couple of years ago and it still hurts every once in a while. TNLN. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 12:06 PM


10:57 am - This was another quick stop on the way home. We had to be stealthy, but found it OK. TNLN. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 10:57 AM

Lakeview For You

10:37 am - This was a quick stop on our way home from South Lake Tahoe. We enjoyed the tiles. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 10:37 AM

May 29, 2006

Thunder & Lightening at Sugarpine

7:47 pm - We were tired from a long day of caching, but we needed to finish this one up since we had found the first stage. That's a pretty cool lightning strike. Thanks for the cache.
Posted by jeff at 07:47 PM

Intro to Dendro III: Calocedrus decurrens

7:34 pm - After wandering around in this park for a couple hours, we were ready to get out here, but we couldn't skip a cache. I followed my GPS down the trail, then off the trail (making everyone follow me into the brush) and then back onto the trail where I found the cache. TNLN. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 07:34 PM

The World's Highest Working Lighthouse

7:13 pm - A bit unimpressive as far as lighthouses go (where's the house?), but an interesting cache. Anne volunteered to get wet to grab this one while we all snickered. I at least was able to direct her to where I thought it was, and I was right. Thanks for the fun.
Posted by jeff at 07:13 PM

See Der Inside

6:53 pm - The four of us searched for this one for quite a long time. I'd definitely call this one a micro instead of a regular (though a regular could easily be put here). I'm still amazed that I ever found it.
Posted by jeff at 06:53 PM

Campy Caching

6:06 pm - My GPS was sending me in circles, be we found it after a while. TNLN. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 06:06 PM

Bear Grub

5:58 pm - This one was a pretty quick find for me as I tried to ignore the dogs. TNLN. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 05:58 PM

Kim's Overlook

5:49 pm - Wow, that is a great view from up here! We took the hard way up, scrambling up the steep side. After finding the cache, we found an easier way down which could have been even easier if we followed it better. TNLN. Thanks for the adventure!
Posted by jeff at 05:49 PM

Mile Marker # 71

4:49 pm - We searched all over for this one until my Dad finally came up with it. Good deal. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 04:49 PM

All Shapes & Sizes II

4:35 pm - I was here a few years ago before all this construction was completed. This place sure has changed a lot. We tried to be stealthy looking for the cache, especially from a couple looking our way much too often. There was a reason for that - they had the cache and they were trying to replace it! We got the cache handoff from DeutschersinNV and put it back where we had looked before. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 04:35 PM

Part-Time Girlfriend

4:03 pm - This is a bit of precarious spot with all the traffic, but we found it OK. My Dad took a spill, but only got a scrape. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 04:03 PM

Carnelian Cache

3:45 pm - After driving up some interesting roads, we had a nice walk up to this cache. TNLN. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 03:45 PM

Go Tahoe

2:55 pm - This cache is in great condition. We stopped and chatted for a while about the Ponderosa Ranch and its future. I rescued the Little Sadie TB to bring her on further adventures. Also picked up a cool brochure for an official Nevada state tourism geocache. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 02:55 PM

Ponderosa Ranch Relic

2:43 pm - My parents were disappointed that the ranch was closed, but we peeked at what we could see and got a good picture of the shoveler. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 02:43 PM

Memorial Point Scenic Overlook

2:21 pm - That's a pretty easy virtual and great excuse to get out of the car and stretch my sore legs. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 02:21 PM

I & L Anniversary Cache

1:53 pm - Thanks for the cache and the good hint. TNLN.
Posted by jeff at 01:53 PM

Logan Shoals Vista Point

1:37 pm - That's a great view from here and a nice stop for my first Nevada cache. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 01:37 PM

May 28, 2006

Royal Cascade

2:08 pm - We enjoyed the short walk here after a big brunch at the Ahwanee. There was someone freeclimbing the wall which was pretty cool. I didn't quite get all the answers right, but enough to prove I was there though. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 02:08 PM

The Indian Caves of Yosemite

11:43 am - This one turned out to be a bit harder than we expected. After finding several "false" caves and crawling all over the place, we found the correct trail and the correct cave. In the process we lost my parents and had to split up and recover a lot of ground to find them. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 11:43 AM

A Bridge in Yosemite NP

10:34 am - We had a nice walk from here and thankfully a much shorter one than Nevada falls the day before. I was quite sore from that one. As we crossed the bridge a deer walked right past us. At least it wasn't a bear. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 10:34 AM

Out of the Darkness, into Yosemite Valley!

9:38 am - This was our second pass through here on our vacation. This time it wasn't too dark to stop! We checked out the view and watched some wedding pictures being taken. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 09:38 AM

May 27, 2006

Yosemite's Wonders

8:25 pm - We drove past here earlier in the day and the rangers has just closed the road to Glacier Point due to snow. Indeed it had been hailing off and on all day. We went to Wawona to see the see the trees for a while. On the way back the road was open again so we quickly headed up the road to arrive at the point at dusk. Amazing views. You can't really appreciate how big Half Dome is from the valley floor.

Nearby there was a rented RV all smashed on the rear passenger side. Oops, I guess they're not getting their deposit back!

Posted by jeff at 08:25 PM

Welcome To Yosemite

6:37 pm - After checking out Wiwona, we made a quick stop of this one. Hey, an actual real physical cache! Thanks for the quick find.
Posted by jeff at 06:37 PM

The Best Hike in Yosemite Valley

1:18 pm - Well, it only looked like half a mile from vernal falls and I took a quick read of the description and decided to go for it. My parents were waiting down below, but they said to go ahead.

It turned out to be much longer than a half-mile jaunt of course. Going up those stairs was painful. Near the top it was snowing - not from the sky, but from the mist off the waterfall freezing and blowing around.

My legs were really sore for days after that hike. Stairs were quite painful, but I enjoyed the cache and hike nonetheless. Thanks!

Posted by jeff at 01:18 PM

Mist Trail Cache

12:14 pm - I was very happy that I remembered a raincoat. The wind was blowing and it was easy to get soaked. Those stairs were painful in both directions. We took a well-deserved break one we arrived at the top, joining dozens of others drying out in the sun. Thanks for the hike!
Posted by jeff at 12:14 PM

Sierra Point

10:48 am - This was a really fun adventure. We broke off from my parents for a quick jaunt up the hill. After much scrambling we found the right trail and followed it up and up. The 360 degree view from the top was amazing.

On the way down we met some people who worked down in the village and asked us how we knew to come up here. Thanks!

Posted by jeff at 10:48 AM

Split Rock: An Investigation

10:01 am - This was near the beginning of what became a very long hike. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to pick out the right rock, but then it was obvious. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 10:01 AM

A Happy Place

9:52 am - We were just getting started on our hike up to Nevada Falls. I stole a few minutes to find this interesting area. My feet were definitely happier when I found this cache than when I passed by on the way back. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 09:52 AM

May 26, 2006

The Highest Leaping Waterfall in the World

8:56 pm - This was the first cache we happened at when we arrived in the park. Unfortunately I didn't realize it until after I got back to the car and my GPS! I got most of the answers right though and confirmed my find. Thanks for one of many.
Posted by jeff at 08:56 PM

May 08, 2006

Ling The Lang/Buzzcocks II

7:16 pm - Well I hope you feel better now after THAT description. I notice you're just a few shy of 5000 finds and 500 hides. It was a pretty easy find. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 07:16 PM

Monta Loma

7:00 pm - I was upset that I missed secret path to this one as I had take it before to find a different cache. Oh well, thanks for the cache and walk.
Posted by jeff at 07:00 PM

Vanishing Breed

6:44 pm - Ah, so this is the infamous batecter cache! A belated welcome back to leaderboard to you, sir. Thanks for the quick one.
Posted by jeff at 06:44 PM


6:37 pm - I wandered back and forth a bit until I found the right spot. Interesting placement. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 06:37 PM

Traffic Patterns

6:19 pm - What an interesting installation. The cache wasn't too hard either. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 06:19 PM

May 07, 2006

Burrowing Owls

6:09 pm - Yes, definitely a nice walk. Quick find, too. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 06:09 PM

Stevens Creek Marsh

6:00 pm - You know, I can't recall getting all the way out here before. It was a nice evening for a walk. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 06:00 PM

Element #2

5:45 pm - I was happy that I guessed correctly on the side of the creek to approach this one from. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 05:45 PM

Charleston Stormpumps

5:32 pm - We nearly stumbled on this one. TNLNSL. Thanks for the big ammo box.
Posted by jeff at 05:32 PM

GeoBeads #10 - Star Light, Star Bright

1:00 pm - There was much swing activity going on here this afternoon, but I was able to grab it anyway. Thanks for continuing the series!
Posted by jeff at 01:00 PM

May 06, 2006

Going Native

3:54 pm - That's a nice little garden. Once I determined I didn't need to walk into someone's driveway I found the cache. TNLNSL. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 03:54 PM

Heart Shaped Peg

3:32 pm - Hazards at this cache incude: feces, the drop to the creek, broken glass, stinging plants and off-leash dogs named "Julie". I enjoyed the cache regardless. TNLNSL. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 03:32 PM

Rocket Pencil Cache

3:20 pm - I interpreted the hint correctly and found the cache in the first place I looked. Hooray! TFTC.
Posted by jeff at 03:20 PM

Pirate Creek

3:04 pm - I just fumbled around until I got hand on it. There we go. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 03:04 PM

Knights Bridge Cache

2:55 pm - Following the clues I found this one faster than I thought I would. TNLNSL. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 02:55 PM

Big Sign Little Cache

2:43 pm - I didn't even need the GPS for this one. Went to the place where the title indicated and there it was. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 02:43 PM


2:35 pm - Yup, that was a quick one. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 02:35 PM

After the Fall

2:27 pm - I searched for a few minutes and found the cache. With the log in my hand, a Milpitas turned around right in front of me and didn't even ask what I was doing in this odd place. TFTC.
Posted by jeff at 02:27 PM

Special camo cache

2:17 pm - I saw something suspicious right away when I got here. Yup, that the cache. Well done. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 02:17 PM

Little Black Micro

1:55 pm - I got a preemptive hint on this one and it was useful. I could have been looking for a long time for this one. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 01:55 PM

My noontime walking route.... #1

1:43 pm - I arrived and disturbed a large pigeon flock hanging out over here. The cache was well-constructed. TNLNSL. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 01:43 PM

James Lick

1:31 pm - Wow, it's been a long time since I've been to this park. I should have just trusted my instincts in looking for the cache as it was right where I thought it would be. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 01:31 PM

River here, River there

1:15 pm - I walked down here while waiting for the nearby playground to clear out. It took me a few minutes to recognize this as the place where VTA Quiz was. Boy, this area sure has changed. I found it alright, though it is pretty visible. TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 01:15 PM

Thamien Park

12:58 pm - A Lil Devil cache in the middle of a playground? For shame! Too many little muggles around for me to look today.
Posted by jeff at 12:58 PM

Biff Tannen

12:49 pm - OK, now you're making me want to rewatch these movies. After looking for a few minutes, I got luck and spotted it. TNLNSL. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 12:49 PM

Doctor Emmett Brown

12:39 pm - Hey, anyone want to buy Flux Capacitor? (visit link)

TNLNSL. Thanks!

Posted by jeff at 12:39 PM

Tasmanian Devil

12:33 pm - Ah, an easy one. Found it right away. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 12:33 PM

SC Fire - Stars and Stripes

12:24 pm - This one took me a long time to find. It's not very obvious and there's no indication in the logs about what kind of container. Reading through the older logs, I looked down and saw it. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 12:24 PM

Santa Clara PAL BMX

11:58 am - Nice camo on this one! Found it quickly. TNLNSL. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 11:58 AM

Road to Nowhere?

11:47 am - The whole way down the trail I had that Talking Heads song running through my head. It was interesting to see all the junkyard junk down there. I had no problem finding the cache. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 11:47 AM