July 16, 2006

Burt is Evil

12:00 pm - We had a few hours to kill before our flight back home so we stopped by here for the cache, some history, and the air conditioning. We looked at the planes outside and a bit inside but short of paying $10 to enter the actual museum. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 12:00 PM

July 15, 2006

Pitchin' a Tent

5:51 pm - There were muggles close by, so searching here was tough. Two of them left after we took their picture on the bench together. The hint didn't ring any bells for me, so I did a quick search on my Treo. That helped narrow it down and I found it shortly after. Thanks for the cahe.
Posted by jeff at 05:51 PM

Harbor Light Micro

5:19 pm - 99 degrees - that was the high in Savannah today. Walking around was painful. Thankfully I didn't have to wait long before I found this cache so I could retreat back to some shade. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 05:19 PM

The Echo Chamber

4:47 pm - I didn't get a chance to use the chamber because a number of muggles were trying it out. I definitely wouldn't have it noticed it otherwise. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 04:47 PM

The Cobblestone Factor

4:44 pm - DNF. Pretty darn hot out here today and we just couldn't find it. Cool area though.
Posted by jeff at 04:44 PM

Washington's Neighbors

3:11 pm - We were about to have dinner across the street when I noticed ther was a cache right here. It was a quick one too! Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 03:11 PM

An English Rose by Any Other Name

3:00 pm - Parking was tough here today. We found a spot in the lot right near here, but the other car with us spent enough time trying to find a spot that I was able to do this cache with time to spare. Thanks for the fun.
Posted by jeff at 03:00 PM

My Batteries are not holding up!

12:58 pm - One of the stages of my Bronze and Stone cache in New Hampshire is a statue of Pulaski. Unlike New Hampshire, I had my eye out for gators while making my way to the cache. It was crazy hot out today so I was happy to find it quickly. TNLN. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 12:58 PM

Brooke Rifle Cache

12:21 pm - It sure was a hot day out today. We took advantage of our National Parks pass and did a quick tour of the fort. The moat was cool. It was even living history day so they had special events planned. All the tour guides were dressed in outfits from long ago. We had a good time exploring and found the cache easily too. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 12:21 PM

July 14, 2006

The 'Gator Hole

6:04 pm - We tried this one yesterday, but it was hot and we didn't know where the trail was. I came back today for another try. I parked at the library and walked around before I found something that resembled a trail. Soon I found an actual trail that led me to the cache. TNLN. On the way out I found a much closer and strightforward place to park. Lots of trash, but it made this cache a lot easier. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 06:04 PM


5:18 pm - We did the first stage on a bike ride when we had planned to take a tour of the preserve. It was too buggy and 2 of our party were on rollerblades which wouldn't work on the dirt parts of the trail. So I found the creative first stage and we headed to the second stage. That told me where I needed to be next. A few days later I stopped there. I couldn't find anything after a few laps around. When some of my younger relatives showed up on bikes, I convinced them to help me in exchange for ice cream. Eventually I found it, but then they came screaming around the corner yelling the date I was looking for. They had found it and were looking for me. We all enjoyed our ice cream and then I drove to the last waypoint. I found the cache quickly and TNLN. This was the first time I've seen this kind of attachment device in 3600+ caches! Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 05:18 PM

Voo-doo, Indians, and Tabby

2:07 pm - This was pretty tough for a virtual! The first stage went OK, but I did 3 laps on the second before I found the answer. The third stage had a couple of different answers. I ended up trying a few, but none got me exactly at what I surmised must be the final. Thanks for the tour.
Posted by jeff at 02:07 PM


1:31 pm - We liked the tour of the swamp or lackthereof. We did it kinda backwards so I had to backtrack to the final. I treaded quietly as to not disturb the beehive a few feet away. Nice cache. TNLN. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 01:31 PM

Greetings from Calif. #3: The Not-So-Eternal Flame

I will be there in a few weeks and will replace the log sheet.
Posted by jeff at 01:00 PM

Nesting Place

12:59 pm - The breeze from riding our bikes really helped keep us cool as we rode through the preserve. We only stopped for a few minutes to grab this cache and take in a quick view. The camo seems to be wearing off, making this a pretty easy find. TNLN. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 12:59 PM

July 13, 2006

Audubon Newhall Preserve Trail

11:56 am - I made a quick buzz by this one on my way back to Sea Pines. Speaking of buzzing, I had to move quickly to avoid all the skeeters. TNLN. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 11:56 AM

Jarvis Park

11:35 am - Considering how far away I had parked from Honey Tree, I was surprised that I beat Bob and Mary to this cache. I had found it and I was signing the log when they showed up. TNLN. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 11:35 AM

Honey Tree

11:23 am - As I approached this one I noticed a couple of cachers already searching. I said hello to Bob and Mary and we searched in all different directions. Our signals weren't very consistent so it took a while before Mary spotted it. I TNLN. Bob and Mary headed back to their car which was parked in the opposite direction as mine and way closer. Oh well. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 11:23 AM

Pretty Obvious (PO) Cache

10:59 am - Ah, finally a quick find on Hilton Head! TNLN. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 10:59 AM

Hauling Fish

10:42 am - This was a cool park. The 3rd stage was definitely the hardest, but mostly because of my inability to project a waypoint. The rest of the stages were fine except for the GIANT SPIDER WEBS hanging around. I saw King Kong the night before and the giant spiders were all I could think of. I was looking for a cache at stage 5 and was surprised to find another set of coordinates. I would call this a 6 stage cache. In any case, it was well put together and I enjoyed it. TNLN. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 10:42 AM

July 11, 2006

A Day At The Beach

5:39 pm - We rode our bikes on the beach here from South Beach. What a headwind! The cache was an easy find, but my pen decided not to work so my name is more etched than written. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 05:39 PM

Land's End

5:18 pm - We had some trouble with the first stage as I was looking for something that struck me more as a fish. The hint helped though and we got o our bikes for stage two. Anne's mom found this one. The cache was in an interesting spot. The sand was very soft and fine. Some people were outside at a nearby house overlooking the cache, but I think I managed to grab it without raising their interest. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 05:18 PM

Salty Dog Café WebCam

4:34 pm - I don't think I've ever almost not found a webcam before. If it wasn't for the painted feet I may have never found it! My god, they must make a killing on t-shirts here. You can't go anywhere on the island without seeing one. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 04:34 PM

July 08, 2006

Take A Break in SC

12:09 pm - We had done a whole 15 minutes of driving from Savanna, so it was definitely time for a break! :) While the rest of my family went inside for some tourist information I went for the cache. Quick find. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 12:09 PM

July 04, 2006

I Lost My Marbles

8:57 pm - This was our last cache of the evening before settling down to watch the fireworks. The show was OK. TNLN. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 08:57 PM

Element #6

8:47 pm - This was the third of 4 caches we attempted before watching the Redwood City fireworks display. Thanks for the informative description. The cache was an easy find - perhaps too easy. Caches seem to go missing in this park and I worry about this one. TNLN. Thanks.

Posted by jeff at 08:47 PM

Duck Dock

8:40 pm - We were killing time before the fireworks by doing some caches and this was our second. It was a nice night for a walk. We found the info required and the cache easily. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 08:40 PM

She Sells Sea Shells

8:26 pm - DNF. Not a lot of places to hide one here and we checked all of them. Might be time to check on this one.
Posted by jeff at 08:26 PM

That's STILL Not Natural

5:35 pm - DNF. Looked all around. The GPSr was indecisive so we had to cover a lot of ground. I had a suspicion of the camo, but we didn't find anything today.
Posted by jeff at 05:35 PM

Grizzly Long Flat Ridge

4:50 pm - I've hiked from here a few times. Today it was just a quick stop for the cache. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 04:50 PM

SROSP Trailhead cache

4:36 pm - I've hiked here before and even gone way down to that cache at the bottom. Today it was just a quick park and grab. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 04:36 PM

3 down and 15 to go

4:08 pm - This park is a poison oak haven fer sure. It has some correlation with the fault line I guess. TFTC!
Posted by jeff at 04:08 PM

Franciscan Troll

3:58 pm - Heh, I bet many people won't get the hint, but it's not really needed anyway. Easy enuf find. TNLN. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 03:58 PM

Ancient Russian Trailhead

3:33 pm - Today we parked here for a jaunt in Russian Ridge. I knew about this trailhead and have parked here a few times before. We saved the cache for the and and I found it quickly. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 03:33 PM

The Fabulous Furry Fir

3:22 pm - Whoah, that's pretty mean placing a film can amongst all these trees. I truly felt like I got very lucky when I spotted it. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 03:22 PM

Ancient Oaks

3:14 pm - This was another quick find. TNLN. That's a lot of hardware you've donated to these woods. Thanks for all the ammo boxes!
Posted by jeff at 03:14 PM

0% Camo

2:44 pm - The coords had me a bit away but the cache turned out to be in the first place I looked. TNLN. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 02:44 PM

Ordinance 93-1

2:37 pm - This one was a bit tougher than expected because the sign was gone. I climbed around a bit and found nothing. Finally I turned around to see it lying exposed just up the hill. The cache itself was in fine shape. I signed the log and hid it a bit better behind a log. Then we turned around and headed back up the hill. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 02:37 PM

85% Camo By Frivlas

2:09 pm - This one had 100 percent camo for as much as I was concerned. Easy find though and we TNLN. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 02:09 PM

Russian Runoff

1:55 pm - While grabbing this one I noticed a few good-sized ticks hanging out on my leg. Flicked them off, TNLN and headed on. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 01:55 PM

Coyote's Corner

1:43 pm - This was the turnaround point of our 'loop' through Russian Ridge. I left the Stinger TB and took nothing. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 01:43 PM


1:16 pm - Yeah, it was a good day for a hike out here today. We found the cache quickly and TNLN. Thanks!
Posted by jeff at 01:16 PM

Yerba Buena

12:44 pm - We had never noticed this place before and we were tempted to go explore down the road. We had to fight with the log for a long time to extract it, but eventually it did come. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 12:44 PM


12:20 pm - Yeah, that's what I call driving excitement! Oops, wrong manufacturer.

We first tried to approach directly from the road, but decided to walk the trail instead. Looking up to the road from the bottom, it was totally doable. Oh well.

A short distance from the coordinates I saw something that looked like a container and I scrambled up the hillside to look. It was a car battery. :( We got the real cache OK and TNLN. Thanks!

Posted by jeff at 12:20 PM

July 03, 2006

Bay Area Calibration Point #4

12:28 pm - I remembed to write down about half the information after struggling to get the cache out and trying to prevent people walking by from stepping on my GPSr. Thanks.

1. N37 23.337 W121 59.201
2. Garmin GPSMap 60cs
4. 10
5. 5
8. 150
10. No

Posted by jeff at 12:28 PM

Built Here: The White House

12:03 pm - After grabbing the cache there wasn't anywhere to hide, so I just stood there pretending to be confused by the concept of a crosswalk I guess. Easy find, more so when there aren't any cars waiting at the intersection!
Posted by jeff at 12:03 PM

A Sign Only Micro

11:09 am - With a stick and some stretching I was able to grab the cache. This spot also reminded me that I wanted to check out th Sports Basement across the street. I walked out with a discounted rain jacket which would have been useful on plenty of previous cache hunts. Thanks.
Posted by jeff at 11:09 AM

Cone of Silence

11:03 am - DNF. Too many decoys!
Posted by jeff at 11:03 AM