Monthly Archives: January 2011
We were down in the Palo Alto area picking up caches and I get a call telling me there is a new series that just got published with 27 caches! Then we got another call from another geocacher with the same good news, well the questions started, where was it, how many again? who put it out? and the plan started forming. Not sure if BIG BEAR. even slept that night, we thought about going home Saturday night but we were all pretty worn out from the bike ride we did.
So do we get up at 3:00 am and go? No…. we slept in till 5:30 or so… packed the Jeep, filled up the tank and headed home. We had to drop Dakotachix off, she was in no way going to do a hike today, the bike ride was enough for her. After we dropped her off we filled the tank again and now we are on our way out to Hogsback Lake to do the Leap Frog Series.
We got the FTF on 20 of the 27 caches, another cacher had gone out at 6:00 that morning and grabbed 7 of the series. It took us 2.5 hours, to grab the caches and another half hour back to the Jeep. We were at the first cache at 11:05 and the last one logged at 1:30.
I had a great time hiking this series with Big Bear, it was a beautiful day to be out doing these caches, we saw some deer and not much else! That is a record for me and BIG BEAR. for the most FTF’s in one day! Thank you to georooks for the Leap Frog Series!
Now home to unpack and make plans for the next adventure!
Alameda Trail – January 22, 2011
This weekend we drove down to Sean’s area, we first met up with Sean when we did the ET Trail. He invited us down to his neck of the woods and showed us a great trail to take our bikes on and do some Geocaching too! Alameda creek runs through Niles canyon and flows to San Francisco Bay ending near the Dumbarton Bridge. Bike trails run along both sides of the creek down for about 10 miles ending at Coyote Hills Regional Park. Had a great time with Big Bear, Dakotachix and Sean this weekend, they are a whole bunch of fun to Geocache with. We did about 60 caches in this area and we will be back to do some more!
A Few of the Caches we did on the Trail
grabbed her 2000th cache today!
The day started out innocently enough, we were meeting up with Sean, he was in our area and we were all going to to some caching in the area. He is working on the #1-#60 Series up on Gilman Road and there were 2 new caches up there that I wanted and Big Bear too. Dakotachix had already gotten the first to find on them earlier this week. So… here we go, meeting up with Sean at the first caches of the day:
Then we headed down to La Moine to pick up some caches there, had a snowball fight, I think Dakotachix lost, it was two against her. 🙂
Sometime on the ride back from LaMoine Dakotachix starts talking about the cache called “Bleeping to the Moon” It is a combination Night Cache/Chirp Cache in which you have to have a Chirp enabled Garmin to get the location. Sean says my Garmin can do a Chirp cache! Well that was all we needed to hear, Dakotachix says Sean I hope you don’t have to be home anytime soon because your being “Geonapped” LOL!! She was calling her brothers to meet us out there and we were on our way to do Bleeping to the Moon!
We got there and started wandering, not really knowing where to go, you have to be within 50 of the signal to get the “Chirp” that downloads the coordinates to your GPS. We wandered around awhile and scratched our heads, then decided to head back to square one, the parking area.
Got back to square one and it was getting dark enough that we got our first clue, you see it really should be dark when your trying to do a night cache. And when we first got there it was still way to light. Ok, now we are starting to see the trail pop out! We are on our way down the trail following the flashlights and Bleeping to the Moon all the way. After a while following the trail sure enough Seans Garmin starts to Chirp the location. Now we have to find the cache. And it was a full Moon. This was a whole bunch of fun for all of us!!