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2011 In Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 23 trips to carry that many people.

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My 5000th Cache Christmas

T2C hits 5000!

After doing Truckees 1st Power Trail I was 11 caches away from getting my 5000th Cache, BIG BEAR says “lets do it!”   I love caching with him, he caches in the snow with me, at night, 5 star terrain?  That doesn’t stop BIG BEAR, getting 11 caches after an all day run? That doesn’t even come close to stopping him… yes he is a little obsessed with Geocaching, but that’s why I love to cache with him, he is the best Geocaching partner ever, and he is my best friend. BIG BEAR has been there for my 2000th, my 3000th, my 4000th and now my 5000th CACHE!  OK!  LET’S DO IT!

We are on our way back to Susanville from our Christmas Weekend in Tahoe and the Nuvi has the caches from Tahoe to Susanville on it, so we just start with the closest one and go from there!  Stopped and got one that we had missed on the way over, don’t know how we missed it, it was a hubcap and we found it really fast this time, from there each of the caches we did although roadside dash and grabs were actually all unique in the own way.  We grabbed a “Highrise Condo”  very cute, the longest guardrail, another great cache too.  But now it’s time to get serious and find a cool cache to do for my 5000th.  I checked the iPhone for nearby caches and one name stood out: “she thinks we are fishing.”   I liked it, it was an ammo can, published on my daughters birthday, only had one find so far so it was a newly published cache, the cache owner was dizfiz and he was the owner of the power trail that we had just done, so…… it sounded great for a 5000th.  We plugged it into the Nuvi and made our way,  it was a dirt road with snow but nothing to difficult.  Got to where the cache was and did the hike up the hill, it was a good hide, I think we searched for a good 20 minutes for an ammo can? Yep it was tucked in nicely, BIG BEAR yells “I found it but I’m not telling you where! You have to come find it!!  LOL!!  The coords were great and we got it from it’s tucked in spot and stamped the log!!  I had done it!! My 5000th cache!! With my best friend BIG BEAR!!  That was just plain fun!!!

GC38TC6 She thinks were just fishing by Dizfiz

GC25887 The Longest Guard! by sujojeepers

GCJTPT Doyle Graveyard Church by TeamSportScort

GC25882 Lost it on Hwy 395! sujojeepers

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What do you want for Christmas? A Power Trail!

BIG BEAR and I went to Lake Tahoe for Christmas and spent the day finding Virtuals around the Lake Tahoe area. BIG BEAR was checking out the area on the computer the next morning and says there is a Power Trail: GC368DX Truckee ‘s 1st power trail! Love DIZFIZ #1  by Dizfiz close by with 50 caches!  So we headed over that way to see if it was possible.  Wow, we had a blast, yes there was snow and locked gates but if you have a Jeep those are just obstacles that add to the adventure!  Started around 1:30 and finished at 4:30!   Great way to spend Christmas Day with your best friend!

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South Lake Tahoe near "Heavenly Village"

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Rescuing Snow White

BIG BEAR has a series here locally that is know as his “Snow White Series.”  You have to “rescue” Snow White from the 7 Dwarfs which are 7 caches in the series that contain the pieces of the coordinates that once you put them together in the right sequence get you to the location of cache location called Snow White.  I failed to find Snow White, it seems I was about 200 feet off.  One of the Dwarf caches got muggled and so it is missing its numbers and I guessed, but I guessed wrong and I was losing daylight.

I started at 10:30 am and went until 4:30 and still had to make it back to the Jeep.  The terrain wasn’t hard but you did have to manuver through a couple of canyons and the wind was gusting up to what felt like 40 mph at times, so I didn’t want to be finding my way back in the dark.  It was a nice hike though and my finds for the day totaled 20 Caches for the day, with some really nice views of the snow capped mountains of Mt Shasta, Mt Lassen and the Trinity Alps.

The Caches in the Series (Not in order):

GC1NKW1 Teco Mac
GC1NP2E MR. Dice

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Tru2Cntry doing the Snow White Series

English: Lassen Peak reflected in Manzanita Lake

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