- Island 7: East Brother Light Station by LooneyTunes, 07dec2002 1pm
I love this area.
Too bad so much of it is behind fences, I would have liked to take
I did, however, have a nice lunch at the cafe at the end of the road.
Left a velociraptor coin, took a Mexican 50 centavos piece.
- Berzerkley Superman by georgeandmary, 25nov2002 11pm
Once I got the clue it was an easy find.
I had to bike around the block before replacing it, though, cause an
aggressive panhandler was watching me very closely.
- Hidden Presence, 25nov2002 9am
A fairly easy cache in Berkeley's Aquatic Park.
- Berkeley Hills Sketchbook by Team PaulWhy, 24nov2002 2pm
An easy find.
As others have mentioned, the paint is flaking off the top; however, with
the rainy season approaching, the bushes and grass should grow enough
to hide the box better.
I only know how to draw one thing, a cartoon dog, so I drew that.
- El Toyonal, 11nov2002 2pm
Another fairly easy cache in the Berkeley hills.
- bell weather boat by Catherine, Jonathan, Jessie, Jeremy, Vicky, Charly, 01sep2002 4pm
Definitely would not have found this one without the hint, it's nearly
Good hiding place!
Left a stegosaurus coin, took some Wisconsin Classic pasteurized process
cheese spread with bleu cheese, which I promptly ate.
- Angel Island Retreat by Sierra Club Web Team, 01sep2002 1pm
Found this one without using the GPS, since it was lying open outside
the hiding place.
See before & after photos (warning, spoilers).
This cache may be too easy to find, perhaps it should be relocated
a little further off the main road.
Left an apatosaurus coin, took a carved wooden tiki head by nonsensical.com.
- Stock Market CrACHE in Twin Peaks by lost_bracelet, 24aug2002 7pm
In the middle of a gale of fog making everything drippy wet, I had
to wander around for a while to figure out which patch of brush had
the cache in it.
I should have remembered the standard geocaching trick: look for
the packed-down spot where all the previous geocachers sat down
to trade goodies.
Left a plastic bunny squeeze toy, and ate a toffee.
- CityCache1_V2 by Scott Hassan, 24aug2002 6:45pm
At the top of the hill there was a gale of fog blowing, but the few feet down
to the cache was enough to provide some shelter.
Even so, I didn't stay up here any longer than necessary.
Took a soccer coin, left a tarantula sliding puzzle.
- Aloha Forest? Here? by Toxic, 24aug2002 6pm
Foggy and dripping wet up here today.
I slipped and fell on my butt going down the little trail to the cache,
but no damage.
Took a green whistle, left an allosaurus.
- It's Sew BIG! by MAP, 24aug2002 5pm
Nice little trail here, and I think I found the spot mentioned in the
hint, but I didn't find the cache.
- The Photographer's Cache V by Markwell, 24aug2002 4pm
The request was for 710 Ashbury Street, former abode of some musical group.
The weather was foggy, which is not what you want for photographing
colorful Victorians, but I think the shots came out ok after a little
- KLANDVIA, 11aug2002 7pm
Placed an easy cache in the Berkeley hills.
- SF-51C, 28jul2002 3pm
Re-visited SF-51C to swap cameras.
In the cache description I suggested banging on the metal dome over the cache
in case a rattlesnake was inside.
Well I followed my own advice, and dang if I didn't see a little snake
tail whipping out from under the dome.
I lifted it, and a beautiful garter snake zoomed off into the bushes.
I managed to get a picture before it disappeared.
Then I settled down to swap the cameras, only I couldn't find the old camera!
Dunno what happened to it, maybe someone else took it in to be developed.
Anyway, there's a fresh camera in the cache, and perhaps the pix from the
old camera will turn up.
Oh, and I took a golf ball.
- Leona Seilbahn, 20jul2002 3pm
Placed a cache in the Oakland hills.
- SFO Mini 2 by AAflyR, 07jul2002 2:30pm
The new SFO Mini is perfect, you can search for and retrieve the coin
in the middle of a crowd of tourists and no one will suspect anything.
It took me little while to find because there are, uh, eight possible
locations and I didn't find it until the fifth.
And I was being very nonchalant, which takes time you know.
But on the fifth try, there it was!
- Say Hey! by EmptyP, 07jul2002 1pm
Coordinates were spot on.
After logging the visit I took some pictures of the nearby Guzzler.
- Oakland Mole by bthomas, 05jul2002 2pm
Looked for half an hour, didn't find it darnit.
This is a great area to wander around though.
There were a couple of old UP railcars ("Stanford" and "Sunset")
on the siding next to 7th St., attended by a couple of security guards.
Must have been someone having a party.
- New Stinky by Chris Juricache, 05jul2002 1pm
Finally found this one, on like my fifth try (not all logged).
This time the coordinates were dead on.
Left a UC Berkeley "Crime Biter" badge from Volcanic Labyrinths;
took a plastic squeeze bunny.
- I'm Stuck Cache by Just a Short Walk, 15jun2002 10am
Found this while in Monterey for the Usenix convention.
The cache was only 350 feet from the conference center!
Nice hiding job.
The box is a little full, maybe bring smaller coins.
Took a generic quarter and an Indian 5 rupee coin; left a South
Carolina quarter and a nickel I found this morning.
- Sniff / Safe Deposit, 01jun2002 4pm
Since Sniff has gone a few months without being plundered, I added some
more interesting items to it, including a camera.
- New Stinky by Chris Juricache, 17may2002 7pm
With the clue and Chris's slightly revised coordinates, I still didn't
The center of my GPS's wanderings seemed to be the pictured triangular rock.
- New Stinky by Chris Juricache, 15may2002 7pm
Tried this one cold, without looking at the photos or hint.
Looked under a lot of things in the area, but no joy.
I checked GPS accuracy on the nearby old Stinky site and it was 50 feet off,
so maybe it was just a bad GPS evening.
Since it's only a half mile from my house, I'll try again soon.
- The Short and Winding Road by surfcal, 05may2002 5pm
A great spot, off the usual tourist trails.
I had been up here once before at night, on a drunken sliding expedition.
It's nicer in the daylight.
Left a clear yellow faceted superball, took a bunch of euro coins.
- Star Gazer by Buzbon, 20apr2002 7pm
Wow, this is a great park which I'd never been to before!
Very bike-friendly, too.
The GPS was jumping around in 90-foot increments, but I still managed
to find the cache fairly easily by using my head.
Took/left nothing, then continued riding down the beautiful trail.
- In The Rocks by Aaron, Richard, and Diane, 20apr2002 5pm
Very nice rocks!
Took a tin of little chocolate candies, left a small black pocketknife.
- Can't Get There From Here, 20apr2002 4pm
Placed a cache in the Oakland hills.
- Berkeley Pedestrian Bridge by Chris Juricache, 13apr2002 3pm
At last, the real Berkeley Pedestrian Bridge cache!
As soon as I saw it on the web site I zoomed over to snag it.
There aren't really that many places to hide something near this
bridge, it's kind of seamless.
Chris picked a reasonable spot.
I didn't take anything, although I leafed through some of the comix.
Left a blue anodized mini-carabiner.
- Meadow Muffin by Choberiba, 30mar2002 5pm
I guess I took the long route, spiralling around clockwise from below.
Took a Red Devil fireworks POG, left a rainbow star mini-slinky..
If you go east about 100 feet to the top of the hill, you can find
the "CITY OF RICHMOND / BELGUM TRIANGULATION STATION".
- Risu no Uchi by Choberiba, 23mar2002 4pm
Nice hiding place.
However, there is indeed poison oak sprouting up all around the area.
Took a Mike Wazowski wind-up figure, left a large scarlet rubber die.
- Four Color Cache by Chris Juricache, 23mar2002 3pm
No joy on stage two.
Very bad GPS juju - it said I was within 3 feet of the cache at six
widely separated locations.
- PLAIN SIGHT by ca_surveyor, 08mar2002 5pm
Snagged stage two.
Very cleverly hidden!
- Mission Clay Tile Works, 08mar2002 3pm
Placed a cache at an old brickyard in Niles Canyon.
- ETREXABLE 118 Bike Ohlone Greenway by Etrexably Me, 06mar2002 2pm
At the request of Stan&Ruth, I visited to check if this cachoon is
I left a Morph's Outpost sticker instead, but basically this cache should
- XIII, 02mar2002 3pm
Placed a fairly difficult mini-cache near Lake Temescal.
- Sniff / Safe Deposit, 22feb2002 4pm
Placed a new ammo box at Sniff / Safe Deposit.
- PLAIN SIGHT by ca_surveyor, 20feb2002 3pm
Using the first-level clue on ca_surveyor's web site I was able to find
the correct brass disk for stage one.
Very nice hiding spot!
Now to get the obscured decimals via email, and then on to stage two.
- A Hole In The Air, 20feb2002 2pm
Placed a cache down near the Port of Oakland.
- Four Color Cache by Chris Juricache, 12feb2002 4pm
I snagged stage one of Four Color on my way home from prepping a new cache
of my own.
Didn't have time to go for stage two today.
Hmm, where is it...
I think it's in a spot where I wanted to put a cache! :-)
- Hole In One, 10feb2002 4pm
Opened my 2002 Geocaching season by placing an easy cache in the Berkeley hills.
- PLAIN SIGHT by ca_surveyor, 08feb2002 4pm
Like Chris I found a brass disk but it was two or three times larger than
what was described, and not helpful. ?
- Ex Libris by LooneyTunes, 08feb2002 3pm
After my previous unsuccessful search for Ex Libris, LooneyTunes went
to check on it and assures me it's still there, and that I was looking
in the right place.
I looked again and still found nothing!
- YABA Treasure Hunt Hint #2 by Alexandra Fiona Dixon, 08feb2002 2:15pm
The cache is in fine condition.
Took a shinier Asian 10-something coin; left a Lotto scratcher that
I won using a scratcher found in the GPS poker game at Two Two Two.
- Sounds of the Bay by shirleymac, 08feb2002 2pm
One of my favorite spots.
The container had wet sand on its top, which I rinsed off, and a little water
I'm guessing it gets splashed at high tide.
Took a picture and an Asian 10-something coin; left a metallic-blue
- SFO Mini by AAflyR, 08feb2002 11:30am
Very clever hiding place.
No way would I have found it without the clue.
Even with the clue I was looking right at the spot and didn't see anything.
I didn't have any goodies small enough to fit, so I'll return another time
with a pin or foreign coin to trade.
- Two Two Two by blscearce & Choberiba, 02feb2002 1pm
A nice meeting cache in a wonderful park that I don't get to often enough.
- Ex Libris by LooneyTunes, 31jan2002 7pm
I didn't find anything between 526.6 and 526.8.
The area looked appropriate though.
Perhaps a vigilant yvoenevna spotted and removed the cache?
By the way, assuming I'm not totally off in where the cache should be,
I make the coordinates more like N 37 46.736 W 122 24.952.
- Tilden Cleft by Chris JuriCACHE, 20jan2002 3pm
I think the vegetation right next to the trail is poison oak, though.
I could be wrong, it's hard to identify in the winter.
I left a Space Songs CD and took two arcade tokens.
If you take the trail to the south, at the highest point there's a nice
N 37.894052 W 122.23462 or so.
- No eGrets by Choberiba, 12jan2002 11pm
I happened to see that Choberiba had moved and renamed Surface Tension earlier
today, so I biked over and bagged it after dark.
The box was too small to hold the Space Songs CD I wanted to leave, so I
just left a penny that I found near Bette's on the way over.