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  1. We are so very sorry for your loss, and we agree that you were fortunate to have her with you all those wonderful years. May she rest in peace.


    RIP GEO-K9-Betsy! TB - M9MEE9




    Betsy suffered a ruptured Hemangiosarcoma vascular tumor on her liver early Tuesday 4/2/13, and passed away within a few hours. There were no prior indications that this was her fate.


    She always enjoyed the hikes, events and campouts - Meeting new cachers and dogs. She was a rescue Shepard from a high kill Los Angeles shelter and spent almost a year at a veterinarian office in foster care, as no one wanted to adopt her.


    We were very fortunate to have her for 8 short years.






    Very Sorry to hear of your loss. She is hunting geocaches with all her friends in the happy hunting grounds.

  2. Very sad news to report....




    GRUBERT, CARL ERNEST 1942 to 2011 Born in Illinois. Family moved to San Diego in 1949 where Carl remained until his death. He married Stella Elena in 1964. Two children were born of their union. Carl served proudly in the military. He worked over 33 years for Pac Bell, never missing a day of work due to illness, and completed his college education during that time. Carl started at Pac Bell as a linesman and worked his way up to engineer, while going to school and raising a family. Carl was a fitness fanatic before a "healthy life style" became popular. He was known for his incredible endurance in running, biking, hiking, fishing, and geocaching, etc. Anything that involved physical activity. Carl just finished his last marathon, crossing the finish line in Heaven. Carl is survived by his beloved wife, Stella; son, Carl (Ashley); daughter, Laura (Jim); sister, Carleen (George), and two grandchildren, Joseph Street and Ariel Grubert, and large extended family. Memorial services will be held on March 26, 2011 at Del Cerro Baptist Church, 5512 Pennsylvania Lane, La Mesa, California, beginning at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of floral arrangements, please send donations to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association .


    He was a super nice guy full of energy. Rest in peace, Carl.


    We had met Carl when we first started geocaching...He respectfully beat us to one of our first FTF attempts...There he was bent over looking in the bushes...Up he stood and his smile captivated us....We didn't participate in the MTRP war games but watched in awe as he and others out did one another....The cache hidden in the storm drain under Navajo had his name on it....We will miss him for a short time...So glad that his finish line was victorious!


    Sorry to hear that Carl has left us. We hope that he enjoys his newest adventure in heaven. He was an incredible man and we thank him for all his contributions to our community. Rest in peace Carl. We will miss you!

  3. Howdy all,


    salivating over the new Garmin GPSMap 62s has led us to put one on hold at REI. Dillon Mom says we have to sell the GPSMAP 60cs to help with the purchase. We have the City Select Streets for North America that is unlocked for that gps and Garmin topo maps also for it as well. if you are interested in a great gps, drop us an email or if you know the life line give a call.

  4. Howdy all! the teachers of sweetwater are on break finally!!! Whooo HOoo!. Was planning on riding the Highway 54 bike path tomorrow as well as the otay river valley near palm ave and HWY 5 and if time permits the Strand. Anyone intereted? Heading down around 8am ish to drop off Miranda at school. Have to pick her up at 3:10pm. Any takers? i can carry 4 bikes on the bike rack or in the truck. drop an email and will give phone number to coordinate.

  5. 9am to 11:30am is my favorite time to geocache. where do you want to go? have you done pt. loma area?duncan's caches and a couple of u2u as well as puzzles? Balboa park? mission bay area? perhaps a trip through allied gardens to lake murray?


    drop me a line and i'll send phone number. i should be up by 7am and getting geared up to take on u2u.

  6. Had an email from Sara of Oakcoins (Geoswag.com) syaing that these are in the pre-sale phase and will be available to the public soon...i have 12 of each color to trade for other coins. they have not been unwrapped or activated.

  7. I ordered a couple of San Francisco versions....


    But you forgot to erase/doctor the tracking#s in the photos so they can't be virtually logged. Never mind you just did.


    See...it's been a long time since we were here.....thought about the numbers while eating dinner. came back and "erased" the numbers. thanks for watching out for us.

  8. Howdy All,


    been a long time since we were in this forum. finally did a little designing for fun. developed the I-80 geocoin out of a question in the California Geocoin forum. Well....here it is!!!!! You'll have to contact Oakcoins about obtaining this one. i have a few available for trade/sale.



    • 2 coins in the set.
    • one coin has washington bridge in new york and a jeep with I80 sign for CA
    • one coins has san francisco bay bridge and a taxi cab with I80 sign for New Jersey.
    • if you combine both coins, around the edges are the states I-80 goes through on its way coast to coast. When you link them, the signs and bridges match up correctly.
    • Trackable on geocaching.com


    Below are the two coins matched together in the correct order. there are 2 types of finishes.



  9. I f anyone is interested, Dillon Dad will be biking the Strand in Coronado tomorrow. Have to pick up the new caches there. on the list are the 3 Schools, Walk the Line, and Ned Ryerson puzzles. I will be starting around 8am and plan to finish before 1:30. Drop a line if interested.

  10. OK, I am guessing that it would not be a good thing to take my 7 year old son on on the Forbidden Forest. Is there anyone on Monday night that would like to do that one with me?


    we took a 4, 5, 8 and 10 year old on that at night. it was grand!

  11. Ok, my trip is confirmed so I Just need to book the travel.


    Is anybody confirmed to do the Mission Trail hike?


    I would likely be coming in Sat night so I'm available anytime on Sunday. Meetings aren't until Monday so I have all day to play!


    (I may drive out to Imperial County Sat evening to pick up a cache in that county. Likely just the easiest one I can find once I cross the county line as I try to pick off California counties)


    I was going up to Oceanside on Sunday morning to do those two events and some of the caches in the park. If you are interested in a late afternoon/early evening hike into MTRP, I still have to find the Adrenaline cache {snakes should be just getting up about that time :) } and would be willing to go up and over one or both of the Fortunas with whoever wants to go.


    that's a lotta steps up south fortuna to get to that cache. however, 10pm was a great time to find that one. great view of the gorge and had full moonlight.

  12. Would anyone be interested in a night hike either the 27th or 28th. The nearly-full moon will be up when the sun goes down, so there will be lots of light after dark. The westernmost caches on this Bookmark List, where there are lots of odd and wonderful rock formations, would be great to do in moonlight. ;)

    I'm in, just let me know which night so I can make work arangements ;) .

    Just bumping this to see who thinks they wants to make the hike, and which night they can make it?


    What time works well for everyone? It starts to cool off out here after 4:00 p.m. On Saturday night, the sun will go down about 7:50, and on that night, I think the moon will be coming up close to the same time the sun sets. It should be a beautiful moonrise! :D

    If this goes off on the 28th then I am up for it. Can't make it if happens on the 27th. I hate it when work interferes with the more enjoyable parts of life.

    Like the daytime and the nighttime? :mad:


    why hike it??? can't ya drive it in a 4x4?? ;)

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