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Mr. Vic

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  1. quote:Originally posted by CourtneyP: I'll remember that. I'll bring some next weekend. Please....no! Will cache for food
  2. quote:Originally posted by CourtneyP: I'll remember that. I'll bring some next weekend. Please....no! Will cache for food
  3. Is the pickle kosher? Will cache for food
  4. I doubt I'll get to this one unless it posts late tomorrow. I have to work early and don't get off until late afternoon. Good luck everyone. -Mark. Will cache for food
  5. I doubt I'll get to this one unless it posts late tomorrow. I have to work early and don't get off until late afternoon. Good luck everyone. -Mark. Will cache for food
  6. quote:I saw that you've tried 6 times to look at the page... Mr. Vic has tried 20 times... Okay, that's embarassing! I didn't know you could view how many times a page was viewed. I'm probably up to 30 by now... Will cache for food
  7. quote:I saw that you've tried 6 times to look at the page... Mr. Vic has tried 20 times... Okay, that's embarassing! I didn't know you could view how many times a page was viewed. I'm probably up to 30 by now... Will cache for food
  8. We missed the last one in Sunol a few months back, so we'll definately try to make this one. -Mark. Will cache for food
  9. We missed the last one in Sunol a few months back, so we'll definately try to make this one. -Mark. Will cache for food
  10. Absolutely! Sounds like a great idea. You might plant a normal cache along with it and the FTF wins the walking stick. -Mark Will cache for food
  11. Absolutely! Sounds like a great idea. You might plant a normal cache along with it and the FTF wins the walking stick. -Mark Will cache for food
  12. Courtney, I am a guy,however I've been hiking the Bay Area hills all of my life and have bought many boots, for me as well as my wife and kids. Merrell, Vasque & Montrail are all good, quality names (I wear Montrails) but can be pricy. Hi-tec is generally a decent boot and good value. There is an outlet in Tracy and Big 5 usually has a model or two on sale. Whatever you buy, look for a boot that will provide ankle support and is not too heavy. A "light hiker" style is good for this area. Some advice on fitting a boot. Try them on in the afternoon. Most people's feet are larger then. Wear the same type of sock(s) that you plan to hike in when you try them on. Make sure your heal is firm, but not tight, in the cup and that your toes have just enough room to wiggle. Once you buy a pair, waterproof it. Not so much to keep your feet dry but to extend the life of the boot. To keep from getting blisters, don't wear cotton socks. Wear either a wool/syntetic blend or a 100% synthetic sock. I usually wear a sock liner as well to wick moisture away. Also, break the boots in by wearing them around the house for a week or two. Finally, this time of year I would recommend short (or spring) gaiters. Lots of stickers out there and the Star Thistles come out at the end of the summer. Just my two cents worth... -Mark. Will cache for food
  13. Courtney, I am a guy,however I've been hiking the Bay Area hills all of my life and have bought many boots, for me as well as my wife and kids. Merrell, Vasque & Montrail are all good, quality names (I wear Montrails) but can be pricy. Hi-tec is generally a decent boot and good value. There is an outlet in Tracy and Big 5 usually has a model or two on sale. Whatever you buy, look for a boot that will provide ankle support and is not too heavy. A "light hiker" style is good for this area. Some advice on fitting a boot. Try them on in the afternoon. Most people's feet are larger then. Wear the same type of sock(s) that you plan to hike in when you try them on. Make sure your heal is firm, but not tight, in the cup and that your toes have just enough room to wiggle. Once you buy a pair, waterproof it. Not so much to keep your feet dry but to extend the life of the boot. To keep from getting blisters, don't wear cotton socks. Wear either a wool/syntetic blend or a 100% synthetic sock. I usually wear a sock liner as well to wick moisture away. Also, break the boots in by wearing them around the house for a week or two. Finally, this time of year I would recommend short (or spring) gaiters. Lots of stickers out there and the Star Thistles come out at the end of the summer. Just my two cents worth... -Mark. Will cache for food
  14. Shave the beard and lose the glasses and I'm a dead ringer for Fred Flintstone. Will cache for food
  15. Hey! A free source for waterproof containers! Will cache for food
  16. quote:Originally posted by fizzymagic:
  17. quote:Originally posted by phantom: ...yep, you gotta be cool when Geocaching. Hey, at least we look cooler than the guys on the beach with the metal detectors! I hope... Will cache for food
  18. quote:Originally posted by phantom: ...yep, you gotta be cool when Geocaching. Hey, at least we look cooler than the guys on the beach with the metal detectors! I hope... Will cache for food
  19. quote:Originally posted by fizzymagic:Is it fun to do this time of year? We have basically decided to wait for better weather to do more in Las Trampas, for example. And is it better than the original Stumped? I think it's fun to do this time of year, as long as the temperature is under 85 degrees. I also wear spring gaiters to keep the stickers out of my socks. (REI $22) The original was harder for me (took me two trys) but this one is funnier and just as clever. It's less than two miles from the parking lot and all but the last quarter mile is flat. -Mark. Will cache for food
  20. If you get out to Briones while visiting your parents, don't miss the "Stumped Again!" cache. It's one of my favorites and very unique. -Mark. Will cache for food
  21. Sounds like the pair I have. They're a must this time of year. They also work great at keeping the socks clean from trail dust! -Mark. Will cache for food
  22. Sounds like the pair I have. They're a must this time of year. They also work great at keeping the socks clean from trail dust! -Mark. Will cache for food
  23. quote:Originally posted by SuperGenius: Just wondering how do you folks afford the houses around here. Haven't figured that one out yet. We rent. But better to be poor here than rich somewhere else. Will cache for food
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