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Hellolost

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  1. Aren't they the same thing but with a different look? One is a tag attached to something and one is just the coin. I got myself all confused as I was reading so I figure I would just ask the experts lol THANKS
  2. Saz and I did it again! We went back to that cache we hadn't found on Wednesday. The one with the a** bush. This time we found it!!! It is funny how finding a cache that you have previously not found makes you proud while at the same time makes you feel like an idiot lol We next set off with the intention of starting at a beautiful park with a creek running through it. There were two caches along a trail.. well actually there were three but because I am not a premium member (yet) I couldn't see one. We hopped out of the truck and walked along this wonderful trail filled with flowers. And different beautiful trees. We had a great time. We did run across a few punk children on the trail who barked at us and made me want to turn them over my knee and spank the hell out of them. I hate punk children. I really should have started chasing after them just to scare them lol.... After some searching I found the first container. We logged our find and continued on our way to the second container. What a wonderful walk! I found the second container and we pawed through the stuff and I found a GREAT patch that said Geocachers of the Bay Area. Which of course reminded me that I need to join them!!! After leaving the trail back to the car we came across a herd? Gaggle? of geese with their babies. There must have been at least 20 babies of various sizes. We stood there for a while and watched. We hopped back in the car and started to pull out when we noticed the coordinates for the next one were for right in the park. We pulled back into the parking space and walked to where the cache was suppose to be. We searched and searched and never found the darn thing > grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr We hopped back in the car and were off to the next hide. This was a hide on private property. It was one of the best caches we have run across yet. Tacked to a utility wall was a bird house that said it was a cache. However we couldn't open it because it had a lock on it. It took me a few seconds to figure out that the key was inside the hole attached to a string. We opened it and took a signature item that needed to be logged on a seperate website and left a pen and balloon. The next hide said we had to think out of the box. For some reason when I found the container that was in plain sight I just reached down and picked it up. I would never in a million years have thought I would have picked one of these up. But these hunts have made Saz and I get kind of clever. What a good hide. Plain freaking sight!! The next cache Saz and I decided to take a DNF. We decided not to try after seeing that it was in a persons yard. Then decided to drive around to the back of it and walked through the park only to have the coordinates show it was on the other side of the fence in that persons yard. Didn't feel comfortable searching private property. We had a good time searching for the next one. Saz and her eagle eye found this one! I was searching exactly where the coordinates said and she was searching a bit to the left she found it. Signed the log. Took a yoyo and put in a emergency blanket. The last one was the best though. Here is the log I put for the cache. This one took some fancy driving to find. It wanted me to stop at the freeway. Finally we found our way to where it was suppose to be and there was a family pulling out of the driveway. We waited for them to leave before resuming the search. A little while later I see two men down the street staring at us. I stood up and stared back at which point they both turned around real quick. hmmmmm the hiders? I called Saz over to me and told her to take a peek at the two men.. who then pointed at us. We giggled a little and decided to sit on the ground and wait them out. They left but we both figured they were hiding in the bushes watching us. After some ummm hard ummm searching we found the cache and signed the logbook. I actually hurt myself a bit on this one. GREAT hide. Trying to pry the top of a pole off killed my arm as it popped off and scraped my arm. I know that those two men knew what we were doing lol. Another perfect day of caching with a great and wonderful friend who gets to write the next adventure.
  3. I would have paid money to see their faces lol
  4. By who you think were the hiders of the cache? Here is my log for the cache. This one took some fancy driving to find. It wanted me to stop at the freeway. Finally we found our way to where it was suppose to be and there was a family pulling out of the driveway. We waited for them to leave before resuming the search. A little while later I see two men down the street staring at us. I stood up and stared back at which point they both turned around real quick. hmmmmm the hiders? I called Saz over to me and told her to take a peek at the two men.. who then pointed at us. We giggled a little and decided to sit on the ground and wait them out. They left but we both figured they were hiding in the bushes watching us. After some ummm hard ummm searching we found the cache and signed the logbook. I actually hurt myself a bit on this one. GREAT hide. They just didn't act like normal muggles lol
  5. As a new hunter this would discourage me. In fact reading this kind of did. I go out to find something at the coordinates it is listed. Then I widen a little if I can't find it. Try a tricky hide instead. We have searched and searched and searched the coordinates of one cache only to have it actually be right at eye level when we find it. But it was in a perfect camo container for that area. And not a tiny micro thing either. We were so proud of ourselves when we finally found the almost invisible cache. The joy of this is in the hunt. If it is not where it is suppose to be where is the fun in that?
  6. A tadpole is a baby frog. But I think on this board it just means you are brand new.
  7. I am posting them all. DNF and finds. I want to see which ones I still need to go back to to see if I can find them. lol. On one of them I am going to wait to see if someone finds it first since including us the last three people haven't found it.
  8. So I could have added a log book to the one that was muggled. That is good to know and another thing to add to my shopping list lol
  9. This was the BEST thread ever. I laughed. I got excited over the rescue mission for Ozzy. I hope the spirt of ozzy comes to CA and I now get to watch baby birds!!
  10. *looks at her skeleton keychain she got last weekend and doesn't think it is junk
  11. I am so sorry but this made me laugh out loud at work.
  12. Hi there I am totally new. There is a great page that describes what you are suppose to do on the geocaching website. Yes do add your name to the log in the cache and online. There is a wide variety of things we have found in caches so far. toys. cash. beautiful beads. keychains. Travel bugs. The rule is if you take something put something back.
  13. I know for a fact one of the ones I logged needed maintence and I logged it as such. (muggled, stuff on the ground, no log book) But there is another one I am wondering if I need to log or if I should just leave it alone and keep searching. The last three people have not found it. The rocks are scattered all over and you can tell that people have been seriously searching. What would you do in a case like this? Just mark it as not found but keep going back to search? Or what? What makes you write a maintenance log?
  14. Steve we are in the same city. I look forward to seeing someone else digging through bushes some day lol We just started last weekend and this has been some of the most fun we have ever had!
  15. HEY There!!! I am so happy you started hunting too. I am having the time of my life doing this. If I did a blog type thing where would I put it? It would be a lot of fun for us to keep a record of our trips.
  16. We took dollar coins for smaller caches. Heck I found a actual dollar in a regular cache and got pretty darn happy. So that would work too for your first few times out while you get a general idea.
  17. I currently get a magazine that comes out once every 3 months. What about that type of option. I can see how hard it would be to get monthly submissions. But within three months you should have enough to fill more then a few pages.
  18. How in the heck do I modify a post? There is no edit button except on the last one I posted.
  19. Oh. I had no idea I wasn't suppose to put a link to a travel bug I found. Sorry We went on our second hunt yesterday. Saz did the write up this time. Yesterday at 1:47pm, Hellolost wrote:If we end up shopping LMAO!!!! That was the plan. Hunt for one before dark then go buy stuff. We..uh....just hunted. Besides, two car wrecks and a fire along the roadway made me pretty late. We still packed in three hunts. The first one was hidden across the street from the hider's friend Larry's house. "Larry can sit in his easy chair and watch cachers". Great. The coordinates led us to a school yard and near the center of the lot with a chain link fence. The fence had vines all over it. So we searched the vines and the neighboring trees, all along the ground and looked up where we couldn't reach. We decided being short people will not work to our advantage. Must think what to do about that. There was a guy washing his truck and I wondered if that was Larry. He didn't pay us any mind, certainly didn't tell us where to look. Larry's a bastard. We found it anyway. The hider used one of the M&M plastic tube container things, covered it in brown tape, and hung it on the fence in the vines. It was a good hide. Then we officially blew off shopping, laughed at ourselved a bit, and headed to the next one. This was near a canal, along a chain link fence covered in vines again, and the ground was covered in deep ivy. The coordinates placed the cache either directly on the ivy side of the fence, or directly on the other side where the canal is. For about 1.5 seconds I considered hauling my a** over that fence. But there wasn't much plant life there, bare ground, and I'm not 12, so it had to be on the ivy side. We couldn't find it, but didn't want to quit, so we were both head and shoulders digging in the plants. The clue said something like "you would find this in a leprechaun's mouth", and after all my dirtier thoughts passed ( ), I suggested we look for a pipe. Hello found it and examined it carefully. We were head and shoulders in the bushes again. I imagined someone driving by and noticing the asses sticking out of the bushes . Oh look! An a** bush! We tried our best, and we were in the right spot, but it wasn't there or we flat couldn't see it. So on we went. Riding in the car to the third, I realize I have little scratches all over my hands and 100 leaves in my hair. I had gloves in the car, but I didn't want to carry them or carry my purse so I've got to get on the cachepack problem. Hello, didn't we see the little bags we want at Macy's? With a cute little monkey toy grabber thing? I've still got that gift card. So we get to the third hunt. I figure why bother with gloves now and leave them in the car. We had more trouble finding the search spot this time, but we did get there. It's starting to get dark, and we are head and shoulders in the bushes again. It was a big group of bushes with a trail through them just the right size for a three year old. So I am crawling around on my hands and knees and the bushes are catching at and trying to rip my top off. The flashlight would have come in handy here, but my pockets carried only toys to leave behind. The flashlight was in the car. Must get a dadgum PACK! Hello finally found it. A green box in a green bush in the near dark! She also got poked in the neck with a stick. Then she pointed out that we were in the same park as one cache we could not previously find, so we decided to see if anything had changed. As we cross the park, half the sprinklers come on and I wonder if we are going to make it. We only take a quick glance because it's pretty dark now, and the spot is still ransacked, and we manage to get back without getting sprinkled. Then we laughed at ourselves all the way back to Hello's and now I've got to comb leaves out of my hair and wash up. I see I picked up some spider webs, too.
  20. Could someone please dumb down the rating system for me. I get the general idea. Once is easy Five is hard. But since I am new would you mind giving me a little more general idea. For example: For container size 1 micro... Something the size of a ladybug??? 2 3 4 5 An elephant can hide in here??? and Difficulty 1 Plain sight 2 3 4 5 40 foot up a tree and you need to carry a ladder over 6 miles?? AND Terrain 1 Walk through the shade flat 2 3 4 5 You are climbing to the top of mount everest??? I am just trying to figure out exactly how to read this. Since I am new I don't want to go to container size 1 if really is the size of a ladybug. I also don't want to climb trees lol. Well .... I have already dug around in a tree..lol
  21. OK good. We have Three DNF so far. One was archived the day after we went. We were talking about how much fun the DNF were just like the finds
  22. Let's say we go out and look for a cache and don't find it. We log it as a not found. What if we go back later and find it. Do we revise the original or post a new one
  23. First off Secondly what if there was no log to sign? Can you still log it as a find? I found a muggled cache with nothing inside and everything outside. I put everything back but there was no log book to sign.
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