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So i'm wondering if Mother Nauture knows this information. I would really like to cache all day Sunday in temps say ohhh in the low 70's. Great caching weather is welcome anytime, like TODAY! icon_biggrin.gif

 

Pepper

 

Horizontals where it's at!

 

[This message was edited by SuperGenius on September 21, 2002 at 08:49 AM.]

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So i'm wondering if Mother Nauture knows this information. I would really like to cache all day Sunday in temps say ohhh in the low 70's. Great caching weather is welcome anytime, like TODAY! icon_biggrin.gif

 

Pepper

 

Horizontals where it's at!

 

[This message was edited by SuperGenius on September 21, 2002 at 08:49 AM.]

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...aren't you the recent Texas transplant who wanted to know last June when it was going to rain?

 

I think the normal September temps here in the San Joaquin Valley are in the 80's so the 100's of late are "abnormal". It can still be hot in October !

 

The trick is to use those 70 degree days when they DO pop up!

 

As for rain, in the valley we're looking at maybe some in November, December, but if memory serves, the January-February rainfall is greater.

 

Then there are those years when we hardly have any rain, and the following spring and summer are HOT.

 

But at least it cools down here in the Stockton area at night...a cool Delta breeze comes in from Fairfield area (most nights) before the heat comes back the next day.

 

I think I would rather fight a cold wind and blowing rain than a hot dusty trail, but when that happens, I'll probably be looking for an 80 degree day!

 

Ron (A Kansas transplant since 1974) (and I lived in Dallas for a year)

 

I've never been lost. Fearsome confused sometimes, but never lost.

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Ranting and Venting!

Yesterday moring I did two caches the first one was a multi(Missile View) which I highly suggest. The second was Fern Clearing Cache with a 3/1 rating. Well when I finally got to the top of that very steep, dry, and dusty trail I found the cache off trail about 50 or so feet it was just sitting there out in the open. Now I do not put that at fault of the cache owner, but when reading the posts time and time again the rating has been suggested that it is backwards. Any way I was expecting something beautiful and all I got was dust, speeding moutain bikers not caring if they ran me over and not one alive Fern. Dead and ugly Fern Clearing, it's clear all right thanks to Mother Nature.

Oh course this is how I felt yesterday today I am much better and not nearly as bitter!

Feeling even better now that I got that of my chest. I have done 180 caches and not one of them made me as angry as that one did, maybe I just picked the wrong time of year.

 

Have a great caching day!

Pepper

 

Horizontals where it's at!

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When I did that one, I came down from above, which was an easy 0.3-mile hike each way. You must have hiked up from the bottom!

 

Also, the cache was not out in the open when I did it! It was well-concealed, which makes me think that somebody didn't replace it properly.

 

Finally, by now you know that in Northern California everything gets dry and dusty this time of year! I can barely wait for December when stuff will finally start turning green again. The best caching months here are probably February through April.

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The Blue Bandit gave me a great new idea, instead of my white trash cache idea,Maybe I can start a new themed series of caches, "Kurt's streetcorner cache" icon_biggrin.gif

 

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This is a traveling cache in a Seedy area of town. Follow coords then look for lady of the evening (Stacy) in tight blue mini-skirt and purple fishnet stockings. When you find Stacy, cache will be in her make-up bag. Please be discreet.

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KURTULEAS

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The Blue Bandit gave me a great new idea, instead of my white trash cache idea,Maybe I can start a new themed series of caches, "Kurt's streetcorner cache" icon_biggrin.gif

 

description of cache:

 

This is a traveling cache in a Seedy area of town. Follow coords then look for lady of the evening (Stacy) in tight blue mini-skirt and purple fishnet stockings. When you find Stacy, cache will be in her make-up bag. Please be discreet.

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icon_wink.gificon_wink.gificon_wink.gif JUST KIDDING!!!

 

KURTULEAS

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When I arrived in Pleasanton this time last year it was much cooler. Darn the luck I thought it was always gonna be cool this time of the year.I have found out other wise.

Come on cool weather, I have some long hikes that have been on my third page for a long while now. I am ready to knock um out!

 

Pepper

 

Horizontals where it's at!

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Many years ago, well 20 or 30 anyway the Altamont pass really was a 'Rest Stop' of sorts. There was ample parking places and 20 to 40 chemical toilets. There is no water within miles of this place so the plumbing was rather spartan. Well on weekends with basketball games and similar activitities the toilets would be overwhelmed so by monday the whole area was a big stinky insanitary mess. CalTrans decided they couldn't put in regular facilities so they simply changed the signs from 'Rest Area' to 'Brake Check Area'. Well the school busses quit stopping but the trucks didn't. It was noted that an orange colored VW van with citizen band antennae was always parked in the area. What was happening was that truckers would make arrangements using their CBs with working girls known as "the Alatamont Angels" for assignations in the brake check area. I guess old tradidtions die hard.

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I hit a milestone this weekend, I had a bunch of things to do on Sunday but I had to fit in 3 more caches get there. I ended up late to my belated birthday party at my mother's house. She gave me some dirty looks but she'll get over it.

 

Although I am close to 100 hides I don't expect to get there for a while. I've been mostly planting cache seeds. Placing single started caches in areas where no others exists. I'm hoping this will encourge others to investigate the area and maybe bring more caches.

 

I just got off the phone with the local newspaper.. The Modesto Bee, I gave about a 1/2 hour interview about geocaching and gps's and such. I'm not sure when the article is coming out but the reporter was laughing at the caching stories I had to tell.

 

Out of those 89 caches 31 have been archived so I don't have THAT many active. It is a few though. I just unarchived COLUMBO, I was conviced it was gone since Kablooey and Fizzy could not find it. Right after I archived it some logged the find. Go figure. I guess Fizzy needs a longer magic wand or something.

 

So for the rest of you. You need to plant some cache near me. I'm going broke buying gas.

 

george

 

Remember: Half the people you meet are below average.

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quote:

I guess Fizzy needs a longer magic wand or something.


 

I'm not quite sure how to take that...

 

Just remember, we've got a bigger laser than you do.

 

I agree that more people should put some caches near George, who has done a LOT for the geocaching community around here.

 

Although I did put one relatively near you, George, and I don't think you've done it yet. Maybe that's because there aren't 57 nearby. But you could do it and drive over Mount Hamilton and get the ones there...

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Never fear there George, I've got 3 caches sitting in my jeep right now, just begging for a home. I've got a saturday game this weekend, but on Sunday i'll have a few for ya in your neighborhood. While I don't have much time to look for caches with the new baby and all, I am finding out that planting them can be just as fun, and does not take much time.

 

Oh yeah, no more wussy 1/1 caches for the KURTULEAS. I'm gonna make it tough on you.

 

KURTULEAS

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quote:
Originally posted by fizzymagic:

 

Although I _did_ put http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=31812 relatively near you, George, and I don't think you've done it yet. Maybe that's because there aren't 57 nearby. But you could do it and drive over Mount Hamilton and get the ones there...


 

Remember, it's not the size it's the frequency.

 

I see that cache sitting there and it's on my must do list. I'm still putting together another big cache for the canyon. I'll drop the cache off and then head up to QuarterTurn. That's such a looooooong drive.

 

george

 

Remember: Half the people you meet are below average.

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Well I just back from caching with Hotfoot and we(me for sure) had a good time. Started our morning off with coffee in the LITTLE town of Sunol, and then visited a water surfacing place it was very interesting! Then off the cache 'More Than Just Math'. Hotfoot did ALL the math and we shared the footwork. We ended up looking for the cache about an hour, Hootfoot found it first and with a little hint I found it. Always a pleasure caching with Hotfoot!

 

Pepper

 

Horizontals where it's at!

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...but STATISTICS....now that's something else.

 

Don't get me wrong though...I have trouble knowing the difference between average, mean and median...please don't try to educate me.

 

Anyway, check out one of my new member-only caches here. This is Fac-Pac.

 

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=36622

 

I'm directing you to the table in the middle of the page for the statistics info, but you'll probably find the overall Fac-Pac approach of interest too.

 

The stats were done manually, so that's why it won't be updated in the future except for one column.

 

Ron

 

I've never been lost. Fearsome confused sometimes, but never lost.

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Uvas canyon has some hard to get to caches. I've found two over there. One was the infammous cache that Pepper and I raced for this summer. I stayed and found one more cache after Pepper left but it was really hard trying to figure out what trail you needed to be on and getting gps reception with my Garmin was a pain. It's one of the reasons I ended up buy the Magellan. I had always planned on going back.

 

Anyone know what started the fire?

 

george

 

You know it's a steep climb when the nose of you bike seat hits you in that special spot.

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I finally sat down and brought up the pivot tables for the file that Fizzy sent me. I had some good months and some slow months. July was a biggie, but then again, I was off for the summer. 111 caches found in July. Next best month was 72 in April. How did I find time to find 72 caches in April?

 

george

 

You know it's a steep climb when the nose of you bike seat hits you in that special spot.

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Originally posted by georgeandmary:

 

July was a biggie, but then again, I was off for the summer. 111 caches found in July. Next best month was 72 in April. How did I find time to find 72 caches in April?

 

george

 

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I think I know the answer to that question, but it would only apply to one of your big months (mabye split between the two) icon_wink.gif

 

Ron

 

I've never been lost. Fearsome confused sometimes, but never lost.

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Originally posted by georgeandmary:

 

July was a biggie, but then again, I was off for the summer. 111 caches found in July. Next best month was 72 in April. How did I find time to find 72 caches in April?

 

george

 

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I think I know the answer to that question, but it would only apply to one of your big months (mabye split between the two) icon_wink.gif

 

Ron

 

I've never been lost. Fearsome confused sometimes, but never lost.

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but what I heard so far, was that it may have been started in a single mobile home. The original location I heard was west of Uvas road and north of Crow Ave. Uvas Canyon park is somewhat southish and westish from Crow, but the fire wasn't contained close to being contained as of this evening. All we can hope is that the fire stays north of Crow and doesn't climb up the ridge too much. There was little wind today, which helped the firefighters contain some of the fire.

 

There is still one Uvas Cache I didn't hit (the high one on the knob).

--Marky

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I live in Morgan Hill and have a cache at Uvas Canyon Park. Marty was correct it was a trailer that started the fire. The road is actually Croy rd. Its been hard getting accurate information but(you know the media) from my view point it looks like the park is in trouble. There saying no containment for at least 3-5 days. This morning driving towards San Jose the fire was clearly visable on the ridge which in Mt Madanna road(the park borders this road for quite a ways) . Once they get it out and let people up there again I'm gonna go and check things out. I'll let ya'll know what I find.

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Man, the fire came awfully close to Sveadal and Uvas Canyon park! If they can contain that line then it looks like Sveadal and the park will be spared. Such a neat little town you drive through to get to the park. I wonder what the history of that town is. Just what is the Swedish American Patriotic League?

 

--Marky

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Pepper, thanks for thinking of me! icon_biggrin.gif Yep, I drive through the canyon everyday. In fact I have scoped out a couple of spots in there to hide a future cache.

 

Well if your cache posts within the next hour, I'll hit it on my way home. Otherwise, I'm going to have to wait until Monday evening.

 

-Mark.

 

Will cache for food

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Pepper, thanks for thinking of me! icon_biggrin.gif Yep, I drive through the canyon everyday. In fact I have scoped out a couple of spots in there to hide a future cache.

 

Well if your cache posts within the next hour, I'll hit it on my way home. Otherwise, I'm going to have to wait until Monday evening.

 

-Mark.

 

Will cache for food

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