Tuesday, June 28, 2005

The Tar Pits--A Geocaching Mecca

My Earthcache, The La Brea Tar Pits, was approved today, but not before Team Perks got a traditional cache, That Sinking Feeling, also approved.

I guessed where their cache was located because I was thinking of placing a cache in that spot when I was doing the research for the EarthCache on Thursday. I just didn't have time to go back to the car. I found their cache this morning on the way to work.

So, Hancock Park, gets 2 new caches within a few hours.

If you go by to see the EarthCache, be sure to find That Sinking Feeling at the same time. I'm not sure if you will ever have the chance to log 2 caches within 75 feet of each other again.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Lady Lamont and Kurious Kate's Caches

I decided that these six caches would made for a nice quick hike this afternoon. It didn't quite work out that way. I went to the end of Roscoe as directed and found about 6 very large No Trespassing signs, complete with security guards. I guess they were serious about not letting me go for a geo-hike.

Still wanting to do the caches, I remembered from the logs that someone did them from the north. So I drove up Woolsey Canyon Road to a likely spot and starting walking. Here are the caches that I found: Covered in Chocolate, Rocky Road, Sycamore Sanctuary, SAVORY SAGE, Super Staple and CHUMASH CAVE CACHE.

The hike's highlight was the poison oak--my favorite shrub. A lot of the poison oak leaves in the area have turned dark red. Some were even dark purple.

I found one plant that was easily over 15 feet tall.

Hopefully I stayed away from all of these, but time will tell.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

The La Brea Tar Pits. Hopefully the home of the next EarthCache. Posted by Hello

The La Brea Tar Pits

The La Brea Tar Pits

I decided to try to post an EarthCache. It is a new category of cache that must be approved by The Geological Society of America. The La Brea Tar Pits are close by and are a worthy candidate for an EarthCache.

I've posted the page here, even though it hasn't yet been approved by the powers that be. Hopefully that won't take too long.

Note: The EarthCache was approved on 7/28/05.

Geocacher Rankings 1-100

Geocacher Rankings 1-100

I'm tied for #65 in California. How did that happen?

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Cache Map

I've posted a map of the local caches that I have found and the caches I have yet to find. The found caches are in yellow, the caches to find are in red, and the caches that I have placed are the blue triangles.

Unfortunately, there aren't many (any?) current unfound caches within a lunch time radius from work or an easy detour on the way to work or on the way home. Not too many opportunities for casual caching right now.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Getting Started

I thought I might experiment a bit with a geocaching-related blog. I've been geocaching for just over four years and have almost 1500 finds. I'll use this blog to document some of my geocaching experiences.