My geosense was tingling as I approached the GZ and soon the cache was in hand. I’m guessing that the thing it’s attached to is not frequently used, if the cache has remained undisturbed for so long! TFTC!
09:56 Excellent cache in a great location. The hint was very helpful as even the small number of muggles around this early on was enough to require some stealth… and a useful TOTT – my phone, set to record video and held nonchalantly in the direction of the hide – helped too! Greetings from Oxford, UK, and TFTC!
No luck here. Given the number of DNFs this has had, lately, I think it’s a goner. CO?
Didn’t look for long because the heat was killing me, but long enough to check all the obvious places: no luck!
Another easy find, once I’d paced around a bit to pick the best route to the cache. Thanks for placing these caches, without which I likely wouldn’t have discovered this delightful trail!
A quick find this afternoon after wrapping up at the conference I’ve been attending these last few days. Nice to see a good-sized container! Greetings from the UK! TFTC.
The Elves may have left this place… but the geocache remains! Very easy find, and a satisfying conclusion to the series. Thanks for setting up/maintaining it, and greetings from Oxford, UK.
Thanks, mellon, for another cache in the series. A quick and easy find.
Had to wait a long time this morning while muggles small and large passed by, but eventually found a window to go rummaging in the hobbit hole. Unfortunately the world’s slowest dog walker – who passed me earlier – is now only just reaching about where I suspect the next one in the series is, so I’ll probably have to skip that one.
How fitting that I travel 5,300 miles from my home, which is a stone’s throw away from Tolkien’s grave, to my hotel near this series of caches themed after his work. Found my way “there and back again” to this cache and I was glad to have thoroughly read the description or else I shouldn’t have found it among the thick undergrowth. Container is damaged and clearly leaking; would benefit from some attention. TFTC!
Think I know where to look based on a good GPS fix and the hint, but the bushes were very wet and I didn’t want to start pushing through them. Maybe another time, if I’m still in the area.
Easy find once I’d spotted the “pogo stick”. This kind of container is pretty common for urban caches in the UK (where the higher building density makes good hiding places for other common containers harder to find) so I’m very used to them and expected one of these before I even reached the GZ. TFTC!
Devious! I came by for a quick hunt yesterday, but no luck, but – not wanting to be defeated! – came back again this morning for another shot at it. Like many others have logged before, it wasn’t until I started circling around before I saw the right likely hiding place. And like others, I’m sure, I was disappointed for a split second when I saw the camo and thought I’d looked in the wrong spot. But no, the cache was in my hand. Nice urban hide, TFTC.
I visited the coordinates yesterday and quickly fount the number as well as collecting the following information:
- N 37 23.340, W 121 59.198
- Garmin Montana 600
- Averaged samples over 5m55s using the Montana’s “Waypoint Averaging” feature
This morning, on my way to the second day off my conference, I swung by the cache itself. It was immediately obvious where it would be hidden, but getting to it in spite of muggles and the morning traffic was a little harder! Got there in the end. Greetings from Oxford, UK!