Dan Q found GC1ZBK2 49 Square Miles

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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!

Map of 37.798233,-122.396133

Dan Q found GC6GGMV Bilbos Hobbit Trail #2

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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.

Map of 37.3967,-122.004317

Dan Q found GC6GGJQ Bilbos Hobbit Trail #1

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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!

Map of 37.396433,-121.999767

Dan Q found GC1CXDH Pogo Stick

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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!

Map of 37.40305,-121.98005

Dan Q found GC2NEXJ CDC Cyber 70 Series

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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.

Map of 37.403217,-121.98455

Dan Q found GC6KR0H Bay Area Calibration Point #4 – New Technology

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I visited the coordinates yesterday and quickly fount the number as well as collecting the following information:

  1. N 37 23.340, W 121 59.198
  2. Garmin Montana 600
  3. 6m
  4. 3m
  5. Unsure
  6. 12
  7. Unsure
  8. ?
  9. Averaged samples over 5m55s using the Montana’s “Waypoint Averaging” feature
  10. No

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!

Map of 37.389317,-121.9886