Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Draft Day!

Today was the NBA Draft. Early in the day Portland did trade their #3 pick to Utah for the #6, #27 and a 2006 first round pick. At #6 they drafted the player I wanted Martell Webster. Later they traded the #27 and their second round pick to Denver for Jarrett Jack who was taken with the 22nd pick. In the end they ended up with a couple of guards that I think can make an impact on the team.

As for geocaching Two Tracks didn't seem too thrilled that I logged one of his caches without finding the first stage. I considered changing my log to a DNF but considering is as far as I've gotten for now. Personally I'm not a big fan of multi caches or micros in the woods... just personal preference. This one is an 80 mile round trip for me. I'll go have a second look when I get out to the area for the other caches... maybe around the July event depending on what caches Riddlers and BDC want to go after. I tell you what though, the final stage was full of nice trade items.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Waiting sucks... a lot

It is now one day until the NBA Draft.

The wait is almost over, and the anticipation is building. Rumors are flying and who knows whats true and what isn't. What I do know is I'm really looking forward to finding out.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

No News Today

It is now 2 days until the NBA Draft.

There is still a lot of debate over what the blazers will do with there draft pick. I'm pretty excited at what could happen. It should be an interesting couple of days.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Community Day

It is now 3 days until the NBA Draft.

Well today was community day at the caves so I went up to take a tour. Went with the idea of finding all the new caches in the area and all the First Finders associated... however BIGGIEET_AL had the same idea and beat us to them. After the tour I was getting hungry so we only found 4 caches and called it a day.

A cache in the hand is worth ......
Where's that confounded bridge ?
Hope you got Triple A
Happy trails to you

"Happy trails" is a multi but the first stage was no where to be found, but we did find the final stage by looking around a little :)

"A Cache in hand" is a little over a mile from Boxerlovers' new house and they were beaten to it... sad, very sad. We only drove by the new house, but it looks pretty nice. Honestly the place looked huge... no wonder it has taken so much of their time.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Oregon Caves

It is now 4 days until the NBA Draft.

I set up a new event cache, Jeeps, Coffee, and WiFi, at the advice of Riddlers so they could hand out some white jeep travel bugs. The event is at Dutch Bros on 6th and D St. in Grants Pass. Should just be a nice time to sit around and chat... depending on how busy it is.

Tomorrow is community day at Oregon Caves... which means you can go and take a tour for free. Tours start at 9am and the last one goes at 5pm. Lots of new caches up that way... I might have to have a look.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Even more waiting

It is now 5 days until the NBA Draft

Not much news today... Portland doesn't have a new coach yet... I haven't found any geocaches. My newest cache did get another visit yesterday by Iseek and Eyeseek2... they didn't openly curse my name or threaten revenge so they must have thought it was alright :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

More waiting

It is now 6 days until the NBA draft.

Today Milwaukee fired their head couch Terry Porter. Porter of course was a long time player for Portland and since the blazers need a new head coach I think he is the obvious choice. In the NBA teams often play musical chairs with coaches... one team fires then and another hires them. Porter may not be the best coach available, but he couches the style that the blazers want to move to and he is a fan favorite. I'll be disapointed if Terry isn't the next blazers coach.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Counting down again

It is now one week until the NBA Draft.

There has been a lot of talk on Portland's plans for this years NBA Draft. After the draft lottery the blazers hold the 3rd pick overall. I think Chris Paul is the most likely pick. He is the best Point Guard in the draft... and while the blazers don't really need another young PG he should be easy to trade. The player I'd most like to have is Martel Webster. Taking him at #3 might be a little early, but maybe a deal can be worked out with a team picking after the blazers. Another posablility is Gerald Green, but I'm not sold on him. Of course we'll find all of this out in one week, draft day is always exciting.

As for geocaching I haven't found one since the 5th. That might change this weekend... we'll see

Monday, June 20, 2005

Return to normalcy?

Well for the last few weeks there has been peace and quiet in the valley... but today Lazyboy returns... there goes the neighborhood :) hahaha... j/k... really

I should be ashamed letting my blog sit for a whole week without an update... I use to be pretty good at daily updates even when no one read it. Now I have 2 or 3 loyal readers and I've let you down, but I vow to do better... at least for this week :)

To my surprise Saturday someone found my newest cache, Washington Monument Quarry. I figure it will have at least 6 finders in the next 3 years... if it stays around that long. I have a couple more caches planned to hide this summer and none of them will be especially easy. I think the valley needs a few more "harder to reach" caches. I'm not talking a 30 mile drive in the woods... I'm talking a good hike... were you might sweat a little and enjoy a nice view... were you might see a deer or bear or a rare mountain goat... ok probably no mountain goats, but you get the idea. You can get burned out driving from lamp post to lamp post, but how can you ever tire of a nice hike in the woods?

Monday, June 13, 2005


CCCooperAgency has passed the 10,000 find mark. Lynn travels extensively through New England and accross to Tennessee picking up caches all the way. She also has a whole lot of hides in all of those areas. With the help of other cachers she attempted to hide caches in all 50 states (not sure if she succeeded)... the one in Oregon was hidden by Rooster (and Lazyboy?) and called Beaver State Happy. She had actually written to me about hiding it, but I had skipped over the email because at the time I had many logs from my 5 newest caches, by the time I got to actually reading it I didn't know how to respond... oh well, Rooster was a better choice.

This month the first printed issue of Today's Cacher magazine will come out. It's exciting to see a magazine dedicated to geocaching in print... even if it is just quarterly. To support the magazine I bought 3 extra issues and will probably give them as prizes at the next pizza event.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Spring cleaning

Well its been a while since an update because I haven't been doing much. Yesterday I spent doing some much needed cleaning... including some cache maintenance. Uncle duck had about 3 caches reported as missing and I had two. Two of uncle Ducks were also reported to have wet log books. Well anyway all of the caches reported as missing I found... 4 of them in place and one on the ground a few feet away. One of the "wet" log books was dry and didn't look bad at all, the other was really bad and I had to replace it. So of 7 caches 5 were fine one needed put back in place and one needed a log book.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

PDX trip

On July 16th I am planning a trip to PDX to do 2 caches... thats right just 2. These are what I'd call above average caches... I've been looking at them for a while and I decided it is time to go and find them.

Ka-Ho-Nee Falls
The Pipeline*

Now I'm all about numbers, but sometimes you have to go out and find some better caches.

Monday, June 06, 2005


Got to looking and I found 3 caches I hadn't logged from my coast trip... dunno how I did that, but I did. So my trip total was 47.... even better than I thought

Sunday, June 05, 2005


Today was Pizza XXVIII. A fun event at the location of the original. Not too many showed up today, but it was a fun group. After the event I found two whole caches.

Broker Cache Canterbury Park
The Fifth Gate

I've been pretty slow the last few days of my vacation. I've just been sitting around and taking it easy.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Back from the coast

Well I drove back last night after a nice day of caching in Coos Bay. Ended up with 24 on the second day, and 44 total including a few locationless caches.

I am now sitting at 666 finds... Iseek will appriciate that one. I was kind of hoping to end up getting One Hell (gate) of a Cache just because it would seem to fit that number. Oh well... it ended up being Hoffman Hidaway which was a fun cache in a Myrtle tree grove. Had to pay attention to the hint on that one, and look around and enjoy the park a little because no GPS could keep a good signal down there.