Saturday, July 30, 2005


Sorry I haven't been updating lately. Really not much to say... not that its ever stopped me before. There are a handful of newer caches in town I could go get, but it has been so hot I just decided to wait on them. I think I'll probabably take a break from caching for a month or so and let it cool down.

Monday, July 25, 2005

CJ Cache Machine

Yesterday was Geo-Pizza XXIX. We had a great turnout and some great food. I took a lot of pictures, but they are at home and I'm writing this at work. I'll update the blog again with some pictures later. Along with the event Riddlers, ChrissySkyking + Blaze, BDC and I went on an extended caching trip from GP all the way to the Oregon Caves. I found 17 caches on the day, 2 locationless caches that I have yet to log, and was stung by a bee. The final cache of the day, Bigfoots Lair, was probably the most well thought out and placed caches I've ever found. It was a long day of caching and a lot of miles traveled, but it was fun.

Thursday, July 21, 2005


Looks like a pretty good group of people are gathering for a caching trip around CJ before the pizza event. Plans are to meet at McDonalds on Redwood Hwy at 9:30 and find every cache between there and the Oregon Caves. I've found a few of them, but I have a lot of them to do... and with a group we should be able to manage even the most dificult of them. It should be fun.

I notice a few new caches have popped up in the area. I might have to brave the heat and look for them.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Happy birthday to me

No its not my birthday yet, but I did get a gift already. My federal jury duty that was scheduled for my birthday has been cancelled :) That made me pretty happy as I really didn't want to go.

As far as geocaching goes I've only seen one cache pop up lately from Kev911er and Family while I was gone this weekend. I'll have to go out and grab it... looks like I could still get a white jeep if I wanted. Seems like last year those yellow jeeps would be gone as soon as someone left them.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Take a look

Well I got a lot of pictures uploaded to my cache finds this weekend. Here are some highlights. The rest can be found in my gallery.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Damn I'm tired

Well I went today and found Ka-Ho-Nee Falls. It has been on my "to do" list for a year. We got a late start and then it took us a lot longer than I expected. Seriously it was pretty damn hard going... I was ready for that kinda, but maybe I should have dropped 40 pounds first :) and I'm tired... so tired we forgot about doing the pipeline cache or even visiting Multnomah Falls. So on the day we found 3 including the earth cache. When I get back home I'll get to posting the pictures.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Road trip

Going to head up to Corvallis tonight and then drive up to the PDX area tomorrow. I have 6 caches planned but Saturday is the one day of the week it could rain up north. I doubt a little rain will stop us. Sunday I plan to go to a convention near the PDX airport, might look for some caches after that.

In my planned caches I have one of those newer earthcaches. An eartcache is like a virtual that has to do with geology. There are 3 Earthcaches I know of in Oregon... the one I plan to do, Beacon Rock, is actually in Washington. There is another in Portland called Mount Tabor Cinder Cone... it is not too much out of my way for Sunday... I'll have to think about it.

It should be a fun trip. I hope to have some pictures for my blog when I get back.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

1000 Finds

ChrissySkyking + Blaze have reached 1000 finds with Crag View #10. My 30 year cushion to be the youngest Rogue Valley cacher to reach 1000 just got a little smaller (even though they cheated coming from such a cache dense area)

Congrats on 1K!

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Great day

Early yesterday we took off for a newer cache in the area by Seahorse, FrogFish and Becky called Waters Creek Trail - Extended.

Also yesterday was my latest event Jeeps, Coffee, and WiFi. It was a great time Riddlers, Iseek & Eyeseek2 (and son), Two Tracks, GeoLady, Biggieet_al, GPCaveman, and Kev911er were all in attendance. I even won a jeep that I quickly passed to Kevin... I'll see if I can get it back from his newest cache (very unlikely as these things are highly sought after)

During the event Geolady and Riddlers were discussing some caches to go find and many of them were on my "rainy day" list. Since the weather was fitting I kindly asked if I could tag along with them in Riddlers' new Geo-Truck. I didn't have my GPS with me but they'd point me in the direction and I was able to find a few of them... proving that despite my slow down in cache finds I still have some geo-senses left. On the day we found 9

"Lil Ole Me"

Silly Me
"Is Biplor Bad" ??
"Not Careful Enough"
its all about the water
"Beary Girly"
Look at the Bright Side
"Samuel Ralph"

I took quite a few pictures but most turned out pretty fuzzy. I guess I have a lot to learn about my camera.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Uh oh!

I saw this news article today. To summarize the story, this man was charged with stealing a WiFi signal (technically unauthorized access to a computer network.)

As many of us have learned it is pretty easy to drive into a residential area and find a open wireless signal we can use to check the nearest caches or email. Now I think ethically we'd all seek out coffee shops or libraries that were set up for our use... but its hard to turn down an open signal if you find one when you want it... even if that signal may not have been meant for our use.

In my opinion it is all the fault of the owner for not setting up security on his router. It is very easy to do, and it elimintates the problem. Now you could argue that its like leaving your car parked on the street unlocked with the keys in it... it is still theft if you take it. To me I guess I think there should be a level of personal accountability... if I have a wireless router it should be my responsibility to make sure that if I don't want others to use it they can't. That way it would only be a crime if you tried to hack a closed connection. It seems easy enough... maybe I'm way off base.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005


Blazers got a new coach. More or less we stole Nate McMillan from Seattle for $6 Million a year... about $1.5 million more a year then Seattle offered. Amazing how much just a coach makes. I'd coach the team for $45,000 and a bag of Cheetos... and that price is negotiable.

Saturday, July 02, 2005


Well its a nice weekend for geocaching and here I am sitting in the nice air conditioned house that I just happen to be house sitting this weekend. Since I need to be here I probably won't venture too far away this weekend. hasn't exactly been working for me today anyway... every time I go to view it I just get a timeout page.