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24 Mar 2008
3:00 PM

A morning hike in Del Valle

Del Valle hillside

A new cache became active in Del Valle yesterday, so Dan suggested we hike out this morning to get it. We were first to find. It was a perfect morning for a good walk. A very nice temperature, green grass, wild flowers in bloom, and the lake is nearly full. We parked at Veteran’s park to avoid the $2 parking fee. It’s about .6 miles to the Del Valle trailhead—took us about 12 minutes.

16 Mar 2008
8:00 PM

An afternoon in Sycamore Grove

Another hike up the hill in Sycamore Grove, but this time with Karen, Dan, Janet, and Jennifer Y. We had a good time hiking together. Dan and I picked up 2 new caches, but since Jennifer hadn’t been there, she got several more that were on our route.

8 Mar 2008
3:00 PM

Lively Oak

Took a walk up the hill in Sycamore Grove to pick up this cache. Interestingly, it is just feet from a spot I had previously surveyed as a possible cache location.

5 Mar 2008
9:00 PM

Nevada City

We drove to Nevada City for an overnighter. The first thing we did after arriving was have a delightful lunch at the New Moon Cafe. Then, while Karen wandered through the stores I walked around picking up 7 caches. We ate dinner at a nice Italian restaurant in Grass Valley before driving to our motel in Marysville.

I cashed in some Choicepoints to get a free night and chose a suite since it required the same number of points as a regular room. Came with a heart shaped two person jacuzzi tub, but no shower. That was a surprise. It’s a large motel out in the sticks, probably build because of Mather AFB, but it looks like business is way off and the motel is looking a little shabby.

The next day we went to Bridgeport (a state park—site of the longest covered bridge in the world) and did a nice loop hike while picking up a couple of caches. Afterwards, we drove some dirt roads for some more caches and then ended in Nevada City again for dinner at Cirinos—very nice. Eleven caches this day.

3 Mar 2008
8:00 PM


Dan had some time and wanted to hike up to Antzz in Pleasanton Ridge. I had failed to find this cache at least twice before. Dan found it almost immediately in a location where I’m certain I looked, but obviously not thoroughly enough.

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