March 20, 2011

Oldies But Goodies

I admit it. I'm obsessed with challenge caches. A buddy and I recently took a day off work to finish up two challenge caches we had been working on over the last year or so:

  1. The Bushwood Memorial Cache; a wonderfully fun, Caddyshack-themed cache which took us to 18 different  golf courses scattered about the east Bay Area.
  2. The Monterey Bay USGS 15-Minute Quadrangles Challenge; a typical USGS quadrangle challenge cache in one of the most beautiful areas in California.

We also took some time to get a couple of caches that were placed back in the year 2000. That's because we are working on the California's Oldies But Goodies Challenge, which requires the determined cacher to find 10 of the 16 active, oldest caches hidden in the state of California - all 16 were hidden in the year 2000. So far, only two people have completed this challenge.

With the two caches we found on this trip, we are now up to a total of six. Lucky for us, eleven of the sixteen caches are located within a reasonable distance of the San Francisco Bay Area. The green points on the map below represent caches we've found, and the blue show those that we have not yet found. Click on a point to get more detailed information about each cache:

View CA Oldies in a larger map

With any luck, we should be able to finish up this challenge cache sometime this year.

Cache On!


The Pathetic Earthling said...

You need to get working on the 50 EBRP Challenge! That was great fun and I was only the fourth to finish it. My guess is that you are probably half way there from your ordinarily background caching.


GeoJoe said...

I still think your finishing up the 50 EBRP Challenge is especially impressive, given the cutoff date - no caches found before 5/1/2010 count. I don't think I'm even half way done, given that restriction.