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This cache has been archived.

Nomex: Hi ca_surveyor
As there's been no cache to find for months, I'm temporarily archiving this to keep it from continually showing up in search lists. Just contact us when you have the cache repaired, [RED]and assuming it still meets the guidelines[/RED], we'll be happy to unarchive it.

You may email me at via the link to my profile on the log. [red]Please be sure to include the cache name and GCxxxx number, or better yet, the URL of the cache page.[/red]

Thanks for your cooperation!
Northern California Volunteer Cache Reviewer


Mystery Cache


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Hidden : 7/24/2002
1.5 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

Welcome to one of the First Travel Bug Caches Created (2002) and one of the older caches in the Bay Area. Ever wonder how to help those travel Bugs really get some Mileage?? This is a 'different' sort of cache in fact it is one of the first Travel Bug Caches established. A place to drop off those Travel Bugs or Pick one up just before you get to the Oakland Airport.

This cache is located at the Oakland Airport (hey! you could see that from the map anyway - right?). The idea is that if you are going somewhere and can take a travel bug with you, perhaps there will be one waiting here. If you have one that you want to send on a longer journey, perhaps this is a way.

The location is an easy stop on the way to the main terminals and check in. (Remember - the metal travel bug tag may set off the detectors as you board a flight, so you might want to pack any bug you pick up in your luggage.

Unlike most of the airport, there are no parking problems at this site, there is plenty of free parking within 100 feet or so of the site. If you figure it out quickly, get lucky on the parking, and there is no one in your way you should be able to drive to within 20 feet of the first cache and be done with the whole process in about 15 minutes or less. The second 'container' can also be a regular cache, but I would prefer to have to be kept fairly empty to allow room for the passing travel bugs. Feel free to re-vist the site to pick up or drop off more bugs, add log notes and leave comments. This cache is really fairly straight forward. It comes in two parts, you'll figure out why when you solve it/them.

The Coordinates for the first part are pretty good. My Garmin was giving me a 12.5 foot average accuracy. The cache is small, tho (about 4" by 2" x 1" )and when you find it and open it you will then have to figure out what happens next.

When I started this cache it contained Zues - The Traveling Penguin who has long since departed. Check him out and watch him rack up the miles. There is a log book too..mostly for inventory control (grin).

While it is always nice to swap things, please use the following guidelines:

1) This cache site is basically a travel bug drop. If you take a Travel Bug PLEASE log it in as soon as possible so that others don't go looking for it. You don't have to leave something to take a bug... ok?

2) Try not to take more then 2 bugs at a time. I know its tempting and you can easily hide them all, but others will want to share in the fun too. This is not a hard and fast rule, just use good judgement.

3) Try to leave a TB if possible. Things get moving around pretty fast in this cache and it won't s stay too long.


And one more little bit of info.. if you are a BENCHMARK hunter, then check over at the base of the flagpole.


This is still an aiport and people are always on the alert for the unusal activity. That means that you might be challenged if someone wonders what you are doing.

If asked, just explain it to airport personnel. It is all public property and you do not have to disturb or destroy any plants or veg's to do this cache. You ARE supposed to have fun so do that.. if you have a copy of this (not a bad idea) show it to them and that should take care of the matter. Heck, he/she may even help or watch.

Please report ANY problems to me immediately and I will address it. NO.. don't ask... parking tickets are not included...

good hunting.......gil

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



  • Trying to hitchhikeZues, the traveling Penguin trying to thumb a ride. Alas, penguins have no thumbs.

308 Logged Visits

Found it 148     Didn't find it 7     Write note 147     Archive 1     Needs Archived 1     Post Reviewer Note 1     Temporarily Disable Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 2     

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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:57:42 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:57 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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