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Everyone Knows It's Windy

A cache by mtn-man Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 09/30/2002
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: virtual (virtual)

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Geocache Description:

Who's peekin' out from
Under a stairway
Callin' a name
That's lighter than air?
Who's bendin' down to
Give me a rainbow?
Everyone knows it's Windy.

Well, I am 2100 miles from home working just south of the lovely city of San Francisco. I am working all day and I see this thing in the distance. I remember seeing it last time I was here. I have downloaded all the caches close to where I am staying and so I turned my GPS on while taking a break. I totally expected to see a little dot on my screen in that direction but there is not one! How can this be!

I go to investigate further. I head to this object and see a sign stating it is a city-managed site. I took the short walk to this thing and I am a little amazed. There is a nice little park around it, and there are some great views of the bay and the area around here. It was late in the day, and it was a little windy (imagine that). Suddenly, I hear this thing come to life! WOW!!! It is actually functional! It is amazing to hear this thing. This is a very cool device that seems sort of lonely up on it’s little perch.

The most surprising thing is that there is no little GC dot on my GPS. Well there is now. If you go to my cache, you MUST try to do it on a windy day. True appreciation of this object can only be realized with some help from Mother Nature. It would be a shame to miss the true function of this device.

None of my caches are really easy, and this one is no exception.
No Internet finds for you on this cache!
1. Go to the listed coordinates. There you will find a plaque. Tell me the last two words on the plaque. One is an abbreviation.
2. Next, look to the left of the plaque as you read it. About three feet to the left, someone has pounded two initials into the concrete base. Tell me what the initials are. (A little irony here, as you will see.)
3. Finally go to the other side of the concrete base directly across from the plaque. There you will see a rectangular metal access plate. How many screws/bolts hold it in place?

Click on the link to my profile page and use the email link there to send me the answers to the questions. I will delete any logs with no emails or incorrect answers (cache-nazi!). Have fun going to the cache and spend a little time there. If Mother Nature cooperates, it will be worth it.

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