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Milpitas Station

Hidden : 04/21/2003
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

None of the caches in this series are on the tracks or station platforms.  You can expect a wall, fence and/or distance between the tracks/platforms and this cache and you will not be required to go anywhere that is unsafe or not accessible to the public.


This cache is one of sixteen caches in the Light Rail Cache Series that you'll need to find in order to find the seventeenth cache.

Milpitas Station


"Camera Obscura" replicates a darkened room and is a metaphor for our experience of progress: the world often feels upside down as we encounter new things.   By placing one's eye on the sculptures eyepiece, light is obscured.   The viewer observes the scene ahead, but muted and upside down.   The image viewed through the eyepiece changes as traffic passes, as the train enters the station, and as the mountains turn from green to brown.   This piece allows the viewer to slow down to experience the day with a different perspective.


"Cabinet of Invention and Obsolescence" is based on the premise that all new inventions replace something that previously was viewed as the latest and greatest device for accomplishing a specific task.   This handcrafted bronze sculpture with unique patinas incorporates objects that are now considered obsolete inventions.   Objects illuminated from above by natural light can be seen through peepholes.   As the sun moves, different aspects of the interior will be illuminated.   The cabinet is an assemblage of sealed similarly sized and shaped boxes, each with different finishes.


Take a ride on the light rail.   These caches have been designed to get you out of your auto and spend some time on public transportation, but you do not need to ride on the light rail to find them.   Each of the sixteen caches has been placed near stations along the Santa Clara Valley Light Rail line.   Each cache can be logged on its own, but you'll need to find the first sixteen caches in order to obtain the coordinates for the seventeenth cache.   The log for each cache, except one, includes a numerical value or code word that is used to figure out the final coordinates for the seventeenth cache.


Light Rail Cache Series

1.  Lockheed Martin 5.  Moffett Park 9.  Mountain View 13.  Curtner
2.  Almaden 6.  River Oaks 10.  Branham 14.  Tamien
3.  Santa Teresa 7.  Milpitas 11.  Cottle 15.  McKee
4.  Capitol 8.  Whisman 12.  Great America 16.  Snell


Even if you believe that you'll never try to find the seventeenth cache you should write down the code word and the station it was found at just in case you change your mind.   Please make a note in your remarks if you traveled to these caches by light rail shuttle.   Thanks for your visit.


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