Skip to Content

This cache has been archived.

Krypton: As there's been no response to my previous note, I assume that the cache is not going to be repaired or replaced, so I'm archiving it to keep it from continually showing up in search lists, and to prevent it from blocking other cache placements. If you wish to repair/replace the cache sometime in the future, just contact us, and assuming it meets the guidelines, we'll be happy to unarchive it

Thanks for your cooperation!
Northern California Volunteer Cache Reviewer


Walk Like a Duck

A cache by workerofwood Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/13/2004
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!


How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:

This cache is a letterbox hybrid. You can find it using the coordinates above, or you can see how letterboxers do it by following the directions below...

Take a moment today to watch the ducks...
Then search for the six convicts, and find the one who has escaped his cage!

The start is in San Jose, and is reached by turning WEST off of Santa Teresa Blvd. onto Blossom Hill Rd. Cross the lightrail and look for the FISH near the PIER. You can park on the RIVER, WEST of the pier.

Walk roughly NORTH down the ramp, and here we will calibrate your stride. Your pace and mine may differ both in length and definition. At the base of the ramp is a sign reminding you to SLOW down (always good advise). Just beyond this, to the NORTH, is another (lest you forget). Between these I measure 48 paces (each pace is a left and a right).

Now continue NORTH 19 paces. Here you will find directions to reach the end, hidden in a small green box. I NEARLY discarded these, but only just nearly...

Once you reach the end have a seat and take time to contemplate:
...why NOT eat fish?
...what IS that pole there for?
...are they REALLY sorry I can't swim?
After coming to terms with these and other questions, turn and walk 2 paces SOUTH, and scramble up 2, to find the escaped convict. The treasure is at his feet.

This Letterbox Hybrid cache contains a log and a handmade rubberstamp. The stamp is not a trade item and must remain within the cache! This is used to stamp your personal letterbox journal. If you have a personal stamp, bring it and stamp the cache log, if not you may hand sign it instead.

The original cache went missing (eaten by ravenous bees I think), and a replacement was made in Jan. 06. This is nearly identical to the original, including the stamp.

Geocachers of the Bay Area logo

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre n ebpx.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



131 Logged Visits

Found it 110     Didn't find it 4     Write note 10     Archive 1     Post Reviewer Note 1     Temporarily Disable Listing 3     Enable Listing 2     

View Logbook | View the Image Gallery of 6 images

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated:
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

Return to the Top of the Page

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.