Wed Jun 29 22:15:14 2005, after 0d 00:00:00, Lat:33.176308 Lon:-117.269073 Elevation:79 m
This was the beginning of our cache search. It was a nice small park with restrooms and a playground and a large grassy area. There is a little bit of running water in the riparian area to the south.
Wed Jun 29 22:18:28 2005, after 0d 00:03:14, Lat:33.175682 Lon:-117.268349 Elevation:80.6 m
The trail to the cache, "Poison Oak" was infested with Poison Oak in many places. Some completely covered the trunk of a tree. We were able to get to the cache without touching it, but extreme care needs to be taken.
Wed Jun 29 22:23:00 2005, after 0d 00:07:46, Lat:33.175507 Lon:-117.268005 Elevation:84.7 m
The cache itself was a very well-camouflaged container that fit its environment perfectly. The cache location had been overgrown with ouchy thistles.
Wed Jun 29 22:53:11 2005, after 0d 00:37:57, Lat:33.174290 Lon:-117.271111 Elevation:109.6 m
On our way up this hill, we saw a little erosion at this place, but it looked like a dead end. Our GPSr arrows were not turning definitively at this point, so we did not investigate further . . . it just did not look like a trail . . .
Wed Jun 29 22:55:12 2005, after 0d 00:39:58, Lat:33.174004 Lon:-117.271172 Elevation:114.8 m
Along here we stopped and took some pictures of Calaveras Lake and the rock of the skull volcanic formation to the west.
Wed Jun 29 23:15:50 2005, after 0d 01:00:36, Lat:33.172874 Lon:-117.276817 Elevation:70.3 m
After walking up the hill and back down again, we found the "Not of this world cache" where we took pictures of the "Travel Jack" travel bug.
Wed Jun 29 23:43:44 2005, after 0d 01:28:30, Lat:33.170750 Lon:-117.272812 Elevation:86.7 m
The distance to this other cache was now further than it had been in the beginning, and we could not see a good trail heading back in the correct direction, so we turned around and walked back up the hill.
Wed Jun 29 23:45:30 2005, after 0d 01:30:16, Lat:33.171093 Lon:-117.273750 Elevation:91 m
About right here we could see a bit of a \"Geotrail\" through the overgrown vegetation. The cache was only 150 feet away, or so, but we had on our Chaco sandals . . . this was supposed to be an easy cache to get to . . . so we had to pass on trying to find that cache.
Thu Jun 30 00:04:26 2005, after 0d 01:49:12, Lat:33.175922 Lon:-117.273689 Elevation:72.7 m
At this point a very steep, very narrow trail ascended back up the hill we had already climbed once. I was tired and did not want to continue . . . but the cache was only 600 feet away, so up we went.
Thu Jun 30 00:13:50 2005, after 0d 01:58:36, Lat:33.174248 Lon:-117.271851 Elevation:117.9 m
Finally . . . we found the extremely well hidden cache, one of the oldest ones in San Diego County. We examined the contents then signed the log and finally headed back to the car . . . more than an hour from the time we started out to search for this "nearby" cache.