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Calavera Lake View

This is a track of our very lengthy search for a cache that was only .3 miles away from the first one we found, "Poison Oak."

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Story 1/10: 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.
Story 2/10: 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.
Story 3/10: 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.
Story 4/10: 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 . . .
Story 5/10: 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.
Story 6/10: 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.
Story 7/10: 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.
Story 8/10: 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.
Story 9/10: 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.
Story 10/10: 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.