April 25, 2004

deer trail trek

10:04 am - Wow, what an adventure! This was one of those caches that's been staring at me for a while, but I didn't have an excuse to go down there. Finally a few more caches popped up in the neigborhood, so I took a trip down.

I started at the familiar suggested parking spot and started my trek up. Really up. Nearly vertical up. It was a very hot day and I felt it. I was quickly dripping in sweat. You sure gain a lot of elevation quickly on this 'trail'. Soon I was rewarded with an impressive view on a very clear day.

OK, now what? The hint was helpful, but I followed it too much and soon I realized that I had to backtrack. I don't like backtracking. It's boring. Instead I took the hard way up, doing a ridiculous scramble. After that it was pretty easy though the heat was wearing on me.

Dodged some poison oak at the cache site, then found it. I'm gonna go out on a limb here (or even a cliff) and say this cache isn't likely to ever get muggled. Took a fuzzy ball which I first thought was a dead animal and left a mini flashlight.

I didn't see any deer on the trail today, but I did notice that they might have drinking problem as there empty beer bottles all over the place. Lots of other wildlife was scurrying around in the bushes here and there.

I never did find an 'easier' approach to this one. Maybe I went the easy way? It took me about 1 hour there and back, but that was a tough hour. After I got back to the car, I spent a few minutes driving around trying to find an easier spot, but failed.

Thanks for the great workout! Posted by jeff at April 25, 2004 10:04 AM