September 05, 2005


6:34 pm - I sat at quick cache for quite a while trying to psych myself up to do this cache.

There were many reasons not to do it. The 1000 ft elevation. The last 3 DNFs. The 6 months since it had been found. The fact that I was almost out of water or that it was 5 pm.

After reading the logs, I convinced myself to give it a try. I was really tired though and stopped quite often. Dehydration was settling in and I felt like vomiting. The whole way up I questioned whether or not this was a good idea, but I felt committed and I kept progressing.

An hour later I made it to the top. The views were great. You don't often get views so close to San Jose.

I had less success finding the cache. I searched in all the possible spots and even managed to ask kablooey where he found it. There was no sign of it.

As a last resort, I searched through my bag and came up with a replacement cache. The container is a prescription bottle and the log sheet is part of a map. I covered it with a few rocks. If the owner would rather I didn't replace it, you can delete this log.

The way back down was much easier (funny how that goes), but I still could have used some water. Thanks for the challenge. Posted by jeff at September 5, 2005 06:34 PM