This is a fairly easy hike through beautiful rolling hills and oak trees - and a particularly nifty hike for amateur archaeologists and those into scavenging. You will be following a BLM road/trail for just about the entire route, which is almost 4 miles round-trip.
You can park at the pull-out on Hwy 20, and walk around the gate. As a little hint, the waypoints for the pullout are N 039 deg 00.697 W 122 deg 24.662. If you look around the parking area, you'll see a big rock with graffiti. After hiking in almost a mile, take a left at the fork in the road, but don't nap on the beds as your adventure is just beginning! This is one of those hikes that is beautiful year-round, but probably best appreciated in the spring and fall; the summer sun might be fairly intense unless you start out early, while in the winter you'll end up carrying around an extra 20 lbs. of mud on your feet. But in the spring, the fields are strewn with a breathtaking kaleidoscope of colors - yellow and blue lupine, purple vetch, wild onion, poppies and more - while the singing meadowlarks are exquisite.
When you arrive at the site, you'll know - it's rather unique! Eddie Bow-Wow particularly liked this cache site as the sniff spots were unlimited and the scavenge opportunities endless. Remember, this is snake country so don't poke around in holes or stick your hands under rocks without making lots of noise first. A walking stick is a great asset! Our fearless navigator, Eddie Bow-Wow, did manage to jump on top of a garter snake, after which he let his mom go first.
This was the first cache-creation for Uncle Bill and Aunt Judy. They stashed a quart-sized plastic container filled with notebook; pencil; the spider from Pudding Creek cache; teething ring; one-armed cowboy; stapler and sponge painter. Eddie Bow-Wow threw in his Armatron watch as he had forgotten to bring cache-goodies with him.
After chowing down on doggie biscuits at a beautiful picnic spot, Eddie Bow-Wow composed a little ditty to help other geocachers find the site:
A cowdog named Ed left the road
To some ruins near which water flowed
Find a stone in the wall
But you must be quite tall
Or get "boiling mad" for this lode!