Geocaching.com


Geocaching

Welcome, Visitor!

Sign In | Create Account

Sign in with Facebook


or

Sign in with Geocaching

Forgot Username/Password

Give the gift of Geocaching Premium

View Geocache Log

Found it Yar?Yar! found High Adventure

Friday, August 06, 2004California

Gee, guess what? It's still there! That was quite the adventure, for sure! I parked at Deer Creek Falls and decided that there was probably a 50/50 chance the log everyone else had crossed still exists. So, I figured, "Let's look for another way across." Sad to say, there were several nice logs in the area, but none actually crossing the stream. First I trekked up-stream to look for a spot. Too deep and rocks are too far apart. Then I headed down-stream. Ran into a side waterfall coming down the hill. However, the creek was shallow and calm enough to wade across here.

I stripped down to my skivvies to keep things dry and left the 'tronics behind in the backpack. Shoes in hand, I started wading. Maybe I didn't pick the best path, as the short and shirt-tail both got wet. That's OK, they'll dry! Once across I had to climb a fairly steep slope of about fifty feet. There were several animal trails to choose from to make this part of the trek easier. Ducked and hopped over miscellaneous trees/logs/bushes blocking the path until I found a nice hill of rock. Climbing this was difficult, as the rocks and dirt are loose and often gave way. Once up to the top I looked around for quite a bit (and read the hint...) but didn't find it. Finially it Dawned on me to scale the north face. That little 12oz brown coffee can really does blend in. I start looking for my jeep TB to place in this wonderful historic cache. Did I mention I left the 'tronics behind in the backpack? I left the TB as well! ARGH! So, took the Smokey the Bear baseball sitting on the ground (plastic wrapper has deteriated due to weather... but ball is fine) and left a doller.

On the way back, I was able to take a gradual incline down to my crossing point. This crossing was shallower (only a few feet off from the first) and I quickly dried my footsies , got my shoes and socks back on, and headed out.

I highly suggest tackling this cache adventure. It's not a very long hike if you don't mind getting wet, and the steepness can be taken slowly and gradually. I took almost two hours, but really took my time and was careful with the terrain. Give it a shot!!!

 


Click image to view original
Log I knocked off for safety on way down the hill


                    

infoThis is the original cache type consisting, at a bare minimum, a container and a log book. Normally you'll find a tupperware container, ammo box, or bucket filled with goodies, or smaller container ("micro cache") too small to contain items except for a log book. The coordinates listed on the traditional cache page is the exact location for the cache.
 
Visit Another Listing:   

Advertising with Us