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Caching is many different things to different people. To us, it's normally a nice hike to a scenic destination. If that's also your thing, this one will not disappoint. We count it all as time well wasted.
The main entrance on the north side of the lake is back open, but I still recommend coming in from the south. It's a bumpy road but the views are worth it. I like Butte Mtn Road to Amador Lane, turn at N38 20.977 W120 41.204. Park at N38 20.885 W120 39.368. Or, if you come in from the dam, the walk is a little longer but probably a little easier.
When the lake is low, you can usually walk next to the water. Otherwise there is a fairly well-defined trail most of the way around the lake a little higher. I'm rating the terrain a 2.5 only because parts of the trail are not as well defined. This is a walk in the woods folks, so make sure you check yourself and your Geo-dogs over for ticks when you get back.
The cache is an ammo can, when hid contained:
Stash note & log (pls leave pen)
Live Strong bracelet
Happy New Year Duckie
Fully stocked seed cache (Decon box - pls only take if you can hide it)
Green Koosh Ball man
Small basketball (GO KINGS)
Match container with matches
Pencil & pencil sharpener
Large plastic Army man
Dog bone (for those Geo Dogs out there)
Tiny micro cache container
Camoed pill bottle (empty)
There are two FTF prizes - one is our customary Monkey Buck, the other is a very special CD that you'll just have to go and get to see what it is!
3/12/2007 update: GeoRana left the CD (he doesn't like country music), so even though the label says "FTF", the CD is now fair game to any finder. We'll change out the CD label next time we're down there.