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Demo, Baby! Corral

A cache by justbob Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/14/2007
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Soquel Demonstration Forest is one of the top places to mountain bike in the entire Bay Area. Most bikers refer to it simply as Soquel or Demo. The land manager is the California Department of Forestry. They have been incredibly support of mountain bikers, unlike most of land managers in the area. And when your buddies ask you where you want to ride simply say "Demo, Baby"!

You might come across some of the local wildlife. This includes deer, wild turkeys, giant salamanders, mountain lions (rare), lady bugs (they blanket the ground in places in the spring) and unfortunately, wild pigs. Evidence of pig damage is all over.

The cache is located on Corral Trail, a little more than half-way down the single track section. GPSr reception may be problematic so I will provide helpful details. The general cache location is a little below a long, downed tree that most of the branches have been removed so mountain bikers can ride the tree and then jump off the side. We call this stunt “Club Huck.” Note this is NOT the tree at the end of the single track. The cache container is a small camoed plastic container containing a logsheet. Bring your own pen. There a little room to leave/trade items.

The best place to park is on either Highland Road or in the parking across the metal bridge. There is a porta-potty inside the metal gate at the west end of the parking lot. This is one of 4 Demo, Baby! caches I have placed in this area. If this is your first time here you might consider doing a little circuit. For mountain bikers I suggest starting on Highland Road, head towards the coast, turn right onto Buzzards Lagoon, and go to the top of Demo. On the way you can find Secret Trailhead #11 - Nisene Marks and Secret Trailhead #10 - Soquel Demo Forest. Drop down the Ridge Trail and then Corral to find this cache. If you continue to down Corral to Hihn’s Mill Road you will pass Where is Sulfur Springs.  And then heading back to the parking lot you will pass by Stinky cache. And you will have lots of fun on the bike.

For hikers the above route is probably too long. Instead I recommend an out and back along Hihn’s Mill Road. Turn left onto Sulfur Springs and then turn left onto Corral. At the end of the fire road the trail becomes a single track. Continue on the single track until you reach the cache.

 

 

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Decryption Key

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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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