The cache is on Mt Lowe. The trail starts at Eaton Saddle, Mount Wilson Road and one of the most spectacular spots in that area. There are sheer cliffs that seem straight up on one side of the road and straight down on the other. Also there are breathtaking views of the valley below. You can park at 34 Deg. 14.359 N, 118. Deg. 05.617 W. National Forest adventures pass is required and can be obtained in sporting goods stores.
The cache is about 3-mi. walk round trip and 500’ elevation gain from where you park. When you reach Markham Saddle (N 34° 14.345 W 118° 05.948) you will see a large concrete water tank. From here, trails fork off to Mount Disappointment and Mount Lowe. Take the trail to Mt. Lowe. The walk is easy but I listed it 'Terrain: three stars' because of the distance. We recommend that pets and small children should be tethered to adults, as there is no guardrail on the Mt. Lowe Fire Road to protect them from the sheer drop off.
At one point you’ll go through Mueller Tunnel. Look for what’s left of (what I think is) the old mule trail on the outside of the hill that the tunnel goes through.
The cache is a ammo box and originally contained:
- Log book
- Hand held microscope
- Microcassette tape
- Pair of FM transceivers (used but work ok)
- Dog treat
- Tide book
- $2.00 Bill
- Bug guard
- Whistle bracelet
- 2 Extension key chains