This multi-cache will take you on a stroll along the Albertson Parkway and back. The Albertson Parkway is a 0.4 mile paved trail linking the Santa Teresa neighborhood to Santa Teresa County Park. The trail follows the PG&E overhead lines and was semi-paved, but not landscaped for almost 20 years. Now the trail is nicely landscaped, repaved, and contains three interpretive plaques, several doggie poop bag stations, and garbage cans.
Start at the posted coordinates, N 37° 13.968’ W 121° 47.651’ and travel to the end of the trail, N 37° 13.650’ W 121° 47.645’, while collecting the required information for the final cache. You will have to backtrack to get to the final cache.
At the starting location, face the trail. The number of fence posts on your left minus the number of fence posts on your right = D.
Now look at the trail rules sign. If you have any concerns, the phone number to call is 793-551C.
While traveling along the trail, count the number of garbage cans along the parkway. This number = B. Updated 4/18/2012, as one original garbage can has gone missing.
Update 12/12/2012, returned to original, as the garbage can has been replaced.
Travel to Interpretive Sign #1 - N 37° 13.904’ W 121° 47.643’
The number of inches of the bioretention basin in the Albertson Parkway is made up of washed stone gravel = A.
Continue to Interpretive Sign #2 – N 37° 13.781’ W 121° 47.645’
Between 1973 and 1982, the section of Monterey Highway between San Jose and Morgan Hill known as Blood Alley saw 69 deaths and 7E5 injuries.
Next go to Interpretive Sign #3 – N 37° 13.682’ W 121° 47.649’
The Bernal-Gunac-Joice Ranch, which is part of Santa Teresa County Park, is F block(s) south of this point.
Go to the end of the trail at N 37° 13.650’ W 121° 47.645’ in order to collect all the information you need.
The final cache is located at N 37° 13.ABC’ W 121° 47.DEF’
Checksum: A+B+C+D+E+F= 25
The cache is in a pill bottle covered with camo tape and contains a logsheet, geocaching note, and trading items.
Posted parkway hours are from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. Dogs on leash, bicycles, rollerblades, and skateboards are allowed on parkway. The parkway is completely flat.