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Tahquitz Canyon "watch that first step" cache
Cache is overlooking Tahquitz Canyon west of Palm Springs. Great view of the falls. The drop-off from the cachesite is a long way down so be careful. Trail starts at the west end of Mesquite Ave. Look for the Lykken trail marker. The Tahquitz Canyon visitor center is also nearby but a notice on their sign says no parking for the Lykken trail. (You might want to visit the center after your hike.) I usually park a bit east on Mesquite and walk up to the trailhead. Trail is steep and exposed. Great views of Palm Springs and the mountains. Once you come to the little picnic area you continue west on your own up the ridge. Cache is pretty well hidden. Use the photos on my website to help you find the right boulder to look under. From the north side the cache is at eye level in a small cookie tin. Original contents include a compass, a wizard, a little doggy, an apple lollypop, a tin of cinnamon Altoids, logbook and pencil. Just north of the cache is a great flat rock to sit on and gaze down to the falls. It's a long way down so be careful! Pictures and more info on my website...
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