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Number One Son

A cache by SteveL and yrium Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/3/2001
2.5 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Located south of Lake Hodges on a hill overlooking the lake with a killer view!

Primary parking at N 33° 03.088, W 117° 04.597

Closer parking at N 33° 02.394, W 117° 05.294

Number One Son is the first offspring of the BREEDER cache. See the BREEDER geocache site for a description of the whole BREEDER/CACHE LARVA process.

The cache has now grown into its final adult form and is ready for visitors. It is a dusky green 30 caliber ammo can measuring 11"x7.25"x4".

SteveL was the first one to place this cache. He placed it at N 33° 2.938, W 117° 5.258  Coincidentaly gcalland1 placed his cache called "Steven's Cache" about 60 - 70 feet away later on that same day. Feeling that the young cache larva would be inhibited in its Metamorphosis, Bikedog offered to move it up the road a-ways so that it could have a little breathing room. He was assisted in this by Howling Wolf & Tired Bones. I must say that Number Ones Sons final resting place is very nice. After retrieving the cache there are many nice rocks on which you can sit on and take in the view as your making out your cache log.

One way hiking odometer distance from the primary parking to the cache is 3.22 miles. I'm in rather poor shape, getting better though, and it took me one hour and forty minutes to hike to the cache. Coming back took an additional 30 minutes cuz me and Gromit often paused in the shade.

Other people have described the hike differently than me. Here is a quote "The hike was about 6.9 miles and fairly easy, despite what the profile looks like. It's exaggerated."  This quote coming from fellow geocacher Stork's most excellent webpage showing a description of Number One Son as one third of his South Lake Hodges Trifecta.  The other two caches being Steven's Cache and Lake Hodges Picnic. Click here for a topographic map of Stork's route.

I'm sure that you can cut down on this distance by choosing a closer parking spot to start the hike from. I'll have to verify this later but it seemed that there was a trail coming down from the houses around the same general vicinity as the waterfall. I'll look into it and add it to the parking locations.

If you have some extra time you might check out the waterfall located at N 33° 02.691, W 117° 05.267 I was totally surprised that this existed only 10 miles from my house. I wonder how many people even know its there?

A big thanks to SteveL, Bikedog, Howling Wolf & Tired Bones for their help.

--- yrium ---

P.S. Bikedog's definition of Metamorphosis: A change in the form and often habits of a geocache during normal development after the embryonic stage. Metamorphosis includes, in insects, the transformation of a maggot into an adult fly and a caterpillar into a butterfly and, in amphibians, the changing of a tadpole into a frog.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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