Lower Arroyo Caching Trail #1
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This cache is a Decon Container. It is on the East side of the stream.
Directions to Lower Arroyo Park: In Pasadena, from the intersection of California and Orange Grove, head west on California, down the hill until it ends at Arroyo Blvd. Turn right (North) on Arroyo .2 miles until you see the sign on the left for "Lower Arroyo Park". Turn left here, down the hill, and park in the lot past the casting pond. The approximate coordinates of the parking area are: N 34 08.422, W 118 10.038.
The Lower Arroyo Caching Trail is a 3.5 mile loop with 16 caches. The Caching Trail starts from the South-West corner of the Casting Pond. Caches # 1 through # 6 are on the East side of the stream that runs through the park. Caches # 7 through # 16 are on the West side of the stream. The terrain is almost completely flat, with minimal elevation changes. Some of the Caches require light bush-whacking.
There are additional entrances to the loop from Arroyo Blvd near Cache #3, from San Pasqual Ave. near Cache # 7, and from La Loma Road near Cache #12.We have tried to keep the caches clear of Poison Oak, but it is very plentiful in the Arroyo, so please be careful, and be aware of your surrounding.
The park is fairly busy on the weekends, with several joggers, people walking dogs, archers, and a few people at the casting pond. Parking is usually not an issue, but the lot can get crowded mid-mornings on weekends when the archery range seems to be most active. The Sheriff’s Department does patrol the area regularly on horse-back.
There are restroom facilities by the casting pond. There are a couple of emergency telephones, at least one bench and one drinking fountain (in the archery range), but we would suggest taking a good supply of water with you. There is very little tree cover, and the area can get quite hot in the summer.
Additional Lower Arroyo Caches which can be easily done in conjunction with the loop are:
GC61CB – Arroyo Micro by LarsThorwald: located between # 2 and # 3
GCAF48 – Where the “Wild Things Are” by SkynSea: located between # 4 & # 5
GCH67Z – Dancing with a Barefoot Geek by Team Dakiba: located just past # 16
(No hints available.)