Hiking along Ward Road, you transition from grassy hills and oaks to forest, then finally to deep redwood forest. Once you get past the heavily traveled biking areas, you probably won't see another soul.
This is indeed an outpost because it isn't along Ward Road. The cache is somewhat mis-named, but I think I'll just leave it that way. If you come in from Skyline along Ward Road, it is just a short way from the junction with Hickory Oaks trail.