This cache is hidden in the Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation area, part of the East Bay Regional Park District, in Fremont California.
Quarry Lakes incorporates the historic boundaries of two Mexican ranchos and the former Mission San Jose lands. Alameda Creek was the original boundary between Contra Costa and Santa Clara Counties. Alameda County was carved out of these two counties in 1853 and was named after the creek that drains it.
The quarries for which Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area is named were established in the mid-19th century. Gravel taken from the banks of Alameda Creek was used in the construction of the transcontinental railroad's western section.
The cache itself is hidden just off the Wood Duck Trail, near a information sign describing the Riparian Restoration that is going on at this location. Please read this sign to learn to discover what it means. Please note you are not required to read the sign to log this cache. This should not be considered a quick drive by as the closest legal parking to this site is at the Isherwood Staging Area parking lot off Isherwood Way near Paseo Pardre Parkway. You can park at this location without fee, proceed down the trail next to Alameda Creek until you find one of two gates that allow access into the park. If you go through the parks main gate there is a $5.00 parking fee, an annual pass to all parks in the East Bay Regional Park District is available for $50.00.
The coordinate where checked using two GPSr's and were allowed to settle until they both matched. Initial contents include Steve Martin Buttons #634, #635 and #636.
Congratulations to JimmiGee on collecting the FTF.