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A camo'd micro container at an important trail junction in Santa Teresa Park
One of the most popular hiking destinations in Santa Teresa Park is 1155-foot Coyote Peak, with its spectacular 360-degree views. This cache marks an important trail junction. It's where the Hidden Springs Trail meets the Coyote Peak Trail, which continues on to the top of Coyote Peak. The Hidden Springs Trail is the more popular of the two. It starts out at the Pueblo Area, which is close to 600 feet in altitude. It's only about a 150-foot climb to reach this trail junction. The Coyote Peak Trail starts about 250 feet lower, near the back of the golf course driving range, so it's about a 500-foot climb from the golf course to here. Coming up the Hidden Springs Trail, you are mostly out of sight of the city below until you reach this trail junction. Then you start getting breathtaking views. More and more of the Bay Area comes into view. When you finally reach Coyote Peak, you can see all the way from Gilroy to Marin County on a clear day.
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Update 4/21/09: The cache used to be in a rocky area off-trail. I moved the cache to a location closer to the trail. You can access it without leaving the trail. It is safer to access, but more subject to muggling. Make sure you re-hide it well.
Update 3/14/10: The decon was muggled. I replaced it with a large micro. Bring your own pen. It's close to the trail, but should not be visible from it if hidden properly. Watch out for ticks and rattlesnakes in the grass.
2/4/16 The cache disappeared. It might have been washed away, taken away by park maintenance, or buried under mud. I put a replacement in a different spot less likely to be affected in the same way.
1/18/18 The cache was destroyed by park maintenance. I replaced it in the same spot, but covered it up. It's a camo'd pill bottle with a pencil.
- Jaw-dropping viewThis is the reason for coming up here. Keep going up the trail. It gets better.
- Walking down a country roadIt feels like you're walking out in the country out here, even though the city is just down the hill.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum