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Horses Can't Read
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Off the trail a ways. Some but not a wall of PO in the vicinity, easily avoidable if you do not blindly follow your GPSr,
instead follow the nearby open terrain (relatively) until the very last and you will not have to bushwack.
Picchetti Ranch OSP is open from dawn to a half hour after sunset. Please cache only during those hours.
I'm not a horse person, but I bet that someone who is would assert that horses are sometimes smarter than people. I think the mid-peninsula OSP folks do a teriffic job, but something got crossed up in this area. If you park your horse trailer at the Picchetti Ranch OSP parking lot, the sign clearly prohibits horses. However, this cache is off a trail that apparently allows horses, but there is no gate that I saw for them to enter at PIO3 where the sign allowing horses is located, nor is there any parking. Very strange. There is strong evidence of horses, to the degree that it is difficult to walk on the trail because of erosion and the rough surface on the short but steep hill that you must climb if you are going for the other caches in this OSP. The horse tracks mysteriously end just up the hill. What do they do, trot up and down this hill only? I don't think horses can read. Maybe somebody can figure this out.
Here is the Trail Map. You can park near the Sycamore Group Picnic area (for free along the road) or in the Picchetti Ranch parking lot on Montebello Road. (closest to this cache.)
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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:21:38 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:21 PM GMT)
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