A cache maintenance trip and five new caches await approval
Since it is a long hike up that mountain, I decided I could use the opportunity to place some new caches. I prepared several cache containers with trading items, log books, and Geocaching "explainers" and filled my daypack with them.
On the way up the hill I placed a new cache where there is a great view of Lyons Peak. The location is just above some of those pale Nolina plants that I have only seen on Mt. McGinty and up in Joshua Tree National Park.
When I couldn't find "Blue," I put a small tin container with a few trade items under the bush in a slightly different spot and covered it with rocks.
From there, I headed south towards another viewpoint. Along the way I placed a cache that has this view of Mt. Miguel.
Further down the trail I placed another cache similar to the one T.R. Violin has at "Take a Break Here" on Twin Peaks in Poway.
Finally, I made my way down to the lonely tree, a place I have wanted to put a cache ever since I started this obsession . . . er . . . activity last January.
The view from the tree
Before the day was done, I had covered a lot of territory as evidenced by my track: