Uh Oh . . . someone didn't read the cache page
To the WNW of this parking spot is another cache, on a parallel trail, however, the cache description doesn't mention that cache, only the one to the south. The three caches, and the trail waypoint look like this on my Mapsource map:
I feel very bad for the person who got on the wrong track, because they were from out of town, and their bushwhack struggle really cut into the fun they could have been having on the trail.
Without reading the cache page, and by trying to go to the "Tunnel of Shade" cache, which is on a parallel trail, it would be easy to get lost. That parallel trail is separated from the road by impenetrable chaparral vegetation, something I mentioned in my May 17th blog entry. You really can't get from the parking spot to the other trail . . . although this cacher apparently did . . . after an hour-long struggle.
I posted a Note to the cache page, and included an image of the caches, and the trail waypoint, mentioned in the cache description.
There was a recent thread in the Forums about people not reading the cache pages where one experienced cacher stated that the cache page looked like this to him:
Blah, blah, blah
So, I'm not sure any additional text on my cache page would be helpful . . .