It’d been awhile since I’d cached at Vasquez Rocks. In the interim, 8 new caches had appeared adding to the 10 found on prior visits. On a rare completely free Saturday I went back.
As usual for any clear weekend the main parking lot and surrounding area were packed with cars and muggles. In fact it was impossible to even approach the cache closest to my car. X marks the spot (GC1AQZD). But after detouring around a big Latin film crew and only 300’ out from parking, the area was deserted. Here’s a look back toward parking.
Right away I saw some big clawless tracks, on top of recent human footprints! I stayed alert but didn’t see gorns, sasquatches or any animals bigger than a lizard.
Caching here is always a welcome change from my urban trips and yet different from the usual cache hikes on local trails. Navigating through obstacles on faint or non-existing paths and scrambling up and down rocks are out of the ordinary and great exercise. The photo ops are different too.
This is a hole I crawled through to descend to a lower level cache.
I’m not sure what this is. It’s located a few steps North of the Geology Trail trailhead.
This was ground zero for my last find of the day. Lonely Corner (GC1KCW8). Coordinates bounced all over and I was leaving with a DNF when the obvious cache was noticed. d’OH!!
In 4 fun hours I found 6 traditional caches and an easy earthcache. Vasquez Rocks Earthcache (GCZP4M). This is the picture I took for the final earthcache requirement. Enjoy your attempt too.