JULY 25, 2011 – Lake Casitas (again)

A few days before Carmageddon Caching I returned to Lake Casitas to find 8 caches that’d appeared there since my 2 visits in January. Don_J needed the same 8 and pianofab (Fabrizio) needed to find all of the caches at the lake.

We parked at the lone open free parking space just outside the main gate and walked in. Here’s Don headed toward Lake Casitas #2 – Rachel’s Marina Hide (GC1AHE1). It has a 40% DNF rate (that we know about) . As a previous finder I pointed Don & Fabrizio away from the obvious. They then found the cache in 2 minutes.

You know that you’re hiking too slowly when a passing vulture takes an active interest and circles back to look you over.

Everyone is watching everyone else. We saw 3 of these wildlife cameras along the trail. If they’re active during daylight hours, someone has pictures of us staring back at them.

Beyond the last camera we hiked along the top of the dam.

Two of the new caches were in the rocks. Near one of them, Don saw a crocodile head in this rock. I saw a pig head. You decide.

We found the rest of the caches beyond the dam. At the last one, we took in the view from a conveniently placed bench.

Here’s what we saw.

It was an uneventful return back to the car. On our drive home we stopped at various roadside caches. Fabrizio ended the day with almost 30 finds, Don with 20+ and I had 13. Now I see that a new series of 24 projecting from the West side of the lake popped up last week. So another return trip is coming up.

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4 Responses to JULY 25, 2011 – Lake Casitas (again)

  1. […] Coming soon… in the meantime, link to OLdweeb’s account of the day. […]

  2. “You know that you’re hiking too slowly when a passing vulture takes an active interest and circles back to look you over.” LOL

  3. It looks more like a pig.

  4. EcuaDeb says:

    Just checking out your blogs – great site. But the head is totally a platypus.

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