DECEMBER 26, 2011 – Lake Eleanor, Westlake Village

EcuaDeb suggested a caching hike near Lake Eleanor just South of Westlake Village. It fit perfectly into my plans to get outside every day of my yearend vacation.

I had trouble finding the unofficial trailhead in a residential cul-de-sac and arrived 20 minutes late to find Deb and pianofab waiting patiently. At least the views were good immediately into the hike.

There were no “micros in the woods.”

The completely off limits Las Virgenes Reservoir was to our left. (East)

I felt less self conscious about being unable to find the parking spot after Deb announced that she’d left her GPSr at Go, Gordon, Go! (GCNACB) the southernmost cache. Go, go going back for it added a ½ mile but the weather was great and the ground was flat so we laughed our way through it.

With the GPSr recovered, we looped westward to Enjoy the View 2 (GC24B7G) which was hidden next to this barren area.

Directly across from the moon rocks is an impressive outcrop. The gc.com map shows 2 caches on it. Good luck getting up there.

And immediately below is the famous Lake Eleanor. I think that it’s yet another one that’s completely closed to the public. Too bad.

The last cache of the day was The Knob (GC24B7N) AND – it wasn’t at the rock below, even though our arrows pointed to it. The cache was 200’ beyond.

We hiked just over 5 miles and found 11 caches (6 for me) with no DNFs. I’m hiking more in the next few days.

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2 Responses to DECEMBER 26, 2011 – Lake Eleanor, Westlake Village

  1. christine says:

    Sounds like an awesome hike (except for the parking issue and lost gps)! Glad you all had a successful hike. Happy New Year…miss you all!

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