May 24, 2008
Today was a fine day of geocaching. I needed to return to Piru Creek to get the Cobblestone Mountain quad and to finish the Los Angeles County Quadrangle Challenge cache. There are a number of caches in the area that I also wanted to get, so we got an early start. We did the caches in the Gorman area in Peace Valley and the northern part of the Old Ridge Route before doing the Piru Creek cache. I had planned on also doing the caches along the southern section of the Ridge Route, but we had a change in plans after doing the Piru Creek cache. So I had 42 caches between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Then added a few more for a total of 47 caches–a personal best for one day of caching.
Completing the LA County Quad Challenge cache was a nice way of completing the day. The work of visiting the 81 quads that make up LA County was worth it. I enjoyed seeing the diversity of the county–mountains, deserts, coastal mountains, and, of course, plenty of urban areas.
Here is a list of today’s caches:
May 15, 2008
Yesterday I “completed” the Los Angeles County Quadrangle Challenge cache. I say “completed” because I still haven’t earned the Find. I DNFed the Cobblestone Mountain quad because the Piru Creek cache is MIA. I will need to revisit that area before I have truly completed the challenge. I have, however, cached in all 81 quads that make up Los Angeles County.
Here is a list of the caches that I found yesterday:
It’s been a great adventure. LA County is quite a place. We typically think of Los Angeles County as the large urban area that it is. But it is much more. Beaches, coastal mountains, deserts, snow-capped high mountains–LA County has it all.
May 9, 2008
A new cache was appeared today–Dixie Canyon–located in Dixie Canyon Park above Studio City. I was in the mood for a walk, so I went for it. The cache was a quick find–a nice walk from the end of the street up into a stream-side woodland. The area was donated to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy by Warren Beatty in 1986. It was a nice walk, in spite of the thriving growths of poison oak. Here are a few views of the area.