So he could hike back up the next hill.
And that’s how it when today, hiking in the Simi Hills. Last week, simiart placed his first caches in the hills on the south side of Simi Valley. Today was a very nice day to go for a hike, so off I went. Coastal Oak is located at the trail head. I got out of the truck and no Coastal Oak appeared in the GPS. And none of the other caches placed by Art. So home I went to load the latest PQ.
When Art told me that he bought a handful of bison tubes a while ago, but was waiting to place them, I was worried that I would be looking for bisons in the grassy hills. Nothing to worry about, though. Art did a nice job crafting his hides.
Today’s hike went UP, DOWN, UP, DOWN, then Up and Down. It was all good hiking fun, though.
I’m surprised at how fast the grasses have dried out. We didn’t get much rain this year. The little rain that we did get greened up the hills, up it wasn’t enough to keep them green for long. The green is quickly turned to California golden.
And I’m surprised to see how so few cachers can make major geotrails in the grass. It was pretty easy to locate Art’s new caches by following the beat-down grasses.
After bagging all but one of Art’s caches, it was time to find Shasta, the Dog’s caches. When I was finished with those, it was mostly all downhill from there. The last time I hiked this trail, there were puddles of ice along the way. No ice today. Too warm for that.
I must have followed the road maintenance dozer today. The road was freshly scrapped and my footprints were the only ones showing today. I encountered a guy in a pickup near Shasta’s Watering Hole, looking for “the machine.” We later both found said “machine” between Simi Hike #3: Lizards and G-hike.
It was a nice loop, in spite of the ups and downs. Thanks Art and coachkms and dennis2442 (KDS) for the nice loop of caches.
2.88 miles, 11 geocaches found, no DNFs.