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Philatsea



Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:01 am    Post subject: Are you looking for a Power caching trip? Reply with quote

Well I have power cached a few times Solo and it is both tiring and fun.

I Have cached in a Palm Springs a few times, in fact my very first cache was in Palm Springs. While Palm Springs has some great power caching areas I found an area south of Las Vegas called Jean Nevada. There isn't much there other than a gas station and a Casino. There is what is referred to as the Wells Road caches. I have done almost all of them.

I must say the Nevaga Geocaching has been busy. This past weekend they released a new series of caches on phobias. Take a look at GC24KMT and click the map then zoom out. I can hear the oh my gods now when you do this. Yes the World record can be set here but you won't hold it for very long.

The problem is we only have about 4-6 weeks before the area gets to hot to cache for the summer. Trust me dealing with the snakes, lizards and scorpions and then the heat takes it toll real quick. Oh yes heat on your car to.
Yes I have had a few lizards jump out at me from under caches and these were not always the "small" ones either. Trust me four letter words are said when this happens.

Now I would love to go and do some of these but going solo is not a good idea. It was one thing to do the Well Road but a whole new game to do these.

Anyone up for a road trip?

Phil
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savant9



Joined: May 02, 2009
Posts: 198
Location: Langley

PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Are you looking for a Power caching trip? Reply with quote

Ya thats crazy....

Here is a link for lazy people....

www.geocaching.com/map...zm=12&mt=m

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Philatsea



Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Are you looking for a Power caching trip? Reply with quote

I think they say it is 654 caches I found.

Yea I don't know if this is fair but boy is it a lot of caches.

Phil
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Mr. Wilson and a Mt. Goat



Joined: May 01, 2009
Posts: 479
Location: Nanaimo

PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Are you looking for a Power caching trip? Reply with quote

Amazing! Once I can get a drivers license that is on my to-do-list!

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plumbrokeacres



Joined: Feb 16, 2007
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Location: Prince George BC

PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Are you looking for a Power caching trip? Reply with quote

I've heard about this one, I'd love to do this I could double my finds in a couple day trip.
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CAMOKELLY



Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 482
Location: Abbotsford BC

PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Are you looking for a Power caching trip? Reply with quote

I Google Earthed those caches and did an as the crow flies measurement. Over 101+ km's wow.
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Philatsea



Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Are you looking for a Power caching trip? Reply with quote

I have been looking at caching again this Spring down south and was looking to cache in Lancaster CA but my plans may change now. Mid April appears to be it because after that the heat takes over.

Phil
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anakerose



Joined: May 26, 2007
Posts: 107
Location: Kelowna

PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Are you looking for a Power caching trip? Reply with quote

Excuse my while I pick my jaw up off the floor...holy doggy doo! Talk about a power trail!
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Philatsea



Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Are you looking for a Power caching trip? Reply with quote

Literally speaking too Jester it runs under the power lines...... So you in?
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anakerose



Joined: May 26, 2007
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Location: Kelowna

PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Are you looking for a Power caching trip? Reply with quote

I wish Smile
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Mr Kaswa



Joined: Oct 23, 2006
Posts: 43
Location: Surrey

PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Are you looking for a Power caching trip? Reply with quote

I think more of a "Holy @#$%!!!" was my response Very Happy

That said, and I really do not mean to sound like I am trying to criticize your idea of caching fun, and if this sounds that way I am very sorry...

I could more than double my total by caching for a few days around there, but in my mind nothing could be less fun than finding one cache then getting in the truck to drive 1000ft and doing it all again........over 600 times Sad

again that is just my opinion and if you get down there I wish you the best of times!! Smile
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Philatsea



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Are you looking for a Power caching trip? Reply with quote

Look I hear what you are saying.

I have done several of these power caching trips all different. The ones I like the best is are hiking. There is the Boo Hoof Trail in Palm Springs that was about 20-25? caches. There is also the Ladder Canyon outside Palm Springs.

Look I have done a few others near this one which the Well Road series. This did involve more walking than driving. This series is just there and I like the area. It is quite and no one to bother you. The only people out there are cachers.

Look I want to do it because it is there.

Phil
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mountainsideman



Joined: Jun 04, 2008
Posts: 60
Location: North Burnaby or Tulameen

PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Are you looking for a Power caching trip? Reply with quote

I may have miss inturpreted what you said but... the best times to attempt caches on this route are in what month? Whithout the lizards and such. It would be nice to help the northern folks out of the first hundred finds. And he loves to gamble so maybe I drag him away from that. So I can enjoy Vegas as well!!
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Philatsea



Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 118

PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:44 am    Post subject: Re: Are you looking for a Power caching trip? Reply with quote

I have no problem helping or answering questions.

May to September is NOT a good time period unless you want to be in the desert in 40+°C. You will run into Lizards, Snakes and Scorpions. One other thing one has to worry about is bee's nests especially in Arizona, they are huge down there and one has to pay attention to past logs. There is also new places to hide caches down there. They place them in Cactus, shot gun shells and drill holes into trees (something you wouldn't see here). I did a report last year when I went south and posted it on here. You can read the Cache report
The Wells Road in Jean Nevada just south of Las Vegas is easy and can be done in a car, I did it in my Ford Focus.

Now take PLENTY of water with you. Also note that while the desert can be warm during the day it can be very cold in the morning. Last year I arrived just after sunrise and it was below freezing. It didn't take long to warm up but then the wind picked up and it didn't feel as warm as it was and you can burn real quick when it is like this. A hat and sun screen is a must.

I did the Painted Ladder Canyon trail in Palm Springs two years ago this month. At that time it was about 30°C when we did it. Yes it was hot and yes we ran into Lizards but saw no snakes or scorpions. I had a lizard jump out from under a cache at me. Yes he got my attention very quickly. It wasn't my last time either.

Oh I did learn something else last year while on my trip. Always check your shoes before putting them on by dumping them out into a garbage can. This is very true in hotels in Arizona as almost all hotels have 1-2 inch gaps under the front doors. This is to allow for air circulation for the air conditioner. The problem is scorpions decided to come in and will find a shoe to take refuge. A local guy I ran into told me this. He also pointed out that almost all hotels will have a jar in the hotel room in case one of these critters get in. There is no need to be worried about this as it is like us heading into the forest and being aware of bears. Like he said to me I wouldn't even think about bears if I was there because you think of them being way up in the mountains.

There are many caches up and down the strip itself and in the surrounding area.

Hope this helps. Any more questions just ask.

Phil
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Philatsea



Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 118

PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Are you looking for a Power caching trip? Reply with quote

Okay it appears that these caches became to popular and to much damage being done to the dessert floor. Almost all of the caches in the last 2 days have now been archived.

Dang I had planned to arrive April 25th to April 30th.

Oh well,

Phil
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