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Caches along Highway 395?


StClairC
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We're going to leaving in a week from Los Angeles up to Bridgeport and was wondering if there were any must-do caches along the way on Highway 395, and to a lesser extent Highway 14.

 

As of now, the only one we have planned is GC13th1 Glass Flow 2 / Obsidian Dome. This was the place where we first learned about Geocaching and have always wanted to go back to find the cache at the top.

 

I've done the PQ's, looked around, come up with hundred of possible caches - Just want to see if there are any personal reccomendations (and extensive side trips are always welcome for a particularly good cache :anibad:) for anything especially good.

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We'll be in a 2007 Toyota Tacoma - so unfortunately nothing too offroady.

I've seen some 05+ Tacomas on some pretty tough trails...

 

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Burro Schmidt Tunnel would be one of the recommendations I'd offer. It is off the 14 just past Red Rock.

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCF441

 

Manzanar is a good place to stop and learn about history.

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC1153

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We'll be in a 2007 Toyota Tacoma - so unfortunately nothing too offroady.

I've seen some 05+ Tacomas on some pretty tough trails...

 

DSC_2942.jpg

DSC_4424.jpg

DSC_2298.jpg

 

Burro Schmidt Tunnel would be one of the recommendations I'd offer. It is off the 14 just past Red Rock.

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCF441

 

Manzanar is a good place to stop and learn about history.

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC1153

 

Thanks a lot. I was actually thinking of stopping on the way home and camping a night or two at Red Rock so that might work out perfectly.

 

Those pictures might be a bad thing for me to see if I'm feeling adveturous that day :)

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Well of course I am partial to my own caches in the area Full Moon over Mono Lake or any of my Bodie area caches. I would also recommend the Earthcaches at Mono Lake or Travertine Hot Springs as well as the Mammoth Lakes area.

 

Exploring Bodie works for me. Fun place!

 

Yea we went to Bodie last year but for some reason didn't do any of the caches. I think by the time we got done walking around and doing the Mill Tour, we were hot & anxious to go grab something to eat.

 

The hot springs sound neat - just need to track down a termometer for that one. Plus after a week of roughing it, some hot springs would probably feel really nice.

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I head up that road once or twice a year and try to grab some caches each time.

 

I definitely enjoyed the ones at Manzanar.

 

But I also recommend the caches at Fossil Falls, with its very cool landscape. Fun to explore!

 

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC3E6

 

Stop in Randsburg for some icecream and a cache:

 

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC1B42

 

I love this beautiful little spot across a creek (at least when I was there) in Independence:

 

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCHBRA

 

The river here by Mammoth is pretty, and its warm from the hot springs:

 

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCGYM7

 

Have fun!

 

-Ron

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I head up that road once or twice a year and try to grab some caches each time.

 

I definitely enjoyed the ones at Manzanar.

 

But I also recommend the caches at Fossil Falls, with its very cool landscape. Fun to explore!

 

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC3E6

 

Stop in Randsburg for some icecream and a cache:

 

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC1B42

 

I love this beautiful little spot across a creek (at least when I was there) in Independence:

 

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCHBRA

 

The river here by Mammoth is pretty, and its warm from the hot springs:

 

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCGYM7

 

Have fun!

 

-Ron

 

These caches look awsome - especially excited for the soda fountain one. This is exactly the kinda stuff that maps won't tell me about that I'm looking for. Thanks!

 

- Chris

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Well of course I am partial to my own caches in the area Full Moon over Mono Lake or any of my Bodie area caches. I would also recommend the Earthcaches at Mono Lake or Travertine Hot Springs as well as the Mammoth Lakes area.

 

Re Bodie:

 

Rosa May got ripped off ... may she rest in peace.

 

Ever since I heard about her and how she was shafted I have wanted to start the Rosa May Society.

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