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Will be around for a week in July. I have been looking at some caches and have seen the snake icon. I am used to keeping my eyes out for ticks and poison ivy. So I was wondering what sort of precautions I should take when in your part of the world.

 

Also, what are the caches I should look at to get.

 

I am looking forward to visiting SD, and grabbing some caches in the hills.

 

thanks again

 

Brian

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Will be around for a week in July. I have been looking at some caches and have seen the snake icon. I am used to keeping my eyes out for ticks and poison ivy. So I was wondering what sort of precautions I should take when in your part of the world.

 

Also, what are the caches I should look at to get.

 

I am looking forward to visiting SD, and grabbing some caches in the hills.

 

thanks again

 

Brian

Hills y' say? Here's a set of links that will satisfy your need

for hilly Geocaching. Look for a Bookmark Link on each page

and do expect ticks and Poison Ivy.

 

Mission Trails Regional Park not far from downtown San Diego.

 

Iron Mountain Trails twenty miles from downtown San Diego.

 

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park about forty miles east of

downtown San Diego.

 

Good chance you will encounter rattlesnakes. Just watch

where you put your feet and your hands. Risk goes up

when you hurry or run along the trails. Poke a stick or

your hiking pole into the nooks and crannies before

reaching in to grab a container.

 

There's been just one reported instance of a Geocacher

that was snake-bitten in San Diego County. He was

running when bitten and so the snake had no time to sound

a warning.

 

Best precaution for avoiding ticks and snakes is to hike

with a tick-magnet (female) companion and make sure to

keep her ahead of you on the trail. Always encourage her

to be the one to reach for and grab the Geocache containers.

See what I'm sayin'?

 

July brings high temperatures to San Diego back country.

Water, hat, sunscreen ... the usual precautions. Remote

areas have spotty cell-phone service so tell somebody

where you intend to hike and what time to expect your

return.

 

If you encounter Jahoadi or Splashette along the way ...

either hide behind a bush or run for it. If you run for it

you will probably be bitten by a snake but, you know, one

should sensibly take the least risk.

 

O yeah, do enjoy yourself and do post photos,

Harmon

SD Rowdies

 

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Rattle Snakes of San Diego COunty

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Thank you for the info, that is the info I was looking for. I will most likely hang around the MTRP in the Escondido area, as that is where my tick magnet's family lives. Looking forward to it. I'll be sure to post some pics, I have been getting into that as of late.

 

thanks again

 

Brian

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I just started geocaching for like a month now and is totally hooked. Yup this is my first post!

 

Anyway, If you are looking for caches in the hills I recommend Black Mountain in Penasquitos/Rancho Bernardo area. There are a few slopes/trails that are steep but it is generally ok. I just did a 30 found caches in one day in there last Friday. There are a good variety of small to Huge sized ones. Don't miss the biggest I've seen so far which is "Tom & Jerry's Locker".

 

Happy Hunting!

- BulilitRox

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Thank to everyone who gave me some advice about caching in San Diego. I had a really great time there and the caching was a lot of fun too. I only cached for one day, and the Daily Ranch was very close to where we were staying. I had a great 5 mile hike and found five caches. It was amazing how quiet it was out there, and after I got further from the parking area the less people I saw. Truly a great day.

 

I posted pics to most of the caches, here is the list:

 

http://coord.info/GC11XDP

 

http://coord.info/GC1ED5K

 

http://coord.info/GC3JN43

 

http://coord.info/GC314PE

 

and this virt in Old Town

 

http://coord.info/GCGE40

 

It was funny, after I was done in the Daily Ranch, I was bummed I didn't even see any snakes! Well bummed might not be the right word....

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