+Dread_Pirate_Bruce Posted June 1, 2015 Share Posted June 1, 2015 I enjoy using my bike to hunt caches along trails. I get to combine trail riding with caching and stopping for caches gives me a chance to rest from time to time. Riding is usually faster than than walking, especially on an out-and-back trail. Yesterday, I went bike caching in the Southern California hill. Except for one stretch of about half a mile, where it was hike-a-bike, the trail was pretty easy and a lot of fun. The cache stops were always a welcome opportunity to rest. One big issue for me was caches that required walking across a field of brush. Clothing that's good for riding isn't so good for bushwhacking. I was constantly picking foxtails out of my socks. I skipped many caches that required bushwhacking. The funny thing, though, was that the caches could easily have been hidden close to the trail without much risk of being muggled. I noticed that sometimes, it is easier to find a cache hidden in a SPOR than to find one under a single rock. The SPOR is a giveaway. I found that I was best to give myself a time limit on each cache. If I couldn't find it in a few minutes, I'd move on. There were lots of caches and the time was better spent seeking those. As the day went on, I found I was giving myself less time before giving up. It was a combination of fatigue and frustration. Quote Link to comment
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