We’ve been doing other things for most of the vacation so thought we’d have another day caching as there are so many caches to find around here.
I’d been looking at the 126 on 126 series before we left the UK as it was in a more rural area and there were tons of caches to potentially look for. It’s about a 45 minute drive north of where we are staying in another valley and is essentially 126 caches set along Highway 126. The caches themselves are set on quiet adjoining roads as the 126 itself is way too busy to cache comfortably along.
On the way we stopped off at an unexpected Earthcache we spotted on TomTom as we passed. This turned out to be great fun and a really interesting spot with lots of unusual geology. Link: Grimes Canyon Burnt Shale.
Once on the 126 on 126 series itself, we got off to a quick start at #39 in the series. The numbering of the caches seems to be a bit random so we just took the route that looked best to us on the GPSr. The whole area was really scenic, with lemon, lime and orange groves along with quite a few palm tree and what looked like cactus farms.
The caches were great fun with a HUGE variety of hides and containers. Quite a few of the caches involved climbing down into gulleys or stretching high up for the cache. You never knew what to expect next.
Along the way, we did various other stand alone caches, including two virtuals in beautiful and historic Fillmore. We stopped here for a look around the lovely old town and some much needed drinks.
Towards the end of the day we ended up in Santa Paula and opted to cache our way round town, doing quite a few non-series caches as we went along. Apart from a string of about 5 DNF’s in the foothills, nothing was too difficult here.
We ended up the day with 131 finds and a really fun time was had by all. We really enjoyed the massive variety of cache hides and the challenges actually getting to some of them.