Saturday, September 27, 2008

What's wrong with this picture?

Take a look at the picture to the right. What's wrong with it? I see a barrier, with a No Trespassing sign on it. Beyond the barrier, there appears to be some kind of path. I can tell you that the path is at the top of a river bank. Rivers in Southern California are, for the most part, cement lined, usually with bike paths along them for outdoor enthusiasts to use. This particular one in Orange County is no exception. You can't see it from this picture, but the bike/walking path on top of this river bank is on the far side.

Now I ask again. What's wrong with this picture? Well, I'll tell you what's wrong. There's a cache hidden about 100 feet beyond that No Trespassing sign. Reading the logs, you have to climb down the cement embankment to get to the cache as well. I posted a DNF on this cache with this same picture asking the owner if I am missing something. Perhaps there's another way in to the cache area. Reading the other logs, it appears as if most people approached from the east side, much like I did. That would indicate that these people chose to trespass. Unless I hear otherwise from the cache owner, I guess this is one cache that I'm not going to find.

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CarolinaCacher said...

At least you shown good judgment and heeded the "no trespassing" sign. You may want to bring this to the attention of the local reviewer.

There was a geocache in my area that was impossible to get to without trespassing on lands that were posted on all sides. Why anyone would place a geocache in such a location is beyond me.

Webfoot said...

And yet people place lamp post micros in Big Box Store parking lots all the time. I would be willing to bet that most, if not all of those are placed on private property without receiving permission from said Big Box Store. Yet local reviewers approve those quite often.

I would think that it's easier to see those kind of hides on satellite images, etc., than the one I attempted yesterday. For the moment, I'm going to give the benefit of the doubt to the hider on this one. You do bring up an excellent point, which I will keep in the back of my mind for the future.

benh57 said...

I have a similar photo!

See the cache?

This is a cache along I-5 just north of Grapevine.

benh57 said...


Unclear on the concept geocache...

Webfoot said...

Heh heh. I think I've found that cache. Yep. I have. The difference is that cache is in front of the sign and the sign, I would be willing to bet, refers to anything behind the barbed wire fence just in the background.