I want to give a little plug for a few classic fall caching areas that haven't received any love for quite some time:
GCP2AZ Sleeping Otter This is my cache, it has only had 1 finder in its history that dates back to 2005. It is a great trail in the fall. You can mountain bike the whole thing without great technical skill. A shuttle from the Cooper Lake side back out to the russian river campground takes a skilled Mountain biker less than 3 hours...Even a hack could run it in 6 or less. I think it is 21 miles of good trail. I like using bells on my bike on this trail as added noise to help alert the bears of my presence. Make lots of noise and bring your spray. However, this is an amazing trip! There are a couple other caches that can be found along the way now as well...
GCQXC8 Summit Creek Ridge Cache
It has 2 visitors since 2005...it is a nice trail that you can bike or hike. Biking is more technical than the Russian trail. When these trails freeze in the morning before the snow it is heaven! Keep going up the hill to my Resurrection Bonzai cache...GC1A9BV. It has had 1 group visit it in its history.
GC1TTTY A Cache in a Cliff on a Crook of the Crescent.
Unfound. This is a great mountain bike trail as well. The grayling fishing is spectacular, the grouse hunting is good, and there is a FTF to be had...
Check out any Ridgeseeker caches...they are all classic and in prime condition right now! GCV0Z6 godwin glacier overlook is a personal favorite!
Just some ideas. There are so many amazing caches out there with so few finds...i can't say that i have been doing my fair share this summer. Hopefully the next few weeks will be more fruitful!
This sure sound like they would be fun caches to go get however it is difficult to convince the mrs to let me hike alone! Anytime you want and OLDER, LESS IN SHAPE, tagalong contact me.
I need to work the closer ones in the Hatchers Pass and Chugach along Anchorage too. I did get Below the Eagles Head which showed 4411 for elevation for me yesterday. That is the highest I think I have been since hiking Mt Fuji in Japan.
Ropes and dogs work together to help I understand but I only have the rope! Would love to do the Ship Creek Valley run when the snow flys and the trail is good!
What do you mean you found it already... I looked in that location, are you saying I am blind...! Just my luck... li1gray
We have been looking to do the Summit Creek Ridge Cache all summer, every time we drive by Summit Lake. A question for you...Is this cache accessed on the zigzag trails you can see from the highway, on the side of the mountain slope just south of Summit Lake, the ones to the mines I believe?...And do you access that from the Trailhead at Multiply & Summit puzzle cache?
Another couple questions...Sleeping Otter cache...is the mileage 21 miles roundtrip or is that one way? And how would you compare the trail to Sleeping Otter to the Eklutna Lake Trail to Glacier View cache and Watershoes??
There is actually a trailhead for the summit trail...it is on the map. It is north of the devils pass trail i believe. I think it is only a 4 mile hike from the trailhead. Ridgeseeker has actually found the cache...It has been on my list of thiings to do for some time. I just haven't pulled it off yet.
The sleeping otter cache is near the Upper Russian Lake Cabin. I would suggest renting this little gem of a cabin and making it a 2 day trip. The entire trail is 21 miles...so if you shuttle, that is all you have to do. If you do an out and back it will be around 18-22 miles depending on what side you start on. If you have more time than motivation, hike in from russian river and camp in the other cabins along the way. They are all amazing! There is a row boat at the upper russian cabin and some of the best trout fishing around.
Oh, the russian trail is relatively flat and fun biking...hiking...and it is a GREAT ski trip. Sleeping Otter is 100% winter friendly. In fact, it might be better in the winter when the Trolls are sleeping.
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Mar 8, 2017 16:45:47 GMT -9
patrick1956: Hello, I am from Belgium and my cache name is Patrick1956.Me and my wife we love to find caches in Belgium and also the places we go on holiday. This summer my wife comes on holiday to Alaska in July.So she hopes to find a few.
May 17, 2017 6:28:22 GMT -9
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May 17, 2017 6:29:23 GMT -9
sethgeo: Anyone out there?
Jul 6, 2017 2:45:31 GMT -9
sethgeo: we found a cache on the Russian Kenai River and are curious about it.
Jul 6, 2017 2:46:38 GMT -9
sethgeo: We are from Florida and Michigan
Jul 6, 2017 2:51:33 GMT -9
TheFirefly: Hi Sethgeo! I don't know that I can help you with a Russian/Kenai River cache, but who knows? Go for it! :-)
Jul 6, 2017 18:27:07 GMT -9
ladybugkids: Found a pair of reading glasses on Powerline Trail near intersection with Campbell Gorge Rim Trail. Left in "Lost and Found" basket on post at intersection of Silver Fern and Gasline trails.
Aug 26, 2017 21:37:32 GMT -9