Florian's Overland Geocache
N32° 53.703', W116° 11.962'
Placed 3/22/2001

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Overland cache is in the Anza-Borrego desert near the old Overland stage route of the mid-1850s. This may turn out to be a "log only" cache depending on what's left after the first finder. Container is a large sized cinnamon Altoids tin and contains a logbook, a Palm Springs keychain, a map, and a special prize for the first finder. It's something nice and i don't think you'll be disappointed. Will the first person to the cache that takes the prize please update the Geocaching.com website so others know it's gone. [Note: Sempervirens found the cache on 4/1 and took the Smith & Wesson double-bladed lockback knife. He plans to leave the knife in another cache someday.] Cache is on a bluff over-looking Vallecito wash between two ice-chest sized boulders. I approached the cache site from the SW starting at the Well of Eight Echos (N32 53.108, W116 13.043) along highway S2. I think this is the nicest way to reach the site. Is a nice gradual climb of about 2 miles thur a forest of ocotillos. Note that the jeep trail that shows on the USGS topo maps of the area is NOT a designated driving route and is closed to vehicles. It does make a nice trail to walk along however. The other approach is from the north from near Hollywood and Vine (N32 54.430, W116 12.275) in the Vallecito wash. Bit of a steep climb out of the wash. I recommend the southern approach. An interesting side trip is to visit the VALLE benchmark at N32 53.685, W116 11.669. After placing this cache i went on to find the Mud Cave Cookie Tin cache. See waypoint GC2A7. I also spent a second night camping in the park. I love it here. Be sure to log your find at Geocaching.com! [This cache information may be used/copied/distributed freely for any purpose whatsoever without prior consent of the cache owner.]

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Looking east. Cache is between these two boulders.

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The Altoids tin.

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The hidden cache.

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