Select Caches Along the Backbone Trail
Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches" or "caches") anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and "treasure," usually toys or trinkets of little value. There are 2.7 million active caches and over 6 million geocachers worldwide. Geocaches are currently placed in over 100 countries around the world and on all seven continents, including Antarctica.
There are currently over 250 geocaches hidden along the Backbone Trail (within approximately 200 feet of the trail). Although the caches are scattered along the length of the trail, there are long stretches were there are no caches, since geocaching is not generally permitted on National Parks Property. Virtual and Earth caches are allowed on NPS property and there are two each of those types of caches on the trail.
For those Backbone Trail Trekkers that participate in the sport, geocaching may add an additional level of enjoyment the Backbone Trek. The pace of the trek is such that cachers will have time to locate caches during the hike. In case you are new to the sport, there are experienced geocachers among the volunteer staff to provide assistance if desired.
The table below lists a few of the geocaches along the Backbone Trail. A complete GPS downloadable file may be found on www.geocaching.com. Navigate to the webpage for any one of the listed caches. On the right hand side of the page you will find "Bookmark Lists". Click on "Backbone Trail". (Or: click here to go directly to the Backbone Trail Bookmark List.) Download the file to your PC and then use your existing PC tools to download the file to your GPS.
Good luck and happy caching!
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|Cache ID||Cache Name||Location|
|GC10DET||Another BBT Cache||N34 04.301 W118 31.429|
|GC10H8G||Ray Miller Trail||N34 05.186 W119 01.943|
|GC117ZX||Dirty Harrys Manzanita||N34 04.887 W118 39.522|
|GC11NAG||A nice perch for a Big Eagle||N34 05.223 W119 01.806|
|GC11NJD||Coming Around the Far Turn||N34 05.127 W119 01.632|
|GC11QFF||I'm Gonna Keep Going!||N34 05.442 W119 01.564|
|GC11RJF||in a manner of speaking.||N34 05.288 W119 01.699|
|GC11WNM||Lunchtime Quickie for Max||N34 05.112 W119 01.484|
|GC12HDV||It's A Jungle||N34 07.543 W118 59.764|
|GC12HE9||Don't Fence Me Out!||N34 07.580 W118 59.661|
|GC12HF3||Eraser's Edge||N34 06.924 W118 58.658|
|GC12HF9||A Not So Familiar Ring||N34 06.867 W118 58.795|
|GC12W76||Mugu Zoo||N34 07.019 W119 00.297|
|GC12Y06||5 2 DANIELSON||N34 06.913 W118 57.054|
|GC12Y07||HOODOO VU||N34 06.715 W118 58.435|
|GC14Q0X||Backbone Multi-View||N34 06.634 W118 57.819|
|GC15B1W||Hiking the Backbone Trail with some old fossils||N34 04.515 W118 43.526|
|GC15B1Z||Caves along the Backbone Trail Cache:||N34 04.779 W118 44.921|
|GC15VC1||Into the Gap||N34 06.656 W118 57.971|
|GC1A3F3||Turn Right for the Rustic Canyon||N34 04.206 W118 31.290|
|GC1A9G2||Inspiration Point How the mountains formed!||N34 06.989 W118 56.571|