Monday, April 03, 2006

Tiki Man

This evening, I had the opportunity to search for one of the areas most mysterious legend caches, The Woods of the Tiki Man. Since the weather was so nice, my wife and I decided to take the girls out for a Subway picnic at the City of Woodway's Carleen Bright Arboretum. The arboretum is the home to two caches including this "mysterious" cache. I had already found the first several months ago, but I decided to put this one off until later. Well, tonight was finally the right night for this hunt. This is his story.
Long before Carleen came along, this area was Tiki Man's. He romped in the woods, hid under the bridge waiting for billy goats, like his cousin the Troll, and just caused mayhem for any hikers who dared venture into his woods. One day, the tax man came by. Tiki Man had spent way to much time chasing goats, and not enough time earning money. So the tax man took his land and sold it for pennies on the dollar to Carleen, a woman of wealth with no taste for Tiki's OR goats. Soon both were banished from the land. The goats were sold, but Tiki Man went running into the woods vowing never to come out again.
I found the cache location very quickly and the hint made it pretty easy since there was an old tree stump just a few feet from the small trail. Inside the stump was a small wooden tiki man idol that looked a lot like the hidden immunity idol from last season's Survivor. Tucked into the back of the tiki man's head was the film canister with the log book. Overall, it was a fun find in a great location!


Anonymous said...

That sounds like a fun cache. Fun story too.

Anonymous said...

Had any caching fun lately? We have been getting lots of rain and I am starting to have caching withdrawals...I may just have to go out and hunt some caches in the rain if it keeps going like this :-)


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