This is the 2nd cache on the list in my quest to maintain my puzzle caches, and I also plan to post pages here with help in solving the harder ones.
The Opera Box
The Opera Box puzzle is easy, though, as all the answers can be found with your favorite search engine and most are on the Metropolitan Opera website in their collection of synopses. There is one “trick” question, but it should not pose any significant obstacle.
The hike to the cache can be started at the posted coordinates for lovely hike up Cheesboro Canyon, or start at the north end of Las Virgenes for a shorter hike up the next canyon over. That’s the route I took this time.
The weather was perfect for hiking:
I found my cache in perfect condition right where it’s supposed to be:
It’s not far from the boundary between the Ahmanson open space and the area maintained by the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area:
The side canyons feature old signs marking gas pipes:
… and the trails are crowded with these guys:
… which is why Wile E. was here looking for lunch!
Here’s a closer look, thanks to my nifty zoom lens:
I don’t see these guys very often, but I know they see me ALL the time!