N 28° 21.865' W 80° 53.142' (WGS84)
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Location: United States > Florida
Cache Type: BIT Cache
Status: Ready for Search
Time: 2:00 h Distance to Travel: 2.50 mi
Date Hidden: 23 July 2016
Date Created: 23 July 2016
Last Modified: 27 July 2016
Taylor Creek (TC) is a neat adjunct off the St John's River that runs South of Hwy 520 in Brevard County, Florida. Unless the rains have been heavy, the best water craft is small like a kayak.
You can launch at N 28° 22.277 W 080° 52.266 then head to TC through a culvert under H520. After a short paddle you will enter a great cyprus section for the remainder of your trip. Depending on the water level, portage may take place.
Be sure to take plenty of water and be mindful of Florida's stinger, the mosquito.
You will be looking for a laminated tag at the posted coordinates with the numeric Log Code.
Enjoy, and watch out for our local critters.
The time and distance noted is for the round trip to this cache
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14 February 2017 dexter Found it
I launched at the boat ramp and soon encountered a mega airboat. Who knew you could have 30 people on one of these? The pilot alerted me that there were four more big ones right behind him (all of whom slowed down to cut their wake and gave a friendly wave.) My first hint that the water level was low came when I made he left hand turn off the St. John onto Taylor Creek and found only inches of water. A short drag and then under the highway with five feet to spare. Once into the turns through the Cypress, the area just kept getting more quiet and beautiful. I glided along, fish jumping, five foot little guys sliding off the banks, a couple of hawks and a kingfisher hopscotching ahead of me. The high water marks were about 5 feet above me and the closer I got, the more tree rocking to keep going. The GPSr showed me the cache was on the inside corner of a right hand turn with a takeout possibility nearby. After getting to the head of navigation and grabbing the GC and TC there, I returned, wedged in the yak, made the short walk to the tag which is holding up ok, and grabbed the code. It was a lot harder unwedging the kayak with me in it, but eventually I was floating again and made the pleasant paddle back to the start, taking the roadside canal this time. Crossing the St John's I noticed that the water level was so low that the bottom of the bridge clearance sign was out of the water showing more than 16 feet of headroom. Got back to the takeout as the sun was setting. Thanks for a fun paddle.
27 July 2016 DudleyGrunt OC Team comment