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Traditional Geocache

Ten Foot Waterfall And an Anchor Bolt

A cache by canpaddle
Hidden : 8/8/2007
In Minnesota, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Located off the Superior Hiking Trail by about 120 feet. Not in deep bushes or brush. Cache is located in a small clump of 4 birch trees near large flat bare sloping rock. Please replace the bark to maintain security of the cache. Thank you.

This cache is placed at a vertical ten foot waterfall drop, at the start of a very impressive gorge in the rocks. Now, with the amount of slow water running over the falls, the sound of the water echoing off the walls of the gorge is very deep, hollow sounding, and comforting. I also hope you will notice the anchor bolts driven into the rock on the inside faces of the gorge. What do you think these bolts were used for? If youve a mind too, the cache can be reached by mtn. bike from behind the zoo, and follow up hill, with only a short walk to the cache. A quicker and shortest way is to go to the main overflow lot at Spirit Mountain and follow white hatch marks to main SHT blue hatch marks on the trees and ground and go to the cache, or the mtn. bike trail down and pick up the SHT. THE OTHER WAY is the better way giving a very impressive view of the river below, and a longer, and more intimate hike on the SHT going up. This way is go to the end of N 80th AV W , off of Grand AV., and stop at the SECOND yellow gate (The First Gate IS NOT EVER CLOSED) but dont drive beyond the yellow gate as they lock this gate at the end of the day. Walk a short ways till you see the SHT and start up to the cache. One other way is parking near the soccer fields at Grand AV, and pick up the SHT from that area, Good luck and be careful of sliping on wet ground or rocks. 3x6 inch tube with a log to sign and some start swag stuff, and a TB. Oh, and dont forget a pen to sign the log. Please replace the cache birch bark as it was found, giving it a slight bend to help it fit into the slit. See you... And could the "Balancing Rock" have been left here by a retreating glacier? Maybe...

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Sbhe ovepu gerrf arne ynetr fybcvat syng ebpx. Tebhaq yriry

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 11/22/2014 7:39:36 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (3:39 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum