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Traditional Geocache

Castaway Cache

A cache by Savoy
Hidden : 8/19/2001
In Arkansas, United States
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

ALT=297m
Higher difficulty scores are only because of the planning needed and special consideration for getting to the trailhead.

This is one of the best-kept secrets in Arkansas, so don't miss going to this cache! Take a camera - you will want to take some shots of the trip… there are MANY opportunities to take awesome shots along the way.

My family is moving to East Asia 2001.9.1 to do humanitarian work for at least two years. We have loved living in this part of Arkansas and will need help from fellow Arkansas geocachers to maintain this site. We look forward to staying 'in-touch' with our Arkansas roots by watching this site over the next year of so. Please be sure to share your experiences by logging your visits.

The cache starts off with various interesting objects like a music CD, two program CD-ROMs, stop watch, camping minis, and so on. It also has the standard materials (write-in-rain logbook, pencils, geocache note). The cache is in a yellow ammo box. Be sure to put the paper clip back in place when you leave.

Start at the trailhead located at 35' 33.568 N 92' 15.678 W ALT=155m. I took my children and see that many others do as well, but you will want to keep your eye on them - don't let them stray from the trails without your direct supervision. This is one of the few places in Arkansas you will not see much (if any) poison ivy! BE sure to start at the trailhead located at 35' 33.568 N 92' 15.678 W ALT=155m. This is what geocaching is all about so check those maps and plan your trip before you go! You will not be able to drive your car directly to the trailhead by following your GPS signal! You'll need some special equipment to get to the trailhead. There are two areas very near the site where you can rent the equipment you need (if you don't already have it) or you can use your "golden personalities" to bum a ride from a local (like we did on our first trip). Creative geocachers might think of other ways of approaching the trail head, of course that is most of the fun!

We did the trail in water boots, but you will want to be sure to take your tennis or hiking shoes to get the most enjoyment out of the walk. The easy trail loops around the bluffs and is a beautiful walk. If you have time be sure to take it. If you are in a hurry, you will want to take the left trail when it splits and then start looking for the trail 'up' on the right soon there after. Although I thought this was one of the best jobs the park service has done working the steps and rails into the environment while still providing good access for most people, you will want to allow time for the trip due to the quick change in altitude. Anyone in fairly normal shape should be able to make the climb up if they take their time. Seats and 'rest areas' are provided all along the way.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Inventory

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  • On the WayThis is one of the MANY great views on the way to the site. Be sure to take your camera!
  • Near the CacheHint picture... the cache site.

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Last Updated: on 10/16/2014 7:27:51 PM Pacific Daylight Time (2:27 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum