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7 Souvenirs of August

Letterbox Hybrid

Cloudland Canyon State Park

A cache by gaparks
Hidden : 5/8/2010
In Georgia, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


Cloudland Canyon State Park

Cache information:

Steward: ELJLYLE
Park: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Cache type: Letterbox Hybrid
Coordinates: N 34º 50.333 W 085º 28.709
Difficulty: 1.5
Terrain: 3.5

Cache Description: This is the first official physical cache located in Cloudland Canyon State Park. The ammo can is in the canyon below the second falls along the “Sittons Gulch” trail. You will need time (took us two hours at a leisurely stroll) and your camera! The elevation change is about 580 ft. and the hike is about two miles round trip. Please remember to "leave no trace.""

Please stop at visitor’s center and pick up a park trail map, it will come in handy! Next, go and park near the Interpretive Center, don’t forget there is a parking fee.

Now head west along the rim to the "waterfalls” trail which is behind the cabins. This is the only tricky part. Make a right turn to the stairs, and find the Trailhead listed in the additional waypoints.

Next you will need to go down the stairs towards the "second falls". When you get to the second falls you will pick up the "Sittons Gulch" trail.

The cache is at the junction of two creeks a short ways below the falls. Since canyon walls do strange things to GPSr's we took plenty of readings. You should be close but let your unit settle in as you get close. The hint is a real spoiler.

The weather is always a factor in the canyons. Please be prepared for the season in which you are hunting and take plenty of water. You may want to bring your camera as the scenery is incredible. Please re-hide the cache like or better than you found it.

This cache is also a part of the "Canyon Climbers Club”. More information is available in the visitor’s center and located here. (http://www.gastateparks.org/core/item/page.aspx?s=143807.0.1.5)

Hours:
Park: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Parking Fee:
$5.00

Steps to the Georgia State Parks GeoTour:

1. Obtain a Georgia State Park GeoTour PassPort from any park or historic site or download a PDF from GaParksGeocaching.com

2. Go to Geocaching.com create a log-in and find the GPS coordinates and more information for the Georgia State Parks GeoTour locations.

3. Start your search and locate one or all caches using a hand-held GPS unit. The cache containers are sealed ammo boxes labeled as a Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites geocache. Caches are located in 42 Georgia state parks and state historic parks.

4. When you find a GeoTour cache, log your name and any comments on the logbook inside the cache and stamp your PassPort grid sheet with the unique stamp for that specific park.

5. Be sure to follow the Leave No Trace guidelines –GeorgiaStateParks.org/LeaveNoTrace"

6. Follow the Traveling Gophers. There are 58 Georgia State Park & Historic Sites TravelBugs® moving around the country. Click here to see where the travel gopher for this park is now. Be on the lookout for them and help them get to a new destination.

7. If you’re quick, there is a “First-to-Find” special prize.

8. Find one of the “endangered” gopher stuffed toys in 10 of the caches and it’s yours to keep and protect.

9. Complete specific numbers of caches to get a custom Geo-Coin. Bring your stamped PassPort into the park’s Visitor Center and receive a voucher for your coin.


With 15 completed caches you are eligible for a bronze level coin
With 30 completed caches you are eligible for a silver level coin
With 40 completed caches you are eligible for a gold level coin
Bonus Caches:
Once you find the caches for the custom geo-coins you are also eligible for a bonus cache at each level. These caches are more challenging and not required to complete the GeoTour or receive your coins. Click on the links below to access the bonus cache pages:

Bronze Bonus Cache page

Silver Bonus Cache page

Gold Bonus Cache page

State Parks Information:
For informantion on GA Parks Geocaching: GaParksGeocaching.com

Park: (706) 422-1932

Lodges/Cabins/Yurts/Camp Reservations: (800) 864-7275

Special Thanks:
Special thanks to the Georgia Geocaching Association and member ELJLYLE, Volunteer Steward of Cloudland Canyon State Park.
Disclaimer to New Geocachers:
Please join us in playing! All are welcome who observe and obey the rules. Please do not move or vandalize the container. Replace the cache like or better than you found it and when you leave, and make sure the cache is completely covered. Please do not remove the rubber stamp from the ammo can, this is a essential game piece for cachers accepting the GeoTour. The real treasure is just finding the container and sharing your thoughts with everyone who finds it. Pick up a GeoTour Passport at any Park Visitor Center.
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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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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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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum