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Traditional Cache

The Wests Last Famous Manhunt

A cache by Liberty Lover
Hidden : 3/17/2002
In California, United States
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is Willie Boy's Grave - The Wests Last Famous Manhunt


This cache is 4.3 miles as the crow flies West of the intersection of Highway 247 and Linn Street in Landers, CA. The zip code for this area is 92285.

Before you ask about Willie Boys Grave, here is the short story:

"In 1909, Lucerne Valley was in all the newspapers due to the infamous exploits of Willie Boy, a Paiute Indian. From October 16-21, 1909, Willie Boy held the High Desert in a state of panic.

Willie Boy had murdered a man in Banning, precipitating a chase across the desert. He was on foot, dragging his girlfriend behind him part of the way before shooting her. Unencumbered, he arrived at Lucerne Valley seeking refuge from the fast approaching posse. Unable to get assistance, he fled into the hills behind Rock Corral for a final stand. When the posse arrived, he shot and wounded a deputy before taking his own life, ending one of the most dramatic chases ever witnessed in Southern California."

A movie was made about it: Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here 1969 - Robert Redford

Many 4wheel drives cannot make it all the way. Most 4 wheel drives can get within 1/4 mile. Motorcycle is the way to go. I understand now-a-days there may be gates which can be locked preventing vehicle traffic. This could make for a several mile walk if you are unalbe to locate any alternate trails.

The actual cache container is located under the flat topped rock located nearby at: N34 17.501 W116 32.254. Desert Varnish provided the first cache container and goodies.


  • Clown stamp
  • bounce ball
  • flea comb
  • seed packs
  • and from a Hopi Prayer, Do not weep for me, I did not die.
  • log book
While you're out here, don't forget to visit the PeeWee Lawn Jockey by Cargolax.

Happy Hunting! - Liberty Lover

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ab uvag vf erdhverq. Vg vf boivbhf. - Lbh purngre ybbxre ngre!

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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Last Updated: on 12/10/2013 2:59:30 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (10:59 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum