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Hawk 15

A cache by Hawk-eye
Hidden : 5/11/2002
In North Carolina, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

HANGING ROCK STATE PARK VIRTUAL CACHE
EXPLORING THE PARK

Hanging Rock State Park is one of the great places found in north central NC to hike and enjoy the outdoors. There are some interesting rock formations, waterfalls and an assortment of hiking trails. The purpose of this cache is to document a series of these formations. To get credit for this cache you must do two things. One, use the posted coordinates to take you to the visitor's center parking area. You must post a photo of the front of the building ... with one of your team or your GPS visible (if alone). The second thing is to log your coordinates and a photo of your team (or GPS visible in the photo if alone) ... for one of the following 10 features to be found in the park:
FIRST FIND LEADER BOARD
Hidden Falls *PONDER
Upper Cascade Falls *docKaos
Window Falls *JOYCGIB
Moore's Knob Tower *DLEDWARDS
Balanced Rock *STEVEM
Indian Face *YF TONY
Hanging Rock *GneissTuff&Wacke
Wolf Rock *J&DSTRANGE
House Rock *OrangeJeepsters
Indian Creek Boat landing on the Dan River *DAVID & DIANA

You will need to do your homework to locate each of these features. You can find a trail map of the park at the Visitor's center or by going to this (PDF format) LINK.

NOTE:The coordinates you log ... should be the spot you are standing when taking the photo ... not necessarily the feature.

A couple of things ... once each of these features have been logged for the first time ... I will send one of only ten "FIRST FINDERS" collector's keyrings to the cacher that makes the first find ... providing you email me your snail mail address of course. You can claim a find for any of these features that have been previously found ... but only the first finders that correctly log the find ... with photos and coordinates will receive the keyring.

YOU MAY LOG THIS CACHE ONLY ONE TIME PER LOCATION, SO IT IS POSSIBLE TO LOG THIS CACHE A MAXIMUM OF 10 TIMES (PHOTOS REQUIRED FOR EACH POSTING)... SO HURRY AND BE ONE OF THE TEN FIRST FINDERS.

While we can't place a physical cache in the NC State Parks ... I hope this will provide an incentive to visit this great North Carolina treasure and learn a little more about the park in general. Please carry a trash bag and practice a little "trash out" on this trip! Post a photo of the trash you collected. Thank you and enjoy.


Be careful on the trails ... especially near waterfalls and cliff areas ... watch the kiddos.

UPDATE:The Indian Face appears to be re-open ... signs are down. (Thanks to SteveM for the heads up!).

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

UNIR SHA!

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 7/12/2014 3:59:36 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:59 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum