Above & Below
In Iowa, United States
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Welcome to the "Above & Below" Cache!
This Geocache placement will take you to one of my FAVORITE Places!
Pinicon Ridge Park, Woodpecker Hill Observation Tower.
Located in Central City Iowa.
This is a two stage Multi-Cache.
You will need to go "Above" and then "Below" in order to find the Cache.
Once you are Above you will be looking for coordinates that will take you to the actual Cache location.
Which is at ground location "below".
There once was a very similar Cache placed here, also called "Above and Below GCPJAE".
This Cache was placed 0n 7/4/2005 (exactly nine years ago) and was archived on 12/11/2011.
A landmark for Pinicon Ridge Park, the 72 foot Woodpecker Hill Observation Tower has weathered nearly 5 decades and provided scenic views and lifetime experiences to hundreds of thousands of visitors since it was originally constructed in 1966.
The main shaft of the tower was constructed by the former Link-Belt Speeder Company of Cedar Rapids in the mid-1960s – destined to become a crane in New York City harbor.
Due to some construction mis-configurations – it never made the trip to New York and was acquired by the Linn County Conservation Board in early 1965.
Due to liability concerns, the tower was closed for a couple of years in the mid-1990s.
Several options were explored, and a plan was crafted to renovate the landmark tower – giving it a new life for another 40+ years!
The $150,000 project included a facelift, enclosing the previously open stairwell, and general structural maintenance on the 40-year-old facility.
The tower re-opened in the late ’90s for another long run of making memories for many folks.
The Pinicon Ridge Observation Tower is open to the public at no charge from early April thru October, sunrise to sunset.
At 1,028 feet above sea level, it is one of the highest points in Linn County – and from the observation platform, one commands a wonderfully scenic view of the Wapsipinicon River valley and the adjoining countryside as far as the eye can see!
Of course, any and all pictures are more than welcome as you explore this Cache.
This is a Seasonal Cache and will be disabled during the Winter months for safety reasons.
(The observation tower will be locked & closed)
Good Luck and Have Fun!!!
Tb Hc - Svaq gur Abegu & Jrfg Pbbeqvangrf.
(va gjb pbearef)
Tb Qbja naq svaq gur Pnpur
(qbja ybj naq va gur pragre)
Last Updated: on 6/14/2015 5:41:16 PM Pacific Daylight Time (12:41 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum