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7 Souvenirs of August

Traditional Geocache

Hurst Bridge - San Rafael Swell

A cache by J&L Lee
Hidden : 3/11/2006
In Utah, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is hidden in a small canyon at the base of the San Rafael Swell, approximately 15 miles north of Goblin Valley State Park. A good four or five-hour hike on terrain that is not all that rough, there's no scrambling or climbing. A small container, no trade goods, just a log book and pencil.

This cache was placed by a member of UTAG.
After a long hike what better reward than to see a natural arch that very few people will ever see and a geo-cache to boot. Also you'll have bragging and story telling rights to both. I discovered the hiding place for this cache at Climb-Utah.com, an excellent site for those that like everything from repelling right down to the family walk with the kids. We fit somewhere in the middle, the Broken Down Old Folks category. **** The cache container is a small OD green Decon container from my army days. Small, in that there is just enough room for a logbook, a pencil and possibly your signature card if you so desire to leave one. AFTER YOU'VE LOGGED IN, MAKE SURE THE LID SNAPS SHUT TIGHTLY. **** The hike into the cache is about 2.5 miles, for a total of five miles, 900 foot gain, and taking from four to five hours round trip. Carry enough water for a full day. Do as you please but I strongly suggest that you do not try for this cache during the summer months. This is a Spring, Fall, or Winter hike, and not to be done in the heat of the summer. Side note: If you're going to use the climb-utah trail notes understand they use Degrees, Minutes, Second and we Geocachers use Degrees and Minutes (MinDec). **** Of all the territory in Utah we (J&L Lee) have fallen in love with the San Rafael Swell. A very scenic and enjoyable place to visit as long as your gas tank and canteen are both full. ###################################################### You will encounter large areas of cryptobiotic crust along this route. Please avoid disturbing all cryptobiotic crust. Stay on existing trails, walk in wash bottoms or on slickrock. Go out of your way, literally, to avoid cryptobiotic soil. Cryptobiotic crust requires five to ten years of undisturbed growth before it even becomes visible as an irregular, blackish mat on the soil surface. A single footprint by a careless hiker can destroy decades of growth.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Prqne Gerr, Rlr Yriry

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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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 4/5/2012 8:13:23 PM Pacific Daylight Time (3:13 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum