In New Hampshire, United States
How Geocaching Works
To get to Cathedral Ledge, take the West Side road west from RT-16/302 at the traffic light in North Conway (N44 03.345, W71 07.810). About 1.5 miles from RT-16/302, turn left (not the sharp left) off West Side at the large sign that says “Cathedral Ledge road to summit” and follow this paved road another 1.5 miles steeply up to the parking lot at the top. The steep part of the road is gated and closed in winter, and the cache may be impossible to find in deep snow.
The views from behind the safety of the chain link fence at the top of this 500-foot cliff are spectacular for so little effort. This is a very popular site for viewing or for skilled technical rock climbers. Enjoy the great views but do not go beyond the fenced-in area, it is extremely dangerous! The cache is hidden away from this heavily used viewing area to keep non-geocachers from finding or disturbing it.
The cache is a well-hidden small ammo box but it should be fairly easy to locate for any geocacher looking for it. The cache is about .05 mile from the far side of the parking loop, off a trail marked by yellow paint blazes on trees. The start of this old trail is marked by a rusty piece of tin nailed to a tree that was probably an old sign, and a 3-foot high brown painted signpost (without the sign) in back of it. You do not have to go onto any ledges or by any cliffs. If you think you need to go into any area that looks dangerous-STOP, and turn back, you are going the wrong way, you can easily and safely reach the cache. About 50 feet of bushwhacking is involved.
NOTE: This cache location is not appropriate for small children. Also please rehide the container well
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View from Cathedral Ledge
Last Updated: on 5/20/2013 9:51:42 AM Pacific Daylight Time (4:51 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum