Pinicon Ridge – Across The Ridge
In Iowa, United States
How Geocaching Works
The cache is in open woods, across the ridge from the White Oak Trail.
This area of Pinicon Ridge County Park is often closed to auto traffic, always closed to hunting, and provides great hiking in a very hilly area of the park. This cache is off the main trails a bit, and can be approached in two ways. From the south is a shorter distance to walk, but more challenging terrain. From the northeast along the ridge from White Oak Trail is a little longer walk, but easier terrain. The terrain rating is for the latter choice.
If you choose to come from northeast, parking is available at vicinity of N42° 12.980, W91° 32.586. The markings for White Oak Trail near the parking area are a bit deceptive. The large obvious trail headed up to the top of White Oak Hill is actually not the White Oak Trail. Follow the gravel road toward the group camping sites and find the actual trailhead (unmarked) at vicinity of N42° 13.081’, W91° 32.737’. The first 150 yards or so of White Oak Trail are a little bit nondescript. But as the trail enters the woods it becomes very definite and is a nice hike in this remote part of the park. Be sure to visit the numerous other caches near this trail. To reach this cache, just head southwest along the top of the first ridge you top and find one of the convenient animal paths for an easier walk.
You are looking for a decon container tucked away in a pretty standard location, nothing tricky about this one. Initial contents include:
• Logbook / pencil
• Unregistered geocoin (intended for FTF to take)
• Hot Wheels car
Thanks to park manager Aaron Batchelder for permission to place this cache.
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Last Updated: on 4/27/2013 6:55:53 PM Pacific Daylight Time (1:55 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum