In Pennsylvania, United States
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This cache is part of the “DCNR - Legacy of Conservation” Geocaching Trail (see “Related Web Page” link above). Collect all the Pennsylvania Legacy of Conservation cards – one from each of the 30 caches in the trail – and show them all at one of the validation centers to receive a Legacy of Conservation geocoin (non-trackable). This geotrail will be archived on June 30, 2013.
NOTE: Follow the trail, not your GPSr. You may be tempted to simply follow your GPS unit, especially when the trail switches back and the cache is so close, but don’t give in to temptation – stick to the trail until the end. Your safety depends upon it. The trail switchbacks a hill so steep that at some points it made me dizzy. Hard to imagine the CCC boys (read associated story at www.wildfirelessons.net/documents/The_Pepper_Hill_Fire_of_1938.pdf) fighting a fire on this hill carrying water tanks, but they did. Parking - N41 21.346 W78 03.974 From route 872 – a trail follows along Pepper Hill Run for 2.5 miles, climbing 1,000 feet to the rock. Parking involves pulling off the road at the widest spot you can find (just north of the guard rail end – west side of the road). Short hike south (other end of the guard rail) to the trail head – yellow blazes. At the top of Pepper Hill you will see the “Survivor’s Rock” sign - take the trail spur out to the “rock” (trail ends at a double blaze just above the rock) and realize what those boys must have faced all those years ago. Then follow your GPSr to the cache site. The rock and the history are the reason for your trip to this spot.
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Last Updated: on 6/16/2013 3:25:34 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:25 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum