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located near the lookout tower at the top of Mt. Whittlesey SE of Mellen.
To unlock this cache, you need to know the year located on the north face of Mellen High School on Main Street in Mellen. The building is a 3 story structure that is visible from 3 blocks away (downtown), as well as from the street. cachers can drive along State Hwy 13 and see the information required. The four digit year is the combination on the lock. Will confirm number by e-mail if requested. PLEASE REMEMBER TO LOCK AND REHIDE AS GOOD OR BETTER THAN FOUND. The cache is in a green ammo box off the ATV trail at the top of the hill. An ATV is recommended but not required.
The distance from the Lake Drive waypoint to the tower is 1.2 miles one way, and approx. 3 miles from Mellen High School. It is doable by foot (I used to run to the top for cross country practice). The trail to the top brings you through abandoned foundations and buildings from the ore mining operation. There are also lookouts that give great views of Mellen and the Penokee Mountain range.
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looking up the tower
the start of a mine shaft near the cache
never completed, but cool to see anyway
view from the lookout
Last Updated: on 11/4/2012 1:00:15 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (9:00 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum