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Hopkinton Lookout

A cache by Ether Bunny Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 02/03/2007
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This cache will provide a view of Mt Wachusett, 24 miles north.



Traditional cache on open space land near a nice lookout in Hopkinton. Cache is not far off a Hopkinton Area Land Trust (HALT) trail which starts on Greenwood Road. PARK AT THE PROVIDED PARKING AREA. Room for 2 or 3 cars. Total hike is 1 mile round trip. Take it from me, the best approach to this cache is as outlined here. FOLLOW THE WAYPOINTS AS LISTED BELOW FOR EASIEST HIKE. Bushwhacking is NOT recommended since the terrain can be steep and slippery.

From parking, cachers can either walk behind several houses on marked trail which starts at the posted trailhead, or walk up the street and use the poorly marked ALTERNATIVE TRAILHEAD. The main trailhead is just 80 feet up the road from parking. Steep at first, the trail levels off behind several houses. Whether taking trail behind the houses or walking up the street, head to WAYPOINT 1, then next to WAYPOINT 2. Make a right at WAYPOINT 2 to follow unmarked deer trail up to the Lookout. At Lookout, enjoy the view! Wachusett Mountain is 24 miles away at about 330 degrees magnetic. Cache is a small ammo can, and is hidden away from most trail traffic east of the Lookout. Please rehide with plenty of sticks and leaves.

The trail has been dedicated to Douglas B. Sands (8/7/1915 - 6/22/2001), a lifetime Hopkinton resident and noted ornithologist.

WINTER SUGGESTION: WALK UP GREENWOOD TO ALTERNATE TRAILHEAD LISTED TO AVOID ICY CLIMB BEHIND THE HOUSES.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Hfr gur jnlcbvagf tvira, naq nibvq qvssvphyg pyvzo!
Vs vg'f n pyrne qnl, oevat n pnzren!

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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