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OReviewer: From the Northern Region Office, New Jersey State Parks Department:


Over a year ago New Jersey enacted a policy that all geocachers must obtain a permit to have their cache on State Park property. We have informed all geocaching host that this is their responsibility and have given them ample time to go about getting their permits. At this time, over a year later, there are still several caches that haven’t complied.

We ask that as the land managers for the attached properties we would like to have these illegal caches removed.


Based on the list provided by the state, I am forced to archive this listing. If you have a permit, get a permit or don't believe your cache is on state park/forest land, please contact me via email. Make sure you include the GC code.

If you don't plan to get a permit, please remove your geocache so it doesn't become geo-trash.

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Limpidity-2: ^^^ High Point ^^^

A cache by StayFloopy (Adopted by PolskiKrol) Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/21/2001
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

A cache placed a short distance away from the highest point in New Jersey!

High Point in New Jersey stands 1803 ft above sea level. The cache itself is at an elevation of around 1630 ft. I hope you won't be too disappointed. :)

High Point State Park is on Route 23, about 7 miles north of Sussex and 4 miles south of Port Jervis. It is in the northwest corner of New Jersey. The park is open from 8am to 8pm. (Park closes earlier during the winter.) There is an seasonal admission fee of $10. On a hot day, bring your swimming trunks for a dip in the lake afterwards. The south shore of Lake Marcia is a popular inland beach with lifeguards on duty.

Once you enter the park, head on over to the lower parking lot just past the monument. From there, take the Monument Trail (red and green blazes) to the north. The cache is just under a mile from the end of the parking lot. Terrain on the trail is moderate. The trail follows a ridge going northeast from the high point. There are some mild ups and downs and it is quite rocky in some stretches. Once you get to the cache location, you'll have to climb down the ridge a little to find the cache. Please be careful because there is a steep dropoff nearby. Also, do study the area before going down because there is an easy path to get there. I don't want to hear stories of anyone falling from the boulders, okay? :)

The cache is an army surplus ammo container hidden under boulders. It contains a few toys and also some items traded out from other caches. Please sign and date the log book, and re-hide the cache in its original location once you're done.

GPS reception seemed to be fine at that location. In case there are any problems, use the hints and the pictures to guide your search.

Other approaches are possible with varying terrain. The cache location is not far from a trail junction leading to the Cedar Swamp trail. In addition, you could climb up to the ridge from the Appalachian Trail. That would be a steep climb, however.

For more information on High Point, check out these websites:

Scans from the old logbook are here.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Jngpu sbe n qvc ba gur Zbahzrag Genvy. Sbyybj gur genvy qbja n ovg gura tb bss-genvy gb lbhe evtug. Gung qrfprag fubhyqa'g or gbb fgrrc. Gurer vf n snyyra ybt pbzvat orgjrra lbh naq gur qebcbss. Ybbx sbe n ohapu bs obhyqref pbzvat qbja gur fybcr gb gur evtug bs gur ybt. Gurer vf n ovt tnc orgjrra gur obggbz gjb obhyqref. V cynprq gur pnpur va gung tnc naq chg n fznyy ebpx va sebag bs gur pnpur gb uvqr vg.

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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