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Franklin's Tower II Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 04/22/2007
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Located in the Franklin Fels Memorial Sanctuary in North Salem, NY. Cache is a 50 cal ammo can.

This cache is the relocated Franklin's Tower. The cache has been moved to minimize the off-trail distance.

This scenic stretch of land in northern Westchester is convenient to those in NY and CT.  It is owned by the Bedford Audubon Society.   Trail maps are available on their website.   Park at PK on Lake View Road. There is no sign. But you will see a white blaze on a tree at the trail head. Step back into a land before time. The trails are a little rough for the first 0.1 miles. Follow the white trail, through a marsh, over a bridge, and into the main preserve. The cache is a 50 cal ammo can. Total hike is about 1.9 miles round trip.

If you want a longer hike, detour on the blue trail at WTBL1 and proceed to a clearing on a spur at TRVW to get a view of the Titicus reservoir. Backtrack to the blue trail turning at SPRBL. Finally rejoin the white trail at WTBL2.

As for the name: It is both a hill in the Franklin Fels and a song:

I'll tell you where the four winds dwell
In Franklin's Tower there hangs a bell
It can ring, turn night to day;
It can ring like fire when you lose your way.
Roll away the dew.

-- The Grateful Dead

Congratulations to jonboy for the FTF!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)