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Elvis Confluence

Hidden : 1/6/2001
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
4.5 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

This geocache is located at a confluence point of N37 00.000 and W81 00.000 degrees, in the Jefferson National Forest. 2.3 miles (3.7 km) NE of Stringtown, VA, USA.

Terrain is rugged and access is limited by private landholdings surrounding the forest. There are many routes, get a landowner's permission before crossing their land, and leave gates as you find them. This cache was inspired by the confluence game at Confluence.org

Original container was a plastic, 5-gallon, white paint bucket wrapped in a garbage bag. Stickers denoting the Geocache and the confluence coordinates were on the outside. Many cool prizes awaited this somewhat difficult cache. The landowners we found were very nice. It was a fun afternoon. Schedule a day.

NOTE: Cache has been replaced and moved to a nearby spot!
Cache is now a .50 cal Ammo box painted primer brown. Side has GEOCACHE painted on it
New co-ordinates posted on 26 Mar 2005!




Helpful hints:
Schedule a day, leave the bubbateeth at home, and don't forget to turn on the GPS (duh)

Note: Access to Jefferson National Forest land can be reached without crossing private property !
Most other routes require landowner permisson.

From VA 712 find rock painted red at: N37 00.784 W080 57.391

Along VA712, there is about 400ft of frontage along the road that is Jefferson National Forest land.
Waypoints:
Park near disk marked WC 18.48 National Forest Service

If you stay between the 'Do Not Trespass' signs and the red blazed trees at the top of the ridge, its farily easy. There is an old ATV trail you will be following once you reach FS1 waypoint.

Some waypoints of Forest Service Benchmarks:
Other markers with red painted bands around trees nearby:
FS1 N37 00.675 W080 57.662
FS2 N37 00.643 W080 58.270
FS3 N37 00.487 W080 58.981


Steep elevation change from parking to top of ridge. Unless your a camel and can go all day without water, come prepared. Bring water, food and a camera! The views from on top are phenomenal.

Please respect private property, do not trespass without landowner permission. The locals are friendly but most are not likely to allow access across their property due to hunters with ATV's trespassing in the past. The Sherrif Department is aware of the problem with ATV's


Please do not leave any food products or anything that smells like food (i.e. fruit scented items). Animals will find and destroy the cache if you do. Thanks.




Great Smokey Mountain Geocaching Club


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

va raq bs n ubyybj ybt

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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