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Dinoprophet: This cache's permit expires in June so it has been removed. Thank you to all the finders.

We found a marker for an orienteering event on a tree nearby (see pic)

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Hadley Hills Ruins

A cache by Dinoprophet Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/16/2007
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

A hilly hike to a has-been house.

DUE TO THE PERMIT EXPIRING SOON, THIS CACHE WILL BE REMOVED ON SUNDAY MAY 31.

In the 1920s and 1930s, much of what is now Ortonville Recreation Area was owned by William Neer, a Detroit businessman. Edwin Seelbinder lived here with his family on a "share" basis and constructed many buildings here. This cache brings you to the remains of one of them.

This is a fairly rugged, remote hike as southeast Michigan goes. It is hilly and somewhat sandy. I highly recommend starting from the equestrian campground on Fox Lake Road. There are closer points to start from, but this trailhead makes for a longer, more scenic hike around some small lakes, about 3 miles round trip. The equestrian trails can be confusing, so make good use of your GPS.

Tread carefully in the area of the cache, as the stone walls are sunken into the ground. The cache is a Lock & Lock. Please close it tightly and rehide well. Inital contents include outdoors items such as an emergency poncho and camping mug, some kids' items, and a new item, a beaded MiGO logo

See the Pinnacle Point cache for more info and an additional adventure.

A Michigan State Park parking pass is required for the parking areas. Self-registration available at the equestrian campground ($6 daily / $24 annual)

The new agreement between the DNR and MiGO made this cache possible. Please check the guidelines before placing a cache on State Land.

Featured Photo

To encourage posting photos to this cache page, I will update this spot with my favorite uploaded picture from the last 30 days (unless no new photos are added in that time).

by CDMP


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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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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