Road Agents Rock Traditional Geocache
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The third cache in our ghost towns series.
Road Agents Rock is an often overlooked historical site in southwestern Montana. From this spot, bandits, known as road agents would lie in wait for unsuspecting travelers. Gold shipments leaving Bannack were a prefered target for these criminals, led by Henry Plummer, who also happened to be the sheriff of Bannack.
Access to the area is by a relatively good road which leaves highway 278 just east of the Badger Pass summit. (See additional waypoints) We suggest NO low ground clearance vehicles (although our mini-van made it just fine) and NOT attempting the cache in a 2WD vehicle if the road is muddy. Other than that, the terrain is pretty easy, with only a short walk to the cache from parking. As with all caches near historical areas, please be respectful of the site. Also be aware of private mining claims in the area. The cache itself is on BLM land, but there are several mining claims with vertical shafts in the general area. There is no need to approach any of these shafts to find the cache! We hope you enjoy this historical site as much as we did the first time we "found" it. We should mention that there is NO access to Bannack State Park from Road Agents Rock. The map will show a road, but it is gated near the park boundary.
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