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Sturdy foot wear and sure footing. Almost one and a half hour round trip hike. Dont forget the camera.
The SHT has so many great views, this is another one of them . Suggested parking N46*40.810 W092*15.573 at Elys Peak Climbers Parking Area and Trail. JUST OFF OF BECKS RD> SHORT HIKE ON TRAIL UP TO RR GRADE AND THE TUNNEL OR THE DIRECTIONS LISTED BELOW> There are several approaches to this cache two of which are, Parking at 123 AVE West and follow the bike trail toward Duluth till the SHT connects to it and then follow it to the cache. This route offers many choice views of the distance and you will pass another cache along the way. The other approach is Grand AV> to Becks RD. 3 miles to the Ulland Brothers RD. and park at the gate at the atv snowmobile trail and start walking, and cross over the old rr. bridge till you get to the west end of the tunnel take lower trail going north. Reference: N46*40.716 W092*15.225 The trail follows dried up creek bed and is(IB just informed me that this is actually a FaultLine Valley. How cool is that? Thanks IB) rocky climb up for a ways then levels off for another stretch and you are in a hardwood trees of birch, maple, and white oak. Very nice. Trail is easy to follow, though not marked. At about 50ft. from the cache you should be below it and continue past for about 200ft. till you see a very large rock that has fallen free of a large, tall black colored cliff. Now short scramble up to the top and puts you on the SHT. Keep an eye on the blue hack marks either on trees or on the ground. Go to the cache. Once at the cache if you walk South about 60 feet along the edge you will see the remaines of an old camp or shelter, hence the cache name. Please dont disturb these old places. Container is a 3x6 inch tube with log, pencil, a nice toy model A car ( I think) for trade and a 9/11/01 Memorial GeoCoin. Hope you enjoyed coming here. Bring a pen to sign the log.
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