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LaMance Falls and Monolith Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 12/12/2006
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Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

LaMance Falls is a beautiful waterfall on the Crooked Fork Creek. A large chunk of bedrock came loose from above the falls in a 1926 flood, and stands erect at the end of the falls pool. The combination makes for a unique setting, but it isn't easy to get to.

For the easiest access to LaMANCE FALLS park across the road at the old garage on Hwy 27 at N 36 05.455 W 084 34.227. We then went hiking down the well used logging road to the falls. This entry point is posted no trespassing so cacher beware. For the real brave cacher at n35 5.300 w084 34.640 you can go to the property owner for this location and ask for permission to cross their land by way of a trail down the bluff to the falls.

I parked at Potter's Falls located by the road at: 36N 04.936 84W 34.570. There is a trail that leads you to a large pool in the creek. From there you will bushwhack along side of the gorge upstream to LaMance Falls. It is a challenging walk and the difficulty should not be taken lightly. You may cross deer paths along the way - these are your friends, follow them as long as you can.

There are many hiddy holes and poor GPS reception, and you may be in for a long hunt without it. The main reason for this cache location is for you to view the monolith.

Potter's Falls has a controversial history. It was featured on the Summer 1973 cover of American Whitewater magazine; the pictures were the first public of anyone running over a waterfall in a kayak, or in this case a C-1. It has since become a common occurrence for white water thrill seekers, but two decades ago it was thought to be too dangerous. People also run the namesake of this cache as well.

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Geocachers of Southeast Tennessee

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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