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Grandpa Den's Ponderosa Grove

A cache by Reedizzle Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 9/25/2007
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Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

My Great Grandfather was Dennis Bowthorpe. He worked a lot up Big Cottonwood Canyon in his younger years. He would haul freight up the canyon and bring ore down the canyon. He was responsible for building the road up Silver Fork Canyon to the Alta Tunnel mine. He was also responsible for something else that most people don’t even notice about the canyon. If you are familiar with Big Cottonwood Canyon, you will notice that there aren’t any Ponderosa Pine trees in the entire canyon. However, in a little gulch just below the Mill D North Fork trailhead is a grove of Ponderosa Pines that my Great Grandfather planted over 100 years ago. I guess he just wanted to see if they would grow there and sure enough they did.

June 9, 2008 - I am surprised that no one can find this. I don't think that it is a hard cache. It might be hidden quite well but I think that my hint should narrow it down a lot. The cache is doing great. I'll update the coordinates but they were only off by 15 feet or so. I also made the difficulty listing for this higher but it is right off the road and shouldn't be too hard. Good Luck.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

ebpxf ng onfr bs YNETR CBAQREBFN

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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