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North Country Trail camp site Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 08/25/2001
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1 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Near the North Country Trail, by a informal camp site. Flat terrain.

Coordinates given are +/- 40 feet. Near the North Country Trail, by a informal camp site. Flat terrain.

Found between Udell Hills Fire Tower Road USFS North Country Trail trailhead parking lot and USFS High Bridge access site/parking lot on the Big Manistee River. Somewhere along the trail (marked with blue blazzes/blue diamonds) there is a grey diamond pointing out a campsite. You are then close.

Site is on private property, so practice "no trace" hiking and geocaching. The challenge for finding this is the tree canopy is thick, often obstructing a clear view of the sky/satelites. Please take care not to confuse the camp site registration book, etc. with the geocaching box and registration book. Both are at this location, but not in the same spot. April 16, 2002, broken container (noted by Sandrich on 3/16/2002) is replaced. More about this Cache: In 2001 I spend a day with a U.S. Forest Service employee who told me about Geocaching. One of the Forest Services' ongoing problems is people dumping trash in the national forest, and "now we have an organized way for people to hide stuff in the woods." This is the first I heard of Geocaching. By the end of the day I said I would hide a geocache on my land, watch it, and report the results back to the Forest Service to help them evaluate how big a concern this sport might really be. This cache is that "experiment." Reports back to U.S. Forest Service (plus other info. they must have used) might have helped: Geocaching still takes place in the Manistee National Forest.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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