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Heart of the Mountain

A cache by Lab E Rinth Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 2/23/2008
In California, United States
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Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The Hopi Elder, David Monongye, identified this serpentine outcropping as a Power Point. It has been called the "Spiritual Driver's Seat of San Francisco." The fourth stage of Opening the Mountain.

This stage of the Circumambulation was originally at Rock Spring. About the time the spring was capped, Grandfather David found this spot and it became a stop on the walk.

Gary Snyder:

Rock Spring. A trickle even now —

The Sarasvatî Mantra
Dhâranî for Removing Disasters

— in the shade of a big oak spreading out the map on a picnic table. Then up the Benstein Trail to Rifle Camp, old food-cache boxes hanging from wires. A bit north, in the oak woods and rocks, a neat little saddhu hut built of dry natural bits of wood and parts of old crates; roofed with shakes and black plastic. A book called Harmony left there. Lunch by the stream, too tiny a trickle, we drink water from our bota. The food offerings are swiss cheese sandwiches, swede bread with liverwurst, salami, jack cheese, olives, gomoku-no-moto from a can, grapes, panettoni with apple-currant jelly and sweet butter, oranges, and soujouki — greek walnuts in grape-juice paste. All in the shade, at Rifle Camp.

Philip Whalen:

Rock Springs music for Sarasvati
Remember tea with Mike and Joann years ago
Fresh water in late dry season


This stage can be a short walk from the Rock Spring parking area, or a longer hike continuing up the Old Mine Trail from Pantoll. From here, the route takes you up to Rifle Camp and Serpentine Cairn.

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Last Updated: on 9/7/2017 8:07:04 PM Pacific Daylight Time (3:07 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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