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Traditional Geocache

Polaris

A cache by Mule Ears Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/9/2008
In Arizona, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A pyramid of rock atop a grassy ridgeline.

North Star Peak is the pointy prominence seen from Highway 90 north. On early-morning caching rollouts its pleasingly pyramidal shape has often caught my eye. The hike to the peak is a 7-mile roundtrip with a bit more than 2000 feet of elevation gain. It's steep in places, rocky in others, but no difficult climbing is required. There is no formal trail.

To reach the peak, take Mescal Road north from I-10. The pavement shortly gives way to good, graded dirt road (cars OK). Continue to approximately N32 4.780 W110 27.230 and find a spot nearby to park. From here, you'll hike more or less northwest, initially taking the path of least resistance through a rocky drainage. You may encounter some helpful cairns to guide you around the hard parts.

Once you clear the boulders, you'll start up a ridgeline, which, after a steep beginning, will settle down to a more reasonable slope (around N32 5.242 W110 26.612). Follow this ridgeline all the way up. The last hundred yard to the peak is steep, but offers reasonably good footing. It's nowhere near as difficult as the steep face seen from the highway would suggest.

The cache is hidden behind rocks at the base of a boulder, as shown in the photo. It's a small, watertight box with a logbook and pencils.

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Last Updated: on 1/29/2017 8:40:42 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (4:40 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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