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A-Chee Double Hockeysticks

A cache by ilovevacation and Peppy Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/31/2008
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This micro is a clear film canister. It could be an easy drive by for you. It is definitely easiest going southbound but there is a turnaround just north of Hells Gate.
We have driven by this spot many times a year and I have always wondered what the plaque says......check it out!

Hell's Gate is located at the narrowest point of the Fraser River, being only 110 feet wide (33m). At high water level, over 200 million gallons of water per minute flow through the gorge, moving atover 30 km/hour. The intimidating whitewater rapids and gorge reminded 19th Century explorer Simon Fraser of the Gates of Hell.

The railroad builders caused a slide, during 1914 railway construction, that throttled the river and almost destroyed one of the most magnificent sockeye salmon runs in the world. Catches of salmon fell from 3 million in 1913 to only 1.8 million in 1931. In 1944, Canada and the US formed the International Pacific Salmon Fisheries commission and began building Hell's Gate's vast fish ways.

Please be very careful of the steep cliffs.....do not let little children go away from you unattended.

Congratulations to Peppermintpatti53 and the Wildthingys for the FTF

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ernq gur cyndhr- lbh ner irel pybfr.
Guvax ybj.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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