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Balloon Tree Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 08/26/2008
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1.5 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

So does anyone know how this spot got its name?

Take Balloon Tree Road off Highway 204 and follow your GPS. The road will be snow-free from around June 1st through November. Alternate transportation is required the rest of the year. This was at one time the site of a fire lookout, although not much can be found here. You will find the foundation and collapsed chimney for a house on the uphill side of the road, though. My source says there was a tower here in the 1930's. The USGS database confirms this; there is a benchmark listed here that says it was a 60' tower. The 180 degree view takes in Lookout Mtn to the northeast, the Wallowa area to the east, and the Eagle Cap Wilderness to the southeast. You're seeking a plastic lock-n-lock container.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Lrnu, vg'f va n gerr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)