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Castle Rock Cache

A cache by Bridgerdigger Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/31/2008
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

You are looking for a .30 caliber OD green ammo box. It is a short walk from a vehicle trail.

Do not attempt to reach the cache from the top of the bluff as it is very steep going down to the cache. Approach the cache from the bottom or east side of the bluff. There is a vehicle trail that goes close to the cache and it is passable in dry weather. Please do not get off the trail. Please do not travel the trail in wet weather as you will cut ruts and cause pot holes and erosion.

I like to put caches in out-of-the-way places that bring people to unique, beautiful or historic locations. This cache is no exception and it has all three elements. It is several miles south of I70 but well worth the drive.

DO NOT DRIVE THIS ROAD IF IT IS RAINING OR SNOWING. There is a variety of wildlife in the area including rattlesnakes. They like to hide in the same places we like to put caches so look before you reach.

There are unique rock formations here unlike any other in KS. From the top of the bluff you can almost see forever. It is also close to the Smoky Hill River and the Smoky Hill Trail ran through the area a short distance to the north. The Butterfield Overland Despatch also used this trail. Wagon ruts can be seen to the west from the top of the bluff.

This is private property so please be very respectful. Stay on established trails and do not go in if it is muddy as you will cut new ruts in the trails. This is not a place for your Ford Pinto or Chevy Vega as the deep ruts can leave you stranded if you slip into them. However, the average car should have no trouble if you are careful.

Start your search by going south out of Quinter on Castle Rock Road and let your GPS show you the way. You will turn east at the corner of the road with a limestone post marked "BOD". BOD stands for Butterfield's Overland Despatch and marks the route.

Bring your camera and your lunch and stay awhile but please do not harm the environment of this unique place..

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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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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