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Another Rattlesnake Mountain Benchmark Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 01/24/2009
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Cache located on Rattlesnake Mountain, near benchmark SX1312 (RATTLE).

I had so much fun snowshoeing on Rattlesnake Mountain for my birthday last year, I thought I'd head out and give it another shot. Attempting to avoid some of the crowd, early on I broke off from the trail onto a road, planning to follow it until it met up with the trail further up. Very soon after, I spied a benchmark on my GPSr.

So much for snowshoeing!


The cache is hidden around 20ft right on the marker when looking back up at the road and is an ammo can.

There are a few ways to get to the cache, one of which is described in Forty-n-Eight's Rattlesnake Mountain Benchmark (GC18WV4) cache. Both caches are off connecting forest roads. Check Northwest Trails for an easy trail up there. You do get to also log the benchmark if you find that (N47 29.957 W121 51.337)!

Please note: When looking at the spoiler picture, the cache is now located to the right of the marker, not the left.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

pnpur vf bss ebnq, va jbbqf. frr fcbvyre cvpgher, ohg abgr gung gur pnpur vf abj ybpngrq gb gur *evtug* bs znexre, abg gur yrsg, nf vg vf va gur fcbvyre cvp.

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)