Traditional Geocache

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A cache by Blimpo Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/12/2010
In New York, United States
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This is the first of twelve caches along the Saranac River between Saranac Lake and Franklin Falls. These caches are only water accessible except this one. The cache container is camouflaged bison. This has been muggled twice, so please use stealth.

This series of caches can be attempted by either a twelve mile paddle or by using the series of launch points listed as waypoints. The Saranac River is part of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. The trail has been likened to a water version of the Appalachian Trail, and there are many similarities: both are long-distance trails that most people will use for day trips or short overnight trips; many of those who paddle the entire trail will do so in sections. Unlike the AT, the NFCT obtains access for campsites and portages through landowner permission rather than through land protection. Also, many sections of the trail require a high level of skill to complete. The trail is divided into 13 sections: Adirondack Country (West) New York, Adirondack North Country (Central) New York, Adirondack Country (East) New York, Islands and Farms Region Vermont, Upper Missisquoi Valley Vermont/Quebec, Northeast Kingdom Quebec/Vermont, Great North Woods New Hampshire, Rangeley Lakes Region Maine, Flagstaff Region Maine, Greater Jackman Region Maine, Moosehead/Penobscot Region Maine, Allagash Region (South) Maine, and Allagash Region (North) Maine. Each of these sections has been mapped and documented in order to establish the trail. Trail towns include Old Forge and Saranac Lake in New York, and Rangeley, Maine. The trail covers 56 lakes and ponds, 22 rivers and streams, and 62 "carries" (portages) totaling 55 miles (89 km). On some sections of the trail, portage trails, campsites, and access areas are marked with Northern Forest Canoe Trail medallions, a yellow diamond with blue lettering. The American Canoe Association has named the NFCT an ACA-Recommended Water Trail.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Vg vf uvqqra va n gerr nobhg urnq uvtu

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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