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Eoforhild: Going out to pull this cache tonight. Thanks to everyone who found it, hope you enjoyed the puzzle. I hope poor Treebeard doesn't get too lonely now.


Mystery Cache

Shepherd of the Trees

A cache by Eoforhild Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 6/26/2011
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is NOT at the posted coordinates, but they are the best place to park for the shortest hike to it. If coming from the south, I would recommend approaching from the Falls Mills side rather than Bluewell, as the latter will take you on a narrow gravel road to get to the parking area, whereas if coming through Falls Mills, the roads are paved all the way.

To obtain the coordinates for the cache, you will have to solve the puzzle below.

The cache is located along the Cemetery Trail in Pinnacle Rock State Park. This is a beautiful but little-used trail that goes through an old cemetery (I believe it's the Butt family cemetery). Some parts of the trail can get a bit overgrown in summer, with poison ivy rampant, so pants might be a good idea.

While hunting is not allowed within the state park itself, the Cemetery Trail runs right along the boundary of the park, and there appears to be hunting activity on the private land in this area (there’s a trailcam and tree stand in very close proximity to the trail), so you should still use caution if searching during hunting season.

The name of the cache is a reference to Tolkien’s Ents of Middle Earth; near the cache, there’s a huge oak in the middle of the trail that always reminds me of one.

Cache is a Coleman half-gallon jug. Please take care to re-hide it well. Good luck, and be sure to say "hi" to Treebeard.

The cache can be found at:



You can check your answers for this puzzle on

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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