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theboonieman: Sorry for the frustration this cache has caused lately. I'm going to go ahead and archive it. Maybe someone can figure out a way to hide another ammo can out here. Thanks for trying.


Old Man Pepper's Stash

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Hidden : 10/13/2011
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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This remote area is located on a beautiful section of the Econlockhatchee where the river twists and turns before finally emptying into the mighty St. John's. Legend has it an old timer by the name of Joseph Culpepper use to hideout here during the late 1800s and early 1900s. He would load up his boat, bring all his worldly possessions, including his three daughters, and paddle up the river to setup up camp. Some say he did this to just keep the local male population from flirting with his girls, but most likely it was done to keep would be thieves from finding his stash. Joseph never liked the banks so he kept all his savings in a small safe box and hid it somewhere along the Econ.

Fast forward to 2011, a fellow going by the name of Boonie Man uncovered a black box hidden near the posted coordinates. Inside were some old coins and a ledger labeled “Old Man Pepper's Stash” dated 1902. The amount didn't seem like much, but it was probably worth a fortune back during Pepper's life time.

If you're the adventuresome type and would like to see this incredible find, there are several ways to get there. Assuming the river hasn't flooded, you can enter through the Little-Big Econ WMA gates at the end of Brumley Road (N28° 39.915 W81° 04.094) and hike (or bike) a scenic road almost all the way out to the cache site. Another way would be to launch a kayak or a canoe from C.S. Lee's boat ramp (N28° 42.870 W81° 02.148) and paddle upstream to the cache site. Air boats and shallow draft power boats can get there as well.

Hunting Alert: This cache is located in a wildlife management area. Be sure to wear bright orange clothing if you decide to go during hunting season. Hunting dates and regulations can be found in the online brochure located here.

Good luck and be safe!

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