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Hairpin Junction Traditional Geocache

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Myra Mit: Thanks to all who visited!

Hidden : 03/02/2002
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

2 miles round trip, 400' elevation gain, using the old Mt. Wilson toll road. (There is, at least, one other route.)

Back in the 1920s there was a local sports event that put the Rose Bowl to shame: The Altadena-Mt. Wilson Automobile Race!

Using the old Mt. Wilson toll road, contestants would tear up the mountain at a break neck pace. Frank Benedict set the record in 1922 by completing the 10 mile climb in 22 minutes.

One mile into the race, a careless driver taking the hairpin too fast would have likely ended up wrapped around one of the trees on this flat.

The cache container itself is NOT water-tight, so make sure all items are left in one of the enclosed water-tight containers or Ziplocs.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur pnpur vf va gur ohfurf rnfg bs gur perivpr, nobhg 30 srrg fbhgu bs gur ybt jvgu gur pbafcvphbhf fnj phg.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)