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Shay's Run Traditional Cache

This cache has been archived.

wrs2468: Due to excessive foot traffic in the area of this cache, we have been asked by the State Park to archive it so as not to negatively impact the plants and animals there. Feel free to go and view the falls, however. They are beautiful.

Hidden : 05/23/2012
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   other (other)

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Geocache Description:

Park at Blackwater Falls Lodge. Take the Elakala Trail

This cache is close to Elakala Falls, arguably the 2nd prettiest waterfall in Blackwater Falls State Park. It is one of a series of 4 waterfalls on Shays Run. The first is the only one accessible by a park trail. The 2nd can be reached by a well-worn foot path. To view the entire series of waterfalls, go to Pendleton Pt. Overlook and look across the canyon.
The name "Elakala" comes from a Native American Massawomee legend that says a girl-shy warrior named Elakala was pursued by 2 women of his tribe and fell to his death from the falls while trying to escape them.
The cache is located a little ways past the falls to minimize muggle activity.
Container is a small lock-n-lock container, suitable for TBs and small swag.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)