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Russellville Run #025

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Hidden : 5/20/2012
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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An easy park and grab in a 35mm Film Container!!

The first 33 caches on the “Russellville Run” - those directly along Russellville Road - are best run from North to South. ALL caches in this section are on the West side of the road with room to pull off of the road and park next to the cache. Enjoy the Russellville Run Power Trail, but please use caution – particularly on the Russellville Road section.

The town of Russellville rose near this route in late 1858, after William Green Russell discovered a few gleaming specks in his pan at Russellville Gulch. His find brought a horde of prospectors - an advance wave of the Pikes Peak gold rush. With busy placer diggings and clusters of tents, Russellville brimmed over with promise; but its nuggets, although pure, were too scarce to make fortunes. In the spring of 1859 the real gold rush began in the Central Rockies, about seventy-five miles northwest of here, and Russellville's boom abruptly busted. Though nearly deserted, the settlement survived for a time as a passenger way station, but by 1880 had become a ghost town.

Unlike the early prospectors who came looking for gold, those who come here looking for cache are likely to find good fortune. Starting at the intersection of Colorado Highway 83 and Russellville Road, the “Russellville Run Power Trail” consists initially of 74 geocaches – most are 35mm Film Canisters and most should be easy finds! ENJOY!!

GCRM Please replace the log if full or damaged. Also, we would appreciate your help in replacing the cache container if you find it is broken or missing.

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