Picea Sitchensis Octopoda
In Oregon, United States
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Sitka Spruce Council Tree, more commonly known as the Octopus Tree.
This cache will bring you within view of this World Renown Wondrer!
The Octopus Tree may be more than 250 years old. Once featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not, the tree has been described as one of the modern Wonders of the World. Over the years, this curious spruce has also borne the name Monstrosity Tree and Candelabra Tree, for obvious reasons. But it is persistently called the Council Tree, a place of reverence where elders once made decisions and where shamans performed ceremonies. Today the Octopus Tree is not only a historic site, but also a botanical wonder, the kind of tree that prompts tourists to make a sightseeing detour.
Two ways to get here. Park in Cape Meares Lighthouse Parking Lot and take the trail East past the bathrooms and follow the marked trail, OR hile the Oregon Coast Trail from the Hwy to the East, and grab some Gnome caches.
Cache is a small container, Log only, BYOP. Hopefully you find the container appropriate to your experience here.
Look for an ancestor to the main even here. Cache is nestled inside.
Be repectful of the foliage and fauna here.
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Last Updated: on 7/20/2017 1:31:14 PM Pacific Daylight Time (8:31 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum