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CSP - Burros

A cache by South Park National Heritage Area Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/07/2012
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


Burros

This geocache is part of Colorado's South Park GeoTour, which means you can win prizes by finding 20 or more caches. Visit our website for more information and to download your GeoTour Passport!

Container Type: Magnetic
Code Location: Log
Access Info: This cache is located in the public right of way. Please respect the surrounding private property by staying on the road.
Winter Access: Same

 

 

 

 

 

 

The burro has been an integral part of South Park's culture since the miners first began prospecting with these faithful companions. Miners would load the trusty pack animals with gear and head up into the Mosquito Range in search of their mineral of choice. After mining declined in South Park, many burros were abandoned and by the mid-20th century there was a pack of wild burros roaming between Fairplay and Alma. The burro is honored through multiple monuments in Fairplay and during the annual pack burro racing event known as Burro Days.


1880s burros loaded with flour, courtesy of the Park County Local History Archives

This cache is a quick park and grab where you might get a chance to spot a burro. Park on Castello Avenue or 2nd Street and look for a burro in the nearby field. Please respect private property and only view burros from the street.

   

 

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Onfr bs fvta

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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