Traditional Geocache

SMOKEY BEAR

A cache by purplemartinlandlord Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/29/2012
In New Jersey, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


Long ago, in the Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico, a brown bear cub was trapped and injured in a major forest fire.

Forest rangers, wardens and veterinarians treated his wounds and burns. One of them gave the bear a name and decided to use his picture in fire safety posters.

Since his home was destroyed, he was flown to a zoo in Washington D.C. where someone put a forest ranger hat on him, just like in the posters. Newspaper reporters started calling him SMOKEY BEAR.

Note: Look for the trailhead marker about 100 feet to the south east of the parking area. The cache is a short distance off of the red trail. Be sure to set your GPS to create a tracklog (bread crum trail) as there are many fallen trees (hence diffriculty 2.5) and the trail markings are few so that you do not get lost on this eazy find.

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