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A Sublime Adventure

A cache by jonnosan Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/30/2012
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


A couple of days ago, while exploring the walking trails around Sublime Point, I saw a few cairns on the tracks and made some very pleasing disvoveries by following the side tracks. The side tracks going up the hill were mostly just private access tracks to the back yards of people lucky enough to live in this gorgeous spot. But every time I followed a track the went down, I was very glad I did so.

In order to 'spread the joy', I figured a cache placement was in order. I did think hard about placing a multi, to force everyone to make the same great discoveries I did.

But then I realized, different cachers have different motivations - those who like to really explore an area will do so even if they are not led by the nose to do so, and often the serendpitous discovery is the most enjoyable.

On the other hand, those who just want another smiley will begrudginly visit the intermediate waypoints, but not appreciate them.

So I have compromised - I have posted just enough info to get people into what I thought was a very interesting place to explore, and it is up to each cacher to decide how long or otherwise they want to spend poking around.

While you can get to the cache without having to ever do more than a 2 metre scramble, do be aware though that some of the side tracks will lead to very exposed (and magnificent!) lookouts - many of these are actually the exit routes for rock climbs.

The 'best' way to get to this cache is to park at the end of West St, and follow the faint footpad down the hill till it joins up with a more distinct track. Follow this track to the left until you reach WP1, where a small cairn marks a very faint track that drops down the slope about 5M till you reach a small scramble assisted by a fixed rope.

Drop down the rock here, then traverse round to the right, keeping close to the rock wall all the way to GZ (unless of course, you want to explore some of the side tracks).

If you explore some more, you may find a relatively easy way to loop back on to the main track, otherwise retrace your steps (which means climbing up a 2M rock face, assisted by the fixed rope).

Since GPS reception in the area is likely to be flakey, the hint is pretty explicit.

Thanks to pjmpjm for making this cache possible.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Hc gur fznyy thyyl gb gur evtug, ghea yrsg guebhtu gur xrlubyr, pbagvahr nybat gur yrqtr sbe nobhg 5Z.

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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