Traditional Geocache

Old Throop

A cache by Marzenbac Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 9/1/2013
In California, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Off the old ridge trail up to Throop Peak.  Also happens to be pretty close to the current Boy Scout trail too.


In the olden days, before the Boy Scouts built their trail from Dawson Saddle, there was a ridge route that took you straight to Throop Peak.  Sure it was steeper, but it was a very direct route.  While today, almost everyone goes up the Boy Scout trail, you can still make out the old ridge trail in places.  Some people still even use it, so it appears!  Much of the way the two trails are very close, or the same.  But as you get closer to Throop, that last final push is too steep for the respectable Boy Scout trail, and it winds its way to the east, missing Throop Peak and joining up with the Pacific Crest Trail.  Don't worry about the two trailheads, the trails merge into one a short distance in.

This cache is fairly close to the Boy Scout trail.  About a tenth of a mile below the cache location, the Boy Scout trail veers way from the ridge.  This would be a good time to stay on the ridge and continue up the old trail, such as it is.

You are looking for a 4x7x2 camoed container in a target rich environment.  With luck, the spoiler picture and hint will make it much easier.

All along this ridge, you can get some good views of the San Gabriels, the Antelope Valley, the LA Basin and on a real clear day, the southern Sierra.  Don't miss the opportunity to look up and around  ...  after you find the cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gbjneqf gur obggbz bs gur bhgpebc ba gur abegu jrfg fvqr, ybj

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)



 

Find...

  • New SpoilerNo GPS this time, you'll have to figure out the scale a different way.
  • SpoilerNo, the GPS is not still there, but you can use it to judge the scale of everything.

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Found it 16     Didn't find it 2     Write note 5     Publish Listing 1     

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Last Updated: on 5/29/2017 7:49:59 AM Pacific Daylight Time (2:49 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum