Highest Point Traditional Geocache
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Visiting this cache will reward you with spectacular views over Pitcairn Island and the Pacific Ocean.
The highest point is at 347 meters (1138 feet) and is a steep climb, nothing dangerous, there are good dirt roads, but quite hard going and in rainy weather some bits can be muddy and slippery. From the square, walk along towards the school until you see the sign pointing up to the left, and then just go on up. At the highest point there is a signpost to far-off places, a concrete block which marks the site of an old US satellite tracking station, a bench and a shelter. You can cool down with water from the tank behind the shelter, but it is not good drinking water. The geocache is a plastic box with some Pitcairn treasures. Depending on your fitness and how often you stop, it will take 40-60 minutes to walk up and a bit less to come down. If you have time and want a longer walk through the island, take the first path on the right after you leave the highest point and walk along the ridge to Taro Ground where you will see the old radio station, then go on down to Adamstown. Have a great walk! If you do not have time or good enough legs for this climb, ask a Pitcairner to drive you up on a four wheeler bike (for a small fee).
Small note on cache maintenance: Shawn Christian, the mayor of Pitcairn, will maintain the cache. Thanks!