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The Goat House

A cache by seaeagles1997 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/17/2015
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Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Another cache involving a tough steep walk, but man is it worth it once your there.  The views from here are just as good (if not better) than from Mt. Gower!

It is recommended that you leave 5 hours for the return journey.

Many, many years ago around the discovery of the island, some ships dropped off a few goats, pigs and seeds incase they came into strife whilst whaling or transporting the convicts to Norfolk Island and needed food to survive.  So because of this the island became ridden with goats and pigs which roamed around the mountains.  The Goat house cave is where a lot of the goats would live.

The track starts from the bottom of the Smoking Tree Ridge which lasts for maybe 600-800m. From here follow the signs UP. The track is marked by red paint the whole way up so you can't miss it.  The sign says it is only 1.3km from the top of the Smoking Tree ridge, but don't be fooled there is a lot of walking left to do. This kilometre just never ends! The steepness of the walk makes it slow going.  In some sections there are rope along the track to help you up!

From the top you get views to the North of the whole island.  You will also be joined up there by many birds flying around the cliffs.  The red-tailed tropic bird nests in all the holes in the cliffs so when your searching be careful not to startle these majestic creatures.

Take plenty of water and pictures of your journey, and don't forget to keep walking around the corner a little bit further and you will get a great view of the famous Balls Pyramid. Cache is a small marmite container.

Cache will be maintained by my Uncle as the GeoNan can't get up here anymore

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