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There are 1001+ places to hide a cache in the 'Parc Naturel Regional des Ballons des Vosges'. The middle mountain region (max 1424 meter) has perfect marked walking trails of the 'Club Vosgien'. To the east is the 'Alsace', to the west is the 'Lorraine'. We did choose to hide the cache near the by toerists popular town Gérardmer, not making it to difficult for people who don't hike the mountains.
This is a cache with two 'proximity waypoints'. The first one is 502 meter from the cache on N48° 04,035' E06° 50,372' and is close to the parking by 'Lido' where you can start a nice walk (blue disc) which leads to the cache. The second one you have to find yourself at 2141 meter from the cache. It's the war monument in Gérardmer where the cars drive by all the time. Whith your GPS software with proximity waypoints you find two cache places. One of them is in the Lake . . .
Have fun and good luck!
P.S. This cache takes more than a few hours. The walk up is only a suggestion but very nice. It's one of the many populair family trips.
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When you have a few days you can also visit the center of Colmar. A nice old town. When you like hiking the 'Grand Ventron' is a good option (see panorama). This peak is not in the 'route des cretes' and can only be reached on foot.