Traditional Geocache

MASH Cache

A cache by RogueWarrior65 (Adopted by Dooley) Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 6/8/2002
In California, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Come out and see the site where they filmed MASH!

Park at the Malibu Creek State Park area ($8). You can camp overnight here too. This hike is fairly easy (4.6 miles round-trip). Be sure you've got plenty of water. Proceed to the M*A*S*H set site (the trail is fairly well marked). If you take the right fork early on, you'll bypass the visitor center. If you take the left fork over a crumbling concrete stream ford, you'll wind up at the visitor center. Pass the visitor center and cross the bridge. There is a short uphill climb to Century Lake. The rest of the trail is level.
The first half is dirt road (Crags Road) until you reach the concrete bridge. Beyond the concrete bridge, the trail becomes rougher. There are usually horseback riders, scout troops, and other hikers on the trail.

The cache is a small ammo can with gold lettering. Initial contents are most of the items I've retrieved from other caches. There are a few cars, a deck of cards, a light-stick, and some squeezey balls.

In the area are a burned out Jeep and an ambulance.

Note: I've tried to approach this location from the west but there's no place to park. I think you can park at the Park Headquarters which is off Mulholland but I'm not familiar with this trail.

If you listen carefully, you can here a classic raptor-type bird call. Is it an eagle or a falcon or something else? If you know what it is, please post it.

2/15/03 - Replaced the camera with a flash one for the lunatics visiting the cache at night. Last week's rain did a number on the trail from the bridge to the site. It's pretty muddy but navigable. A gaggle of Sierra Clubbers was passing through just as I was working on the cache. Some seemed quite interested in the geocaching concept. Hopefully they will leave it undisturbed.

12/6/03 - Replaced and moved the cache. Apparently the initial location was too easy to stumble on. The cache is now in a tan/od-green ammo can and is in a slightly different spot that you have to specifically go to. I suggest that you try to keep non-cachers from seeing you looking for it just in case.

08/24/11 - Apparently someone moved the cache into the shed. I will be up there next month, and will decide whether to keep it there or move it back to the original spot.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Va gur furq. Cyrnfr qba'g or gbb boivbhf.

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)



 

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