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Henry's Cache

Hidden : 4/11/2001
Difficulty:
4.5 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

The location is the most remote location possible on the Santa Monica Mts. Backbone Trail. Stay on official trails. Distance to the site will be 6 to 7 miles depending on the starting point. Altitude gain is about 2,000 ft. from western approaches 3,000 ft. from the eastern approach.

The name of the cache is a confirmation to its location. You can find the name inscribed there. The site is on the Santa Monica Mountains Backbone Trail; as remote as you can get from any public road. The site is well known to people who have passed by, but not marked on the maps. It is in a designated wilderness area, so no bikes or helicopters or any other mechanical conveyances are allowed. Compared to other trails in the Santa Monica's, few people go there so the trails are not well maintained. Expect rough trails, poison oak and ticks, however expect spectacular views and wonderful displays of wildflowers before the dry season.

Because it is on the Bacbone Trail, one of the few official patches was left in the cache. For the sun, sun screen is in it and for poison oak, a bottle of Tecnu. The is a note pad and pen. The cache is under the overhang of two touching rocks. The cache is a clear plastic jug with a white, wide mouth top. It is about 6 inches in diameter.

The location can be reach without trampeling vegetation if you are careful.

There are several starting points. The shortest and easiest round trip would start from Rancho Sierra Vista. A mile longer start would be from Sycamore Canyon Campground. The most difficult would be from Circle X Ranch (Sandstone Peak Trailhead).

From the west you will see a sight that is comically associated with a plumber at work.

I was a real novice when I placed this cache and my rating was not very accurate. For several years I lost control of the cache because of lost passwords and email addresses. Now that I have control again I have been informed that changing the D/T ratings now would be problem for those cachers doing challenge caches. So the D/T ratings are back to the original with my apologies.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fvapr lbhe qrzbaf ner ynetre guna lbh, lbh pna furq lbh qrzbaf ol fdhrrfvat guebhtu n aneebj qrsvyr. Vs lbh "ybir gur zbhagnvaf" lbh jvyy ybir guvf pnpur. N funec yrsg nsgre gur qrsvyr.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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