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Toponaut: Fountainhead North 2, Relics Mystery Cache

Hidden : 12/28/2016
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Geocache Description:

There is nothing hidden at the posted coordinates. This is the second of a four-cache series where you will use the topographical map (&legend) provided to navigate to certain features in the woods, and then use your GPS to project a waypoint from a particular feature to the cache. There are trails to get you close, and then a healthy dose of bushwhacking. The total mileage will vary depending on your navigation skills, but plan for about 2 miles. Come prepared! (see below)


Toponaut: Fountainhead North

Important note: It is suggested that you complete one of my other Toponaut series before attempting this one (see: Toponaut: Hemlock and Toponaut: Fountainhead East). Both of those series have detailed primers to get you started reading the maps and telling you what to do when you get to a red star. This series does not, and assumes you are familiar with the methods employed to find the Toponaut caches.

To find this cache, you must first retrieve the clue from the Toponaut: Fountainhead North 1, Stony Summit cache.

Inside this cache, you you will find a clue needed to search for Toponaut: Fountainhead North 3, Confluence.

This series needs to be done in sequence, both geographically, in order of difficulty, and to retrieve clues to continue. All together the series will lead to about a 2-mile round trip hike (or possibly more of course!).

You will need:

  • A color printout of the topo map and the legend (both are found in the Gallery). Each cache page has a zoomed-in portion of the big map. You don't need to bring the zoomed-in ones, just the big one from the Gallery.
  • A compass (your GPS compass will suffice if you trust it).
  • The knowledge of how to project a waypoint using your GPS device.

Navigate to the red star. Use the information gathered at previous cache in series to project waypoint.

image with target location


  1. The target relic is the largest in the area.

Some other notes:

  • Within the cache you will find a distance and bearing needed for the next cache in the series. Record this but don't take it with you.
  • Have fun exploring! However this is mostly ungroomed territory so be mindful of long grass and piles of bricks.

Links to caches:

No night caching

Best Series 2016

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