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The Shining Virtual Cache

Hidden : 08/24/2017
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Geocache Description:

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

I have always wanted to put a cache up here to honor the very creepy movie and this amazing location. When Groundspeak sent me this Virtual Reward, I knew exactly what the cache would be. I am going to go easy on people to log this one. But, you need to follow my directions carefully. I want to make sure we don't have a lot of armchair loggers.

But first, let us start with some history. Timberline Lodge, a mountain lodge and resort hotel, is a four-story structure comprising approximately 40,000 square feet that was dedicated September 28, 1937, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.. The ground-level exterior walls are heavy rubble masonry, using boulders from the immediate area, and heavy timber is used from the first floor up. The central head house section is hexagonal and 60 feet in diameter, with a six-sided stone chimney stack 92 feet high and 14 feet in diameter. Each of the six fireplace openings—three on the ground floor, three on the first floor—is five feet wide and seven feet high. Two wings, running west and southeast, flank the head house. Oregon woods used throughout the building include cedar, Douglas fir, hemlock, western juniper and ponderosa pine.

Stanley Kubrick used Timberline Lodge for the exterior shots of The Shining's Overlook Hotel. He filmed the interior scenes in England. You will not find the hedge maze here.

Logging Requirement:
1. You must take a picture of the lodge and attach it to your post. No picture, your log will be deleted.
2. The picture must show the lodge and a drawing of your own creation. Get a piece of paper, and draw something (stick figures, cute animals, Jack Nicholson with a knife, your worst childhood horror), and place it in the picture with the lodge in the background. Let's get creative folks. And let's keep it clean, inappropriate or offensive pictures will also cause logs to be removed.

Congrats to JerLin_c_seekers for beign the FTF!!

Virtual Reward - 2017/2018

This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between August 24, 2017 and August 24, 2018. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards on the Geocaching Blog.

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