Ponderosa Ranch Relic
About this location:
Located off Hwy 28 on the northeast shore of Lake Tahoe. Elevation 6439 feet. The Ponderosa Ranch's huge parking lot is now fenced off and closed.
It was the genuine home of TV's Bonanza!
The Ponderosa Ranch was great attraction to visit while in the Tahoe area.
It had western studios and a theme park with food establishments, tours, stores, etc.
To verify you have found the cache:
PLEASE NOTE: THE PONDEROSA CLOSED SEPTEMBER 26, 2004. THE COORDINATES ARE WHERE A STEAM SHOVELER ONCE SAT. HOWEVER, YOU MAY LOG YOUR CACHE IF YOU DOWNLOAD ANY PICTURE THAT RELATES TO THIS AREA. HOPEFULLY, SOME OF THE RELICS WILL REMAIN TO VIEW.
Cache adopted and updated in March 2008 by SNSpencer.
The original owner of this cache is no longer an active player in the game and was gracious enough to allow me to take over the maintenance of this hide. I have adopted five vista area Virtual Caches around the perimeter of Lake Tahoe and three in the Carson Pass/Kirkwood area. Loving Lake Tahoe and other adjacent areas as he did, the original creator, TahoeBerne, chose these scenic areas to have you stop, look, and breathe in the beauty. I wholeheartedly agree with his opinion of these areas and his reasons for wanting to share them with you.
Although a "hidden" cache may be more challenging to locate, TahoeBerne had the following reasons for making these Virtual Caches:
Many Traditional hidden caches are stolen.
You can visit them in all four seasons, pending any road closures due to snow, which are only temporary anyway.
They are easier to find, if that is your desire.
They all are located in what I feel are the most scenic locations.
Virtual Caches in the area that I adopted from TahoeBerne:
California Side of Tahoe (Clockwise around lake)
Lakeview For You
The Kings Beach
Nevada Side of Tahoe (Clockwise around lake)
Ponderosa Ranch Relic
Memorial Point Scenic Overlook
Logan Shoals Vista
Not around the Lake
Caples Lake Resort
Kit Karson Kache
There are plenty of other Virtual Caches to visit along the way maintained by other players.
Keep Tahoe Blue!!
Remember, Practice "Cache In Trash Out"
While out geocaching, bring a bag with you to pick up trash along the way.
Visit the Cache In Trash Out page to learn more about CITO.
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