“Dreadful as the storm and the lightning. Stronger than the foundations of the earth.” Galadriel
Lothlorien is the elven city on the West of the Misty Mountains, just north of Fangorn. It is one of the greatest elven strongholds in the defence against Sauron. Many great elven warriors have come from Lothlorien as well. Lothlorien is also home to a beautiful variety of tree called the Mallorn tree and is one of the only places in middle earth where you can find these such trees. Another curious characteristic of Lothlorien is time. The time there runs slower than the time in the real world. It is also home to a force that drives the darkenss away. The rulers of Lothlorien in the second and third age were the Lord Celeborn and the Lady Galadriel. Galadriel is also the bearer of one of the three elven rings of power.
The company passed through Lothlorien after the fall of Gandalf. They were found by elves, but fortunately, the Lady knew of their arrival and they were granted entry into the city. The dwarves and elves had been enemies for a long time. Thus, Gimli one of the company, become one of the first elves into the kingdom since Durin's day. The fellowship spent about week in Lothlorien, though in the outside world a month had passed. At the end of their stay, Sam and Frodo were given the chance to look into the mirror of Galadriel, a strange pool of water that both shows the past and present as well as what will and may become. In looking into the mirror, Sam saw the Shire being destroyed, whereas Frodo saw the eye of Sauron searching for him. It was this that inspired him to continue on his quest
The cache is situated up a a tree much like the dwellings in Lothlorien. Parking is located at the given waypoint as there is a management vehicle gate and you can't go any further. From there it is an approximately 700metre track until the cache. You can walk or ride. If you ride, it is a hard slog up the hill, but you will be rewarded with a fun ride back down. The climb is pretty easy but it is a long drop into blackberry bushes.