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Iron Horse Traditional Cache

1.5 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   other (other)

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Geocache Description:

[Original description: We discovered that this one can be approached either from the top or the bottom of the mountain. If you come down from the top, you will seriously want to go all the way to the bottom of the trail whether you find the stash or not. And bring flashlights to explore a piece of forgotten Georgia history! From the bottom, if the road is open the terrain rating is a 1. Coming from the top, it's a 3. So I gave it an average of 2... Notice... The cache was replaced 28 Sept 03 and is now in a 3"x2.5' long olive drab mortar tube and has been relocated to it's original position above the pool. I'm still looking for the original. There isn't much in it yet as I am looking for a source of cheap lights for the best part of the cache. If you come in from the top, beware of the butt surfing opportunities and keep heading down the trail after you find the cache. (*) technicolor rump syndrome today...]

Update: Being that this is one of the oldest Geocaches around, I try not to change it much, but a few notes...  Do not approach from the top. Use the parking coordinates and only approach from the bottom. Unfriendly-types live at the top and don't appreciate Geocachers parking in on "their" road.

Update Summer 2021 - Most recently a smaller container to help keep it from being muggled again. Unfortunately no longer large ammo tube.

The parking/trail/railroad tunnel & cache are all on Georgia WMA property.

Disclaimer: As required by the Wildlife Resource Division, either a hunting license, fishing license or a land pass is required to enter any Wildlife Management Area property. These can be obtained online, by clicking here.

Geocaching activity is prohibited during all quota and check-in hunts. Geocaching activity is also prohibited daily until after 10:00 AM during turkey season. WRD organizes hunting all year except for the months of July & August. See the hunting info here.

Maintained by jimpate until March 2009
Maintained by thebisch March 2009 - August 2020
Maintained by Cali9-1-1 August 2020-January 2023

Most recently replaced by: FloridaJim 9/7/2021

Maintained by Team Bear-Cat since January 2023

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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