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Duncan Hill Lookout Site Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 08/17/2019
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Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Duncan Hill (aka-The cacher who went up a hill and came down a mountain.)

Duncan Hill is the site of an L-4 cab, built in 1935 on the southerly summit, was destroyed in 1967. It replaced a cabin dating back to 1923.  For those who venture to the top, you will quickly realize this is much more than a hill. This reminded me of the 1995 Hugh Grant movie "The Englishman who went up a hill and came down a Mountain".  At an elevation of 7819', this peak along the Entiat river gives a great 360 degree view of the surrounding peaks, including; Glacier, Carne, Rampart, Gopher, Pyramid, Cardinal, Graham and many others.
This is a 13.6 mile round trip hike with about 3000 ft. elevation gain.  I found it a moderate hike for difficulty with a well maintained trail.  The area was damaged by fire in 2015 but interestingly, this opened up the views for most of the hike.  To get to the trailhead, proceed north up the Entiat River Rd. about 34 miles and turn right up FR-5608 for six miles.  The forest road is in good condition suitable for most vehicles.
The cache container is a plastic ammo box.  Including the usual swag, pen, log book and a FTF prize.
This is my first cache placement.  I've been caching since Nov. '16 and decided it is time to give something back as this has been a very rewarding chapter in my life.  My favorite caches are the hard-to-reach ones. So this location seemed appropriate.
Cache on and happy hunting!
Congratulations to ExpectToSelfRescue on the FTF!!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

20 sg. FJ bs gur fhzzvg, haqre ebpxf. (Frr fcbvyre cvp.)

Decryption Key


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