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Locationless (Reverse) Cache

Native American Trail Trees

A cache by Docto & SaxRunner Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/28/2002
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: virtual (virtual)

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Geocache Description:

Find and Document American Indian Trail Trees!


These trees are a vanishing artifact of our American Heritage!

Let's go find them...





Trail trees are trees that were modified by the American Aboriginal peoples in order to signify trails, campsites, or special locations (water supply, food, safety, etc.). Often these were oak saplings that are given a unique bend, usually pointed in the direction of the point of interest.


Please visit these sites before submitting your find...

http://www.trailtree.com/tree_photos.htm

http://www.southernmuse.com/history/histtree.htm



The coordinates given for this cache are for a tree that I just recently located in southern Tennessee (see above). It is a magnificant trail tree that points straight toward a cave entrance where there is a nearly permanent water flow and a good source of shelter (and maybe salt, too). It's the uphill entrance of a significant cave, so in the winter it would be a terrific source of warmth (as hot air rises--uphill entrances typically "blow" warm air, usually 55-60 degrees in Tennessee, when the outside air is cold).


The rules: 8/10/04

All finds must be approved by the cache owner

I reserve the right to delete logs which do not fit the appropriate criteria. Too many inappropriate finds...


  • Log your finding and include a picture of you, the tree, and your GPS (all in the same picture). Be sure to upload your picture within 48 hours of posting your find.

  • Log the coordinates, city and state and/or national location of the trail tree.

  • We encourage you to log any history or details about the trail tree that you are aware of.

  • A particular tree can only be documented by the first finder, but if you find more than one, feel free to document it!

  • Please make sure your find has not already been found by checking the cache log entries for recent finds.

  • If you have questions about a potential find, PLEASE refer to the links above or the cache owner. A bent tree in the woods does not count.

Thank you, good luck, and I look forward to your logs!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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