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Patriot's Rest 2 Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 09/04/2003
3 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The grave site of Civil War veteran Charles D. Moffatt is the starting point for your short woodland search. Great swimming beach nearby at the campsite.

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Cache container is a custom camo painted ammo box.

Coordinates updated because in preparation for the Mid-Winter Geocaching Get-Together 2016 I dug the cache out of the ice and moved it about 35 feet to a better spot where it is less likely to get frozen in. I think this has made the cache easier to find in all seasons so I have also decreased the difficulty rating.

Here are some clues and directions:

No snow:

Find the unmarked trail to the grave site across from site 79. Follow the very faint trail from the grave site uphill and along the ridge. The "trail" gradually disappears but you can follow the ridge. It should naturally lead you to the approximate highest point at approximately the coordinates I listed in the November 2012 updates. If you are standing between two large pine trees about 15 feet apart, you are in the right spot. This puts you on the right track and the 2016 cache location is not too far away.


You may not be able to identify the trail to the grave because it isn't marked. Finding the grave site isn't too hard. With any amount of snow on the ground you won't see the faint trail from the grave but you may be able to spot the general direction you need to head. Or, you can try dead reckoning from where you park your car along with the rest of the non-winter clues.

There are several other caches in the Speculator - Lake Pleasant - Piseco area, and many great hikes. Stop in to the Chamber of Commerce in the "Lane Emporium" or the Lake Pleasant Historical Museum in Speculator for more information.

If you are an Amateur Radio Operator, give a call on the Speculator repeater 147.165 (no pl). Several club members are geocachers. Maybe we can meet and compare notes.

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