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Yes, this one is at the top. Someone had to do it. This is the harder of two caches known as the 'Pair of Zeus's' ("His" Mount Olympus Cache). The other one is the Lower Zeus Cache ("Her" Mount Olympus Cache).
This was Bunker Dave's 100th cache find. Click here to see photos of the trip. As of 7/08/01 coordinates have been changed based on the readings from 2 Magellan 330s, 1 Magellan 410 and 1 Magellan 315. 4 cachers all with Magellans, what are the odds of that?
|Unless you are an experienced hiker, don't even consider this one! This is a major hike. Because of the many dangers on this hike, I will give detailed descriptions. If your GPS ever tells you to go down a dangerous cliff face then turn it off. Its' time to follow the visual clues. A position error of just 10 feet on the narrow top ridge could point you down some very steep slopes! The cache is easy to access from the ridgeline. Be careful though, we saw a large rattlesnake just 20 feet from where we placed the cache!
If you want to live to tell about this hike then park here. 40 39.12N 111 48.38W There is a nice trail that goes for about 3.2 miles (6.4 round trip.) If you are Bunker Dave and want the shortest route try parking around here 40 40.35N 111 47.03W. The distance is only 1.28 miles. (Bring a rope and have an ambulance standing by). (If you can't tell, I am kidding. This route would be practically straight up.)
||If you decide to try this one please come prepared. You should have about a gallon of water per person and a lunch. Plan on about 8 hours for the round trip if you are as old as I am (47 years). These links will provide additional information. http://www.fs.fed.us/wcnf/slrd/olympus.html Take precautions against heat stroke and heat exhaustion. http://www.drugbase.co.za/data/med_info/heatstr.htm
Have fun and remember, Zeus's are wild!
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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:57:39 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:57 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum