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This cache is located off the Bombsite trail, which is located 19 miles east of Brookings. To get to the trailhead you take South Bank Chetco River Road to Mt. Emily Road. The roads are well marked and there are several signs for the trail. The trailhead is approximately 13 miles up Mt. Emily Road (gravel). There is a designated parking area for the trail about 1/8 mile from the trailhead. The trail is about 1 mile long, and at the end there is a sign with pictures and the history of the area.
This area is the site of one of four Japanese bombs dropped by airplanes on the continental U.S. during WWII. The bomb was intended to start a forest fire, however due to our typical damp weather the fire did not do very much damage. The bomb was dropped by Nobuo Fujita on September 9, 1942. He later presented a 400-year-old samurai sword to the city of Brookings, which can be seen at the Chetco Community Library.
The cache is in a small ammo can and contains a variety of $1-$3 items, a log book and a first finder's bookmark made by me. You will have to do about 200 feet of light bushwacking to get to the cache.
Also, if you want something else to search for there are two letterboxes nearby. Check out www.letterboxing.org to get the clues to find them.
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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:57:45 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:57 PM GMT)
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