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45 minute PLUS hike from the south fork trailhead(N61 13.960, W149 27.367) off of hiland road. Home cache of the Momma Bear TB!!
Momma Bear Pass is the local (hiland road residents) name for this pass at 3000' elevation. It is named for the bears spotted bringing their babies through the pass in the spring from the ship creek valley. Bears, moose, and even wolves use this pass, and we've seen lynx in the area too. This cache is at least 45 minutes or more of steep (1000 ft.) elevation gain from the south fork trailhead. From the parking lot, follow the trail to the fork at N 61 13.799 W 149 27.460. From here go UP and into the pass. Follow the trail through the pass. Get out your GPS! Be CAREFUL reaching for the cache, there is a resident ground squirrel sharing the nook. On a recent visit, he (she?)didn't move the whole time we were there. Its possible its a she and she may have a nest so watch your fingers, I have no idea if they would actually bite you, but I wouldn't take the chance. Have a snack and enjoy the view of Anchorage. The conditions can be rough on any day..even if it is nice at the trailhead bring a hat, mittens, and water. The wind and cold can take you by surprise. BE PREPARED!!! There is a disposable camera in the cache. Please take a picture and leave the camera. (Make sure you close the viewfinder when finished.) Pics will be posted eventually. Thanks to the South Fork Moons for maintaining this cache for us as we have moved to Perth, AU. Hope you enjoy your visit.
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