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September 9th, 1805. "...we halted at a large stream which empties itself on the west side of the river. This is a fine bold creek of clear water, about 20 yards wide, which we called Traveler's-rest creek; for, as our guide told us that we should here leave the river, we determined to remain for the purpose of making celestial observations and collecting some food, as the country through which we are to pass has no game for a great distance." Captain Meriwether Lewis
Lewis & Clark camped at Travelers' Rest twice on their journey. The area was used for centuries before them as a stopping point by Native Americans. In addition to it's fresh water, the area has an abundance of animals and plants. This cache will take you to 4 different points on a self guided path at the park. By answering questions based on Signs and Plaques, and a little math, you will find this cache! We ask that you stay on the trail until the final search, and that you be very discrete in your search. If you see a social trail forming, try to avoid using that same path.
Travelers' Rest is open 7 days a week, 8 AM to 4 PM from April through May 24th, from May 24th through September 12th the park is open 8 AM to 8 PM. Interpretive presentations and guided tours available on the hour 11AM to ~3PM. The winter hours are M-F 8 AM to 4 PM. Their website is: www.travelersrest.org. The access road is off Hwy 12 near N 46*45.390, W 114*05.360.
Note: Please don't attempt this cache when the park is closed. See posted hours above.
Travelers' Rest State Park has kindly given us permission to place this cache and we request that all searchers take the time to enjoy the park. There is no longer a fee for Montana residents to access any state parks. Non residents have to pay $5.00 for access to the cache area. Travelers' Rest is growing and changing constantly, be sure to check out the museum if it is open.
The brochures are located near the museum door at the start of the trail. You can park near N 46*45.184, W 114*05.408.
See the Additional waypoints below for the questions that need answered to solve this cache.
The final location of the cache is:
N 46*45. XKQ
Good luck, have fun, and in the summer, bring mosquito repellant!
Coordinates were checked multiple times approaching from different directions.
NOTE: Make sure to sign the cache logbook, as online "Found It" logs without a corresponding entry in the logbook will be deleted.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum