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A View for Jess
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Cache located not far from one of the best views on the Big Piney River
A large ammo can filled with goodies. This cache is dedicated to a little friend of mine named Jess who died not to long ago. She enjoyed caching with me and I know she would enjoy not only the adventure but also the view from the cache area.
To get to this cache you will need to either come down river by boat and climb up the old log chute area making this a 4.5 rating or by parking at the following:
****Please note: Please park or find the access road at the following coordinates: N 37 49.216 W 092 03.346. To get to this access road you will need to Get off I44 at Highway J (if coming from St. Louis) or Highway 28 exit (if coming from Springfield) Take the south outer road or Highway Z to Teardrop Rd (To Devil's Elbow). Just across or just before the Devil's Elbow bridge (depending on which way you came in) there is a road called Temporal Rd. Take this for about 2.5 miles (very narrow) to the coordinates listed for parking above. Bring a camera : -)****
***PLEASE NOTE ***The site is on the Mark Twain National Forest. Vehicles are permitted to drive to the river (at your own risk) but ATVs are prohibited without a special permit. However the rangers are having problems with ATV riders using this remote section so if you happen to notice them please make note of the license numbers to pass along to the Forest Service office.
The road mentioned may be followed to the river if you are very adventurous and have a 4 wheel drive vehicle. It is easily walked however till you get to the area of the "Bussman Lodge Cache". From here there are 2 routes...the first and easiest is to follow the ATV path that leads past the spring house mentioned in the other cache description to the area of the cache. (this is still steep and a creek crossing and loose gravel makes it harder). The other and more recommended route is for the more adventurous. Follow the road to Bussman Lodge ruins close to the river and as you face the ruins and river turn left and follow the trail to a set of stone steps...follow these to the creek and follow the trail to a rock bridge crossing the creek. Now follow the deer (or goat) trail up the ridge line. This trail follows the ridge top and gets very interesting with beautiful views...narrow rock bridges with sharp drops on either side...rock climbs of about 10 feet and other surprises. (This trail is NOT for the timid or for small children)
The cache is located 200' of the fork in the ATV trail at: N37 49.319 W092 04.095 at a bearing of N15E. The coordinates at the top of the page will get you to within 25 or 30 feet. Once you have found the cache DO NOT miss the view and Indian burial mound at N37 49.303 W092 04.083.
The view is spectacular and offers many picture opportunities. If you have small children please keep hold of them tightly here.
If you trade please remember to always leave something of equal or greater value.
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- SPOILER: Cache location
- One of the Views
- Thunder and Little JessThis picture was taken of Jess and I when we went to visit her in 2002. She ALWAYS had a smile or giggle. She is missed!!!
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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:57:48 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:57 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum