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Tripod Rock

A cache by BrianSnat Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/24/2003
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

When the Wisconson Glacier receeded it left behind a lot of rocks. Many were dropped in unusual configurations and are termed "erratics" by geologists. This cache is near NJ's most famous glacial erratic, Tripod Rock.

Tripod Rock is one of NJ's natural gems. Its a huge boulder, perched precariously on three smaller boulders. Casual observers will wonder how it managed to stay put for thousands of years.

During my late teen years, I spent many an afternoon sitting on top of this rock with friends, a six pack and some sandwiches. We'd sit up there the entire afternoon (well OK, I guess we had more than 1 six pack) and rarely see another person.

The area was slated for development and thankfully a group of concerned citizens banded together to save this beautiful area. Eventually the county was able to purchase it. As a downside, Tripod Rock is now a heavily visited area, so please be careful while searching.

This is now small Lock 'n Lock container covered in camo tape. It's not very big so don't bring anything large to trade.

Check out Weird NJ's link for some alternate explanations of this unusual site.

Though this is a small cache, I don't want this to be a "needle in a haystack" search, so check the clue if stumped.

Available year-round Available year-round Sunrise to Sunset Sunrise to Sunset Restroom at Trailhead Restrooms at Trailhead
More than Half a Mile from Trailhead More than Half a Mile from Trailhead No offroad vehicles No Offroad Vehicles muggles Beware of Muggles!
Bicycles not permitted on paths Bicycles not permitted on paths
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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybbx sbe 2 fznyyre reengvpf. Arneol vf n qbhoyr gerr jvgu bar gehax qrnq naq gur bgure yvir (zncyr). Gur gerr unf tebja nebhaq n fznyy obhyqre ng gur onfr. Ybbx haqre gur obhyqre.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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