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This is the second cache in my backyard series at Depot Hill MUA in Beekman, NY. The cache container is a mortar tube. The name of this cache was derived from repeated power outages as I've been trying to get this cache listed.
This cache should provide more of a challenge then the first. I'm open for feedback if you think I've got the difficulty or terrain rated too high. The Appalachian Trail provides easy navigation to Tribute to the Freeman but the trail gets a bit more sketchy as you head into the MUA. Bushwackers delight... go for it if that's your thing. Please keep in mind that as a MUA HUNTING IS ALLOWED HERE, plan accordingly.
This recreation area is 5 miles from where I call home. The Appalachian Trail crosses through this state owned land. Depot Hill Rd becomes a dirt road entering the MUA and the AT can be found shortly into the dirt road. There is a parking area where the road turns to dirt. You should have a high clearance vehicle to drive down the dirt road but keep in mind it won't shorten the hike. The trails within the MUA are mostly abandoned woods roads with a crudely marked (orange tape and old yellow spray paint) trail connecting the AT to the trails within. This trail intersects the AT north of the first cache.
In the couple of months that I’ve been scouting the area I’ve come to think of it as my backyard and have had fun exploring it trying to think of ways to make the hunt a fun experience. I'm hoping there will be a nice view of Whaley Lake from this ridge when the leaves are gone. This is the second in My backyard series that will bring you on a 3.5 mile loop if done consecutively. I hope you enjoy.
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