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Old Dominion Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 10/18/2003
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is one in a series of caches at places I grew up around. Here you will find the summit of Old Dominion Mountain, 5774'. It was once the home of a fire lookout tower. Amazing vistas await you from peaks in Canada to the north, mountains around Priest Lake to the east, Chewelah Peak to the south, and the Kettle Range to the west. The mountaintop is covered with loose rocks, yielding a million potential cache hiding spots, but only one contains the cache!

The cache is an ammo can. It has a logbook, some writing instruments and the usual assortment of trading items.

There is also a USGS benchmark atop the summit to log, as well as a bunker to check out built into the rocks just below the top that used to house radio equipment.

The road should be snow-free from June to whenever the mountain looks white from Colville. There are several different approaches to the summit road, check your maps before you go if you're not familiar with the area. The road can be passable by a 2WD with decent clearance, but 4WD is recommended.

The summit is accessible by snowmobile in the winter, but finding the container that time of year will require extra digging.

Please note the road to the summit has a major washout with no estimate if/when it will be repaired. For now this is a hike-in cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

V ubcr lbh'er n ebpx ubhaq!

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)