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No Parking Here 3…How’d Ya Get Here Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 10/25/2003
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION TO BE PREPARED! THIS ONE CAN BE REALLY TOUGH TO GET TO. One of our “No Parking Here…” series.

This cache is placed in a section of a Cook County forest preserve that literally gets no use. Probably because there is no parking anywhere near, and it is so overgrown with no discernable trails. It can only be entered from the east at Sanders Road (which has no parking), because to the south and west is the tollway and on the north it is bounded by private property and a drainage creek. Don’t try to follow the tollway, there is a fence there for your safety which should not be crossed.

There is not much unique nature to appreciate in this area. We did not see much wildlife, other than birds, squirrels, and 2 small (really orange) red foxes. The only game trails were very small and low to the ground due to the heavy brush growth. Don’t think deer or large animals could make it in here. Extreme bushwhacking will probably be needed. There are thorns, burrs, sticker weeds, and every other kind of nuisance plant here. Long pants, long sleeves, and even gloves are recommended. The upside (if you consider it up) is that you will be exploring an area that few people will venture into. There are a few artifacts (trash) from the past, but they are probably older than any cacher attempting this one. It is really a challenging hike. Leave the youngsters home on this one, they won't enjoy it.

The tree cover is heavy and much of the woods have thick undergrowth. Getting a signal might be tough, but not impossible, there are clearings around. Also, we are not sure how bad the mosquitoes are in the summer, so this is a perfect fall or winter hunt. To make it worth your while we have also placed another cache in the same area, see “No Parking Here 4”.

Because finding parking is part of the difficulty of this cache, we’ve added an extra half star to the difficulty level. Although, the parking might be easier than the terrain! If you find an easy way in, or some sort of trail, please let us know. Everything we came across was a dead end.

Inside the container is a log sheet and a few small goodies; please bring your own pencil/pen to sign it because pencils in the cache always poke through the plastic bag which is critically important in preserving the log. Please close the cache and replace as found. Let us know if the terrain rating is appropriate and we will adjust it. Enjoy your hunt!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur pyrnevat n ovg gb gur fbhgu pna or n uryc vs lbh'ir ybfg fngryyvgr ybpx.

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)