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This is a round rock formation named the “Devil’s Thumb” by the Dhahran Boy Scout Troop. It’s a prominent landmark (few hundred feet high) west of Judah, which you can see from quite a distance on your left (if coming from Riyadh on the highway). It’s like a big thumb up, but devil … I don’t know where that came from (haven’t seen one).
You can drive right to the thumb on hard desert tracks (even with 2WD). The place below the rock is so visible and judging from the leftovers nearby, I decided the thumb is not the place to hide the cache. So I headed for the mountains in the north and northeast (about 1km away). It’s a great spot for camping, as there are many interesting rock formations and even some caves. Since this was not planned, I used a traditional metallic container (Bustook, used to store honey or butter) for the cache, which I got from the nearest gas station. In it, is a new pair of socks, a pen and some papers for logging your notes. Please print that sheet about the game and bring with you.
Coming from Riyadh, you turn left at Judah exist:
N 25 50.161
E 48 51.082
You then make another left turn to Judah at:
N 25 51.816
E 48 50.255
Any track behind the village will lead you to the escarpments and the thumb, the one I took is at:
N 25 51.442
E 48 49.449
Enjoy the place.
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- Cache uncovered
- Cache entombed
- Devil's thumbLooking back at the thumb from the cache site
- The thumbA closer look.
- Cache siteThe cache is to the left in this picture but where ..?
- EscarpmentA llok at the cache site from the thumb
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Last Updated: on 1/14/2018 12:14:58 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (8:14 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum