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Devil's Thumb

A cache by mhfares Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/1/2003
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


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).

Cache:
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.

Directions:
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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