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Krypton: As there's been no response to my previous note, I assume that the cache is not going to be repaired or replaced, so I'm archiving it to keep it from continually showing up in search lists, and to prevent it from blocking other cache placements. If you wish to repair/replace the cache sometime in the future, just contact us, and assuming it meets the guidelines, we'll be happy to unarchive it

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Saluting General

A cache by woggs1 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/29/2004
2.5 out of 5
4 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

There is a nice trail all the way to the General that is easily passable for a fit adult. There is some steep elevation change and the hike is about 6 miles round trip from the recommended trail head. There is no need to go off of the trail to get to the General, even if your GPS tells you to. The area is very scenic and on a clear day the views are nice. There is poison oak on the preserve, but if you stay on the trails you will avoid it.

The Saluting General

The Saluting General is a huge old Redwood tree that has stood for over a thousand years. Saved only from the loggers saw by scars that he sustained from a massive wildfire. He has a unique branch that is his Salute.  There are three other Caches on the way in, and I recommend that you park near Semi-secret trail head cache, although there are three other trail heads for this open-space preserve.

Update 08/17/2004 IMPORTANT because of the tree cover in the area, I highly recommend that you bring the hint. The Cache is no longer in the tree, it is about 50 feet away.


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur Trarenyf Ryobj cbvagf gb gur Pnpur 50 srrg sebz gur gerr oruvaq n qbjarq ybt. Tb va gur qverpgvba bs gur Trarenyf ryobj sbe 50 srrg.

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



  • Topographic Map of the area This is a Topo map of my hike in the Purisima Creek Redwood Open Space Preserve to the area where the General stands gaurd.

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