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Echo Canyon Pony Express Station

Hidden : 10/03/2004
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

THE SPIRIT OF THE PONY EXPRESS

"From the days of ancient Persia to dawn of modern industry, horse and rider served to bind together the provinces of monarchy, empire and republic. No state long survived its inability to promote the dissemination of knowledge and information among its people. In mid-century America, communication between St. Joseph on the fringe of western settlement and gold mining communities of California challenged the bold and made skeptical the timid. Into this picture rode the Pony Express. In rain and in snow, in sleet and in hail over moonlit prairie, down tortuous mountain path . . . pounding pony feet knitted together the ragged edges of a rising nation. From these hearty souls who toiled over plain and mountain that understanding might be more generally diffused, a nation spanning a continent was ours to inherit. In the spirit of the Pony Express it is for us to bequeath to those who shall follow, new trails in the sky uniting in thought and in deed." - Frank S. Popplewell

Near the Mouth of Echo Canyon where Highway 84 meets Highway 80 you will find a memorial to the pony express and the site of the Echo pony express station.

Please take time to read the words on the marker then visualize in your mind a lone pony express rider galloping past this spot.

See you on thr Trail

Scout Master

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Bss gur tebhaq va n ohfu. Fznyy furys.

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)



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