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Hill 582 - A Tribute to Railroading!

A cache by Firehouse16 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 02/12/2005
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Geocache Description:

Located on top of "Hill 582" between BNSF tracks Main #2 and Main #3. You can drive directly to the cache.


You are looking for a metal box bolted to a tree stump, not camouflaged and not hidden! The cache is located a top the famous "Hill 582", so named for milepost marker 58.2 on the BNSF Main #1 & #2 track. The hill is a tribute to lost railroad workers from the area and rail enthusiasts. This area has been maintained by local railfans and includes trees and plants that would not normally survive in the area with out some help from everyone. This cache is one for railfans and geocachers or other people who happen upon this spot, there is a log in it, some interesting reading.

This is a great spot for a picnic, train watching or some kite flying! There's a bench as well as trash cans, please use them and don't litter.

You can get directly to the hill top, when entering off of Hwy.138 and you get to the first set of tracks, cross the tracks and drive about 1/3 of a mile to the west along the tracks then take the cut-off to the north, stay north/northeast, this will lead you to the hill, this is the only access unless you walk to the area. Either way DO NOT park or stay on the BNSF or UP right-of-way!

I would not attempt this cache during the rain or shortly there after., Firehouse16's Railroad photos.

Original Contents:
Log and Pen
Misc. Cool GeoStuff

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