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Don't Be A Stranger Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 07/04/2005
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The Stranger Fire Lookout on Stensgar Mt. is the highest Mt. in the Huckleberry Mt. range. The Mt. can be accessed from the Addy/Cedonia road by taking Locke Rd. or from Waitts Lake Rd by taking Red Marble Rd. Both require several miles(6-8)of typically rough Forest service roads. The Waitts Lk. route seems to be a couple of miles shorter Two-Wheel drive vehicles are good enough, but the last couple of miles you're going to want more ground clearance than a car will offer.!

The outstanding panoramic views and abundant wildlife make it a trip well worth the drive! I might suggest visiting this cache during huckleberry season, as it provides my family with enough huckleberries to make pancakes and cheesecakes all year long.
As typical with forest logging roads there are several y's in the road, and really the best advice is when in doubt stay on the most used looking road, and take the high road.
There is also a camp site with an amusing and unusual accessory @ 48-11.280, 117-58.571. Now there's somthing you don't see at very many campsites at 5400'!!!
The summit was first used for fire detection in 1930, when a platform tower and cabin were built. The present 42' wooden tower with live-in cab, built in 1983, was last staffed during the tinder-dry 1994 fire season. It offers incredible views south across the Columbia Basin and Spokane, east to Montana, west to the Cascade Mountain Range, and north into Canada. The tower is listed on the National Historic Lookout Register.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

AJ onfr bs n pbavsre, abg ba gbc bs n cvyr bs ebpxf

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)