Rocks On Harris Traditional Geocache
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This geocache requires a short walk from the road which is up steep terrain and the road requires plenty of vehicle clearance at least if not 4WD. Dont take pretty vehicles on this one, the brush will scratch them up.
This is a more difficult geocache, at least for this area. You will need at least 2 1/2 hours from La Grande Oregon roundtrip. You will also need a vehicle with good clearance and be prepared to squeeze through brush on the road side. We used a 4WD pickup put didn,t have to put it in to 4WD. This cache will offer some unique views of Elgin and vicinity and of La Grande and parts of the Grande Ronde Valley. The rest of this description will give you directions from La Grande.
Travel north on State Hwy 82 towards Elgin after you go past Conley turn right on Market Lane. Take market Lane until it gets to Lower cove road about 5 3/4 miles. At Lower cove road turn left onto Grays Corner Road. Travel about 1.5 miles then turn right up the hill. At the next intersection take the left hand branch in the road. At the next intersection stay on the main road to the left. At the next intersection go off of the main road to the left again. This is were the better clearances are needed. At the next intersection stay to the right. ( The left here takes a short diversion to the look out tower. Well worth the time.) Next you will reach the top of the mountain and start down. As you start down you will notice a road branching off to the left. Park here as vehicles are not allowed past this point. Take a short walk up this side road to it's dead end. At this point you can look west towards an out cropping of rocks. Take the short hike to the top of these rocks. You are on your own from here.
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