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Spring Reservoir

A cache by Stoneman and Company Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/21/2005
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is hidden near a spring fed pond that was once a reservoir for a town below. It's a flat, short walk from a parking area.

The above coords are for a parking area next to a small pond.

The actual cache is hidden at the source of the water feeding the pond. There is a spring there, a metal barrel and a drinking cup VERY NEAR the cache.

This pond was actually a Reservoir for a coal mining operation or small town down stream or down hill from the pond. It was designed where the water that drains comes off the top (the warmer water) and it's spring fed, so all summer it's too cold to swim in.

If you hike and explore downstream from the pond you might find remnants of an overhead pipe system, the remnants of the town and even the closed off opening to the coal mine shaft. The gorge below the pond is one of the areas best leek hunting areas around.

Please pickup any litter around the spring head, but do not remove the cup there!

This is on Allegheny National Forest property, and the access road should be open now year round thanks to the oil and gas operations in the area. In years past, it was just open during hunting season.

It's a fairly small container (about the size of a coffee mug) so bring small trades.

Please don't give the location or the name of the road in, as I want to make this as hard as possible.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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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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