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IMPORTANT CACHE INFORMATION: This cache is a camouflaged ammo container (thanks to Tru's help painting) hidden 30-40 feet off the main trail on a game trail. THIS CACHE IS FULL OF THINGS INVENTED IN AMERICA like: Play-Doh, Q-tips, a canopener, dental floss, airplanes, drinking straws, Post its, a pencil sharpener, some Pom Poms (for cheerleading), a flashlight, a Slinky, bandaids, and some National Park maps (since the National Park system is original to the United States). Other things you might think of bringing to trade, invented in America, could be: rubberbands, safety pins, panty hose, Hacky Sacks, Liquid Paper, film, Brillo pads, golf tees, jazz music, fountain pens, Scotch tape, Silly Putty, toilet paper, or zippers! HAVE FUN WITH THE THEME, BUT PLEASE TRADE FAIRLY! PLEASE REHIDE THE CACHE CAREFULLY AS IT IS SWAG-FUL AND WE DON'T WANT TO LOSE IT! Be careful of critters.
SUGGESTED HIKING INFORMATION: This cache is hidden on a series of trails that loop from the Skeleton Canyon cache around to the Solong Elang cache. In between you can find Just Another Trail Side Cache, This Way to the Numbered Tree, Numbered Tree, Pineapple, and Up for a Challenge among a few others including four that we hid at the same time this one was hidden. Lots of ups and downs but nice wide trail most of the way, with a few of these caches found on smaller game trails. From Skeleton Canyon, veer to your left and you will end up making a loop that will come out on the right. There is a good trail map available at www.cosf.org - this is the Lang Ranch/Woodridge Open Space. After finding the Pineapple cache and our Worth a Fortune cache, that little trail will spit you out onto a wider trail. Go up and to your left and you will find this American Ingenuity cache, our Itty Bitty cache, and a good route to the Up for a Challenge cache. Since this trail continues on toward Artist's Conception on another trail loop near Up for a Challenge, you will want to backtrack back down the hill, past the smaller trail (with Pineapple and Worth a Fortune) to finish this loop and find our Wild Things cache and the Solong Elang cache, continuing down the hill back to Skeleton Canyon.
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