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Alpine Lookout Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 05/15/2006
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Geocache Description:

Beautiful alpine hike to a manned Forest Service lookout on Nason Ridge at 6237 ft. Follow FS rd 6910 off US 2, 3 miles to start of trail at 3,300ft. You are looking for a 3x5 inch Snap-Lok container.

Lace on the hiking boots and get ready for some alpine wandering. 10 mile r/t hike with 3,000 ft elevation gain that will take you by Round Mountain and along Nason Ridge. Excellent views on both sides of the ridge down to US 2 to the south and Lake Wenatchee to the north. Cache was placed in a heavy snow year with 4-6 ft. still on the ground in mid May. Cache is located on a rock outcropping that melts out early, so should be accessable much of the year. Once the snow melts there is very little water, so bring plenty. The first mile will take you through an old burn, so get an early start. This area can be brutal on a hot day. Goats are often seen at the lookout and on the rock outcroppings along the trail, so keep an eye out for them. You'll pass She'll Be Coming geocache on Round Mountain, so you might want to take the short detour for that. Also my other new geocache Goat Rock about halfway. Watch for goats here. Alpine Lookout at 6237ft. commands an outstanding view in all directions. This is one of the few remaining lookouts that are manned durring the fire season. Say hi to the FS personal and I'm sure they would be happy to show you around. The cache is located about 200 ft. west of the lookout.

Caution this is not a walk in the park, so wear good hiking boots and take the proper gear for a full day hike. You can also access this trail via Merritt Lake. If you can arrange a pickup this makes an excellent one way hike.

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