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The Sphinx Head in the Hocking Hills - OU0526

 Take a short hike into Old Man's Cave in the Hocking Hills to see the Famous Sphinx Head.

Hidden by  Bernoulli

N 39° 25.965' W 82° 32.600' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Ohio
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 06 August 2012
 Date Created: 06 August 2012
 Last Modified: 06 August 2012
 Waypoint: OU0526


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Description   EN   

The Sphinx Head in the Old Man's Cave area of the Hocking Hills is really something you need to see in person to appreciate.  After entering Old Man's Cave  and making your way through the tunnel, you will come to a bridge.  After crossing the stone bridge, you will be very near the coordinates and you will no doubt be able to see the Sphinx Head, as shown in the photo below. Although the image below is slightly blurry, look at the right side of the photo, near the top and the Sphinx Head should be visible.


To get credit for this cache, take a picture of yourself with the Sphinx Head clearly visible in the background.  Secondly, you will notice a plaque nearby (N39 25.971 W82 32.609).  The password for logging this cache comes from that plaque.  The password is the number of ferns that can be found in Old Man's Cave - just the digits, not the words. Enjoy this fantastic piece of weathering and erosion here in the Buckeye State.




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1 28 May 2014 TommyGator Found it

I approached The Sphinx after finishing "The Devil's Bathtub" OC while on my way toward Old Man's Cave.  Some people gaze at clouds and see figures, some look at rocks.  Either way, quite impressive.  I might have missed this if I hadn't known about this cache, as my attention was focused on the cave.  Thanks for giving me a reason to pause and admire more of nature's grandeur!
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3 15 August 2012 Sabrefan7 Comment

Some really awesome looking caches Bernoulli. To bad this is the closest (325 miles) to me. I hope to get the chance to look for them some day. Thanks for placing them!