Task Difficulty: 1.0 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 1.0 Out of 5.0
Statystyka skrzynki
Bearmouth Gold Camp - OU0193

 This cache is located at a rest area on eastbound I-90. Please park only at the rest area.

Hidden by  mugglekilla

N 46° 42.207' W 113° 20.322' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Montana
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Time: 0:02 h   Distance to Travel: b.d.
 Date Hidden: 29 November 2010
 Date Created: 29 November 2010
 Last Modified: 29 November 2010
 Waypoint: OU0193


{{found}} 5 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 1 Comments
0 Notes
1 Watchers
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4 x Rated
Rated as: Good
GeoKrety History

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Cache Attributes

Quick Cache Kid Friendly Big Rig Friendly Wheelchair Access Available in Winter Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

Montana is a state that has a long history of mining activity; even today many mining operations remain active.  I remember taking several trips to visit Garnet ghost town as a child and this cache location provides additional knowledge about the area.  Touring the buildings in the ghost town was always fun, but the information I gained seemed to be more about the buildings and less about the people and the settlements.  When I spotted this sign I was grateful to learn a little more.  Hopefully you can learn a little as well.

During the 1860's a trade center for the gold camps of Beartown, Garnet and Coloma was located across the river from this cache site.  The trade center was named Bearmouth and it lasted much longer than the gold camps due to it's location on Mullan Road and the Northern Pacific Railway.  The informational sign located at the cache site provides further information on the area and the significance of Bearmouth.

Nowadays this spot is just a rest area on Interstate 90 and the informational sign also provides information on it's history.  The password required to log this cache is the first alternate name listed for Mullan Road.

Happy caching!!

Additional Hints   Decrypt

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3 13 June 2015 Bon Echo Comment

We were travelling west,on our way from Ontario to British Columbia. Stopped at the westbound rest area and considered making a dash across the interstate to get the info, but self-preservation held me back. Too bad for us.

1 30 July 2012 TeamHelena Found it

A nice place to stop. We "rested" here on our way back to Helena from Arrow Lake (Halcyon Hot Springs), BC. Two long days in the car and we were ready to be home. Thanks for the stop and the history lesson.

1 09 June 2011 Montana Dave Found it

Finally! I have been wanting to do this cache for months but for one reason or another I haven't been able to. Anyway... My first opencaching cache! Thanks for the fun and look forward to more.

1 12 April 2011 helena5 Found it

Stopped on the way home.

1 17 March 2011 X-rayViz Found it

It is always fun to learn about local history. Sometimes we forget to take the time to read these informative signs. Plus I was ready for a travel break on my way to visit my son CoolTFTC