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Big Man of the North - OU01F5

 Big Man of the North in Harmon Oaks Park in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Hidden by  DougPeterson

N 42° 31.244' W 83° 21.366' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Michigan
 Cache Type: Traditional
 Size: Small
 Status: Archived
 Date Hidden: 20 December 2010
 Date Created: 20 December 2010
 Last Modified: 19 October 2014
 Waypoint: OU01F5


{{found}} 1 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 1 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
2306 Visitors
1 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
GeoKrety History

Available Maps: Opencaching,Google Maps

Cache Attributes

Bring Your Own Pen Available in Winter Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

You would be forgiven if you lived in the Farmington / Farmington Hills area and had never heard of the Harmon Oaks Park.  It is a less than two acres in size, being a thin section of land that is next to the Glen Oaks Golf Course.  It has a trail going through it, although this trail is not descernible in the winter.  You can find a map at:

It would be best to consider daylight hours as the park hours.  The park does close at dusk.  There is no street parking next to the park.  It is prohibited there.  The easiest place to park is in a office building parking lot that is accessed from Farmington Road just before Ravine Avenue.

If you wander through the park you find that a sizeable part of it is contained in an island created by a split in the stream that flows through the park, which rejoins at the southern end of the park.  You can cross on the ice in the winter.  In the summer you might find a place to jump across at the very north end or brave crossing on one of the downed trees.

The cache is far enough back that it should not be visible from the road or houses.  It may be visible from the golf course, although it will not be accessible from that side.  The cache is a camo painted small Rubbermaid container, but it does have a log book and some trade items.  Please bring your own pencil or pen.

This cache should be accessible during the winter.  It may not be accessible if there is heavy snow.


First To Find: Cyclops

Additional Waypoints

 Symbol   Type   Coordinates  Description
Parking AreaN 42° 31.238'
W 83° 21.571'
 Nearest parking in office building parking lot 

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Log Entries    {{found}} 1x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 1x      New Log Entry

9 19 October 2014 DougPeterson Cache archived

Cache was archived.

3 19 October 2014 DougPeterson Comment

The cache is missing.  I will be archiving this.

1 22 December 2010 Cyclops Found it

Out today for some caching and then to end up at the Meet at the Coffee Shop 27: The Winter Solstice event in South Lyon.  Used the suggested parking coordinates.  Didn't see a trail but was able to get to the cache without difficulty.  Another cold and cloudy day.  TNLN  TFTC