Task Difficulty: 3.0 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 4.5 Out of 5.0
Hawk Mountain Hike - OU03E3

 Enjoy great hike starting at Hawk Mountain's North Lookout. Total distance is about 6 miles.

Hidden by  Furious Shepherd

N 40° 38.507' W 75° 59.472' (WGS84)

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 Location: United States > Pennsylvania
 Cache Type: Multicache
 Size: Normal
 Status: Ready for Search
 Time: 3:00 h   Distance to Travel: 6.00 mi
 Date Hidden: 02 March 2012
 Date Created: 02 March 2012
 Last Modified: 03 March 2012
 Waypoint: OU03E3
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Cache is an ammo can just outside the boundary of the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.

This is a multistage cache that requires you to project four different waypoints. The listed coordinates will take you to the North Lookout.

From there you will need to project the following waypoints (all are true north).
1) 67 degrees for 0.58 miles.
2) 68 degrees for 0.42 miles.
3) 70 degrees for 0.75 miles.
4) 140 degrees for 164 feet.

You do not have to leave the Skyline Trail (blue blazes) until the final stage. Please use the hints below to be sure you are on the right track. One degree off over 1.75 miles will have you looking in the wrong place.

There is trail a fee charged by the Sanctuary. If you do not want to pay, you can hike in the Appalachian Trail to the North Lookout and backtrack to the cache. The cache was designed to have you start at the North Lookout. If you use the hints and the AT, you can actually avoid making the full hike. That wouldn't be fun. If you do this please state as much in your log.

The distance from the North Lookout to the cache is about two miles and the trail is rated as "difficult". You will need to keep both hands free in order to climb down. Bring water and binoculars and enjoy the views.

While the Flock (ages 9 to 12) has made this climb several times, I'd recommend not taking very young children.

When you get to the first waypoint, please look across the valley and wave to the hawk watchers at the South Lookout. If you don't do so, your log will be deleted. Laughing

I was going to call this East Rocks Lookout but changed my mind. The ammo can and logbook are labeled as East Rocks.

Additional Hints   Decrypt

1) Rnfg Ebpxf Ybbxbhg - qba'g sbetrg gb jnir!
2) Vagrefrpgvba bs Fxlyvar naq Tbyqra Rntyr Genvyf.
3) --- erzbirq ---
4) Vs lbh znxr vg gb gur NG, lbh jrag gbb sne.



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