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cache type Alamuchy Climber Cache cache size

by HartClimbs
(Finds: 0   Score: 0)   (Hidden: 12   Score: 48.5)

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Coordinates ( WGS-84 datum )
N 40° 55.226'   W 074° 45.036'
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Stanhope ,    New Jersey    07874
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 16 Feb 2003
Waypoint (Landmark): N00B44
Open Cache:    Personal use only
Cache type:    Normal
Cache size:    Normal

Difficulty:   gps gps (easy)
Terrain:   gps gps half gps (moderate)
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Located above the granite slabs of Allamuchy State Park, this cache provides the seeker with an opportunity to visit a popular local climbing area.


This area is part of the New Jersey Highlands Province which runs along a line from Franklin through Andover to the Delaware River just north of Phillipsburg. Irregular escarpments averaging 500 feet in height mark the boundary of the Highlands Province. The Highlands are underlain predominantly by granite, gneiss, and small amounts of marble of Precambrian age. These rocks, the oldest in New Jersey, were formed between 1.3 billion and 750 million years ago by melting and recrystallization of sedimentary rocks that were deeply buried, subjected to high pressure and temperature, and intensely deformed. This cache area (especially as you walk south and west) provides exceptional visibility to the clean granite faces enjoyed by local climbers.
Please be careful to not dislodge or throw any rocks from the cliffs – on any warm (and dry) weekend, you’re likely to find climbers in the area below you. Cache is a camouflaged Tupperware container. Please be sure to leave it well hidden. Most climbing activity will be to the South and West of this cache but climbers may be in the area setting up anchors.

For the easiest walk, park @ the Sussex Branch Trailhead @ N40.55.273 W074.44.366. Parking closer means a shorter walk but will raise the terrain difficulty rating. Hunting for this cache at night is not recommended.





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I found it! 12 Apr 2003 by  stayfloopy   (Finds: 82   Score: 274.5)   (Hidden: 5   Score: 17.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
As I recall, you asked at the event if I'd found this cache. Well, I have now! I aim to please. Bushwhacked directly from the Allamuchy Mountain Cache. Then slid down to the cache area, stopping before I fell too far. And then it was an easy find. Great view from up there. Thanks.
(copy of geocaching.com log)
I found it! 23 Feb 2003 by  BassoonPilot   (Finds: 53   Score: 181.5)   (Hidden: 7   Score: 27.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
FTF. Thanks for the fun.
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