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cache type Lovers Leap cache size

by MickUpi
(Finds: 0  Score: 0)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 6)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 33° 24.722'   W 086° 51.457'
Bluff Park,   Alabama   35226
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 13 Mar 2004
Waypoint (Landmark): N00F16
Open Cache:  Unrestricted
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Normal

Difficulty: gps gps (easy)
Terrain: gps gps gps gps (hard)

Misc: Drinking water available. There are restrooms (water closets) available Pets are allowed. Parking is a challenge. No fees!

Comments:
The cache is located on Shades mountain in the Bluff Park area. The difficulty level is a 2 for difficulty and a 4 for terrain. Where the cache is located the elevation is about 890 feet.

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This site has been known as Lovers Leap for at least 100 years. I have never heard of any lovers leaping from here. A leap from this rock would surely be deadly.

On the boulder below behind the fence you will see a replica of the poetic lines carved in the rock here by Thomas W. Farrar in 1827. Thomas W. Farrar was the founder and first Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge in Alabama. This site was donated to the public in 1935 by Jonah W. Schwab. The work was done and the original fence was provided by Thomas W. Martin and George B. Ward. A new fence was built and placed there in February, 2004.

The cache is a 3 liter cylindrical plastic container. At placement it contained the following.

1- Audio cable

1- bundle nylon ties

1- clock pendulum

1- keychain compass

1- keychain laser

1- small C clamp

1- Gold cross & chain

1- hose clamp

1-log lighter key

1- liquid paper

1- citronella candle

2- stick-on reflectors

1- log book

Be careful on this one. You can walk down on the left side but you must climb if you choose the right side. The cache should be pretty easy to find. The trek back up to the road is quite strenuous so take your time if you need to. Be sure to check out the names on the rocks to the left of the fenced in area. Some of them are well over 75 years old. My grandson Chace and I hid this one the afternoon after hiking and finding the "mine all mine". I had to stop 2 times on the way back up, but of course he ran most of the way. Have fun and enjoy the view here.

Clue decoding tables - Top letter or symbol decodes to bottom letter or symbol:

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
NOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLM

!"#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?
123456789:;<=>?@!"#$%&'()*+,-./

Clues:    decode

  • The only clue 
    Ybbx va n perivpr orgjrra gjb ebpxf arne n snyyra gerr>

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I found it! 19 Jul 2008 by  SweatTrek  (Finds: 1  Score: 6)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

Lovers Leap into Geocaching

A new chapter in our collective life was opened as we decided to try geocaching for the first time today. The result? Lovers Leap deflowered our geocaching innocence.

My girlfriend and I started off our newfound pastime by walking down the concrete and stone path that leads to the actual Lovers Leap landmark. Following the hiderís clues, we descended a narrow footpath to the left. I climbed down a twenty-foot rocky incline while my better-half remained at the top wearing a foreboding look of concern. Iím used to canyons, so I thought this little rock climb WAS the easy trail. It turns out that there is a footpath to the left of the rocks that was easily navigated.

Following the GPSr, the clue to the cacheís location was quickly spotted by my eagle-eyed honey. Needless to say, we were both elated to find a cache on our first outing.

The climb up is rather steep and the following morning reminded us that our bodies are no longer 20 years old. Thank you for the cache and the great location. TNLNSL

EDIT: Added photo.

[Modified 2008-07-20 21:15:41]

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