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“Totem Pole Rock” CGGY8P GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – 8/30/2010

"Totem Pole Rock" GCGY8P

Sometimes what you see isn’t what you get.  According to the cache owner, the geocache “Totem Pole Rock” (GCGY8P) is really Gooney Bird Rock. Whether you call it Totem Pole or Gooney Bird, hcameron‘s hide has still been logged nearly 200 times.

Gooney Bird Rock

Gooney Bird Rock

The difficulty 1, terrain 1.5 geocache was placed in September of 2003.  It has been found by geocachers from around the world.  Adventurers simply drive outside of Moab, Utah to find the geocache.  They should exercise some caution. As indicated by the vehicle in the picture above, four-wheel drive is recommended.

"No Bull -- Great Canyon" (GC12R1Z)

The desert in the Moab area is rich with scenic geocaches.  A short drive away from “Totem Pole Rock” is “No Bull — Great Canyon” (GC12R1z).  See the picture on the right.

As with any geocache in an extreme environment, take precautions.  Make sure you pack plenty of water, a first aid kit and food. Geocachers, prepared with supplies, recently rescued two women who were stranded in the desert not far from these geocaches.

You can see all the Geocaches of the Week by clicking here.

  • Drivingrein

    Ahhh-ha! We have a ’49 Willys that could fit the bill in the 4WD department but have something more fun being delivered today….a Polaris Ranger. 3 seater and all the bells and whistles…bring on the geocaching!

  • Clan RunningBison

    Hmm…I’d think that if a 4WD vehicle is recommended to get to the cache it would be a little higher than a 1.5 terrain? Or is that just a “flatlander’s” thinking? ;-)


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