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Lair GC5D2D GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – May 21, 2012

View from new cache location

Lair (GC5D2D) delivers geocachers a hard-fought smiley. The difficulty three, terrain four traditional geocache challenges geocachers physically. Adventurers experience a strenuous hike and steep climb in order to sign the log. kat0atu hid the geocache back in 2002. It’s earned more than 45 Favorite Points, with a well crafted cache page that leads to a thrilling find.

kat0atu explains on the cache page, the “Cave entrance [is a] tough hike for this 50 year old.” The cache page also warns geocachers to be prepared for potential encounters with wildlife. The cache page suggests bringing ample supplies, including water and camera.

Tractor near cache location

Geocachers took the advice to take pictures. There are more than 250 images uploaded to the cache page. They include pictures of the view from the cave, images of rusted tractors, and the heroics of geocachers climbing the Minnesota, USA cliffs.

Cachers who found Lair write, “This is the type of cache that makes caching worthwhile. I took up this game with the hope that it would take me places that I never would find/know about otherwise, and this is one of them. Plus I always appreciate when I have to exert some physical effort in the search…SLTNLN* TFTC**.”

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*SLTNLN – Signed Log Took Nothing Left Nothing

*TFTC – Thanks For The Cache

View from near cache location

  • Knowschad

    The photographs in this article were taken by myself and by Leopold22 and depict our April 24, 2012 trip, along with Team Dennis, to Lair.  Later that same day, we did another astounding geocache, A Hobbit’s Trail: The Lair of Smaug (GC1F6ZX).  That also required a strenuous climb up the steep Mississippi River bluffs to another cave.   Together, they made what may be my finest day of geocaching… certainly in the top 10!  I was thrilled to see this blog entry and the recognition and honor that it brings to a fine old geocache!


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