In this model, the Grouse Ridge Lookout represents the Sun, and each “cache” represents the location of a planet at its scale orbit. The lookout building is the correct scale size of Sol for this model – 14.4 feet across. (Ok, so it’s a square Sun, sorry!) Some caches have a reference stick – a tagged object in the cache of the correct size – but please bring a measuring tape or something to use (reference sticks have been known to wander off!)
Please Note: Most of this series lies above 7000 feet. The caches are under snow from about November to late May.
If you only visit one planet, visit Earth!
Scale model of the Solar System – 3 of 9
Scale: 1 inch equals 5000 miles
Actual size: 7,926 mi
Actual orbit: 92,957,130 mi
Scale size: 1.59 in
Scale orbit: 1,549 ft (0.29 mi)
Coordinates in Model:
Earth has some fun activities associated with it – be sure and visit the Things to Do page. And bring your camera!
This cache is fairly safe, away from the cliffs and such. Altitude 7000′ +
this is cool like i need to tell my teacher about this site !