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.
Scale model of the Solar System – 5 of 9
Scale: 1 inch equals 5000 miles
Actual size: 88,846 mi
Actual orbit: 483,631,840 mi
Scale size: 17.77 in
Scale orbit: 8,061 ft (1.53 mi)
Coordinates in Model:
Right alongside to the road to Grouse Ridge. No cliffs in the immediate area.