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

Object: Jupiterjupiter
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:
N39 22.223
W120 37.961

Geocache Listing

Right alongside to the road to Grouse Ridge.  No cliffs in the immediate area.

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