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 – 1 of 9
Scale: 1 inch equals 5000 miles
Actual size: 3,032 mi
Actual orbit: 35,983,606 mi
Scale size: 0.61 in
Scale orbit: 600 ft(0.11 mi)
Coordinates in Model:
An easy hike from the parking area at Grouse Ridge.
This planet location is on a mountain top, with cliffs near by. Not recommended for small children. Altitude 7000′ +