Saturn

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 – 6 of 9
Scale: 1 inch equals 5000 miles

Object: Saturnsaturn
Actual size: 74,898 mi
Actual orbit: 888,187,982 mi
Scale size: 14.98 in
Scale orbit: 14,803 ft (2.80 mi)

Coordinates in Model:
N39 23.690
W120 33.698

Geocache Listing

This cache is the longest hike in this series, but not as difficult as Neptune.  Please read the Geocache notes for additional information from previous hikers.

 

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