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 – 0 of 9
Scale: 1 inch equals 5000 miles

Object: Solsun-03
Actual size: 863,706 miles
Scale size: 14.4 feet

Coordinates in Model:
N39 23.178
W120 36.759

Geocache Listing

The center of the model, this is a great starting place.  An easy hike from the Grouse Ridge parking area, the first 3 planets are all very close.  This spot is right on the edge of a nasty drop, not recommended for small children. Altitude 7732′ – with fantastic views of the Sierras!

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