Where to Look: Even Easier
If you are struggling to find the rock with a four painted on it, here’s another hint. Look for this cut-off tree sticking out into the trail. It is hard to miss. Seriously. You might whack your head on it if you aren’t careful.
Just past the fallen tree, you will find a trail going up the hill. Follow it. After a brief climb, the path levels off. Don’t celebrate yet because you have further to go.
At the end of the rock face, go up again. It is here that you will see a rock shelter. This one looks promising, but the geocache isn’t here. Keep going up.
Higher up and perpendicular to the first rock shelter is this one. It is here that you will find the geocache. Truth be told, I found it by accident while exploring the hills of the state game lands above the trail.
This particular geocache is filled with various trinkets that you can take as a souvenir. However, proper geocaching etiquette requires that you leave an item to replace the one you chose. I always hike with a couple of wooden nickels in my backpack for this very reason. If you decide to conquer this side quest, be sure to go prepared with an item.