I have been on an adventure assignment for just over a year. The assignment is to make fun and exciting events based on GPS for a yearly adventure race. Its pretty amazing and fun to hike in a pretty rugged part of central Oregon. Part of my job is to place, find, and relocate Geocaches around this beautiful country
What is unique about this property is that it was once owned by the Rajneesh cult in the early 1980's. This cult was notorious for many things including the 99 Rolls Royce's driven by their eccentric leader, trying a hostile takeover of local and state elections, and the first domestic biological assault in the U.S. The followers were apparently good natured people, but the leaders were nefarious criminals who hid behind religion and money to relentlessly pursue their goals.
Needless to say, the property is amazing. The old structures still stand, and are dotted throughout the landscape quietly rotting away after 25 years of neglect. The new owners have done some amazing things with new construction, and that is what makes this a truly special place for any adventurous explorer. Every time I come here I find something amazing to see.
My last trip out I went on a multi-mile cache health check. This is where I go to posted coordinates and verify if a cache container is still in the location it was originally placed. When doing this activity, I am required to climb up mountains and down valleys. It is an all day trek from 7am until 6pm. Its a workout to say the least. It is on this trip where I found a most peculiar time capsule.
I had just crested a large mountain and found a lone tree. When I approached I found a large rock that had been placed in the crotch of the tree. When I removed the rock, I dug out 2 inches of debris to find this rusted can. It looked like it had been there for decades. I could hear uniform sounds when I rotated the can, and I could immediately tell it was not rocks. However the lid was rusted shut and I was unable to open it. I decided to bring it home and crack it open to see what has been sitting inside for so many years.
So as you can see from the video, something strange was indeed inside. Now I need to decide if I should plant them. Why would somebody place this container so far away from anywhere, and want to protect it from the harsh elements of central Oregon. I am perplexed and excited because I know where another hidden can is located. It has been there for a very long time as well, due to the tree growth wrapping around the can. I will return with a prybar and camera to see what treasures are held within.