Smooth Sailing LbNA # 5519
|Placed Date||Sep 2 2003|
|Last Update||Oct 3 2011|
From downtown Fryeburg, take Rt. 302 toward Bridgton. Just at the edge of town, you will find the entrance to the Jockey Cap Trail at the Jockey Cap Store, on your left (across from a small shopping center). This is an easy 1/4 mile hike, with a 200 ft gain in elevation and a 360 degree view of the surrounding area.
Take a right after you enter the trail, and then take the first left. You'll go past an interesting boulder pile, and will get a glimpse of the dome, where you will eventually end up.
Continue up the trail to the top, where you will find a monument identifying the outlying mountains. It was placed in honor of Commodore Perry, who discovered the North Pole. He grew up in the Fryeburg area.
After you've explored the peak and enjoyed the beautiful views, stand with your back to the monument, halfway between the 0 and 90 degree markings on the outer rim of the monument(i.e., 45 degrees). You should be able to see a radio tower in the distance.
Walk 25 paces toward the radio tower. Turn left 45 degrees and face due north. Walk 60 paces down from the summit toward the pine trees at the edge of the dome. You will see two pine trees that bend down and touch the rock. One pine is tilted, such that there is a hole under the roots. It's the one with the large clump of moss near the base. The box is hidden in this hole, and is covered by several pieces of wood.