Pulpit Rock  LbNA # 6369

Placed DateNov 8 2003
CountyEl Paso
LocationColorado Springs, CO
Found By ME and Gee
Last Found Jun 12 2012
Hike Distance?

Terrain: Moderate to Difficult. Less than a mile round trip but some steep hills and moderate rock climbing will be required.
Clues: Easy

Directions: Reach Pulpit Rock Open Space by taking the Woodmen exit off I-25 and heading east. Just east of the interstate, take Vincent south then Dublin east to Pulpit Rock Drive south. Follow it to the end and park.

There are several trails to the top of the rock, you'll find your way. Climb all the way to the very top of the pulpit. Preach whatever message you choose to the city below you, then stand on the heart and look to the ridge at 110*. If your eyes are very sharp, you'll see a small rock outcrop just below the ridgeline, with two evergreen trees behind it, one large and one small. If you don't see it, don't worry. Head down off the pulpit at about 85* and follow the trail along the back of the saddle to the top of the ridge. You may have to climb through a few clusters of rocks. At the top of the ridge, follow the path right (south). Before you reach the end of the ridge, you'll see the small rock outcrop to your right. Confirm you're in the right place three ways: check the back azimuth to confirm pulpit rock is where it should be, look behind you and see the two trees, look down and to your left and see a rock shaped like a crocodile's head protruding from the wall. Behind the croc's head is a small tree and a couple of rocks that may be of interest.

- No inkpad in the box, make sure you bring your own.
- Pulpit Rock Open Space is quite popular, as the evidence left behind by less caring individuals will attest. Please be discrete - geocaches in the area have been discovered and trashed. Improve your karma by bringing a trash bag with you and picking up any cans or bottles you might see.
- Please do not ask me for additional hints without offering a bribe of unpublished clues, hitchhikers, etc.
- Please email me with notes about the box: jelybean.books@comcast.net.