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cache type CROSS ISLAND TRAIL: A Birds Eye View cache size

by mother wolf
(Finds: 0  Score: 0)    (Hidden: 34  Score: 102.5)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 38° 58.519'   W 076° 14.929'
Chester,   Maryland   21619
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 27 Aug 2007
Waypoint (Landmark): N02902
Open Cache:  Non-commercial use only
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Normal

Difficulty: gps gps (easy)
Terrain: gps half gps (easy)

Misc: Drinking water available. There are restrooms (water closets) available Disabled access. Pets are allowed. Parking is available No fees!

This is a cross listing cache.

All along the trail there are places to eat & get drinks.

Maps are queued for generation.
Additional maps for this cache available at: topozone.com logo    mapquest.com logo

This is a C&D (you are looking for a 35mm canister, but it is camo'd) However you may want to hang around & see the sights.

If your GPS jumps alot here it is suggested you 'use the force' & (think about the hint).

This is part of my 1st series 'CROSS ISLAND TRAIL' series. This is a short stretch of the trail that will bring you to the Chesapeake Exploration Center. This is also Queen Anne's visitor info center.

This is a short leg of the main Cross Island Trail. Located on the Kent narrows you will have the chance to see the old draw bridge, watch the modern day boats come & go and look over an elegant ‘Skipjack’ lady, Anne McGarvey. However the real treasure is the marsh area.

The Chesapeake Bay has millions of birds come thru this region every year on their journey to southern wintering grounds. This marsh area is a major stop over for many of these birds migrating from The 'Hawk Mountain Sanctuary' in Kemptom, Pa. The 'Hawk Mountain Sanctuary' is the world’s 1st refuge for birds of prey & the oldest raptor migration watch site. There are more than 2000 nesting pairs of Osprey on the Bay. Though they mate for life they don’t winter together.

The fall migration is much better than the spring & begins at the end of the breeding season. Strong flights are from August through September with the peak in mid Sept. Besides osprey there are large flights of broad-winged hawks (Sept. 15-18) which can number more than 1000 a day. There are also bald eagles, American kestrel’s, sharp skinned hawks & cooper hawks. Mallards, mute swans, green heron, great blue herons & the Canada goose also stop here.

Off migration time still offers resident birds & wildlife in the marsh area. Butterflies are abundant as are (my favorite-eeeeeewwwwwwww) the slithers. You can see a wide collection of fish in the 20ft canal that passes along the marsh edge as well as jellyfish.

As always please remember that even though the environment looks tough it is fragile. At this time you can’t walk in the marsh area itself but be aware of your surroundings as you get close to the canal as we do have poisonous indigenous life forms that go where they will.

******************* DO NOT GO IN THE WATER HERE***************

The path way is wide & it is stoned. Strollers can be handled here & Im hoping other devices can too. If there is trouble PLEASE let me know so I can ajust the terrain rating.

DO walk around or just have a seat & watch what mother nature has to offer or go over to the Exploration building & go up into the lookout tower & you can get a ‘Birds Eye View’. Whatever is your pleasure just remember to ENJOY!

Proud member of the Military Association of GeoCachers

Park - CROSS ISLAND TRAIL - A Birds Eye View (Parking Area) N 38° 58.505 W 076° 14.898
Note: There is plenty of parking, if you aren't biking the trail.

Clue decoding tables - Top letter or symbol decodes to bottom letter or symbol:



Clues:    decode

  • Hint 
    Vs lbh svaq guvf< lbh EBPX>

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CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!    decode

I found it! 17 Feb 2008 by  sfcchaz  (Finds: 45  Score: 129)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 3.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Just found this site and decided to update what I had. I originally logged this cache in as a Geocache find. Second of six before the: MAGC 08 Travel Bug Challenge "Hail to the Chief" event cache.
[Modified 2008-10-26 16:30:28]

Note 20 Oct 2007 by  DudleyGrunt  (Finds: 41  Score: 115.5)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 46)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found with my son and uncle while on a search for MotherWolf caches on Kent Island. TFTC! (originally logged on GC)

[Modified 2009-04-21 11:09:24]


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