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cache type Swamp Fire cache size

by cacheKidds
(Finds: 18  Score: 64.5)    (Hidden: 14  Score: 58.5)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 37° 11.528'   W 076° 31.604'
Yorktown,   Virginia   23690
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 30 Mar 2003
Waypoint (Landmark): N0057E
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Normal

Difficulty: gps gps half gps (moderate)
Terrain: gps gps half gps (moderate)

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

Comments:

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

Located in Newport News Park, the largest municipal park east of the Mississippi. A copy of the park map can be downloaded here. Be prepared for a round trip of at least 2 miles.





Newport News offers a multitude of activities for the family with miles of hiking trails, biking trails, arboretum, Discovery Center and more. The shortest trail to the cache will take you through the swamp where you are likely to spot water fowl and other wildlife (we saw two pileated woodpeckers on the way to the site!). Depending on the trail you choose, you will also see evidence of beavers at work as well as Confederates at work (old Confederate earthworks, which you should refrain from climbing). This cache is a regular ammo box. You may choose from many trails to get to the location, depending on how far you want to hike. Closest parking is near the Discovery Center. Difficulty may increase as vegetation begins growing. This area will definitely be teeming with mosquitos by the time summer comes around so don't forget the bug spray.

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

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
NOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLM

!"#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?
123456789:;<=>?@!"#$%&'()*+,-./

Clues:    decode

  • Clue One 
    Qba7g yrnir gur genvy hagvy oevqtr ahzore friragrra>

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CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!    decode

Note 22 Jul 2011 by  DudleyGrunt  (Finds: 41  Score: 115.5)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 46)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

Crosslisted. Still active.

I found it! 23 May 2008 by  t13eagle291  (Finds: 12  Score: 38.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

great hiking area found while geocaching
[Modified 2008-05-23 07:53:13]

I found it! 25 Oct 2005 by  Plem45  (Finds: 3  Score: 9)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 2)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

Thanks for the Cache, found while showing my father NN park
[Modified 2006-08-30 12:51:14]

I found it! 14 Jun 2005 by  phoebus201  (Finds: 16  Score: 44.5)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 5.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found it. Thanks for the Cache
[Modified 2005-06-16 10:22:22]

Note 15 Nov 2004 by  cacheKidds  (Finds: 18  Score: 64.5)    (Hidden: 14  Score: 58.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Swamp Fire is active again!

Note 30 Nov 2003 by  cacheKidds  (Finds: 18  Score: 64.5)    (Hidden: 14  Score: 58.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Because of the extensive damage to the park trails caused by Hurricane Izzy, this cache is temporarily unavailable. Hopefully the trails will open soon and we'll check on it.

I found it! 04 Sept 2003 by  pinerohe  (Finds: 2  Score: 9)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Took two tries but I found it. Left pokeman and took measuring tape.

I found it! 02 Aug 2003 by  Crazy Cache  (Finds: 14  Score: 44.5)    (Hidden: 4  Score: 14.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Just now logging in Swamp Fire cache. Found it on 08/02/03, but just joining up with NAVICAHE! Long hike and got caught up in a terrible Thunder and lightening storm! What an experience but my nephew was determined to finding it. We took the slinky and mechanical pencil and left a geocaching.com pencil and a tape measure key chain.

Crazy Cache!


 

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