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cache type John Marshall Birthplace cache size

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 38° 36.346'   W 077° 42.546'
Midland,   Virginia   22728
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 19 Oct 2003
Waypoint (Landmark): N00BFE
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Unknown

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

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


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A gentle 0.5 mi. trail will lead you to something you wouldn't expect to find amid the pastures and cornfields. Bench's along the trail will provide rest, or seating to take in the sights/sounds of what was once a thriving, mining community called German Town. Once at the terminus of the trail, the cache is about 100 yds. past the pavilion/gazebo. The woods are remarkably clear here, with minimal, if any, bushwhacking.

Bring your picnic lunch, kids, dogs, GrandMa, or whomever, to this park in Fauquier Co., VA, off Germantown Rd. If you go too fast, or are not observant, you will BLOW right by this one. Most county residents don't even know this park exists. Fauquier Co. established this park to commemorate the birthplace of John Marshall. Limited parking is provided at N38 36.029, W077 42.934, so on weekends, picnickers may take all spaces. You can park up the road at the farm, where the decorated silo is, but be careful walking the road and crossing the RR trax.
This is the first Geocache I've hidden, and I took my time putting it together and hiding it. I tried to take the lessons learned from finding almost 50 caches, before I placed my first. It is a clear rubbermaid-type tub, with a blue lid. There should be something for just about anyone in this cache: geeky stuff, stickers, toys, lightstix, keychains, batteries, a Geocoin TB, pocket knives, etc. There is an increasing number of Geocaches in Fauquier Co., and this is the first that is centrally located. I plan on placing some hides around the more populated areas/parks in the Co., but I need folks to give me some feedback, so I can always improve. Over time, I doubt the tape and stickers on the outside of the tub will stay on due to moisture, but until I get some ammo cans, this will hafta do.

Along your travel on the path, you will be exposed to planes (overhead, as there is a nearby busy airport), trains (CSX has a very busy rail near the cache), and automobiles (nearby Midland Rd., and Rt. 28). No boats are nearby, but as you progress down the trail, you will see that someone attempted to drive an old car across the stream on your left. Can someone identify the make/model/year of the car?? Cows can be heard moo-ing to your left as you progress down the path, with cornfields to the right. Very little damage occurred from Isabel at this park. Cache in, trash out would be helpful, even though Fauquier Co. does a pretty good job maintaining this park. ENJOY, and tell me how I did on this one...

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



Clues:    decode

  • Trees, trees, trees.... 
    Ybbx ng gur onfr bs gur bayl prqne gung unf oenapuf pybfr gb gur tebhaq>

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Note 04 Feb 2012 by  Cachew Knutz  (Finds: 2  Score: 5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We should have taken the time to look at the geocaching.com cross-listing mentioned in the prior log entries (http://coord.info/GCH39M) and we would have realized that the cache had been muggled and the CO seems to have abandoned maintenance of it. But it was a nice spot and seeing the car in the creek made the visit worthwhile.

This cache has been archived on geocaching.com and the same should be done here.

So that leaves us with zero Navicaches within 40 miles of us in Chancellor, Virginia. :o(

Note 09 Jan 2012 by  Cachew Knutz  (Finds: 2  Score: 5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

Just registered with Navicache and found this to be the only cache within 40 miles of us, so we're adding it to our 'to do' list. Should be able to get there in the next week or so and, in the meantime, we are looking forward to making our first Navicache find.

Note 02 Nov 2009 by  DudleyGrunt  (Finds: 41  Score: 115.5)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 46)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

FYI - This appears to be crosslisted on GC.com, but the coords there are N 38 36.308 W 077 42.582, 0.2 miles SE.
[Modified 2010-12-21 12:29:34]

I found it! 26 Jan 2008 by  KJcachers  (Finds: 2  Score: 10.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Cross listing my finds that are on the same caches on GC.com
Cache Descriptions are identical on both pages.
[Modified 2009-11-03 21:34:51]

I found it! 05 Sept 2007 by  Barkfeather  (Finds: 4  Score: 21.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This is a great cache. The walk is short and sweet.
[Modified 2008-07-29 07:24:41]


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