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cache type Hills Creek Park Cache I cache size

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by Road Kill
(Finds: 54  Score: 244.5)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 55)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 41° 48.965'   W 077° 12.195'
Mansfield,   Pennsylvania   16933
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 13 Jul 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N002CE
Open Cache:  Personal 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 Pets are allowed. Parking is available No fees!

This park actually has a geocaching policy with rules and requirements. Basically you find a spot to hide the cache submit that location for ranger approval. After approval they provided me with a “GEOCACHING IDENTFICATION FORM” that I filled out to describe the cache (and the coordinates). All in all, not much different than the paper work you sign when renting a cabin or hosting a special event. This may not be new to some of you but, for me, it was a first.

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Hills Creek State park is located in the upper central part of Pennsylvania. It is a one mile long lake that has boat launches, picnic areas and campsites and is primarily geared for recreational activities. They were hosting a bluegrass festival the day I planted the cache.

The traditional 50 cal. ammo can, with logbook and swap out goodies, is within sight of a 3 mile trail that wraps around the lake. The trail is easily accessed from inside or outside the park with several parking locations to choose from.

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I found it! 10 Aug 2004 by  ivwarrior  (Finds: 4  Score: 12.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This was my first visit to this park. I've been in the area many times before, but never to the park. I had some extra time today, and since I was very close to the park, I decided to come in, look around a bit, and hunt the cache. I parked in a campsite that was empty, and hiked DOWN the hill to the cache area. It took a few minutes for the GPS to settle out, but once it did, I quickly found the cache. On the way back out, climbing UP the hill, I kinda wished I had found a different parking spot, but it wasn't too bad. Cache is in good condition, thanks for the fun break in my day.

I found it! 30 May 2004 by  MapLady  (Finds: 35  Score: 131)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 24)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

Nice to meet other cachers, Michey cacher and daughter, just coming from the cache! What are the odds of that in a remote park! I've always liked this park which has very nice cabins. Mosquitos around so I quicked signed log. TNLN. Thanks for the cache.

I found it! 29 Jun 2003 by  Wheelygood  (Finds: 103  Score: 582)    (Hidden: 21  Score: 92)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

One half of the Wheelygood Team found this one while we were in the park scoping out future campsites. We were on our way home from a long weekend of camping in Cedar Run in the Grand Canyon of Pa. Met up with a young couple out on their 1st and 2nd cache hunt so we held back while they logged in.

I think listening to Steve Earl w/ the Del McCoury Band on the way to the park helped us find the cache. Took nothing and dropped off a TB heading to a Bday party down south.


  camerabig fungus
  cameranearby bog

I found it! 16 Mar 2003 by  Prof  (Finds: 6  Score: 23.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Pretty walk - nice view (most of these are) - perfect company - none but the best of geocachers to show me the ropes - warm day - didn't need coats even though there was deep snow around. Thanks for the lovely hike!

I found it! 12 Sept 2002 by  ROCKY  (Finds: 48  Score: 221)    (Hidden: 21  Score: 89)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Heading back from an over-night business trip I could not resist the call of a Road Kill cache. It was only a short detour and one I am happy I made, the area is beautiful! It was a picture perfect sunny cool day, which always adds to the enjoyment. Picked the perfect place to park, all good trails to the cache, no beeline down over the cliff like some have done on my caches. When I found the note written on the rock I did more than GRIN, I laughed out loud. Then I thought what if someone sees this guy in the woods alone holding his cell phone out in front of him laughing like a crazy man? There is nothing crazy about this beautiful area, the views are world class. The cache is in fine shape, thank you for the hide.

I found it! 17 Jul 2002 by  mrmeasure  (Finds: 9  Score: 49.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Mrmeasure and the Gofer (wife) found the cache, but will have to take a silver medal as Olf D Coors copped the gold. That hurts cause it is in our back yard. We live about 0.6 miles from the cache. Our excuse is we didn't get back to town till last night! Went out in this heat and humidity cause we didn't want to settle for a bronze, or nothing at all. Nice little walk. Near the cache site we had a deer for company that was almost tame. Didn't seem concerned about us at all. Were going to take the Pumpkin rattle, but forgot it and took nothing. Left a water pistol. Our 2nd "Road Kill is Grinning" cache.

Mr and Mrs Measure

I found it! 16 Jul 2002 by  Olf D Coors  (Finds: 3  Score: 15.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Since the gauntlet had been dropped, I felt like I had to be the first one to find this cache! The park is very serene and picturesque and tonight it was filled with many many campers! This cache was very challenging as I had extreme difficulty with GPS reception. After searching for over an hour, I finally was able to find the cache. Took last night's dinner and left a box of crayons. Not far past the exit of the park I passed a llama farm. Interesting! Thanks, Road Kill!


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