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cache type Mariner’s Treasure cache size

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by Kingsman
(Finds: 1  Score: 4.5)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 4)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 37° 03.558'   W 076° 28.875'
Newport News,   Virginia   23601
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 18 Aug 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N0032F
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Normal

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

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


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The cache is located in a seldom used section of the Mariner’s Museum Park. The area is about 100 acres of heavily wooded forest. It lies northeast of the main park across Warwick Boulevard. I found the best place to park is in the parking lot of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. (N37° 03.177 W076° 28.380) Walk NW approximately 2000 feet along Gatewood Road to the trailhead. (N37° 03.406 W076° 28.652) There are old "no trespassing" signs posted, but the updated sign advises that the area is open for recreation between sunrise and sunset. I called to verify; no mountain biking is allowed, and they requested that dogs remain on a leash. Bring some water and good hiking shoes. (and insect repellant of course)

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  • The hint: 
    Qb abg fcraq lbhe gvzr ybbxvat ba gur tebhaq> Gur pnpur vf va n xabg ubyr sbhe srrg hc>>> vf gung n arfg/ Cyrnfr vafher gur pnpur vf pbaprnyrq naq frpher jura lbh yrnir> ,oe ?.

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Note 28 Dec 2002 by  The_Colemans  (Finds: 0  Score: 0)    (Hidden: 4  Score: 12.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Wow! This was a great location. We found it after a somewhat premature left... A pretty nice hike though.

We traded a blue toy car for the NASCAR key chain.

Good job Team Kingsman!

The Coleman's

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I found it! 14 Dec 2002 by  cacheKidds  (Finds: 18  Score: 64.5)    (Hidden: 14  Score: 58.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We actually found this one back in September - just catching up on Navicache entries!

Whew - longer hike than we expected! Kind of warm and muggy today. Easy find once we made it to the correct location. We left a CD and released Jer E. Bear the travel bug. Please help Jer E. along to the next cache (make sure to read the instructions on the travel bug page!)

Thanks for placing this cache!

the cacheKidds

I found it! 17 Sept 2002 by  stayfloopy  (Finds: 82  Score: 274.5)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 17.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Visiting from New Jersey for the week so I'm hitting the area caches. Found the trailhead but to be completely legal, parked a short distance away on another residential street. Then it was a relatively easy walk albeit a bit longer because the trail went around the finger of the lake. Nice beaver dam and small wooden bridges along the way though. Saw the interesting hiding method from a good distance away. Very unusual. Thanks.

I found it! 15 Sept 2002 by  clanmonroe  (Finds: 4  Score: 15)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 3)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

After treking in, got within 0.06 miles of the cache then said dammit and treked back out to the right trail. took the high road and wandered around and around on the trail, I think the trail must have been mapped out by VDOT. Found the cache and was promptly swarmed by blood suckers (mosquitos, not lawyers) Took some bug repellant from the tube, left spiderman figure. Took picture of the female members of the crew


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