Traditional
Task Difficulty: 2.5 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 2.5 Out of 5.0
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Treasure at Land's End - OU00C8

 A nice hike in the woods.

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 39° 08.265' W 76° 49.934' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Traditional
 Size: Normal
 Status: Ready for Search
 Time: 0:20 h   Distance to Travel: 0.90 mi
 Date Hidden: 28 April 2010
 Date Created: 25 September 2010
 Last Modified: 16 October 2015
 Waypoint: OU00C8

 


{{found}} 4 x Found
{{not_found}} 1 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 3 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
3478 Visitors
3 x Rated
Rated as: Excellent
{{recomendation}} 1 Recommendation
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Ticks Snakes Thorns In the Woods Historic Site Limited Hours Dangerous Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

The Wincopin Trails in Savage Park are some of my favorite in the area.  Be sure to check the historic information posted at the trailhead at the suggested parking area.  You may also spot me at the sign, but I won't be able to see you.

The park and trails are open from DAWN to DUSK.  Be sure to respect the hours and all other park regulations.

There have been many caches along these trails, over the years.  When I first started caching, one of the early muti-caches I did was called Treasure Island - Land's End and the final was located here.  Unfortuanately, the island where the first stage was located ended up being more or less washed away and the cache was archived.  I asked for and received permission from the original cache owner, who also helps maintain this part of Savage Park for the county, to use his spot. So, if you found it, this will be an easy find for you.

From the original cache page:  Along the trails, you may see Blue Cranes, White Tail Deer, Beavers, Foxes, Pileated Woodpeckers, pruned American Hollies, and any number of other beautiful birds and trees. You will pass rock quarries (Patuxent Pyramids) and an old bridge pier that once carried railroad traffic to Savage Mill. You may even see the tree that wanted to be a railroad tie. You will pass the remaining, standing bridge support that once supported the Gabbro Bridge that carried railroad traffic from Guilford quarries to Savage Mill, Laurel, and points south.

The cache is located beyond the southern tip of the green trail at the confluence of the Little and Middle Patuxent Rivers.  It may be tempting to park where you can cross the river to get to this, but the crossing and the ascent could be dangerous at times and I'd very much recommend using hte parking coords along Vollmerhausen Road.

While there is an unmarked continuation of the trail on the western edge, it is partially washed away.  I'd highly recommend heading off the main Green Trail when you are about half way between the two rivers.  This should make sense when you are there.

You're looking for a regular sized lock-n-lock type container with a variety of swag.  When I got out to place the cache, it turned out the container I had was really slightly bigger that it should have been for the spot, but managed to make it work for now.  Please be careful when rehiding it, until I get out with a replacement container.

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Additional Waypoints

 Symbol   Type   Coordinates  Description
Parking AreaN 39° 08.990'
W 76° 50.065'
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Log Entries    {{found}} 4x {{not_found}} 1x {{comment}} 3x     Show All Log Entries   New Log Entry

1 27 September 2015 zepp914 Found it

Cool cache! I have heard about these, but have never found one until now.

Traded swag.

SL TFTC

3 20 September 2015 DudleyGrunt Comment

Visited with sfcchaz in preparation for next week's Going on a Cache Hunt.  Cache was 100% fine and looked like ti was found yesterday.

3 01 December 2012 DudleyGrunt Comment

I was out today to find sfcchaz's new TerraCache "The Little and Middle Patuxent Confluence (TCECX)" - less than 100 feet away, so checked on my cache.  All is good and I dropped off one of my new Pathtags.
Even got to meet Ed "Big E" Antal on my way out, after finding a few other caches. He was the owner of "Treasure Island - Lands End" and "HOGS HEAVEN". He still volunteers for Howard County Recreation and Parks to take care of these trails. It was a pleasure speaking with him.

I was out today to find sfcchaz's new TerraCache "The Little and Middle Patuxent Confluence" (TCECX) - less than 100 feet away, so checked on my cache.  All is good and I dropped off one of my new Pathtags.

I even had a chance to meet Ed "Big E" Antal on my way out, after finding a few other caches. He was the owner of "Treasure Island - Lands End" and "HOGS HEAVEN".   He even gave me his blessing to adopt the form final location for TI/LE when I was getting ready to hide this cache.  He still volunteers for Howard County Recreation and Parks to take care of these trails. It was a pleasure speaking with him.

Come and get it!

 

3 26 July 2012 cycleangela Comment

I am going through some of my old finds, and spending some recommendations I still have. I'm giving this one a recommendation since this was a great hike, and one of my favorite parks to hike in (falling behind Middle Patuxent, though Wink).

2 20 February 2012 WIZZY_SEAS Didn't find it

This was our first Geocache and we thought we had found it but it turned out to be a different cache! It was called bunch of savages in this town!

 I was concerned that this listing indicated a dangerous location and the land at the point was overhanging so I would not let my 8 year old anywhere near it!

I  will perhaps return later in the year.