USB (Dead Drop)
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Zion Dead Drop - OU0902

 USB is in a just big enough micro container.

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 39° 11.329' W 76° 45.216' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: USB (Dead Drop)
 Size: No container
 Status: Archived
 Date Hidden: 29 August 2015
 Date Created: 29 August 2015
 Last Modified: 26 August 2018
 Waypoint: OU0902


{{found}} 1 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 1 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
3003 Visitors
1 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
GeoKrety History

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Cache Attributes

Wheelchair Access Munzee Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

I've been wanting to get my first Dead Drop cache out for some time.  I've finally settled on a good location.

This cache will bring you to Zion Cemetery, founded in 1850.

This is an offset cache, so you will visit the listed coords and get some info to determine the actual location of the dead drop.  The dead drop is in a small, just big enough water-thight container.

Formally known as Dorsey Emmanuel United Methodist Zion Cemetery, the gates are open daily from 8 AM - 6 PM.

At the posted coordinates, you will find a headstone with a unique family name.  You should know it when you see it, but you are looking for Mary R. and George R.  Depending on your eyesight or assistive device you may be able to read the information from your car.

Mary's dates are 19ab - 19cd.  George's are 19ef - 20gh.

Dead drop is located at N 39 11.UVW W 76 45.XYZ.


Log Password - Be sure to check for the log password that will be in the "log book" file on the thumb drive.

The Dead Drop cache is a cache that is contained on a USB thumb drive. The USB drive is usually embedded into a wall to prevent theft. To log the cache, the user accesses the drive via a laptop and adds his/her name to the log text file contained on the USB drive. Your find is then recorded on this site. Read more about them on the Wiki article.

Before you find a Dead Drop cache, be aware of the potential dangers.  I keep an old Netbook just for these and do not use my primary laptop.  In a worst case senario, I can either just reload or replace the system.

If you plan to search this cache, but are concerned about using your own laptop, please contact me and I would be glad to try to meet you and let you use my dedicated system.

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Additional Hints   Decrypt

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Log Entries    {{found}} 1x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 1x      New Log Entry

3 26 August 2018 DudleyGrunt Comment

Stopped by and was glad to find the cache in place. It was buried abit and the thumb drive had some condensation. I've decided to redo the cache as a multi.

Happy Trails!

9 26 August 2018 DudleyGrunt Cache archived

Cache was archived.

1 30 August 2015 sfcchaz Found it

FTF 2:40 PM. Laughing

After returning from a morning of caching in the Clinton, MD area, I returned home to an email from DudleyGrunt about this one publishing. I took a look a the 'Map of Caches' link and noticed not only did this one publish, but two others near me as well by Astronut42. Nice!

I also had emails from an event that I had forgot about that was very close to this cache as well as a new one in the Groundspeak game at the event location. Well, I guess I'll just have to get them all. So out the door I went.

I got to GZ and gathered the required information and was a little concerned when the coordinates took me out of the cemetery. Reassurance from the CO got me to the cache with no difficulty. Logged my name, date and time in the logbook and took note of the log password.

The headstone was classic and a dead drop cache at a cemetery is an excellent use of the pun. Thanks for the fun.