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A View to a Fall - OU0103

 Great Falls Overlook 2

Hidden by  rob3k

N 38° 59.754' W 77° 15.197' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Virginia
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 10 October 2010
 Date Created: 10 October 2010
 Last Modified: 10 October 2010
 Waypoint: OU0103


{{found}} 4 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
2891 Visitors
3 x Rated
Rated as: Excellent
{{recomendation}} 1 Recommendation
GeoKrety History

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Cache Attributes

Kid Friendly Access Fee Required Wheelchair Access Available in Winter Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

The coordinates will bring you to an overlook with a great view of the falls.  The falls were one of George Washington's favorite places and he rode to this spot on his horse many times.  The falls were also one of a handful of major challenges to navigation by watercraft along the Potomac River - a project championed by Washington.  The Patowmack Canal, which George Washington partially funded, was a one mile bypass canal that began operating in 1785 to give small barges the opportunity to skirt around the falls and to distribute manufactured goods upstream and raw materials downstream.  More information on this and many other features of the park can be found at the visitor center and on informational signs throughout the park.

In order to claim a find on this cache, e-mail the answers to the following questions:

1. European settlers saw the river as a source for transportation, expansion, and what?

2. What did Native Americans use to make canoes.

In addition, in order to log a find, you need to have physically visited this cache's location. In other words, please no armchair logging.

There is a $5 fee per vehicle to access Great Falls Park.


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Log Entries    {{found}} 4x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x      New Log Entry

1 07 May 2016 wildernessben Found it

#3 - Enjoyed a beautiful day in the park today. Water was high from the recent rains.

Thanks to rob3k for placing and maintaining another great cache. Soli Deo Gloria!

1 12 October 2014 Recommendation sfcchaz Found it

#2 of 8 caches in four different listing services. I came down to this park because there were several different caches in three different listing services. It was also International EarthCache Day and I wanted to get my Groundspeak milestone of #8,000 at the earthcache here as well.

I'm giving this one a recommendation for the excellent views and beauty of the area. Thanks for bringing me here. TFTC

Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
sfcchaz at A View to a Fall
sfcchaz at A View to a Fall

1 19 February 2012 cycleangela Found it

I found this one while in the park for the terracache and the CJS. Thanks for bringing us here! Thanks for the cache!

1 22 January 2011 DudleyGrunt Found it

2499.  This was also my 20th OCUS find.  Again, it was about time for someone to claim the FTF on this cache.  It had been over 3 years since my last visit to Great Falls.  I hope to get back by the fall to get the rest of the caches I've yet to find, here.

As a bonus, the ranger at the gate, waved me win without my having to pay the $5 fee.  Maybe because it was after 3pm?

Thanks and Happy Trails!