Guest Book
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Mt Washington Arboretum Guestbook - OU01B5

 First Guest Book Cache in Maryland

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 39° 21.986' W 76° 39.438' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Guest Book
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 04 December 2010
 Date Created: 05 December 2010
 Last Modified: 15 July 2017
 Waypoint: OU01B5


{{found}} 2 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 1 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
4070 Visitors
2 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
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Quick Cache Kid Friendly Wheelchair Access Bring Your Own Pen Available in Winter Listed on OCNA Only 

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I discovered the Mt. Washington Arboretum earlier this year, while looking for another cache.  When I saw the Guest Book cache type introduced, this was one of two locations, I immediately thought off.  Hopefully, I'll have the other one listed, soon.

You will be looking for a yellow guest book attached to a park bench.  Please sign the guestbook, collect the information needed for the LOG PASSWORD and post a photo of you / your GPS anywhere at the arboretum.

There is a three letter acronym on a plaque attached to the bench (ABC).  On the front of the guest book, you'll find "No. ____" (DEFG).  Password is ABCDEFG.This is your Log Password.

This area used to be an apartment complex, but was condemned after flooding during Hurricane David in 1989.  In 1999, the Mt. Washington Preservation Trust began work on the arboretum in cooperation with the Baltimore City Parks Department, who had acquired the acre plot of land.

In addition to being a showcase for local plants, various ammeneties have been added, including a pond & waterfall, storage shed, retaining walls, pergolas, benches, entrance kiosk, interpretive signs, entrance archway with tiles by children from the Mt. Washington School, two green roofs with water storage, a mural,  a "council ring", and a meeting pavilion.

Enjoy this natural oasis in the city.

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This bench and journal was placed as part of the Sacred Spaces program of the TKF Foundation, which has helped develop such places in the Baltimore, Washington and Annapolis areas.

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Log Entries    {{found}} 2x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 1x      New Log Entry

3 15 July 2017 zepp914 Comment

I can't read the number on the guestbook. It is worn away. The last number is a 6 or 0.

1 19 October 2014 nighthawk700 Found it

My oldest daughter had a birthday party to attend nearby, so I decided to stick around and hunt for caches while in the area during the two hours she spent eating cake and popcorn.  There is a cache located in the Arboretum, so I came and got that one.  When I was there I remembered seeing one of these new fangled "Guestbook" caches being nearby.  I hadn't looked it up before hand though.  Okay, download "Columbus" since I know that can access, fiddle around with it for about 5 minutes since I can't remember how to get to the OpenCaching listings... finally found it, and was able to work my way over to the guestbook.  Made the find, signed the guestbook, took a picture of my signature in the guestbook... and totally overlooked the part about a picture of me/my GPS.  D'oh.  If you need me to go back and take another picture, let me know, DG, I'm sure I'll be in the area again at some point.  Also nabbed the Sighter "Sight" that DG left on a recent visit.  Hope I got the password/key right, there are actually now two guestbooks.  I'll find out when I hit the submit button...  ;-) 
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1 27 May 2011 sfcchaz Found it

Smile FTF Smile 10:05 AM. Actually I was here last weekend, but in my haste to try to locate the groundspeak cache here, I did not fulfill the logging requirements. This is definately a beautiful place. Thanks for showing it to me (twice). Wink
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Mrs. sfcchaz and sfcchaz at Mt Washington Aboretum
Mrs. sfcchaz and sfcchaz at Mt Washington Aboretum