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Task Difficulty: 2.0 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 2.5 Out of 5.0
Statystyka skrzynki
Over The Fence - OU0048

 An exercise in trying to see beauty. A micro park built on trash.

Hidden by  Pirate Rat

N 38° 52.375' W 77° 16.154' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Virginia
 Cache Type: Traditional
 Size: Micro
 Status: Archived
 Date Hidden: 23 August 2010
 Date Created: 23 August 2010
 Last Modified: 23 June 2015
 Waypoint: OU0048

 


{{found}} 4 x Found
{{not_found}} 1 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
1 Watchers
2367 Visitors
3 x Rated
Rated as: Good
GeoKrety History

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Description   EN   

07/2012 The yellow text no longer applies. Lots of rowhouses now.

When you visit, log what what the nearby field looks like. This is not a requirement, just an exercise in time-lapse observations.

Previously hidden as a geocache, habitat destruction destroyed the functionality and theme of that hide. The vast expanse of dirt you can see was, until recently, a wonderful forest filled with many trees which were over a hundred years old. Maybe by the time you read this, the dirt will have given rise to housing and stores.

There were squirrels, wild turkeys, deer, salamanders, foxes, rats, black snakes, and other animals here. One habitat has given way to another. Now there are geese which stop by - attracted to the new retention ponds.

The mulch you are walking on was once trees on the other side of the fence. Under that mulch (take my word on this, no need to dig) is a garbage dump for the human houses which used to be across the fence. They have long since been removed as well. What will be piled here a hundred years in the future? It all comes down to recycling. The cache site and container have both been recycled - as has this parcel of land.

2/21/2011 - Downsized the container to the dreaded film canister due to the mysterious appearance of property survey markers. Kept the same hiding place. So... it is a micro hidden where a small once was.

Please Park Legally. If not, keep your eyes open for the occasional towtruck.

Additional Hints   Decrypt

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Log Entries    {{found}} 4x {{not_found}} 1x {{comment}} 0x     Show All Log Entries   New Log Entry

9 23 June 2015 Pirate Rat Cache archived

Cache was archived.

1 18 September 2010 sfcchaz Found it

Well, armed with more information from a PAF (thanks DG) I made another attempt on this one. I had tried this location the first time, but wimped out during my attempt. TNLN TFTC

1 11 September 2010 DudleyGrunt Found it

2328.  As with prior seekers, this one had be scratching my head - especially, after I tried the right speot early on with no luck.  Gave it some more thought and a second attempt.  Nicely done!

The land over the fence is still just a bit dirt field, at this point.

 

{Recommend using the new "OCUS ONLY" attribute.)

2 04 September 2010 sfcchaz Didn't find it

Well all I can say is DNF. I looked for over 30 minutes. My GZ took me off of the mulch. I had no clue what the hint meant, unless it one of those hints that make sense after finding the cache. I checked both sides of both fences, but couldn't make the find. I'll keep an eye on it and wait for something to help me out.

1 29 August 2010 donbadabon Found it

Early morning errands, and another Opencache!

At GZ, I scratched my head for a minute before realizing where it could be. Nicely done.

Right now the field is a big pile of dirt with a pile of tires and some cement drain pipes just sitting in the middle of it.