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MPEA - Connecting the Trails - OU0353

 This is along the orange connector trail.

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 39° 12.770' W 76° 54.913' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Multicache
 Size: Small
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 13 October 2011
 Date Created: 10 October 2011
 Last Modified: 16 July 2012
 Waypoint: OU0353


{{found}} 4 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 1 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
3027 Visitors
3 x Rated
Rated as: Excellent
GeoKrety History

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Cache Attributes

Ticks Snakes Thorns Bring Your Own Pen Poison Plants In the Woods Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

The final cache is not at the posted coordinates. The posted coordinates will give you the information you need to find the final cache. Please abide by Howard County Park rules, and only search for this cache during daylight hours. This land also serves as a managed hunting area. At the trail head, dates are posted when the park is closed due to hunting. Other times, you may still want to be cautious and wear blaze orange during hunting season.

At the posted coordinates there are two signs. You will need the one titled "Aelred D. Geis Woodcock Habitat Management Area." You will need a four digit number. According to Geis, woodcock use of the MPEA was at its peak in what year? The final cache is located at N 39° 12.ABC, W 76° 54.XYZ.

A = 3rd digit B = 3rd digit - 2 C = 3rd digit + 2 X = 3rd digit - first digit Y = 3rd digit + 3 Z = 3rd digit - 5

The final container will be a small lock and lock style container with some log sheets, and some room for small items, such as pathtags. Enjoy the trails!

Additional Waypoints

Stage Symbol   Type   Coordinates  Description
Trail HeadN 39° 12.389'
W 76° 54.857'
 This is alternate parking for the trail. If there is no parking at the Trotter Rd. trail head, you can park here. 
Trail HeadN 39° 12.750'
W 76° 55.074'
 Trail head and parking area 


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

1 07 September 2015 zepp914 Found it

This is my first Open GC find. Wow there were lots of pathtags to choose from. I swapped 2 for 2. I would have traded more, but all I had were duplicates.

Container is in good shape.


1 12 January 2013 Searcher28 Found it

I looked for this one the last time I was here but didn't find it. I guess I was too tired to look properly. Today, I found it in the first place I looked and in a place I checked last time. TNLNSL. Thanks for the fun.

3 08 October 2012 cycleangela Comment

Hunting dates for the park have been released! Please do not got to the park on these days: (2012) October 15; October 29; November 12; November 19; (2013) January 7; January 28; February 11; February 19.

1 21 October 2011 sfcchaz Found it

I had the day off and decided to do a little caching in the area. I parked at the Park entrance off of Trooter Rd. This was nicely set up and a very good hide. I missed the cache the first time I checked the hiding spot and circle for a couple minutes. I thought to myself that I should probably check that spot again and made the find.

I traded four pathtags, only one of which created a duplicate in the cache. I also took the pin and left a Kiss Me button.

I went on to complete Southwind Trail - Circle of Life after this one. My trek was 3.25 miles round trip. TFTC

1 15 October 2011 DudleyGrunt Found it

#3000!!!  I'd thought another cache was my 3000th on Columbus Day, but when logging the caches I'd found over the weekend, I found that I'd miscounted and had ended up at 2999 caches.

I was then glad to see these 2 new OCUS hides pop up at just the right time.  I hadn't even see them show up in the approval queue, but simply saw the e-mails that they'd be published.

I checked with sfcchaz to see if he was going to try for FTF or wanted ot meet up, but he had other plans.

Ground was a bit wet in some areas, but I managed not to slip and fall or even get particularly muddy.

I DID enter the final coords incorrectly (by .1 minute) and started off a bit farther than I thought I should be.  I rechecked and doubled back.  Took about 10 minutes of looking around GZ to find the well hidden container.

Thanks and Happy Trails!