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Southwind Trail - Circle of Life - OU0354

 MPEA - Blue/Southwind Trails

Hidden by  cycleangela

N 39° 12.357' W 76° 54.753' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Multicache
 Size: Large
 Status: Archived
 Date Hidden: 13 October 2011
 Date Created: 10 October 2011
 Last Modified: 09 August 2013
 Waypoint: OU0354


{{found}} 3 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 1 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
1799 Visitors
3 x Rated
Rated as: Excellent
{{recomendation}} 1 Recommendation
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Description   EN   

The final cache is not at the posted coordinates. The posted coordinates is only the starting point. 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, you will see a wooden post with a number on it. You will visit six of these on your way to the final cache to obtain the final coordinates. The other coordinates are listed as additional waypoints. You will need all of these to find the cache. The total trail, if you chose to hike the whole thing, is approximately two miles. You only have to walk through one loop of it to find the cache.

The final cache is at N 39° 12.ABC W 76° 54.XYZ. A = the number at the first stop, B = the number at the second stop + 4, C = the number at the third stop + 6, X = the number at the fourth stop + 2, Y = the number at the fifth stop, Z = the number at the sixth stop - 5.

The final cache container is an ammo can with plenty of room for swag, a log book, and a pen.

Additional Waypoints

Stage Symbol   Type   Coordinates  Description
Trail HeadN 39° 12.389'
W 76° 54.857'
 This the trailhead, and parking is along the road 
Trail HeadN 39° 12.750'
W 76° 55.075'
 This is the main parking area for the park. If you are doing the other two caches in the park, "Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty," and "MPEA, Connecting the Trails," I recommend parking at this trail head. After finishing "MPEA, Connecting the Trails," continue down the connector trail, and hang a right at the blue trail to get to this cache. 
Virtual PointN 39° 12.357'
W 76° 54.753'
 first stage 
Virtual PointN 39° 12.366'
W 76° 54.723'
 second stage 
Virtual PointN 39° 12.341'
W 76° 54.658'
 third stage 
Virtual PointN 39° 12.313'
W 76° 54.636'
 fourth stage 
Virtual PointN 39° 12.278'
W 76° 54.554'
 fifth stage 
Virtual PointN 39° 12.251'
W 76° 54.484'
 sixth stage 


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Log Entries    {{found}} 3x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 1x      New Log Entry

9 09 August 2013 cycleangela Cache archived

Cache was archived.

1 05 January 2013 Searcher28 Found it

Found it late this afternoon after making the long hike from Trotter road. I really botched this one. I failed to read the directions closely enough after collecting all of the numbers and I was trying to get to a bogus GZ. Once I realized my mistake, I ended up going around the loop twice. Oh well, it was good exercise. Once at GZ, I spotted some muggles across the river, but they couldn't see what I was doing. Nice container. TNLNSL. TFTC!

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 Trotter Rd. This was nicely set up and a very good hide. I came in after completing MPEA - Connecting Trails. I thought of trying to guess the numbers after I passed the second stage on the way to the first stage, but decided not to and enjoy the cache the way it was intended. Wow, the cache is stuffed full of swag of many types.

I traded two pathtags. I also took the FTF prize that DudleyGrunt so graciously left. Thanks DG! My trek was 3.25 miles round trip. TFTC

1 15 October 2011 Recommendation DudleyGrunt Found it

#3001 - Second find in the park, this morning.   Drove over after finding MPEA - Connecting the Trails and made my way along the waypoints.  Very nice walk and well layed out multi-cache.  Found this one quicly, when I arrimved at GZ and didn't have any problems with entering the final coords, this time.

I took nothing and left 2 musical CD's.  I also left the FTF prize for the 2TF.  I did not some info from the prize and hope to be able to use it later.

Thanks and Happy Trails!