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Christmas Crueltree - OU0372

 This cache is located in a city park near a historic train station that serves Amtrak's Texas Eagle passengers.

Hidden by  kbulgrien

N 32° 29.624' W 94° 43.755' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Texas
 Cache Type: Traditional
 Size: Small
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 25 November 2011
 Date Created: 26 November 2011
 Last Modified: 09 February 2015
 Waypoint: OU0372
 Also Listed On: Geocaching.com

 


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Quick Cache Kid Friendly Big Rig Friendly Wheelchair Access Bring Your Own Pen Available in Winter Historic Site Limited Hours Stealth Required 

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Description   EN   

Amtrak's Longview station is east of downtown, and is a former Texas & Pacific Railway passenger station.
(visit link)

The Longview station is purportedly the 4th busiest along the Texas Eagle route. Part of the reason is that it serves as a connecting point for motorcoach services to and from Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana, as well as Nacogdoches, Houston, and Galveston, Texas.

One can often observe buses parked adjacent to a play area on the west end of the station parking lot. Please do not park in the over-size spaces designated for use by the coaches.

The cache is located in the play and picnic area located right beside the entrance to the station parking lot. The play area features a climb-on locomotive along with a couple of other pieces of play equipment. Picnic tables are scattered about, and a number of Crepe Myrtle trees line the fence between the park area and the rail yard.

While you are here, see if you can see something odd about the Crepe Myrtle trees. It is pretty sad to see what irresponsibility does to living things. On the other hand, it is pretty neat to see that these trees heal so quickly.

The park area is well lit at night, with many of the Crepe Myrtles having accent lighting placed at their bases, but do please observe the posted park hours of 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Train enthusiasts are periodically seen about. The station is adjacent to a fairly busy switching yard.

The cache is an army green waterproof match container that contains only a log sheet. Bring your own pen or pencil.

Additional Hints   Decrypt

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1 02 May 2014 K13 Found it

I have had this on my radar for a while, and finally had the chance today to get by here. This is a really good hide.

The location was empty of people this afternoon, but some of the last visitors left their beer cans and whiskey bottles on the ground by the picnic tables.  It must have been a good party for them.

It is amazing how the trees refused to be choked by the lights and their wires. Interesting history on the marker, too. Thanks for the reason to visit this little park.

ETA: I used the coords from the Big Green cache listing site. Have they been updated here?

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Trees are SURVIVORS!
Trees are SURVIVORS!