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Jockey's Ridge - Protecting the Shore - OU038E

 A hike over the dunes on a nature trail to learn about the shore

Hidden by  obxgeek

N 35° 57.558' W 75° 38.327' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > North Carolina
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 30 December 2011
 Date Created: 01 January 2012
 Last Modified: 01 January 2012
 Waypoint: OU038E


{{found}} 1 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 1 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
2266 Visitors
1 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
GeoKrety History

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Cache Attributes

Kid Friendly Thorns Bring Your Own Pen Available in Winter Limited Hours Special Equipment Required Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

To access this cache you will need to visit the Jockeys Ridge State Park Visitor Center.  There you can get the Tracks in the Sand trail map that will help you on your way.

*Warning* This cache will take you on a hike across the sand dunes.  It could take you an hour or more for this hike so bringing water along could be important.  Also use sunscreen and be aware of your surroundings.  Small children may get tired out but will love playing in "The biggest sand box EVER!" as some kids called it on our way to create this cache.  Please read the additional warnings the park has posted for traveling on the dunes.

Be aware that this area has limited access hours.  You can find them on the website at

From their site here are the posted hours:

November-February: 8 am — 6 pm Visitor Center: 9 am — 5 pm

March, October: 8 am — 8 pm Visitor Center: 9 am — 5 pm

April, May, September: 8 am — 8 pm Visitor Center: 9 am — 6 pm

June – August: 8 am — 9 pm Visitor Center: 9 am — 6 pm

Do not enter the park while it is close.

After you stop at the visitor center make your way along the board walk onto the dunes.

Now you can allow your GPS to help lead you but enjoy the self guided nature trail (Tracks in the Sand) on your way.

When you get to the posted coordinates be sure to not cross any of the roped off areas as they are off limits and even if your GPS thinks you need to go in there is no reason to for this cache.  You should be near Point 8 on the guided trail.

To Log this cache

1. At the coordinates posted you will find an information board near by.  Read about the project to protect the shore in this area.  Find the section about the Oyster Sill and take note of the number of feet of shells that are used.  This will be the password to log the cache

2. Go to the post that is the farthest to the right while looking at the water.  Set your camera on top of the post and center the pole with the Osprey nest in your shot and take a picture of the shore and the sound and post it with your log. 

This will allow everyone to see how this project has helped change the face of this shoreline over time.

Additional Waypoints

 Symbol   Type   Coordinates  Description
Parking AreaN 35° 57.900'
W 75° 37.990'
 Parking area for the state park 


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

1 17 February 2012 Great Scott Found it

Nice walk in the sand dunes.  Don't think I would do it in the summer.. The view at the site was a little dreary today.  I will have to come back on a clear day to take it in again. Thanks for showing me this spot.
Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
Protecting the Shore
Protecting the Shore

3 30 December 2011 obxgeek Comment

Our family was out to create this cache today and here is an example of the picture for this cache.  Try to match your picture to this one.
Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
Example Logging Picture
Example Logging Picture