Maryland Geocaching Scavenger Hunt

Maryland Geocaching Scavenger Hunt

Logged as found 3/6/2021 after 7+ years of work!


fake Cow/Bull

#1 fake cow coords      #1 fake cow

2 real Cow/Bull

#2 Real cow coords-2      #2 Real cow-2


horse on a roof

#3 Horse on roof      #3 Horse on roof coords 

#3 horse roof coords-2      #3 horse roof-2


big neon fish

#4 big neon fish      #28 labyrinth coords


really shiny, metallic bird statue

#5 bird statue coords     #5 bird statue


very tall Jolly Roger Pirate (+10ft.)

#6 Jolly Roger coords      #6 Jolly Roger


wooden carving/sculpture (piece of art, not a statue)

#7 wood carving coords      #7 wood carving


metal sculpture (piece of art, not a statue)

#8 Metal sculpture coords      #8 Metal sculpture


stained glass window

#9 stain glass coords     #9 stain glass

10 frieze by Lenore Thomas (Strauss)Greenbelt City Community Center – Greenbelt, MD

#10 Frieze coords #10 Frieze


wall mural

#11 Wall Mural Josh-coords #11 Wall Mural Josh-2    #11 Wall Mural Josh-1  #11 Wall Mural Josh-3  #11 Wall Mural coords     #11 Wall Mural

12 barber pole

n 39 36.502 w 75 50.050    #12 Barber Pole


peace pole

#13 Peace Pole      #13 Peace Pole coords


coin-operated binoculars

#14 binoculars coords      #14 binoculars


penny smashing machine

#15 penny smashing machine      #15 penny smashing machine coords



#16 sundial      #16 sundial coords


phone-booth (not just a payphone)

#17 Phone Booth      #17 Phone Booth coords

#17 phone booth-2-coords     #17 phone booth-2


big, old-fashioned neon sign (not a small one hanging in a store/restaurant)

#18 neon sign coords      #18 neon sign-1     #18 neon sign-2


structure from The Enchanted Forest – Ellicott City

#19 Enchanted Forest-1      #19 Enchanted Forest-2      #19 Enchanted Forest coords

20 larger-than-usual American Flag

n 39 42.941 w 75 56.468    #20 large flag

21 American Flag and Maryland Flag flying together

n 39 36.512 w 75 49.683     #21 both flags


Alex Haley statue-Annapolis City Dock

#22 Alex Haley statue coords      #22 Alex Haley statue

23 Jim Henson AND Kermit statueAdele H. Stamp Student Union – College Park, MD

#23 Jim Henson coords #23 Jim Henson

24 The “Point of Failure”

#24 Point of Failure coords #24 Point of Failure


Testudo the Turtle

#25 Testudo Turtle coords      #25 Testudo Turtle


True Grit statue

#26 true grit-coords     #26 true grit


ship’s anchor, on land

#27 Anchor on land coords     #27 Anchor on land coords-2



#28 labyrinth      #4 big neon fish coords


shoes hanging from telephone/electrical wire

#29 shoes hanging coords      #29 shoes hanging


llama farm

#30 Llama Farm coords      #30 Llama Farm



#31 Castle coords      #31 Castle



#32 Carousel coords     #32 Carousel


roller coaster

#33 roller coaster coords      #33 roller coaster


cobblestone street

#34 Cobblestone street coords      #34 Cobblestone street


roadside historical marker

#35 historical marker coords      #35 historical marker

36 really big, inedible birthday cake (this item no longer required, skip it or add a “wild card” item; see our log on April 6 below)

big golf ball (2-D or 3-D; doesn’t have to be spherical)

#37 big golf ball coords      #37 big golf ball

38 bank sign with time and temperature display

#38 bank temp #38 bank time and temp coords #38 bank time


airplane flying closely overhead during takeoff/landing

#39 Close airplane coords      #39 Close airplane


indoor or outdoor rock climbing wall

#40 rock climbing wall      #40 rock climbing wall coords



#41 Gazebo coords      #41 Gazebo


ducks or geese in a pond

#43 ducks on pond      #43 ducks on pond coords


an outdoor map that says “You are Here”

#43 You are here coords      #43 You are here


Tiny Often Empty Park –

#44 tiny often empty park coords      #44 tiny often empty park


dog park

#45 dog park coords      #45 dog park

46 Veterans Memorial Park* (sign must say “…Veterans Memorial…”)


CAM cache park*

#47 CAM park fair hill coords      #47 CAM park fair hill


Park Ranger

#48 Park Ranger coords      #48 Park Ranger


kids playground with metal equipment, no new plastic stuff

#49 Metal Playground coords     #49 Metal Playground coords-2


beaver “stump” & The Culprit

#50 Beaver stump coords      #50 Beaver stump

2014-08-02-Cecil-College-Trail-59      2014-08-02-Cecil-College-Trail-65


you performing significant CITO near a cache site

#51-Cito-coords      #51-Cito


2000+ feet elevation (must show elev. display on GPSr or sign listing the elevation)

#52 elevation coords #52 elevation-2  #52 elevation-1 #52 elevation-4  #52 elevation-3



#53 Waterfall


your bare feet in the sand

#54 #55 Barefeet and Sunrise coords      #54 Barefeet


sunrise or sunset on the water

#55 Sunrise      #54 #55 Barefeet and Sunrise coords



#56 boardwalk coords      #56 boardwalk


a DeLorme MD/DE Atlas; everyone has one, right?

#57 Delorme      #57 Delorme coords


an MML Geotrail Town Sign* (i.e. “Welcome to …”) must be a different town than #59

#58 MML town coords      #58 MML town


Shire Town main building* (town hall, city hall, court house, etc.) must be a different town than #58

#59 Shire Town Building coords      #59 Shire Town Building


a former MGS core member/officer

CAM 2014 picnic coords      #60 former officer


a current MGS core member/officer

CAM 2014 picnic coords      #61 current officer


The MGS Banner

CAM 2014 picnic coords      #62 MGS Banner


Living TB (MD cacher with a TB tattoo, T-shirt, etc.)

#63 living TB      #63 living TB coords


Non-living TB that is too big to fit into a regular sized cache (can’t be the same as #63)

#64 nonliving trackable coords      #64 nonliving trackable


a geo-pup

#65 geopup coords      #65 geopups

66 EMT/EMS statue (NOT a firefighter)


9/11 memorial

#67 911 memorial coords      #67 911 memorial


Vietnam War Memorial

#68 & 70 Vietnam WW2 Memorial      #68 & 70 Vietnam WW2 Memorial coords


Civil War Memorial

#69 Civil War memorial      #69 Civil War memorial coords


WWI or WWII Memorial (other than Peace Cross)

#68 & 70 Vietnam WW2 Memorial coords     #68 & 70 Vietnam WW2 Memorial


Peace Cross

#71 Peace Cross coords      #71 Peace Cross-2


submarine (Naval, not sandwich)

#72 submarine     #72 submarine-coords

73 torpedo


static aircraft display

#74 Static Aircraft      #74 Static Aircraft coords


static ground forces equipment display (tank, artillery, etc.)

#75 Tank coords      #75 Tank


static train display

#76 Static Train coords      #76 Static Train

77 wooden airplane

#77 Wooden Airplane coords #77 Wooden Airplane



#78 paddle boat coords      #78 paddle boat

79 checkered water tower


Japanese pagoda

#80 Japanese pagoda coords      #80 Japanese pagoda


Stonemasons lodge AKA Masonic Temple

#81 Masonic Lodge coords      #81 Masonic Lodge



#82 Mansion coords      #82 Mansion


Chesapeake Bay Bridge viewed from land (i.e. not on the bridge)

#83 Bay Bridge from land coords      #83 Bay Bridge from land

84 a raised drawbridge – From 2016


truss bridge for railroad

#85 Truss Bridge      #85 Truss Bridge coords



#86 lighthouse coords      #86 lighthouse


frolf/Frisbee-golf basket

#87 frolf coords      #87 frolf


tennis bubble (indoor tennis court)

#88 Tennis Bubble coords      #88 Tennis Bubble


Minor League Baseball stadium

#89 Minor league field coords      #89 Minor league field


horse racing track

#90 Horse track      #90 Horse track coords



#91 Diner coords      #91 Diner


OYR Wanna Be restaurant

#92 OYR Wanna Be coords      #92 OYR Wanna Be


indy (non-chain) ice-cream parlor

#93 indy ice cream coords     #93 indy ice cream


indy (non-chain) coffee shop

#94 Indy Coffee Shop coords      #94 Indy Coffee Shop


farmers market (must be functioning)

#95 Farm market coords      #95 Farm market


a “pick-your-own…” farm

#96 u-pick farm coords      #96 u-pick farm

97 Hog motorcycle dealership

#97 Hog motorcycle dealership     #97 Hog motorcycle dealership coords


Gigantic Scandinavian furniture store

#98 Ikea coords      #98 Ikea


red-and-white striped Italian ice parlor

#99 Ritas coords      #99 Ritas


Maryland blue crab (real or fake)

#100 Crab      #100 Crab coords

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Found Alaskan Heaven thanks to an Alaskan Angel & Geocaching

I can’t believe I get to write another story about the luckiest boy in the world going on a road trip. Once again, I packed up my favorite camPERVan, Pervvie, this time the destination is Alaska. A teenage dream is finally coming to realization. Driving from home in Maryland to Alaska. Geocaching goals are pretty limited for this road trip. I say that now yet somehow, geocaching will find its way to consume me. Probably some challenge that I don’t even know exists yet (turns out, that thing is chasing D/T’s). My top goal is my last remaining year 2000 in the USA (DONE!) . That’s in Sitka. Other than that, I hope to find all the types in each state and for each date when possible. The top 1000 favorites, I’m getting close to 70% I think. And then of course anything else awesome that catches my eye for no apparent reason. Other stupid checklist goal, playing frisbee in each state. I hope to check off a few of the northern states as I make my way across the land (also done!).

This is the story of me being visited by an Alaskan Angel named Ed. He descended upon me in an ‘87 Toyota Corolla. He first ridiculed me for my chosen location, and then directed me to a spot I was sure I could not get to. He ridiculed me for thinking that as well. What at first was a failed attempt at finding a 10 year lonely multi geocache, turned into 2 days in heaven.

This is mostly just my log from a geocache I found:

This is the story of a lonely multicache that I was excited for, then depressed over, then it changed my life forever. I’m going to start by saying that both stage 1 and 2 both look like they could have been placed yesterday. Recently at an Alaskan Event, I heard conversation that had 3 key words in it. Multi, lonely, and Star Wars…or Trek, I dunno). Multicache is what really grabbed my attention. At the end of the event, we formed a human pyramid, took some pics, and parted ways. I researched this multicache. The puzzle looked straight forward. Thankfully, my best pal Josh is just the kind of dork I needed for this puzzle. He said it took even his nerdy ass a lot of googling to come up with an answer. I took his info out to stage 1. I looked for quite a while, in all the wrong directions. Then as I hung my head with sadness, there it was. I opened it, thinking I might be the first in almost 10 years. What if the puzzle is unreadable? Nope, looks like it was put there yesterday. Amazing. Been here since 2005 I think? Wow. I did the homework and got new information. I plugged it in and started my way to the final. I got to an intersection that locals know well. I as a traveler did not. I turned back. The weather was awful, raining, dreary, just not that pleasant. I could not see 100 feet due to fog. But I was in Alaska having fun! Whatever I was feeling over this lack of multicache, let’s call it depression just for relatability, I need to get ahold of myself. Depression could also be coming from a recent retarded, yet important, loss to the universe. I pulled into a rock quarry that had 2 higher than normal DT’s. I was going to treat myself to those, a nice climb and stretch, get out of this multi-funk. I made a short loop out for those 2, great climbs, quick finds. Then I returned to the van and restrategized. As I sat catching up on real life a bit, watching a funny video my Juggalo pal sent me, and enjoying a smoke, a drunken Alaskan Angel descending upon me in an 87 Toyota Corolla. His name was Ed. He was giving me crap for having this nice van and camping out at a rock quarry. I made sure to let him know I was not doing that, told him there were geocaches here, he told me I was wrong, I told him where I wanted to go, down the road a bit. Ed then gave me hope in life and told me that even though that sign said one thing, people tow boats that 14 miles all the time. Great news! I don’t even have a boat in tow. I immediately got restarted with such a vigor. Socked in with weather almost the entire day, the clouds broke a bit for views from the top. Gorgeous. What a view. It was a loooooong search for the prize. I almost gave up. I am not used to that kind of a hide. Sounds silly now that I type it. The pressure that was released upon opening, such a sweet sound. And I am pretty sure that trackup&glacierkitten left a toot behind as a 10-year surprise. A happy dance occurred. What a great adventure, thanks for providing. Favorite point obvs.

After the multi experience I continued alone to the end of the Bennett Highway. Thanks to Ed, I knew I could. I’m in a 4wd lifted, and well-prepared sprinter. It was a tough road in for sure, not our worst. The rain made parts treacherous. At the end was by far my most amazing spot of heaven that I have been directed to yet. I have found a lot of amazing places because of GC, but this was b/c of a local, so much better, I think. Once I got there, the skies cleared completely. I had perfect blue skies, grazing wispy clouds, and a river singing to me. I could not believe it, again Alaska shows me all the weather options in a single day. It remained perfect, with just enough breeze to keep the skeeters off my peter. I could not believe my luck, and at the same time could. I do claim to be the luckiest boy in the world. I can’t wait to see how that bites me in the ass one day. I stayed there the day, overnight and half the next day. My time there I saw 3 other humans, 2 boats, and I swear to your dog, a partridge in a pear tree. When I left, I stopped for a couple other 4 year lonely hides along the Bennett Highway. I only left for other nonsense GC checklists. Believe it or not, another multi.

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