Maryland Geocaching Scavenger Hunt

Maryland Geocaching Scavenger Hunt

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

1

fake Cow/Bull

#1 fake cow coords      #1 fake cow

2 real Cow/Bull

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

3

horse on a roof

#3 Horse on roof      #3 Horse on roof coords 

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

4

big neon fish

#4 big neon fish      #28 labyrinth coords

5

really shiny, metallic bird statue

#5 bird statue coords     #5 bird statue

6

very tall Jolly Roger Pirate (+10ft.)

#6 Jolly Roger coords      #6 Jolly Roger

7

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

#7 wood carving coords      #7 wood carving

8

metal sculpture (piece of art, not a statue)

#8 Metal sculpture coords      #8 Metal sculpture

9

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

11

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

13

peace pole

#13 Peace Pole      #13 Peace Pole coords

14

coin-operated binoculars

#14 binoculars coords      #14 binoculars

15

penny smashing machine

#15 penny smashing machine      #15 penny smashing machine coords

16

sundial

#16 sundial      #16 sundial coords

17

phone-booth (not just a payphone)

#17 Phone Booth      #17 Phone Booth coords

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

18

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

19

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

22

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

25

Testudo the Turtle

#25 Testudo Turtle coords      #25 Testudo Turtle

26

True Grit statue

#26 true grit-coords     #26 true grit

27

ship’s anchor, on land

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

28

labyrinth

#28 labyrinth      #4 big neon fish coords

29

shoes hanging from telephone/electrical wire

#29 shoes hanging coords      #29 shoes hanging

30

llama farm

#30 Llama Farm coords      #30 Llama Farm

31

castle

#31 Castle coords      #31 Castle

32

carousel

#32 Carousel coords     #32 Carousel

33

roller coaster

#33 roller coaster coords      #33 roller coaster

34

cobblestone street

#34 Cobblestone street coords      #34 Cobblestone street

35

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)
37

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

39

airplane flying closely overhead during takeoff/landing

#39 Close airplane coords      #39 Close airplane

40

indoor or outdoor rock climbing wall

#40 rock climbing wall      #40 rock climbing wall coords

41

gazebo

#41 Gazebo coords      #41 Gazebo

42

ducks or geese in a pond

#43 ducks on pond      #43 ducks on pond coords

43

an outdoor map that says “You are Here”

#43 You are here coords      #43 You are here

44

Tiny Often Empty Park – http://coord.info/GC169CP

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

45

dog park

#45 dog park coords      #45 dog park

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

47

CAM cache park*

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

48

Park Ranger

#48 Park Ranger coords      #48 Park Ranger

49

kids playground with metal equipment, no new plastic stuff

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

50

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

51

you performing significant CITO near a cache site

#51-Cito-coords      #51-Cito

52

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

#53 Waterfall

54

your bare feet in the sand

#54 #55 Barefeet and Sunrise coords      #54 Barefeet

55

sunrise or sunset on the water

#55 Sunrise      #54 #55 Barefeet and Sunrise coords

56

boardwalk

#56 boardwalk coords      #56 boardwalk

57

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

#57 Delorme      #57 Delorme coords

58

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

#58 MML town coords      #58 MML town

59

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

60

a former MGS core member/officer

CAM 2014 picnic coords      #60 former officer

61

a current MGS core member/officer

CAM 2014 picnic coords      #61 current officer

62

The MGS Banner

CAM 2014 picnic coords      #62 MGS Banner

63

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

#63 living TB      #63 living TB coords

64

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

65

a geo-pup

#65 geopup coords      #65 geopups

66 EMT/EMS statue (NOT a firefighter)

67

9/11 memorial

#67 911 memorial coords      #67 911 memorial

68

Vietnam War Memorial

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

69

Civil War Memorial

#69 Civil War memorial      #69 Civil War memorial coords

70

WWI or WWII Memorial (other than Peace Cross)

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

71

Peace Cross

#71 Peace Cross coords      #71 Peace Cross-2

72

submarine (Naval, not sandwich)

#72 submarine     #72 submarine-coords

73 torpedo

74

static aircraft display

#74 Static Aircraft      #74 Static Aircraft coords

75

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

#75 Tank coords      #75 Tank

76

static train display

#76 Static Train coords      #76 Static Train

77 wooden airplane

#77 Wooden Airplane coords #77 Wooden Airplane

78

paddle-boat

#78 paddle boat coords      #78 paddle boat

79 checkered water tower

80

Japanese pagoda

#80 Japanese pagoda coords      #80 Japanese pagoda

81

Stonemasons lodge AKA Masonic Temple

#81 Masonic Lodge coords      #81 Masonic Lodge

82

mansion*

#82 Mansion coords      #82 Mansion

83

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

85

truss bridge for railroad

#85 Truss Bridge      #85 Truss Bridge coords

86

lighthouse

#86 lighthouse coords      #86 lighthouse

87

frolf/Frisbee-golf basket

#87 frolf coords      #87 frolf

88

tennis bubble (indoor tennis court)

#88 Tennis Bubble coords      #88 Tennis Bubble

89

Minor League Baseball stadium

#89 Minor league field coords      #89 Minor league field

90

horse racing track

#90 Horse track      #90 Horse track coords

91

diner

#91 Diner coords      #91 Diner

92

OYR Wanna Be restaurant

#92 OYR Wanna Be coords      #92 OYR Wanna Be

93

indy (non-chain) ice-cream parlor

#93 indy ice cream coords     #93 indy ice cream

94

indy (non-chain) coffee shop

#94 Indy Coffee Shop coords      #94 Indy Coffee Shop

95

farmers market (must be functioning)

#95 Farm market coords      #95 Farm market

96

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

98

Gigantic Scandinavian furniture store

#98 Ikea coords      #98 Ikea

99

red-and-white striped Italian ice parlor

#99 Ritas coords      #99 Ritas

100

Maryland blue crab (real or fake)

#100 Crab      #100 Crab coords

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On to San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, and a Phillies game

Day 45:
Today I met Xavier, or just X, hands-down the coolest dog of my trip.
I checked into and woke up at a hotel in Davis this morning. Not much geocaching will happen today. I need to catch up on real life work, obligations, and process through some of the pictures I have taken. I had to drop my van, Pervvie, off at La Mesa for a window replacement. I got her there 1st thing, and they were done by 11am. Amazing. I spent most of the day in front of the computer, but when I did venture out, I found a super cute doggie geocache, and I failed at 1 multi cache. Hopefully I will rectify that tomorrow. I did get a lot of other things accomplished today, including a nice chunk of catch up work.

Day 46:
11,700 miles and counting.
This is the day I checked out of the hotel in Davis California. I spent most of the morning and early afternoon doing computer stuff, pictures, blog etc. I have weeks worth of picture processing to catch up on, and I got a nice hunk done. On the way out of town I made a point to find some highly favorited and important geocaches.
My intent is to make it to the Napa old one, and then hopefully sleep at the Golden Gate Bridge. I started my day at a graveyard I finished my day at yesterday. I was wrapping up a multicache. Thank you to the CO for leading a blind guy in the dark. Are these wild turkeys always here because they feast on corpses?
I made out OK on my way out of the town of Davis. I spent a few hours navigating around a completely empty college town. It was the perfect day to drive wherever I want, whenever I want, and park anywhere I want. I found most everything I look for, but had a few disappointing DNF’s as well. Now I’m headed toward San Fran, with a stop in Napa.
My time in Napa went perfectly as planned. I jogged part of the way out, and all the way back, after finding the old ones along the skyline Ridge Trail. When I finished my jog back near parking, I had enough sunlight to do the multi nearby. That one was a lot of fun and very cute.
After that I started heading towards the ocean. It’s impossible to drive directly west at sunset, so I pulled over and had a pizza and some Dr Pepper. From there I drove to the Golden Gate Bridge and scouted out different overlooks. I found the perfect one and pulled in there for the evening. I took pictures throughout the night of a lit up Golden Gate Bridge. I then woke up pre-sunrise and got ready to take pictures first thing in the morning of the sun rising over/under the Golden Gate Bridge. Everything went perfectly. That pull off I slept at is a bit of a rowdy party area. Those kids, am I right?

Day 47:
11,800 miles and counting.
I woke up overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. I took pictures of the bridge in the middle of the night and then woke up in time to catch pre-sunrise and sunrise at the Golden Gate Bridge. Everything went perfect.
Now my hope is to go into San Francisco proper and bebop around there for a while on a Sunday, before a Labor Day holiday. My hopes are the city will be abandoned and empty.
Immediately after sunrise I headed to San Francisco proper. I was going to come into the city and drive around until it aggravated me to no end, and I had to split. But I at least had to get started. It was so early and a Sunday and a holiday weekend I assumed that I had the whole place to myself. I started in one area of the most favorited geocaches, mixed in with some personal ones I wanted to find for personal reasons. Obviously I had to take my picture in front of the Fuller House. After that I parked at the marina. I hopped on my bike. I knocked off another five or six fun things in another cluster on the map, by bike. I was really on a roll. It was about that time when I needed to head to the piers, the busy place, the place that terrifies me. I checked if there was a baseball game. There was, and the local ball club was playing the Phillies. I don’t like baseball, but where I come from, everyone roots for the Phillies. I knew I had to go to this game, just to piss off people at home. They already hate me for this road trip. Now they can hate me b/c I saw their team play in San Fran. But then I decided not to do that, I would just keep navigating the city by van.
For what I think is the third time in this adventure, my wife has come to the rescue. Because of my go go go, I have to get things accomplished attitude and actions, I don’t do a lot of stopping and smelling the roses. I had this unbelievable opportunity dropped in my lap. I knew I wanted to walk around in San Fran. My wife told me I simply had to go to the ball game. So, I went back to my van, took a shower in the middle of a parking lot in the middle of San Francisco, put on 100% clean clothes for the first time in days, and I caught an Uber to the ball field. Wouldn’t you know my luck, I buy a ticket from a scalper off the street, and I still end up in the luxury club box area. So, I enjoy a nice gourmet lunch, then go out and sit through a few innings in the heat. Make really nice conversation with the old fella next to me. Then I wander the entire stadium top to bottom left to right, just to see what a baseball field is.
I got all my obligatory pictures and I moved on. Out front to the Willie Mays Hayes statue and then to start a walking journey around town.
I was looking at where I want to be on a map and thinking, I can’t do all that walking. That’s miles and miles of walking. I walk miles and miles and miles all the time. The difference is here I’m scared because it’s a city. It is safe to say that walking might be my favorite thing. It is also safe to say that cities are my least favorite thing. but I do know from historical fact that I can meet those 2 things in the middle, and have a glorious day. Everything will be paved? There’s no sticker bushes or wild animals going to try to kill me? Sounds like the perfect walking conditions, and for some reason I was still hesitant to walk 8 miles.
Even sometimes my idiocy amazes me as much as it does my wife.
Between the food and the Cheebah, San Francisco is the best smelling town I have visited so far.
I did so many amazing geocaches, visited so many amazing places for art, history, and fun, and got a lot of steps in. I almost robbed myself of that, because I am a laser focused buffoon.
I walked myself all the way back to the van, and took myself to the vista point off 101 at the GGB. That is where I will spend the night, and tomorrow will start to venture toward Yosemite for a few nights.

I did start an album of this trip that I am updating as I process. HERE.

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