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

Recent Posts

PA Grand Canyon getaway April 2022

HERE is an album of pictures I took, mostly waterfalls.

Wow! What a great weekend away in my campervan with my best non-geocaching buddy, Chappy. We left home on a Friday morning with a weekend planned at the PA Grand Canyon. It was an amazing weekend of outdoor fun, with an amazing friend, all happening under the umbrella of perfect spring weather. We left Maryland Friday and took our time getting to Leonard Harris state park. This is where we would sleep with each other in my campervan for 2 nights. On the drive up we stopped for some fun sites, a meal, and a few geocaches. Chappy is not a geocacher, but he indulged me in my obsessions.

On Saturday, our first full day, we started early with the hike down and back on the east side of the Pine Creek Gorge Turkey Trail. After that, out to the overlooks. I took waterfall photos and am very happy with how some of them turned out. Regroup for a quick snack and then onto bike riding on the Pine Creek rail trail. We did 25 miles total on bikes, just over 12 out and back to where we parked. From the parking we then went another mile north on the rail trail, finding the 3 geocaches from Darling Run parking and north. Chappy is not a geocacher, so he could not care less, but also was very understanding and indulging about my addiction and personal needs. 25 miles of riding my bike, and 3 geocaches. That has to be a record for a geocacher.

After a long day on this side of the creek, we crossed over to Colton State Park. We drove along the creek side road to Chimney Hollow waterfall. I wanted to be here to get some pictures of the waterfall just before sunset. I think they turned out great. We never did find the trail up to the top and simply walk the creek all the way up. We did see a semblance of a trail to get us down 100 times easier. It was quite an adventure just to get some waterfall pictures. Well worth every second.

After this unbelievably fun and adventurous day, it was time for a steak dinner in the nearby town of Wellsboro.

Back to our campsite and a night’s sleep in my camPERVan.

The next morning started lazily with some breakfast and coffee at the campsite. After that we went back across to Colton State Park and walked a bunch of the miles of trails over there. We ran into a Boy Scout pack from New Jersey on the orange trail, and learned all about the possible overnight backpacking options in the future.

Throughout the weekend I found mystery caches and multi caches on days I needed them to fill the calendar. That’s one nice thing about traveling further away from home.

I had a great weekend of fun, excitement and adventure while camping and playing outside with one of my best pals and my favorite thing, my CAMperVAN! 

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