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Traditional Geocache

Palisades: Bombay Hook

A cache by polskikrol
Hidden : 8/9/2010
In New Jersey, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Cache Location: Palisades Interstate Park

Parking: PIPC Headquarters Parking (Waypoint PARK01)

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset (Weather Conditions Permitting)

Cache Type: Ammo Can

Trail Map: NYNJTC Hudson Palisades Trails Map #108/109


Palisades Interstate Park

The Palisades Interstate Park was created in 1900, in response to concern over the quarrying of the Palisades. The new park was formally dedicated in 1909. Before the creation of the park, all of the Palisades had been in private hands, the lower portion, along the river, consisting mostly of riverfront villages, the cliff top mostly either wood lots or the site of large summer estates.

The New Jersey section of the Palisades Interstate Park encompasses about 2,500 acres along the Hudson River from Fort Lee to the New Jersey state line, where it continues into New York State. It is a long narrow park averaging less than an eighth of a mile wide.

The Palisades is a unique geological formation offering stunning views of Manhattan and the Hudson River, not to mention its own imposing splendor.


Cache Description

The cache is hidden off the beaten path at Bombay Hook. The Long Path should be taken until reaching Herd Path Start (REF01). This unmarked overgrown path follows close to the Palisade's cliff edge toward Bombay Hook. Along the way be sure to stop by Man-In-The-Rock Pillar View Point (REF02). At 70 feet, Bombay Hook's Man-in-the-Rock is the highest and most isolated conspicuous pillar of rock of all the Palisades. Additionally, about 30 feet from the cache there is an excellent view point with the High Point Reference #1 (Benchmark) (REF03) embedded in the rock. Can you find the actual benchmark (KU4051)? Enjoy this section of the Palisades seldom visited!

References:

NY/NJ Trail Conference

Palisades Interstate Park

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Last Updated: on 11/4/2014 5:25:57 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (1:25 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum