In West Virginia, United States
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A family-friendly cache hidden along the Patterson Trail, near three spectacular overlooks, in historic Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, south of Summersville, West Virginia.
For more details on the history, attractions and facilities of this fine state park, please visit their official web site: CLICK HERE.
To get to the park from U.S. Route 19, go west on State Route 129 for approximately 5 miles. Then turn left onto Carnifex Ferry Road. From there, it is about one mile to the park. There are several parking areas, but the one closest to the cache is across from the softball field. There is a short connector path right behind the field that intersects with Patterson Trail not too far from the hiding place. If you are searching during the winter months and find this area closed, go back and park at Patterson House. Directly across the road is Patterson Trail. Just follow your GPS from there. While you are searching for the cache, bring along your camera and take time to visit Copperhead, Pillow Rapids and the Picnic Overlooks. You won't be sorry! There are great views of the Gauley River far below. If you come in the fall when nearby Summersville Lake is being lowered to winter pool, you may get the chance to watch whitewater rafters and kayakers making their way down the river.
Cache is in a 23 oz. Lock & Lock container with an orange West Virginia State Parks "Official Geocache" sticker. Initial contents are: 2 glass "gems", 2 spider rings, a F.R.O.G. coin, toy lizard, 2 plastic coins, toy car, dice, toy police badge, button magnet, 2 foreign coins, and a log book with pen.
SPECIAL NOTE: The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources discourages off-trail hiking in state parks as it negatively impacts the environment. This cache is hidden only 10 feet from the edge of the trail, so please refrain from taking shortcuts or engaging in unnecessary bushwhacking during your search.
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Last Updated: on 10/15/2013 12:14:01 PM Pacific Daylight Time (7:14 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum