This cache is one of a series of caches hidden along the "fire road" on top of Cacapon Mountain in the beautiful Cacapon Resort State Park. This scenic state park is located just off of Route 522 in WV, not very far north of Winchester, VA.
When you enter the park, just follow the signs to the Mountain Overlook. The parking lot/overlook coordinates are N 39 28.243 W 078 20.646. The road to the overlook starts out paved and turns to gravel for about 4 miles to get you to the top. For trucks and Jeeps, this will be a breeze, but any car that doesn’t have a very low clearance shouldn’t have any trouble as the road is maintained pretty well. While the road to the top is closed from October to March, as far as I can tell the trails remain open year round. There is a 5 mile loop that will get you to the top if you’re up for a hiking challenge. The normal park hours are 6 AM till dark.
Visit www.cacaponresort.com for detailed park information.
The cache is placed off the gated fire road heading to the north of the overlook.
The gate is at N 39 28.266 W 078 20.626. The idea is to enjoy the hike and only bushwhack when necessary. There is very little undergrowth here so it's not really even bushwhacking.
This is the end of our journey on this mountain, friends. Earlier plans had us continuing this series on up the fire road further north. Unfortunately, the trail past here seems to not be maintained as well making biking a whole lot "less fun". Our coords have this cache at 4.4 miles from the parking lot. For us, that's about as far as we can push a hike. This cache is placed just off the trail overlooking the cliffs/rocks. You do NOT need to climb down the cliffs. The cache is on fairly level terrain.
Please pay attention to your surroundings. These rocks are home to some creatures you do NOT want to not blunder into. Walking sticks are useful items for poking into places you wouldn't want to put your hands into. Please be careful...
The cache itself is a medium sized ammo can, initially containing various swag.
The Wandering Panhandlers