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Bailey Hill Micro
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The cache is a bison tube located near Bailey Hill.
This hill is named after Sergeant First Class (SFC) Ricky Bailey, US Army Retired. SFC Bailey was an instructor in the Military Science Department at the University of North Alabama (UNA) and had a passion for physical fitness. Every morning the cadets in his class participated in physical training (PT). Each PT session consisted of muscular strength training and cardiovascular endurance. SFC Bailey excelled at both. He would often lead the cadets on runs around Florence. Most runs would end by going up this hill and then back to campus. At the time this hill was unpaved and after running several miles around town the very site of the hill was painful. The cadets started calling the hill "Bailey Hill" and the name stuck.
In 1998 a group of cadets went before the Florence City Council and got the hill officially renamed. A ceremony was held by the mayor and several city officials to present the new marker, officially naming the hill, "Bailey Hill". They also tried to get street renamed from Cumblerland Street to Bailey Hill Road, but couldn't because of an issue with the Emergency 911 addressing system. At the time of placing this cache the marker bearing the name "Bailey Hill" is absent. This maybe a result of the the nearby construction at Wildwood Park.
I rated the terrain 2 because this can be a busy intersection at times and because the foliage in this area may cause your GPSr to be a little off. However, if you park in the right spot you may be able to reach out of your vehicle and retrieve the cache.
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Last Updated: on 5/21/2018 11:34:23 AM Pacific Daylight Time (6:34 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum