This cache is located along the Laurel Trail. In late spring when the Mountain Laurel are in bloom this is a beautiful site to behold. Find the cache hidden in typical Pinelands fashion.
This cache is a part of the Bike Challenge series. After you find the cache, locate and make a note of the number on a wooden block in plain site nailed to a nearby tree. You will need this number to solve the puzzle to find Bike Challenge 5 - Final Destination. Disregard any letters you may see on trees or any letter/number combinations that you may see on posts.
Estell Manor Park, Atlantic County, NJ is the site of the Bethlehem Loading Company ammunition factory which was in operation during World War I and then abandoned. There are traces and ruins from this factory throughout the park - especially the northern part.
Be sure to follow all precautions for exposure to mosquitoes, ticks and chiggers as there are marshes and grassy areas in this park, which are favorable habitats for all of these bugs.
Leave No Trace is posted in many places in this park. Please respect this philosophy when looking for the cache. Instead of kicking the pine needles and leaves aside or upturning logs and branches, try poking around ground zero with a walking stick or a pole. You might be surprised on how quickly you find the cache. Please put everything back the way you find it to preserve the park and the experience for the next cacher.
This cache can be reached along existing trails without violating the restrictions on bikes that are in place for some other trails. Refer to a trail map and explore the park to find a trail that complies with park guidelines. The boardwalks on the Swamp Trail as well as some other areas are off limits to all but hikers.
The cache is a small round lock & lock container.