This series of four caches combines my love for Geacaching, the Tour De France, food, and the little town of Scaggsville. I’ve attempted to bring all four together, as this is part of my favorite bike route, which passes food establishments, and finishes up at a nice park with picnic tables and a playground, next to a reservoir. Of course you are welcome to use a car, but I prefer a bike. You will gather clues from each cache to find the final cache.
I’d like to dedicate this cache to all the riders of the Tour De France who won the yellow jersey, finished, or just qualified to compete, and did it without drugs or any kind of unsporting advantage.
Cache is on church property. Consent has been obtained for cache to be placed here, but please be respectful at all times. Please do not enter the cemetery with your car.
This is a 3 Stage multi-cache. Please use recommended parking coordinates. At the listed coordinates (Stage1), note the dates on all 4 cornerstones along the front of the building. Note that you are actually looking at a church built in 4 stages.
Next enter the cemetery behind the Church and go to the Stage 2 coordinates. Please be respectful of this sacred place. Look to your left for a large tombstone. Now you know how Scaggsville got it’s name. On the tombstone, note the years of birth of Albert, Rhoda and Martha. (You will use Albert’s and Martha’s information to solve TDS4.) Now you are ready to locate the cache.
Continue through the cemetery to the listed trailhead waypoint, which is the beginning of a nature trail. The cache is along the trail. Enjoy the short hike on the trail, which is maintained by Boy Scout Troop 602.
Cache coordinates are: N39 08. AAA W076 53. BBB
For AAA, take the date on the oldest of the 4 cornerstones and subtract 1628.
For BBB, take the date of Rhoda’s birth year and subtract 1543.
Please conceal cache as best as you can. Have fun, and happy caching.