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1st of 3 cache series in Rosa Hartman Park. Complete all 3 and learn the coordinates for a BONUS 4th Cache. An easy on-off from 95.
Park in the lot marked by the BONUS "?" cache and enter the woods. No poison ivy when this was placed, but there may be some in the summer - there were also a few thorns. Finally, to complete the legal disclaimers (!) beware of ticks and other fun creatures of the outdoors.
This is a very underused 17 acre park. I saw several large deer while developing this series as well as a couple of hawks.
Some bushwacking may be required for this phase as the path is not particularly clear - although there is one signed. FTF gets a certificate for posterity and a couple of lottery tix.
This series is intended to be completed in the numbered order.
Regarding the BONUS:
Inside this cache you will find a number. Jot this number down, keep a record and refer to the BONUS page.
Accuracy was 20ft WAAS Enabled.
Rosa Hartman Park borders Laddins Rock Sanctuary in Greenwich.
1956 -- the park land was deeded to the city of Stamford by Jesse Hartman, an executive with the First Stanford Corporation. The park is named for his wife.
1980s -- the city decided to close the park. The park morphed into an illegal dumping ground and enclave for homeless people.
1998 -- the city put the park on the bidder's list after declaring the park underutilized.
The Stamford Golf Centre decided to privatize the site. They planned a sports center with restaurant on the site. Thankfully, Greenwich fought the plan (much of this park is wetland). I can't seem to find any more on what has happened, but the park is still there, it is open and has a nice couple of trails in it.
I figured that while we wait for the legal folk to figure this thing out it would make a great location for a series of caches. Enjoy!
1. Glcvpny Cynpr.
2. Ernpu Uvtu.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum