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Traditional Geocache

RT66:IL-South of Lexington

A cache by wvhillbilly59 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/14/2008
In Illinois, United States
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Get Your Kicks On Route 66
Enjoy your drive down the Mother Road.

The intent of this series is to point out
historic or unique places along old route 66 between IL and CA. It is NOT meant to be a power trail as caches may be 50 miles or more apart. Stop and enjoy these sights along the way.

This has now been muggled twice and "animaled" once - see first log. I've moved it a ways to a place where you'll not have much trouble finding it but will need a McGuyver tool to extract it. Maybe the muggle will have a tougher time getting it out of this hiding place. I'll put in a better log next time I'm in the neighborhood. If you happen to have one of the preprinted ones for micros, feel free to replace it. Park and get out of your car very carefully. NIGHT caching definitely not recommended.

The original was muggled by someone and is totally gone so I put the replacement in a smaller container. You'll need your own pencil. There is only a log in the new one. and THE NEW CACHE IS ABOUT 10 FEET NORTH of the original.

This is a simple little cache with a few items in it to begin with including a small pencil and log to sign and a TB to get it started.

The cache is between Lexington and Towanda and only a few feet off of the old Mother Road, Route 66. No need to go into the woods. No need to go into the woods. If you are over 6 feet from the pavement, then you are looking in the wrong place. This part of it has been changed into a walking biking trail and this stretch and the bridge nearby are no longer open to motor vehicles. There is a bench near the cache to sit on and ponder where the cache may be found. Route 66 era features of nearby Chenoa include the Historic Matthew T. Scott Home and the Chenoa Pharmacy. There is a sign at Chenoa indicating the place of the Scott House. Lexington Route 66 era features include Patten Cabin, Scrogin Cemetery and G.A.R. Memorial Also, don't miss the nearby Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame and Historic Museum in Pontiac, only a few miles north.

PLEASE SEAL THE LID AND HIDE THE CACHE AT LEAST AS WELL AS YOU FIND IT. The benchmark LC0716 is on the railroad bridge across the still used old Route 66 from this cache. If you decide to check it out, be very careful as the railroad is still very much used for freight and passengers. If you just want to see a picture of it, check out the listing in the benchmark sections for the photo I took last year.

NOTICE: For additional details on the Route 66 project (plans, thoughts, template, etc) or to participate and create Route 66 caches along the "Mother Road" in your area, visit our site at (visit link).

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:34:08 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:34 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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