Skip to Content

Traditional Geocache

Cacapon Mountain - The Meander

A cache by The Wandering Panhandlers Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 6/29/2008
In West Virginia, United States
2 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!


How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:

This cache has been approved by the:

This cache is one of a series of caches hidden along the "fire road" on top of Cacapon Mountain in the beautiful Cacapon Resort State Park. This scenic state park is located just off of Route 522 in WV, not very far north of Winchester, VA.

When you enter the park, just follow the signs to the Mountain Overlook. The parking lot/overlook coordinates are N 39 28.243 W 078 20.646. The road to the overlook starts out paved and turns to gravel for about 4 miles to get you to the top. For trucks and Jeeps, this will be a breeze, but any car that doesn’t have a very low clearance shouldn’t have any trouble as the road is maintained pretty well. While the road to the top is closed from October to March, as far as we can tell the trails remain open year round. There is a 5 mile loop that will get you to the top if you’re up for a hiking challenge. The normal park hours are 6 AM till dark.

Visit for detailed park information.

The cache is placed off the gated fire road heading to the north of the overlook. The gate is at N 39 28.266 W 078 20.626. The idea is to enjoy the hike and only bushwhack when necessary. There is very little undergrowth here so it's not really even bushwhacking. Our coords have this cache at 1.1 miles from the parking lot. For this one, you can pretty much cut off the trail where your GPSr tells you to.

Please pay attention to your surroundings. These rocks are home to some creatures you do NOT want to not blunder into. Walking sticks are useful items for poking into places you wouldn't want to put your hands into. Please be careful...

The cache itself is a medium sized ammo can, initially containing some geocaching buttons, a couple of dice, and other assorted trade items, as well as a log book and pencil.


The Wandering Panhandlers

Congrats to Akroy Venslaka on the FTF!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre ebpx arne gur rqtr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



100 Logged Visits

Found it 89     Write note 3     Publish Listing 1     Owner Maintenance 3     Update Coordinates 4     

View Logbook | View the Image Gallery of 5 images

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:34:14 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:34 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

Return to the Top of the Page