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CJCC: Tango Traditional Cache

Hidden : 04/09/2009
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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 Central Jersey Checkpoint Challenge
Central Jersey Checkpoint Challenge
Checkpoint Tango

Welcome to Northern Stony Brook Preserve in East Amwell Township. This cache will fulfill your “Tango” requirement for the Central Jersey Checkpoint Challenge.

Please do not bushwhack to the cache. The trail does lead in a circle but it is not too much out of the way. Even though it is a little longer in distance it will not take you any longer in time since the woods contain a lot of sticker bushes and PI which slows down progress. This preserve is very lucky to have nesting ground birds that are endangered. Please do not make their life any more difficult by crashing through the woods when there is a really nice path.

Tango: The Webster definition of Tango is a Latin American Ballroom Dance in 2/4 or 4/4 time. Articles about the dance state that it comes from the backstreets of Buenos Aires and migrated to Parisian high society.  The Tango was the cornerstone of Argentine culture and has lasted for more than a hundred years. It is one of the most expressive and dramatic dances. Although the dance is relatively free-form with more than 20 steps and variations, you can do a lot with two basic moves: the walking or basic step and chasse' step.
The Tango is also a prominent part in the sport of ice dancing. As competitions gained popularity the Tango was incorporated into the list of compulsory dances starting at the simple Canasta Tango, the Fiesta Tango, the Harris Tango and finally the complex Argentine Tango.  There are many you-tube demonstrations of the Tango on the dance floor and on theice .   Inside the Lock and Lock cache container there will be Tango related items and a FTF pin.

Tango the Night Away

                              

 

The 1,062-acre Northern Stony Brook Preserve lies within the Sourland Mountain Range and is part of a network of contiguous preserved properties that extends for 60 miles along the ridge. Open daily from dawn to dusk. Only hiking is permitted; no motorized vehicles, horses or bicycles are allowed, and dogs must be on a leash. The main parking lot is on Mountain Road. There are more than 5 miles of trails through woods, meadows and across streams. The New Jersey Trails is a good source of information and a trail map. This preserve is maintained by D&R Greenway Land Trust.  Deer hunting is allowed by permission of owners. Make sure to wear appropriate blaze or hunter orange clothing when visiting during hunting season. There is no hunting permitted on Sunday.  At the parking lot you can take either trail as they form a loop. It might be tempting to go cross country but that will result in mud, water and loss of blood from stickers. The cache is no more than 30' from the trail.

As part of the Central Jersey Checkpoint series - please note the following additional requirements for those seeking the series FTF prize or geocoins:

  • In order to claim FTF on the Central Jersey Checkpoint Challenge (GC1NJAZ) or 1 of the additional  CeNeJeGeCa coins that will be available you MUST include a picture of your signature from EACH of the 26 checkpoint log books in your log on the Central Jersey Checkpoint Challenge cache.
The above requirement is not necessary to log or claim FTF for THIS cache

Official CJCC Information
Central Jersey Geocachers are sponsoring the Central Jersey Checkpoint Challenge series. This challenge series is intended to take geocachers on a tour of Central New Jersey (loosely defined as north of 195 and south of 78) while finding caches placed by Central Jersey geocachers. On the tour we hope you will find Central Jersey an interesting and beautiful part of our great state.

This challenge series includes 26 checkpoint caches (naming based on the NATO phonetic alphabet) and the final - Central Jersey Checkpoint Challenge (GC1NJAZ). The 26 checkpoints do not have to be completed in any particular order. See the CJCheckpoint bookmark for the complete list of caches.

Hidden within the 26 checkpoint caches are numbers to be used to calculate the coordinates of the final Central Jersey Checkpoint Challenge cache – please be sure to note them while you are there.

While there are no special logging requirements for the 26 checkpoint caches, there are special logging requirements for the Central Jersey Checkpoint Challenge cache. Complete information can be found on the Central Jersey Checkpoint Challenge cache page. In order to claim FTF on the Central Jersey Checkpoint Challenge (GC1NJAZ) or 1 of the additional CeNeJeGeCa coins that will be available you MUST include a picture of your signature from EACH of the 26 checkpoint log books in your log on the Central Jersey Checkpoint Challenge cache.

Happy caching and enjoy the Central Jersey Checkpoint Challenge!!!


This cache is certified Central Jersey Geocaching


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