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Gateway To Eidolon

A cache by The Wandering Panhandlers Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 3/15/2009
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Welcome to Eidolon!

Eidolon is a new 354 acre Nature Preserve in Morgan County, WV. It is currently owned by The Nature Conservancy and co-managed by the Potomac Valley Audubon Society. The Wandering Panhandlers are happy to release this cache with special permission obtained from the:

The Eidolon Nature Preserve is located along the summit and east side of Sideling Hill, west of Berkeley Springs in Morgan County. It was purchased in 1945 by Louis and Marguerite Zapoleon, who lived in Washington, D.C. and Florida and used and cherished the property as a weekend and summer retreat. They named it Eidolon after phantom women of Greek mythology who were created by Zeus from mist and light. Translated from the Greek, the word means "image of the ideal."

The previous paragraph was taken from the Eidolon website. Please visit The Eidolon Home Page for more detailed information and history of this beautiful preserve and the Potomac Valley Audubon Society Home Page for more information about PVAS.

The cache: The posted coordinates take you to a welcome sign a short distance into the preserve, past the entrance gate pictured on this cache page. On the sign, find the highest estimated elevation on the property. Caution! Please use the elevation ON THE SIGN. Using the website will lead you astray! The final coordinates are at N39 36.YYY W078 21.ZZZ where:

XXXX = Approximate highest elevation
YYY = XXXX - 1015
ZZZ = (XXXX divided by 10 ) + 80

You are seeking an ammo can off of the White Trail. A clue is available if you need one. It has been initially stocked with various swag and a geocoin Travel Bug.


The Wandering Panhandlers

Please respect your surroundings. Future caches here are possible if everyone plays by the rules. Thanks.

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