Nichols Preserve - Boulderdash Traditional Geocache
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An ammo can hidden in Nichols Preserve requiring a short, level walk from preserve entrance. Beware, since the placement of the cache a set of bee hives has been placed nearby.
We discovered this curious preserve not far from where Mac works. It is sandwiched between a nearby housing development and I-684 and contains open fields, pine thickets, stands of maple, marshes and small ponds -- all in a rather modest preserve. The preserve was originally managed by the Nature Conservancy but has since been turned over to the Greenwich Riding Trails Association. The preserve and its trails are clearly used for horseback riding, but the preserve is also open to the public for hiking. We took a liking to this rather quirky preserve and decided to place a series of caches whose variety in placement and form mirror the varied topography of the preserve itself. The trails have no clear labeling or names, but you will likely not find it difficult to follow a loop that will take you near all three caches. We suggest the order: Boulder-dash, Culicidae, Ave Caesar which will take you on a clockwise loop through part of the preserve.
Park at the end of West Ln at the included parking coordinates (beware that Google shows West Ln continuing past the gates to the preserve and shows other roads that are now "trails": in the preserve)
This cache is a 30 caliber ammo can hidden in a "divider" between two meadows. Since the placement of the cache, a set of bee hives has been placed nearby. So far, there are no reports of bee stings from finders, but if you or anyone in your party has allergies, you/they might want to give this one a pass.
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