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Silver Bonus Cache in F.D.Roosevelt State Park

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Hidden : 05/08/2010
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
4.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:




F. D. Roosevelt State Park:
Silver Bonus Cache

Cache information:

Steward: Phillips4
Park: F. D. Roosevelt State Park
Cache type: WhereIGo
Coordinates: N 32º 51.132 W 084º 42.065
Difficulty: 3
Terrain: 4.5

Cache Description:

This "Silver Bonus Cache" is for those who have found any 30 of the qualifying Georgia State Park GeoTour caches, and has found the "Bronze Bonus Cache".

This Whereigo cache will take you on the Wolfden Loop Trail of F.D.R. State Park's east end. Along the trial you'll encounter creek crossings, peaceful waterfalls, high rock cliffs, enormous trees, interesting geological features, and spectacular overlooks. In the right seasons you'll spot numerous varieties of wildlife and plant life. As mentioned, the trail is a loop and you will start and end at the parking area.

The coordinates on this page will take you to the east parking area at the old WJSP TV tower. From this point, you will need to use the whereigo cartridge to find the actual cache. For more information on how to do this, go to the Whereigo website at www.wherigo.com. Once you have learned about Whereigo and are ready to tackle this cache, you will need to download the game cartridge. The link to this cartridge is can be found “here".

As you approach the various stops on the tour, information and instructions will appear on your device. With that said, here's where geocaching comes in. Somewhere in the park there is a hidden ammo can with a log book and trade items. You must complete the trail and take special notice of the instructions at each stop in order to find the cache. To do it correctly you must bring with you some special equipment, including (but not limited to),


- Necessary equipment to use the Whereigo cartridge with a full battery charge (or backups),
- Good hiking shoes (the trail is approximately 8 miles in length),
- Plenty of water & snacks,
- A cell phone and contact numbers in the event of emergency,
- Ruler or tape measure, the longer the better,
- Notepad and pen/pencil,
- Knowledge of how to project a waypoint on your GPS device,
- Good observation skills,
- Determination & perseverance!

This cache hike is in no way a drive-by. Allow at least three hours, tho more time is necessary if you want to get the most out of this adventure. Take your time and have fun!

Hours:
Park: 7AM to 10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM Monday-Thursday;
8AM-10PM Friday;
8AM-6PM Saturday and Sunday

Conditions:
Significant Hike
Dogs allowed
Parking Fee:
$5.00

Hazards:
Snakes
Clifs & Rocks
Ticks

Georgia State Parks GeoTour:

Geocaching is an outdoor adventure game similar to a treasure hunt played with a GPS device. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, take a trinket from the cache, leave something of greater or equal value in return for the next person and then share your experiences online. There are over a million active geocaches around the world and now with the Georgia State Parks GeoTour you can “Get Out. Get Dirty. Get Fit.“ and go geocaching in Georgia state parks.

Steps to the Georgia State Parks GeoTour:

1. Obtain a Georgia State Park GeoTour PassPort from any park or historic site or download a PDF from GaParksGeocaching.com

2. Go to Geocaching.com create a log-in and find the GPS coordinates and more information for the Georgia State Parks GeoTour locations.

3. Start your search and locate one or all caches using a hand-held GPS unit. The cache containers are sealed ammo boxes labeled as a Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites geocache. Caches are located in 42 Georgia state parks and state historic parks.

4. When you find a GeoTour cache, log your name and any comments on the logbook inside the cache and stamp your PassPort grid sheet with the unique stamp for that specific park.

5. Be sure to follow the Leave No Trace guidelines –GeorgiaStateParks.org/LeaveNoTrace

6. Follow the Traveling Gophers. There are 58 Georgia State Park & Historic Sites TravelBugs® moving around the country. Be on the lookout for them and help them get to a new destination.

7. If you’re quick, there is a “First-to-Find” special prize.

8. Find one of the “endangered” gopher stuffed toys in 10 of the caches and it’s yours to keep and protect.

9. Complete specific numbers of caches to get a custom Geo-Coin. Bring your stamped PassPort into the park’s Visitor Center and receive a voucher for your coin.


With 15 completed caches you are eligible for a bronze level coin
With 30 completed caches you are eligible for a silver level coin
With 40 completed caches you are eligible for a gold level coin
Bonus Caches:
Once you find the caches for the custom geo-coins you are also eligible for a bonus cache at each level. These caches are more challenging and not required to complete the GeoTour or receive your coins. Click on the links below to access the bonus cache pages:

Bronze Bonus Cache page

Silver Bonus Cache page

Gold Bonus Cache page

State Parks Information:
For informantion on GA Parks Geocaching: GaParksGeocaching.com

Park: (706) 663-4858

Lodges/Cabins/Yurts/Camp Reservations: (800) 864-7275

Special Thanks:
Special thanks to the Georgia Geocaching Association and member Phillips4, Volunteer Steward of F. D. Roosevelt State Park.
Disclaimer to New Geocachers:
Please join us in playing! All are welcome who observe and obey the rules. Please do not move or vandalize the container. Replace the cache like or better than you found it and when you leave, and make sure the cache is completely covered. Please do not remove the rubber stamp from the ammo can, this is a essential game piece for cachers accepting the GeoTour. The real treasure is just finding the container and sharing your thoughts with everyone who finds it. Pick up a GeoTour Passport at any Park Visitor Center.
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