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C&D 01

A cache by Delaware Geocaching Commission Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/25/2011
In Delaware, United States
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

First cache of the series

NOTE: there should NOT be any DNF's. Take a few spare micro containers and logs with you. If you find a cache is missing, just replace it (claiming a find) and move on--better for you and much less work for the Commission!

ATTENTION (7/16/17 UPDATE) the western part of north side of the canal (Caches 56 to 81) is now only hike/bike. So only drivable caches remaining are the south side (Caches 1 to 55) and far east part of north side (Caches 128 to 138)


The origional 54 caches on the C&D Canal Speed Trail are a Delaware mini version of the western power trails.

ET trail with 1021 caches 0.1 miles apart over more than 100 miles of Rt 375, the Estestrial Highway in the Nevada high desert. (now archived)Click here for Old ET Trail Link

The new revived ET trail with 1500 caches can be seen here: ET Trail Link

Rt 66 Trail with 800 caches 0.1 miles apart over more than 80 miles along old Rt 66 in the California Mojave desert. (over 400 visits in 4 months)Click here for Rt 66 Link

These trails were built for speed and numbers. Teams could sustain finding 60-75 caches per hour. You could do it as an individual, but 3 person teams gave the maximum speed.

Example of typical Power Trail is:

You can’t get the big numbers here but you can make a speed time trial on this mini Power trail to see what you are capable of.
How fast can you get 54 caches!
Ready....... Set.......Go!

The origional trail spands 2/3 of Delaware at one of its narrowest points and runs along the south side of the C&D Canal. All of the hides are easy to find and most of them are hidden in the same way. Typically they are 0.12 to 0.15 miles apart on the lower gravel road along the canal.

You can drive to less than 20 feet from all the caches. Some caution is needed since there is a small amount of traffic on this road, mostly from fishermen. See listed trailhead waypoints on how to access the canal

Please log the number of people in your team and the total time it took you to complete all the C&D caches.

Log all of your informatin only for C&D 01 or 54 (first and last cache) and just do a simple cut and paste log for the other caches. Generally The Commission does not pay any attention to the high volume of logs on the other caches.

UPDATE 5/11 MikeOtt placed 11 caches over 1.2 miles just east of the start of the C&D trail. These caches are beyond the locked gate so they are hile/Bike only with no driving access.

Now there are an additional 82 driving caches spaning the entire width of Delaware on the north side. They are split into 3 segments due to canal access. see C&D 56 for info and access points.

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1,290 Logged Visits

Found it 1,263     Didn't find it 3     Write note 23     Publish Listing 1     

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Last Updated: on 11/21/2017 6:44:17 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (2:44 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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