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)
ATTENTION; THE NORTHERN MIDDLE SECTION OF THE CANAL (C&D 82 TO C&D 127 IS NOW CLOSED TO CARS AND IS HIKING/BIKING ONLY. WATCH FOR UP-COMMING CHANGES.
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!
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.