Jasper O'Malley: The Ghost of Stevens' Glen
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The cache is not at the listed coordinates. The cooridates are for parking and the start of your adventure. Elements of this cache may not be for the weak of heart. You are searching for a ghost that has been haunting these woods for almost 100 years looking for his one true love. Be prepared for ANYTHING.
This is a Night Cache and would be difficult to do in daylight. Bring a strong flashlight and extra batteries.
Now, here is the Legend of Jasper O'Malley.
Jasper O'Malley was a simple man. A hard working farmer. Everything he had, which wasn’t much, he worked for. He loved the outdoors. He loved his animals. And most of all he loved Penelope.
Penelope Van Duzen, sole heir to the Van Duzen railroad fortune loved Jasper too. Penelope’s father, Conrad Van Duzen did not approve. Jasper was a common man and not good enough for his daughter. Enter Wendall McGillicutty.
Wendall was a banker and he too was in love with Penelope. Wendall was Conrad Van Duzen’s choice to marry his daughter. This caused Penelope much heartache. She wanted to please her father, but she was in love with Jasper.
On a cold night in April of 1918 Conrad lured Jasper to Stevens Glen under the pretense that Penelope wanted to see him. When he got there it wasn’t Penelope waiting, it was Wendall. Legend has it that Wendall attacked Jasper and beheaded him. Wendall thought for sure Penelope would now be his. Although Penelope never found out what happened to Jasper, she knew in her heart that Wendall somehow was involved. Penelope never married and died of a broken heart.
Many hikers have claimed to hear and see strange things at Stevens Glen. Many believe that Jasper’s head still haunts the Glen searching for his one true love, Penelope.
Now that you have the back story, at the listed coordinates you can park . From the parking spot, go down the stairs and look down the trail. Use your flashlight and find the firetacks. There will be single firetacks along the way. When you see 2 tacks on one tree turn right into the woods. You are looking for 4 firetacks in a diamond formation. Located at N 42 21.136 W 073 20.971 When you get close, you will understand what to do next and should be able to easily find the cache. It is not necessary to touch anything at the diamond formation, just get the info and move on. After getting the cache you are very close to the trail. Take a left onto the trail and head back to the car. The trails and walk to the cache are fairly clear but be careful of tree branches and downed trees. Have fun!
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum