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Roo's Runaway Letterbox Hybrid

Hidden : 10/22/2011
2 out of 5
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Cache is not at posted coordinates. Follow the map below (not drawn to scale) to find this letterbox hybrid cache. Please leave the stamp in the container. There is no access to this cache from the W&OD trail (use the Four Mile Run trail instead). See links below for other Roo adventures.

No night caching

1/12/17: this cache is currently the most favorited letterbox hybrid in Virginia

While visiting the Glencarlyn Park off-leash dog area with Roo, she got spooked by a large dog and took off down the trail looking for somewhere to hide. Tail tucked between her legs, she ended up a third of a mile away tucked into the shadows--a safe spot away from the big hound. After toweling her wet paws off, I drew this map of her journey. Proceed to the posted coordinates and follow the map to find the hiding spot!

Links to Roo's adventures:

FTF prize: an unactivated NoVAGO geocoin

for Best Kids' Cache and Most Creative Cache

Featured in the book 201 Geocaches to Find Before You Die by Gary Slinkard.

Congratulations to mobywv for making his 500th cache find here!
Congratulations to Jmangeo for making his 500th cache find here!
Congratulations to awesnap for making his 6000th cache find here!

After 1 year, 53 finds, 3 DNFs.

After ~5 years, 110 finds, 10 DNFs.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Pnpur vf nobir n fznyy nypbir, cnfg n qrrc cbby.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)