Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign...
This multi-stage virtual cache is derived from the signs telling you the history of the Battlefield Area. Using the best possible route, the hike is around 3 miles total in length and is very steep in places. You can ride to the top (road closed on the weekends except for a bus). You will need to stay on the trail or the road the entire time. Do not cut through the woods off trail without obtaining park permission (you will not get it!)
The clues below are arranged in order of ascending height. They are not in the best order for travel. Using orienteering skills, you must decide the best order to go to each location. I suggest printing the TopoZone Map and *using* it.
|This sign is in the parking lot where you start. On the sign, 6A,000 men were entrenched in front line that was B miles long. The A and B go below.
|From this sign, you must note that there were C number of guns, or cannons, pulled up the mountain by the troops defending the top.
|On this sign, the population of Atlanta based on 1860 figures was D,D41, where D goes below.
|From this sign, the city's capture on September E was a bitter blow to the Confederacy. The E goes below.
|N33° 58._ _ _' Final Cache Location Formula.
W84° 34._ _ _' Insert the A, B, C, D, and E from above.
For correct verification, note the state honored at the final cache location. Email the state name to me... DO NOT PUT IT BELOW or I will delete the log and ask you to log the cache again.
NOTE: Be good hikers, this is a historical area. Cheatham Hill, Pigeon Hill, Little Kenn. and Kennesaw Mtn. are full of history. Many men died here for their country. The earthen mounds or "Earthworks" are fragile; disturbing them causes irreparable damage. Look... no climbing. The earthworks run the entire length of the mountain and the trail follows them and crosses them. As you visit Kennesaw Mtn Nat'l Battlefield Park, help preserve its earthworks and historic landscape for future generations. ALL buildings, historic objects, geologic specimens, plants, and animals are protected by federal law. Pets must be kept on a leash at all times. My dog (J.C.) is always on his leash when we hike.
As of January 2, 2004 there have been 45 logged visits.
Many thanks to all who have enjoyed discovering the area.