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briansnat: Unfortunately this area is now fenced and posted so I will have to archive this. It was one of my favorite spots. Unfortunately it looks like this cool area will be lost to development.


Federal Hill

A cache by BrianSnat Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 02/24/2002
2 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is on historic Federal Hill. This hill served as the site of a Revolutionary War signal beacon, used to warn Washington's army of British troop movements and was the site of a mutiny, put down by order of Washington himself. It later was the site of a German Bund camp and a WW1 era munitions depot.

The hill is slated for development, so "cache" it while you can. To find out more about the rich history of this hill and the fight to save it check this link.

There are several ways to approach this. The shortest is to park at a small lot (parking clue 1) off Hamburg Tpk. You have cross the river from here. The nearby RR bridge is the best way. This is an active rail line, so if you choose this route, be very careful. If you hear the sound of the nearby crossing signal, RUN! A slightly longer route that eliminates the RR bridge crossing can be found in parking clue 2. The longest way in is from a small parking area on Union Road.

The famed "Iron Door" is near the cache and can be found at N41.00.067, W74.18.341. More info on the iron door can be found here and was mentioned in issues 15 & 16 of Weird New Jersey.

This area is popular with illegal campers and partying teens, making it a great place to Cache In/Trash Out, so bring a bag.

Please re-hide the cache well so it stays hidden from the late night party crowd.

Cache In - Trash Out! Dogs Allowed
No restrooms available More than Half a Mile from Trailhead

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Parking 1 - RR Crossing] Sbhe bar.bubu.barbar8,frirasbhe.barrvtug.9friramreb
[Parking 2 - Animal Shelter] 4Bar.qbhoyrmreb.1avar6,74.19.mreb8sbhe.
[cache]Va fznyy perivpr nzbat ebpxf arne yrqtr. Snyyra gerrf naq ynetr fghzc whfg orybj.

Decryption Key


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