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Hidden : 5/19/2012
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is placed as part of the New York State Park Saratoga/Capital District Region Geocache Challenge. We bet you’ll be happy when you find this cache. You can start from the parking lot on Old Stage Road, however you can access the northern zone trails from our other two access points and still get to this cache. Before or after you find this cache, it’s a sure bet that you will want to take in some of the spectacular scenery offered along this trail system.

This cache is placed as part of the New York State Park Saratoga/Capital District Region Geocache Challenge. There are 44 geocaches hidden within 11 state parks and state historic sites in the Saratoga/Capital District region, and geocachers finding them all will be eligible to enter their names in a drawing for valuable prizes. If you are interested in taking up the challenge, you can pick up a geocache passport at any of the participating parks and sites, or download the passport at www.nysparks.com.

This cache contains a unique stamp which must stay with the cache. Use this stamp to stamp your passport. This stamp is NOT a trade item.

This cache is in the Northern Trails zone of the park. This section of trails is the lesser known section of Thacher Park. There are no picnic areas here but plenty of wonderful Trails. The northern section of Thacher is comprised of approximately 800 acres. This land includes the northern terminus of the 150 mile Long Path trail. The Long Path starts near the George Washington Bridge in New Jersey and winds through the Catskills and Schoharie valley, ending just past high point in Thacher Park. The last section of the trail was re-routed a few years ago after Thacher acquired an additional 188 acres of scenic land on the Helderberg Escarpment. The re-route was spearheaded by Fred Schroeder, a founding member of the Friends of Thacher Park and the benefactor of the Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center. In 2011, on the 10 year anniversary of the Nature Center, the red trail in the northern zone was renamed the Fred Schroeder Memorial Trail in honor of Fred.

We bet you’ll be happy when you find this cache. You can start from the parking lot on Old Stage Road, however you can access the northern zone trails from our other two access points and still get to this cache. Before or after you find this cache, it’s a sure bet that you will want to take in some of the spectacular scenery offered along this trail system.

The items in the cache that relate to the park are souvenirs that do not need to be replaced with a trade item.

John Boyd Thacher State Park (518) 872-1237
Hours: open daily from 8 AM to sunset. Office hours are 8 AM to 5 PM (May –Oct.) and 8 AM to 4 PM off season.

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