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GMGA 01 - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) Mystery Cache

Hidden : 06/22/2015
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Geocache Description:

The Geocache is not at the posted coordinates!! You must solve the puzzle below to get the correct set of coordinates. Each puzzle should be simple and look similar to the others. For the puzzle you must chose the correct artist for the song listed in the title and the lyrics below.


"But I would walk five hundred miles
And I would walk five hundred more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
To fall down at your door"

The Proclaimers – N 43° 23.358 W 084° 04.242

Nirvana – N 43° 23.000 W 084° 05.331

Trail Rules:

The Saginaw Valley Rail Trail covers 9.55 miles of abandoned rail corridor in Saginaw County, stretching from St. Charles to Saginaw. It incorporates a number of natural features including: seven bridges over various rivers and creeks, The Shiawassee State Game Area and many wetland areas. The Rail Trail also offers an equestrian trail, trail shelters, restroom facilities at the Van Wormer parking lot, viewing platforms and benches.

Designed for various recreational uses, the Saginaw Valley Rail Trail provides:

•Safe, quiet places for hiking, bicycling, jogging, walking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, and nature study.

•Safe, handicap accessible transportation for all ages.

•A linear, county park open to the public all year.

•A unique way of experiencing the landscape, without using fossil fuel or endangering the environment.

•Economic benefits as a tourist destination.

•Preservation of transportation corridors.

•Shelter for wildlife

•Protection for rare plants

•A sense of history, with old railroad relics and memories

Vehicle Admission: Free

How do I get to the Saginaw Valley Rail Trail?

There are three parking facilities for the Saginaw Valley Rail Trail. These areas are located on Stroebel Rd. and Van Wormer Rd. in James Township and at Lumberjack Park on Water St. in St. Charles.

Stroebel Road parking lot (6225 Stroebel Road) (WayPoint 1)

N 43° 23.906 W 084° 02.406

From Saginaw:

Travel M-46 to Center Rd. Turn South (left on to Center Rd). Take Stroebel Road right (west) just after you cross the Tittabawassee River. The parking lot will be on your right (south) a few miles down.


Van Wormer parking lot (2998 Van Wormer) (WayPoint 2)

N 43° 22.798 W 084° 05.516

Travel M-52 to Swan Creek Rd. Turn East. Travel Swan Creek Rd until you see a yellow blinking light over the road (the light warns you of the trail crossing the road). Turn North (left) on to Van Wormer Rd. and then Turn West (left) into the parking lot


From Saginaw

Travel M-46 to Center Rd. Turn South (left) on to Center Rd. Center Rd will curve to the west turning into Swan Creek Rd. Follow Swan Creek Rd to Van Wormer Rd. Turn North (right) on Van Wormer Rd. then turn West (left) into the parking lot.


Lumberjack Park (401 East Water Street) (WayPoint 3)

N 43° 17.986 W 084° 08.302

From the North:

Travel M-52 (South) through the Village of St. Charles. At Water St. turn left. (if you make it to the stop light you have gone to far) Follow Water St. the parking lot is on the left hand side of the road.


From the South:

Travel M-52 (North) to the Village of St. Charles. At the stop light turn left to follow M-52 then turn right on to Water St. Follow Water St. the parking lot is on the left hand side of the road.

Some Things to Consider and Remember While doing this series:

  • This artwork has 50 caches

  • Make sure to have more than enough water and snacks

  • Also remember to CITO! (This includes the garbage you bring with you)

  • Please respect and be careful of this area

  • Have lots of fun and don’t over work yourself

  • Take lots of pictures of the area

  • Watch for muggles

    You must be present and sign the log! For those who wish to tackle this art in groups you all must be present when signing the log. Team Names are accepted as long as each member of the team is present! Also for those who find these geocaches please take into consideration of writing an adventurous log or at least changing your log slightly for each geocache. It may take some extra time, but it is well worth it for others who read previous logs and for the owner of this art! Don’t give too many spoilers away though [:)]!

    This geo-art is one of a kind and is created and crafted by GeoJosh13. He is a local Saginaw, Michigan geocacher and will be glad to help. If you have any questions about the art or about this specific geocache feel free to email or message him through

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