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GinGin Learns About Fairy Stone State Park

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Hidden : 09/14/2017
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This multi-cache is placed with permission of Fairy Stone State Park. It is one of the six original Virginia State Parks opening June 15, 1936.  With 4,741 acres and 168 acre lake adjoining the Philpott Reservoir, Fairy Stone State Park is a great location for swimming, fishing, hiking, picnics, camping and wildlife viewing.  Fairy Stone State Park is located at 967 Fairystone Lake Dr., Stuart, Virginia.  There is a fee for park entry.

GinGin loves learning about places he visits or has an overnight stay.  With Fairy Stone State Park being the first Virginia State Park he visited, it is his all time favorite place to spend time.  While there, he learned a tremendous amount of information from park rangers and staff but also learned a lot by reading the informative signs along his travels.  GinGin loves hiking by the beach, through the miles of trails in the area and of course, looking for fairy stones at a nearby hunt site.  With wildlife to watch, birds to identify as well as trees and plants, there are always great memories in the making here at Fairy Stone State Park.

Please do not post photos of any of the waypoints you travel to to avoid spoiling it for others.  Photos are welcome of activities at Fairy Stone Lake State Park and especially the scenic vistas you may hike through on their many trails.  Please stay on designated trails at all times.  Cache does not require you to get off the trail.  Please do not disturb any wildlife or vegetation.  Remember, you are at their "home".  Bring your own pen.

If driving, please leave your vehicle at N36 47.820 W080 06.724, which is the parking lot for the ampitheater.

Waypoint #1:        N36 47.798 W080 06.703       This is your starting point.  Coordinates are correct.  "Welcome to Fairy Stone State Park".  You must read and search sign to learn the missing coordinate numbers for the location of the geocache.

A B = the first two numbers of the latitude of Oak Hickory Trailhead just happens to be the last two numbers of the year that Fairy Stone State Park was opened to the public on June 15, 19AB.

C = second number in the Beach Trail mileage.

D = second number in per cent grade steepness on trails marked "easy".

E = second number of area code listed for the phone number to Park Office.

F = third number of Lower Stuart's Knob Trail mileage.

Waypoint #2:        NAB 47.C68 W080 D6.EF0          This is the cache location.  If you located the coordinate information above, you should have no problem reaching the final stop.  Enjoy the surroundings and don't forget to bring a pen. 



Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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