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Au Naturel Experience Multi-cache

Hidden : 08/17/2002
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Geocache Description:

This multi-part virtual cache is located in the Bull Run Natural Area, just north of I-66 between Haymarket and The Plains. The total distance for this trek is close to 3.5 miles with an elevation gain of over 650 feet. Some sections of the trail are very steep.

From Rt. 15, follow the John Marshall Hwy. (Rt. 55) west 2.7 mi. to Turner Road. Cross of I-66, then turn west on Beverly Mill Rd. and proceed for another 0.8 mile until you reach the Friends of Bull Run Mountain House. The designated coordinates mark the trailhead.

This cache is named in honor of the naked jogger that "streaked" by me as I was hiking up the trail. Although I've encountered naked hikers/backpackers in other parts of the country, this is the first such experience I've had in Virginia. Keep yor eyes open -- there's no telling what you might see!

The land is owned by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, an agency of the Commonwealth, and is leased to the Friends of Bull Run, Inc. (FoBR) for the purpose of natural resource management and public environmental and historical programs. The area is opened to the public; however, certain rules apply:

  • All visitors must complete a signed waiver of liability, available at the trailhead.
  • People under 18 years of age must have a waiver executed on their behalf by a parent or guardian.
  • Access is by foot only.

Although the many trails that wind through the area are marked by color-coded blazes and markers at trail junctions, these indicators can be confusing. Do yourself a favor, and bring a copy of the trail map with you, if available at the trailhead.

To claim this cache, e-mail the answers to the following questions:

  1. What seating accommodations can be found near N 38 49.926 W 077 42.502 and how many are there?
  2. What light colored objects can be seen in the distance from the rocks near N 38 50.181 W 077 42.936 and how many are there?
    Hint: Binoculars will help.
  3. How many symbols are on the sign affixed to the post near N 38 50.701 W 077 42.895?
  4. What is located near N 38 49.930 W 077 42.372 and who is WD? When was he born?

Log entries containing the answers will be deleted.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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