100 Miles to Boston
In Massachusetts, United States
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A kid friendly cache along the Cape Cod Rail Trail on the Wellfleet/Eastham town line.
The medic kids wanted to place a cache but they wanted one that kids could find without having to hunt for hours.They selected an area the Cape Cod Rail Trail a few miles from their grandparents house so that we could visit often and maintain the cache.In the late 19th and early 20th century the best way to get to Cape Cod was by train. The train from Boston all the way out to the tip of the Cape at Provincetown. As with most trains the tracks are laid on relatively flat ground with only a slight grade, usually less than 5%, and with gentle curves.As in many areas rail service has faded into history long ago leaving abandon railroad tracks that pass through some very beautiful areas that are still worth looking at.A number of years ago the Commonwealth of Massachusetts began to purchase these stretches of abandon railroad track to convert it to a bicycle trail. Since then the Cape Cod Rail Trail has become very popular not only with bicyclists but also with walkers, joggers, and rollerbladers.The cache is in an ammo box and is EXACTLY 100 miles from Boston if you follow the old rail line. The best way to reach the cache is by bicycle starting anywhere along the Trail from Orleans to Wellfleet and taking a nice ride. However, for those who only want a short walk or ride you can park at N 41 51.867 W 069 58.967 and be very close to the cache location.
Note as of 12-18-13 the cache is in a clear lock 'n lock container. The ground cover is getting very sparse and I may need to change to a smaller container in the future.
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Last Updated: on 5/7/2017 12:02:22 PM Pacific Daylight Time (7:02 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum