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McColloch's Leap

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Hidden : 5/13/2004
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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McColloch's Leap Micro

McColloch's Leap is located at the top of Wheeling Hill exit I-70 Oglebay park exit then go west on route 40 National road less than 2 miles from interstate 70.

Cache is a 35mm Film container you must bring a pen to sign the log !!!!!

Kid Friendly Kid Friendly A good cache for your lunchtime Lunchtime Cache Available year-round Available year-round Available in Winter Accessible in Winter
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At the siege of Fort Henry, near Wheeling, by a band of Indians,Major Samuel McCulloch performed an act of daring --nay, desperate horsemanship -- which has seldom been equaled by man or beast McCulloch was as well know to the Indians as to the whites for his deeds of prowess, and his name was associated in their minds with some of the most bloody fights in which the white and red men had contended.When the indians surrounded him on all sides they saw him push his horse in the direction of the precipice, which they had supposed an unsurmountable ostacle to his escape, they stood in wonder and amazement, scarcely believing that it could be his intention to attempt the awful leap, which was, to all appearances, certain death. McCulloch still bore his rifle, which he had retained, in his right hand, and carefully gathering up the bridle in his left, he urged his noble animal forward, encouraging him by his voice, until they reached the edge of the bank, when, dashing his heels against his sides, they made the fearful leap into the air. Down, down they went with fearful velocity, without resistance or impediment until one-half the space was passed over, when the horse's feet struck the smooth face of the rock, and the remainder of the distance was slid and scrambled over until they reached the bottom alive and uninjured. With a shout which proclaimed his triumphant success to his foe above him, McCulloch pushed his steed into the stream, and in a few moments horse and rider were seen on the banks on the opposite side.

You might want check out the Mingo Indian Statue with in sight of the cache to the west he is pointing the way to the cache.

Parking is within 500 feet where ever you see a space to park.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:57:58 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:57 PM GMT)
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