Multi-cache

Camp Michaux Nostalgia

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Hidden : 8/23/2004
In Pennsylvania, United States
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

PA 233 (S. of I 81 or N. of U.S. 30) to Michaux Rd. Follow Michaux Rd. to Bunker Hill Rd. Park along Bunker Hill Road. The main gate to Camp Michaux is directly opposite. The terrain and difficulty figured are averages. The caches can be found with relative ease: there is only light brush. However, the cacher who chooses to explore the other landmarks will encounter much steeper terrain, brambles, mud, etc.

This is an offset cache. Part one is in a waterproof matches container and contains the directions to the main cache. The main cache is in a medium sized Lock-and-Lock box. (Signals in the area are often weak so be prepared to look a bit as the coordinates may be + or - .003). Also please note that the occasional buzz muggle (timber rattler) pokes its head into the goings-on.

PLEASE REHIDE EXACTLY AS FOUND. CURIOUS MUGGLES FREQUENT THE AREA AND DISCOVERY IS CERTAIN IF THE CONTAINER IS NOT COMPLETELY COVERED WHEN REHIDDEN.

Originally the Bunker Hill Farm owned by the Gardner family, Camp Michaux later functioned as a CCC camp and a WWII POW camp where the inventer of the German buzz bomb was reputed to be held. In 1947, the compound was converted for use as a church camp and conference center. It last saw service in 1972. The buildings were auctioned and razed circa 1973-4.

For anyone who would like to play archeologist, this is a great place to snoop around and try to reconstruct the camp from the remaining clues (tree rows, foundation blocks, well covers, etc.). For the biologist, the camp offers a fantastic example of ecological succession and forest recovery in action.

Please note that the album in the cache container IS NOT swag and should remain with the cache for the enjoyment of future geocachers and explorers.

FTF honors to fzyo0001. Congrats.

My thanks to ThePropers for the many photos, the waypoints and their general interest in the site and the cache! A shout-out also to Lee Schaeffer for his input.

NOTE TO FINDERS: I have averaged coordinates for Part 1, but some folks have had DNF's on that. Try N 40 02.214 W 77 20.436 and log how that works for you. Alternatively, log your Part 1 GZ.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

 

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