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Beside the Point

Hidden : 10/29/2004
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is a three stage multi-cache. Stage 1 is a Micro, Stage 2 is an object and The final cache is a 50 cal. ammo box with trade items.
The first stage can found at the published coordinates.

Some field calculations will be required. Bring a printout or paperless version on your caching device.
There is plenty of parking and a playground at Freedom Park.

You hardy folk try to resist the urge to bushwhack. The stages are located near the trail and less than 150’ of easy bushwhacking will be needed at the final.

At Stage 2,
You will find an object with a five digit number.
(If you do not see a five digit number on the object, you probably have not gone quite far enough or you are at the right location, but not looking at the right object.)

Subtract the first three digits of the five digit number from N 40 50.618
Add the last three digits of the five digit number to W 074 34.375

If you have done the math correctly you can now bushwhack to the final.


HISTORY OF THE AREA
The white frame/brick house adjacent to the suggested parking area is a two-story gable-front-and-wing and was originally built in the late 1860’s by D.A. Trowbridge and remained in the Trowbridge family until the early 1920’s when it was purchased by Charles Brundage. The house is known locally as the Brundage House. Charles Brundage was an investment banker who was active in the local Randolph community as a member of the original planning board and donated land to the township including what are now James Andrews Park and Brundage Park. Randolph Township purchased the house, including the surrounding 172 acres, which is now Freedom Park. The Brundage House is now the Randolph Museum.

The cache and the intermediate stages are located along the Randolph Trail system. Randolph’s trail system runs a 16-mile course traversing five parks, the Clyde Potts Reservoir Watershed and 2,000 acres of pristine open space. The trails link together schools with neighborhoods and connect to Patriots’ Path at Combs Hollow and Old Brookside. The trails are well maintained by the township and volunteers. The Eagle Scouts do a particularly good job. Paper copies are often stocked at the trail heads. An online version can be found here.
www.randolphnj.org/parks_and_recreation/trail_system/

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