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Camel's Legacy at Duke

A cache by jklGoDuke Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/04/2005
1.5 out of 5
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is a film canister hidden near an interesting statue at Duke University.

Located in front of the Biological Sciences building at Duke University is a statue in honor of Knut Schmidt-Nielsen. The best way to find out more about him is to read his excellent autobiography The Camel's Nose - Memoirs of a Curious Scientist. This cache is located nearby, and will also give you a chance to visit a significantly less appealing feature of the University - namely, the Gross Chem steps (the name comes from the Paul M. Gross Chemistry building that they lead to, not from the fact that the stairs themselves are ... awkward, at best). Try them.

Owner's Update: The Gross Chem steps were replaced in the summer of 2013 with some easy to use steps and a lovely little bridge. It's the end of an era!

Please take care to hide the cache well after you find it. It is in a very high traffic area, and needs to stay hidden! The area is well lit, so this would make a good evening / night cache. Definitely don't try to find this while the students are changing classes! Parking is available for a fee in the nearby parking deck - free on Sunday mornings (so that you can attend the worship service at Duke Chapel and hear their most excellent choir).

This cache is named "legacy" because it is the child of "The Birth of a Cache" (GCH950), located in Tennessee. I picked up this film canister with cache note & log there several months ago, and decided that this statue is an interesting yet obscure enough local attraction that it deserves a micro. Enjoy!

A good cache for your lunchtime Lunchtime Cache Available year-round Available year-round Less than 500 ft. from car to cache Less than 500 ft. from car to cache
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