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Hyndman's Mail Path Cache Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 05/14/2005
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
4.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is approximately 3/4 the way up Will's Mt. in Hyndman along the "Mail Path"

Be sure to wear BLAZE ORANGE if searching in November or December as this area is hunted well in deer season.

This cache is hidden approximately .9 mile from the base of Will's Mountain. Although it is less than 1 mile away it is approximately 950 foot elevation increase. The climb goes along part of the "Mail Path" see details below.

Parking available at N39° 48.75 W78° 42.97 walk up and to the left to 39° 48.75 W78° 42.87 this is the beginning of the mail path.

While on your way to the cache, rest at N39° 48.95 W78° 42.70 and look for the Lookout micro cache.

This path leading from Centerville to where the Tannery was located south of Hyndman is known as the Mail Path. The mail for Centerville came to Hyndman by train and was carried over the mountain on foot.
When the Parcel Post System was established, about 1913, the mail was carried over the mountain on horseback.
When Route 220 was completed between Bedford and Cumberland, the mail was carried by bus going through Centerville. The Mail Path was abandoned. This path is now used by local hunters to reach the upper parts of Will's Mountain.

The cache is a small metal flare container hidden not far from the Mail Path.

Original contents:
logbook, pencil
tiger keychain
flower bracelet
2 superballs
Hole-In-One Travel Bug
Actual stamp used in 1900 and stamp commemorating Pony Express
glue stick

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybbx haqre gur ynetr ebpx yrqtr ol gur gnyy cvarf.

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)