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Span for the Bike Path

A cache by Ladybug Kids Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 6/5/2005
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Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This is the Ladybug Kids' fifth in a series of caches accessible via one of Fairbanks' bicycle trails. 

New cache container and coordinates posted on July 29, 2006.

The Ladybug Kids routinely use this portion of the bicycle trail system as a connector between the Johansen Expressway and Airport Way.  If you travel more of the trail than you will see visiting this cache you  will be rewarded with views of Noyes Slough, ponds with wildlife, Dog Mushers' Hall, Ballaine Lake, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  This section of the bike path is particularly scenic because it parallels the Chena River from downtown Fairbanks to Pioneer Park.  Ride with an eye toward the riverbank in late July and August and you might get to sample some raspberries.  Pause at one of the many river viewing locations during July through September and you could see a salmon roll at the surface on its way to spawn.  Rainbow trout and grayling may also be caught in the river, but be sure to obtain a sport fishing license and review the current regulations for closures and bag limits before wetting a line.

This is a multi-use path.  In the summer, the path is frequented by bicyclists, runners, baby joggers, dog walkers, and  rollerbladers.  In the winter, the trails are used by bicyclists (even down to -40° F/C), runners, walkers, and skiers.  Due to Fairbanks' long cold winters, many sections of the bike trails have been frost heaved, making a mountain or hybrid bicycle the most practical means of two-wheeled transportation. 

The new cache containter is a candy tin and contains a log book and a few small trade items along a new travel bug. If your feet leave the deck of the bridge, you are looking too hard.

Be sure to record the mystery cache code word from the title block of the cache log sheet .  You will need the code word to find an upcoming bonus mystery cache.

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