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Fallin' For Virginia XV - Whitetop Laurel Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 08/03/2006
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Less than 5 miles from Damascus, Virginia on US 58. Mile walk or bike ride. Great views and little elevation change. Pleaase see the parking coordinates for there is easy parking with nearby restrooms.

Welcome to the 15th in our Fallin' For Virginia series of caches. As always, we are attempting to bring you to some of Southwest Virginia's most beautiful but little known waterfalls.

Whitetop Laurel Creek is joined by the Straight Branch and then roars (in high water) down the mountain towards Damascus, Virginia. About 4 miles from Damascus the creek tumbles over serveral rock shelves and drops some twenty feet. This is the beautiful Whitetop Laurel Falls. It is not too steep so you may walk to the base of the falls. Not too steep but sometimes slick so be careful. This part is not reccomended for small children. The little ones can go for the cache without worry but not down to the falls.

As usual, satellite readings were bothersome because of the terrain so you may need to use the hint. If you have good reception with accuracy, please post your coordinates for the cache site. The cache container is a camo-taped 3X6X9 Rubbermaid box. Room for medium tradeables and TBs.

Whitetop Laurel Falls, Damascus, VA from Randy Gardner and Vimeo.

PLEASE put everything back as you found it. We made it not too hard to find so don't make it too easy to be muggled. Thanks.

By the way, you are going on the Creeper Trail. There are more caches to be found.

NOTE: We are planning a special award for completing the entire series. Nothing drastic but something for your efforts and to remember what you accomplished. We will watch the logs but let us know when you have done it!

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