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Cache Across America - Maryland Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 08/09/2006
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3 out of 5

Size: Size:   large (large)

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Geocache Description:

Welcome to Maryland! This cache has been approved by the MD DNR.


Capital: Annapolis

Largest City: Baltimore

Size Rank: 42nd

Population Rank: 19th

Admission to Union: 7th


Find the other caches in the series HERE.


The Cache Across America Series: This is a series of caches that will take you on a caching tour of the entire United States. One cache is hidden in each of the 50 states. These caches each contain a numeric clue that will lead you to one final cache located in our nation's capitol upon completion of the series.

About this cache:

Maryland was the seventh state to ratify the United States Constitution, and is nicknamed the Old Line State and the Free State. Its history as a border state has led it to exhibit characteristics of both the Northern and Southern regions of the United States.

For a small state, Maryland possesses a great variety of topography; hence its other nickname, "America in Miniature." It ranges from sandy dunes dotted with sea grass in the east, to low marshlands teeming with water moccasins and large bald cypress near the bay, to gently rolling hills of oak forest in the piedmont region, and mountain pine groves in the west.

The Cumberland Valley is a geographic region that lies between South Mountain and the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Pennsylvania and western Maryland, United States. The valley lies almost entirely within Cumberland and Franklin counties in Pennsylvania and Washington County, Maryland. South Mountain is the name given to the continuation of the Blue Ridge Mountains after they enter Maryland and extends into Pennsylvania. The Battle of South Mountain was an 1862 battle in the American Civil War fought near the southern end of the range. Elements of both armies moved from the Frederick area to the Antietam battlefield over the South Mountain. This area is rich with Civil War History.

Located in the Appalachian Mountains , Greenbrier is a multi-use park providing many kinds of recreation. The Appalachian Trail passes near the park. The 42-acre man-made lake and beach draw many visitors who enjoy geocaching, swimming, canoeing, hiking, picnicking and nature study. There is a fee to enter the park if you want the short walk.

Day use

* Park open 8 a.m. to sunset.

*Day Use Service Charges: Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day - weekdays $3 per person, weekends/holidays $5 per person; Labor Day-Memorial Day Weekend $3 per vehicle; May and September weekends $3 per person. Out-of-state residents add $2 to all day use service charges.

* Seniors and disabled persons with pass and children in car seats are free.

* This park often fills up in the Summer. Be creative and look around for alternate parking. Makes the hike longer but well worth it.

Logging Requirements: Enjoy this cache as you would any other. If you are searching this cache as a participant in the Cache Across America series, please post a photo of yourself or a member of your group with the cache in your online log. If you for some reason are unable to meet the photo requirement, please make alternate arrangements to verify your find with the individual cache owner. There is no photo requirement for non-challenge participants.

Individual verification of all 50 state finds will be required before logging the series final.

If participating in the series, please take note of the three digit code located inside this cache. Save this code in a secure place. When you have visited all 50 caches, and have collected all 50 codes, you are welcome to seek and find the final cache! Good luck!



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