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Carnifex Ferry Traditional Geocache

This cache has been archived.

Cache Sleuth: The annual permit from West Virginia State Parks for this cache has expired, so it has to be removed and archived. Thanks to the 55 cachers who have posted "found it" logs for this hide over the past year. Watch for my new Henry Patterson cache which is coming soon and will be hidden nearby!

Hidden : 11/01/2006
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Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

A family-friendly cache hidden along the Patterson Trail in historic Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, south of Summersville, West Virginia.

For more details on the history, attractions and facilities of this fine state park, please visit their official web site at:

To get to the park, from U.S. Route 19 go west on State Route 129 for about 5 miles. Then turn left onto Carnifex Ferry Road. From there it is about one mile to the park. There are several parking areas, but the one closest to the cache is at the playground/picnic shelters. There is a short connector path to Patterson Trail directly behind the rest rooms and concession stand. If you are searching during the winter months and find this area closed, turn right at the gate onto County Route 23. After a short distance, you will see a parking area on the right. Just beyond this is where Patterson Trail crosses the road. Just follow your GPS from there.

Cache is in a half-gallon round container with an orange West Virginia State Parks "Official Geocache" sticker. Initial contents are: sewing kit, light sticks, mini carabiner clip, geocaching pin, polished green rock, flower eraser, magnet, Bug Alert auto insect repeller, Smokey Bear pencil sharpener, 1948 silver Roosevelt dime, WVU decal, fossil coral on descriptive card, and a log book with pen.

SPECIAL NOTE: The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources discourages off-trail hiking in state parks as it negatively impacts the environment. This cache is hidden just a few feet off the trail, so please refrain from taking shortcuts or engaging in unnecessary bushwhacking during your search.

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