N 40° 18.658 W 079° 49.656
The following account is an excerpt from my four-day bike riding and geocaching expedition from McKeesport, PA to Washington, DC along the Youghiogheny River and Allegheny Highlands Trails and the C&O Canal Towpath. To read the entire account, visit the author’s web log at http://www.tasigh.org/gps/gap2003.html
This was my first find and starting point of a 320 mile bike ride from Boston, PA to Washington, DC.
The Boston Trailhead of the Youghiogheny River Trail is near Mile Marker 29. The Northern terminus of the trail is a few miles north in McKeesport and eventually it will connect to the Steel Valley Trail and the Three Rivers Heritage Trail to go cover those 29 miles into downtown Pittsburgh. From Boston, the trail continues South up the Youghiogheny river to Confluence where it connects to the Allegheny Highlands Trail to take one over the mountain to Cumberland, Md where it joins the C & O Canal Towpath Trail.
My plan for the day is to ride the 100 miles down to Meyersdale. The log continues in Connellsville with the Totem Pole locationless cache GC6598. (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC6598)