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Does any know the location of Faery Hole and Fairly Low Cave at Jenny Jump State forest, in Hope NJ?

Not as good as GPS coords, but this is all I could find. Consider it a bump.

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Jenny Jump Caves

Located in Jenny Jump State Park, these small interesting caves are a short distance from the dirt parking lot at Ghost Lake on Shades of Death Road, about 2 miles east of intersection with Hope-Great Meadows Road (County Rt. 611).

 

Evidence of Indian occupation has been found at the Faery Hole in Jenny Jump State Park, including a few pieces of pottery and evidence of a firepit near the opening.From parking lot follow the rocky but easy trail along the lake's edge about 200 yards, then a short scramble up a steep rocky slope to the cave known as Faery Hole. About 10 feet wide and 15 feet deep, the floor is flat and the roof high enough to allow most people to stand up comfortably. A natural "chimney" in the rear of cave sometimes contains blind cave cricket. Do not harm them. Scant evidence of Indian occupation has been found here, including a few pieces of pottery and evidence of a firepit near the opening. When the cave was excavated in the 1930s by state archaeologist Dorothy Cross, thousands of mammal bones and fragments were recovered, among them the tooth of a giant beaver, now extinct.

 

Although no established trails lead to it, the diligent explorer can find Fairly Low Cave a few hundred yards northeast of the Faery Hole. This cave faces east, about halfway up the steep rear wall of a cirque (steeply rounded area.) The cave is about 3' high x 4' wide x 160' long and contains a series of 3 or 4 very low "rooms". Standing up in this cave is not possible, and the only way to explore this cave is to crawl. Be careful of broken glass.

 

While you're at Jenny Jump, take a stroll about fifty yards northwest of the park's headquarters to an obvious cavity in the rock outcropping. A few Indian artifacts were found here including pieces of pottery, arrowheads and indications of a fire pit. It is believed that the shelter was occupied infrequently, probably due to the lack of convenient water.

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Remember that the Land of Make Believe is in Hope, and not the other way round.

And, don't forget to search for the cache Beyond Hope.

Other than that, I have found one cache in a cave (or mine) in Jenny Jump.

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I am moving this thread from the Geocaching.com Web Site forum to the Mid-Atlantic forum.

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wow i did not know of these places up there. I might have to take a weekend hiking trip and see if there is any good places to camp for a night or 2 up there this summer.

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Does any know the location of Faery Hole and Fairly Low Cave at Jenny Jump State forest, in Hope NJ?

 

There used to be a cache called Ghost Lake's Forgotten Spirits located at the entrance to Fairy Hole Cave.

N 40° 55.443 W 074° 53.692

 

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...36-51bffbb19be1

 

 

You can print out the directions another poster gave to find the other nearby cave.

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There used to be a cache called Ghost Lake's Forgotten Spirits located at the entrance to Fairy Hole Cave.

N 40° 55.443 W 074° 53.692

 

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...36-51bffbb19be1

 

You can print out the directions another poster gave to find the other nearby cave.

Great cache, that one. Great place, too... Ghost Lake on Shades of Death Road. If you route it right, you can get there through Buttzville. :)

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thanks for that link! I might check that out this summer. Wish there was a little more concentration of geocaches around the park. Any nearby areas with camping anyone knows of or somewhere else in north jersey that has a huge cache concentration around some good ole camping?

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