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"i Know What You Did Last Group Hike" Group Hike


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"I Know what you did Last Group Hike" Group Hike... Saturday, October 23rd.

 

Mahlon Dickerson Reservation (in no particular order):

 

1 SESE

0.2mi Multi-cache (3/3)

Size: Other 3 May 04 Driving Boulders in the Woods by Treequest (GCJC7V)

New Jersey 19 Sep 04

 

2 EE

1mi Traditional Cache (2/2)

Size: Regular 27 Jun 04 Roosters Potato Head Cache by yeolwoodsman (GCJV27)

New Jersey 26 Sep 04

 

3 NENE

0.5mi Traditional Cache (2.5/3)

Size: Regular 26 Jul 04 David’s Rock Collection Cache by treequest (GCK3F7)

New Jersey 3 days ago*

 

4 SESE

0.9mi Traditional Cache (1.5/1.5)

Size: Regular 16 Mar 02 Needful Things VI by Skully Mulder et al. (GC42EA)

New Jersey 29 Aug 04

 

5

Here Traditional Cache (1.5/2)

Size: Regular 1 Dec 02 Highest Point in Morris County by Skully & Mulder et al. (GCB099)

New Jersey 03 Sep 04

 

6 NENE

0.7mi Traditional Cache (2/2)

Size: Micro 19 Sep 04 TRL Highlands Hike by Team Rampant Lion (GCKKEB)

New Jersey 3 days ago*

 

7 SESE

0.9mi Traditional Cache (2/1.5)

Size: Regular 21 Sep 03 Remembering Gerima by lakelady & Joisey Girl (GCGVGY)

New Jersey 24 Sep 04

 

8 EE

1.4mi Traditional Cache (3/1.5)

Size: Micro 28 Nov 03 Creative Cache II by Skully & Mulder et al. (GCH9KT)

New Jersey 19 Sep 04

 

9 SESE

1.5mi Traditional Cache (2/2)

Size: Regular 26 Sep 03 Ski Bowl by Skully & Mulder et al. (GCGZ2G)

New Jersey 26 Sep 04

 

10 NENE

1.1mi Traditional Cache (2/2.5)

Size: Regular 12 Sep 04 Broken back in the woods! by Tick Magnets (GCKHNB)

New Jersey 3 days ago*

 

11 SWSW

1.3mi Traditional Cache (1.5/1.5)

Size: Regular 30 Oct 02 Autumn at Saffin Pond by Skully & Mulder et al. (GCA2B8)

New Jersey 25 Sep 04

 

12 NENE

1.5mi Traditional Cache (2/3.5)

Size: Regular 12 Sep 04 TRL For Love of The Highlands by Team Rampant Lion (GCKHN2)

New Jersey 3 days ago*

 

13 NENE

1.8mi Traditional Cache (2/3)

Size: Regular 5 Jun 03 Recycled Cache by Skully Mulder et al. (GCG7ZB)

New Jersey 7 days ago*

 

14 SWSW

1.4mi Traditional Cache (2/2)

Size: Regular 14 Jun 04 Uncle Toms Treerock Cache by treequest (GCJPW7)

New Jersey

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Nice caches but it's kind of hard to string them together in a loop.

Brian is correct here - some of them will require a short drive to reposition.

 

BUT... if you park in the FIRST Mahlon Dickerson parking area (when coming from the North it is on your RIGHT)... You might want to try them in this order

 

Parking Lot...

 

1. Driving Boulders

2. Highest Point in Morris County

3. David's Rock Collection

4. TRL Highlands Hike

5. Broken back in the Woods

6. TRL for the Love of the Highlands

7. Recycled Cache

Then Backtrack part of the way

8. Rooster's Potato Head Cache

 

Back to Parking Lot

 

Then

9 Needful Things VI

10 Remembering Gerima

 

Drive a couple of miles South for

11 Autumn at Saffins Pond

 

Then, a short drive or a bit of a hike to

 

12 Uncle Tom's Treerock Cache

 

Then, Drive back North - get

13 Ski Bowl (tough climb after doing this much hiking though)

 

and finally

 

14 Creative Cache II - Might be pretty tough but not much of a hike.

 

This route is from Tiffany's Head Slave and is based on having done 12 of the 14 listed ...

From the Chief Assistant... the Head Slave's route seems to be correct but she does not think that doing all 14 in one day is feasible

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Looks to me that bear is wearing a location collar.

 

No, that's a travel bug dogtag! Try reading the number and you can log the travel bug!!! :blink:

 

Edison might be right next to Dickerson, but we only have ONE day. The edison caches will take all day by themselves, besides I am saving those for another loopy day! :lol:

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Sweet. We can meet at 9 a.m. in the FIRST Mahlon Dickinson parking lot (9:10 for me since I always seem to be late!). On your right.

 

Parking Lot...

1. Driving Boulders

2. Highest Point in Morris County

3. David's Rock Collection

4. TRL Highlands Hike

5. Broken back in the Woods

6. TRL for the Love of the Highlands

7. Recycled Cache

Then Backtrack part of the way

8. Rooster's Potato Head Cache

 

Back to Parking Lot

 

Then

9 Needful Things VI

10 Remembering Gerima

 

Drive a couple of miles South for

11 Autumn at Saffins Pond

 

Then, a short drive or a bit of a hike to

12 Uncle Tom's Treerock Cache

 

Then, Drive back North - get

13 Ski Bowl

 

and finally

14 Creative Cache II - Saving the easy one for last!

 

So, who is with me? :o

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Looks like I will be in.  How far into Jersey is this place?  What time do I need to be up on my day off???

It's about 46 miles from the GW Bridge (which I think is how you've been coming across from NY).

 

Here's what MapSource shows once you hit the GW...

 

1. I-95 S and drive west

2. Keep left onto New Jersey Tpke S

3. Exit left onto ramp onto I-80 Express Ln W

4. Take exit 34B to the right onto Hwy 15 N

5. Take right ramp onto Weldon Rd

6. MahlonDickerson

 

So you want 80 West to exit 34B which is about 38 driving miles from the GWB. Off 80 it's another 8 miles. Maybe you can stay over at Mark's house ;)

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New one there. Coords for this one should bring you reasonably close (within 1/2 mile) to where Avro wants to park. At least you will pass by the parking area if you come from the north.

 

I'd come along but I think Skigirl and I might give Aye Carumba!! a shot today. We have the time and the weather looks decent.

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Had a great hike with Squealy, Jonboy and Dave of Team DEMP. Met Team Rampant Lion on the mountain placing a cache and newcomers Team Ireland at one of the caches, they had just run into a bear!!!

 

Tiffany's Chief Assistant doesn't think this is feasible

 

It's doable! Full day of a total of 15 caches - not sure what the tracklog said, but it was about 10-11 miles roundtrip.

 

1. Driving Boulders

2. Pizza Delivery

3. Highest Point in Morris County

4. David's Rock Collection

5. TRL Highlands Hike

6. Broken back in the Woods

7. TRL for the Love of the Highlands

8. Recycled Cache

9. Rooster's Potato Head Cache

10. Needful Things VI

11. Remembering Gerima

12. Autumn at Saffins Pond

13. Uncle Tom's Treerock Cache

14 Creative Cache II

 

15. TRL - did one of theirs that hasn't been approved yet

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Great job guys on grabbig 15 caches, in my neck of the woods, in spite of the head slave predicting it was not feasible B) . Wish I was there ... but I was in Harriman exercising the demon of JMB-69 (thanks David). Hope to see everyone soon.

And I was a few miles away finally getting Ay Carumba!!! off my to-do list after a few years on it.

 

Great cache and a worthwhile one to hunt this (or any) time of the year. I'd certainly have to put it in my personal top 10 and I highly recommend it.

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We very narrowly missed a bear sighting! Met Team Ireland at a cache and they had just seen a bear in the area not 5 minutes before!

 

Ay Carumba sounds like fun. Do you have a track log of the loop or at least a trail map?

There is a bear (or 2 or 3...) almost every night in the dumpster behind Sneaky Pete's ... there was probably one back there during Floopy's 3000th event cache! The black bears are pretty harmless ... There are always kids playing around in the neighborhood and there has never been an incident.

 

BTW, Ay Carumba was one of my favorite caches - as was Splitrock Splendor & Cauldrons of Courage. I wish AD would hide some more caches.

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Ay Carumba sounds like fun. Do you have a track log of the loop or at least a trail map?

 

I have my track log, but you wouldn't want it. We made a few mistakes that added to the walk. The NYNJTC map for the area would help and a park map would be even better.

 

BTW, Ay Carumba was one of my favorite caches - as was Splitrock Splendor & Cauldrons of Courage. I wish AD would hide some more caches

 

Don't forget the Giants Stairs.

 

We very narrowly missed a bear sighting! Met Team Ireland at a cache and they had just seen a bear in the area not 5 minutes before!

 

We had a bear sighting on our way to Ay Caraumba. But it was dead, on the side of the road <_< .

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