After a day (or several weeks) of finding Nano, Micro and Small Geocaches nothing will brighten your day like stumbling upon a large geocache. In an effort to help you get some really big smiles I have combined this list of the large geocaches around the Hampton Roads area. DISCLAIMER: The following geocaches are listed as LARGE which doesn’t mean that some of the cache owners didn’t have a trick or two up their sleeves.
Working from the peninsula southward they are:
Peninsula Toy Box, GCMPHF, a 1.5/1.5 cache located deep in the wilds of Newport News Park and hidden by VA CHB. Nana & I really enjoyed the hike to this one! Originally hidden on Feb 5, 2005.
Turkey's Delight, GCNP18, another 1.5/1.5 cache also located deep in Newport News Park but hidden by 5 Lost Marbles. Although Nana & I haven’t tried this one yet it is on our list! Originally hidden on Apr 28, 2005.
Raiders of the Lost Ark, GC34RA8, a rather unique and very well put together 3.5/2.5 cache located in the woods just south of Newport News Park and hidden by Scottish Cavaleryman. This cache earned both a favorite point and was Named the winner of the “COVETED” SNAP!!! Cache of the Day award back on January 29th, 2012. This cache is a multiple Hidey Award Winner!!! Originally hidden on Oct 7, 2011.
Crater Raider, GC2K86H, another cache on our to-do list. This is a 3/1.5 cache located just north-east of the Newport News-Williamsburg Airport. Originally hidden by RiverratJTAC on Dec 19, 2010.
Forgot the Galoshes!, GC2KKBE, a 3/2 cache located just west on Denbigh. A short hike will reveal this cache to you! Originally hidden on Dec 24, 201 by RiverratJTAC.
The tackle box, GC3WFP4, another cache on our to-do list – this is a 3/2 cache located on the Poquoson waterfront and hidden by DiddyK1 on Sep 9, 2012.
It's a Log Way Home, GC3NNJJ is a 2.5/3 cache located in Riverfarm Park near Oyster Point. You will enjoy this large park. Hidden by Vaalltheway and originally hidden on June 16, 2012.
A Cache for Jay Before He Croaks., GC14JXV. This is a tricky 5/5 cache located in Northside Park in Norfolk. This cache earned a favorite point from Nana & I. Hidden by seymorechase on Jul 23, 2007.
H.R. Curse of the FTF # 21 - Lone Star Lakes, GC20TF8. Located in Lone Star Lakes Park out here in Suffolk. This is a 2/2.5 cache hidden by Eddienadeddie on Nov 8, 2009.
High Five, GC3Y6ZK. The camo job on this cache is amazing! Located in Bennetts Creek Park in Suffolk, this is a 2.5/3 cache hidden by toystory2 on Oct 6, 2012. This cache earned a favorite point from Nana & I and was the Winner of the “COVETED” SNAP!!! Cache of the Day Award!!!
Lie in Our Graves, GC1HPZW. This is another cache on our to-do list but we have logged a DNF at least once on this one. Hidden in Virginia Beach near Norfolk Avenue this is a 3/4.5 cache hidden by DMB4Life on Oct 31, 2008.
Briar Patch , GC363YK is a 2/3.5 cache located in Sleepy Hole Park in Suffolk. An interesting cache location with a really nice view of the river. Hidden by toystory2 on Oct 16, 2011.
Joe Isuzu, GC24BAR. A 4.5/4.5 Cache located just off of Military Highway in Chesapeake. This cache earned a favorite point from Nana & I and was hidden by Little Joe on Feb 25, 2010.
Hunt Club Farm, GCKMPG is a 1/1.5 cache located at a business just off of London Bridge Road in Virginia Beach. This cache was hidden by tomcatATgod on Sep 23, 2004.
Duplicity, GC2X8RW is a 4/5 cache located just off of N Battlefield Blvd in Chesapeake. A rather unique cache hidden by the Adventure Stones on May 30, 2011.
Southside Toy Box, GCMMJT. Believe it or not this cahce is still on our to-do list as every time we think about heading out this way it rains. Located in the Princess Anne section of Virginia Beach this is a 1/1.5 cache hidden by Episcodad.
SNAP 26 - A Nice Walk In The Woods ?!?, GC2H5G5. Bring your mosquito spray if you attempt this one in the summer. This cache is located near a boat ramp in Suffolk. Rated a 2.5/3 cache and was hidden by Nana & I on Oct 23, 2010.
SNAP 35 - CD Exchange, GC2PCE8. Located near downtown Suffolk, it is a short walk to make the find. This cache was hidden by Nana & I and is rated a 2/2.5 cache and was originally hidden on Feb 26, 2011.
SSL #17 Welcome To the Jungle, GC44CCT. At this time of year you should have no problem getting to this cache but beware in the Spring and Summer months. Rated a 3/4.5, this very simple puzzle cache was just hidden (Jan 13, 2013) in Cypress Park in Suffolk by S&Slaird.
Hole In One, GC14769. Watch out for flying golf balls when you go to the Las Gaviotas area of Chesapeake. This cache is rated 1/1 and was hidden by CookieFinder on July 8, 2007.
Stop, Drop, and Roll, GC24WHB. Another cache on our to-do list, this cache is located in Northwest River Park in southern Chesapeake. Rated 2.5/3.5 this cache was hidden by TandA21on Mar10, 2010.
There are four more large geocaches located between the Virginia state line and Edenton. Nana & I have only done one of them but we plan on trying for the others when we head down that way for the Elizabeth City Meet n Greet on March 3rd (see GC453AE).
The Treasure of Tull's Bay; Tiffani #8, GC3BBJ4. Located just over the Virginia state line this is part of the Tulls Bay series. Rated a 2/2 it was hidden by knotfamilyfyte on Jan 22, 2012.
Which Came First?, GC3P9K1 is located just off route 17 on the way to Elizabeth City. The cache is rated as a 1.5/1.5 and was hidden by pattycake3 on Jun 25, 2012.
Chicken Scratch, GC3WY8F was also hidden by pattycake3 and is just south of Elizabeth City. It is rated as a 2/3 cache and was hidden on Sep 16, 2012.
Rocky Hock Buggy, GC3XCVM. Another pattycake3 cache that is located a little further south (just north of Edenton, NC). It is rated 1.5/1.5 and was hidden on Sep 23, 2012.
Of course there are other large caches out there for you to find: 5 in the Richmond area, several on the Outer Banks but the list above was a breakdown of those in the Hampton Roads area.
As always, Stay Safe & Keep Caching!!!
SNAP!!! – Suffolk Nana & Papa