Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Top 10 caches in York County Virginia

Planning your caching around the 11th Annual GCHR picnic?  Coming in from out of town, and want to make sure you don’t miss some of the best caches?  Over the next few weeks, I’ll be generating several lists to help with this.

Each list will detail the best geocaches in each city in the Hampton Roads and surrounding areas based on the number of favorite points these caches have earned.

Here is the list for York County – top 10 caches based on favorite points earned:
1.    GC1D0HG – Waller Mill Overlook – 92 favorite points - hidden by va griz.  This cache is located a short walk away from parking and is located about 13 miles north of Newport News Park.  This cache is famous for the scenery in the surrounding area.
2.    GC2BAF – The Cave – 51 favorite points - hidden by The-Colemans.  This virtual cache is located just east of Newport News Park on the shores of the York River.  Located in the community of Yorktown, this area is full of history.
3.    GC34RA8 – Raiders of the Lost Ark – 38 favorite points – hidden by Scottish Cavalryman.  Located just south-east of the park, this is one of the four caches in the area with an Indiana Jones theme.  This multi shouldn’t take you too long to complete but there is a puzzle involved
4.    GC322EM – 403’s Boo Boo Box Hide-out – 33 favorite points – hidden by GeoMunster1313.  This could either be a Park n Grab or could leave you scratching your head!  Located about 15 miles north of Newport News Park just off of I-64.
5.    GC8AEF – The Lost Day – 31 favorite points – hidden by Kingsman.  This is another Virtual Cache located near Yorktown, a short 5 miles drive away from Newport News Park.  A great chance to learn a little something about the calendar.
6.    GC2NEV0 – Tom Hanks #3 – 29 favorite points – hidden by RusandMil.  This is located less than 4 miles east of Newport News Park.  One of several Tom Hanks themed caches in the area.  A very short walk from parking.
7.    GC1YBHP – The Rune Stones of Hardwood’s Mill – 29 favorite points – hidden by CacheBeagle.  Be warned – this is a 5 Difficulty, 5 Terrain puzzle cache.  This is a great geocache but you might want to start working on this one now if you plan on attacking the physical cache while at the picnic.
8.    GCGERG – The Source – 23 favorite points – hidden by Cacheola Crew.  Another Virtual cache and this one is located right in Newport News Park
9.    GC2F40P – CJS – Watermans Museum – 20 favorite points – hidden by Captain John Smith.  Park of the Captain John Smith series this is another cache located in Yorktown, less than 5 miles from Newport News Park.  This one can be considered a park n grab.
10.  GC3TQ28 – Larry’s Handiwork – 17 favorite points – hidden by VA CHB.  A clever cache located right inside Newport News Park. Be warned this cache has a little trick to it but should be found easily.

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