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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
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