(Review by konopapw)
Placed on 12/15/2001 by konopapw
Difficulty: 2.5 / Terrain: 3.5
friend suggested I feature one of my long- standing caches. This one is
somewhat special to me for various reasons. Instead of imposing a find
limit or time limit on this one, I decided to let it stand for people to
discover over time.
This cache is on private property. Permission was obtained by 'Raiders of
the Lost Cache', who happens to be an aquaintence of the land owner. The
cache is technically in a corner of St. Louis County, in Allenton (thus the
name- Allen View), next to the Meramec River. Instructions are to park
in the Conservation river access off of Hunter's Ford Rd. Take an easy,
flat walk along the river. This is river bottomland, so if it has rained
recently, expect to get muddy here and when climbing the hills. The terrain quickly changes and you'd suddenly think you
were a mountain goat. The view from the cache area is best in the spring
and fall, when you can see through the trees to the river. You can revel
in the fact that this particular view is one that not many people know about
or get to see.
(Review by konopapw)
Placed on 8/31/02 by GBFind
Difficulty: 2 / Terrain: 2
This was one of the
last caches that Ms E. and I hunted one Saturday afternoon. Looking at an
old map will tell you to take Cool Valley Rd., but it has since been renamed to T
R Hughes Blvd. Nasty weather loomed in the distance as we drove into the
Ozzie Smith Sports Complex parking area. This was a rare occassion because
Ms E. was driving and I was navigating. I directed her to an area where
there weren't marked parking spaces, so she opted to let me off to do the hunting,
just a few hundred feet away.
Not a human being in sight. Nature sounds were all around. I stumbled
upon a cache decoy. I read the hint which led me to the correct
location. I like the fact that this cache has a workable theme to it.
I was hoping that I would find a baseball in the woods that might have been lost
from a bad throw or a homerun hit from the ballpark, but I didn't take too much
time to search. I grabbed a rubber ball and bounced it all the way back to
Disassembly Required was placed on 8/1/02 by RGS.
The micro is located IN a spring house at
Laumeier Park. All the trails are paved or hardpacked and wide, and you
won't need to leave any trails to get to the spring house. ".
Prior to 1916, Mr.
Joseph Griesedieck, owner of Falstaff Brewing and president of Vahlaus Reality owned the
land now called Laumeier park. He had
the old stone springhouse built over Red Bud Springs, which he also named. This interesting historical
feature is unique even though the spring has bypassed the structure by flowing through a lower
Water does flow in the actual springhouse after heavy rains. Many small caves and springs are present in the area, although some were destroyed during
the construction of nearby interstate highways I-44 and I-270. This springhouse predates all other buildings and is the oldest known
permanent structure within the park.
Difficulty: 2.5 / Terrain:
Featured Cache (8/22/02)
War 1 was placed on 2/20/02 by thunder
This is a 2 part multicache seperated by a short distance in the community of Rolla. It is relatively level walking and
trails lead close to both caches.
This cache is meant to commemorate the Civil War in Missouri and in particular the city of Rolla.
This is my family's very first cache so I would appreciate any feedback that you more experienced
cachers can offer.
Difficulty: 2 / Terrain: 1.5
Featured Cache (7/21/02)
cache was placed on 7/12/02 by nyisutter.
'Bookcrossing' is a new phenomenon that is becoming quite popular. The idea is to
make the world become a library and to encourage people to share their favorite
books with others. The founder of Bookcrossings got the idea from Geocaching,
wheresgeorge, etc. Since I love geocaching and I love books, it was only natural
to combine the two games and create a Bookcrossing cache.
Bookcrossing books are a lot like travel bugs in that they are marked with a
special number and their journeys are tracked on the website. But success can be
much more hit and miss since most books are left randomly out in the world. The
cache offers a more secure way of making sure your books really do get picked up
and logged. Along with the cache, I also created a travel bug book "Mixed
Signals" that is to be logged at both sites with specific goals on how it is
to travel, further meshing the two games. Bookcrossing
Difficulty: * / Terrain: **
Featured Caches (6/24/02)
Island Cache & River
Rat Cache were placed on 6/23/02 by myotis.
These are in the 2,200 acres of land the Illinois Department of Conservation
recently acquired on the Chouteau Island, Gaberet Island, and Mosenthien Island
Complex. Other agencies also own land on the islands. There is more acquisition in
process. It is hoped in the near future almost all of the islands will be in
public ownership ... You get to walk along the Chain of Rocks Canal and
Mississippi. There are lots of nice views and lots of wildlife ... All the hiking
is on level ground expect a few spots. Almost all of the hiking is in the sun and
there is little shade. So in the summer, bring plenty of water.
Gaberet Island Cache: 5.5 miles round trip, River Rat Cache: 4.5 miles round
trip, (Combined: <7 miles)
Difficulty: ** / Terrain: **
Featured Cache (5/15/02)
In the Cellar
is a 2-part multi-cache placed on 5/11/02 by RGS.
It is hidden somewhere along the Chubb Trail. Estimated walk is about 3.25 miles round trip from the Lone
The cache is located on the old Minke farm property
and is now part of Castlewood S.P. Once the property
was purchased, the old 2 story rock farmhouse and 4
club houses along the river were torn down. 2 larger
structures still remain; an old barn updated to a
pole barn, and an old corn crib. Walking in the area
reveals a very large 6-7 ft. diameter tree, old
fences & upright RR ties used as fence post
& gate posts.
Difficulty: ** / Terrain: **.5