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Captain John Smith Geotrail

Postby Calvertcachers on Tue May 17, 2011 4:59 pm

Captain John Smith Geotrail
Set to begin June 4, 2011!!


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With the success of the Star-Spangled Banner Geotrail, the Chesapeake Conservancy, the National Park Service and the Maryland Geocaching Society are pleased to announce the Captain John Smith Geotrail!

The new trail will launch on Saturday, June 4, 2011, and everyone is invited to join us for an exciting kick-off event GC2F414 on the property of the Accokeek Foundation, National Colonial Farm. http://accokeekfoundation.org/

The Captain John Smith Geotrail will highlight the explorations of Capt. Smith and his travels on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary’s. The trail will have over 40 caches within Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. The trail will focus on 5 rivers; the Susquehanna, Potomac, Nanticoke, Rappahannock, and James (including the Chickahominy branch).
Cachers will be required to find, log and post a pic at 15 CJS caches to earn the coin.

Come show your support to the National Park Service and join us for the kick-off event on Saturday, June 4 at the National Colonial Farm GC2F414. We will have printed copies of the passport, a list of CJS caches and a chance to win some nice door prizes! There will be booths and exhibits from the MGS, Novago, parks and facilities along the CJS trail, and just confirmed... Magellan will be at the event with an exhibit and they have even donated a GPS for our door prize give away.

Here is a little taste of what you will discover along the Captain John Smith Geotrail......

Are you ready to follow in the wake of Captain John Smith? Visit sites along the National Historic Trail and learn about the native cultures and the natural environment of the 17th-century Chesapeake through the Captain John Smith Chesapeake Geotrail. The Trail provides opportunities for you to experience the Bay through the routes and places associated with Smith’s explorations. Caches will be located in museums, refuges, parks, and towns in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware along the rivers and creeks that Smith and his crew explored four centuries ago.

Over four hundred years ago, Englishman John Smith and a small crew set out in an open boat to explore the Chesapeake Bay. Between 1607 and 1609 Smith mapped and documented nearly 3,000 miles of the Bay and its rivers. Along the way he visited many thriving American Indians communities and gathered information about this “fruitful and delightsome land.” In December 2006 the U.S. Congress designated the routes of Smith’s explorations of the Chesapeake as a national historic trail—the first national water trail.

I know this is a long drive but we would love to have you all attend the event! Visit http://www.mdgps.org for updates.
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