Northwestern VA Tag!

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by bwalsh, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    Oh man! I love mine!!
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    So does Sarge!
  2. FATNBLD

    FATNBLD Been here awhile

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    Grab! 7 Fountains Rd. rt # also had a 7 in it.

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    Sure enough, a duck and a fountain of light. I realize as I type this that the "fountain" of light was not just the little flashlight, but part of the damn clue, nice!

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  3. FATNBLD

    FATNBLD Been here awhile

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    Tag,

    In looking at the map I noticed a region sparsely tagged in this particular game of tag, that's where the duck is now.

    What do these things have in common:

    A former Supreme Court justice
    A portly home run hitter
    A book and character in the bible
    A "Hollow"
    And a "Fire Trail"

    Once you figure out the paved road, you need to find the very rough road that if taken all the way spits you out into the SNP at the saddle.

    This is a popular ATV/dirt bike trail. The tag spot is not far up the trail, but you don't want a street bike for this one.

    You have to get to right here:

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    From uphill looking back down (my bike is facing the paved road I came in on, about 1/8 mile down)

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    The ziplock bag containing the duck is behind that big rock behind my right hand mirror in this shot:

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    Behind this rock, under leaves.

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    I had a flat tire on this trail recently while tagging in another game.

    Anybody Bruce'd today?
  4. FATNBLD

    FATNBLD Been here awhile

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    Went and grabbed the Charlottesville tag after I placed the duck. 166 miles today with no tickets, no wrong turns, no accidents, and a lot of fun.
  5. 5punksdad

    5punksdad Tag-Master-Flash

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    Nice. Enjoy the keychain. If u get a flat at night u may need it.

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  6. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    I've been on that saddle many a time... ;)

    Good job on moving the tag!!!
  7. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    what? no street bike?! challenge accepted! hahahaa.. now to find some free time..
  8. OldnoGPS

    OldnoGPS Just a sightseer

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    Grab: Ruth Hollow Fire Trail, about 1/8 mile up from Ruth Rd.

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    Tag: A bit closer to NW Va lies a little village that starts with "C". There's a former elementary school there that the County no longer uses and is for sale. Just as you enter this village from the east (from a Scenic Byway) there's an intersection with a building on the left painted green. It has an "Antiques" sign on the front. Immediately before that building is a road on the left that starts with an "L". It's straight across from a road named for a house where indigent people lived. Tag is about 100 yards from the intx/green building. Bag with the duck is behind the large tree to the right of the steps, back side with leaves covering it.

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  9. 5punksdad

    5punksdad Tag-Master-Flash

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    :thumb

    I have been past that footbridge before...........just cant remember where.
  10. OldnoGPS

    OldnoGPS Just a sightseer

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    Tag is about 2 1/2 miles SE of a village that starts with "S", same name as a country that's often in the news. The "Turnpike" that forms part of the above mentioned intx goes through that village also.
  11. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    :huh Glad I didn't go for it as I would have bruced myself. The last sentence in the clues, which I now realize I misread, made me focus on the other end of the trail, which happens to be a great one! I didn't bother going back and looking at the clues again. Yes, I am a dumb ass.

    Do you happen tohave coords for the spot the tag was set?


    It's right here...NOT THE GRAB!!!



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    Hmmm, that pic is from September 13th 2011. Today is also the 13th which happens to be my lucky number...:evil
  12. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    Almost forgot...

    On one of the roads nearby I stumbled upon this nice Chestnut tree!
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    The road and surrounding area was littered with chestnuts!
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  13. OldnoGPS

    OldnoGPS Just a sightseer

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    See user name :deal I had a GPS V once... :D

    By the way, I got there by way of the gravel road across the river in my pic. A bit of weaving and bobbing through other gravel will get you back to the Ruth grab site, with only a little stretch of pavement on the way.
  14. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    That's where I found the Chestnut tree.


    BTW, nice grab and tag!
  15. FATNBLD

    FATNBLD Been here awhile

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    Yup, the iPhone pic has the coordinates in it's properties, here they are:

    Lat: 38; 23; 16.2000000000117
    Lon: 78; 19; 34.7999999999884
    Altitude 285

    Hope that helps bwalsh
  16. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    Thanks! Maybe I can do some map work in the next few weeks. I think I'm about a year behind! :eek1
  17. OldnoGPS

    OldnoGPS Just a sightseer

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    Thanks fatnbld for the coords. Not sure I'd trust that elevation (meters?).
    I'll come out of the dark ages when I can buy a GPS with a large enough screen to actually read for about $150. I had my GPS V mounted on top of a roadbook at the very top of my 950 ADV windscreen. It was right up in my line of sight, but the tiny black and white screen (hmm, is that a creek or a road?), tiny and non-expandable memory, slow serial port didn't cut it even 5-6 years ago. My eyes haven't improved.
    For now, there's a Va Gazeteer in the side bag if I really get lost.
    Guess I could scale coords off of those maps. :rofl
  18. FATNBLD

    FATNBLD Been here awhile

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    Yeah, 285 what? It didn't say.
  19. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    Yards? :lol3
  20. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    So I just got caught up with copying pics and typing locations(for the most part) in a text file I've been keeping.

    I see the current tag is number 274! :clap

    I haven't touched the map yet.


    Although last year was kind of slow, if we can get another twenty six by April 13th that would average 100 tags per year, for the last three years. Not too shabby for a "moribund game"! :lol3