Tag: 544 - Stone Valley Mammoth

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Discovery Rd, Petersburg, PA, US

location_on N 40 40.078, W 077 54.470 local_parking N 40 40.132, W 077 54.586

Situated in a lovely oak grove in Stone Valley at the Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, this mammoth is ready for you to find and take home. And while enjoying the trails in the public recreational facility (operated by Penn State University), be sure to check out some of the points-of-interest signs along the way and also a very interesting "cemetery" exhibit nearby this mammoth site that reminds us to keep our environment clean and free of trash! Cache-In/Trash-Out... Or in this case, Tag-Out,Trash-Out...

The staffed facilities of this recreational area are currently closed, as the season opening has not been determined, but the hiking trails are open from dawn to dusk. The specified parking area is only available until 5pm, due to closing the gate at the Environmental Center, so if searching after 5pm, please choose a parking area on the far side of the lake and use the trails to get here. Please do not park blocking any roads or gates. Adequate pull-offs exist along Scare Pond Road in places, including where I parked to place this tag at N 40 39.737 W 077 54.636

Information on this area may be found at: http://www.athletics.psu.edu/stonevalley/

A trail map is located at: https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/sites/default/files/trailmap.pdf

If using the closer parking, you may walk over to a trailhead at N 40 40.079 W 077 54.580. From here, follow the Twin Bridges Trail over towards the benches in the oak grove.

There are two benches just off the trail. The mammoth is under, magnetically attached, to the back bracket of the bench in memory of "Billy" G. Popp.

The interesting "cemetery" exhibit will be just before the grove, if coming from this direction, at N40 40.101 W077 54.487.

If parking along Scare Pond road, approach the Twin Bridges Trail via the Lake trail from a trailhead at N40 39.998 W 077 54.358.

There are a number of other geocaches in the area, easily accessed from the trails around the lake and around the recreation area. Make an afternoon of it!

The trails are very nice, but be aware of ticks, as would be common in the woods at this time of year.

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