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Rock Run Cache

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You will need to be alert for ATV traffic when searching for this cache.
Rock Run, link, is billed as the Premier ATV Recreation Park East of the Mississippi. The Park provides over 140 miles of multi-use trails developed primarily for ATVs and other motorized trail use on approximately 6,000 acres of ground. Please note that an ATV is not necessary to reach this cache, but can be utilized for a fee. The park's trails are free to non-motorized users, but please be careful of trail traffic. Trail maps can be obtained at the Welcome Center located near the parking area. (N 40° 40.815 W 078° 39.111)
The Park is operated seasonally, but the cache can be accessed year-round by parking NEAR (NOT IN FRONT OF) the gate at the alternate parking coordinates.(N 40° 40.711 W 078° 38.851) Access to the site may also be gated in the early morning or late evening.
Guided ATV tours through the Park are available, but not necessary to reach this cache. Camping is also available. Reservation information is available through the website.
Much of the Park site has been historically strip mined. But the area also played a role in supporting the Clay Works industry located in the community of Patton, to the south. Patton is perhaps best known for an important local manufacturer, the Patton Clay Works. The Clay Works were one of the largest clay and brick concerns in the world in the first half of the 1900s. The company manufactured terra cotta products (pipe and tiles), building bricks, and pavers (known as "Patton Pavers") from 1893 until it closed in 1968. Bricks made there were used in the construction of the Panama Canal, and the pavers were used around the Eiffel Tower in France. The products were made from clay excavated from the area. (© Wikipedia) Remnants of two of the clay mines remain within the Park. This cache will lead you to one of them. The cache is NOT in the mine and entry is prohibited. A spoiler pic is provided so that you are not frustrated on your walk.
This is Featured Cache #36 of the Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Geotrail, which highlights the scenic and historic amenities of the area. Be sure to collect and record the Geotrail Code Word from in (or near, in the case of micros) the cache to your official Geotrail Passport, which can be obtained from the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. A map and list of all caches featured in the Geotrail can be found at (visit link) or they can be bulk downloaded from the bookmark list.

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