Name: WTC Memorial
WGS84: N40° 20.460 W078° 55.680
|Cache type: micro
|Difficulty: 2 out of 5
|Environment: safe,kids,permission granted,public,free,24x7,parking,handicap access,not commercial
|Average rating: not enough logs to calculate
|Other ratings: Handicaching
Johnstown is one of only five cities in which remnants of the World Trade Center are displayed.
A section of one of the structural beams was erected as a memorial to the victims of 9/11 and is displayed adjacent to the Saint Maryís Byzantine Catholic Church Pavilion by the posted coordinates.
Please be respectful of the memorial. The cache is not located on it.
This is Featured Cache #38 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 Visitorís Bureau. A map and list of all caches featured in the Geotrail can be found at Geotrail page.
GPSGames offers an alternative
geocache listing platform. Coordinates are visible even without an
account, but you will need an account to log here before they are possibly
cross listed to GC. GPSGames displays other
caches that may not already be cross listed. If you are not the listed
owner of one of these caches, we strongly discourage you from posting your own
listing at or near their coordinates.
You won't immediately be able to log your smiley, but you
will be able to get the applicable code word. Attendees of the Geotrail launch event were given the advanced release of
this cache listing, so the FTF is probably already entered in the logbook.
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