GC3GPPY From Dawn to Dusk in Dodds

I stopped by the small and quiet Dodds Cemetary while I was out scouting for locations for a photoshoot yesterday mostly because I wanted to consult the map and didn’t want to try to do so while moving on the bike.

found myself thinking, “Hmmmm.  This would be a good place for a geocache!”.  Apparently someone else thought so too.  GC3GPPY From Dawn to Dust in Dodds.

As it turns out, the geocache name makes a reference to the hours visitors are allowed in the cemetary.  I found the cache without a lot of trouble, but when I got within probably 50 feet of it, I had to continue with geosense, because the GPS was all over the map!

In logging the cache, I discovered that others had reported this phenomenon as well.  In particular, there was another cache here previously, and many of those cachers reported the GPS problem too.  Ghosts perhaps?

In any case, I think it’s disrespectful to hunt for a cemetary hide and not spend some time seeing the stones and learning about the history.  Apparently there are five veterans here, although I didn’t see them all.  Dodds was also a stop on the CLN Railroad, of which I have some interest, and was the northern terminus for some time.  I know I’ll be researching this further as I look into what remains of the CLN.  Here’s my specific log for the cache.

Here’s the images I captured:

If you’re interested, you can also check out the images I captured during my location search

CL&N Tunnel North Portal

If you’ve been following along for any length of time, you’ve probably seen my interest in local historical sites of all types, including those related to local railroads.  One of the many places on my list to visit is a remaining tunnel on the CL&N line which used to run from Cincinnati to Dayton through Lebanon.  Much of the track is gone, but there are a number of features remaining from the line.  I actually visited several on the day I visited the tunnel, but I’ll save those for other posts.

I didn’t get to do as much photography and scouting as I would have liked, because this was an impromptu visit, more for scouting than anything else.  I will be back though, with better camera equipment, lights, and suitable attire for sloshing through the standing water in a 100+ year old tunnel!   Here’s the images I captured this time around.

Places to Visit – CL&N Bridge

In my ongoing fascination with history and railroads, one that has caught my eye is the CL&N.  Some of the features of the right of way are still in place, and one you may recall me mentioning is the CL&N Tunnel near downtown Cincinnati.  Another remnant of the line is the bridge that crosses the I-71 corridor.  Maybe when I get a chance to go check out the tunnel, I’ll check out the bridge on the way back north!

Here’s a discussion on Queen City Discovery on their visit to the bridge.