mortonfox: (morton blvd)
On Saturday, it rained on and off throughout the day. So I went to Southern Delaware, in particular Smyrna, Dover, Milford, Georgetown, and Laurel, and focused on virtual Munzees so I wouldn't have to get out in the rain very much. However, I did find two geocaches while it wasn't raining. "THE PINK PANTHER" was in the woods behind Walmart, to the left of the pond in this photo. This was another one of those times when I went into the woods and saw an occupied tent. I'm never really sure what to do in this kind of situation. However, I waved and said hello. The occupant of the tent seemed okay and was probably just wondering what I was looking for. I looked around a bit. It wasn't trivial to locate the micro cache in the woods but I eventually saw it.

Another strange thing that happened was in downtown Milford. At one intersection, I had the green light to take a left turn. I'm glad I waited a moment because an old lady drove across the junction through the red light. I took the left turn and followed her. At the next intersection, she stopped at a green light. (It was like Opposite Day.) I wasn't in a hurry so I waited for her to realize that she could go. A few blocks farther down the road, she made a right into a parking area. Hopefully that was the end of the confusion. The last weird thing that I saw was someone driving in reverse in the middle lane of US-13 in Dover! Thank goodness I wasn't in that lane and it's a good thing that road wasn't busy at that time of the evening.

Saturday's adventure made Sunday's South Jersey trip seem comparatively uneventful. On the way to a bunch of Munzees in Audubon, I took the opportunity to visit Del Buono's Bakery in Haddon Heights. I'd passed by the lion on numerous occasions but never took the time to drop in and look at the other sculptures until Sunday morning. They also had a panda, a dinosaur, an elephant, a pig, a sheep, and King Kong on the roof. The real treat though was inside the bakery. On top of their industrial-sized oven, there was a dragon and the Blues Brothers!

The caches... )

The munzees... )
mortonfox: (fox sit)
I had the day off on Monday, so it was a 3-day weekend. Saturday's trip was to Atlantic City and Brigantine, with a stop in Berlin on the way to dinner. The trouble with the casino area in Atlantic City is there's no free parking. Even Harrah's, which isn't in the downtown area, now charges for parking, even though they didn't just a few years ago. So I mostly went for munzees and geocaches off the beaten path. Still, there was a lot to see. I went to the Absecon Lighthouse and the aquarium. Also saw a bench on a fragment of a pier out in the water. I thought that was sad and strange at the same time.

Sunday's trip was somewhat shorter because of the rain. Just a dash down to Sandy Point State Park to capture about 500 munzees and then back again.

Monday's trip was to Dover, Bridgeville, Seaford, and Laurel in Southern Delaware. It was mostly for Munzee but I stopped for a bunch of new geocaches along the way. Horsey Pond was the most scenic area of the day. The weird item of the day was an Angry Birds porta-potty in Seaford. It looked like character merchandising gone wrong.

The caches... )
mortonfox: (fox bend)
Saturday was relatively simple. I only hiked in two areas: Hunn Park and the St. Jones River Greenway in Dover. These are not linear trails though. Some of the caches were located on offshoots from the main trail. In total, it was over 8 miles of walking round trip but there were no inclines and a lot of the trail was fine gravel or asphalt, so it's an easy walk. Not much scenery though, other than marshes and inlets.

Sunday's trip was mostly to the east and southeast of Baltimore to get the new geocaches in Middle River, Essex, and Canton. It was a rainy day though, so I decided to get some Munzees as well while waiting for the rain to taper off. There was still enough time for 16 geocaches. I'd never been to Canton before so it's a new area for me. The neighborhood looks like a mix of old and new. Office and shopping center development along the waterfront seems to be turning the area into another Towson or White Marsh.

The caches... )
mortonfox: (create a fursona)
After finishing off a few new geocaches in Pike Creek and Hockessin on Saturday, I went to Kennett Square, Marlborough, Unionville, Downingtown, and West Brandywine, generally heading northwards through Chester County. I hadn't been up that way in a while and so I took the opportunity to finally get some of those caches that were placed for an event months ago that I didn't attend. I also finally finished a few Wherigo caches. "Poker Run #2 2016" was one that I only noticed that day, but I downloaded the Wherigo cartridge using mobile data and it was a quick solve. (Only one question about poker hands!) "MEET EAT & GREET" was a far more difficult Wherigo but I'd already solved it 6 months ago and still had the coordinates and notes I needed to find the cache. Although the area is hilly, there were a number of scenic ponds and lakes, such as Broad Run Pond and Chambers Lake.

The real purpose of Sunday's trip was to get "Halfway! (to Delaware's Longest Geocache)" in Central Delaware. It's a long walk on an old road out into a marsh. I found Delaware's Longest Geocache a few years ago and that was 2.6 miles from parking, so halfway would be roughly 1.3 miles. There were two other caches along the way but for the most part, it was a long walk in a quiet area with a bit of variation in scenery. Aside from that, I also found clusters of geocaches in Glasgow, Milford, and Seaford. The caches down by Seaford were somewhat amusing. There was a wolf geocache, a rat cache, a pumpkin cache, and a cache on a giant chair.

The caches... )
mortonfox: (morton blvd)
On Saturday, I intended to stay local and get all the recently-published local geocaches, but somehow ended up going to Chestertown after a bunch of geocaches in Middletown and Millington. The one curious thing in the area was the Unicorn Fishing Lake, which, depending on the way you parse the sign, could be a lake where unicorns fish or a lake where one fishes for unicorns. The last stop of the day was back to Carousel Farm Park in Pike Creek for a set of toe geocaches, before I made my escape!

Sunday's trip was to Allentown for the "Celebrate Geocaching in the Lehigh Parkway!" geocaching event. It was a morning event though, so I was there only for the last five minutes before it ended abruptly. In that same area was another event celebrating the 175th anniversary of the covered bridge, so the geocaching event had to end before the next event began. I didn't stick around for the main festivities, so the rest of the day was spent getting the new geocaches in Coplay, Northampton, Laurys Station, and Walnutport, and walking on some of the bike paths in the area.

The caches... )
mortonfox: (morton blvd)
Saturday's trip was to Allentown, NJ, to take a 5-mile walk and get another set of geocaches on the northern part of the Union Transportation Trail. This section of the UTT is not yet connected to the section I walked on last week. I hope they'll one day finish converting the railbed into a bike path and join the two sections. Ran into SanMar again during my walk. This time though, they were a bit earlier and were on their way back as I was walking towards the end of the path.

Sunday's trip was to Eastern Shore Maryland, around Still Pond, Chestertown, Quaker Neck, and Rock Hall. The problem with this area is the land is made of many peninsulas and fingers out into the Chesapeake Bay and there aren't many bridges. So the whole day is basically spent driving down one of the 10-mile peninsulas, and then back up and down another peninsula. However, it had been a very long time since I visited that area, so there were enough geocaches to make it worth the trip just going down a few of the larger fingers of land. There is a lot of beautiful scenery by the bay and water features. Unfortunately, after the heavy rain late that day, there was quite a bit of flooding in Rock Hall. I noticed that the bay water was pretty much already up to the level of the road and some of the docks and platforms are in danger of getting washed away the next time there is a superstorm. When I saw that, I decided it would be a good idea to just detour around the flooded areas and leave.

The caches... )
mortonfox: (xmas)
Saturday's trip was to Central and Southern Delaware for two sets of Christmas-themed geocaches. On the way, there was a geocache site next to Frightland, where I saw the skull silo and downed jet. I haven't been to this haunted house attraction before but the downed jet was always an odd thing to see from the highway. The first set of Christmas caches was in Smyrna. There were 10 caches, one for each reindeer and one for Santa Claus himself. All were pretty straightforward. Then there was another set of caches down by Ellendale, including "Fa-la-la-la-la", "Christmas goose", and "Holly Jolly Christmas".

The only real problem of the day was an encounter with two crazy rednecks, a few miles outside of Bridgeville, who apparently didn't like people parking by the side of the road to look for the cache. I'm guessing that was the reason since I wasn't on private property and they didn't actually say what was wrong. My experience with such encounters told me to not escalate the situation and they'll go away after a few minutes, which is pretty much what happened. Aside from that problem though, the day went pretty well. Dinner that night was at the shiny, new Panda Express in Dover. I wasn't even planning to go there but I happened to see it while driving up US-13 and remembered that I had an online coupon. What's funny is I only just got a cookie fortune the previous night that said, "you will meet a panda". Who knew it was prophetic and actually referring to Panda Express? :)

Sunday's trip was to the Florence / Mansfield area in South Jersey to continue where I stopped the previous weekend. "The New Rules Almost Killed Us" series of caches was pretty humorous. Each one was at a cemetery and anyone who dealt with the new NJ State Parks policy would understand the reference. Most of the afternoon was spent around the Mansfield, Cookstown, and New Egypt area. I hadn't been to that pocket of New Jersey in years, so there were quite a lot of caches I hadn't found yet and it'll be worth another trip or two.

The caches... )
mortonfox: (me tira daqui)
Pope Francis visited Philadelphia this weekend. Since a large number of roads, including some major highways, in the city were closed for the occasion, most people thought traffic would be backed up everywhere. I didn't think that would be the case but it seemed prudent anyway to not travel anywhere in that direction. Plus, this year's edition of the First State Challenge was released on Saturday. So it was a good time to tour Delaware.

The FSC is partly a showcase of important sites in Delaware. So there were some interesting things to view, such as the Kalmar Nyckel mural, the Old West town in Carousel Park, and the giant Amish man. This time though, I decided not to rush and get all the FSC caches in one weekend. So on Saturday, I focused on the beach side of southern Delaware and hit other non-FSC caches in Milton, Lewes, and Rehoboth Beach along the way.

Sunday's outing was to finish the northern section of FSC in Bear, Newark and Wilmington. To fill out the day, I made a sidetrip into South Jersey for the newest caches in Pennsville, Mullica Hill and Mantua. The Salem River area was rather scenic as well.

The caches... )
mortonfox: (create a fursona)
Saturday's trip was to Southern Delaware, near Harrington, to find the Delaware State Star series. It's a set of 50 geocaches, forming geo-art in the shape of a star, plus a bonus cache in the center. Those were mystery caches, so once you solve them, the actual caches were along a few roads in that area. Another notable cache of the day was "Pined Knolls". It a 5-star difficulty cache so I didn't expect to find it, but I decided to try it anyway since I was using the parking area to make a U-turn. I didn't have, and still don't have, the solution to the puzzle, so I simply searched likely spots in the whole area. Then suddenly, I had an idea and found it! It is rather clever but I don't think I can write any more without giving it away. Also, it qualified me for the "Let's Get Extreme" souvenir, which I didn't expect to get because I hadn't done many Difficulty 5 or Terrain 5 caches.

Sunday was a trip to Horsham, Warrington, Warminster, Southampton, and Montgomeryville in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Nothing special. Just getting some of the new caches that have popped up over the last few months. Got part of the "JALED" series. (I'm not sure what that acronym meant but it was a tribute to Weird Al.) The noteworthy location of the day was a piece of the Berlin Wall at Vereinigung Erzgebirge in Warminster and the cute geocache of the day was a burger cache in Warrington.

The caches... )
mortonfox: (fox bend)
It was a 3-day weekend because of the Labor Day Holiday on Monday. I hadn't planned any vacation trips so I went for some geocaching events in the area. On Saturday, I attended "August Souvenir Celebration". It's at a cafe in East Greenville. I haven't been to that area much and I especially had not been to the nearby Green Lane Reservoir Park in years, so after the event, I went geocaching there.

On Sunday, I went to The Pagoda in Reading for the "Berks Quarterly Trackable Swap and Flash Mob" event. We had a group hike afterwards to attempt the "Peace be careful" geocache, which is up on a steep rock face. It's actually an interesting landmark because of a large Peace sign painted on the rock face. It had been raining though, so the rock face was too slippery and dangerous. We sent two people who were good at climbing to get the cache, while the rest of us waited below, possibly to catch them if they fell off. (Not sure what the plan was there. :) ) Anyway, that was the most exciting part of it. We also went for the other geocaches along the same trail.

On Labor Day, I thought it would be nice to go somewhere other than to Pennsylvania for a change. So I hit Southern Delaware and Salisbury, Maryland, for a bunch of new geocaches that had been placed since my last trip that way. The day was more driving than finding, but there were some amazing geocaches, like the elaborate birdhouse geocache outside the Courtyard Marriott in Salisbury. I also got to use the Woodland Ferry again.

The caches... )
mortonfox: (face tree)
On Saturday, I thought I'd go to Montgomery/Bucks County again since I had no problems last weekend, despite the snow. Well, the difficulty increased over the past week, apparently. The snow had partially melted and refrozen, so it's now hard. I had to be a lot better at guessing where the geocache was under the ice because trying to dig through too much of that would tire me out quickly. Even so, I had some success. Sometimes it was pure luck but sometimes I had just enough insight into the cache owner's habits to be able to scan the area and figure out the exact spot. Anyway, this time, I hiked the Green Ribbon Trail in Ambler and Lower Gwynedd. I thought the stream crossing was tricky because the ice-cold water was running over the crossing stones but I've heard that the water level can be a lot higher at times.

On Sunday, since I was tired of the snow, I decided to go to Southern Delaware to do a cache series that was placed near Milford for the mid-January event, which I missed. There was also a new extension of the TAD (Trails Across Delmarva) powertrail near Millsboro. The TAD series is marked in such a way that you can do all westbound caches first, then turn the car around and do all eastbound caches. This time though, since there was very little traffic, I decided to just drive one way and cross the road when necessary. This way, I could go home up the other side of Sussex County after finishing TAD and grab a few more caches along the way. I was amused that when I was at TAD #254, pigs came over from the other side of the mud field to see what I was doing.

The caches... )
mortonfox: (morton blvd)
On Saturday, I got a bunch of geocaches in Dover and then headed farther south to Millsboro for another installment of the TAD (Trails Across Delaware) series of geocaches. This time, the caches were along the side of Millsboro Highway. It was pretty easy this time around because I was familiar with the style of hiding, but I also took the opportunity to leave Millsboro Highway here and there for a few other caches outside of the series. One such side-excursion took me to this handwritten tombstone for "Isaac Hall and wife". It's in a small, possibly abandoned/unmaintained, cemetery just across the state line in Maryland. IMHO, I think the proliferation of powertrails in Delaware is a bit insane. However, I made a day of it, took the opportunity to do some other caches as well, and had some Hardee's, so I'm not complaining.

In the evening after dinner, I stopped by Central Furble #4 to check it out and see the locals. Like Delaware Furbowl, it's also at a bowling alley -- Brunswick Doverama in Dover. It's still a very small gathering, about a dozen people, but a good alternative for those looking for a change of pace from DE Furbowl, which has grown a lot busier and more crowded recently. I didn't stay for the actual bowling portion of the meet though, because I had to go home and prepare for the next day, but I'll keep it in mind if it takes place again when I'm on my way home from Southern Delaware.

On Sunday, I hit the cache factory area again. This time, I was in Hatfield, Souderton, Chalfont, and New Britain. I decided to skip Montgomeryville because I wasn't sure what was going on there. I saw one block closed with lots of fire trucks. There were some stopped cars. People were running across the divided highway. I hope it was nothing too terrible but it really was none of my business, so I figured as long as it was safe to proceed, I should move on. Anyway, I got more of the "50 States" series of geocaches as well as the "U.S. Possessions" series. Not all were new though. I returned for "Iowa" since it's a lot easier to find now that the vine hiding it has wintered. "The Island" was the most unusual cache location of the day. It's on an island in the middle of a stream, but as long as the water level isn't too high, you can use stepping stones to get there.

The caches... )
mortonfox: (morton blvd)
On Saturday, I went to the "FSC 2013 Celebration Event". This is to mark the end of the First State Challenge. Since I completed this challenge a few weeks ago, I got a certificate of achievement and a pathtag. Because Uno Chicago Grill in Dover went out of business, the event had to be moved to Cowboy Up. This is an interesting venue. I noticed that the salad bar had chili, so of course I made a chili salad. Overall, I thought it was a good event. We had plenty to talk about and some folks have been to interesting places. The change in venue kept things fresh as well. I hope Cowboy Up prepares more chili next time because we actually did scrape the bottom of the pot. (Of course, I didn't help by going back to the salad bar 3 times. :) )

On Sunday, I tackled the SRT Frowny series. Like the SRT Smiley series I found previously, this too is a set of puzzle caches that show up as geo-art on the map even though the caches are actually positioned linearly along the trail. Like the name says, the geo-art this time is a frowny. Anyway, it was an easy walk. I moved my car a few times to take advantage of different parking areas along the trail but the total walk was probably about 6 miles. After that, I hit the Cache Factory area (Telford, Souderton, Hatfield) to do even more of the "50 States" series that came out. The end of DST made it get dark pretty early but fortunately, nearly all of those caches were findable at night.

The caches... )
mortonfox: (morton blvd)
This weekend was the launch of the First State Challenge, a set of geocaches all over Delaware that come with a certificate and prize if you find enough of them. To tell the truth, I'd forgotten it was this weekend and I'd originally planned on hitting the Collegeville area. But I changed my plans quickly, downloaded the in-state geocache data and went downstate. (It was also a good excuse to have breakfast at Hardee's. :) )

This year, however, I wasn't planning on attending the FSC celebration event (although I might change my mind later), so I decided to do the FSC geocaches casually, with an eye towards finishing off caches in far-off corners of the state rather than dashing from FSC cache to FSC cache. On Saturday, I was mostly in Kent County, starting in Smyrna and Dover, swinging to the west to Marydel, and back to Felton and Milford. I did a bunch of geocaches in Milton before heading back to Dover for "theforest@night". That's a night cache but it has got to be the shortest reflector trail I've ever seen, so it was very quick. And thank goodness for that too because I don't think I had ten minutes before the heavy rain came that way.

On Sunday, I went to Cape Henlopen State Park for one of the FSC caches and proceeded south through Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, and Fenwick Island. I only got two FSC caches that day, so it was mainly a trip to do geocaches in the southeast end of the state, which I rarely visit as it is the farthest part of the state from home. I saved the rest of Sussex County for another trip.

The caches... )
mortonfox: (Robot)
This weekend, I decided to tackle some geocache series that have shown up in Burlington County, NJ, and Kent & Sussex Counties, DE. It's also the first weekend I'm using the Nexus 4 phone, which I'd just gotten mid-week, for geocaching. (although I'd already taken it out for a bunch of caches on Thursday) In addition, I share my thoughts on geocaching streaks. So this journal entry will be a long one. Hang on!

The first cache series I went for on Saturday was the Levittown Legacy series. To my surprise, this series is in New Jersey, not in nearby Levittown, Pennsylvania. (or the other Levittown on Long Island, for that matter) I read the suggested website for the history and it was rather interesting. In short, the Willingboro area was another housing development by Levitt and Sons, Inc, and for a few years, the town was known as Levittown, until the name was changed back to Willingboro. After that, I did the Streak cache series, which was good for another 27 caches, mostly before, but a few after, dinner.

Streaking? )

On Sunday, after finishing a batch of geocaches in Middletown and Dover, I headed down to the Milford-Harrington stretch of Route 14 for the "Rt 14 C&D" cache series. This is yet another of those cache runs where the caches are all on the side of the road at semi-regular intervals. I guess it's fun sometimes, although I was left wondering if that's what it's like to be a mail carrier. Since some of the caches are on one side of the road and some on the other side, I did all the westbound ones first, stopped at Hardee's in Harrington for a quick lunch and then resumed with the eastbound caches back towards Milford. After that, I did the "Future Tad" series, also the same kind of thing, down by Millsboro and looped my way to Harrington and back north.

Nexus 4 )

The caches... )
mortonfox: (fox bend)
Saturday morning, I went to Borderline Restaurant in Bethlehem for the "LVGC Breakfast in the Lehigh Valley 2013, 2nd Qtr" geocaching event. I was there only for the event, not the post-event hike. The reason for that was the planned hike was in a part of Bucks County that I'd been to a lot. I figured since I was already in Lehigh Valley, I might as well spend the day there and hike a rail trail. So, after finishing my Stuffed French Toast, I did a bunch of geocaches around Bethlehem and then headed over to the Nor-Bath Rail Trail to do the NBTS cache series. It was a lot of walking but I was able to do it in sections since there were a number of parking areas along the trail. The highlight of the evening was a viewing of an F-14 Tomcat at VFW 7293 in Whitehall. I remember being there before, so it probably wasn't the first geocache on the VFW grounds.

I woke up late on Sunday so I decided to just do a bunch of geocaches in Central Delaware (Kent and part of Sussex County). "Silver Lake Puzzle" was interesting because I needed a UV flashlight to read the final coordinates on a sign at the first stage. The "iCache" is a neat reuse of a non-functioning iMac G4 as a geocache container. I have no idea how it could be left in the woods without being disturbed by anyone but it was still standing there.

The caches... )
mortonfox: (gps)
On Saturday, I did the Route 14 powertrail, 51 geocache starting from Harrington and going towards the DE/MD border. It was pretty easy and I was done in less than two hours. After that, I geocached along western Delaware before heading to Dover. The last two geocaches of the day in the Dover area were by the beach at the Ted Harvey Conservation Area. "Beachfront Property" was closer to the boat launch parking area, while "Ospery Landing" was a 1.3-mile walk along the beach to an ospery platform. So it was a truly diverse set of geocaches since that one cache was a longer, more scenic walk than the 51 caches with which I began the day!

On Sunday, I headed to South Jersey to do the duck series of geocaches. These were spread out from Swedesboro to Brooklawn, in a variety of environments from urban to wooded area. "Duck Series: #10 Northern Pintail" was at an interesting spot, an enormous hollow tree that one can crawl into and stand up inside. "Duck Series: #3 Common Merganser" was the most challenging cache of the day but only because it's in an area that one can walk to only at low tide. (It's also rather muddy and full of debris washed ashore but that comes with the territory.) I used Tide Chart FREE on my phone to figure out the best time to go for this cache and that worked rather well.

The caches... )
mortonfox: (morton blvd)
Since the weather was good and there was a proliferation of powertrails within two hours from home, I decided to see if I could do big cache runs both days of the weekend. I didn't think I could do it but I squeezed in 3 powertrails: Ted Harvey (14 caches) in Dover DE, TAD (49 caches) in Georgetown DE, and CMTPT (60 caches) in Jackson NJ. Of course, I did other geocaches on the way to/from and around those areas for a total of 151 caches this weekend. I went from morning to night both days, hopped in and out of the car a gazillion times, exhausted my phone battery logging geocaches in the field, and visited Hardee's a lot. Definitely a full weekend!

Saturday began with a few geocaches on the way to Dover and then the Ted Harvey series. This is a continuation to the previous Ted Harvey set in the Ted Harvey Wildlife Area. This time, I did numbers 17 to 30. Then I continued southwards to the Georgetown area for TAD #31 thru #78. The neat part is these geocaches are arranged in a large X, forming a piece of geo-art when viewed on a map. As you can see by the question marks in the picture, they are all puzzle caches. I wrote software to solve these and speed things along because working on 48 of those by hand would've been too much! "A TAD Off-Center", in the center of the X, is a different puzzle but I have software for this too.

On Sunday, I went to Colliers Mills Wildlife Area in Jackson for the CMTPT series. All these geocaches are hidden along the main sand road in that area. There were some rough spots but most of that sand road is hard-packed. All 60 caches are the exact same style of hide. Even so, some were much harder to find than others because of the way those were placed, the surrounding vegetation, and my fatigue levels throughout the day. But I stuck with it, found each one in sequence, and finally emerged at the other end of the sand road. After the CMTPT series, I headed over to Patriots Park for a few more geocaches and ran into a family who just started geocaching that day. They were stumped on the "Inspiration 5" cache but I looked around a bit and saw it. Then I told them about Colliers Mills and they wanted to try that too. They have no idea what they are in for! :)

The caches... )
mortonfox: (morton blvd)
It rained all day on Saturday but I figured I could still do some geocaches, as long as there wasn't too much walking. So I went for the Ted Harvey series in Kent County. These geocaches are all along a dirt road in the Ted Harvey Conservation Area. Only the last one, the TB Hotel, was beyond a closed gate and took about a 0.1-mile hike. I didn't get too wet from the rain. On the way to Ted Harvey, I noticed a big fire on Bay Road. The smoke was thick enough to obscure vision and slow traffic to a crawl on DE Route 1. It was still smoldering after I did the 17 Ted Harvey caches and returned to that area. Nothing to worry about though. I found out later that it was merely a training exercise for Dover-area firefighters. For the rest of the day, I just finished off the rest of the new caches in the county with a tour around Dover, Camden and Felton.

Sunday had good weather. There was a geocaching event in the northern Philadelphia area but at the last minute, I decided against attending that one. So I remained fairly local. After a Hardee's breakfast, I geocached in Elkton and Chesapeake City before returning to Newark, Pike Creek, and Wilmington. The last cache of the day was at the Greenbank Dam ruins and by then, I had 25 finds for the day, all within 20 miles of home. Not bad at all!

The caches... )
mortonfox: (morton blvd)
It snowed on Friday evening. So what do I do on Saturday? Why, go out geocaching on the snow, of course. This time, I went to Vineland since there were some geocaches in the area that I didn't have time for when I did the Peaslee WMA Part 2 powertrail. The toughest two geocaches of the day were "Arbor Lake" and "The 1897 Bridge" because storm damage, possibly from Hurricane Sandy, had brought down trees and brush over the trail and there hasn't been any maintenance. I had no problems finding those caches themselves but actually getting there took some work. Rainbow Lake is an interesting spot because the lake cascades over a semi-circle dam. I don't think I've seen one like that before; it's usually either a straight line or rectangular. At the end of the afternoon, I hit a bunch of geocaches in Parvin State Park. I only had time for one trail with four geocaches plus one more, but it's the best I could do without taking a long walk to the other side of the park.

On Sunday, I felt like a Hardee's breakfast, so I planned a geocaching trip to mid-state Kent County. There was a new set of animal geocaches by Trison78, including a rabbit, an elephant, and a crocodile. Those were the highlights of the day.

The caches... )

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