Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
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First State Challenge 2011

I did the First State Challenge 2011 this weekend. In this series, there were 23 geocaches all over the state and it took two days to find all of those, more due to the driving distance between geocaches than the time it took to find each cache. While I was in Southern Delaware, I did other geocaches that weren't in the series too, so as not to waste the trip.

On Saturday, my strategy was to go to Kent and Sussex Counties and try to do as many FSC caches as possible. I got only one FTF, which was on "FSC-2011 Odessa", but I expected that because I figured other geocachers would be coming up from the south and I didn't start right away because I had to take care of a yard waste errand that morning. I got 16 out of 23 FSC caches in Saturday's run, which was more than I thought I could do. In Sussex County, only one cache in Lewes remained. That was fine because it gave me an excuse to return to the shore area on Sunday.

On Sunday, I started early in the morning and did the FSC caches in New Castle County. Then I went to Lewes to find "FSC-2011 Zwaanendael Museum" and complete the series. It was still early in the afternoon, so I continued geocaching in Lewes, Dewey Beach, and Rehoboth Beach. The last cache of the day was conveniently on the road behind one of the Tanger outlet malls, so I went outlet shopping after that until it was time for dinner. There wasn't much of a shopping crowd -- hardly anyone at all in the stores, actually -- but it's still early in the season.



Saturday:

FSC-2011 Odessa (Delaware)
FSC-2011 Blackbird Creek (Delaware)
FSC-2011 Smyrna Municipal Park (Delaware)
FSC-2011 Old School Baptist Grave Yard (Delaware)
FSC-2011 AREC at Woodland Beach (Delaware)
FSC-2011 Monster Mile (Delaware)
FSC-2011 Public Safety Blvd Dover (Delaware)
FSC-2011 Killens Pond Cross Country Trail (Delaware)
FSC-2011 Abbott's Mill (Delaware)
Pope Trail (Delaware)
FSC-2011 McColley's Chapel (Delaware)
FSC-2011 An Apple A Day-Bridgeville (Delaware)
FSC-2011 Seaford Library (Delaware)
FSC-2011 Trap Pond (Delaware)
FSC-2011 Bethesda Methodist Church (Delaware)
Do You Know Your Way to San Jose - Harbeson (Delaware)
Six to Eight Daily (Delaware)
FSC-2011 Broadkill River (Delaware)
FSC-2011 Blackiston-Clayton (Delaware)

Sunday:

FSC-2011 Woodlawn Trust (Delaware)
FSC-2011 Valley Garden Park (Delaware)
FSC-2011 Hockessin (Delaware)
FSC-2011 Ogletown (Delaware)
FSC-2011 Bear Library (Delaware)
FSC-2011 Battery Park-New Castle (Delaware)
FSC-2011 Zwaanendael Museum (Delaware)
Cache is Half Full (Delaware)
Do You Know Your Way to San Jose - Lewes Beach (Delaware)
Sand Warrior (Delaware)
Block House Pond (Delaware)
1 Squirrel Running (Delaware)
Bay View (Delaware)
Buttercup's Lament (Delaware)
Green Hill Light - near Roosevelt Inlet (Delaware)
19 Collins Avenue, Dewey Beach DE (Delaware)
Make a difference (Delaware)
A Prospect at the Lake (Delaware)
Micro by the Glade (Delaware)

Tags: delaware, first state challenge, geocaching, outlet malls
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