Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox
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Northwest of Philadelphia

Saturday started off with a trip to the local Comcast service center to replace the cable modem. Apparently, cable modems don't last terribly long. It had only been a year since the last time I replaced it but the RCA modem had already started experiencing frequent slowdowns and disconnections, and each time that happened, it took a long time to reconnect. After a conversation with tech support, I took it back to Comcast and got a replacement, which is a Motorola Surfboard this time. (They picked one at random from their collection of refurbished equipment.) Hope it lasts longer than a year.

Anyway, in the half a day that remained, I decided not to go out too far for geocaching. I started with a few geocaches in King of Prussia and Norristown before moving to the Northwest Philadelphia, Flourtown, and finishing in Fort Washington and Dresher. I hadn't been to Northwest Philly in quite a while and there were a lot of new geocaches! The treehouse at "Wissahickon's REAL Tree House" was pretty neat, although it's accessible only as part of the ropes course. There isn't a ladder to get up there. Also interesting was a note that police left in "Under Ashley's Light". I wonder if they actually got the info from the geocaching website or if they were investigating a call from a local and then realized what it was.

Since there were so many new geocaches in the area I visited on Saturday, I returned on Sunday to continue where I had stopped. This time, I was in Dresher, Oreland, Ardsley, Glenside, Jenkintown, and Abington. I came across a number of creative geocaches but the nicest one was a lotus geocache. It's "Lily under the Acer", which was placed with permission just outside a Japanese restaurant. Also very noteworthy was "Exorcising the Evil #2", a geocache that is rated 4.5 stars for difficulty. Despite the deviousness of this cache, I found it right away once I got there because I remembered a Youtube video about a similar idea.



Saturday:

It's a gas! I (Pennsylvania)
It's a Gas! II (Pennsylvania)
3BirdStew (Pennsylvania)
Naming The Bridges #1 - Lloyd Redux (Pennsylvania)
Mr. Holland's Opus, I mean Cache. (Pennsylvania)
GTKN - Cricket's Cache (Pennsylvania)
"V" at the "H" (Pennsylvania)
SRT - 81.5 (Pennsylvania)
Welcome to --- No thru traffic (Pennsylvania)
Welcome to --- No thru traffic II (Pennsylvania)
Wissahickon's REAL Tree House (Pennsylvania)
North West Outpost (Pennsylvania)
Captain to the Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Parts of a Car #1 (Pennsylvania)
12 to P (Pennsylvania)
GRC #2 (Pennsylvania)
Circus McGurkus: Seuss #12 (Pennsylvania)
GRC #1 (Pennsylvania)
Rising Water (Pennsylvania)
End of the Line (Pennsylvania)
GRC #4 (Pennsylvania)
On the Fence (Pennsylvania)
Office Center Drive (Pennsylvania)
Power for 600 and 602 (Pennsylvania)
St. Geoge and his Yellow Bison (Pennsylvania)
Under Ashley's Light (Pennsylvania)

Sunday:

One of Two (Pennsylvania)
Bolthole (Pennsylvania)
Green House (Pennsylvania)
Lily under the Acer (Pennsylvania)
For all to see! (Pennsylvania)
ADCP (Pennsylvania)
Bring Trash out trash here. (Pennsylvania)
PaCitC #02: Yellow Electric Warrior (Pennsylvania)
A Death Defying Cache - Tertius Decimus (Pennsylvania)
A Death-Defying Cache - Nonus (Pennsylvania)
Exorcising the Evil #2 (Pennsylvania)
Speck of Dirt (Pennsylvania)
A Death-Defying Cache - Octavus (Pennsylvania)
Phila Sky Line. (Pennsylvania)
Horcrux #1 - Marvolo Gaunt's Ring (Pennsylvania)
G-Side 9 - AAPLPC (Pennsylvania)
Almost my GZ (Pennsylvania)
Left Field Or Foul (Pennsylvania)
Central Pine in this Park (Pennsylvania)
N-Hills 1 - Gone (Pennsylvania)
By the Light of the Moon (Pennsylvania)
G-Side 5 - at the edge of the Brooke (Pennsylvania)
Crybaby Cache (Pennsylvania)
Beneath Laverock Gardens (Pennsylvania)
Arcadia National Park (Pennsylvania)
W-Cote 2 Michael's Behind (Pennsylvania)
Library Creeper (Pennsylvania)
G-Side 4 - Renninger North (Pennsylvania)
G-Side 1 - Making tracks (Pennsylvania)
W-Cote 3 - Perley Stroll (Pennsylvania)
The Tooth Book: Seuss Series #2 (Pennsylvania)
The Eye Book: Seuss #13 (Pennsylvania)
Green Eggs and Ham: Seuss Series #3 (Pennsylvania)
La Cible (Pennsylvania)
Bullseye (Pennsylvania)

Tags: cable modem, comcast, geocaching, montgomery county, philadelphia
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