Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
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Montgomery County winter wonderland

Much of the northeast had a snowstorm on Friday night but Delaware had nothing. Montgomery County in Pennsylvania only had one or two inches of snow but I thought it was worth a visit to capture a few snowy scenes like these pictures from Swedeland Park and Prophecy Creek Park. On Saturday, I started with a few geocaches in Conshohocken because there were puzzle caches there that I'd solved. Then I continued northwards through Ambler, Whitpain, and North Wales. Some geocaches were findable with or without snow; others were difficult or close to impossible, although in a few exceptional cases, the snow cover helped me focus my search by hiding distractions. I didn't have to leap for "LEAP LUNCH CACHE" but it was actually rather challenging because the snow made the downhill approach quite slippery. Fortunately, I only fell down once.

On Sunday, I continued geocaching where I stopped on Saturday. This time, I covered Montgomeryville and Warrington, focusing on the multitude of geocaches in Windlestrae Park and Spring Valley Park. (The "SVP" series) After a whole day of snow melt, there was significantly less snow on Sunday, although there was still some in wooded areas. "You Scream" is actually easier during the winter. Usually, if a cache is hidden in vegetation, it's in an evergreen so that the difficulty remains constant throughout the year. This one, though, is in a deciduous bush so it's quite obvious this time of the year.



Saturday:

Welcome to Swedeland Park (Pennsylvania)
Our First Place (Pennsylvania)
Happy PI Day (Pennsylvania)
Distorted Time (Pennsylvania)
Are You Tuft Enough? (Pennsylvania)
SMB World 1-2 (Pennsylvania)
Can you hear the frogs? (Pennsylvania)
What's At Stake? #13 - Taking Stake In Your Future (Pennsylvania)
Armentrout Preserve I (Pennsylvania)
Guardian Angel 10 (Pennsylvania)
Fill 'er Up (Pennsylvania)
Stoney Killer (Pennsylvania)
Logan's Hide-a-way (Pennsylvania)
Choo Choo Mama (Pennsylvania)
LEAP LUNCH CACHE - The Cache (Pennsylvania)
C6F (Pennsylvania)

Sunday:

Bridge Over Untroubled Waters IX (Pennsylvania)
The Cache Guardians Eagerly Await You (Pennsylvania)
Tucker/Wizzard (Pennsylvania)
Relax and Watch the Traffic III (Pennsylvania)
Ghostly Passage (Pennsylvania)
Nonchalant Micro (Pennsylvania)
SVP - Deadwood (Pennsylvania)
SVP - "Sanctuary!" (Pennsylvania)
SVP - Down on the Corner...NOT out in the street! (Pennsylvania)
SVP - On "Hollowed" Ground? (Pennsylvania)
SVP - Screamer? (Pennsylvania)
SVP - 'Stumple' on in... (Pennsylvania)
SVP Final - "Up in Arms" (Pennsylvania)
Frolfing At The Mouth (Pennsylvania)
V Marks the spot (Pennsylvania)
Worthington Field (Pennsylvania)
Power to the People - Septimus (Pennsylvania)
AndNow Here's Something We Hope You'll Really Like (Pennsylvania)
TMIOBY PH-99 (Pennsylvania)
Don't Fence Me In X (Pennsylvania)
It's a Streak! (Pennsylvania)
Clean It Up! V (Pennsylvania)
Bank on Me (Pennsylvania)
Sewercide VII (Pennsylvania)
FTF - Taxman1 (Pennsylvania)
FTF - Team Firenze (Pennsylvania)
You Scream (Pennsylvania)
Courtesy of TAXMAN 1 (Pennsylvania)

Tags: geocaching, montgomery county, snow, winter
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