Saturday was a case of changed plans. The weather didn't look too bad in the morning, so I headed out to Brendan T. Byrne State Forest to explore some dirt roads with new geocaches since my last visit years ago. Unfortunately, in the afternoon, it started raining ice pellets. I decided that it would be a good idea to leave the woods before the dirt roads got mucky. I didn't feel like hiking in the rain but there were a surprising number of parking lot and roadside geocaches around Marlton, Medford, Mt. Holly, and Willingboro. So that's what I did for the rest of the afternoon.
On Sunday, I went to Lehigh Valley with the intention of attending a geocaching event at Wegmans in Bethlehem. However, I started walking down the Plainfield Township Trail in Stockertown to do the Thanksgiving series of geocaches and had so much fun that I decided to skip the event and just do the series until the end. The last one, "Hunting Long Range Thanksgiving Specials 11-11", was the most physically challenging of all. It is a keyholder on the high ledge of a bridge over the trail. I brought my tools so I would not have to climb up to the ledge (very dangerous), but even then, I was having a hard time getting the geocache down because I couldn't see it when I was standing right under it. Luckily, a jogger stopped to help. With him as the spotter, I was finally able to sweep the cache down. I was amazed that a stranger would stop to help but I read the logs for that cache and it's not the first time one of the locals has offered assistance.