Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Connecticut, just because

A standard tour of Western/Southern CT because that's where the new geocaches were. Started by going north on US-7. Then turned around at Danbury and came back south on Rt 53, Rt 302 and Rt 58. Then finished up with a few more on the shore near I-95.

Dr. Boas (Connecticut)
Wilton Town Forest in Wilton.

weir's wagon (Connecticut)
Weir Preserve in Wilton.

Bennett's Booty (Connecticut)
Bennett's Pond in Ridgefield. Longest walk of the day. 1.5-mile round trip. Trail was level most of the way so it was easy.

Old Quarry (Connecticut)
Old Quarry Nature Center in Danbury. The gate was closed, the road leading in was in bad shape and the nature center looked pretty much shuttered up. What's going on? Nevertheless I walked in after parking before the gate. There's an interesting old scout fireplace near the cache.

Ring the Bethel Peace Bell (Connecticut)
In the heart of the quaint town of Bethel. Found the cache and then had ice cream.

Putnam's Cave Cache (Connecticut)
Putnam Memorial State Park in Redding. Interesting historic area. Saw another old fireplace near the cache.

Wolves and Bears? Oh my! (Connecticut)
Huntington State Park in Redding. There are sculptures of bears and wolves at the parking lot.

Bridle trail Cache (Connecticut)
Audubon Society Preserve in Fairfield. Really muddy but only for a short stretch near the creek. Met RJFerret at the cache site.

Warhammer cache by the overhang (Connecticut)
Connecticut Audubon Society Conservation Center in Fairfield. Broad flat trails most of the way.

Passed Kid Ney's Stone (Connecticut)
Lake Mohegan in Fairfield. Very quick and easy. Devious cache but I've seen that before so it was easy.

Captain's Cache (Connecticut)
Captain's Cove in Bridgeport. This looks like a touristy area with a row of shack-like stores along the docks.

Hobo Haven (revisited) (Connecticut)
Long Wharf Nature Preserve in New Haven. Another easy cache, although I nearly lost the cache lid down a deep hole in the rocks.

Hale's Biggest Regret (Connecticut)
Black Rock Fort / Fort Nathan Hale in East Haven. Historical Marker.

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