October 17th, 2004


Morris and Sussex

An easy trip into Morris and Sussex Counties. I don't think I was more than a few miles from the Interstates at any time. I hadn't planned on doing much because I heard that heavy rain would come in the afternoon. It looked like that would happen for quite a while and then the sun came out. So I pressed on and finally, after the 10th cache of the day, the downpour started. Of course, it had to happen when I was more than 3/4 of a mile from the parking area. Fortunately, I had a rain jacket.

Fall colors are coming in gradually. Odd thing is the best colors currently are at the edges of wooded areas, i.e. along the rail-trail and around the parking areas. There's probably an explanation of that in terms of ground water and temperature.

The caches...Collapse )