April 14th, 2009

gps

Central Jersey, Long Island, Paramus Event

Saturday was a rainy day and almost consistently 46°F the whole day. I didn't have a solid plan for the day so I started in Elizabeth and kept going to the nearest unfound geocache on the GPS, skipping anything that would require too much walking in the rain. That somehow brought me down through the Amboys and deep into Monmouth County.

wrench001's bad attitude cache was quite an adventure on a rainy day. I knew from the description that the cache was in a swamp but it was less than 800 feet from where I parked so I wondered how bad it could be. Well, aside from having to step over junk in the woods and hop over a few streams, it wasn't that bad until I saw where the cache was. It was on a little island in the swamp. At the closest point, there was still about 15 feet of water between me and that island. So I took off my shoes and socks, rolled up my pants, and waded across. The water was COLD but it was only a few steps to the cache so it wasn't that bad.

The rain stopped at around 4pm, so I went for a walk in Huber Woods in Middletown. That turned into a 2-mile hike to finish off all the geocaches in that park. Then I finished the day with a beach walk and a few more easy geocaches on my way to dinner at Ruby Tuesday in East Brunswick. I had the broccoli and cheese quiche combo with salad bar, of course.

Sunday and MondayCollapse )

The caches...Collapse )