July 31st, 2010


Lancaster XVII - Morgantown, SGL 52, Terre Hill, Brecknock, Fivepointville, Reamstown

Sunny and 80-85°F. Today's route was motivated by the desire to avoid roadwork on US-30 and Route 772 in Lancaster County. So, instead of going northwest, I went north up Route 10 through Honey Brook to Morgantown. Then I visited State Game Lands 52 and did about 2 miles of hiking for 4 geocaches. It's not a bad place except for one area with no clear trails, or at least none that I saw going towards the geocache. I saw an area with a fence, probably to keep wildlife from grazing the plants, but with an entrance flap in the fence. I thought that was amusing. It's like a doggy door for people.

After leaving SGL 52, I continued geocaching in the rural and small-town areas nearby, working my way towards the west through the towns of Terre Hill, Brecknock, and Fivepointville. My activity was observed by some Amish locals but they didn't say anything. I suspect they already know about the geocaches. When I was at a cache site by an overpass near Adamstown, someone yelled out "Did you find it?" as he drove by. I love how geocaches in Lancaster County are pretty much open secrets.

Dinner was fish and more at the KFC/LJS co-branded restaurant on US-30 in Lancaster. Then I took the long way around to avoid both the US-30 roadwork and the closed bridge on Route 772. (Technically, there is still roadwork on Route 41 but I haven't seen anything happening there for over a month. So we're left with a bumpy road for the summer.) This time, I knew the detour route so I was able to shortcut it a little.

The caches...Collapse )
chestnut ramune

More Pencader Heritage and DE Furbowl 18

I had to go to BJ's Wholesale today to get milk so I figured I might as well go to BJ's in Newark and swing by the Pencader Heritage 1 geocache since the two are along the same road, more or less. Pencader Heritage 1 is near the Pencader Heritage Museum. This cache is located at a bunch of information boards on Dayett Mills Road, behind the museum. Quick and easy. Actually took less time to do this cache than to get the milk, since I got distracted by other deals at BJ's.

Then I came home and did some intense yardwork: two hours of work to weed and mow the front yard. After that, I was running a bit late so I quickly got ready to go out again. Headed out to East King Buffet in Wilmington for Delaware Furbowl 18. This time, I went for dinner but didn't stay for bowling because I needed to be back home again to prepare for tomorrow's event. Nevertheless, I did have a good time in that portion of the meet.