November 12th, 2012

morton blvd

FSC-2012 Celebration Event and Peaslee WMA Power Trail

On Saturday, I headed down to Uno Chicago Grill in Dover to attend the FSC-2012 Celebration Event. This geocaching event marks the end of the First State Challenge and everyone who completed it got a certificate and pathtag. It's a lunch event and I had a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup. It was good but I have mixed feelings about it because it doesn't seem like a dish that is complex enough to justify paying a sit-down restaurant price for. After that, we all went out to do the two geocaches that were placed nearby for the event. Then I went off on my own to Eastern Shore Maryland, ending my geocache tour in Queenstown, just before the Bay Bridge. I thought "Try Again" was interesting not so much because of the trick but because of the way I figured out the trick. I started thinking about where the cache hider thought I wouldn't look and that was where it was hidden.

One thing I heard about on Saturday was a new geocache trail in Peaslee Wildlife Management Area near Vineland. So I planned to do it on Sunday when I knew hunting was prohibited. When I got to the trailhead, I was surprised to see Joe 'n Sue and Jenny D Pooh. It's a meetup that happened completely by chance. Since they too were just starting to go down the trail, I followed them and we did all 50 geocaches on the Peaslee WMA Trail as a group! It was a lot of fun. Although some of the cache hides were quite challenging, nothing was impossible with four people searching and we finished this trail in just under 3 hours. After that, we traveled around Cumberland County still as a group and did a bunch more geocaches until dusk. Then I did a few more geocaches on my own in the evening. "Hush's Container Exchange Part 2" was an interesting concept. It's a large Rubbermaid tub that Hushovd placed in his front yard for exchanging geocache containers. It is "part 2" because he moved a few years ago and had to archive the first version of this cache.

The caches...Collapse )