Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
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Cache Dash to 3000!

Saturday, what a day! I didn't think I would make it, considering that I'd only gotten about 5 finds or so by noon, but things really picked up in the afternoon and by dusk, I had 16 finds for the day and the 3000-find milestone looked within reach. I only had to get the last 2 geocaches in the dark. So the whole adventure started at 6:30am in the morning, when I woke up, and concluded at 11:55pm when I got my 3000th cache in Bloomsbury, NJ! (Well, okay, it concluded when I got home at around 1:30am but that doesn't sound as good.)

Most of the caches were in Western Bucks County and part of Montgomery County in Pennsylvania. A few were in Chester County. And the 2 rest area caches were back in New Jersey. Western Bucks County and Montgomery County are something else altogether. It's like a completely different country. No roads that I'd call highways. The area is generally a network of small towns. Not very much traffic. And the geocaches... it looks like geocaching but hardly like it is in New Jersey. Nearly all the caches are big. Ammo cans. And none of them are well-hidden. Indeed, some were just sitting out behind a tree or bush very close to a trail or fishing spot. You just had to go and look, so I'm wondering why they don't get stolen. I'm reminded of the geocaching situation in Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads. Maybe the people in the area just don't take stuff that isn't theirs.

As one might expect in an 18-cache run, almost everything that could happen did happen. I encountered overgrown brush and some very rough trails. Got attacked by hornets at one location. (skipped that cache) Witnessed an auto accident in Phoenixville. (I don't know how that could happen in a town with not that much traffic but it did.) What's surprising is I didn't get any mud at all. That's one more way in which that region differs from New Jersey.



On Johnson's Pond (Pennsylvania)
Johnson's Pond in Schnecksville. A fisherman who was going in as I was leaving asked me if I'd caught anything. Oh nothing. Just a little cache. :)

nature's-way 4 (Pennsylvania)
Molasses Creek Park in Milford Township. Nice circular walking path but not much else.

Nature's-Way 6 (Pennsylvania)
Flagg 214 Gameland in Sellersville. Very rough and bumpy trail. Equally rough bushwhack that would have been easier if I'd chosen a better direction to go in.

Nature's-way 5 (Pennsylvania)
State Gameland in Sellersville.

Nature's-way 7 (Pennsylvania)
Salford Township Community Park in Salford Township.

Marlboro Country (Pennsylvania)
Marlborough Township Community Park. A quick 2-step cache.

Groffs Mizzle fo' Shizzle (Pennsylvania)
Groffs Mill Park in Lower Salford.

Survivor! (Pennsylvania)
Perkiomen Trail in Collegeville.

Adolphe Cache (Pennsylvania)
Hunsberger Woods in Collegeville.

Pauly-Wauly (Pennsylvania)
Heebner Park in Worcester Township.

Three Frogs Cache (Pennsylvania)
Fischer's Park in Towamencin Township.

Stony Creek Cache (Pennsylvania)
Stony Creek Park in Lansdale.

Railroad Diamond (Pennsylvania)
Little league park in Oaks.

Black Rock Down (Pennsylvania)
Black Rock Sanctuary in Phoenixville.

Dave'sDoin's (Pennsylvania)
Town park in Charlestown. Strange thing is there were two microcache containers, one just above the other.

Pickering Promenade (Pennsylvania)
Pickering Creek in Charlestown.

Howard Stern's Rest Stop (New Jersey)
I-295 Rest Area in Burlington.

What a Grate Idea! (New Jersey)
I-78 Rest Area in Bloomsbury. This would have been easier had I been thinking about it correctly. I didn't find it in the morning but I came back at night and got it rather quickly, having given it some thought throughout the day.

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