Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Care and feeding of broken hardware

A while ago, I noticed that the scanner glass had fallen in. The scanner still worked back then. This evening, I tried to scan the geocache log book that I retrieved on Monday, and the scanner didn't work any more. So I tried to repair it with electrical tape like this. This actually seemed to hold the glass in place well enough that I was able to do the scanning. Obviously, it's not going to hold up for very long so I'll have to get a new scanner.

Anyway, I scanned all the pages of the log book and put the scans up here.

That's the second log book. The first one starts here.

The usual way up Watnong Mountain is via a set of stone steps. I don't have an exact count of the number of steps but it is a little under 300. The elevation change from base to the cache location is about 120 feet, so that is comparable to taking the stairs up 8 floors in a typical building. (Anthrocon attendees would know what that's like :) ) Anyway, that's just some background info in case you were wondering why some of the logs talk about the effort involved in getting up there, although it is really nothing compared to some of the more mountainous hikes in this region.

Will this geocache last long enough to fill a third log book? We shall see.

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