Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Delaware Dash (Wednesday)

Had breakfast and then checked out of the motel. Started by going around the downtown campus area and then ventured further out to suburban parks later in the day. One thing that worked in my favor was that it's winter break at the university and so the campus was mostly deserted. I also noticed that there was a free-parking special for the holidays at the downtown parking lot behind Dunkin Donuts, so I parked there and took a walk to a few caches nearby. These were supposedly tough, with 3 and 4-star ratings, but I didn't seem to have too much trouble.

At the pedestrian bridge, I ran into sine, another geocacher. That particular cache (FOURTEEN MINUS SIX) has quite a reputation. Geocachers have been going there multiple times, spending hours trying to find the tiny cache. So I went up the stairs to the bridge and just as I got to the top step, someone called out "Geocacher?" Wonder what gave it away. :) sine had been searching there a number of times herself. This time, she had a bunch of hints from other geocachers who had found it. I focused in the area described by the hints and within a short amount of time, I saw what I needed to see and got the cache out!

The rest of the day was fairly low-key. I went to some of the suburban parks in and around Newark. One thing about Newark is they seem less uptight about parks closing at dusk. Unlike many other locations, the rules posted at bike path trailheads say nothing about park hours. Instead, there are a few words of advice on wearing reflectors at night. So the locals (and probably students from the university) may be using these paths for night bicycling.

Then, in the evening, I got dinner at Wawa and then headed home via the Turnpike and I-295.

Peppy Pines (Delaware )
Near Pep Boys in Newark.

YoUDee's Poisioned woods (Delaware)
James F. Hall Trail in Newark.

Water Filled Coffin (Delaware )
University of Delaware campus in Newark.

YoUDee's Transient Cache (Delaware)
Alumni Park (University of Delaware campus) in Newark.

University of Delaware pedestrian bridge in Newark.

YoUDee is all alone (Delaware)
University of Delaware campus parking garage in Newark.

YoUDee's drag strip (Delaware )
University of Delaware campus (behind athletic complex) in Newark.

MikeroCache_1Small (Delaware)
Rittenhouse Park in Newark.

Breezywood II (Delaware )
Breezywood II park and housing development in Newark.

MikeroCache_1Micro (Delaware)
Salem Woods Park in Newark.

Kids on the Hall (Delaware )
Phillips Park in Newark.


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