Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Pond that is Long

Long Pond Ironworks State Park

The weather forecast indicated that tomorrow will be rainy, so I thought I'd get a bit of hilly hiking in this evening. I went to Long Pond Ironworks State Park in Hewitt/Ringwood. The first of the two geocaches was I won this ammo can in a raffle. I parked at the boat launch area and followed an unmarked trail in to the white trail. The white trail went up, up, and up even more up the hill. It didn't get close to the cache site so at around 0.2 mi, I bushwhacked into the woods. Went over a grassy hill, down into a powerline cut, and up the other side. That was a little tricky because it took some trial and error to get around all the thick brush. I saw a box turtle along the way.

After that, there was still time before dusk but not that much time. I went for another cache anyway because it was just a little way up the road and who knows when I'll get back out there again? "The Time? Right On The Hour!" was short and sweet though. I parked at the museum, followed the Whritenour Mine Trail for a mere 600 feet uphill, and that was it.

After that, it was a bit too late for Subway (which closes at 9pm), so I went to Burger King in Mahwah. Had to use those Shoppers' Hotline coupons some time.
Tags: burger king, geocaching, long pond ironworks, mahwah, turtle

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