Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox
mortonfox

Port Jervis / Matamoras tri-state area

Goose Pond Mountain Area

Rainy day. About 70°F. Fortunately, the rain stopped in the early afternoon and didn't start again until the evening.

The first stop of the day was supposed to be at Goose Pond Mountain Area in Chester for "BluePigNinja Cache". However, when I got there, a lady told me that there was a fire on the boardwalk just 500 feet into the park. Then the firetrucks arrived. The information I got from them was that it was a cigarette butt fire and it had been smoldering for a while. Since it looked like they were going to be working on it for a while, I continued onwards to Port Jervis and Matamoras to do the rest of the geocaches on my list. Most of those geocaches were placed specially for the Tri-State Treasures TWO! geocaching event, which I missed because I was in Pittsburgh being a big fuzzy dog. :) The neat thing is they didn't remove those geocaches after the event so I can visit those any time.

In the evening, I returned to Goose Pond Mountain Area. I was a little worried about the geocache but luckily, it was at a different section of the boardwalk, more than 200 feet from the fire. So it was safe. I took a bunch of pictures of the damage. The boardwalk is still passable but they added some yellow tape to block off the burnt part.



Tags: burnt, fire, geocaching, matamoras, port jervis, tri-state
Subscribe

  • Metro Gathering 2019

    The last few years, Metro Gathering was in October and had a Halloween theme. This year though, the geocaching mega event is in September and has a…

  • Metro Gathering 2018

    I was in Northern New Jersey October 18 thru 22 for Metro Gathering, the only geocaching mega event I've been attending annually. I went to fewer…

  • Patuxent Ponds

    16 years ago, I lived in Northern New Jersey and I used to travel very far from home because at the time, geocaches were few and far between. One of…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments