Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
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CT Shore Snowcaching

Lots of snow still on the ground, raining like crazy and I was out there. I'm incurable. :)

Actually, I went to the Connecticut shore. Two state parks by the LI Sound. I think I beat the system too. There are no entrance fees in the winter and I know that Hammonassett charges out-of-state folks, like me, $12 to drive in during the summer. The reasons for going to the CT Shore are two-fold. Firstly, I knew the state parks by the shore would have plowed parking areas. Many inland parks would probably still have snowy or icy parking areas. Secondly, I didn't want to chance driving on local roads because of flooding problems. The CT Turnpike is elevated most of the way and reasonably well-maintained. (Potholes provide traction. :) )

11 September 2001 Memorial was the first stop, 50 miles from home. It's a virtual, although for this one, I did have to get the snow shovel from my car because a vital piece of information was under the snow and ice.

Amys cache Hammonassett was 45 miles further along I-95. It's about the halfway point in CT. Going to the cache wasn't so bad although I got very wet and cold on the way back. Funny how a half-mile walk each way in a winter downpour does that. The trail itself didn't have very deep snow. I suspect many others have stomped that way before. Once off the trail though, the snow was about knee-deep! Didn't have any trouble finding the cache as it wasn't under the snow.
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