Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox
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DE DeLorme Challenge and Oldest DE Cache

Rainy then sunny and 75-85°F. This whole exercise started when I noticed that I'd found geocaches on 12 of the 14 pages in the DeLorme maps covering the state. So I figured I might as well attempt to complete the Delaware DeLorme Challenge. I only needed caches in pages 33 and 34 in the southwestern corner of the state to fulfill the requirements. Conveniently, there is a cache, "Mason-Dixon-A3", close to that corner of the state. So that was the first destination I set on the GPS. It's a fascinating location with a benchmark in its own shelter marking the corner in the state line. From there, I went eastwards to Delmar to fill in page 34. Of course, I couldn't resist doing a bunch more geocaches in Delmar, including one on the Maryland side of the town.

My secondary goal for the day was to visit "dElAWare 7{1}", the oldest cache in the state. So after I was done with Delmar, I headed northeast to Trap Pond State Park. The bushwhack in from the road was rather rough but it was worth doing to find this gold-painted ammo box with a special plaque. It used to be a Gladware plastic container but a few years ago, a local geocacher did some cache maintenance and improved the container.

And finally, I visited a bunch of geocaches in Laurel and Seaford to round out the day before having dinner at Hardee's in Harrington.



Tags: delaware, delorme challenge, geocaching, hardee's, oldest cache
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