Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Dirty Big Balls and the Fairmount Park Demon

Cloudy, 32-36°F. It was a cold and windy day but I thought I'd go for a quick afternoon geocache run anyway. (However, "quick" often goes on until the evening. :) ) I started near where I stopped in Norristown on my last trip to this area. Did a few Schuylkill River Trail caches and then I got a bunch more geocaches in Trooper and Eagleville.

There were a few unusual caches today. "Dirty Big Balls" is unusual for its placement. The cache is inside one of these big iron balls and I had to climb in to get it. "Circular Find Cache" is an unusual idea for a two-stage cache. The cache and writing instrument are in different locations and you have to find both to sign the log. I had no problem finding the cache but it took a lot longer to find the writing instrument because the coordinates were soft.

And finally, there was something non-geocache-related I came across that was rather strange. I saw an open letter to the Fairmount Park Demon posted on a utility pole along the Schuylkill River Trail. I did a bit of web searching on this and apparently, I'm not the first person to blog about it and copies of this letter have been found in a few other places in the Philadelphia area, and of course, in Fairmount Park itself.

Tags: geocaching, pennsylvania, schuylkill river trail, weird

  • 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


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded