Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Intro to Geocaching event

Cloudy, 65-75°F. This morning, I went to the Introduction to Geocaching: Meet, Eat, and Cache event at Washington Lake Park in Sewell, NJ. Well, I didn't need the "intro" part but I heard there was going to be hot dogs & burgers and other picnic foods. :) Nevertheless, the presentations were interesting and it was overall a good event. After the event/picnic, I headed out to find some geocaches. Picked the easier ones because by then, it had become rather humid.

One of the things I try to do on geocaching trips is pick up litter at parks. (Since I hardly ever fill up my trash cart for the weekly trash pickup, I have lots of room for park litter and I might as well make use of that.) Some parks really need a cleanup and I'm glad I brought a lot of trash bags. I picked up litter at Field of Dreams park and an unnamed residential wooded area. A big problem I see is people take bottled water along when jogging on the trails. Then they leave empty bottles along the trail instead of taking the trash back with them. Later in the day at Mountwell Park in Haddonfield, I saw a whole box of beer (two dozen beer cans in a decaying cardboard box) near the "For the Kids" geocache. It's funny that the person who hid that stash placed it behind a fallen tree, not realizing that there's a geocache just a bit further along the same fallen tree! I'm sure some partying goes on in the woods of those suburban parks at night.

The last few geocaches, which I did at night, brought me to Mount Laurel. So I took the opportunity to visit Hotel ML in advance of FA United 4. Well, it looks pretty much the same as it did last year, so no big surprises other than the name change from Marriott to Hotel ML. Dinner was at Penang in Maple Shade. I had nasi lemak.

Tags: geocaching, geocaching event, hotel ml, litter patrol, penang, south jersey

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