Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

South Jersey - Salem and Gloucester Counties

Sunny, 48°F. Went geocaching in the near side of South Jersey today just because I thought it was time and also because there was a new geocache in Deepwater. Apparently, the newest thing since I last visited Salem County is the "0h No A Nano" series. There were a few last time but Bikehammer has added more towns to the series. These are all unincorporated villages, often just a single crossroad with a church or fire station in the countryside.

Later in the afternoon, I took a walk on the Elephant Swamp Trail in Elk Township for four geocaches. ("Further Down and Sloppy" thru "More Swamp Then Elephant", but I moved the car between the first two and the next two.) I ran into Joe 'n Sue at a cache site later in the day and they told me the legend of Elephant Swamp. The trail follows a Pennsylvania-Reading Railroad line. Back in the 19th century, a circus was traveling by train through the area and an elephant escaped into the swamp. The elephant was never found again.

The last two geocaches of the day were on the Rowan University campus, so it's a good thing I did those during winter break when the campus was deserted. Probably would be hard to even find parking once school is in session.

Tags: geocaching, south jersey
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