Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Chester & Delaware County Winter Wonderland

Cloudy, 30-35°F. Today, I started with a few geocaches up by Exton and Uwchlan. The reason I did those two first was so I could take the Pennsylvania Turnpike over to King of Prussia and pick up "76 east 2" along the way. It took me a very long time to get to this rest area geocache because I don't ever use this stretch of the PA Turnpike. The Turnpike is not intended for local travel. Exits are 10 to 20 miles apart and usually not where I would prefer to enter/leave the highway. It's a toll road, besides. "76 east 2" turned out to be a somewhat tricky geocache but I read some online logs and those clued me in on how to search for it. Thank goodness there isn't any yellowjacket activity in the middle of winter because it was placed where one's fingers may come into contact with stinging insects.

It looks like Pennsylvania is now firmly in winter mode. The lake in Willows Park in Radnor, for example, was frozen solid and pretty much all of the field and wooded area was covered in a snow and ice mix that was piled up high in some places. Most of the geocaches still weren't that hard to locate though. The one that took a bit of effort to retrieve was "Well, at least it's not another LPC". This one was iced over. I tried several methods to get it unstuck without success. Then I kicked it and that finally loosened it up.

Tags: chester county, delaware county, geocaching

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