Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
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Slaughter Beach and Union Transportation Trail

Saturday was supposed to be rainy with tornadoes and other nasty stuff. My guess was Southern Delaware would be the last to be hit by the storm since that was the case last weekend. So I decided to see how far down the state I can geocache before rain forced me to turn back. Surprisingly, I was able to go all the way to Lewes before the rain started and I got there after finishing geocaches around Dover, Little Creek, Slaughter Beach, and Broadkill Beach. The "Slaughter Beach Series" geocaches took less time than I thought. "Slaughter Beach Series - Delaware Ave" is a 5-stage multicache. However, I noticed that the first stage was on North Delaware Ave and wondered if there was a South Delaware Ave too. Well, that's where the final stage was! So I ended up just going there and finding the cache without GPS. The layout of the beach area helped too. The town is just a series of short streets off the main road, so if you know which street the cache is on, you can just hunt around the beach access area at the end of that street.

Sunday morning was sunny but a lot cooler than Saturday. I noticed a new series of geocaches along the Union Transportation Trail in Cream Ridge in Monmouth County, NJ, so I headed off to do those. It's a 4-mile bike path, which means an 8-mile round trip walk, with geocaches placed roughly every 0.1-0.3 of a mile. Out of the 32 geocaches on the trail, I found 30. The remaining two were hidden in such a way that those would've taken more time than I had to find, so I left those for another time. All in all, it was a good long walk. I parked in the middle, walked to the north end and back, and walked to the south end and back. Ran into some geocachers along the way too, although we only teamed up on two caches.

After I was done with the UTT, I did a few (well, six!) quick geocaches around the area. "Borrowed Genius" was the most amazing one of all. This cache is inside a tube. The trick is you need to bring a battery to run a motor to get the cache out of the tube. I actually didn't fully understand how it operated until I got home and saw some pictures on the construction of this cache. For dinner, I felt like going to Ruby Tuesday so I went to find "PMC Lite - Banned Books", a puzzle cache that is next door to Ruby Tuesday in Mount Laurel. I'd actually been waiting for this cache for quite some time. I was last there in April and confirmed that it was missing. Then it took five months for the landscaping and construction in that section of the strip mall to finish. (A Borders bookstore was turning into an AAA office and auto repair garage.) The cache owner had to wait until things settled down before putting out the replacement cache. However, since I had all the information, including guidance from the cache owner on where to look for the cache, from back in April, it was a snap to find it tonight. And after that, I had salad.



Saturday:

Spanish One (Delaware)
Hanging Low (Delaware)
Growing Tall and Straight (Delaware)
Coffee or Cash (Delaware)
DLL by Cole (Delaware)
Pickering Road Rest (Delaware)
LC Wildlife (Delaware)
Slaughter Beach Series - Bridgeham Ave (Delaware)
Slaughter Beach Series - Harrison Ave (Delaware)
Slaughter Beach Series - Delaware Ave (Delaware)
BK Beach (Delaware)
BYOP (Delaware)
To the Point (Delaware)
The Water's Edge (Delaware)
FSC2009 Lewes II (Delaware)
Shenandoah Dreaming (Delaware)

Sunday:

My Childhood Park (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #30 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #29 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #27 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #25 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #24 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #23 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #22 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #21 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #20 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #19 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #18 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #17 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #16 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #1 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #2 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #3 (New Jersey)
RedHotRutabaga's 1000th Smiley (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #4 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #5 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #6 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #7 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #8 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #10 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #11 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #12 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #13 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #14 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #15 (New Jersey)
Union Transportation Trail #9 (New Jersey)
SJCC: Maple (New Jersey)
The BUG at Hidden Park (New Jersey)
Borrowed Genius (New Jersey)
#1 Crosswicks Greenway - Parking Area (New Jersey)
Just Another GRC (New Jersey)
New Jersey MKH (New Jersey)
PMC Lite - Banned Books (New Jersey)

Tags: delaware, geocaching, monmouth county, powertrail, rail trail, ruby tuesday
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