On Sunday, I headed over to Benjamin Rush State Park in Northeast Philadelphia. There have been a number of changes to this park since my last visit years ago. I don't remember too much from back then but the most obvious change to me is the park entrance is now on a quieter street instead of US-1. Some of the geocaches in this park were very difficult. The main problem was those caches were placed during the fall and winter when the vegetation was sparse. Now that the bushes are thick and leafy, it's hard to see what's inside. Many areas around Northeast Philly and Bensalem are rather trashy too, so in making my way through the overgrowth, I had to be careful about that too. At "Boundary Creek View Cache" in particular, there was an iron spike, just a few feet from the geocache, sticking out of a pile of concrete blocks. I thought was a particularly dangerous trip/impale hazard.
On Memorial Day, I started in Hatfield (where I have yet to see a field of hats :) ) and continued the caching trip to Dublin and Peace Valley Park. I did not get to do as many geocaches in Peace Valley Park as I planned because the place was crowded! So I only went for a few geocaches on the periphery of the park, saving the rest for another time. Landis Park in Plumstead Township was a lot quieter, so that's where my hike, which was shorter but still good, ended up being. "Storybook Weaver" in Landis Park is an interesting idea. In addition to the log book, there is another book with a story in it and each visitor can write a paragraph or two to add to the story. The snag was some folks have poor handwriting, so it was hard to read the story. My handwriting was admittedly not that great either, but I did write a bit.