Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

FSC 2014

This weekend was the opening of the First State Challenge, the annual state-wide geocaching challenge. The rules have been tweaked a bit. This year, to qualify for the prize, one has to find 7 out of 9 caches in each region (North, Central, and South). Beyond the challenge, it's a chance to learn more about the state as each cache description contains a write-up of either the history or geography of the location. There were a few places I'd never seen before, such as Carey's Camp, a church camp meeting site in Millsboro, and the Weldin ruins. Also rather interesting was "FSC-2014 Middletown Dead Poets", which takes you to two filming locations of Dead Poet's Society, a Robin Williams movie.

I finished most of the FSC on Saturday and only needed 3 more caches from the western side of Sussex County, which I didn't have time to cover. I got those on Sunday and actually finished the remaining two I didn't need because I wanted to see those locations. Ran into many of the local geocachers along the way since everyone was going for these caches the same weekend. After finishing the challenge, I still had time so since I was already in the southeastern corner of the state, I went for more caches in Fenwick Island and Ocean City. That's one area I rarely get to since it's pretty far from home.

Saturday 2014-09-27:

FSC-2014 Wilmington Riverfront (Delaware)
FSC-2014 Wilmington Gibraltar Gardens (Delaware)
FSC-2014 Weldin Plantation (Delaware)
FSC-2014 Valley Garden Park (Delaware)
FSC-2014 Delcastle Rec Area (Delaware)
FSC-2014 White Clay Creek State Park (Delaware)
FSC-2014 Cooch's Bridge (Delaware)
FSC-2014 Port Penn (Delaware)
FSC-2014 Odessa (Delaware)
FSC-2014 Middletown Dead Poets (Delaware)
FSC-2014 Dover Richardson Park (Delaware)
FSC-2014 Smyrna (Delaware)
FSC-2014 Dover Tavern (Delaware)
FSC-2014 Camden Underground RR (Delaware)
FSC-2014 Abbott's Mill (Delaware)
FSC-2014 Ellendale (Delaware)
FSC-2014 Roosevelt Inlet (Delaware)
FSC-2014 Lewes (Delaware)
Mom's Work is Almost Done (Delaware)

Sunday 2014-09-28:

FSC-2014 St. Jones Reserve (Delaware)
FSC-2014 Hearns Pond (Delaware)
Hibernation Station #1 (Delaware)
Delaware's 10th Anniversary Cache (Delaware)
FSC-2014 Trap Pond State Park (Delaware)
FSC-2014 Carey's Camp (Delaware)
Single Shot (Delaware)
Four (Delaware)
Looking Up II (Delaware)
G 6 L (Delaware)
RedMen's Cemetery Cache (Delaware)
FSC-2014 Frankford Library (Delaware)
Pyle Center (Delaware)
FSC-2014 Selbyville (Delaware)
Bible Trivia (Delaware)
Sea Shells by the (Delaware) Sea Shore (Delaware)
Pelican Park (Maryland)
Merely Players (Maryland)
CAM 2013 - Ocean City (Maryland)
Bill's Beach Box is Back (Maryland)
Babe любит бублики (Maryland)
Assawoman Drive (Maryland)
Parking for Books (Maryland)
Donut Stop (Maryland)
WattsinBB (Delaware)

Tags: delaware, first state challenge, geocaching

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