Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Phoenixville, Spring City, Pottstown and more

I'm not even sure what to call this area that straddles the Chester/Montgomery county line (perhaps the Schuylkill River corridor), but I hadn't been there in a while so this weekend was a good time to return. On Saturday, I started in Exton and continued through Uwchlan, Chester Springs, Spring City, Royersford, Oaks, and nabbed one last cache in King of Prussia, just because it was on the way to dinner. This area has a fair number of puzzle caches but I also went for a longish hike in Marsh Creek State Park for the two MCSP caches. The trail system there is twisty and confusing but I figured out the main approaches by watching where other people in the park were going. "Zeder" was in a rather interesting area, a hedge maze. I think it would've been better to go for that during the summer though, because the hedge had started to winter and I could see right through the bushes.

On Sunday, I hit Phoenixville and Pottstown. In Pottstown, I took a walk on one side of the Schuylkill River and then headed into town to walk the trail on the other side of the river. Interestingly, the town side had more challenging geocaches. "Big Buffalo", for instance, was in a tree hole that was too high to reach. After thinking about the problem for a bit, I made a pile of tree branches at the base so I could step up and get it. I wonder if the tree has grown a bit since the cache was placed. There is no other hole on this tree and only the most recent logs for this cache mention climbing or having to bring a tall person. I was close to running out of caches in Pottstown, so after that, I headed farther north to New Berlinville and Barto. I'll have to explore those areas on future trips.

Saturday 2014-10-18:

41462 GS (Pennsylvania)
One Way Out (Pennsylvania)
105 (Pennsylvania)
Stock Up (Pennsylvania)
The Secret Trail (Pennsylvania)
Cole's Cache "Creek View" (Pennsylvania)
A S.T.R.A.N.G.E. Little Bridge (Pennsylvania)
MCSP - Overflow #1 (Pennsylvania)
MCSP - Rocky Racoon (Pennsylvania)
13 Superstitions: Mirror (Pennsylvania)
13 Superstitions: Counting Crows (Pennsylvania)
13 Superstitions: Fingers Crossed (Pennsylvania)
Horseshoe Trail- S Curve Cache (Pennsylvania)
What's At Stake? #37 - Fetch The Stake (Pennsylvania)
Pickering Grove (Pennsylvania)
Three legs (Pennsylvania)
Pipe Organ (Pennsylvania)
Zeder (Pennsylvania)
Take me out to the ball game! (Pennsylvania)
S.T.R.A.N.G.E. revenge (Pennsylvania)
Wild, Wild Planet (Pennsylvania)
Welcome to Royersford (Pennsylvania)
Victory Park (Pennsylvania)
moooo cache (Pennsylvania)
Slurp into caching (Pennsylvania)
Twelve Days of Christmas: Partridge in a Pear Tree (Pennsylvania)
Take a walkabout (Pennsylvania)
Temporary Residence (Pennsylvania)
All About that Base (Pennsylvania)
Harder Cider? (Pennsylvania)
Guarded Wart (Pennsylvania)
F5 (Pennsylvania)

Sunday 2014-10-19:

Animagus (Pennsylvania)
...The mice will play (Pennsylvania)
A Walk Among Heroes (Pennsylvania)
Reeves Park II (Pennsylvania)
1871 Phoenix Column Bridge Cache (Pennsylvania)
Playing Around (Pennsylvania)
Old Plow, Winery Cache # 11 (Pennsylvania)
Wineberry Open Space (Pennsylvania)
Victor and Chance's Cache (Pennsylvania)
Old Home Farm (Pennsylvania)
Ghost Town: Fricks Lock (Pennsylvania)
Kermit (Pennsylvania)
We Started in the Park II (Pennsylvania)
TowPath Park (Pennsylvania)
Backroads of Riverfront Park (Pennsylvania)
Big Buffalo (Pennsylvania)
Whats It's Revenge (Pennsylvania)
Bridge over trouble waters.... Manatawny Style (Pennsylvania)
More or Less (Pennsylvania)
Save Money... (Pennsylvania)
...Live Better (Pennsylvania)
Changing of the Guard (Pennsylvania)
SAINT PADRE PIO (Pennsylvania)
Never Forget! (Pennsylvania)

Tags: chester county, geocaching, montgomery county

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