On the plus side it cleared up and dried outside after that so we got out to go for a nice walk on the riverfront trail and made some vitamin D. Even got to break out the shorts and wear them. It got very dry and windy though. Things are rapidly turning green now. It got close to if not up to 70 today! It was nice to see a decent amount of people out today yet not over run with bikes that have to ride side by side and try to make you move.
I came across some old pictures while preparing to upgrade my computer and found a bunch from the neat things we saw while geocaching. A few years back we went on a two day road trip with a friend so we could get the counties and grids we need for the PA Delorme Challenge and the county challenge which we sadly still haven’t finished but that’s another story for another day.
I came across some old pictures while preparing to upgrade my computer and found a bunch from the neat things we saw while geocaching. In July 2002 miners working in the Quecreek mine broke into an old abandoned mine that was flooded. The water quickly flooded their mine trapping them underground. Rescue operations began quickly. and after being trapped for 77 hours the miners were all rescued and all of them survived.
We decided to go for a quick cache near Cove Park today. It was a near a neat area near an old dam. Nice quick walk and one couldn’t ask for a nicer day to do this. We happened to notice this woolly bear caterpillar on the trail. They remind me of he stuff my grandparents used to say. Of course things like this predicting weather is complete bullshit but still it’s was a nice memory Saw this little guy crossing the trail.
I really haven’t paid much attention to GPSrs recently since we haven’t really been getting out to geocache much. That will change in a couple of years but it just makes sense tow wait until we have a reliable vehicle to get out caching often since by that time there will likely be newer models if we want to upgrade our old Garmin 60csxs. I just came across the Garmin 62S now.
Last Saturday we did some caching in the coal region of PA. That’s always an interesting area to visit for me. Growing up I went to the mountains with my grandfather in the Hazleton area and some of the older people there were miners at one time. I learned a lot from them and enjoyed their interesting stories. Odd thing is is the one cache was in an area where the PA DEP had filled in the strip mines but not to the original contour of the land.
I just saw that Garmin is releasing a new GPS. From what I read they may have actually improved over the 60csx. I think I will be getting on as soon as I can. I’m looking forward to playing with it. The best thing about it is the fact that it seems to support paperless caching better by having the cache write up and previous logs right on the gps. That means we wouldn’t have to use the ipaq for caching which would be a good thing since Molly has a habit of letting the battery die completely in it.
Last week was Molly’s vacation and we had wanted to work on the Pennsylvania Delorme and all county challenges. We were able to hook up with Geometeacher from York and had a great two day trip in western Pa. We got to see some pretty cool things. One of the caches we did gave you a view of the I 80 bridge over the Allegheny river. I had been over it and never realized how height it actually is.
Friday we tried to place a cache on an island in the middle of a creek but we just weren’t going to be able to make it work. It was way too close to another one. We had fun trying though. Molly wanted to try to avoid the mud that sucks your feet in so waded downstream as the water got deeper. Finally she ended up having to swim while I held the GPSrs above the water.
Last Saturday we went geocaching along the Conestoga trail in southern Lancaster county. I just love that part of the county! It’s more rugged that NW Lancaster where we live. This picture just doesn’t do the place justice at all but here it is.
York County Geocaching Society‘s Fourth Thursday was a great time last night. We have to be thankful in this area for all the DoverDoggs do for caching. They plan these monthly events that so many people enjoy. They had the meeting at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse in Hanover Pa. That food was good! I want more. There’s a bunch of caches in that area that we haven’t found but we got too late of a start to find any yesterday.
Yesterday we did a short hike to do cache maintenance at Governor Dick which is near Mount Gretna PA. It felt great to get some fresh air. It’s not that long But it’s a nice walk in the woods. I really wanted to go up in the tower to see the colors of the leaves but they’re mostly off the trees and I’d completely forgotten about it until we were back down the hill.