Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Geocaching Through the Poconos

or, While I Was in the Neighborhood
The Pinchot Trail Chronicle, Part 6

Normally, this would warrant a better post, but I am anxious to get to the detailed write ups on the hiking trip...

Dave and I had the time available to do a little geocaching while we were on our way to our hiking trip, so we left about 4 hours earlier than we would have needed to and grabbed caches in a number of counties in Pennsylvania that I hadn't gotten before.

We started with a single cache in Exton near home so that we had a nice baseline before travelling a distance, and then got the ones shown on the map as black squares.

Beginning where we got off 476 at 80, there are 2 in Carbon county, then 2 in Monroe, then 2 in Wayne, then 2 in Pike, then 1 in Lackawanna, then 1 in Luzerne, then doubling back and ending with 1 in the picnic area of Lackawanna State Forest (in Lackawanna county) where the hike would be. The final one is the one N/NW of the label "Locust Ridge".

As a history buff, one cache was especially interesting; it was magnetic and hidden under the front left fender of an M60A3 tank displayed outside a pubic building in Gouldsboro.

After finding the last cache in the picnic area of the state forest, Dave and I headed to the trailhead...

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