"When you go to hide a cache, think of the reason you are bringing people to that spot.
If the only reason is for the cache, then find a better spot."
.... Briansnat


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

#7000 - Oil Creek State Park

We always do a memorable cache for one of the thousands. We try to do the same for the 500's and the 100's. Sometimes it even works with my travel schedule. ;-) Today everything worked. The weather was perfect for a visit to the amazing Oil Creek State Park. We had always counted the old Benninghoff Cache as a favorite so it seemed logical to return to the area and hunt the newly placed Benninghoff Ridge View. The cache is located on part of the 36-mile Gerard Hiking Trail. Near the cache site, there is a nice view of the valley below. This stretch includes a walk through a portion of the old oil field area that has been restored with wooden derricks. As you walk the hill there is still some faint evidence of the hundreds of oil wells that used to cover the landscape here. As an added treat to a special day, we found one of the Oil Creek-Kennerdell coins in the cache. The Oil Region is placing 1,000 of these coins in random caches in the area. It is a nice coin, and it's trackable. :-) It is a super memento for us.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

New Cameron County Geotrail

Cameron County just released their Cameron County Sesquicentennial Geotrail. The trail is supposed to have 33 caches with 15 finds required for a coin, but so far only 24 caches are out there. No word on whether the coins are trackable. I hope so. It is a nice looking coin.

One of our favorite caches, Dobby's Home, is located in Elk State Forest in Cameron County. The county is also home to a large elk herd. It's a fun place to cache. We look forward to hunting this geotrail (despite the trackable question about the coin).

On the way to Dobby's Home

Looking out from near Dobby's Home

An elk we spotted along the way

If you visit this geotrail and haven't gotten an AGT coin for this county, there's some nice caching and a coin available. It is also a great place to get started on the Pennsylvania DCNR Legacy of Conservation Geotrail. There are 30 caches in the series.

There's more images of Cameron County posted on my AGT blog and my regular blog.