"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


Friday, March 25, 2011

#7500 in Two Mile Run Park

There hasn't been much strictly Geocaching to blog about. We finished qualifying for the Geocachers Don't Hibernate Challenge with our 30th caching day on St. Patrick's Day. We also started a little spring maintenance work on our caches. The only problem with that was the floods started after we did some of the maintenance.

Despite a persistent snow cover, we've actually gotten more caches this winter than we have in the past few winters. The last weekend of winter or the first weekend of spring was a great time to head out for a milestone cache. We pondered going to Oil Creek State Park and hunting the Gerard Hiking Trail cache or heading for a cache at Two Mile Run Park. Tough decision... in the end Two Mile Run won. There are three four terrain caches in the park. We made 2MR number 7499. It turned out to be a super cache and the best of the day. The cache is very near where two streams join before emptying into Justus Lake. There are a couple small falls in the area. #7500 turned out to be four terrain cache called Chippy. It was a nice cache, but not as nice as 2MR. We ended with a dnf of the last four terrain in the park, a six-stage multi.

We came back Sunday to Venango and had a super visit to the Gerard Hiking Trail cache. It was a fun hike and a cache that would have been an great choice for 7500 as well. It was a memorable weekend with a true promise of spring.