"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


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Completing the Ohio Counties

We left for vacation with finds in 86 of the Ohio 88 Counties.

Our first find in Lawrence County was a fun cache at the library in Ironton. The staff at the library were very friendly and helpful. Ali took the opportunity of being in their geneology area to look for information. She found quite a bit of usefeul information.

We're also looking toward qualifying the Great 880 Challenge which requires ten finds in each county. We enjoyed a variety of caches in Lawrence including a number of cemeteries and and an unexpected find at a rock face. I know it's only a rock but I like it, Yes I do will certainly get a favorite vote from us.

We finished our 88 county quest and added another completed county to our Great 880 Quest with a visit to Gallia County. Like Lawrence County, we relied on many cemetery caches including a very nice multi in Mound Hill Cemetery overlooking Galipolis.

We finished our visit to Gallia with some time in the woods at the attractive Raccoon Creek County Park.

With Ohio counties now all green, we now have five states (New Jersey, Delaware, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Ohio) with caches found in each county. We've looked out to see other states where we could enjoy a chase for all the counties. New Hampshire and Connecticut are waiting for return visits. Vermont, New York, Maine, Arizona, and Washington are five states which would be much more difficult to complete, but are calling out as wonderful journeys. For now, we will enjoy completing this challenge.