A cool,cloudy day here in Maryland. No snow on the ground which was forecast for our area last night. Good thing, I'm through with the snow for the year, I'm glad the weather is starting to listen. Candy stayed home today so this was a solo hike in the deep woods of the Catoctin mountains. On this Sunday morn I was searching for two caches located in Cunningham Falls State Park Manor Area off Route 15 three miles south of Thurmont. It has the Scales and Tales Aviary, featuring a bald eagle with camping and the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace nearby. My first cache was hidden away on a hillside near the creek. When I first looked on my GPS receiver to find its location, it looked as though I had to cross the creek. So with much effort and a precarious balancing act, I did. Only to find that the creek takes a nice bend further upstream making my crossing unnecessary and doubly so as I had to recross back to my original side. Bob the Pathfinder!
day was a U.S. Army beret flash patch. After logging my find in the geocache logbook, I traded some swag I brought along, a neat toy that dramatically increases in size when water is added, for the unit patch. Geocaching is kid friendly, for the most part, so a lot of the "treasure" is for them,read -ME.
My treasure from the 2nd geocache find for the day,a Big Bear GeoCoin from California.
The next cache that we find will receive this geocoin, and add a few more miles in its travels from California.
Another day,another woodland adventure for Bob the mountain goat.