Sunday, November 22, 2009

18 October 2009 Pennsylvania All Counties Challenge

I never really thought much of finishing this. PA is a big state and while we have a lot of caching time in the northwest part of the state and other favorite areas to visit, there are just some spots that are not on our normal travels. When I took a new job at work suddenly different counties became a part of my travels. This year's trip to Shenandoah finished the journey.

We were surprised when we got to the parking area to find another caching couple parked there too. we first saw logs from the Yurtles when we were on a trip to Pine Creek Gorge a few years ago. We saw a lot of their logs while hunting AGT caches. Today we got to meet them in person and complete our journey together.

After we found the cache and had visited for a bit with new found friends, we headed off with the geodogs for more adventures. It has been a long time since we visited Raccoon Creek so I was happy we were able to stop. Our visit was back to Frankfort Mineral Springs. It's a great area for walking. The iron stains from the mineral springs are really large.

A visit to a scenic covered bridge and a visit to Raccoon Church were the last stops of our day. The congregation was founded by Ali's great-great-great-great-great grandfather and the church was built in 1781. It was sad to see that the church has closed since our last visit, but it has renewed life as a wedding hall.

How else would we celebrate?

Frankfurt Mineral Springs

Lyle Bridge

Raccoon Church 1781

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