Sunday, April 30, 2017
We enjoyed our recent visit to SGL218 so much (and there were more caches to find) that we returned again. There we still no ducks, but the quiet ponds were still in fall colors. We also enjoyed seeing bluebirds and many cedar waxwings on our walk.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
All roads except two in Allegany State Park close during the winter so we were enjoying the fall colors and using the open roads to access the trails. We spent part of our day on the North Country Trail or the Finger Lakes Trail as it is known in New York.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
I planned to visit a few caches on my journey home. The first stop was a cache along Sherman's Creek, The hide location wasn't far from the Dellville Covered Bridge which was burned in 2014 by an arsonist. The area seems to be perfect for a covered bridge. I hope the plan to rebuild succeeds.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
I was late to leave the office and decided to pass by caching for the night. I was driving past the Carlisle Airport when I noticed a Grumman Albatross. The 1950's plane was used in the Korean War as a rescue plane for downed pilots. The plane was removed from service in 1958 and given to Brazil where is served until 1980. Over 20 years later the abandoned plane was brought back to flight worthy condition and amazingly flown from an airstrip in Brazil to Carlisle Airport where it is still in restoration. The complete story can be found here.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
By October my time to be outside after work when I travel is short. For some locations, sunset comes quickly. Carlisle is far in the east and one of the earlier sunset times. Since I hadn't cached in the area for a while, I was lucky to have a cache available in a park along the Conodoguinet Creek. Most visits here include an empty park. This evening there were a few fishermen enjoying the a little fall perfection.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
We spent a fall afternoon hiking to the Mount Tuscarora fire tower and hiking on the North Country Trail in Allegany State Park. It was a perfect afternoon for fall walks in the woods.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
There is an area of SGL162 called Baldwin Flats. The flats portion is a flood plain for French Creek. It's roots trace back to the 1830's when there was a schoolhouse in this location. The area also hosted a church and for a time offered an iron bridge as one the the two closest means to cross French Creek. The road through Baldwin Flats used to link the boroughs of Wattsburg and Waterford, but has been closed for a long time. It's home to some nice views of French Creek and some caches. The trees were a mix of mostly bare to bright colors.