It has become a tradition that we make a yearly geocaching road trip in the US. It's the fifth year in a row that we do so, but the first time we visit the Eastern part of the country – starting in Miami and ending in Boston. This year's trip brought us through 17 states and one Canadian province.
One of our goals for the road trip was to find "old" caches - especially caches hidden in the year 2000. Today's trip from Johnson City to Ardsley (both in New York State) gave us the opportunity to find three such caches. One of these required a small detour to New Jersey, which then became our 22th American geocaching-state. During our search for this cache (gerbiL cacHe) we discovered a Northern Copperhead close to GZ. We tried to avoid searching too close to the snake, but suddenly it decided to head straight towards Poul-Erik, who hurried away from the location. A while later the cache was found without any other snake incidents.
We were (pleasantly) surprised by the scenic route through New York State. Especially the drive through Harriman State Park and across Bear Mountain Bridge was memorable. It added to the scenery that we had a rain shower, which resulted in a beautiful rainbow.
This cache was found at 14:27. It was our first find in New Jersey.
Thanks for the cache and greetings from Denmark!