I was hiking on the Girard Trail with a group from the Western Pennsylvania Field Institute (http://www.wpfi.org) and the trail took us near to the shelter area so my companions agreed to follow me to look for this cache. Except that they lost interest when they got to Shelter No. 1. While they waited for me there, I went on. I looked but couldn't find it. I looked some more. I was just about to give up when I caught a glimpse of something unusual. An ingeneous hide. I was tempted by Ian5281's mini-tool but in the end decided to leave it for someone more needy of such things. Took nothing but left a glow stick, P-38 can opener, a GeoHack CCG card and the Rover travel bug. I'm going to have to come back to this area, not only to log the nearby Oil Creek Slicker (GC1925) but also to ride the bike trail and cover more of the hiking trails. Hard to imagine that just over a century ago this was a barren, oil-coated wasteland.
Geocaching Lesson Number Six: Take a change of clothes.
At the end of the hike when it was time for us to pile into the car and drive home, I realized just how sweaty and stinky my comrades and I were. Oh, the joys of a two hour drive in the confines of an automobile.
[This entry was edited by Kordite on Wednesday, November 05, 2003 at 8:16:46 AM.]