Geocaching by the Hudson River Part 2

(If you missed part one, it's here)
So, when I left off, we had just located a benchmark down by the Hudson River.  We climbed a small hill to get back on the trail and pressed on toward the next geocache. 

I had a comment on the previous post from Sharkbytes asking where this preserve is along the Hudson, so I googled the name of the preserve and in the search results I found some very interesting info, namely the reason there are bricks literally strewn all over this preserve.  The name of this place is Denning Point Park in Beacon, and the history of this place is actually very fascinating - thank you Sharkbytes for prompting me to look it up.  If you're interested, check it out here.
The next geocache we found rather easily and it contained a huge amount of travel bugs.
There are 5 travel bugs in this picture and two geocoins
It's pretty unusual to find that many "travelling items" (travel bugs and geocoins) in one geocache, unless it's a "travel bug hotel".  A "travel bug hotel" is generally a geocache that is a quick and easy find, usually off a major road, whose purpose is to provide a quick an easy way to exchange and move along travelling items like travel bugs and geocoins.  This wasn't a travel bug hotel, so it was surprising to find all these items inside.  There was also the usual logbook and "swag" as well.
After this geocache we walked along for a bit until our GPS pointed us toward these ruins.  Pretty neat, huh?
As we were searching we came across this - it's tough to see in the picture, but it's a big pile of rusty paperclips!!  Which to me is a very odd thing to find in the woods, however, if you click that link I shared above that tells about the history of Denning Point Park, it explains why (briefly, the "Noesting (no sting) Pin Ticket Company" which made a number of interesting items including paper clips had a plant there at one time).
That is something that I just love about geocaching - it takes you to such interesting places.  We have seen the most interesting things - everything from "glacial potholes" to giant ant hills to a pile of rusty paper clips, and we've learned so many things about local history and nature.  Anyway, the geocache near the ruins was the last geocache for the day that we found and so we headed back to our car (the trail was a loop, which is always nice, so no backtracking) and home to log our finds and check for ticks.  :-P  A very enjoyable day. 
Until next time, see ya on the trails! :-)


Erika Jean said...

the paperclips are cool!

Grace2882 said...

Oh I love geocaching. I am so glad that I found this blog. I am adding it to my igoogle reader.

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