(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.
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?
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! :-)