Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Another Item Crossed off our Geocaching Bucket List (2 of 5)

Nana and I took a geocaching trip in early April
traveling around Virginia with hopes of completing
several items on our Geocaching Bucket List.

By the end of our trip, we had completed
five, yes FIVE, of those items.
And  Yes!, we had all sorts of fun
doing them.

This is a quick story about one of the items!

#2 - Virginia Delorme Blocks 72 and 64

For the better part of a year, all we have had left as far as Delorme
blocks for the state of Virginia were blocks 64 and 72.
So you can imagine my anticipation when we got ready
for this trip and both blocks were on our target list!

Only 2 blocks left
 On the 3rd day of the trip we had plotted a route that took us west from
Harrisonburg, VA on US 33 up into the mountains.  Block 72 was the first block
colored in with finds at:
GCTVDF: Stumpville, USA - we parked at the back gate to the park and walked in for the quick grab.

Locust Springs Picnic Area
We also managed to complete a really nice Multi-cache right at the state line giving us 2 finds for block 72:
GC2AHAD: The ABCs of Geocaching: I is for Information Sign - a really
 neat multi-cache at two separate pull offs!
It had snowed recently
We continued on into West Virginia, grabbed an Earthcache at another overlook, then
took a left at Judy Gap WV and continued south until we saw the signs for
Locust Springs and the final block of our Virginia Delorme Challenge!!!

GC12PZQ: Locust Springs - Block 64B - might be the only cache in Virginia Block 64 (A or B).

Yes, that is snow in the background!

After arriving at the very nice picnic area - it was about a 1/2 mile walk to the cache.
As you can tell by the pictures, it had recently snowed in the are so the walk
to GZ was a little damp but nothing terrible.  I would like to tell you that we arrived at
GZ and found the cache right away but.... it took us far too long to make the find.
The cache is there but the winter weather had made finding the cache a little more challenging
than we had anticipated but our persistence paid off. 

Papa near GZ
We now have completed the Virginia Delorme Challenge!!!

Finally - another item marked off our Geocaching Bucket list!!!


SNAP!!!-land is scheduled to be archived towards the end of September 2017
See - GC503GY
 Till next time...
Stay Safe & Keep Caching!!!

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