Finally had a chance to go geocaching again when the weather turned slightly warmer than it has been. But caching in PA in February? Not particularly easy. Still we set off to find Walk the Plank, a cache near the blacksmith shop and plank house in the historic village of Goshenville.
After a lot of "Arrrr!" and "Avast!" and "Where'd I put my pirate hat?" (didn't actually wear it, but wondered anyway), my dad and I set off. The weather may have been warmer, but there was still a good 5-8" of snow where we were walking.
The area was wetlands with a boardwalk. Not that you can really tell that in the snow:
I'm pretty sure we found the correct coordinates (this being a puzzle cache), but after searching for ... geez, a while, we came up empty handed. Alas! I'm hoping that all the snow and ice we've had recently didn't dislodge the cache container, but for all I know, it was still buried under all the snow. I think my dad said he was going to ask the cache owner for a hint.
Still, this was a really neat location (I love old buildings!) so I definitely want to come back when the weather is warmer to get better pictures. So I guess it's not entirely bad that we couldn't find the cache. ;)
Here's the blacksmith shop:
And here's the plank house:
There's also apparently a letterbox nearby- Dad and I have been meaning to start letterboxing, so maybe we'll hit that next time, too. :)