This trip turned out very well. It started at 10 in
the morning when we drove to the
Herkimer Home in Little falls (A on the map below), just off the
thruway exit. We parked, then went in search of three geocaches...
(You may need to have a
geocache account to view all the details on the links above. No worry -
basic accounts are free.)
Evan found the one at the swamp very quickly, and we traded a bunch of
stuff. Nice way to start.
Oliver was like a bloodhound, and found the one at the ruins in the blink
of an eye. Lot of cool stuff was traded.
That third one though... we searched and searched and came up blank.
Beats the heck out of us where that thing was. Even so, it still
provided a good excuse for us to hike out that extra distance and go over
the bridge at the lock - pretty cool! We even got to see a lot of
people rappelling and doing rock climbing, and we scrounged all over Moss
Island looking for caves and pot holes.
Round trip hike was about 6 miles. Not at all bad for a day of fun.
We even planted our own geocache mid-way between the swamp and the ruins.
It will be interesting to see who finds it over the coming months/years.
When we got back to the Herkimer House, the older scouts coached the
younger ones on how to build a fire and we cooked hot dogs and ate trail
A totally satisfying day.