Hot on the Trail
A family outing on the Delaware Geocaching Trail proves quite an adventure.
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The assignment sounds pretty cool. Hit the Delaware Geocaching Trail, then write a first-person account of the experience.
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt that takes participants through many of the historical sites and natural resources in Delaware—75 sites in all three counties, including state parks, sports venues and even farmers markets.
The sport is becoming increasingly popular in Delaware, where more than 9,600 people have hit the trail so far. All you need is a GPS and a free geocache.com membership that allows you to access the coordinates of the caches.
My wife, Janell, and I decide to make this a family outing and attempt our first geocaching adventure at nearby Lums Pond State Park—on Father’s Day, of all days.
I mean, what else would I want to do that day? Certainly not anything that involves a hammock, fishing, watching the Phillies or downing a cold one.
Turns out, the forecast is for temperatures in the 90s with high humidity and a chance of thunderstorms. We’re also at the height of tick and skeeter season.
Woo hoo! Fire up the minivan. This is gonna be a hoot.
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