Thursday, December 2, 2010

Geocaching - Old Maids Woods Preserve

With other things on our plates today, Holly and I got out for a short walk in the Old Maids Woods Preserve, off Schermerhorn Road in Rotterdam. This small and largely forgotten piece of property is owned by the City of Schenectady and managed by the Nature Conservancy. There's a 1-mile loop trail through a very old forest atop a ridge, and a couple of geocaches were there waiting for us.

The first geocache was a micro that has apparently had its share of problems, so we gave up when we didn't find it after some fairly diligent searching. The second was much easier to find, despite the poor satellite reception under the canopy of large hemlocks. The rumble and whistle of a freight train passing just outside the preserve accompanied us on our search.

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