Pocahontas State Park Rain Out! June 2013

CAMPING

Friday arrival brought us into a rainy campground at Pocahontas State Park.

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/poc.shtml

We were able to set up between showers and then waited for our friends to show up. 1 by 1 they trickled into the campground and after getting set up we gathered to watch the rain and socialize.

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There were a few downpours and a bit of site flooding but we survived!

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Saturday welcomed a break in the weather and we had a pretty nice day of being lazy and eating way too much food together!

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There was a group dinner with wonderful grilled cheesesteak sandwiches and side dishes. After dinner we ran out to find a couple quick geocaches before returning to camp for a rousing game of Pictionary under the spotlight!!

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GEOCACHING

Even though we were pressed for time with the sun fading quickly we set out with a couple of our friends to chase down the first couple legs of a multicache in the Park. A multicache is a series of caches where each stage will have coordinates and clues for the next stage in the series until you reach the final container. The Geocaches we were after was sort of a hybrid multicache as each stage was an individual geocache and counted as a find on http://www.geocaching.com but you still needed to find them in order to get the proper help for the next in the series.

The first geocache we found was PSP Numbers Run #1 GC24G6Q  which was a fairly easy find near the main parking lot at the Camp office.

http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC24G6Q_psp-numbers-run-1

The next geocache we went looking for took a bit of time to find as the coordinates seemed to be off by about 30 feet but eventually we came up with the container.  This geocaches was the second in the series:  PSP Numbers Run #2 GC24G6R. The coordinates for this cache required some math to be done with a clue from the first geocache to get the final location.

http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC24G6R_psp-numbers-run-2

We were able to get the helpful clue for #3 but daylight wouldn’t allow us time to go find it. I guess we can take up the hunt the next time we are visiting this campground.

SUMMARY

As always we had a great time camping and caching with our friends and look forward to the next gathering.  Keep an eye out  for our next blog post where we will detail our trip to Douthat State Park along with quite a few geocache finds!

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/dou.shtml

Our campsite during this trip.

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