North American Tour 2007
Continued from 42N 74W
This is an unexpected "down" day today, we spent yesterday touring NYC on the top deck of an open double decker bus. It was warmer than expected (near 80F) and the sun is stronger than we are used to at home (52N). My wife Lynn caught the sun a bit and is having a rest day today.
So when the conversation between myself and Rachel turns to "what shall we do today" there is only one thing that springs to mind. On to the laptop and find the nearest CP.
Rachel wasn't overly impressed but agreed to come along to keep me company and see some more of rural NY.
Program the junction of Old Tappan & River Vale into the satnav (avoiding tolls) and off we go. It's only about 25 miles.
Pull over to the parking area previously described and notice there's a car already parked here. Is it possible there's another CP hunter already here?
Off down the trail following the Hackensack and the first thing we see is a yellow notice nailed to a tree, mindful of the notice at 42N/74W we stopped to read it. Needn't have worried, it was only about trout restocking and the fishing season.
Carry on through the woods and we meet a guy out walking six! dogs, wonder if it was his car?
We managed to lose the trail somehow right after finding what I had assumed was an English disease, the abandoned, burnt out car wreck. Skirt a couple of swampy areas and find the trail again.
Another few minutes and we strike off the trail for the last 100 yards. While I am doing the "dance" Rachel calmly says "is this it?"; pointing to a tree with 41N 74W carved into the tree trunk by some mindless idiot...
They were wrong anyway, it's about 20 feet away, though my photo doesn't show it I did get a WAAS lock - even through the trees - showing 16 feet.
Take the usual photo's. one of us and some nice scenery shots on the way back to the car. There are some very large fine houses around here and Rachel snapped a few.
The adventure continues at 43N 77W.