|sumajhuarmi on the hunt|
|Spanish moss everywhere!|
|My favorite kind of cache|
|The boardwalk crossing 17 mile river|
|17 Mile River|
|Swamp edge caching|
We continued our hike around the loop at the northwest end of the park, cutting off the trail to join a new trail. We were able to find all the caches along the trail. Thanks to a local Boy Scout troop we found an ammo can too.
I particularly enjoyed the boardwalk that crosses the Seventeen Mile River. There is a cache on it as well. We darted across the boardwalk to the other side to pick up one cache, not knowing whether we'd get to do the caches on the east side of the river. We then came back and tracked down the trail to our car. Before leaving we hit some more caches near an interpretive farm representing the type of log cabins used during the mid-1800's.
We looked at our watches and decided we better try to get a few more caches in before going back to the hotel and preparing for the evening speaking engagements. We drove across the river on the highway bridge and turned into the east side entrance. We had the pass code so we punched it in and the gate swung open for us. We drove up that rode, stopping periodically and gathered in about four more caches before time to go.
It was a great day. But it wasn't over yet! Two days later our conference leader brought the whole group speakers out to the park to see the log cabins and staged farm community. I told the director of missions about geocaching. He and one other speaker went with me to find four more caches along the edge of the park at the highway. They were amazed and seemed to have had a good time.
Come try out General Coffee State Park. It will be worth your time to find these caches and see what a south Georgia swamp looks like.
|Pastor Joseph Lee on the Meeks cabin, home to his cousin and currently home to a geocache|
|A new geocacher (left) and the Director of Missions for the Smyrna Baptist Association (right)|