Sibley State Park
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This was a hugely popular park today. It was pretty warm and the beach area was quite busy. Lots of people swimming and playing in the sand. At the first stage, I met up with a family on bikes that were trying geocaching for the first time. So I helped them along by explaining the sport and giving them guidance on where to look. I think they really enjoyed it. Afterwards, they continued biking and I took the hiking club trail. It was the Mount Tom Trail, which made me chuckle. It was a long hike, but a nice trail through the woods. I only read one leg of the trail as being 0.9 miles, never thought about the rest of the trail. All in all, it was over 3 miles. Whoops! Glad I brought my water!
I never saw anyone on the trail until I got to the Mount Tom overlook.
Silly me, after all the excitement of showing the new family how to geocache, I forgot to claim my Critter Card as proof I did this cache. So after my 3 mile hike, I added another half mile to get my card. Eventually I made it back and decided to “reward” myself with an ice cream bar from the park store. Yum.