June 27, 2004

Stonehouse Pond

I went Geocaching with Scott today. We went to a spot just to the north of us, but in an area that we'd never visited before. It's a park called Stonehouse Pond.

bigrock-sJust a mile or so off of US202 in Barrington, it turns out the SP is a popular rock climbing venue. When we arrived there was a group of four climbers working on the very dramatic-looking rock face on the far side of the pond. (Click any these images to enlarge.)

trail-sThe trail around the shore of the pond is a bit overgrown, but passable. At the far side of the pond we climbed the steep ground around the side of the rock face and reached the top.

scott-sThe view of the pond and the distant horizon is well worth the climb.

climber-sFrom the top we also had a dizzying view down onto the climbers rappelling back down the vertical rock face.

We found the cache almost exactly on the coords provided, but discovering this cool spot was worth the hike all by itself.

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Posted by jackhodgson at June 27, 2004 03:46 PM