BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Rick and Rory Sanders only had small images of doors, windows and steeples when they set out on a scavenger hunt Sunday afternoon. Two hours later, they returned to the event's headquarters having found all 20 sites and feeling fairly confident.
Then, the father-and-son duo learned that another team beat them by 45 minutes.
"We thought we did quite well in two hours," Rick Sanders said.
Timing didn't matter too much in the inaugural scavenger hunt held as part of Mountain Top Heritage Days. The 19 participating teams were allotted four hours to correctly identify and visit sites, earning them tickets for a raffle of gift certificates.
Susann Posey, of Waynesboro, Pa., rushed home from a conference in Ottawa so she could participate in the scavenger hunt. She and her friend Jim Bittner, of Sabillasville, Md., laughed about the sites that proved elusive from their picture clues.