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Coordinates ( WGS-84 datum )
N 42° 43.656'   W 077° 55.368'
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Mt. Morris ,    New York    14510
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 17 Oct 2009
Waypoint (Landmark): N02B20
Open Cache:    Unrestricted
Cache type:    Event
Cache size:    Virtual

Difficulty:   gps (easy)
Terrain:   gps (easy)
Misc: Drinking water available. There are restrooms (water closets) available Disabled access. No pets are allowed. Parking is available There may be fees.

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We welcome everyone to join us at Letchworth Fall Gathering VIII on Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 7am until 8pm! Here’s an overview of what our schedule of events will look like this year:

Park Opens: 6am
Breakfast Served: 7am
Lunch Served: 12noon
Raffle Drawing Begins: 1pm
Group Picture Taken: 1:30pm
Dinner Served: 6pm
Event Ends: 8pm
Park Closes: 10pm

The Letchworth Fall Gathering will take place in beautiful
Letchworth State Park near Mt. Morris, New York. The gathering will be a great opportunity for cachers to meet and greet with one another during the peak of the autumn colors! As with past years the event will occur in the same pavilion – at the South Highbanks area near the Mt. Morris entrance to the Park. We have a full day of fun activities planned, so read on to learn more!

Information about Letchworth Park’s Facilities:

Letchworth State Park opens at 6am and closes at 10pm. Please note that after 8am there is an entrance fee per car to enter the park. If you are interesting in camping or cabin rental, you can call the Park at 1-800-456-2267, or the Highbanks Tent and Trailer(camping) at 1-800-237-3303. There are also campgrounds and motels outside the Park in nearby Mt. Morris and Perry, New York.

Please note that this year due to New York State’s fiscal challenges there will be limited camping permitted in the park as many of the campsites will be closed – so if you are interested in staying at the Park call ASAP to see if there are any sites available!

The event pavilion is the same as previous years and is located at the South Highbanks area near the Mt. Morris Entrance to the Park. Please note that pets are permitted in the Park but are prohibited from all Park buildings including pavilions, cabins and recreational facilities. The pavilion can accommodate nearly 200 people and is furnished with tables, charcoal grills, running water and electric outlets as well as restrooms and a playground nearby for the kids. There is also a fireplace inside the pavilion, so firewood donations are currently being accepted!

For those "early birds" who arrive to the event at the crack of dawn, there will be breakfast refreshments available (coffee, pastries, etc.)

Lunch and Food Donations:

Lunch will be a potluck affair, and will begin around 12noon. Everybody should bring a dish to share (such as hamburgers, hotdogs, rolls, beverages, salads, desserts, charcoal/charcoal starter, etc.) Click on the link below to let us know what food items you will be bringing so we can keep track. We will keep this updated as the gathering approaches to summarize what others have graciously contributed (so we don’t end up with 100 hotdog rolls
and no dogs to put in them!) Volunteers will also be needed to cook food on the grills adjoining the pavilion.

Post a note here to tell us what you will be donating to the potluck lunch!

Raffle Drawing:

The raffle drawing will be held at approximately 1pm (following lunch). As always the iconic Roadkill and his infamous cap will preside as the Master of Ceremonies! For those of you who have attended previous gatherings, you know exactly what kind of great raffle items we have given out in the past. For example, last year we raffled off homemade hiking sticks, arrowheads and crafts in addition to GPS units, flashlights, survival gear, hiking paraphernalia, cache containers/swag and so much more.

Raffle Donations – Those wishing to donate raffle prizes, please contact us via email and let us know so we can help coordiante who would like to contribute what. Keep an eye out here for a list of the awesome prizes we’ll have available!

Group Picture:

At 1:30pm after lunch is over we will gather everyone together to take a group picture. Please stick around after lunch so you can be memorialized as a Letchworth Fall Gathering attendee just like last year’s crew!

Dinner:

This year we will be holding a dinner at 6pm for everyone who has spent the day out caching. We’ve been very fortunate to get a donation of pizza to feed all the hungry cachers who have returned back from the trail – so those cachers that will be attending dinner should log their attendance on the cache page so we know how much pizza we will need to order!

The Fine Print and other Valuable Tidbits of Information:

Pre-Gathering Event – Stay tuned to this cache page for other geo-events and fun get-togethers that will coincide with the gathering – you won’t want to miss it!

Post-Gathering Events – Throughout the years, some attendees have hosted bonfires on Saturday night after the gathering is over. Keep an eye out on the cache page notes to see who may be planning what!

Gathering-Only Event Caches – As in the past we will have some great event only caches hidden for the gathering. This year the event caches will not be available for logging online, BUT will be tied to special raffle prizes that will only be awarded to those that find the event caches! Coordinates for the event caches will be provided at the pavilion the day of the event.

Garbage - Letchworth State Park is a carry in, carry out park, so any garbage etc. that we bring in we must clean up and remove. As visitors to the Park we are responsible for this clean up, so we will have many large black plastic bags on hand for this purpose.

Alcohol - We will allow some alcohol in moderation for adults as with previous events. (Gamma Kitt had to sign a special permit for that – and since the State Trooper Barracks are right next door we can’t bear the thought of her trying to explain any riff-raff to the police! HEE! HEE!)

Travel Bugs – If you will be bringing travel bugs to the event, there will be a table manned by volunteers who will be logging in and out every travel bug that is dropped off. We ask that if you leave a travel bug, you pick up a travel bug to ensure that every one is accounted for and that none of them go missing!

We can't wait to see you all there!




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I found it! 17 Oct 2009 by  Paleoman   (Finds: 95   Score: 428)   (Hidden: 14   Score: 60)
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I have looked forward to this event since I first saw it posted. I got there early and had a great breakfast with Brogan and Szuchie and then slowly the crowd began to arrive. Lots of great food all around and I had my share of it. The raffle was really fun and then the highlight of my day was going to find the three event caches that I didn't place with EZrider and Easygoer. We were the only ones that went and found the Wolf Creek cache and what a cache it was. We all got to take a NYGO coin and to see an awesome view that not many get the chance to see. Thanks to all the others that worked so hard to put this great event on. I look very forward to next year!
-Paleoman52-
I found it! 17 Oct 2009 by  sagefemme   (Finds: 67   Score: 299)   (Hidden: 8   Score: 33.5)
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Wonderful event!
I found it! 17 Oct 2009 by  mickemt   (Finds: 172   Score: 590.5)   (Hidden: 71   Score: 266)
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This was my 5th year attending, and this is one of my very few "won't miss" events. As always it was a great time.
MickEMT
I found it! 17 Oct 2009 by  Szuchie   (Finds: 146   Score: 577)   (Hidden: 5   Score: 26)
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What can I say, there is nothing better then spending time with geocachers in an environment that lets us all let our hair down and be complete and utter geeks. Because c'mon, let's face it...we're all a little geeky on the inside!

The weather was certainly not all that cooperative - however it made it even more special for those who braved the elements to spend time with one another - and of course if it wasn't for the people this event wouldn't be nearly what it is year in and year out.

If anything else, I look forward to this event so I can see some cachers who outside of LSP I never manage to run into normally. So it's always a treat seeing and chatting with Harv and Pep and all those other cachers whose smiling faces I hardly see enough of.

And the food...oh man the food. It's hard not to go a little over board in pigging out when all the attendees there manages to provide such a delish an amazing spread. Whoo-baby...I'm having deviled egg flashbacks as we speak! Hahaha.

I also need to give special thanks to Brogan, Tracker, Sue (insert myriad of potential screen names here...haha) and P-Man for all their hard work in putting the finer details of this event together. Without them LSP wouldn't have been the fun success that it was.

Finally, I can't prattle on incessantly without giving massive gratitude to Roadkill and GammaKitt. They are truly the inspiration for this event... and all the fun and excitement that surrounds LSP year in and out is a result of the exceptional foundation they have put into place. You guys are amazing, thank you very much for keeping this slice of geocaching history alive and well. Oh, and a huge congrats to Mr. Roadkill for finding this year's indoor cache and for acquiring yet another Event Cache Stick for his collection!

Today's LSP event was a superb time as it always is - I certainly can't wait until next year! :-)

~Szuchie
Note 23 Jun 2009 by  sabrefan7   (Finds: 13   Score: 57)   (Hidden: 3   Score: 11.5)
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Is it me or any one else not seeing this event in the search? I have the event on my spy list,,just in case I go :-)


Note 11 May 2009 by  Paleoman   (Finds: 95   Score: 428)   (Hidden: 14   Score: 60)
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I can't wait to see everyone again, this should be a great time as usual. Mrs. P-Man and I will be there, lord willing! -Paleoman-
Note 17 Apr 2009 by  WMSFresh   (Finds: 140   Score: 612)   (Hidden: 5   Score: 24.5)
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Looking forward to it again this year!

Peppermill 6-Pack
[Modified 2009-04-17 20:14:25]

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