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cache type Beauty and Dispair cache size

by killerb
(Finds: 2   Score: 10.5)   (Hidden: 6   Score: 31)

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Coordinates ( WGS-84 datum )
N 42° 40.596'   W 077° 50.479'
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Tuscarora ,    New York    14510
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 04 Sept 2003
Waypoint (Landmark): N009E2
Open Cache:    Personal use only
Cache type:    Multi-Part
Cache size:    Normal

Difficulty:   gps gps gps (moderate)
Terrain:   gps gps gps (moderate)
Misc: No drinking water! No restrooms (water closets) available Pets are allowed. Parking is available No fees!

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THE LISTED COORDINATES TAKE YOU TO A BIT OF HISTORY OF THE SHAKER MOVEMENT TO AND FROM THIS AREA.
TO GET TO THE STARTING POINT OF THE HIKE YOU MUST FIRST DO A BIT OF MATH.
1) ADD 37 TO THE FIRST THREE DIGITS OF THE YEAR THAT THE SHAKERS CAME TO THIS AREA.
2) SUBTRACT THIS SUM FROM THE LAST THREE DIGITS OF THE ABOVE N COORDINATES.
3) THIS WILL GIVE YOU THE LATITUDE OF YOUR STARTING POINT
4) SUBTRACT 70 FROM THE FIRST THREE DIGITS OF THE YEAR THAT THEY LEFT
5) SUBTRACT THIS SUM FROM THE ABOVE W COORDINATES
6) THIS WILL GIVE YOU THE LONGITUDE OF YOUR STARTING POINT

YOU CAN DRIVE TO THIS POINT AND PARK.
THIS HIKE WILL START YOU FROM A PLACE WHERE DESPERATE PEOPLE ONCE CAME TO LEAVE THEIR LOVED ONES TO SPEND THEIR YEARS AS FORGOTTEN SOULS. MISTER WILSON RESIDES ON A CORNER LOT HERE. YOUR HIKE WILL START AT HIS FENCE LINE , WHERE YOU WILL FIND THE COORDINATES FOR THE CACHE. THE CACHE ALSO IS LOCATED AT ANOTHER CORNER OF SORTS. ONE OF THE FORGOTTEN PAST. IT IS CALLED THE CORNER OF BRILL AND WEST.
YOU WILL BE ENTERING SONYEA STATE FOREST. THE BEST WAY TO APPROACH THIS SITE IS TO VENTURE DOWN THE HILL AS SOON AS YOU ENTER THE WOODS . IT IS A BIT OF AN INCLINE, BUT VERY MANAGEABLE. AT THE BOTTOM YOU WILL FIND KESHEQA CREEK, WHICH YOU CAN WALK ALONG. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL STREAM THAT HAS MANY SWIMMING HOLES, IF THE WEATHER IS RIGHT. THERE IS NO NEED TO CROSS THE CREEK UNLESS YOU WANT TO COOL OFF. IT IS ONLY A SHORT HIKE BEFORE YOU HAVE TO TURN AWAY TO FIND THE CACHE. A SHARP EYE WILL SEE THE SIGNS.
THIS IS MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT HIDING A CACHE, SO YOU WILL HAVE TO KEEP THIS IN MIND. I HOPE THAT I HAVE NOT MADE IT TO EASY TO FIND. IT IS A 50 MM AMMO BOX WHICH INCLUDES A CAMERA, LOG BOOK AND SOME GOODIES THAT CAN BE TRADED.
ALSO I HAVE SUGGESTED A RETURN HIKE BACK TO YOUR VEHICLE THAT TAKES YOU PAST A GOOD EXAMPLE OF SOME OF THE THINGS THAT PAST GENERATIONS HAVE LEFT FOR US.
FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE SHORT ON TIME, I WOULD SAY IT WILL TAKE YOU ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF TO TWO HOURS TOTAL TIME TO COMPLETE AND RETURN TO YOUR CAR.
HAVE A GOOD TIME AND SAY "HI" TO THE FOLKS ON THE CORNER OF BRILL & WEST.




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I found it! 20 Oct 2007 by  Szuchie   (Finds: 146   Score: 577)   (Hidden: 5   Score: 26)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
After a week of plotting and planning, Chicky and I hiked up our geo-drawers and inaugurated the first ever “KillerB Kache Bomb!” Yep, you guessed it Bruce…a full day of seeking out nothing but outrageous KillerB guided caches…we laughed, we cried, we cheered and we swore (only once or twice…haha). Our day started in the rolling hills of Scio with The Ultimate Sacrifice…then shifted to the wilds of Canaseraga and This Old Fence, Final Resting Place and It’s a Tight Fit. Then off to Sonyea for Beauty and Despair and the grand finale of our KillerB Kache Bomb at Al Lorenz Park Cache!

KillerB Kache Bomb - stop #5: Beauty and Despair

This was a cache find that I’ve been eagerly looking forward to completing. Back in May the Noggs, Chicky and I were through here doing In A Pig's Eye and a few others and at the time this cache was disabled and since then this one has stood as an unfinished geo-adventure. So today, on the way back from Canaseraga, Chicky and I decided this would be our second to last stop on our way towards Mt. Morris.

Although this cache find was a long time coming, it was very well worth the wait. This area has always intrigued me and it was extremely interesting to finally stop and explore. The history that has happened here is varied and remarkable – yet at the same time very poignant. As we strolled up to our first stop, I happily handed Chicky the pen and the paper, patted her on her lil’ head, and told her that she was in charge of figuring out KB math as I wouldn’t (and probably shouldn't!) touch the stuff with a twenty foot pole.

However during the course of the KB math portion of our journey we still had to collaborate on a few items to see which numbers would make the most sense. This worked well, and happily we headed off towards the 2nd stop along our journey. Stage two was a solemn experience…and for a while Chicky and I walked silently around trying to grasp what we were seeing. It’s moments like this that are truly hard to put into words, but needless to say we were very thankful we were brought here and allowed to experience this eerie memorial.

After we found the necessary information for the next stage of this cache, we slowly made our way back to the car – taking the time to make many stops along the way to once again observe and remark on the sites that surrounded us. Following this moving experience, we returned to the road in search of the final. This was a pretty “easy” experience, but not without some funny detours, and a couple of “going round and rounds” which I’m sure caused the locals to think we were completely daft. After a wonderful wooded drive towards the cache, we parked and made the great hike to the final. Once there, Chicky made the snag and we signed in and enjoyed the hike back. This was a perfect time of year to do this cache. The fall leaves were bright orange and red and there was just enough on the branches still, yet plenty on the earth floor for us to hike through. What a meaningful and well done cache – thank you Bruce for this fantastic and moving experience!

~Szuchie


I found it! 28 Jun 2007 by  Paleoman   (Finds: 95   Score: 428)   (Hidden: 14   Score: 60)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Mrs. Paleoman and I decided to do a little caching today so I thought I would revisit this cache and find it in its new location. Sandy had never seen the Shaker colony before so we did the whole cache again from start to finish. Wow! you really moved that final loction! I was able to find this after a quick search and I have to say that you really know how to hide a cache and make it blend in with its surroundings. I signd the logbook and left a couple of coupons for Geritol for you, I don't need these yet and after reading about your adventures with Bluestone when you did my Headwaters cache it sounded like you could have used a little extra dose of Geritol after you returned to the Bo-mobile. I recognised that final area from doing another cache a little over a year ago that wasn't too far from here. I'm glad to see that you are keeping this classic cache going. After all this is your first hide isn't it? I enjoyed sharing this one with Sandy, Thanks for the fun and I know that you are probably mad at me for not stopping by when I was in your area, but I had caches to find and not much time to spare. I'll be seeing you soon. -Paleoman52-
I found it! 29 Jun 2006 by  Paleoman   (Finds: 95   Score: 428)   (Hidden: 14   Score: 60)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
This was my last stop today and I must say it was the best stop. I am always thrilled to learn any local history I can find and this was no exception. So much is preserved here and worth the time to take a look around. The coordinates for the final hide were right on and it took me only about 5 minutes to locate the cache once I made the math adjustments that you gave. Really nice hide, I hope that you keep this one going as I am sure that many people will enjoy this one. Thanks for bringing me to this place. I took the lighter and I left a nice polished piece of Flintridge flint and a glass bead. -Paleoman52-
I found it! 02 Sept 2004 by  road rash   (Finds: 30   Score: 130)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
AWESOME JOB ON THIS CACHE!!! Was here with CL & BP. This was a very informative and interesting cache, which we all greatly enjoyed, did however get dirty and the last leg of the cache, but thats what caching is about. Took a water splash ball and left a prosperity star. Said hello to Mr Wilson and the folks on the corner. Again great hide, very well done, thanx!

I found it! 05 Oct 2003 by  Harv and Donna   (Finds: 152   Score: 707)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Found 5 Oct 03, 1st part at 10:25 AM, 2nd Part at 11:05 AM and Cache at 11:25 AM
This was a fun cache to do with some very interesting history. No trouble finding 1st part but I spent about 15 minutes looking for the cache coordinates at part 2. Like Rocky said your description of the location also got me closer than the GPS. And then again like Rocky I didn’t read your starting out suggestion and made the last 50 yards harder than it should have been. You would think by now I would know that the hider gave directions for a reason. But then had no trouble finding the cache. Nice hike in the woods on this brisk fall day WITHOUT ANY BUGS! Found the cache before finding the other “corner of sorts”, very fascinating. Signed log, TN/LN, took picture #25 on cache camera of myself. Thanks for the intriguing hide.
Harv & Donna (without Donna) Dansville, NY

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