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(Finds: 2   Score: 5)   (Hidden: 1   Score: 2)

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Coordinates ( WGS-84 datum )
N 43° 13.769'   W 077° 37.177'
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Rochester ,    New York    14617
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 17 Apr 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N00204
Open Cache:    Personal use only
Cache type:    Normal
Cache size:    Large

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


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This Cache is a polycarbonate 25mm AMMO box that has been placed in Turning Point Park in the city of Rochester, near a hiking trail that sees high public usage. This Park is in an old railroad industrial area of the city where railroad cars unloaded coal into the holds of large ships below in the Genesee River for export to Canada. There are many trails (paved and dirt) through hardwoods that take you to vistas of the Genesee River below. One of the many spectacular views is of the small bay near a point in the Genesee River that was used by the large steamer ships to turn around before loading their cargo of coal and heading back out to Lake Ontario....hence...Turning Point Park.
The current geocache location is being placed for a geocaching demonstration to be held on April 20, 2002 at the City of Rochester's "Earth Day Celebration". The box is being loaded with freebie stuff for the celebration but fellow geocachers are encouraged to stop by time to log their find and swap some prizes. When replacing the cache in it's hiding spot, please try to hide the box as well or better than I did so that it will not be found easily by non-cachers. One of the prizes in the cache container is a pair of RPO (Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra) tickets for May 25, 2002. Anyone that is interested in them please stop by and take them with you.

The park entrance and parking lot is located at the east end of Boxart Street in the City of Rochester. Parking coordinates are N 42-13.659' W 77-37.069'.

No clues are needed to find this cache; the trails and the find are very easy.


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I found it! 11 May 2010 by  sagefemme   (Finds: 67   Score: 299)   (Hidden: 8   Score: 33.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
This cache is alive and well and happy.
I found it! 13 Sept 2004 by  car2   (Finds: 43   Score: 156)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Catching up on some back logs that I failed to write back when I first found it. Car2 12/28/04
I found it! 25 May 2004 by  dukeboys   (Finds: 3   Score: 9.5)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Found this one with a few problems. The coords led me to about 40 feet south of the actual hide. Everything was wet inside and I hid it better to help keep some of this rain water out.
I found it! 16 Apr 2004 by  Cachecrawler   (Finds: 7   Score: 19)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Non-commercial use only
Oops... didn't realize this cache was on both sites, so this log entry is a bit late.

The cache-site was a delightful location. The kids were overjoyed to find a partial deer skeleton on the way to the cache location. It was kind of cool, in a macabre way.

Anyway, nice cache, though the contents were SOAKED (in April, at least).

Took a CD and left a truck.

I found it! 03 Apr 2004 by  HaleGang   (Finds: 18   Score: 81)   (Hidden: 3   Score: 11)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Nice view of the river. Found it with no problems.
Thanks for the hide.
I found it! 04 Jan 2004 by  OurWoods   (Finds: 76   Score: 294.5)   (Hidden: 26   Score: 101)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
This has to be the officially creepiest cache I have ever been to. Several factors came into play. I arrived at the parking coordinates at sunset (16:47 or thereabouts.) This is the first cache I ever done "alone" I guess everyone I know is finally sick of caching . So that was a factor as well, I did however bring my Newfoundland Dog , upon entering the woods there was a deer about 25ft in front of Tugs (my dog) and I, yelled "shoo, deer, shoo" and the deer just looked at me like I was crazy! I yelled a little louder "bang! bang!" thinking maybe that would scare it, no dice. So Tugs and I proceeded up the path, the deer ran off, but only about 20 ft back into the woods. As we walked further away I could hear more leaves rustling so I looked back... The deer was still about 20ft away from us as we approached the cache the deer was still following us... I quickly retrieved the cache (which is the biggest container I have ever seen) made my trade, logged in, and stamped the book. I wanted to take a photo of me and my dog with the cache box since it was our first solo flight, I was setting up the timer on the camera and Tugs jumped up.. The deer was closer then ever! So I forgot about the picture, returned the cache, and beat it out of there. Just by the trailhead I turned around for one last look at the deer which was, of course, still following us. I snapped a photo of the deer, but because it is dark you can only see it's eyes. Creepy, creepy, creepy! All of that aside I had a really good time, thanks for the cache!
I found it! 10 Jul 2003 by  GregP100   (Finds: 58   Score: 258)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
This one was very tough. Searched for almost an hour but I finally found it. It was 34' from my 0 co-ord's on my Magellan 330. There was a load of hiding places back there but I'm starting to get good at this. Left Nothing Took Nothing. Nice Hide. 2nd time @ this park. Thought I was going to get Bulock's next but it was raining and getting very dark. I'll be back !
I found it! 22 Jun 2003 by  TeamHO2   (Finds: 17   Score: 70.5)   (Hidden: 2   Score: 7)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
found cache. well hidden. kudos on a good hide job. nice size container.. took cd, left streamlight jr flashlight w. new batteries.
I found it! 20 Jun 2003 by  SwampRat311   (Finds: 50   Score: 192)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Nice hiding spot. Hard to get a good position as it was very cloudy and there were so many trees. We have figured out that the secret is not to give up, just keep coming at it from a different angle. Thank You!
I found it! 25 Apr 2003 by  Bone Collecters   (Finds: 21   Score: 91)   (Hidden: 4   Score: 13)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
good one the cache needs to be beef up a little took nothing left nothing.Forgot to log in .
I found it! 15 Sept 2002 by  Geo G   (Finds: 64   Score: 319)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Found with Sean (age 6). He's quite the geocacher, and glad to have a chance to look for one without his older cousins. They always seem to get there first. I'd never been to this park in all the years we've been in Rochester. Walked down to the dock afterwards.. it's quite impressive. Took a rubber snake (Sean was duly impressed), and left a "Beast".
I found it! 29 Jun 2002 by  Shilfiell   (Finds: 82   Score: 353)   (Hidden: 3   Score: 6)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Nice shady walk for a warm day - unfortunately, the local wildlife included two kids on ATVs barrelling through the park. Having avoided them, I found the cache easily and made my trades. The cache is pretty full!

I found it! 26 Jun 2002 by  Adventuring Lovers   (Finds: 33   Score: 158)   (Hidden: 1   Score: 4)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Sorry - forgot to log that I found it!
Note 26 Jun 2002 by  Adventuring Lovers   (Finds: 33   Score: 158)   (Hidden: 1   Score: 4)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
I ventured out without my better half today - but I was joined by 3 of our 4 sons and our dog. It was a very hot day, but cooler in the shade of the woods. The GPS was all over the place at first - thought we needed new batteries, but in the end we just needed to be patient. Enjoyed the park - nice view of the river. Took a little wooden treasure box, left a puzzle ball (with directions). Thanks for the adventure.
1/2 Adventuring Lovers
I found it! 08 Jun 2002 by  Broncoholics   (Finds: 93   Score: 444)   (Hidden: 15   Score: 58.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
This one was fun!! Of course the boys were with me, but I had to trick my soon to be 16 year old daughter into going.
I told her I was going to the mall but when she got in the truck and saw the GPS and camera, she knew she had been tricked. At first she was a little madd, but she got over it. On the way to the cache, she grabbed the gps from my hands like it was the phone!!!!! She punched in the coords like a trooper and lead us right to the cache.

She fell in love with the cute little bear when she opened the cache. We left a little wooden treasure box in exchange for the bear. We signed the log and left two GEORGE BILLS for tracking. I had a nice time with the kids today!

Happy Trails!

The Hughes Family
   camera Anna with her trade item
I found it! 30 May 2002 by  Blackpete   (Finds: 406   Score: 1774)   (Hidden: 19   Score: 73)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Found it at 7 pm. Like the container and the item next to it. Took nothing, left nothing.
I found it! 26 May 2002 by  TheHikers   (Finds: 27   Score: 125.5)   (Hidden: 3   Score: 17.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Found the cache with the help of the Sunday hikers from the Genesee Valley chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club. Nice hiding place. One young woman said that she had gotten a GPS for Christmas but had not yet learned to use it, but that geocaching looked like fun and she thought she might start. That's the idea!
I found it! 20 May 2002 by  Hinge Thunder   (Finds: 106   Score: 521)   (Hidden: 16   Score: 98.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
We had just finished Rattlesnake Pete's cache, and made our way over here. Thought the rating was a little low. I would put it about 1.5/1.5 at least. I am glad I didn't come to look for the cache in my work clothes.
I found it! 27 Apr 2002 by  Quinn   (Finds: 75   Score: 376)   (Hidden: 34   Score: 132.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
I took my daughter Morgan and her two cousins (Brandon and Michael) along for this hunt, it was Brandon and Mike's first!

I gave them each a gps to use so that nobody felt left out, let me tell you do not!!! want to get in the way of three young kids on a treasure hunt.
Cache was placed in a great spot and we had an awsome time finding it, I think all the kids are hooked and look forward to going after many more. The day was perfect and there were quite a few people around walking the trails and taking in the scenes. Left quite a few carabeners and swapped out George bills.
Watch that snake!!!

The picture with this log is not of this cache but of another near by that we went after as well.
Thanks for the great time!
   camera Morgan, Brandon and michael at a nearby cache.
I found it! 21 Apr 2002 by  hornet   (Finds: 20   Score: 75.5)   (Hidden: 2   Score: 7.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Today at 5:20 PM we made our first find! I purchased a GPS receiver today then found the Geocaching website. I went hunting right away and now can't wait for the next one! Thanks for the pen. I left a bobber in case any one wants to go fishing.
I found it! 21 Apr 2002 by  Rippie   (Finds: 35   Score: 157)   (Hidden: 11   Score: 77.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
The size of the cache box i found very interesting. Seems to me more of us should put out some boxs that can contain larger cache items like this one. Nice placement also. Thanks for the mini adventure.
Huckle Buckle Beabstalk,
I found it! 20 Apr 2002 by  GeoRiddler   (Finds: 2   Score: 5)   (Hidden: 1   Score: 2)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
I had a great bunch of kids and adults for the demonstration today. You should have seen the kids faces when they found the box and we opened it up. Had a great hunt, a couple of the younger kids held the GPS and went in the direction it pointed them. I decided to leave the cache in its current location and left a couple of wheresgeorge bills in the log book. Still a lot of prizes, I will return again to put some more water bottles in the cache, they were a hot item.
I found it! 19 Apr 2002 by  Kayaker   (Finds: 32   Score: 152)   (Hidden: 1   Score: 4)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
I found your cache this morning at 9:17 during a brief thunder storm. Your cache is 0.3 mi from my front door. As usual I saw several deer and many species of birds. The dog tooth violets (trout lillies) are growing and I even spotted some trillium breaking through the ground. You chose a great hiding spot. I left my mark in the book and took nothing. A great cache.

I found it! 17 Apr 2002 by  fourpack   (Finds: 68   Score: 352.5)   (Hidden: 10   Score: 52)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
this is a nice one. looking forward to fining it in its new spot.good stuff in it .took t shirt,pen,didnt take water bottle after all,left pack of base ball cards ,george dollar to track..thanks fourpack +brother inlaw frank
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