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by Gimpy
(Finds: 41   Score: 195)   (Hidden: 26   Score: 154)

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Coordinates ( WGS-84 datum )
N 43° 06.254'   W 077° 32.641'
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Twelve Corners ,    New York    14618
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 07 Jul 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N002BB
Open Cache:    Personal use only
Cache type:    Normal
Cache size:    Normal

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


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The cache is located not far off an established trail. The cache container is a retired .50 cal. ammo can, painted green, with white lettering identifying it as a geocache. Its' location is very near the long ago retired Lock 62 of the original Erie Canal system, in Pittsford, NY. The cache location was not meant to be a serious challenge, but rather to highlight a little bit of history of days gone by. Back in the days when narrow packet boats were one of the main means of transporting goods on a New York to Buffalo route. The cache is the same one that I pulled from the "Tinker Nature Park", so, aside from some items I've added, the contents are pretty much what cachers have put in it. Quite a variety. Bring the family along & look back in time. There are no plaques or signs there that tell the locks story, but many web sites are available that tell the canals history dating back to the late 1800's. Enjoy.

Clue decoding tables - Top letter or symbol decodes to bottom letter or symbol:


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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; < = > ? @ ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . /

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I found it! 03 Jan 2009 by  sagefemme   (Finds: 67   Score: 299)   (Hidden: 8   Score: 33.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Happy to find another Gimpy hide. TNLNSL. TFTF.
[Modified 2009-01-03 13:06:14]

I found it! 03 Dec 2006 by  motionsmiley   (Finds: 71   Score: 338)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Great hiding spot. Never knew this was here. Took a while to find since there are many spots to hide the cache. TNLN. Thanks.
I found it! 12 Sept 2006 by  72CCT_ChE   (Finds: 34   Score: 127)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Bring this site up to date
I found it! 04 Aug 2006 by  thia   (Finds: 46   Score: 175)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Catching up with logs...
This cache was an experience for me, moral of story...beware of wet leaves! Nice trail, hidden in such an urban area!
[Modified 2007-10-21 21:17:41]

I found it! 10 Jun 2005 by  The_Hunters   (Finds: 3   Score: 16.5)   (Hidden: 1   Score: 3.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
This was an enjoyable cache. Would never had know this area was even there. Took a dollar, left 3 new items, signed the log.

I found it! 28 Apr 2005 by  car2   (Finds: 43   Score: 156)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
Catching up on some back logs. Found this wonderful cache on 7/12/04 while waiting for my car to be fixed.
I found it! 15 May 2004 by  Chemist Kahuna   (Finds: 5   Score: 21)   (Hidden: 6   Score: 19.5)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
Couldn't find this on our first attempt, but found it later, in the rain, after climbing through a lot of underbrush. Don't wear nice clothes looking for this one! It isn't exactly "near the trail". Anyway, this was the first cache I've ever found and I signed the logbook, took a Furby and left something which now entirely escapes my mind but must have been wonderful at the time.
Chemist Kahuna
(too many fumes)

Note 01 May 2004 by  RobN Hood   (Finds: 45   Score: 218)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
My second time to the cache, but went with White Foot, a friend visiting from Ottawa, who did the searching and found the cache. Traded two small compasses for crayons.
I found it! 07 Nov 2003 by  Cameron Douglas   (Finds: 37   Score: 126)   (Hidden: 2   Score: 5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
What a great day to explore the Erie Canal. Bright, brisk, not a snow flake in the sky. Passed a couple who were having their lunch on the bench by the lock. Impressive how this once busy lock is now a tranquil location on the fringe of economic activity.
   camera Parking Area
   camera View of the lock
I found it! 18 Jan 2003 by  jackbear   (Finds: 13   Score: 55.5)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
MY FIRST CACHE EVER! Found it on my second attempt (see entry from two weeks ago) Learned an important lesson about datum. It was about 15 degrees out, and buried in about a foot of snow. It took awhile I will admitt, but I thought I was getting close, and persisted. Scared a rabbit out of hiding in my searching. Finally my foot hit something hollow, and EUREKA! I left a piece of black obsidian rock and a black walnut chewed open by a flying squirrel found nearby. I took the golfball. Thanks Gimpy for a great cache, love the lock! -jackbear-
I could not find it. 11 Jan 2003 by  jackbear   (Finds: 13   Score: 55.5)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Well, I didn't find it, but I know why...
1) I am a first-timer 2) I didn't bring a compass or a map 3) I have an old GPS with a not-so-good navigation system 4)the snow was rather thick, and very crusty. However, I am not frustrated, rather determined to try again. I had a beautifully cold Rochester winter afternoon, with not another sole around. I saw a Carolina Wren, and lots of black walnuts chewed open by flying squirrels. Can't wait to get back there again.
I found it! 19 Dec 2002 by  Scrawnyjay82   (Finds: 15   Score: 75.5)   (Hidden: 6   Score: 29.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Found it with in 20 mins. Got totaly wet and got in and out of there as quick as possible! Took nothing left nothing. Thanx for the fun... And yes.... I have pink hair.... LOL Please deleat the entry before this one i put the wrong pic in! Thanx
   camera Me
I found it! 19 Dec 2002 by  Scrawnyjay82   (Finds: 15   Score: 75.5)   (Hidden: 6   Score: 29.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Found it with in 20 mins. Got totaly wet and got in and out of there as quick as possible! Took nothing left nothing. Thanx for the fun... And yes.... I have pink hair.... LOL
   camera Me
I found it! 08 Nov 2002 by  wildblue   (Finds: 8   Score: 31.5)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
A favorite picnic spot.
I found it! 03 Nov 2002 by  Broncoholics   (Finds: 93   Score: 444)   (Hidden: 15   Score: 58.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Casey and I went looking for this one when it was first placed. We had no luck and spun around in the woods. That wasn't the case today, our newer gps lead us right to the cache this time. We traded george dollars and off to the next cache we went. Thanks for the hide Gimpy.

I found it! 19 Oct 2002 by  RobN Hood   (Finds: 45   Score: 218)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
I would never have known that this historical spot was hidden behind the stores. Harburu and I were geocaching together today - he's familiar with the area, but this was his first geocache. We got a late start because it had been raining. Took nothing and left nothing.
I found it! 21 Sept 2002 by  iFinder   (Finds: 7   Score: 35)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
A beautiful short hike with plenty of history to soak up. We met up with team BKulp, and jointly seached the area. They found it first, and we all went up and logged in. We left a Stewart Little airplane which team BKulp took, and we took a red Silly Putty.

We enjoyed the short history lesson about the Canal, and it was nice to meet fellow cachers.

Thanks for the hide,

I found it! 09 Sept 2002 by  Shilfiell   (Finds: 82   Score: 353)   (Hidden: 3   Score: 6)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
How cool! I wandered around a bit before realizing that I had transposed two numbers (was wondering why the Garmin wanted to steer me to the middle of a parking lot!) but a quick call to online backup solved the problem and I walked right to the cache area. I stopped to take a bunch of pictures along the way, and even managed to get a shot with both my car and the lock in it. Coords were right on and I had no trouble walking up to the nicely-hidden cache. Pity that the partiers in the area aren't a little more thoughtful - definitely a good place to bring a trash bag, you could rack up a few bucks in deposits from the bottles lying around. The rest of the area was pristine and quite interesting, too! Thanks for showing me this bit of history!

I found it! 17 Aug 2002 by  She   (Finds: 126   Score: 552.5)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Was going to go shopping this morning...but ended up doing this instead. Have known about this place since...before I moved to Rochester (my aunt lived up the road). Never got around to exploring the area til now. Thanks for making it a priority :) Took nothing; left nothing.
Thanks for the hide.

She of SueShe
I found it! 03 Aug 2002 by  Harv and Donna   (Finds: 152   Score: 707)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
7th of 12 finds today. Found at 4:10 PM
A real nice hike to a very interesting place. As usual Gimpy your cords. brought me right to the cache. GPS said 3 feet while I was logging in. Took/left nothing except a couple of pictures of the old lock. Missed my buddy Country Boy Gary and his friend Buzzard by about 3 hours. Thanks Gimpy for the hike to a real neat place.
Harv & Donna (without Donna)

I found it! 24 Jul 2002 by  Blackpete   (Finds: 406   Score: 1774)   (Hidden: 19   Score: 73)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Found it at 8:15 pm. Liked the locke. Very close to TCBY but managed not to venture over! Took nothing, left nothing.
I found it! 13 Jul 2002 by  crusaders   (Finds: 26   Score: 123.5)   (Hidden: 3   Score: 14.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
logged on too. brought back memories of when we used to play around the old canal locks near our backyard. thanks for the pleasant hike.
Note 10 Jul 2002 by  ROCKY   (Finds: 48   Score: 221)   (Hidden: 21   Score: 89)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Gimpy, this was number 100 for me on Wanted it to be one of your caches
because there is no one in this game that has done more for the sport. Thanks for this cache, all
your others,and advice to me and people I referred to you. You have always had time to share
your knowledge. Enjoyed meeting lowerfalls, and visiting the old lock. Great day to be out there.
Looking forward to my next 100 and your continued friendship!
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I found it! 08 Jul 2002 by  Junglehair   (Finds: 23   Score: 117.5)   (Hidden: 18   Score: 69)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Logged this one on
I found it! 08 Jul 2002 by  Hinge Thunder   (Finds: 106   Score: 521)   (Hidden: 16   Score: 98.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Found it, but I wasn't the first. Rippie apparently was there this morning. And Junglehair was there looking for it when I got there, and I had just started looking when she found it. CB from the Delta Team showed up a few minutes later. We all three stood there in woods chatting away until I finally decided I should head back to work. Had a nice chat with Junglehair on the way back to our cars. Lots of fun! Thanks Gimpy!
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