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cache type Watership Down cache size

by Shilfiell
(Finds: 82   Score: 353)   (Hidden: 3   Score: 6)

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Coordinates ( WGS-84 datum )
N 43° 15.458'   W 077° 38.501'
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Rochester ,    New York    14612
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 26 Sept 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N00366
Open Cache:    Personal use only
Cache type:    Multi-Part
Cache size:    Normal

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

Park closes at 9pm.

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A multicache you can solve in a few short hops!

In the novel “Watership Down,” the tribe of rabbits had to wander for a while before finding its true home. This multicache mimics the rabbits’ journey, but instead of the English countryside you’ll be traveling through the park I haunted in my youth. There’s no need to drive between waypoints (rabbits don’t drive, do they?) and this course shouldn’t take long to complete. Please cache in, trash out. This park is slowly returning to the verdant sanctuary I remember, but it can still use some help.

Warning: this cache has an elevated Cuteness factor. Children are encouraged to accompany their adults when seeking out the clues. The warrens containing the clues may be more accessible for smaller hands. No tractors, scythes, or heavy boots are needed for this one: all the clues are located quite near established trails. If you’re bushwhacking, you’re probably off course. The contents of the cache and the clues will also appeal more to the machismo-impaired.

Rabbits and Literature serve as the cache’s themes. I hope you’ll trade fair, as I’ve done my best to hunt up quality trinkets to match those themes. Even if you can’t trade, please sign the log and take a picture with the camera. I’ve left a few “carrots” along the way to serve as souvenirs.

New!! Cache camera pics can be viewed at !

The first part of the cache (the listed coordinates) is probably the most difficult. Look for a brown plastic jar with a white lid. The final burrow is a standard ammo container, painted appropriately. Coordinates have been checked several times and are as accurate as possible with my elderly GPS and some tree cover – please remember that no portion of this cache is far from a trail, which should narrow your search radius. Please be cunning, and full of tricks – you may need to be quite stealthy! Hide your bunny trail to make the search more fun for the next finder, and rehide each container as well as possible. I hope you enjoy my very first cache!

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


! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; < = > ?
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; < = > ? @ ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . /

Clues:    decode
  • Parking 
    Cnex ba gur Fbhgu fvqr bs gur cnex sbe gur fubegrfg ebhgr> Nqqvgvbany cnexvat vf ninvynoyr ba gur Jrfg fvqr>
  • The First Part 
    Gur Cneg Bar pbagnvare vf thneqrq yvxr Ahgunatre Snez vf va gur obbx = ol Pngf1 Xvaqn>
  • The Other Parts 
    Gur ynfg cnegf ner uvqqra va gur fnzr glcr bs pbire> Bapr lbh7ir sbhaq cneg gjb lbh7yy xabj jurer gb ybbx va gur svany ybpngvba> ,oe.,oe.,oe.,oe.

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CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!    decode

Note 04 Aug 2005 by  Shilfiell   (Finds: 82   Score: 353)   (Hidden: 3   Score: 6)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
Cache is in need of somemaintenance - I'll get out there as soon as I can and post a note when the coast is clear!

Update 11/05 - Cache is back and in fine shape!
[Modified 2005-11-19 23:06:29]

Note 02 Aug 2005 by  cacherats   (Finds: 1   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 3   Score: 15)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Found the first container but it had been raided. No clues to find the rest of the cache.
I found it! 16 May 2004 by  mrs cook   (Finds: 1   Score: 2)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
found all three Loved the walk in the woods.
- the cookies
I found it! 07 Mar 2004 by  HaleGang   (Finds: 18   Score: 81)   (Hidden: 3   Score: 11)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Nice Theme to go with the story
I found it! 05 Sept 2003 by  OurWoods   (Finds: 76   Score: 294.5)   (Hidden: 26   Score: 101)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
oi! Found all three parts today, the first part wasnt that bad, but..... The second part our coords were off by 50 feet, we were looking and looking and said ok 5 more minutes with 2 minutes to go i thought hmm... ill look over here, just in case.. And thats right where was! Always the last place, eh? Found the final points with ease. At the final cache place, again the GPS was over 100 feet off, but as I was walking down the trail I actually spotted the cache out of the corner of my eye, lucky for me I suppose, as that saved me any real searching. The cache is jam packed full of goodies! We took a rabbit figure, and left some gloves. We saw a rabbit on the trail on the path near part 2 and that made us smile! The deep woods off in the cache should perhaps be moved to the first location :P I had sprayed myself before we left, but my mom didn't. She regretted it as the skeeters are still out in full force! Left the Neon TB. Thanks for the cache!

-Team OurWoods

I found it! 01 Aug 2003 by  Geo G   (Finds: 64   Score: 319)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Finally completed this one! I looked for it with three of my grandkids last month, but didn't log it as a "no find". It was more, like "gotta get out of here 'cause they're all over the place". (Ages 7, 5 and 4). Found the first clue pretty quickly, then proceeded to ignore the directions, and did some pretty heavy bushwhacking to get to the next part. All in all it was a good adventure. Enjoyed the hike and the theme. TNLN. Don't forget the Deep Woods Off. :)
I found it! 13 Jul 2003 by  crusaders   (Finds: 26   Score: 123.5)   (Hidden: 3   Score: 14.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Found all three parts today with onamission. The first cache is in very poor shape. Its cracked and the lid is also in pieces. the contents were a little soggy, but the next set of coords were still legible. the other caches are in good shape.
nice maze of trails going back through the woods. bug repellent is a must this time of year. Signed the log, TN/LN, thanks for the hunt.
I found it! 04 Jul 2003 by  SwampRat311   (Finds: 50   Score: 192)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Nicely done, thank you for an enjoyable afternoon. Took nothing, left nothing.
[Modified 2003-07-05 12:21:30]

I found it! 02 Jun 2003 by  napali   (Finds: 1   Score: 2)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
OK now that I have had a little help I can say I am officially caching. Now all I have to remember is to bring bug spray!!!!! Thanks for the new spot, it is only 1.92 miles as a crow flies.My dog loved it and it is a great spot to start off. Now it is time to hop off to another adventure!!!!
I could not find it. 31 May 2003 by  napali   (Finds: 1   Score: 2)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Went out looking this morning and could not find the first clue. I brought my 2 yr.old son and dog so I was a little distracted. Nice area and I knew about the park but not that much. This was my first time and I have already e-mailed the listing to 4 people I know. I will go back and find the first clue and then I will be truly hooked.
I found it! 29 May 2003 by  GregP100   (Finds: 58   Score: 258)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
I just found out about caching and this was my first stab at it. It was close to home and I figgured I could do it after work. Found all three in about 1 1/2 hrs. Nice hike. Better than stationery running at the gym. (You get nowhere that way.) I thought the theme was superb and I wish I still had kids at home to share this with (all grown up now). Took nothing left nothing. Thanks for the adventure !

Loved it !
I found it! 30 Dec 2002 by  Lupin   (Finds: 12   Score: 48.5)   (Hidden: 2   Score: 6.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
The cats guarding the first clue were a bit bedraggled but the snow made up for that. Actually, the snow made the entire hunt a little challenging but when we found the caches the excitement certainly outweighed the difficulties. We found it at 4PM just minutes after it began to rain, and as the sky grew darker, Lupin realized that he had not marked the waypoint for the parking lot! That added to the excitement. Took a photo, a flashlight, and left an Easter Bunny magnet and a rabbit chopstick rest. We managed to make it back before we were totally soaked.
We really appreciated the effort you put into this cache. The presentation of the clues at the first and second points was super! Thank you for the adventure. Lupin
I found it! 24 Nov 2002 by  Blackpete   (Finds: 406   Score: 1774)   (Hidden: 19   Score: 73)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Found it at 2 pm. Like the multipart caches. Nice hiding spots. Took nothing, left some trinkets from the first location.
I found it! 10 Nov 2002 by  Broncoholics   (Finds: 93   Score: 444)   (Hidden: 15   Score: 58.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
After I found a really cool cache this morning by myself, I just had to take Casey (my son) on a cache. He put such a guilt trip on me. He just doesn't understand that sometimes
I just need a break. Peace and quiet you know.

This was just the cache to take him on. At first, we thought is was going to be like looking for a neeedle in a haystack. We were both wrong; the coords were dead on and Casey found the clue we needed to cache on. He also found his second bowling ball, in the middle of the woods, while geocaching! LOL What a trip, we were both laughing and having a wonderful time. We ended up finding the ammo box
in a few "short hops". LOLOL We appreciate the time and energy it took to place this cache.

This cache and the other one I did today makes geocaching well worth it; and my friends and family wonder why I am so hooked. LOLOLOL

Thanks for the hide!


   camera Casey's second bowling ball find 11/10/02
   camera Casey's first bowling ball find 5/24/02
I found it! 30 Oct 2002 by  Wheelygood   (Finds: 103   Score: 582)   (Hidden: 21   Score: 92)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
(update log entries)
I have enjoyed reading all the kudos for this cache and when I saw that the ‘Where’s Po Cache’ was there too, that was all the carrot I needed to hop on over. The cache lives up to the hype, very nicely done. Thanks for a wander in a park I would not have had a reason to visit. I picked up Po and will move him soon.


I found it! 20 Oct 2002 by  Nomad   (Finds: 45   Score: 200.5)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Had a good time finding these. Had been there before on a multi-cache hunt.Signed log and took picture of the crew
I found it! 12 Oct 2002 by  RobN Hood   (Finds: 45   Score: 218)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Introduced friends from Ottawa, Ontario (The White feet) to Geocaching with this cache today. The first clue was found very easily, but the subsequent ones were more difficult due to gps wandering coordinates under the tree cover. Took a book and left a catnip-stuffed bunny.
I found it! 28 Sept 2002 by  She   (Finds: 126   Score: 552.5)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
YEA!!! Found it first. What a lot of fun this cache was. Got up early this morning and did this cache with headlamp and flashlight (early bird gets the worm...NO...the rabbits were helping}. The clues were great. Nice to see another Richard Adams fan. My favorite The Plague Dogs...always wanted to rescue Snitter and Rowf. Forgot to grab the travel bug...oops.
Thanks for a great hide and making my morning.

Huckle Buckle Beanstalk
I found it! 28 Sept 2002 by  Happy Campers NY   (Finds: 4   Score: 12.5)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
This cache was lots of fun. It was a beautiful day. We wanted to go the day before, but it rained ALL day. We brought 2 of my daughter's friends with us and it was fun to see them experience the fun of geocaching for the first time.

We took the book Watership Down. I am hoping that my kids will enjoy it--they have not read it yet. We left a seashell.

I found it! 28 Sept 2002 by  Quinn   (Finds: 75   Score: 376)   (Hidden: 34   Score: 132.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
I found this cache around 1pm today thinking I would get a good jump on being first...boy was I wrong.

Great job placing this cache and I really like the idea behind it. I too have been through these trails several times but have yet to hit the area you have placed this adventure.
I agree that this park would have some great future to it with a bit of trail work and clean-up. This might make for a nice early spring Cachers work out that I think I'll put some work on.

Picked up several bottles along the way and placed them in the cans at the parking lot. Your coordinates were dead on for the first couple of points, but I got a tad bit of flip flops getting to the good stuff, most likely a day glitch.

I left several items that the kids will love as well as took my picture with your camera and signed the log book.

This is a great hunt for the whole family!
Thanks again for a fun early afternoon.
I have included a couple pix that are safe to look at.
   camera Never knew this was here...could be a great area!
   camera By the looks of this, it sure is old...ya think?
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