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by Road Kill
(Finds: 54   Score: 244.5)   (Hidden: 11   Score: 55)

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Coordinates ( WGS-84 datum )
N 42° 35.137'   W 078° 00.857'
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Hunt ,    New York    14846
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 14 Apr 2001
Waypoint (Landmark): N0005B
Open Cache:    Personal use only
Cache type:    Normal
Cache size:    Normal

Difficulty:   gps gps half gps (moderate)
Terrain:   gps gps gps (moderate)
Misc: Drinking water available. There are restrooms (water closets) available Pets are allowed. Parking is available There may be fees.


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THIS CACHE HAS BEEN REPLACED FOR THE SEASON 4/20/03. In the winter months (Early November to late April) this box is pulled for safety reasons. While there is snow or ice on the ground, that area of the park is closed to the public and very dangerous. Roads are often blocked off as this area is neither plowed nor maintained for winter use.

In the summer months don’t let the topographic maps misguide you to the east side of the park. The best place to start is the south swimming pool parking lot on the west side at N 42° 35.360 - W 078° 00.662. The terrain is a maze of well-traveled trails and involves climbing many steps. You will find that you have to walk away from the goal to get to the trail to the cache. You don’t have to worry about taking the wrong trail as long as you do not venture beyond the well- marked “Restricted Area” signs. The general area is safe. However, wandering into areas designated off limits is not only unsafe but can result in fines as it is patrolled year around.

Very near the parking lot there are swings, slides, open fields, picnic tables and a snack bar. Once there you'll want to spend a day. The scenery is "gorge"-us. It is a great place to take a sweetheart, a family with kids or even by yourself with a good book (or GPS). The walk is a bit long for a 5 year old (about ¾ mile in and ¾ mile back), with plenty of stone stairways to climb but, if you plan ahead with younger ones you can split-up into groups with one watching the kids as the other hunts.

The cache is a 50 cal ammo box with a logbook and goodies to exchange. I’m sorry - no camera. And if you don’t have yours you’ll be sorry too. The goodies are great but the West to East adventure of the hunt and the sites along the way are the real treasure.

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


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Clues:    decode
  • A helpful rhyme - For cheaters or children only. 
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I found it! 12 Oct 2008 by  sagefemme   (Finds: 67   Score: 299)   (Hidden: 8   Score: 33.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Nice cache after a day of trail hiking. Left a TB
I found it! 25 Aug 2007 by  BrianofJava   (Finds: 15   Score: 58)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
This was the most scenic cache that I have done. Great hike on a Hot and Humid day. It felt like a Tropical Rain Forest at ground zero. Thank you so much for this one, it is my new favorite.
I found it! 09 May 2006 by  Paleoman   (Finds: 95   Score: 428)   (Hidden: 14   Score: 60)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
I located the area but had a tough time figuring out the hide, good job of concealing it Ted. Left a nice little four point deer antler for the next lucky cacher. Paleoman52
I found it! 01 Oct 2005 by  Szuchie   (Finds: 146   Score: 577)   (Hidden: 5   Score: 26)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
What a great hike. I hadn't been to this side of the gorge in years! We found it easily, and seeing that it is muggle season in Letchworth was suprised to find little resistance. Great cache!


I found it! 27 Aug 2005 by  motionsmiley   (Finds: 71   Score: 338)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Roadkill had Motion fooled. He knew for sure it was on the other side of the river. Oh well Roadkill you got one anyway. Great place for a cache. How did you find that spot? Thanks for the hide.
Note 26 Jul 2003 by  Cracker7M   (Finds: 35   Score: 168.5)   (Hidden: 5   Score: 22)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Had a coworker who lives in Castile who was interested in seeing what geocaching was all about. He wanted to see where some of the ones in Letchworth were. This was the first we found...We also found Penny's Point and Dishmill Creek Hike as well.

He spotted the cache right away, as it was pretty much out in the open. I logged a visit and TNLN.

I found it! 16 Jun 2003 by  dzgametec   (Finds: 7   Score: 39.5)   (Hidden: 1   Score: 5.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Another great hike through the park! Camera is an absolute necessity - we ended up with some beautiful pictures. Saw lots of deer on the way out...

Steve & Amy
I found it! 05 Oct 2002 by  owlnebula   (Finds: 4   Score: 18)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Excellent walk in to this cache, saw 25 deer on the way in (about 10 in the car and the rest while on foot) and heard another on the way out (too dark to see). I also saw a fox heading back to camp. I tackled this one a little too late at night and arrived at the cache as it was getting very dark and without a flashlight. I wasn't about to stick around and search in the dark, but with a quick look around I was able to guess it's location. Took a picture, and signed the log book by the backlight of my GPS; hopefully it is readable.

I found it! 02 Oct 2002 by  Cracker7M   (Finds: 35   Score: 168.5)   (Hidden: 5   Score: 22)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Boy this one was a workout!
GPS kept pointing up and down the side of a gully.

GPS said I was within 6Ft when the batteries died....Afew minutes later I found it about 15ft from where the GPS died.

Good hide! We traipsed all around the cache several times (within 15-20FT) before I decided to give the GPS one last try before giving up....

Mom took the Bicentennial $$1 and the ocelot, I took the Mexican coin. This was an impromptu stop, so I will be back in a day or two to leave a couple items.

I found it! 03 Sept 2002 by  MikeChmi   (Finds: 27   Score: 135)   (Hidden: 7   Score: 40.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
What an amazing view, be sure to check out the falls! My tourguide Roadkill accompanied me as far as the falls then had to leave. Fortunately there was an attractive female (whom we thought was alone) admiring the falls on the level below. Unfortunately, somewhere between Roadkill's departure and me going down to introduce myself her boyfriend materialized from below. Ahh well, darn guess I'll be forced to go caching instead :)

Continued on towards the caching location and had on heck of a time finding it. My GPS was routinely leading me 200 yards away from where I eventually discovered the cache (though my venture is in need of repair). After about half an hour of frantic searching, I was ready to give up. I sat down to decode the clue and said there is no way Roadkill is getting the better of me. So I put away my gps, went back down the path and started searching again. Looking for where I would hide a cache. Using my Dúnedain tracking skills I was finally able to find the cache. I took the knives and left a package of reusable instant face camo (mossy oak pattern), baseball cards, and some fishing lures. Then headed out to enjoy the view of the falls one more time. This is definately my favorite Letchworth cache so far.

Mike Chmielewski
Gamehendge Ranger
Erie, PA

Speaking of the Dúnedain check out my The Fellowship of the Ring cache. This is the original and ultimate LOTR quest style cache and has been nominated as one of the best caches in the NE US, plus get a chance to earn your very own wall hanging/quilt from the famous geoquilter DxChallenged!

Also while your in town check out the Gamehendge Rangers other caches, all of which have been mentioned in a recent frontpage news story. Plus keep an eye out for my soon to be released --what a long strange trip it's been-- cache, a difficult cache, loosely based on my travels across the country, featuring miles of hiking, tons of waypoints, puzzles, and other surprises.

[Modified 2002-09-03 01:50:24]

I found it! 02 Sept 2002 by  Geo G   (Finds: 64   Score: 319)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Ok Road Kill you can really grin over this one. One of the best adventures I've had caching to date. The scenery was superb and if you don't have a heart attack, the exercise was enough to last the week. I'd recommend this one to anyone who wants to find out what caching is really about. (Our third Road Kill of the weekend... this could become a habit). Left crayons, took Extreme Jumper. Thanks RK.
Geo G and POG
I found it! 26 May 2002 by  Blackpete   (Finds: 406   Score: 1774)   (Hidden: 19   Score: 73)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Found it at 4:30 pm. This is one of our favorite areas but never went this far on the trail! Thanks for getting us here. We'll definitely be back to do more exploring. Took the traveler Gonzo. Look for him in our cache in Watkins Glenn real soon.
I found it! 04 May 2002 by  mrsmom   (Finds: 128   Score: 491.5)   (Hidden: 3   Score: 10)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Another great Roadkill cache! Third of four today. MrMom, Cory27, and Goo loved this cache as did I. Enjoyed the beautiful hike in. Remebered this area from childhood but until now could not find it as an adult. Found cache just after sunset at 8:30pm. Saw a few deer on the way back. This will probably be remebered as my all time favorite cache. Thanks again, Roadkill!!!

I found it! 27 Apr 2002 by  Harv and Donna   (Finds: 152   Score: 707)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Got turned around a little near the cache and ended up on the wrong side of the creek. After we got straightened out from that, no trouble finding it. Donna spoted this one right away. Signed the log, left mosqueto head net, took playing cards. My friend Gary (aka Country Boy) was the first in the log for 2002, he just doesn't post his finds on the site yet. Thanks Road Kill for a nice walk in the park.
I found it! 21 Apr 2002 by  country boy gary   (Finds: 20   Score: 99)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
First find of the day. Walked around it first and then realized it was just
about under my feet. Nice hide. A lot of people in the park on this
I found it! 17 Oct 2001 by  ROCKY   (Finds: 48   Score: 221)   (Hidden: 21   Score: 89)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Found this cache a second time as I was trying to see my old buddy the M&M HITCH-HIKER DUDE. He was placed in this cache after having been out of circulation for over 3 months. Within 45 minutes a unsuspecting claimed the prize that should have be mine. But I am still having fun!
I found it! 30 Sept 2001 by  Hiltonfamily   (Finds: 52   Score: 245)   (Hidden: 6   Score: 23)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
3 of 5 for the day. This day was just great all around. All of us healthy and enjoying a day outside without and tweener squabbles!! A miracle in and of itself! Fearless was still red faced from the path he chose from the Shaker cache. Knew that he gave us all quite a work out. So in an attempt to regain our appreciation of his skill as GPS pro., he calculated different angles and brought us to a unique entrance to the cache. Saved us 120 steps and made us all awestruck with his skill (yes he reads everything I type so I know he is smiling now). Lost coverage frequently. But braved on and in no time were closing in. Sweetie gal took the credit for this one and even opened the cache...took all her strength as the box was a bit muddy which gave some resistance to opening it. But cache was in great shape. We traded (took cards, stone dog and hwheels...match one from previous site so ever sure put in the pocket knnife from Shaker cache and we also left a scarecrow and metalic smiley guy key chain). Great day! Thanks for making it even better!!

I found it! 09 Sept 2001 by  balloonpilot and chickenlips   (Finds: 52   Score: 252.5)   (Hidden: 7   Score: 31)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
This was our 2nd cache of the day, and again it was a great roadkill adventure. We found this one
rather quickly as one of our team members has a good nose for this geocaching game. We took the
small flashlight and left 2 packages of post-it notes. We also picked up the M&M hitchhiker dude that
was placed in the cache not 45 minutes before we arrived at the site. We will tend to him for a short
while, as we have big plans for him in the near future. Thanks for another great hunt.
I found it! 18 Jun 2001 by  Delta Team   (Finds: 58   Score: 277.5)   (Hidden: 5   Score: 22)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Well Delta Team has struck in Letchworth Park.. We had a spactacular day to do it too. As we made our way from the Cache to have lunch we stopped and enjoyes the site of 4 hawks soaring in the sky.. Got some great pictures of the family..Thanks for the journey... Delta Team

I found it! 14 Apr 2001 by  Quinn   (Finds: 75   Score: 376)   (Hidden: 34   Score: 132.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Gotcha!...This was by far one of the better cache hunts and locations i have seen throughout the websites. What a beautiful spot to visit as well as hunt for a cache. I lost sat contact a few times due to tree cover but soon came around to guide me in. I was using the Vista and once on top of cache the reading was within 2 feet.<br>They just don't come any better than this one.<br>I signed the logbook and took the compass (of course) you will have to find the cache to see what I left in it's place. You did a very nice job of making and placing this one, it will be tough to out-do.Not sure what Entrance you came in to place it but I had to pay 5.00 to enter the park, but was by far well worth it to me.<br>I took over 60 digital pix I will offer to you so you can post them here if you wish. My find was around 4:30pm (Brother came along for the fun)
[Modified 2002-06-08 22:23:40] by Cache Owner

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