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cache type Beaver Meadows #2 cache size

by Brogan
(Finds: 2  Score: 7.5)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 18.5)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 40.840'   W 078° 22.685'
Java Center,   New York   14082
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 17 Nov 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N003EB
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Normal

Difficulty: gps half gps (easy)
Terrain: gps gps (easy)

Misc: Drinking water available. There are restrooms (water closets) available No pets are allowed. Parking is available

Dogs are not allowed on any of the Nature Centers trails


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Located at Beaver Meadows Audubon Center on Welch Rd, North Java. Parking coordinates are N 42 40.349 W 78 23.035

This cache has been placed with permission from Buffalo Audubon Society, contact person on-site is William Mickalek, Staff Manager/Naturalist and/or Paul Fehringer, Naturalist.
Visitor Center hours are Tuesday thru Saturday 10AM to 5PM, Sunday 1PM to 5PM, closed Mondays and Major Holidays. However the trails are always open. While searching for this cache please stay on the trails at all times, the cache is placed in such a way as to make major bushwacking unnecessary. The cache is well sheltered and should be obtainable year round. All trails are well marked and suitable for snowshoeing and there are even cross country ski trails nearby that are well maintained and easily accessed. Be sure to take the time to walk around the Beaver Ponds and visit the Visitors Center.
There is no admission fee, however the Center is operated by donation so please support the work that is being done here.

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



Clues:    decode

  • Cheater! 
    Svaq gur ernfba sbe gur anzr 2Ehfgl Fgbir Genvy2

NoteAdd a Log Entry

CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!    decode

I found it! 24 Feb 2007 by  BrianofJava  (Finds: 15  Score: 58)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This being my first cache I knew I should seek the advice and guidance of the best and most trusted trailfinder in all of the land. Thus, I called Wobblestock (sorry Paleoman52). With a borrowed GPS and dying batteries and my snowshoes stuck in a snow bank back home my confidence was already wavering. None the less we struck out. Memories of the countless snowshoe tracks that we laid down in our youth (in pursuit of...of....of..I don't know what we were pursuing) came flooding back. Now Wobble claims that I "huckled" him but I swear to you and to my wife that I never laid a hand on him. It was a wonderful winter day, clear but cold. Once found we signed the log and I took a very nice bird book and left a silver North American Hunting Club coin. Had a blast.

I found it! 05 Aug 2006 by  Shilfiell  (Finds: 82  Score: 353)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 6)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

OK, I admit it...I needed the hint on this one. I had been here last week and couldn't find it, but I think a few staellites had melted from the heat and I just couldn't get a clear signal. This week I was in the area sans GPS, but thanks to the clue I had no problem this time. All those hills are tough on a warm summer afternoon! I knew I had to keep moving, though, or the chickadees would swoop down and peck at me until I departed. They're tiny little raptors, those chickadees.


I found it! 11 Jun 2006 by  Paleoman  (Finds: 95  Score: 428)    (Hidden: 14  Score: 60)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

After my family and I found Beaver Meadows one we walked across the road and picked up the trail to find this one. It was a really enjoyable walk and I wish I hadn't decoded the clue because it really made it much easier. It certainly is beautiful back there and I plan on returning to take the trail for the whole length sometime. Thanks - Paleoman52

I found it! 02 Oct 2005 by  Szuchie  (Finds: 146  Score: 577)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 26)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Pulling a TrackerX once again...here's my log...some nearly two years late. :-D Hahaha.

I had visited this cache in May I believe with Johmer79 when he was in the process of tempting me to the dark side...hehe...or something of that not-so-twisted nature. Actually it was one of my earlier caching experiences when he was showing me how awesome caching was.
We decided to do this before Beaver Meadows (#1) as we find it amusing to do caches in the wrong order (you should see us try multi's!!!...OYE!)

We had a really nice walk to the cache, and spent a few minutes pawing through the log checking out Johmer79's past log (I'm referenced to as "and friends"...haha).

I actually sat up against a tree for some time just soaking up the very peaceful setting. Upon leaving I made sure to hide the cache slightly more secretive then when I found it. Hopefully all future cachers will do the same to preserve this wonderful cache site.

Thanks again Brogan for a rockin' cache. Always a pleasure. Now on to Beaver Meadows (#1).


~Szuchie....Now running on NaviCache, V1.0. :-D

I found it! 28 Jun 2003 by  SueShe  (Finds: 54  Score: 226)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Where's dinner? Thanks for the hide!

I found it! 26 May 2003 by  thegolux  (Finds: 1  Score: 3.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We found this cache quite by accident. We had no idea we were looking for a geocache, but there it was. We must have been looking because we found it. It was a neat find. We went to take our pictures, but the camera was used. We had no pen, pencil, typewriter, or injet printer, and we could not sign the log. We had nothing to leave, so we took nothing with us. Sort of a amble by, ghost cache experince. The next step was to locate the web site. Any way, it was a neat day, sort of cool with the smell of rain, but we didn't see a drop. We must ahave found the site between 4 and 5 PM.
[Modified 2003-06-01 22:26:01]

I found it! 18 Mar 2003 by  Cracker7M  (Finds: 35  Score: 168.5)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 22)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Nice hide, Brogan. As usual, I found out that a beeline to the cache was not wise....Ended up with a swamp in front of me, covered with a foot of wet snow...Was surprised to see all the recent traffic, and to find the cache box full to the brim.
My GPS was quite erratic with the compass readings, and at the cache, my GPS said the cache was supposed to be 45ft WSWest of the actual cache location... :( It usually gets me to within a dozen feet.
Will be back for BM #1 and Rose Acres.

I found it! 16 Feb 2003 by  road rash  (Finds: 30  Score: 130)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Very Cold Caching (6 Degrees). Found the cache, great hide. Hike in and out was tough but enjoyable. Took a tape measure and a green stone and left a green/black nerf football. Thanx for the hide, this is a very nice area.

I found it! 16 Feb 2003 by  balloonpilot and chickenlips  (Finds: 52  Score: 252.5)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 31)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We can't decide which side of the road is coldest. This winter caching in single digit temperatures took it's toll on all of us. We are going back after the snow melts to look for my index finger that broke off when I bumped it on a tree branch. This was a cool spot that was naturally left here just for an ammo box!! Very nice cache and a good hike. We took and left nothing at this one but we did take a picture with the cache camera. Thanks again!!

I found it! 25 Jan 2003 by  GEO  (Finds: 17  Score: 69)    (Hidden: 16  Score: 74)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Second cache of the night with Brogan coming from Beaver Meadow #1. This time, the GPS led me almost straight to the cache in spite of the cold for an easy find even in the snow.

What a high-quality cache! I took the book About Place and left a jade coin and a mini tape measure.

Thanks for another cool hunt.

I found it! 29 Nov 2002 by  Harv and Donna  (Finds: 152  Score: 707)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

3rd of 3 finds today, 29 Nov 02 Found at 4:45 PM
My daughter Missy was here for a week from Virginia and it ended up being the coldest and windiest day of the week to take her on her 1st caching experience. She dressed up real warm and off we went. It was getting late, we had just done Beaver Meadow and Missy had blisters on both feet but I wanted to do this one since we were right here. To please the old man she said she thought she could handle the pain so off she limped. On the way in we spooked a flock of turkeys out of the trees that had already gone to roost. Again the cords. were right on and Missy dug around till she found it, I hadnít let her read the hint. DxChallenged was right, great cache contents. Signed log, took/left nothing and took picture #27 with cache camera (1st picture and we were the 4th finders?????). Really loved this place, the trails woods and all, so beautiful with the snow. Thanks Brogan for providing 3 great caches for a father and daughter to experience together, an experience to remember. When we got home out came the band-aids cause Missy had a big broken blister on each heel. But she said she really enjoyed it.
Harv & Donna (without Donna, but with daughter Melissa, Dansville, NY)


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