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by Szuchie
(Finds: 146  Score: 577)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 26)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 33.004'   W 078° 29.697'
This may not be the actual cache coordinate.
Chaffee,   New York   14030
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 13 Dec 2007
Waypoint (Landmark): N02788
Open Cache:  Non-commercial use only
Cache type:  Multi-Part
Cache size:   Normal

Difficulty: gps gps gps (moderate)
Terrain: gps gps gps (moderate)

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

You won't find this one listed on Geocaching.com.

Cache should be winter accessible bearing no amounts of severe snowfall.

Maps are queued for generation.
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One for the Crew by Szuchie and Chicky

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to “One for the Crew”. For those few playing at home, this is a 5-part multicache which was inspired by our desire to recognize the “crew” of shenanigan-driven cachers who have sought out various means to expand and diversify their entertaining caching adventures. To you we dedicate this cache – and we hope you enjoy it as much as Chicky and I did putting it together.

The coordinates at the top of this page will bring you to a plaque in Sardinia Park that recognizes the fantastic individual and local organizations that made this wonderful little recreational area possible. At this memorial you will need to perform the following calculations in order to move to the next stage of your journey:

N 42 3C.REW
W 78 2T.IME

North Coordinates:
C = the number of letters in the last word on line three

R = the number of letters in the third word on line three

E = the number of lines on the plaque

W = the number of words in the second line

West Coordinates:
T = the last number in the year on the bottom line

I = the number of words in the first line

M = the third number of the Legion who helped make the park possible

E = the number of times the word “Sardinia” is used

Sardinia Park is open from sunrise to 10pm throughout the year, so please only cache during these times. For all our crew, we hope you enjoy the cache – thanks for stopping by!

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



Clues:    decode

  • Leg One 
    “Ernq gur qrfpevcgvba bar zber gvzr>”

  • Leg Two 
    “Lrf gung7f vg evtug va sebag bs lbh< V pna7g oryvrir jr znqr vg fb rnfl rvgure>”

  • Leg Three 
    “Vg’f tbbq gb unir n cyrnfnag nggvghqr< vg’f orggre gb xabj gur evtug nygvghqr>”

  • Leg Four 
    “Vg7f abg gur Tbyqra Tngr ohg vg jvyy qb>”

  • Final 
    “Nyy evtug lbhe bar naq bayl pyhr> Gur svany vf ybpngrq va n gbja va Revr Pbhagl gung unf ng yrnfg bar n va vgf anzr> Uzz ehyrf bhg Obfgba< Pbapbeq naq Rqra>”

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I found it! 12 Jan 2008 by  Paleoman  (Finds: 95  Score: 428)    (Hidden: 14  Score: 60)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

The thing I like about Navicaching is the quality of the caches I have done so far, this cache was no exception to this. I had just finished checking in at work for the morning and I had a few hours available to me before returning to check in again at work so I thought I would give this multi a try. As I drove from my work site to the site of the first leg the road conditions changed many times from dry to wet then slushy to completely snow covered and very icy back to just wet roads with no snow. The joy of living in Wyoming County! Anyway I soon arrived at my destination and found the park completely empty of muggles and the gate was wide open so I drove in as close as I could get and began solving the first part of this well thought out cache. The first leg was very easy and that is the last time I had it that easy because the next stage took me to an impressive area with a great view and I searched here for quite awhile before I saw the very clever coordinates (great job!). then it was off to the 3 rd leg. As I walked the distance to this leg I was pondering what I might find at this leg as I was really surprised and had never seen what I found at the second leg before. When I arrived at this leg I found something I couldn't quite figure out and then looked around in some good hiding spots before I was about ready to give up. I decided to try a lifeline and after an unsuccessful call to the cache owner I tried to call the last finder to see if I was on the right track. After a nice chat with him and really not much information to give away the location of the 3rd leg, I went back to searching. One more time I wish I had remembered to bring my glasses along with me because I found this leg in a spot I had looked at when I first arrived. This was another well done hide and I was so thrilled to have come up with it, There is so much more I would like to say about this leg but it would give away the location to the next searcher. Now I was halfway through this challenge and heading for the 4th leg. I enjoyed my hike to this place and I was glad to see this area once again as it had been quite awhile since my last visit there. I made this one much harder that it had to be and once again I blame that on the fact that I had left my glasses in the truck. Finally I was now off to the final and I made quick work of this. I happily signed the log and made sure that it was very well hidden before I left. This was a fabulously well thought out and laid out multi.
[Modified 2008-03-10 13:49:30] by Cache Owner

I found it! 17 Dec 2007 by  nature noggins  (Finds: 9  Score: 37.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Anyone can do a cache in nice weather... but to make a cache more shenanigan worthy, one should attempt a cache in the most difficult weather. So of course I waited for the day after the snowstorm to go for this challenging cache. Nothing like foot deep snow to make it a real challenge. I would have done it during the snowstorm, but I was still moping around from the feeling of being unwanted by being left out of the loop. ;)

So early this morning I coaxed my new caching companion Chloe-Nogg (CN) into the car (it took quite a few dog biscuits) and off we were to Sardinia Town Park. Upon arrival at the park we realized that the cache owners had been out the night before with buckets of water to ice the park entrance. Little did we know this since it was covered with snow. I did find out later that Chicky had bribed the town highway superintendent with home made Christmas cookies to keep the park unplowed that day in case of any Nogg activity on his day off. Yes Szuchie and Chicky, you can start laughing now... we did get stuck. With my traumatized dog watching from the warm car, I proceeded to kick snow out from under the tires and somehow managed to rock us free without the Chloe hurling on the front seat.

So off we proceeded to leg one. CN found the gazebo immediately and watched my nonsense of digging through the snow to uncover the first set of clues. With the new set of clues in the GPS we headed off to leg two... well I did anyhow. CN had enough already and was headed back to the car. It took a bit of coaxing, but I finally grabbed the leash and we were THEN headed in the right direction.

Leg two was the hardest challenge and I would have given up if it hadn't been for the keen senses of CN. That's right, she actually helped me find the coords. Very clever hide Chicky!

Leg 3 and 4 were all me as CN was too busy exploring every deer track in the vicinity. I kept getting the looks from her however of a confused geo-companion wondering what the heck I was doing.

On to the final. Now this was the most challenging part... not for finding, but for keeping CN from running back to the car. I think she had enough of this walking in deep snow, although she spent most of the time walking on my heels.

We signed the log, grabbed some photos and headed to the warmth of the geo-mobile, out of the skin piercing wind.

Thanks guys for a very well though out cache. It was enjoyable and fun and allowed me to introduce Chloe-Nogg to the shenanigans of caching.

~The Nature Noggins Crew

  cameraChicy's iced driveway
  cameraChloe-Nogg with the cache
  cameraSardinia town park

I found it! 14 Dec 2007 by  Cayuga Crew  (Finds: 79  Score: 296.5)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 8)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

I "spotted" this one early Friday morning and even though we thought we should jet south to Sardinia immediately a planned day of pre Christas shopping and other chores prevented us from even thinking about diverting any further south than the McKinley Mall. So off we were right on course of our preplanned mundane ativity filled day all the while thinking there was a cache out there with our name on it just waiting for us to come find it. While grabbing some winter storm watch provisions at Tops I spotted a rack full of gift cards from several area businesses and light bulb went off. Gift Cards for everyone and I just cut my errands in half. Of course with plenty of newly found free time available to us we were soon plotting a course south.

We arrived at the park to find an unblemished blanket of snow and we were soon dusting off a few relics to begin the quest. I'm embarrassed to admit leg two, despite spot on coords took me 20 minutes to find. After realizing I myself had pulled the wool over my own eyes and a furious rounnd of one legged butt flaggelation it was of to stage three four and the final without additional duress. Well except for the part where I was questioned as to whether I was a bear walking in the woods due to my inclination to crawl between legs and a new black arctic carhart jacket I was sporting. Assured that I wasn't this kindred soul insisted on giving me diretions to places I wasn't going after I told him I ws taking a walk toward Earls. Eventualy he gave up his resue efforts and gave me an oppurtunity to sign in, grab a reem of Szuchie String and high tail it back north to finish my chores before Mrs. C got home and gave me piece of her Christmas spirit.

Thanks to Szuchie and Chickie for placing this great multi as I couldn't have done it better myself!
[Modified 2007-12-18 16:58:27]

[Modified 2007-12-18 17:03:04]


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