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cache type Olmsted #5 - Riverside Park cache size

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by Dekaner
(Finds: 0  Score: 0)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 32)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 57.245'   W 078° 54.637'
Buffalo,   New York   14207
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 21 Sept 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N00410
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Micro

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

Misc: No drinking water! No restrooms (water closets) available Disabled access. Pets are allowed. Parking is available No fees!


Maps are queued for generation.
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The 'cache is a very flat container that has been painted flat black, and is hiding from view. The cache site is close to a major roadway and a large body of water, though there is a very safe approach. You do not need to go near the water to find this cache. A small flashlight may be helpful.

This is a Where's George Micro-Cache. Please trade only Where's George dollars. More information can be found at http://www.wheresgeorge.com. Don't fret if you don't have a Where's George dollar yet, simply register a new bill with their site or leave a bill in the cache for someone else to register!

Park Background: The final Olmsted park designed for Buffalo was the city's northernmost park, Riverside Park. 22 acres in size, this park was built on the site of private picnic grounds overlooking the Erie Canal and the Niagara River.

Its formal feature was a fountain and music court, with a carriage drive separating them a play area devoted to ball fields and from a series of minnow pools nestled amongst a dense grove of trees. A footbridge provided access to the park from a boat landing, both of which were already present when the site was obtained. Olmsted designed the formal features of the park to align visually with the footbridge. The carriage drive connected Niagara Street, which runs parallel to the river, with the park. The carriage drive also connected with Roesch Avenue, which was visualized as a part of a northern parkway system, but never developed as such.

In 1912, another 17 acres was added on the southern side of the park, but never completely developed. The abandonment of the Erie Canal allowed additional riverfront space to be added. However, that added space was lost along with the footbridge and boat landing in the 1950s as the Niagara Thruway was constructed on the Niagara rivershore, cutting Riverside Park off from the water.

This 'cache has been approved by the Buffalo Parks Department. Park background text used with permission. ©1996-2002 Stanton M. Broderick

More information:

Buffalo Parks Department
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
Olmsted in Buffalo

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



Clues:    decode

  • Your only clue ... 
    Guvf bar znl or n fgergpu>

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Note 01 May 2005 by  Rayman77  (Finds: 104  Score: 393.5)    (Hidden: 10  Score: 32.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Looked around, under, and through for about 30 minutes, but to no avail. It's been over a year since there's been a log added, so maybe there's a chance this one might have gone bye-bye. Is there any way someone can check on this one?

EDIT: Changing to a comment as I just found out this cache has been archived on the other site, and it no longer available.
[Modified 2005-05-05 17:46:03]

Note 08 Apr 2004 by  strikeforce_sunset  (Finds: 45  Score: 177)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 23)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

Teamed up with **floorestius** today, for some, long awaited, caching along the Niagara River. We picked a nice day, the sun was shining and the wind was down. This was our 2nd of 7 today, and working our way down river. Since I already Huckle Buckled this before, I had to sit back and let **floorestius** do this on his own. For a relative newbie, he worked it like a pro. Reflecting back to when I first did it, itís humbling to watch another cacher do what you did to locate the cache. Thanks for the fun and memories. Cache is in good shape. T/0 L/0 didn't sign log. Strikeforce1 **out-and-about**.

I found it! 01 Nov 2003 by  WhiteUrkel  (Finds: 172  Score: 635)    (Hidden: 40  Score: 156)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Was pretty difficult, but I eventually found it. There was nothing inside but a full logbook, pencil and sharpener.

I found it! 31 Jan 2003 by  She  (Finds: 126  Score: 552.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Been a while since I cruised along the skyway...what a pretty site it was with everything all iced in as far as the eye could see and ice fishermen in abundance. Had a couple of them wondering what I was doing...me well; I was admiring the sights.
Thanks for my 7th and last find for the day...I think I got them all.

She of SueShe

I found it! 09 Nov 2002 by  WMSFresh  (Finds: 140  Score: 612)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 24.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

10th and final cache on this long day. Spontaneous caching trip overnight in Buffalo w/ Sue(Lyndon Rd gang)is a sucess so far, looking forward to going into Canada for more tomorrow (only couldn't find 1 cache we looked for today, not bad!). Was definetely getting chilly due to the wind coming off the water this late at night. My flashlight died (a sign that this would be last cache of the night), but luckily had a penlight and Sue still had her smaller one. Found cache at 11:47PM. Logged in and took a WG$ to bring it back to Rochester area w/ me.
Thanks for completing a great day.

Peppermill 6-Pack Mom
WMSFresh(R) Fairport, NY

I found it! 20 Oct 2002 by  Blackpete  (Finds: 406  Score: 1774)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 73)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found it at 4:30 pm. Liked this series. Took nothing, left nothing.

I found it! 26 Sept 2002 by  mrsmom  (Finds: 128  Score: 491.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 10)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This turned out to be quite challenging. Mr Mom and I looked for quite sometime the day before but came up short. The second day, Mr Mom walked right up to it. Found it around 5PM, took nothing and left nothing. Great hide! Looking forward to getting that first finders certificate. Thanks for the cache.


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