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cache type The Great Letterbox Caper cache size

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

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 37.850'   W 078° 31.294'
This may not be the actual cache coordinate.
Holland,   New York   14080
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 25 Jul 2008
Waypoint (Landmark): N029E0
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Multi-Part
Cache size:   Normal

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

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

Comments:

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Welcome one and all to the Great Letterbox Caper!

This multi-stage letterbox will test your senses and challenge your perceptions. Hidden in the woods of the Erie County Forestry there are a sequence of clues that will entice you to contemplate and observe the nuances of the forest. In doing so you will unlock the many secrets these woods have to hide and in the process experience an enjoyable hike through this diverse area.

When seeking this cache we ask that you be mindful of the forest around you and take the greatest care to preserve it as you found it. Also, there are houses located near the parking and trailhead so no night caching permitted.

Finally, those interested in letterbox stamps should bring an ink pad.

Have fun completing the Great Letterbox Caper!

Parking: N 42 37.698, W 078 31.184

Trailhead: N 42 37.712, W 078 31.191

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Note 11 Jul 2010 by  HuckleBuckle  (Finds: 77  Score: 273.5)    (Hidden: 67  Score: 223.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

:As far as he is aware HB still goes by Hucklebuckle and parking lot micros don't exist yet. Ahh...happier times!"

Those were the days.... sniffle sniffle..

Note 24 Apr 2010 by  Szuchie  (Finds: 146  Score: 577)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 26)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Checked on this one...what's funny is the most recent finder on the other site (haha implying that this is the primary...oh sily Szuchie!), found the cache without actually finding a leg. Bizzare say I...anyhoo, this cache is all there and good to go.

I'm posting this on NC because I know Cayuga comes here to get all his geocaching information. As far as he is aware HB still goes by Hucklebuckle and parking lot micros don't exist yet. Ahh...happier times!

~Szuchie

Note 26 Jul 2008 by  Cayuga Crew  (Finds: 79  Score: 296.5)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 8)
    Open Log:  Personal use only


So it all starts on a Friday night when with no real purpose I press the Navicache Icon on my favorites screen after noting disappointedly that there were no new intelligent posts to read on NYGO , again! Imagine my surprise to see a brand new cache published on this side of the Atlantic Ocean. Just as I was about to teach myself to read German to decipher those crazy clues here comes a brand new one right smack dab in the middle of our stomping grounds by that most eminent of cache placers, Szuchie. (your pointy hat is in the mail) Well we loaded the information required into the GPS, packed our pack and laid out the clothes most likely to be turned into rags after the hunt and quickly jumped into bed to get a good nightís rest cursing the no night caching icon all the while.

Somewhere about 5 we set out toward Holland and luckily timed our arrival to the moment the GPSr switched from night time to daylight mode and the hunt was on. We struggled a bit in the beginning not quite sure of the size of the nuance of nature (Can you get our nuance Supersized?) we were looking for but eventually succeeded and began navigating ala Szuchie style which is a bit more confusing than the metric system but doable as long as you donít confuse your kilos with your klingons. As always Szuchie took us on a complete tour of this piece of forestry showing us sights we would have never ventured to see on our own. Each stop offered a bit of a physical challenge to get to or a mental challenge to find upon arrival and about 2 hours later we were approaching the end of our quest when we were fortunate to spot the true Queen of this piece of forestry, Chickie, strolling down the lane despite Szuchieís attempts to block our view. After a short detour to visit with Chickie, Szuchie reminded me of what we were suppose to be doing in the woods and it was back to the hunt as they waited patiently practicing their elephant calls (they sounded pretty real to me you should go to the zoo to try them out) a few hundred yards away. After a bit of pacing back and forth as a quartet of another sort stood watch, we were able to locate the final piece of this adventure and sign in an empty log.

After reuniting with Chickie we were happy to learn that we were going to be rewarded for our efforts with the best FTF prize we have ever received, breakfast with Chickie at the Zider Zee. (Unimaginably better then grubbing down with a cavewomen and her hairy beasts, and Iím not talking about mammoths here) Off course the small print on the prize award sheet included some babble about Szuchie coming to chaperone so as to not piss off the lawyers we agreed to this unfortunate technicality. It wasnít all bad though because Szuchie, recognizing 3ís a crowd, invited his friend, Big Buck, to join us at the table which made for a lovely meal.

And I know this is one of those rambling logs that seem to have no purpose or direction so before I close let me officially say that this is another of the fine offerings we have come to expect from Szuchie. I for one appreciate his efforts to keep us amused and outdoors in areas we are unlikely to know exist. Thanks, took Szuchie String left zilch!

Finally in a big ahah moment the light is now shining in the bulb over my head! When I first spotted Szuchie in the woods he looked different to me and I couldnít put my finger on why he did. I commented that he looked marvelous this morning. He thought it may have been because of his new body lotion was giving off a healthy glow but I donítí think so. Now that Iím home it has hit me like a ton of bricks! He didnít have his visor on today and this is the first time I have seen him without it. Healthy skin my ass, it was those flowing blonde locks that caught my eye this morning!

[Modified 2008-09-07 20:14:11] by Cache Owner


 

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