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

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 37.044'   W 078° 13.226'
This may not be the actual cache coordinate.
Bliss,   New York   14024
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 21 Mar 2009
Waypoint (Landmark): N02CAA
Open Cache:  Non-commercial use only
Cache type:  Multi-Part
Cache size:   Normal

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

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

Parking and Trailhead Coordinates:

N 42° 37.169

W 078° 13.227

Cache is winter accessible. Be careful during hunting season. Cache is kid friendly.

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This cache is located in a special area that is very important to me. This forest has provided me with a great deal of memories. Despite everything that has gone on and the fact that life continues to move along regardless, I always know I can rely on these woods to provide me with serene and peaceful feeling.

With that thought in mind, I wanted to give others the opportunity to get away and enjoy a beautiful walk through a very diverse section of woods. This cache is a multi-part letterbox that will take you on a circa 2-mile roundtrip hike through the Wyoming County Forest. The first stage is not located at the coordinates above, however it will aid you in starting your journey. To find the first leg of your hike, you will need to utilize the following clues:

At the coordinates above, walk approximately 50-60 feet at a bearing of 220 degrees into a dark and majestic stand of towering conifers.

As you do so you should make an effort to channel your childhood and sing the Sesame Street favorite, “One of these trees is not like the other, one of these trees just doesn’t belong.”

There you will soon find a tree that most certainly does not fit the scheme…and within a 5-foot radius of that tree you will find the coordinates for the next stage of your journey.

All stages of this cache are located near the trail and are in plain sight when viewed from the appropriate angle. Therefore, the recommended course of action would be to remain on the trail for as long as possible and to not disturb any of the surroundings when seeking each leg. This way you will be assured an enjoyable and serene experience. My sincerest gratitude in advance for those people who see this place for all it’s beauty like I do.

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  • Cache Leg Instructions 
    Legs one and two are matchsticks in plain sight. Final is a thirty cal. ammo container.

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Note 21 Jan 2010 by  Szuchie  (Finds: 146  Score: 577)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 26)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I have to thank everyone for their interest in this cache. I'm impressed that people are out and about finding this. Good to know Navi is still a happenin' hot spot for all the cool kiddies.

In giving credit where credit is due, my faithful caching sidekick Chicky deserves much praise for her work in making this cache what it is. Oh hell, she did all the work and I'm really just taking all the credit. :-)

The both of us are pleased to see such positive feedback as a result of this hide, particularly because it's been so long since a we've put out a cache. For those curious, I'm hoping that this one finally pops on GC tomorrow in case you feel inclined to make the trek again (you can say you liked it so much you did it once to log on NC and once to log on GC). Hahaha.

Anyway, much gratitude for the kinds words, interesting observations and epically butchered Eagles lyrics. ;-)

[Modified 2010-01-21 11:20:56]

I found it! 20 Jan 2010 by  Paleoman  (Finds: 95  Score: 428)    (Hidden: 14  Score: 60)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

This was the cache I’ve been waiting for, for so long. Its been a long time since I had the privilege of finding a new Szuchie cache, and even longer since I’ve had such a fun multi to do with a nice long walk in the woods thrown in to the mix. When I saw this post yesterday I knew I had to find time to go there and see what Szuchie had come up with. I also knew I would not be disappointed. It just so happened that Butterflyguy was in a caching mood this morning and gave me a call to see if I would like to join him when he got to my area and pick up some new caches that had recently posted. I had planned on going out anyway but caching with Butterflyguy sounded like more fun, so he met with me and we grabbed a couple of caches around Warsaw and then headed to the high hills of Wyoming County. These hills really are high, I read 1950 feet above sea level at the top of one hill while doing this cache.
So anyway we soon arrived in the area of the parking coordinates and I’m here to tell you that winter is in full force here, lots of snow in the woods and the roads where completely covered with snow and ice, just like the middle of January should be. We noticed the nice trail that went into the forest and made our way to the first area, letterbox style. The directions were good and we located what we needed at the first location, now it was off to the second leg. Along the way we could hear the swishing sounds of a large wind turbine as we neared the second leg and eventually we could see the turbine very well. The second leg blended in very well and after a 10 minute search we found it and got the information we needed from it.
The walk to the final was definitely the icing on the cake with this cache. We traveled on a really nicely groomed path through many wooded landscapes, from pines to hardwoods and mixed forests. We agreed that we didn’t want the journey to end and the only disappointment we had was when the cache was over and we had to leave. We spotted an interesting area which we though held the final and as we drew near we found the very well hidden cache and signed the logbook. We saw that Cayuga Crew had been here before us and we were saddened to see that his Aunt Tillie died again and he had to take time off from work because of it. We were happy for him though that he had time to fit this cache into his day.
Butterflyguy and I took a long slow walk back to his vehicle and looked for some moth cocoons along the way. Butterflyguy had spotted one on the way into the forest and grabbed it before we headed out. Szuchie, this cache is a masterpiece and releasing it in the winter months is brilliant because the forest is so quiet and tranquil this time of year. The hike was easy and very enjoyable and all the finds were challenging but quite findable. This cache is very appropriately named and it is not only Szuchie’s Serenity but serenity for every cacher who ventures here and does this cache. I hope to see more caches here from you in the future, Thanks for the great day in the Wyoming County forest.

[Modified 2010-01-21 09:08:40]

I found it! 19 Jan 2010 by  Cayuga Crew  (Finds: 79  Score: 296.5)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 8)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

All alone at the end of the of the evening
And Navicache has posted brand new
I was thinking 'bout a cacher who might have
hid one and I never knew
You know I've always been a plager
(spent my life running 'round)
And it's so hard to change
(Can't seem to settle down)
But the micros I've seen lately
Keep on turning out and burning out
And turning out real lame

So put me on a highway
And show me a can
And hide me an ammo one more time
You can spend all your time hiding caches
You can spend all your day logging more
If your cache fell to pieces tomorrow
Would you still drink wine?

And when you're looking for your micro
(Nobody seems to care)
And you can't find leg four
(Can't find it anywhere)
When there's nothing to look under
Still you're coming back, you're running back
for more

So put me in a forestry
And show me a sign
And take me to the final one more time

Take me to the final
Let me sign the logbook
Take me to the final one more time

I've recently noted that most of Szuchie's placements bear names that seem to rip off Eagles song titles in one way or another. For example this one comes directly from the chorus of peaceful easy feeling I think. Canadian music my ass! So I thought what was good for the goose would be swell for the gander (not that I know what a gander is other than there seems to be a mountian of them in TWU's neighborhood.

Oops time for work or perhaps a little rusty bench near a bee box caching. More to come.
[Modified 2010-01-20 05:55:21]

Note 19 Jan 2010 by  HuckleBuckle  (Finds: 77  Score: 273.5)    (Hidden: 67  Score: 223.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Ahh... alliteration! :D :D

Note 19 Jan 2010 by  Paleoman  (Finds: 95  Score: 428)    (Hidden: 14  Score: 60)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I have this one loaded and ready to go. Maybe Wednesday or Thursday I will go for it. Looks like a nice hike, more to follow,

Note 18 Jan 2010 by  Szuchie  (Finds: 146  Score: 577)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 26)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This cache will soon be listed on the other geocaching site, but for the time being we hope any finders here enjoy the cache and find the coordinates and instructions to be spot on (of course any feedback contrary to that will gladly be accepted).

Thank you for visiting – we hope you had an exceptional journey!



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