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by Blackwatch Clan
(Finds: 13  Score: 51.5)    (Hidden: 15  Score: 44)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 43.656'   W 077° 55.368'
Leicester,   New York   14481
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 18 Oct 2003
Waypoint (Landmark): N004EB
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Event
Cache size:   Unknown

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

Misc: Drinking water available. There are restrooms (water closets) available Disabled access. No pets are allowed. Parking is available There may be fees.

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This gathering takes place on October 18, 2003, the right time for Fall colors! It will be held in Letchworth State Park in the same area as last year, but in the South Highbanks Enclosed Pavilion; see the new coordinates. There is a large parking lot and restrooms near the pavilion. TO VISIT THIS CACHE PAGE AGAIN USE ZIPCODE 14530.


The park opens at 6:AM and Closes at 10:00 PM. There is a $5. entrance fee per car. If you want to camp in the park call 1-800-456-2267 or Highbanks Tent and Trailer (camping) 237-3303. There are other campgrounds outside the park as well. There are strict regulations regarding pets; short leash, proof of shots, etc. Pets are PROHIBITED from all park buildings, cabins, cabin areas, and pool areas!

The pavilion, South Highbanks is near the Mt. Morris entrance in the area of the North Swimming Pool. It has a capacity of 184 people, there are 23 tables. There are 8 grills in a covered vented area attached to the enclosed pavilion. There are only 2 electrical outlets, 1 in the cooking area and 1 in the enclosed area; both are high up so short cords will not work. There is running water just outside the pavilion. There is a huge fireplace inside at one end of the Pavilion. There is a large play area and playground equipment for kids.
We could do breakfast as well as lunch, any takers?

Lunch will start around noon. It will be a "Bring a Dish" type picnic as before. You will be expected to BRING AND HELP COOK MEAT FOR YOUR OWN FAMILY. Ideas along that line are welcome. Also NOTE: What we carry in we must carry out, so help with clean-up is assumed.We will allow some alcohol in moderation for adults, as before. (I had to sign a permit for that).

This event information will be added to as the time draws nearer. I wanted you to be able to start making plans and marking your calendars as soon as possible. Log on with a note to let us know what dish you will bring and how many there will be in your group. for further information contact me at fschutte@rochester.rr.com

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I found it! 07 Jul 2004 by  Farmer John  (Finds: 4  Score: 15.5)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 4.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Had a good time while I was there. Plan to be there this year for the day.

I found it! 21 Oct 2003 by  Blackwatch Clan  (Finds: 13  Score: 51.5)    (Hidden: 15  Score: 44)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I sure did find it! I found it so great to see so many faces, new and familiar. I found the event cache by Rusty-O-Junk and Gandalf to be so tough yet easy. I found the variety of delicious dishes outstanding. I found the helpfulness of all terrific. I find the logs delightful! I find the pictures shared great fun. I found RoadKill to be the super brother I always knew he was. I wish I could thank each individual who attended in person, but perhaps that can be done when we meet again next year.
Thanks to all! Gamma Kitt

I found it! 20 Oct 2003 by  strikeforce_sunset  (Finds: 45  Score: 177)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 23)
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What else could be told, that hasn't already been said.
A BIG THANK YOU goes out to The Blackwatch Clan and Roadkill
for another successful event! Has it already been a year
since the First. It was good to see many older cachers
again, and to meet more "NEWBIE'S".
As usual, the food and hospitality were GREAT.
The timing was good for the fall colors.
Even the weather held out till late in the day.
And for some reason, there is never enough time to do everthing.
We only got to do a few caches along with Team Headrush,
Team Bullivant, and the CellarSavers.
Thanks for another fun and eventful day.
Sunset and Strikeforce1

I found it! 19 Oct 2003 by  Team Ferret  (Finds: 56  Score: 244.5)    (Hidden: 8  Score: 32.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We would like to thank everyone who helped put this event together. This is our favorite NY state park. We spent so much time enjoying the park that we still haven't gotten all the caches. We look forward to the next get together.
Team Ferret
Mark & Terre

I found it! 18 Oct 2003 by  WMSFresh  (Finds: 140  Score: 612)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 24.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Thanks to everyone who helped put this picnic together. We had a great time the night before hanging out with Brogan and the others at his bonfire, and doing the special night cache (without GPS!). Thanks also to Junglehair for letting us crash on her site to sleep in our van. Grabbed a nice cache find along with SueShe, BarbershopDru,and QuilterCC mid-morning. We also ended up spending most of the picnic day working on the truly EVIL man's cache, enjoyed it alot tho, very mind-boggling. Was great searching with Harv on 1st part, and continued searching along with Gandolf, Rusty-o-Junk and Swamprats on the other parts, great group cache efforts and teamwork. After getting back to pavilion, had great conversations with those that were left there, both old and new friends. Thanks again for another great year at Letchworth.

The Peppermill 6-Pack/WMSFresh(BR)

I found it! 18 Oct 2003 by  mrsmom  (Finds: 128  Score: 491.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 10)
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Has such a great time! The late night campfires were the best part. As ussual enjoyed the group caching and seeing all my caching firends. Made a few new friends this year too! Can't wait til next ear.

I found it! 18 Oct 2003 by  SueShe  (Finds: 54  Score: 226)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We had a great week-end in Letchworth. Lot of friends, fun and adventure! Thanks Blackwatch Clan and Roadkill for organizing the event!

I found it! 18 Oct 2003 by  OurWoods  (Finds: 76  Score: 294.5)    (Hidden: 26  Score: 101)
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Cache #100!! Woohoo!! Great Event, had a wonderful time!! Nice to meet some new cachers, and see some old (hehe) ones as well.. Very well put together event, enjoyed the event cache, and the caches in the park as well, only got to do a few, so we have plenty left for a return trip. Signed log and picked up Junkyard Dog Toy TB.
Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make this day a success!!

-Team OurWoods

I found it! 18 Oct 2003 by  Harv and Donna  (Finds: 152  Score: 707)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Another great caching event. Thanks Gamma Kit, Coyote, Roadkill, Brogan and anyone else I missed for putting on such a fine event. The food was great, only wish I had taken the time to sample some of the other delicacies I saw on the table. Nice seeing old friends and meeting some new ones. Wish I had been able to see more, just not enough time to try and cache and visit. Maybe next year Iíll leave out the caching and spend more time socializing. Also enjoyed the visit around the campfire in the camping area later in the evening. Hopefully Donna will be able to make it next year.
Harv & Donna (without Donna) Dansville, NY

I found it! 18 Oct 2003 by  Road Kill  (Finds: 54  Score: 244.5)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 55)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Hail Hail the gang was all there. Road Kill didn't get much caching in, but spent most of the day grinning anyway. What a treat to see the old faces as well as the new geophytes caching there hearts out.

The attached photo recorded who's there at 3:15 PM. With approximately 90 signing in and 70 counted at the meal, those missing either couldn't stay or couldn't break away from caching. Oh yes, and some came later. If you missed them Rocky and Gimpy were there.

In the end - fun was had by all.

road Kill is grinning

  cameraVariety 57 Gang

I found it! 18 Oct 2003 by  echocavern  (Finds: 2  Score: 6.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
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it was alot of fun, thanks to everyone who helped put it together

I found it! 18 Oct 2003 by  Blackpete  (Finds: 406  Score: 1774)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 73)
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Thanks to Blackwatch Clan for putting this event together - Gamma Kit, Coyote and Roadkill - you've done it again. It was great seeing everyone.

I found it! 18 Oct 2003 by  ScouterMark  (Finds: 60  Score: 255)    (Hidden: 9  Score: 25.5)
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Saturday, 12:10pm
We had a great time at the picnic. Mega-thanks to the Blackwatch Clan & Co. for putting it on. Can't wait for the next one. My (almost famous)Dutch oven baked beans seemed to be a hit...it was the first empty dish (rats, no leftovers). So nice to put faces with names. Dropped off Ned Flanders TB, picked up Electron #1 TB and StarBear TB.
M & E of M.E.G.S.A.
Scottsville, NY

Note 17 Oct 2003 by  Blackwatch Clan  (Finds: 13  Score: 51.5)    (Hidden: 15  Score: 44)
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If you are looking for a nearby Motel, This one was used by some last year. Park Lake Motel, 55 N. Main St., Perry, NY,14530. Tele 1-585-237-3654. It is near the (Perry) Park Entrance. Rooms have sm. fridge, are spacious & clean. Gamma Kitt

Note 16 Oct 2003 by  Farmer John  (Finds: 4  Score: 15.5)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 4.5)
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Plan to be there for a while early.Then head to dutch oven cookoff in Buffalo. Hope to make the best of a short time.

Note 16 Oct 2003 by  Eldorado  (Finds: 16  Score: 67)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 4)
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Will definately be there. Always a lot of fun. Will bring cider and donuts.

Note 15 Oct 2003 by  Road Kill  (Finds: 54  Score: 244.5)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 55)
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Just to let everyone know, I've done a little survey to find that there are 20 caches in Letchworth State Park to date. I will have several copies of a one page printout of the coordinates for those caches for your pleasure. Don't forget to bring the cameras because the leaves are very colorful right now.

Road Kill is grinning

Note 14 Oct 2003 by  mrsmom  (Finds: 128  Score: 491.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 10)
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Update: Besides Mr Mom, myself, the Goo & Jockwannabe, Mr Mom's parents and neice will be coming along also. I'm bringing a veggie platter & dip & a couple bags of pretzels. Not sure what the "Grand-Moms" are bringing yet.

Note 14 Oct 2003 by  Blackwatch Clan  (Finds: 13  Score: 51.5)    (Hidden: 15  Score: 44)
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Are you ready? We are! About 65 others, so far, are too! Last year we had over 150! Bring your GPS; there are a lot of caches in or very near the Park, get the coordinates etc. before you come.
We could still use some flipper holder things for turning hamburgers aadn hot dogs while cooking. We could use a few hot dogs & rolls. For 8 grills we will need some charcoal, starter, matches, & cooks. I was worried about too many cakes now we could usse some cupcakes aand cookies. How about some cidar and donuts? We need cheese to go with the crackers, soup bowls for the chili, hot cups for the coffee, and some regular coffee, Don't forget serving spoons for the salads, etc. Seasonal fresh fruit might be nice. If it is cold, we will want some firewood for the fireplace.
What have I forgotten? See Ya! Gamma Kitt

Note 10 Oct 2003 by  ScouterMark  (Finds: 60  Score: 255)    (Hidden: 9  Score: 25.5)
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Most of us will try and be there...you know how kids get sometimes...if something else comes up they want to do that. I'll bring my (almost famous) Dutch oven baked beans.
M. of M.E.G.S.A.
Scottsville

Note 09 Oct 2003 by  Cracker7M  (Finds: 35  Score: 168.5)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 22)
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I will be there.
I'll bring a large bowl of potato salad.

There is a small group of us that will be doing some group caching on Sunday, the day after, for those who are camping overnight, or who just want to come back for more Letchworth caching that got missed on Saturday!
I've posted a thread in the Northeast regional forum, please post there if you are interested, so I can plan on the routes and caches we will hit Sunday. Thanx!

Hmmm.....Chocolate chili....I'll have to check that out.... :)

Note 06 Oct 2003 by  Blackwatch Clan  (Finds: 13  Score: 51.5)    (Hidden: 15  Score: 44)
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Read the food list of what is already coming dated 10/5.
Food Ideas: Remember NO MORE ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES TO BE PLUGGED IN! How about some: fresh fruit salads etc., warm vegetable dishes (use an insulated carrier), scallop potato, beans of all varieties, squash, corn, cold salads, toss salad, dressings, cheese, crackers, potato chips, pretzels,coffee(regular), sugar, creamer or half/half, salt, pepper, sturdy plates, sturdy silverware, hot cups, napkins, firewood, charcoal & starter (for eight grills), another large coffee pot(for decaf coffee & decaf coffee), catsup, mustard, relish, chopped onions, soda pop(diet & regular), pans to heat water in on the grill, hot chocolate mix, more desserts.
Remember we don't need 20 cakes and 60 dozen cookies. Please let us know what you are bringing as soon as possible so this does not happen.
We have large garbage bags left from last year.
What ever we bring we must take out!
Thanks, Gamma Kitt & Coyote

Note 05 Oct 2003 by  Blackwatch Clan  (Finds: 13  Score: 51.5)    (Hidden: 15  Score: 44)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

So far we have 51 people (teams are counted as one person until you tell us otherwise.)
Food coming is: Tray of sorts, 80 hamburgers & buns (need volunteers to help cook them), pot of chili, sushi, broccoli salad, Dutch oven baked beans, Creole Jambalaya, brownies, cookies, chocolate chili, a 90 cup coffee pot and some extension cords. Please commit to a food item soon so others will know what to bring.

Note 30 Sept 2003 by  Road Kill  (Finds: 54  Score: 244.5)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 55)
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Road Kill will be there. Of course! I will be bringing 80 burgers & buns. I will need volunteers for cooks.

No it's not road kill burgers. I'm sorry

Note 16 Sept 2003 by  strikeforce_sunset  (Finds: 45  Score: 177)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 23)
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Strikeforce1 and Sunset will be there. Counting down the days.

SPECIAL NOTE: Please be aware that bowhunting season opens on
Oct.15th and will be in full swing, this weekend. If you have
blaze orange or bright red ( no brown )- I strongly recommend
that you bring and wear bright colors while out - caching in
the park. Think safe. See you all soon ! SF1

Note 06 Jul 2003 by  TeamHO2  (Finds: 17  Score: 70.5)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 7)
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Sweet. Can't wait. How much is it per person for the cost of the lodge, booze permit, etc? anything needed let me know. count on at least 4 from the team going.

Note 14 Jun 2003 by  owler  (Finds: 27  Score: 125.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
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Never been there before and looking forward to meeting new cachers as well as finding some in quite a famous park.

I'll bring a tray of sorts.

Note 17 Mar 2003 by  Blackpete  (Finds: 406  Score: 1774)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 73)
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We're planning on being there!

Note 04 Feb 2003 by  Quinn  (Finds: 75  Score: 376)    (Hidden: 34  Score: 132.5)
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Well I guess I will chime and and say that I will be there for sure...thanks for plenty of time to get ready!


 

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