Geocaching with Navicache


cache type The Pancake cache size

by Cameron Douglas
(Finds: 37  Score: 126)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 5)

printer versionPrinter Version   Spy on this cache.Spy on this Cache

cameraPicture clues below!   1 person or team spying on this cache!  See who is watching this cache.

Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 56.388'   W 076° 34.710'
Auburn,   New York   13021
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 08 Feb 2003
Waypoint (Landmark): N004FA
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Virtual
Cache size:   Virtual

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



Maps are queued for generation.
Additional maps for this cache available at: topozone.com logo    mapquest.com logo

The Pancake

The Locationless Pancake Cache

Note: This is a locationless geocache. Instead of finding a box,
you're going to find a pancake event. Surely in your hometown area
there is a place where the pancake reigns supreme.

The batter cake, the blanket, the brown buck, the buckwheat cake,
the cake, the French crepe, the flannel cake, the flapjack, the flat,
the fried bread, the fried mush, the gandy, the griddlecake, the hot
cake, the Hungarian palacintas, the Indian dosai, Italian cannelloni,
Jewish blintz, the johnnycake, the manhole cover, the Russian blini,
the sourdough, the tire patch, the waffle, the wheat, the wheat

A pancake by any other name is still that thin cake made of batter
that is poured onto a hot greased surface and cooked on both sides
until brown. The relative ease of baking on hot stoves or on a
griddle has resulted in a variety of pancakes. Old English batter was
mixed with ale. German and French pancakes, leavened by eggs and much
beating, are baked very thin and served with jam or jelly. The French
crêpe suzette is folded or rolled and heated in a sauce of
butter, sugar, citrus juice, and liqueur. Russian blintzes, usually
prepared with buckwheat, are thin, crisp pancakes, and commonly
served with caviar and sour cream or folded over and filled with
cream cheese or jam. Mexico has its tortilla, which is often served
folded over a bean or meat filling and topped by tomato sauce. In the
United States pancakes are sometimes called battercakes,
griddlecakes, or flapjacks and are usually leavened with baking
powder or baking soda and are served with syrup.

Okay, now it is your turn. Attend your favorite pancake supper or
breakfast and share it with the world. Or perhaps you have a favorite
diner or restaurant that serves up the best pancake.

1. Upload a photo of your special pancake supper, breakfast or
diner location with you and your GPS in the shot immediately after
submitting your log report. An additional photo would add to your
report. You might want to include a photo of the cooks preparing the
pancakes or of the patrons enjoying their pancakes. Each pancake
location should be logged only once.

2. Record the GPS coordinates in your log report. You can use
those special boxes on the log report form. Please give us the
address, city, and name of the organization sponsoring the pancake
supper or breakfast or the location of the diner/restaurant.

Other geocachers may want to visit after reading your log.

3. In your log, tell something about your pancake spot. Describe
the place, the food, why the people are having the event, and

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



Clues:    decode

  • Enjoy 
    Oba nccrgvg1


NoteAdd a Log Entry

CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!    decode

I found it! 15 Apr 2012 by  tripman1  (Finds: 95  Score: 281.5)    (Hidden: 9  Score: 32.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This is The BEST breakfast place in the Denver area. It is very sweet and sugary so beware! A feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. The place is always crowded so arrive a little early. A must visit when in Denver.

N39 35.528 W104 57.694

  cameraPhoto 1

I found it! 30 Apr 2010 by  Joukkusisu  (Finds: 35  Score: 124.5)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 20)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

I'll chime in with a notable breakfast joint that serves some pretty mean pancakes. Al's Breakfast is a Minneapolis institution. It's the smallest, most unique greasy spoon I've ever seen. It has won some awards and was featured on the show, Diners, Dives, and Drive-ins. It's located at:

N44 58.862
W093 14.132

and it's in Dinkytown, a small bohemian college community north of the University of Minnesota. The restaurant has been there since the 60's and hasn't changed since. It's about ten feet wide and only has seating at one long counter. The cook flips jacks right in front of you (you can see the cook in one of my pics) and barks orders back and forth with the servers. An order of two eggs, spinach, apsaragus, and toast with hollondaise, for example, is called something like a "Paul's special." They have odd names for everything. I had a blueberry short stack with sausage and coffee. The pancakes were great. Most places have big, fluffy, pancakes, but these were dense and thin, like how I make them at home or when I'm camping. The syrup was natural maple syrup and not that fructose syruppy kind. The wall opposite the counter is adorned with foreign currency, sketches made by customers, and knickknacks. Most of the silverware and cups and mugs don't match. Below the cubboards are little books with customers' names on them. Customers can purchase a book and debit meals (a sort of tab system). Some of the books are over twenty years old. They're scattered on shelves labeled "A-F" for example. You can see them and the currency behind me in the picture. Very fun restaurant that I thought I'd share for travellers or Twin Cities residents. Thanks for the delicious cache!

  cameraMy meal
  cameraThe cooks

I found it! 04 Apr 2010 by  DudleyGrunt  (Finds: 41  Score: 115.5)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 46)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

I am logging the annual Easter morning pancake breakfast which follows the sunrise service my church. We also host a pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday (AKA Mardi Gras or the day before Ash Wednesday) each year. What makes our pancake breakfasts / suppers so special is the sausage gravy traditionally made by Roland, one of our "senior" United Methodist Men. We offer syrup, but to do it right, you need to have it "all over" (the pancakes and the sausage). As a member of the UMM, I usually help with these events and am generally one of the servers.

N 39 06.390 W 076 50.978

First United Methodist Church of Laurel (FUMCL)
424 Main Street, Laurel, MD USA 20707

[Modified 2010-04-04 11:53:42]

  cameraEnjoying My Pancakes, Sausage, and Gravy
  cameraHe Is Risen!
  cameraAt FUMCL Easter Morning

Note 05 Jun 2003 by  Wheelygood  (Finds: 103  Score: 582)    (Hidden: 21  Score: 92)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I have not really completed the cache instructions so I can not claim FTF.

On my way home from Ithaca yesterday I noticed the pancake breakfast sign and quite remarkably I also remembered Cameron's The Pancake Cache. A quick turn around in the Dutchman parking lot brought me back to the Waterloo Airport entrance at 3656 State Route 96 Waterloo, NY 13165 ph 315-539-3670. The coords from the road are
42* 50.861 / 076* 50.963.

I did not see anyone around the hangers to ask more about the breakfast. I did call the number and left a message on the machine for Bob Harwood asking about how many planes they expect and if the breakfast is a fundraiser.

I spoke to Bob and he tells me they have 2 breakfasts a year, the spring breakfast has a turn out of about 200 eaters and 12 planes and a about 1/2 as many in the fall. The breakfast is a fundraiser for the airport flying club.


[Modified 2003-06-06 13:51:34]

  cameraGet your pancakes here


Order your Navi-Tees and more

© Copyright 2009 Navicache. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer     Contact Us