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by Gimpy
(Finds: 41  Score: 195)    (Hidden: 26  Score: 154)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 43° 01.634'   W 077° 34.253'
Henrietta,   New York   14467
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 08 Apr 2001
Waypoint (Landmark): N0009C
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Unknown
Cache size:   Unknown

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



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In Mendon Ponds Park. Location suitable for hard core cachers or the whole family.
Mendon Ponds Park is a large, beautiful park just south of the city of Rochester.Horseback riders,deer & plenty of other wildlife are always present.Entrances off rt. 65(Clover St.) or rt. 64 in the towns of Mendon/Pitsford. For hard core cachers, take the more difficult path to the cache near Devils Bathub.For the family, take the relatively easy winding path along the western edge of the main pond. Cache is a 50 cal. green ammo can with white lettering
Cache includes a log book to fill out,a camera to take a snapshot of yourself, and many goodies including:
A "guy thing" drink holder,keyrings,a rubber snake,nail clippers,a yomega yo-yo and some silly putty. Take what you wish & leave what you might.
Plenty of picnic areas & playgrounds in the park so make it a family outing.A public beach in the summertime is a hit with the kids.
Happy Caching

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I found it! 20 Sept 2008 by  sagefemme  (Finds: 67  Score: 299)    (Hidden: 8  Score: 33.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

One of my first finds (#7)

I found it! 21 Jun 2008 by  Szuchie  (Finds: 146  Score: 577)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 26)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

The walk in was beautiful and serene, and the closer we got to the cache the closer and more plentiful the lightening booms got. Walking along the lake made for a great vantage point as we could see far off into the distance which allowed for several awesome views of the lightening cracking in the distance. It was certainly a surreal and amazing experience. The height of the weather activity struck as we arrived at the cache, and after a short search the box was found and shortly thereafter we were back along the trail on our way back. Slowly the inclement weather let up and we enjoyed our hike pondside, stopping every once in a while to admire some of the huge trees and lakeside vistas we came across.

This was a fantastic cache, and without a doubt a must-do in this park. Thank you so much for placing this cache, and for ensuring its longevity so that all future visitors can experience this magnificent trail!

[Modified 2009-03-29 08:09:33]

I found it! 23 Apr 2007 by  Paleoman  (Finds: 95  Score: 428)    (Hidden: 14  Score: 60)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This has been on my to do list for quite awhile. I love doing these old cache hides. The view from the cache was awesome. I grabbed the Tb and didn't make any other trades. Thanks! -Paleoman52-

I found it! 21 Jun 2006 by  Nellsnake  (Finds: 69  Score: 316.5)    (Hidden: 12  Score: 62.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I was in town for the day visiting from Pittsburgh. I used to live in Rochester for an 8-year stretch about 15 years ago. This park was one of my favorites to visit for different activities in all four seasons. This cache was the fifth of several found on a nice hiking tour of the area. I enjoyed the hike around the lake. Found this Navicache very quickly in a likely spot. Everything was in good shape. TNLNSL. Thanks for the cache and for bringing back the great memories!

I found it! 15 Apr 2006 by  WhiteUrkel  (Finds: 172  Score: 635)    (Hidden: 40  Score: 156)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I'd actually found an urban micro in Buffalo the day prior, but I'm logging this classic cache first to be my 100th milestone on Navicache. I could just say the same thing Skeeter123 said in his Navicache log for this cache, but here's my GC.com log cut and pasted:

Wow, whatta trip. It wasn't nice and easy for me, like the other finder on this date. I did the Bathing with the devil earthcache first, and since the arrow was pointing straight ahead from down there, off we went. Only to find 150 feet from the cache we had to scale a hill, and then, once on top, go most of the way down another. But there's no way in hell I was leaving Mendon Ponds without this old school hide, who's waypoint converts to the 1,577th cache in the world. I grabbed a couple of happy meal toys for Urkel Jr. (who waited at the top fo the hill), left a brand new 2-pack of AA Duracell's. Then of course I never marked the car. Not that I would have gotten crazy lost in the park, but I did end up going back into the bathtub, and up and down again to the parking area, when I could have just skirted the 100 acre pond. Thanks so much for the old school hide, which is definately one to remember for us.

I found it! 04 Feb 2006 by  Fishykid  (Finds: 34  Score: 143)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 2)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

2nd of 2 on this wet and muddy day. We chose teh devils bath tub path which was stupid cuz we had a gimpy CmaoKid with us. O well, we found it without a problem and continued to slip our way up teh hill only to take the harder path back too. Didnt plan this out very well, but we found it and CamoKid is only a little more hurt than he already was. TFTC, geocaching.com (byrnedfish)
[Modified 2006-03-07 15:06:00]

[Modified 2006-03-07 15:07:05]

[Modified 2006-08-22 15:54:49]

I found it! 15 Aug 2005 by  skeeter123  (Finds: 13  Score: 60)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Bushwacked from the Devil's Bathtub, what a trip. TNLN
Thanks for the cache. We took the easy way out.

I found it! 04 Jun 2005 by  The_Hunters  (Finds: 3  Score: 16.5)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 3.5)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

Fun cache. Rainy day but fun none the less. Found skeleton in Cache named TB, "Them Bones", who had tracking bug around neck. Took and will drop at our next cache. Took 1 green die, left a spongebob watch in original container with instructions.

There was a large turtle nesting very near the cache please be careful.

I found it! 27 Feb 2005 by  motionsmiley  (Finds: 71  Score: 338)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Approached this one from the top. Not the best of choices. But motion spotted this one. Also met cacher Big Toad as we were putting the cache back. Thanks for the hide.

I found it! 23 Oct 2004 by  OurWoods  (Finds: 76  Score: 294.5)    (Hidden: 26  Score: 101)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

GReat cache location. I came at the perfect time to see the fall colours. And what a great vantage point. thanks!

I found it! 27 Jun 2004 by  GregP100  (Finds: 58  Score: 258)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Doin some Caches and Orienteering stuff in Mendon this weekend. Coord's ~24'. Excellent hiking, a bit muddy but got around most of it. Nothing too bad. Took TB Rat Fink II. Will find a new home for him.

I found it! 16 Apr 2004 by  the 3 musketeers  (Finds: 6  Score: 30.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Third of the day. Dad found it...

I found it! 10 Jul 2003 by  owler  (Finds: 27  Score: 125.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

trying to catch up on a very large day of caching.
It looked like it wanted to rain on me the whole time but was nice enough to wait until I got back to the car.

great area for a cache adventure and every minute was well worth it.

I am new to caching but learning quickly in my travels.
thanks for the fun and a new place for me to visit.

I found it! 08 Jun 2003 by  ScouterMark  (Finds: 60  Score: 255)    (Hidden: 9  Score: 25.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Beautiful day for a walk in the park. Very nice hide. First of two today. Took Smyrna postcard to pass along, left American flag "stick-up".
M.& E. of M.E.G.S.A.
Update: Left the postcard in the Moose River(Old Forge) cache June 27, 2003
[Modified 2003-07-11 22:07:52]

[Modified 2003-07-11 22:13:38]

I found it! 09 May 2003 by  cenobite07  (Finds: 82  Score: 384)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 35.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I circled this a few times and then looked in what I thought was the logical spot and there it was.

I found this at dusk and the hiding spot gave an awesome view of the pond with the peepers peeping and no bugs. I'll be back here...

I took a matchbox car and WG buck and left screwdrivers and some other stuff. The camera was empty so I couldn't take a pic.

I noticed as I was leaving that there are some poisen ivy vines just starting to leaf out near the cache so be careful.

Thanks for the hide!

I found it! 21 Feb 2003 by  She  (Finds: 126  Score: 552.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Know this path very well. Meet many people along the trail... Warm, sunny winter days seem to do that. Made it a little hard trying to retrieve the cache though. Took nothing; left nothing.
Thanks for another great hide.

She of SueShe

I found it! 27 Nov 2002 by  JJW  (Finds: 15  Score: 71.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

3rd of five in park today, 2:05. Slipp'n and-a Sliding we found it. JJW, John, Randy & Lisa

I found it! 24 Nov 2002 by  Wyzyrd  (Finds: 21  Score: 105.5)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 6)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found this one with Gimpy today. He was stopping by for cache maintainence, and he let me find it before he checked it out.Found it @ 9am. Cool day today, overcast, but no precip for a change. Took nothing, left a QSL, and a Wyzyrds home mix jazz CD. Tnx Gimpy for a nice hide.

I found it! 19 Oct 2002 by  RobN Hood  (Finds: 45  Score: 218)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Harburu and I got quite a bit of exercise approaching this location over the hills. Even though it was raining earlier, the weather was ideal for a walk. Although I've been to the park quite a few times, I was unfamiliar with this area. Took a tennis ball and left a Harley Davidson magnet.

I found it! 11 Oct 2002 by  Wheelygood  (Finds: 103  Score: 582)    (Hidden: 21  Score: 92)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I found 3 of the caches located in the park late this afternoon, not sure which one this was, oh yeah did this last. Nice walk along the pond found the cache without too much trouble. Left/took nothing.
Thanks for the hide,
Wheelygood - the fart sniffers

I found it! 07 Sept 2002 by  iFinder  (Finds: 7  Score: 35)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This was our second cache, and our first under wooded, hilly terrain. We had printed a topo map of the area and marked the cache location. Novice cachers, we were challenged by the steep terrain and a wildly swinging GPS compass rose that took us far above the actual cache location. We proceeded carefully. Once we got to within 30 feet or so, we were looking for visual clues - and there were many viable spots to hide the cache! Within a couple of minutes we found the location.

Cache is getting pretty full with folks leaving trinkets in their packaging. We made an entry in the logbook, left three small puzzles and took the green Furby. Also used the camera to take a shot of my wife and the iFinder that got us close to the cache.

Very nice location, well concealed. Thanks!

I found it! 02 Sept 2002 by  Shilfiell  (Finds: 82  Score: 353)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 6)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Cache number 2 of 4 today, and this was such a nice walk! Came from the direction I wanted (there was something in this park I wanted to see on the way) and cut over up and down the hill to get to this one. Lots of people out on the trails, but I think I escaped detection. Took the hand towels because I needed them desperately, traded georges, and left something else - I forget what! A very nice walk with great scenery and good exercise, too. :)


I found it! 24 Aug 2002 by  Team Ferret  (Finds: 56  Score: 244.5)    (Hidden: 8  Score: 32.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Our 3rd cache for the day. We had a nice long hike to this one. We hiked from the Mendon Ponds #2 cache to this one. We got very close when we saw people on the trail below. They kept looking up towards us. They didn't see us and we sat very still until they past. We took the Skittles (we were hungry) and the Stars Wars walker. We left bubbles and 2 Science is fun pencils. Once again we had to hide this cache much better then we found it. Thanks for a great hike.
Team Ferret
Mark & Terre

I found it! 11 Aug 2002 by  WMSFresh  (Finds: 140  Score: 612)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 24.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Had a good walk for this one, decided to take the easier path (right) longer walk all the way around and must have taken a wrong turn at one point we were .05 miles away (perpendicular to the path) so we went bushwacking straigt up the hill, not too bushy but steep. Wouldnt you know it there was a path at the top of that hill and we were now .02 away and of course perpendicular to the path again. From where I was I could see a good spot for a cache and thinking "Why go around now" marked my starting point with one of our orange leis (clue!) and down we went right to the cache. You cant see it from the path but from where I was it was plain as day.

Took nothing but a fun hike and a pic (on ours and cache cam)

Left Lei and hid box a little more than last cacher.

WMSFresh & Peppermill 6-Pack (B&R)

I found it! 27 Jul 2002 by  Geo G  (Finds: 64  Score: 319)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We parked pretty close and had no difficulty finding this one. Decided that maybe we'll park no closer than 1/2 mile as a rule, so we can get at least a short hike before the next finds. Now on to MP #2..

I found it! 07 Jul 2002 by  Sixwheels  (Finds: 5  Score: 23)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Finally a cache without its own horde of guardian mosquitos! Just a few pesky outriders! Thanks for the cache. We left our first travel bug, "the Travel Pug" here. Godspeed little pug.

I found it! 06 Jul 2002 by  Adventuring Lovers  (Finds: 33  Score: 158)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 4)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Gimpy...I wish I knew how you found all these cool parks and cache spots!! We took the easy route (for a change!) and the GPS took us right to it...the last few yards were an adventure, but hey - that's what it's all about!! Took the glass banana and left a Tazmanian Devil Bubble Blower. Thanks once again for a great adventure! (Now, on to Mendon Ponds II!)

I found it! 06 Jul 2002 by  Harv and Donna  (Finds: 152  Score: 707)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

4th of 4 finds today. 1:00 P.M. Thought I was taking the easy way. Don't know what I did but must have got turned around. Ended up climbing up the other side of the hill to the upper path only to have to go back down it on the cache side to the cache. But your coordinates brought me right to it. Took the easy way back out except for the climb back up the steps. Logged in. Took picture #22 with cache camara. Took/left nothing. Thanks Gimpy for the hide. Enough for today. But will be back to do the rest of them in this park real soon.
Harv & Donna (without Donna)

I found it! 18 May 2002 by  Blackpete  (Finds: 406  Score: 1774)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 73)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found it at 12:45 pm while look from above the cache. Nice trails in this area. Took nothing, left nothing.

I found it! 11 May 2002 by  fourpack  (Finds: 68  Score: 352.5)    (Hidden: 10  Score: 52)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

well we got to tell you about this,one of our group members (aka speedweiser)went with us on this one .man i wish you guys could have seen this .he stepped on a dead tree and it caused him to do a 180 over another tree and slammed him down on his back ,and he slid down a little hill about 5 feet.after we found out that he was all right,we counldnt help but laughed our butts off.the other team member (aka tool)found this one.took flash light ,there was no g-dollar,so we left g-dollar,thanks fourpack

I found it! 24 Apr 2002 by  Junglehair  (Finds: 23  Score: 117.5)    (Hidden: 18  Score: 69)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Logged this one on geocaching.com

I found it! 20 Apr 2002 by  medicineman  (Finds: 17  Score: 84)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 11)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This was number 10 of 13 for the day. I got waylayed by the sisters of alpha epsilon pi sorority who, along with their fraternity cousins were have a picnic nearby. I thought I was passing as a frat brother until somebody noticed I'm 48 and balding. Had to make a hasty exit

I found it! 08 Apr 2002 by  Broncoholics  (Finds: 93  Score: 444)    (Hidden: 15  Score: 58.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

very nice area,seen plenty of birds and wildlife. Found cache, signed log and took picture. Took nothing left nothing, did see a nice screwdriver set though
thanks, duane

I found it! 29 Mar 2002 by  Calabos  (Finds: 16  Score: 85.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This was my second cache today.A bit easier than I expected but still fun to do.I left Pauly the Parrot at this cache,he's been with me since I found him at Webster 2.Took me too long to send him on his way, but as of today he's back on his trip. I took the blue traveler that was here and he will soon be on his way. Thanks for a good hunt.

I found it! 02 Mar 2002 by  Nomad  (Finds: 45  Score: 200.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Another beautiful day. Nice park haven`t been there in years.Took the easy way to the cache but took the hardway out.Lots of people out walking today.Took a small statue and left where`s George bill, key chain and a chem lite.

I found it! 02 Mar 2002 by  Boozer  (Finds: 23  Score: 122)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found this one this afternoon, 2nd in same park. Will definitly be revisiting this park in the spring time, nice trails and ponds. Beautiful weather, lots of people. Took possible wheres george dollar, not registered, left one.

I found it! 28 Jan 2002 by  Barrington  (Finds: 23  Score: 99.5)    (Hidden: 27  Score: 139)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We got skunked on this one last summer, but went right to it today, the difference being the MAP330 GPS that replaced old unreliable, a GPS315. Beautiful day, mid-50's and sunny, and lots of people out and about on a Monday. We were the third visitors to the cache today, at 1.00 PM. Took a blue glass thingie, left a Sacajawea buck, and took a picture (I think #28) with the camera. Thanks!

Barrington, Mrs. B., and Penny

I found it! 11 Nov 2001 by  banjo  (Finds: 28  Score: 137)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Went on a beautiful Saturday afternoon (probably one of this last this year). Good hide - we loved the park. Climbed up the hill (with baby in backpack), wife, and 6 yr old. Then climbed back down with 6 yr old (wife and baby took the long way down). Finally found it where I suspected it might be. Took an American flag patch and left a yo-yo. Took a photo of my boy with my wife and baby in the background. Thanks for a good time.

I found it! 22 Sept 2001 by  Hinge Thunder  (Finds: 106  Score: 521)    (Hidden: 16  Score: 98.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I found it without much trouble. I thought the difficulty was overstated. The only tough terrain was that short scramble up the hill from the trail but that is not far.
I left a CDROM, and a dollar bill, and took 2 batteries, and a Pez dispenser. I took a picture of Izza Puppy, and signed the log.

I found it! 09 Jun 2001 by  Road Kill  (Finds: 54  Score: 244.5)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 55)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Guess what. Still more daylight and only half eaten by skeeters. So I was drawn into another after picnic cache. Found this one just off the path I didn't take again. Gimpy I'm beginning to think you have that in mind with all your caches. And a good hiding spot to boot. I liked it. Took a picture as people were walking by. I don't know why they looked at me so puzzled. I wasn't wearing my hat. Took some nail clippers and left a tin of Altoids. With a fine picnic and 3 caches for the day, Road Kill went home grinning.

I found it! 17 Apr 2001 by  Delta Team  (Finds: 58  Score: 277.5)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 22)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This is a second cache for the Cache Team Delta. We had a good walk trying to get to this cache.

I found it! 08 Apr 2001 by  Quinn  (Finds: 75  Score: 376)    (Hidden: 34  Score: 132.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I knew I forgot to log one!

Woke up this morning and went right to the computer and noticed this cache was listed. You can still see the footprints on my wifes back when I ran her over trying to get out the door with my GPS.
This is a Great! place to hide a cache, and was well done at that.
I picked a nice day with weather being sunny and warm at 70*
Your coordinates were dead on with my gps telling me I was within 10 feet when I got to it.
Great way to set up the box and nice items inside.
I took the battery operated fan and left a lantern flashlight keychain. I signed the logbook and took a picture of myself with your camera.
also took tons of pictures with my digital that I will send you via e-mail. Beautiful location!
PS...the full bodyshape in the mud on the trail was me


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