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cache type Gamehendge Rangers' CD swap shop cache size

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by MikeChmi
(Finds: 27  Score: 135)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 40.5)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 06.743'   W 079° 59.231'
Wesleyville,   Pennsylvania   16510
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 01 Nov 2001
Waypoint (Landmark): N000B4
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Large

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


The cache is located in Wintergreen Gorge commonly known as "the gorge" to us Penn State Behrend folk. Well with the construction of the bridge and the recent vandalism and destruction of the construction equipment the path to the cache had to be changed a bit. The only changes are where you park, the trail into the woods and and the fact that you can't hike out along the river

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This is a CD swap cache. Basically you take a CD and leave a CD. You may trade music CD's, PC games, Console CD's (playstation, xbox, dreamcast, etc), high quality software programs, and DVD's. If you trade GAMES or Software please include the instructions (the entire PC game box won't fit but the instructions will, if leaving "backup CD's" please include a small sheet of instructions) also if you can, bring a ziplock bag to store the CD and instructions in. Please NO AOL CD's or Shareware CD's, CD's from a CrackerJack box, free CD's, etc. Please treade only legitimate CD's that one would usually have to buy are Once again please no free CD's from Compuserve, AOL, whatever. No free CD's you find in a box of cereal, or snacks, etc. No free demo or shareware CD's only legitimate Discs.
This is a high traffic area, please hide the cache as you found it (all camoflauge included) and make sure no one is around.

The original contents of this cache included more than 20 music CD's in all different genre's everything from Classic Rock (Steve Miller Band) to Hard Rock (Limp Bizkit) to Pop Rock (live) to Alternative(Jane's Addiciton, Sponge) to Christian (Jars of Clay) to Classical (Handel) to bad Pop Rap (Kriss Kross), to semi underground bands (Soul Coughing, etc.) This CD shop contains many genres.... no country though :). The CD shop also contains 2 computer games as well.

There are several parking options and two trailheads to choose from.

The safest option (with regards to not getting a ticket) is to park off Jordan Road (right next to the entrance to Behrend) in the parking lot at 42 07.324; 79 58.823. The disadvantage is that you have to walk all the way across campus to get to the trail. If your feeling lucky or a $15 ticket means nothing to you drive into the campus and follow the road all the way back to the back parking lot

Either way take the trail head near 42 07.134; 79 59.372, it's in the southern corner of the parking lot, gate with a blue sign. Starting at this trial head will give you the most scenic route. DO NOT head down the trail head with the big blinking sign that says the trail to Cooper is closed, this are area is closed to the public.

Your other option is to head up Jordan road and turn into the parking lot at 42 06.975, 79 58.862. Drive back until you get to the lot at 42 06.957; 79 59.092. According to the signs you should be able to park here all day Saturday and Sunday until 5:00 pm, without being ticketed or towed. (When classes are out for the summer I parked here without incident) Catch the unmarked trail head at 42 06.953; 79 59.192 and continue on. The hike is a little shorter and a little less scenic

Take the path from the trail head (which ever one you choose) and follow it up the hill until you reach the view at N 42 06.824; W 079 59.223. Stop enjoy the view, be happy that you are on the RIGHT path. From the viewpoint take the narrower path that follows the ridge line (if your looking out over the gorge it's to your right) take this path to N 42 06.766; W 079 59.342, see that flat stone, that is one of the places that Rangers are known to sit and read Tolkien's Lord of the Rings Trilogy. If you got to here your on the right track :) continue following the path along the ridge (you'll be heading downhill) until you get to a tree in the middle of the path that has green dots spray painted on it (N 42 06.739; W 079 59.404) (in case your concerned we didn't paint the tree the markings were there already). From this tree (head left towards the cache which is located at N 42 06.743; W 079 59.231 you can either take the creek bed or just follow along the creek (notice you will have to cross over some time, so be aware of that... warning: if you come at winter be careful, there are some deep pockets of water you could fall into) anyway like I said head towards the cache, look up see the viewpoint you came from walk a bit further and find the cache.

The path to and from the cache can be slippery and potentially dangerous especially during muddy or icy conditions.

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The cache is located in Wintergreen Gorge commonly known as "the gorge" to us Penn State Behrend folk. WARNING YOU CAN NOT PARK off Cooper Rd.


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



Clues:    decode

  • Your first and only clue 
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Note 10 Jun 2003 by  MikeChmi  (Finds: 27  Score: 135)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 40.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Stolen, doesn't surprise me actually I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did, beer bottles and trash in the area.

I found it! 21 Nov 2002 by  coonass  (Finds: 2  Score: 12)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 10.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found this one with Mskardiac. We went down behind the chaple. Going down was tough, getting back up was brutal!! Thanks for the fun.

Note 05 Apr 2002 by  MikeChmi  (Finds: 27  Score: 135)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 40.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

She's ready to go, had to double check on it after the vandalism, changed how you enter the woods and were you park at, hiked it without incident just stay away from the construction site.

Note 04 Apr 2002 by  MikeChmi  (Finds: 27  Score: 135)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 40.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

DON'T GO HERE JUST YET, there was some vandalism and property attacks against the construction company that is putting the bridge across the gorge, so at least part of it is off limits. I checked before this happened and got alternative ways in becasu I wasn't sure if we were allowed down there at all while the constructoin was going on in the first place. I'll check it and update this soon.

Note 18 Mar 2002 by  MikeChmi  (Finds: 27  Score: 135)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 40.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This cache is in "hibernation" right now. I just drove past and their was road construction going on. Apparantely The bayfront highway bridge is going through here but as far as I understood shouldn't have involved any of this. Maybe it's an access road for the construction of the bridge. Regardless I'm not sure that your still allowed to hike back here, so until I'm healthy and can check it out I'd say avoid it. I'll repost when I'm sure either way.

I found it! 24 Nov 2001 by  joeld  (Finds: 4  Score: 22.5)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 4.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Finally logging this find since I just joined Navicache. This one was a long hike but the scenery was great and it made the walk go by fast. I pity anyone that goes straight to this one without following the described path. I have been listening to the CD I picked up there and hope that someone is enjoying the one that I left.


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