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cache type Weather or not (TEMPORARILY DISABLED) cache size

by balloonpilot and chickenlips
(Finds: 52  Score: 252.5)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 31)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 20.538'   W 078° 21.044'
This may not be the actual cache coordinate.
Franklinville,   New York   14737
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 13 Jul 2003
Waypoint (Landmark): N00733
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Multi-Part
Cache size:   Normal

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

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

This cache is placed on the State Forest Lands on Clark Rd in Lyndon. Roads are not always
driveable but the walk is relatively easy

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

You are about to see just how devastating the weather can be. Whether it be a
microburst or
tornado touchdown, the damage done in less than a minute will be remembered
for a very
long time. One other possibility could have been a Tasmanian Devil. Taz for short
described as "A strong murderous beast, jaws as powerful as a steel trap, has a
appetite and eats everything imaginable. Whirring around like a tornado, slicing
trees like a rotary saw. Keep your eyes open for this nasty beast!

Two co-ordinates are available for parking, one for good weather, one for bad. The
good weather parking spot is located at N 42° 20.602 W 078° 21.324 and is
Approximately a .5 mile walk to the final cache. The bad weather parking is at N
20.562 W 078° 22.130 and is approximately 1.1 miles from the cache. The road is
driveable with 4WD most of the time but the 1.1 mile walk is worth the effort. If
you decide to
drive to the good weather parking spot and don't have 4WD, we strongly suggest
that you do
not go East on Clark Road past the bad weather parking area. Instead, turn south
onto Sabo
road and "go around the block!!"

We highly recommend that you do not visit this cache site during hunting season
Oct - mid Dec). The first mile of the roadway is posted property on both sides,
please respect the landowners rights. Once you've entered the State Forest Land,
you're almost there! There are 3 parts to this cache. The encrypted clues
1,2 and 3 will help you for each of your particular cache sites
The 2nd cache box of this multi cache is a letterbox cache. It is 30 caliber ammo
containing a letterbox stamp and logbook. Within this cache box are the
coordinates for the
final traditional cache.

Letterboxing is a much older treasure hunt game that originated in Great Britain.
Rather than exchanging treasures you will need to bring a unique rubber stamp to
exchange images with the cache. Use your stamp in the cache logbook when you
log your find. Then use the cache stamp in your own logbook. The idea is to carry
a letterbox logbook and stamp to exchange and collect images from all around!
You can make your own stamp by carving an eraser or you can buy one at a

stamping or craft store. Under no circumstances should you ever leave anything in
a letterbox hybrid cache. The rubber stamp, inkpad and logbook items should not
be taken but left in this box for future letterbox hybrid cachers.

The final cache is a retired ovresized ammo box LOADED with better than average
items and a brand new travel bug related to this cache. Please trade fairly!! Also
included in this cache is a cache camera for cachers to identify themselves. Please
a picture or two and let me know you did when you log this find. As with our other
caches, I will place the pictures online when the camera is full. Another of our
caches, "Down but not out" is very close to this cache. If you have not done that
one yet, you may want to give that one a try as well. The clues are numbered to
help you with each part of this cache if need be.

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



Clues:    decode

  • 1st part 
    Ybbx sbe bar bs gur srj erznvavat uneqjbbqf

  • 2nd part 
    Frnepu gur onfr bs bar bs gur fgnaqvat unys fcvxrf< nyfb n uneqjbbq

  • 3rd clue final cache 
    Svany pnpur vf fvkgl qrterrf naq guvegl svir fgrcf sebz gur onfr bs gur ynetr qbjarq gerr

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CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!    decode

I found it! 17 Apr 2008 by  Paleoman  (Finds: 95  Score: 428)    (Hidden: 14  Score: 60)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I have been wanting to try this cache since I first saw it listed. It just so happened that I was in the area today doing some other caches and I had the paperwork with me so I thought I would give it a try. This is really a removed area and the kind I like the most. On my way to the good weather parking on this 70+ degree day I encountered a lot of snow along the road and was really surprised to see it with the temps so warm for the last few days. I finally arrived at the parking area and I was glad for two things, #1 I had a four wheel drive truck, and #2 the road was pretty dry and just rutted up from the winter. I then started hiking down the road until I came to the blow down area, WOW!!! this is an amazing spot, mother Nature has so much power, everything was totally leveled. I found a decent path to the first area and found the coordinates right away. That was a very cool tag, I liked the engraving of the tornado on it. I punched in the next coordinates and saw where I had to go and I can tell you this, I am so glad I did this cache this time of year and not a couple of months from now, the pricker bushes are terrible and I have a few scratches to testify to this fact.I finally arrived at the second waypoint and I went into search mode, I used the clue to help me pin this one down and after a brief search and a few more pricker scratches I found the 30 cal container. This was also another amazing place and the tornado flattened most of this area too. I couldn't imagine what it would have been like to have been here when that tornado struck. I was so excited to have found these 2 legs and now I was off to the final. I liked where the final coords were taking me because at least here I was out of the blow down area and the ever present grabbing pricker bushes. The woods were open and calm and wild life was skittering around everywhere. I found the fallen tree and paced off the distance and found the cache in the first place I searched. It was very well hidden and I was so surprised at the size of this ammo can. I signed the log and traded a dollar for a scratch off ticket and then just sat there for a while taking in my surroundings. This is one of the best Old school caches I have done in quite some time and I believe that this is a classic hide. I checked my GPS and I saw that the "Down but not out" cache was not too awfully far away so I re-hid the cache and slowly trekked my way to the next cache. Thanks so much for keeping this Oldie but a Goodie going, it is really worth all the effort and scratches I received to get to the final. Great job! -Paleoman52-

I found it! 26 Mar 2006 by  Szuchie  (Finds: 146  Score: 577)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 26)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

With the owners permission, Chicky and I set out to take a shot at this cache, and assess any potential danger it is in with the logging going on in the area. With us, came a brand new cacher to the cache-scene (insert big ole "I'll take credit for that" smile here...hehe ), whose caching name is still up in the air (so I'll let him log his own fun adventures).

Upon arriving in the area it looks like the loggers have really upped there level of deforestation since we were last here a couple of weeks ago, so we became very concerned about the first and second leg of the cache.

After revisiting the first leg it was very apparent that several trees (within 10 feet of the leg) had been recently cut down. This was a VERY sad moment for us because we were instructed by the cache owner to pull the cache if we believed the logging would pose a danger. Somberly, I disabled the first leg of the multi. After arriving at the second leg, we realized it was in the same danger as the first...and with great sadness pulled it (and eventually the final hide) as well.

I speak for everyone in my crew who felt this was such an amazing cache experience, in a beautiful location. Having done many caches, I have always heard of people disabling caches, and really believed I would never experience it for myself. For those who don't know, it's an awful thing. But on a very positive note, each leg was saved from destruction or disappearance, so we are very glad/honored to have preserved it for its owner.

I only hope that when the logging is complete, that the cache will return to prominence and provide great experiences like the one we had today. Thank you very much for allowing us this opportunity BP, CL and WWG. It certainly was one of the most enjoyable (and yet sad) caching experiences we have ever had.

~"Slightly Sad" Szuchie

PS - I will contact the cache owner to arrange the return of each of the cache legs.

I found it! 17 Apr 2004 by  Harv and Donna  (Finds: 152  Score: 707)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

8th of 9 Finds today 17 Apr 04 Found at 4:25 PM
Good ole Mother Nature can sure do some weird things. This sure was interesting. Thanks Jim & Peg for showing me this curious side of nature.
Harv & Donna (without Donna) Dansville, NY

Note 28 Mar 2004 by  balloonpilot and chickenlips  (Finds: 52  Score: 252.5)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 31)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I have been to the cache today and officially opened it again for the season!! I must ask that you do not drive to the final parking spot but park at N4220.284 / W07821.329 until the roads become a little more accessable. This will add about a 10 minute walk to your adventure. I guarantee that it will be 10 minutes well spent! Once the leaves start to dry out I would appreciate if the final cache could be covered up a little better. Please try and help me out on this one. I was amazed to find a lot of NICE items still in the final cache, please trade fairly. ENJOY!!

Note 13 Oct 2003 by  balloonpilot and chickenlips  (Finds: 52  Score: 252.5)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 31)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Due to the nature of this cache being on State land, I believe that closing it during the hunting season is the right thing to do. I will wait until the snow melts before opening it again as the first and second parts would be extremely difficult to find in the snow


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