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by Barrington
(Finds: 23  Score: 99.5)    (Hidden: 27  Score: 139)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 43° 04.823'   W 077° 48.806'
Clifton,   New York   14428
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 08 Nov 2001
Waypoint (Landmark): N000C6
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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The cache is a .30 cal ammo can, painted green with "Geocache" stenciled on the sides in brown. Contents include the usual log book, some small hand tools, collectibles, odds and ends, and also contains some pretty big money. It's located in the town of Chili (near the Riga border) in Black Creek Park, near the north end. The cache is within 40 feet of the trail, down a well used deer track. The terrain is easy, the trails are mostly wide and grassy, and slopes are gentle; in the winter the cache can be reached on skis. One caution, the cache is placed under a very thorny hawthorn tree, so be careful not to get scratched or punctured while retrieving it.

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I found it! 31 Dec 2005 by  motionsmiley  (Finds: 71  Score: 338)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This was our first find of the day. Thanks for the hide.

I found it! 22 Jan 2004 by  OurWoods  (Finds: 76  Score: 294.5)    (Hidden: 26  Score: 101)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found this one with copious amounts of SNOW on the ground. Snowshoed in. Quite fun, thanks!

I found it! 05 Jan 2004 by  ScouterMark  (Finds: 60  Score: 255)    (Hidden: 9  Score: 25.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Monday, 2:00pm
My first find of 2004. I've been wanting to do this one for a long time as it is so close to my home. I great walk to take anytime of the year. Found the cache just off the trail with no problems. Swapped Where's George bill. TNLNSL.

aka M of MEGSA
(This was my brother's first cache find on 4/28/03)

I found it! 29 Jun 2003 by  The Instigators  (Finds: 12  Score: 55)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found the cache with no problems. Path is a little overgrown, but passable. Met another couple on one of the paths, but think they were just out for a stroll! Signed the log book. Took nothing, left nothing.

Note 21 Jun 2003 by  SmithCo  (Finds: 5  Score: 21.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
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Ok, now it's getting tricky. It was time for the youngest to lead us. There was slight rebellion amoung the troups as we took the wrong trail, got lost and wandered through mud. Found another trail...same result...Found the right trail and felt the exaltation of success! It was a great adventure! Left an M&M matchbox car and mini squirt gun. Took Yo-yo and bookmark.

I found it! 14 Jun 2003 by  SmithCo  (Finds: 5  Score: 21.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

oops, forgot to mark this a find.

I found it! 04 May 2003 by  goewey27  (Finds: 11  Score: 50.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Very nice park. We parked very near the cache but took the wrong trail but the deer led us to it. Wish I had a map of the park to better know the trails. Thanks for the find.

I found it! 28 Apr 2003 by  BrotherChooch  (Finds: 14  Score: 56)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
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Monday, 5:45PM
This was my first "real" cache. One week ago, I accidently found a cache on Wilson Mountain in Dedham, Mass. After having heard about geocaching, stumbling upon that one got me interested.
I've owned a GPSr (eTrex) for a while, and use it for trips. Now I can use it to search for treasure.

Hawthorn looked okay, but some contents were damp, and it was found a good ten feet from the tree. I placed it back at the base of the tree.

The hike was fun. It had been a while since I'd been in BC park. I'm looking forward to find all the caches there.

Now, just to find a place where I can place a cache...

[Modified 2004-06-09 10:01:43]

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

Found this one this afternoon about 4:45 pm. I unintentionally bushwacked in... as by the time I realised I was going in the wrong way, it was too close to turn around. The cache is in good shape. Nice hide... but be careful heading in to grab the cache. I slipped a bit when heading in the last few feet, and buried a thorn in my hand... Owieeeeeeeee! There big, so they *really* hurt.... but at least they're easy to pull out. Took nothing... left the QSL.

I found it! 04 Nov 2002 by  Lone Musketeer  (Finds: 7  Score: 30)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Took a day off with my husband and we decided to go caching once it stopped raining. We really enjoyed this one, even though we took the wrong trail and tried to bushwack through a swamp. We back tracked and got on the right trail, and finally found it. We will be back to find the rest, but had to leave to pick up the kids from school. Thanks for the hide.

I found it! 26 Oct 2002 by  cenobite07  (Finds: 82  Score: 384)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 35.5)
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This was my last find of the day.

I tried walking directly from Morgan's Adventure to this one using existing trails and crossing through the open woods. I got to see lots of open woods with many squirrels and a couple of big deer before I realized it wasn't possible. There was marsh on 3 sides of me and I was still .31 miles away. I was so deep in the woods I had to use morgan's adventure as a waypoint to get back out. This park is a lot bigger than I thought it was.

Since I got skunked on another of Barrington's hides today I was determined to find this one!

Once I got back to the truck and figured out where to go to park, I found it pretty quickly. There are tons of deer and rabbits on and around the trails.

I took the corn chips (yes, I was that hungry by then and the seals were all still good), and a bunch of empty gum and candy wrappers and left a poncho and gloves. The paper contents of this one are starting to get a little damp.
[Modified 2002-10-28 18:35:33]

I found it! 18 Oct 2002 by  Pinky and the Brain  (Finds: 9  Score: 37.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Brain and I located in 17 minutes.
Took nothing, left nothing.

I found it! 08 Oct 2002 by  She  (Finds: 126  Score: 552.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

What a nice walk for a beautiful fall afternoon. Thanks for the warning about the thorns but I was still wounded on the way in to get the cache. Took nothing, left nothing.
Thanks for the hide.

(She of SueShe)

I found it! 09 Aug 2002 by  Harv and Donna  (Finds: 152  Score: 707)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

7th of 8 finds today 9 Aug 02 Found at 5:30PM
Thought this would be an easy one. Parked at suggested coords. only .23 mile to cache found trail head came to fork in trail took one cache getting farther away backtracked took the other one cache getting farther away stuck with it 1/3 mile hoping trail would turn toward cache until cache was straight behind me backtracked and took 1st trail again cache getting farther away stuck with it and trail finally started coming around and getting closer to cache. Finally found the cache although cords. brought me to another tree 25 feet away. Signed log, took/left nothing. Thanks Mr. And Mrs. B for a real tough one, for me at least.
Harv & Donna (without Donna)

I found it! 15 Jun 2002 by  Rippie  (Finds: 35  Score: 157)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 77.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Yep, was a nice hide and a good search to find it. Guess i should have looked at one of those park maps. But got their made my swap and found the car again.
Huckle Buckle Beanstalk,

I found it! 21 Apr 2002 by  TheHikers  (Finds: 27  Score: 125.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 17.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We found this a month or so ago, and forgot to post it. Gotta get those points up -- how anal can you get? (at least it beats sitting at home "Google Whacking" on the computer).

I found it! 14 Apr 2002 by  fourpack  (Finds: 68  Score: 352.5)    (Hidden: 10  Score: 52)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

got really wet on this one ,we had to go home to put on some dry clothes.we took the bouncing balls and the coupons , we left a george dollar and a poem ...thanks fourpack

I found it! 30 Mar 2002 by  Hinge Thunder  (Finds: 106  Score: 521)    (Hidden: 16  Score: 98.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Took us a while to find the way to the cache. We first walked this way, then that way, and then back the first way. Then we started trying to make our way straight to the cache through the swamp, but then turned around. Issaquah Puppy and I eventually found our way around the swamp. 40 feet from what trail?

I found it! 17 Mar 2002 by  Blackpete  (Finds: 406  Score: 1774)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 73)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This one took some time to find. We entered from the main entrance and after finding 3 other caches were pretty tired. We decided to move the car to the location in the hint. The trails switch back and forth and always seem to take you in the wrong direction. Realizing the reeds wouldn't work we turned right after the bridge and bushwhacked to the location. After reading the log we realized there must be a trail nearby - and there was one within 20 feet!!! It would help to get a trail map for this park before heading out. Took nothing, left nothing.

I found it! 24 Feb 2002 by  Bitmaster  (Finds: 21  Score: 98)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 9)
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First of three caches for us today! We got a good start on our mud baths by trudging through the paths here at the park. We made things worse for ourselves by taking the wrong turn on one of the paths & had to backtrack. I should've listened to my 9-year old son!
Once we got back on track, the cache was easy to find! We took the audio book, mini-flashlight, computer game, and a couple of small kids toys & filled it back up again with some other kid goodies.
We had a great time! You don't get a good idea of just how big this park is until you get lost on the paths!

I found it! 15 Jan 2002 by  Kayaker  (Finds: 32  Score: 152)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 4)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

B, Mrs. B and P,
This is our 2nd cache today and we have been having a great time. My Brother-in-law and niece have been to this park many times, but this is my first. What a great park. We signed the log, took a yoyo and hand warmer, and left a mini screw driver, and a travel deck of playing cards.

Thanx for a great cache,
Mark, Samantha, and Kayaker

I found it! 28 Dec 2001 by  ROCKY  (Finds: 48  Score: 221)    (Hidden: 21  Score: 89)
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This was a nice walk and we were surprised in reading the logbook that some of the earlier cachers had a hard time with this one. We used the main trail most of the way and then the deer led us to your Hawthorn tree. The beautiful stone house at your nearer parking coordinates gave us a opportunity to get a great picture with our new digital camera. Thanks again for a good hide and they are still fun even when you are not first.

I found it! 19 Dec 2001 by  Gimpy  (Finds: 41  Score: 195)    (Hidden: 26  Score: 154)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Great cache adventure, Barrington. Not as cut & dried as it would appear. Took a couple of wheresgeorge bills & left a couple more.Had a good time. Thanks. --Gimpy--

I found it! 18 Nov 2001 by  banjo  (Finds: 28  Score: 137)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Clear, crisp morning - mid 40's - 10:30 AM. We made this one a lot harder than it should have been. We bush-wacked for a tenth of a mile on deer paths only to come out on a trail (lesson learned: if the GPS is still reading in tenths of a mile to the destination, stay on the trail and don't worry about the shortest distance between point A and B). We sent the 6 yr old (short guy) as the lead scout with my wife bringing up the rear to hold back the branches from wacking the sleeping baby in the back pack. Unfortunately she got wacked in the lip. Back on the trail and planning on staying there, we arrived at the site. More bushwacking - no luck. Back out on the trail to re-group. Gave the baby to mom and then circled the coordinates with the 6 yr old. Finally dove into the thick stuff and found the box. Sent the little guy under the limbs to retrieve it. Took some marbles and left a yo -yo. This one was some work, but since it was our 2nd find this morning we were happy. Went back to play on the playground.

I found it! 10 Nov 2001 by  Quinn  (Finds: 75  Score: 376)    (Hidden: 34  Score: 132.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

ACK! Still pulling whats left of a 3 inch thorn out of my @$$. Caron said it all, we got greedy and made more of this adventure than we bargained for. If you trust your eyes and your feet from the get-go you will do well with this adventure. I on the other hand had a quick moment of dumbness befall me and that was that. I nenver realized just how big this park really is until today. We found this cache around 2pm and the weather was very nice with clear sky and warm temps. We kicked up a couple doe on the way in and also a nice sized forked buck not too far from the Cache itself. My GPS that I was using (Garmin IIIPlus) showed me to be 6 feet from the Cache when I had it sitting on top of the container, so I would say your coordinates were dead on. I left a " wheres George" bill which I am not certain if I even entered it now that I ink about it, so if you find it and it does not take on the George website please be sure to e-mail me at gqstone@rochester.rr.com and I will quickly enter it so that your report will show. I also added a very nice audio book that is three hours long. Great for those ling drives.
thanks for keeping me on my toe's today.

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I found it! 10 Nov 2001 by  Caron  (Finds: 73  Score: 350)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 6)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

this could have been a real easy one, but we had to take a "short cut" turned out to be more than we bargined for.
this cache will be very hard to find in the summer time. kite wizard beat us to it. that didnt make us feel any better. but it was a great walk and we (quinn and me)had a nice afternoon. left some wheresgeorge dollars and some dennys coupons. caron


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