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cache type Emma A (#1 in Canton, NY) cache size

by YardBoy
(Finds: 33  Score: 148)    (Hidden: 21  Score: 50)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 44° 37.337'   W 075° 13.855'
This may not be the actual cache coordinate.
Canton,   New York   13617
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 24 Jun 2001
Waypoint (Landmark): N00002
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Multi-Part
Cache size:   Normal

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

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

7/24/02: I've replaced this NaviCache after it was either vandalized or removed by grass-cutters. The river name does end in an "e" and the NaviCache is in a slight, covered cavity that shouldn't be affected by future grasscutters. I've put a U.S. flag on the NaviCache with the words: "Be an American, not a thief".

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This is an attempt to introduce Upstate NY to NaviCaching & I can't think of a better place than the small town where I went to high school. The real Emma A is a family friend & ironically, her namesake plays a role in this 2-part NaviCache.

From the starting co-ordinates, note Emma A's final day (mmddyyyy) & the highway number (nn) behind you. Be prepared to do some letter/number transformation on the name of the river in front of you where A=1, B=2, ..., Z=26. You'll work with the Clues to determine the 2nd co-ordinates, i.e. the NaviCache.

Besides the usual logbook, camera & goodies, this NaviCache contains a "hitch hiker" named Squeeky (since moved to a NaviCache in Massena, NY). Please exchange an item of equal value with one in the NaviCache & post below what you swapped.

Enjoy & start a NaviCache of your own!

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



Clues:    decode

  • Next Latitude 
    Sebz gur fgnegvat yngvghqr< fhogenpg 88zz FDHNERQ9=aa;!!9?!@@@

  • Next Longitude 
    Sebz gur fgnegvat ybatvghqr< fhogenpg 88":8FDHNEREBBG qq9:8FHZ llll99;8FHZ genafsbezrq yrggref bs evire anzr9=(9?!@@@


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CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!    decode

I found it! 31 May 2004 by  AdkDragon  (Finds: 2  Score: 6)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

Found this cache after a long day searching for a different cache up in Morristown. It was nice to find something...especially since I wasn't sure if this thing was still around. But the box was untouched...just as yardboy had left it in 2002. Still had everything in it but it was very wet. I dumped about 2 inches of water out of the box so naturally everything inside is destroyed except the big yellow rain poncho. I took the dollar bill and left a candy dispenser. I didn't sign the log book since it was too wet and very slimy...but the cache is in a good hiding place. The box itself needs a little help. Great clues to find it...no problem to plug in the numbers and go!

Note 24 Jul 2002 by  YardBoy  (Finds: 33  Score: 148)    (Hidden: 21  Score: 50)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I've replaced the missing NaviCache with a new one: small, plasticware container with log book, emergency poncho & flashlight, WheresGeorge.com dollar bill for free tracking, and a Cheap Trick CD. Enjoy (hopefully immature cache thieves will not spoil it for the rest of us).

I couldn 20 May 2002 by  Road Kill  (Finds: 54  Score: 244.5)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 55)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found the first half but the second half eluded me. Found myself short on time after two different calculation results. Then I never got a chance for a third attempt. The only real puzzle was deciding whether or not the river name ended in "E". It is not a big issue because the difference only amounts to 25 to 30 feet. So Yardboy has one on Road Kill for the moment. I may get back up there in a couple weeks.

I found it! 26 Aug 2001 by  ReservoirDogg  (Finds: 2  Score: 6)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This was the first of 2 for the day, in a cool location, though a little public. Nifty area- though I go to SLU, I've never been to that spot before. Nice cache.

I found it! 18 Aug 2001 by  jrathm09  (Finds: 3  Score: 9)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Hey, i finally found this cache with the help of my sister today after some failed attempts yesterday. I ended up first in the middle of a swamp, and then across the road from the actual location of the cache in the middle of a field. Well, i took two of the wheresgeorge dollars and left one of my own wheresgeorge dollars and a box of sparklers. Personally, I think that this cache is a little too close to civilization, but I guess if nobody's looking for it, it's hidden well enough :)

I found it! 18 Aug 2001 by  trillian  (Finds: 1  Score: 3)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

well i just heard about this from my brother when he asked me to go searching with him. and guess what we (i) found it!!! it was fun trying to figure out the actual points. and the fact that i had never used a gps before was interesting. i took a wheresgeorge bill and put it into circulation at my store, and i left a deck of cards. going on this little treasure hunt really got me interested and i hope to set up my own cache.


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