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cache type Cole's Cliff cache size

by Cracker7M
(Finds: 35  Score: 168.5)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 22)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 35.285'   W 078° 02.085'
This may not be the actual cache coordinate.
Portageville,   New York   14536
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 18 Oct 2003
Waypoint (Landmark): N00ADE
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Multi-Part
Cache size:   Normal

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

Misc: Drinking water available. There are restrooms (water closets) available Pets are allowed. Parking is available There may be fees.


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Cole's Cliff is also known as Inspiration Point in Letchworth State Park.

In the early 1840's, while work was being done constructing the Genesee Valley Canal along the Genesee River gorge, the project engineer, Elisha Johnson had built himself a magnificent lodge on a point above the route of the canal. It was named Hornby Lodge.

One person of note to stay at this lodge, was the then well known artist Thomas Cole. He had been commissioned by the then NY state Governor William Seward, to paint a unique western NY scene. Thomas Cole chose the Middle Falls on the Genesee River. The view he chose also included the now famous Glen Iris (then just a farm house), as well as Hornby Lodge.

He chose a view point above a cliff on the opposite side of the river from the Lodge. The coords for the first stage of this multi cache are at the approximate location Cole painted his painting from. Ever since, this cliff has been known as Cole's Cliff.

The coords for the actual cache are N4235.aaa W07801.bbb

To get the value for the last three digits of the North coord, add 82 to the number of the PO Box.

To get the value for the last three digits of the West coord, subtract 4 from the last three digits of the ZIP code.

The final cache is a short distance away, and the terrain is relatively flat. I suggest taking the trail along the cliff edge and enjoying the scenery rather than beelining to the cache.

The cache container is 4 inches in diameter, but much longer, so please trade appropriately sized items.

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I found it! 19 Apr 2008 by  MapLady  (Finds: 35  Score: 131)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 24)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I found the first part before I drove across the street to the area of the orienteering event. I came back after finished the orienteering and went sytraight to the cache itself, since I had trouble earlier with the GPS staying along the cliff trail. I found the cache container, but couldn't get it open to sign the log. Thanks for the cache.

I couldn 17 Nov 2007 by  mrbillburkhard  (Finds: 1  Score: 5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

Boy Scout Troop 79 of Homer NY looked for over an hour and just could not find the first leg of this cache. The location was a wonderful view so still not a waste of time looking.

I found it! 08 May 2006 by  Paleoman  (Finds: 95  Score: 428)    (Hidden: 14  Score: 60)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This was a challenge and once I figured out the second set of coordinates, it was a challenge to maintain a signal due to heavy tree cover. Good hide and my son was with me when I finally located the cache. This was his first geocache and he claimed the prize. Things were a little damp but not bad. Funny thing about this cash was that I walked within thirty feet of it earlier in the day when my wife and I went for an afternoon walk. - Paleoman52

I found it! 15 Oct 2005 by  mrsmom  (Finds: 128  Score: 491.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 10)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I had fun with MrMon & the rest of the group finding this one. Thanks for the cache!

I found it! 01 Oct 2005 by  Szuchie  (Finds: 146  Score: 577)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 26)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Okay....so I'm like...nearly 2 years behind on my NaviCache logs...haha. I can't promise it will get any better either. :D Now...for the log! - -

Advice to future cachers....ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK YOUR MATH. haha...it could mean the difference between a mile marathon, or a 300 foot trot. Haha. Good thing we checked our math on the way and only had to contend with the 300 footer.
Awesome cache, found with no problem. LOVED the container!



I found it! 24 Sept 2005 by  motionsmiley  (Finds: 71  Score: 338)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Great hiding area and the view from the first find is great. The GPS brought us right to the spot even with the dense tree coverage. Again Smiley spotted it right off. Thanks for the hide.

I found it! 21 Apr 2005 by  Blackpete  (Finds: 406  Score: 1774)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 73)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Nice views and nice walk to the cache. Took nothing, left nothing.

I found it! 16 Apr 2005 by  skeeter123  (Finds: 13  Score: 60)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This was a fun cache that led us to some pretty areas. We took the scenic route. We met up with the Hale Gang who found the cache in spite of jumpy gps's.

I found it! 09 Nov 2004 by  rolo  (Finds: 6  Score: 23)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Was a little tricky but manageed to find it. Had a great time and great company along the way.


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