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cache type The Fellowship of the Ring cache size

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

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 09.374'   W 080° 07.428'
This may not be the actual cache coordinate.
Erie,   Pennsylvania   16507
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 09 Feb 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N0011F
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Multi-Part
Cache size:   Normal

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

Misc: Drinking water available. There are restrooms (water closets) available Pets are allowed. Parking is available No fees!


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

“Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie,
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.”

The Dark Tower has been rebuilt and Sauron’s power has been spreading far and wide. The Dark Lord falsely believed that the One Ring had been destroyed but he has learned that it still exits, and he is seeking it. If he recovers it he will have the strength and knowledge to beat down all resistance, break the last defenses, and cover all the lands in a second darkness. He also knows that it is in the Shire and that Baggins possesses it. You must help Frodo flee the Shire and head to Rivendell for the council of Elrond. If you fail in your quest, middle-earth as we know it shall be no more and Sauron will rule forever, making slaves of all the free creatures of this world.

You've read the books, You've scene the movie, Now live the adventure!!!

Each cache location will contain a multiple-choice question that you must correctly answer to get the next location. This cache could take you anywhere from several hours to several days. The terrain is relatively easy but there is a good amount of hiking (hence the higher terrain rating; but it is split up by driving, biking, rollerblading, or however you decide to move from trail to trail.) involved.
ALL QUESTIONS REFER TO J.R.R. TOLKIEN’S “FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING.” If you can’t find one of the caches chances are you picked the wrong answer.

We highly recommend you have a map of the trails, you can obtain one free of charge at the Park Office/Ranger Station.

ONE OTHER IMPORTANT THING TO NOTE IS THAT ALL CACHES ARE RELATIVELY CLOSE TO THE TRAIL, you should not have to bushwack through brush, prickers, fragile plants, or anything else to get to them. Presque Isle is a fragile area so please respect it. Do not break branches, litter, or bushwhack to get these caches. Always scout around to find the best way in and please remove any trash you find along the trails.

You are under no obligation to hunt this cache. Like any outdoor sport or activity (hiking, backpacking, mountain biking) Geocaching involve risk to both persons and property. There are many variables including, but not limited to, legal concerns, weather, fitness level, terrain features and outdoor experience, that must be considered prior to seeking a Cache. It is the responsibility of the searcher to be familiar with the conditions in the area to be searched, to adequately prepare for those conditions, and to conduct oneself safely and responsibly and remain within his or her personal abilities and limitations. Children should be well supervised. By attempting this cache you acknowledge the above conditions and agree to hold the cache placers/webpage creator non-liable for any events, which may occur and agree to provide this disclaimer to anyone with whom you share this information. In no way shall the cache placers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, or consequential damages arising of or anyway connected with the seeking of this cache or the information contained on this page. Cache seekers assume all risks involved in seeking this cache.

There is the danger of Ticks and mosquitoes (no midges though :) ). I strongly recommend taking measures to prevent Tick bites.

This is a themed cache, therefore all trade items need to be Tolkien related.

Good luck, the fate of middle-earth lies in your hands!
The Gamehenge Rangers.

ps. The first location is on Duck Pond Trail!!

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



Clues:    Do you normally cheat?

  • The first location 
    Search where a hobbit would hide

  • First location hint 2 
    Find the big fallen over tree on the north/west side of the trail. It's roots make a little "shelter" it's in there.

  • Only help I can really offer for the other locations 
    I highly recomend reading the book. If you get stuck leave a message on the website (indicating the question # you are stuck on, do not write the question) and I will get in touch with you.

NoteAdd a Log Entry

CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!   

I found it! 03 Jan 2007 by  TeamDotOne  (Finds: 4  Score: 18.5)    (Hidden: 38  Score: 100)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

A brave new fellowship of NEOGeo cachers was formed and a quest brought before them. This new fellowship was made up of a wonderfully bright squire (Arby Gee) who obtained the necessary knowledge to allow the fellowship to move forward through the quest, a young Enchanted Blue Heron who devinely navigated the fellowship through the perils, and two aspiring hobbits (Mr & MrsDotOne) who assisted the fellowship battle all the foes and elementals along the way and aide in navigation and documentation of the journey.

So...go forth, and solve The Fellowship of the Ring, and should you be successful in the completion of this challenge, then all of Middle Earth shall be saved.

The new NEOGeo fellowship meet in the previously assigned meeting place outside the Shire in Lakewood, OH, and ventured forth towards what would become the promised land. We arrived at the beginning of our quest at 11:53am, and were successful in the queries all the way through the quest, coming upong the Final cache location at 3:53pm (a full 4 hours we required). We answered no query incorrectly, but were curious as to what the 'boo boo' caches looked like (thats MrDotOne's name for the wrong answer cache locations), so after our quest was completed we purposely sought and found a 'boo boo' cache nearby another cache on the Isle.

We all have basically the same thing to say, WOW what a wonderful cache and what a gorgeous day to be out doing this challenge (here it is January 3rd - can you believe it?!?!?). This has to be one of the finest quests out there today, and we thoroughly enjoyed the entire journey. Thank you Mike for the time and effort put into such a cache.

On a final note, like other cachers before us, we found it extraordinarily helpful to have a Trails map with us.

L: Hand-painted Gandalf and evil one lead statues, T: Keychain, SL (and quilt). TFTC!!!

I found it! 15 Aug 2005 by  Rev Mike  (Finds: 32  Score: 128.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Finished this one with Nord128, and Dr.Rx of Team NOVA.
Ms. Moneypenny was along for some of the search.

I needed those guys to help figue this one out.

Great multi taking you all over the park.

- Rev Mike

I found it! 31 Jul 2004 by  dr_clean  (Finds: 1  Score: 7.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Arrived in Presque Isle at 7:00 pm Friday night, found the first 3 stages by 8:30. Had to abandon the hunt until morning due to the park closing regulations (the fbl with 1,000,000 candlepower tends to draw attention!). Completed the next day accompanied by my 22 yr old son Benevir (the "meta-geek"), MsKardiac and her 8 yr old son Casper the cache Kid.
Excellent multi, enjoyed the Monty Python and Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy references immensely. Took nothing, left a Bilbo Baggins metal figure suitable for painting, signed the log and posed for photos.
Thanks for the cache.

I found it! 04 May 2003 by  SerenityNow  (Finds: 1  Score: 7.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This has to be the most well planned cache ever. It is the BEST! Truly, it is our favorite so far, without a doubt. We took approximately 3.5 hours to complete it. The caches are all well placed and in good shape.

At the final site we were certain we all heard the Black Riders approaching. Unless we are wrong, they were chasing the shadow that we saw darting away from the cache. Could it have been Frodo? Perhaps it was! In any event, the cache can spark the imagination of any Tolkien lover into believing they saw anything along the trails.

We know one thing for sure... the Black Riders will be back soon, for in this cache is now the Ring of Sauron! Someone needs to hurry and claim it and keep it moving until MikeChmi places the final cache in the trilogy. Only then, when it is thrown in the Crack of Doom, will Middle Earth truly be safe from the dark powers that threaten the land!

To commemorate our visit we took a Gandolf button.

Thanks for an event we will never forget. We will be eagerly awaiting the next cache!

Tom & Anna Mary
North Royalton, Ohio

I found it! 07 Jul 2002 by  SueShe  (Finds: 54  Score: 226)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Completed this cache on the 4rth of July week-end. What a riot! We made 2 mistakes, but quickly recovered from our errors. We reeked of insect repellent, but it seemed better than the tick alternative, although we seemed to have brought a couple home as souvenirs. Traded cd's and left our words. Great time was had by all!

I found it! 11 May 2002 by  Hike n Go Seekers  (Finds: 1  Score: 7.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This was a great multi-cache! We had a lot of fun. We were lucky to answer all the questions correctly or we would have been going the next day in the rain. The hiding places were great. We can't wait until the next one. Thanks for a great cache!

I found it! 16 Mar 2002 by  Hiltonfamily  (Finds: 52  Score: 245)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 23)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Whoa!!! Simply the BEST!! This was a great adventure and an extreemly well planned and exicuted series of caches! We arrived in Erie on 3/15 and spent the weekend. The multicache we completed with 2 children, in one day. Great area, wonderful park and the weather was envigorating. :)

I don't want to ruin this experience for any one else by accidentally giving hints away so I'll just log some of the comments that members of our family made while caching.

Oh man! That's the best hiding spot. Wish we had it by us. Stay on the trails or you'll encounter thorn peril as butterfly girl did I just can't move. We encountered a butterfly Dragon just after Butterfly girl said how long did the hobbits walk?. Come and look at this! COOl it's way in there!. Ticks like the Fellow Ship of the Ring as much as I do. It was stuck on the book. No one's laughing about tick spray now What I said after I flung the tick out the window. Oh Man! That camogrear is great stuff!. This is some terrific artwork!. HOw many more.......picture the butterfly dragon again....Then she discovered the last cache. And I wanted more...........

The cache box was in excellant shape. We took out a Tolkien music CD, a Tolkien game CD and the one Ring (it hasn't left my son's finger since). In kind we replaced these with 2 Stridors, 1 Galadriel, and a Hobitized Oscar the travelor. Thanks for the excellant adventure.
Hilton Family

Note 14 Mar 2002 by  MikeChmi  (Finds: 27  Score: 135)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 40.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

In anticipation of the Hilton Family coming in and the first stages of the Tolkien Quilt I updated the cache a bit. I've added some more CD's to it (Anyone ever hear Spock sing about hobbits?, so bad it's good).
In addition with spring coming and more people hitting the trails. We've gotten camoflauge for a couple of the sites that stuck out more. Please make sure you camo them back up when your done and that nothing is sticking out. We also left a camera if it ever get's filled we'll put the pictures on the as of yet unmade website.

Gamehendge Ranger

ps USE tick spray, I pulled 3 ticks off myself just while I was making the updates!

I found it! 24 Feb 2002 by  joeld  (Finds: 4  Score: 22.5)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 4.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

After 2 trips and a total of 4 hours I found the cache and was rewarded by being the first visitor. This was a very enjoyable cache. I have roller bladed and kayaked at the Peninsula for years but never really explored the trails much. Definately give this one a try!


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