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cache type Cracker-Barrel Keepsake cache size

by Rippie
(Finds: 35  Score: 157)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 77.5)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 43° 14.009'   W 077° 36.975'
Rochester,   New York   14617
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 02 Mar 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N0013E
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Normal

Difficulty: gps gps gps (moderate)
Terrain: gps gps gps (moderate)

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


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This Cache was placed by rippie and GPS Fool (Also known as Navigator)

The cache box is on the embankment but very close to the waters edge at Rattlesnake point. The cache is not in the swamp but right at the water line border to the swamp area. Its in the base of a very rotted tree with a very healthy small tree almost growing out of it. We suggest you start at the pond in Seneca park. Its about 3/4 of a mile from there. Please stay along the river and avoid private property.

Rattlesnake Pete (Peter P Gruber)respected for his physical strength and steel-nerved courage had survived the bites of 29 rattlers and four copper-heads. He was a master of Reptitle lore which he learned from the indians. (Rochester Sketchbook by Arch Merrill printed 1946 and reprinted by the D and C). Rattlesnake point could have well been one of his caching grounds. This geocache is dedicated to Rattlesnake Pete, Rochesters most colorful citizen.

More information about Rattlesnake Pete (Peter P.Gruber) is in the Cache box along with other goodies. If you have any other information or photos of Pete we would appreciate you sharing them with us.

Huckle Buckle Beanstalk,

Rippie and GPS Fool (also known as Navigator)

As an extra bonus check out N 43 12.825 W 077 37.507 after you do the cache.

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I found it! 17 Sept 2010 by  sagefemme  (Finds: 67  Score: 299)    (Hidden: 8  Score: 33.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Listed as under new management on the other site. Glad to have visited this one. It has been on my to-do list for a very long time.

I found it! 17 Apr 2005 by  Blackpete  (Finds: 406  Score: 1774)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 73)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Nice walk to the cache. It's there under a new name - Cracker-Barrel Keepsake - Rattlesnake Pete's Cache. Same coordinates and location. Took nothing, left nothing.

I found it! 10 Sept 2004 by  Chemist Kahuna  (Finds: 5  Score: 21)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 19.5)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

This cache was, and is, a mystery. Mystery number one is why it took so long for anyone to log a visit or a find. I left early this morning to get this before work, but when I saw a car parked at the trailhead by the Seneca Park pond, I opted to drop the car off for an oil change instead. I picked it up at lunch and got a tuna sandwich and went back to the park for a long lunch hike. The cache was 1.4 miles from the pond, as the crow flies so it's not exactly a "Cache&Dash".
The trail above the river is just gorgeous. Flat and well maintained, no trash! Wonderful river views. It's actually a pretty straight shot to Rattlesnake point, with almost no up and downs. You could ride a bike to the cache site with only a few areas where you would have to walk it.

So around noon I made it to the cache area and see this upside-down tupperware container in the reeds. I open it and it's full of ants, mud and water - like it was washed down by the rain and lodged in the area. The top of the container says, "High Falls Cache" by GPS Fool Moulton and Rippie / Spring 2002. The log book is wet. I think, this must not be the right cache, this must be an accidental wash down from the High Falls area. So I look around a little, then come back and examine the cache again. I carefully peel the wet pages apart to see that the front page says "Rattlesnake Pete" cache - so it is the right one! The first entries are in 2002 - which explains why some of the more experienced cacher's didn't attempt this because they had already logged it.

The contents looked like they had been wet and muddy for some time. I cleaned up the insides a little, found what looked like the right spot to replace it, and found a dry page to sign. I took out some of the damaged contents and left a volumetric flask with beads.

The view from Rattlesnake point is worth the journey, even if the cache was less than pristine, and I wasn't exactly the FTF. Like life itself - the journey was the reward.

I'll ask the owners if I can adopt this cache and put in an ammobox with fresh contents in it. This is one of my favorite Rochester cache trails!

Mystery number two is why the cache was relisted, but in such poor shape.

Note 03 May 2003 by  Atomic Trinity  (Finds: 5  Score: 25.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Our first one of the season. We parked next to what we thought was Seneca Pond in Seneca Park, apparently that is not Seneca Pond. Our GPS said 1.55 miles from the cache...The hider said 3/4 of a mile. The walk was definitely worth it, we almost asked two teenage boys for some water, but decided against it. Thought we might get hit with a Paint ball. We took Dinky the TB, number 305797. We left a neon green golf ball. We also took some tic-tacs. Thanks for the exercise and thanks again to whomever is leaving the tic-tacs. Very refreshing!

I found it! 27 Oct 2002 by  Adventuring Lovers  (Finds: 33  Score: 158)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 4)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Great hiding spot Rippie! Nice long hike that kept me warm on a breezy cool day...the cache is in real good shape too! Took the White Buffalo TB, left a duck TB. Thanks for a fun hunt!!

1/2 the Adventuring Lovers (the wife was a little under the weather for this one today!)

I found it! 20 Oct 2002 by  Wheelygood  (Finds: 103  Score: 582)    (Hidden: 21  Score: 92)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Today was such a nice day for any activity outdoors, I'm lucky enought to love the water so that's where I headed. Put in at Turning Point and spent a hour poking along the west side and the turn around cove. Got out once to hide a cache and scared a 6 point buck into the cattails, what a racket, it must have scared it's self even more because it ended up in the river and swam to the other side. I followed it right to Pete's cache and I left it with Wilbur TB I took the other TB.
Timing is everything so thanks to Rippie I got out to enjoy a treasure this morning.


Note 19 Oct 2002 by  Rippie  (Finds: 35  Score: 157)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 77.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

The travel bugs Wilber and the White Buffalo have escaped from Pirates Treasure and made there way down river to Rattlesnake Pete`s cache. Rummor has it numerous cachers plan on trying to retreive them at day break.
Huckle Buckle Beanstalk,

I found it! 08 Sept 2002 by  loon45  (Finds: 17  Score: 82.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found it with the kayak. Looks in good shape. No snakes there. I did see one later on sunning itself on a log. great day to out on the river. hanks.

I found it! 21 Aug 2002 by  omayzing  (Finds: 5  Score: 25)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Not exactly .75 miles form the pond?... we tracked it as more like 1.5 miles (one-way) from the pond! Anyway, we made it! We did however, get a late start and ended up treking the last 20 minutes back in the DARK woods! Regardless, our family (my wife and I, our twin 15 mos old boys in back packs and our 2 Boxers) enjoyed the hike! Took nothing... left nothing.

** 5 Deer on our hike back!


Note 01 Jul 2002 by  Rippie  (Finds: 35  Score: 157)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 77.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

The cache is located on somewhat higher ground since Hinge did the cache. Take note of the new coordinates they are slightly different than the originals.

I found it! 20 May 2002 by  Hinge Thunder  (Finds: 106  Score: 521)    (Hidden: 16  Score: 98.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We found it! With all the rains, the last 30 feet were through foot deep water. There was NO WAY I was going to be that close, and go away without getting the find! I walked to the cache along the river trails, and walked back along the old Conrail Railway. Met a nice lady that lived along there, and had a nice talk/walk with her.

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

found the bonus i dont want give to much away ,so here it is there where 2 little rocks on this thing,and there was a three trunk tree behind it the four pack +1

I found it! 08 Apr 2002 by  mrsmom  (Finds: 128  Score: 491.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 10)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

3/16/02 - Second of five caches found today. Travelling with Mr Mom and now the Red M&M Dude also.

I found it! 07 Apr 2002 by  fourpack  (Finds: 68  Score: 352.5)    (Hidden: 10  Score: 52)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

well we just got back its 9;00pm we wanted a challenge so we did this at night man what a walk but gps didnt fail us we get the bonus next time we keep looking for harding ones four pack+1 we took a dollar and left one and a water globe and alight up necklace

I found it! 17 Mar 2002 by  philo  (Finds: 26  Score: 152)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 9)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

St. Pat's Day - Top of the Mornin'. Thanks for the cache! Great day, hike and views. I took a WheresGeorge $1 and 2-AA Batteries, I left one of my own WheresGeorge bills and a keychain puzzle.

I found it! 09 Mar 2002 by  Boozer  (Finds: 23  Score: 122)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

3rd of the day, this was a nice senic route. Me and my brothers where a little tired after the first two, Beautiful day but a little slippery, hard to belive its March. Took statue (my brother "Duke" is working up a collection) left 2 where's george, old where's george stamp, (Thanks Quinn) and metal calculator.

I found it! 03 Mar 2002 by  Quinn  (Finds: 75  Score: 376)    (Hidden: 34  Score: 132.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I woke up early and found this cache listed, figured it was about time I made a run at being first.
Nice long walk but well worth it as there was much to see along the way. The water front was beautiful and I also passed a waterfall to the right of me not far from the cache area. Weather was extremely windy and cold as a result. Found this cache just after the noon hour and there was nobody on any of the trails which made it a nice hike.
Your coordinates were dead on with me showing 6 ft. at the cache site. I signed your log book and took The wizard statue and left the red M&M Dude hitch hiker which has his own log book that travels with him. Inside the log book is a Where's George bill for tracking purposes, please keep it with the Log.
after sealing the cache back up and placing it as I found it I headed back. Noticed a good size cliff near the water front...made me wish the Mother-In-Law was with me! :)

Thanks for the great time! I have added pictures to this log.

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