cache type Busy as a Beaver cache size

This cache has been retired.
Please do not look for this cache.

by TheHikers
(Finds: 27  Score: 125.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 17.5)


Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 35.358'   W 077° 59.684'
Hunt,   New York   14846
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 07 Mar 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N00156
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Normal

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

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


Maps are queued for generation.

We replaced the cache in a new location that will remove the need to cross the creek, hence preserving the dam.
This cache is in the lesser used east side of Letchworth State Park. It is an army-green 50mm ammo box with a geocache stencil on it. We stocked it with various useful items for outdoor activities, plus some fun things for the kids (large and small).

The name for this cache site will become very obvious as you get near the site -- the beavers have been VERY busy here for quite some time! When you see it, you’ll wish you’d brought your camera. This is a great place to show the kids some spectacular examples of the work of nature's original engineers. We found this area while scouting out a hike, and realized it would be a wonderful spot for a cache so that others would see this really neat area. Wander up and down the creek edge for a couple hundred feet and you'll see several examples of varying sized dams.

Parking at 42 36.114N 77 59.166W will ensure that you can get out again, but adds 2 miles to the round trip distance, and makes for a nice bit of exercise (our cache name is “the Hikers”, after all). Parking further south at 42 35.600 N 77 59.468W reduces the work to a half mile bushwack through fairly open woods, but this is not always possible as this portion of road is "seasonal" -- for good reason! When wet, it could be very difficult to get out.

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



Clues:    decode

  • Hint 1 
    Jr cynprq gur pnpur fb gung

    lbh7q unir gb pyvzo gur yvggyr

    evqtr< fb lbh7q trg gur orfg

    ivrj bs gur ornire npgvivgl>

  • Hint 2 
    Gur pnpur jnf cynpr orgjrra

    gjb gerrf qbja gur uvyy fbzrjung

    naq pbirerq jvgu fbzr ynetr

    uhaxf bs onex>  Gurer jrer

    fbzr fubgtha furyyf va gur

    nern naq jr jnagrq gb or

    fher bayl trbpnpuref sbhaq

    gur pnpur