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by WhiteUrkel
(Finds: 172  Score: 635)    (Hidden: 40  Score: 156)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 43° 03.322'   W 078° 47.881'
This may not be the actual cache coordinate.
North Tonawanda,   New York   14120
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 02 Jul 2004
Waypoint (Landmark): N01203
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Multi-Part
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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The 4th cache in Amherst's Nature View Park (the other 3 are not listed on navicache.com), this cache is findable only at night with a good flashlight.

The coords at the top of the page will not take you to the cache. They are the starting point for the cache. To find this cache, you need to go to the starting point, and follow a trail of reflective markers to find the cache, which is a .30 cal ammo box painted flat black.(camoflauged for night, get it?) This is considered a multi-cache, because you are required to go to a location (the starting point), and find the cache at another location.

Park at N 43 Deg. 03.671' W078 Deg. 48.003' (Be sure to have these coords stored in your GPSR). From the parking area, follow the only trail, which is very well defined, but unmarked, to the starting point approx. .40 miles away.

Once at the starting point, scan the woods with your flashlight in search of reflective markers on trees. Be advised there are two trails; one is a decoy. The encrypted hint, if you choose to use it, will tell you which trail is the correct one. Should you choose not to use the hint, and find yourself on the decoy trail, simply return to the starting point, and try again.

The beginning and end of the trail are well marked. In between, you will have to scan the woods with your flashlight to find the markers. After you are well on your way to the cache on the correct trail, you may find there are two trails to the cache. There is no trickery involved here, this is just a "field adjustment" both trails will take you to the cache. Once at the ending well marked tree, look for the cache within 10 ft. on the ground.

This cache was inspired by two night caches I have found in New Jersey, which I considered pretty easy. But upon field testing, it turned out to be not as easy as I was hoping for. Keep in mind the following:

The cache is not as suitable for children as I would have hoped. They should be OK, providing there are part of a large group, and well leashed at all times. There are a few items in the cache for the kiddies. Round trip distance is slightly over 1 mile.

This is standard two star terrain (bushwacking in a flat, wooded area) bumped up one star due to the factor of darkness. Note that you cross trails at a couple of points, and you can take these trails back to the starting point, which I would advise you have stored in your GPSR as a waypoint.

Bug spray is mandatory in the summer. In the spring, hip waders may be required. Expect to find mud all times of the year. Dirt bikers and ATV'ers do their best to insure the trails in Nature View Park are always muddy.

Oh yeah, and if you're intimidated by being serenaded by a chorus of coyotes off in the distance while you're out in the woods at night over .5 miles from your car, this cache is not for you!!

Once on the main trail back to your car, be sure to bear to the right at the only fork in the trail. You are close to your car at this point, but taking the left fork will put you in someones back yard.

Good luck and have fun! Watch out for those hungry screaming jackals!

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



Clues:    decode

  • Clue 1 
    Gur erny genvy vf gb gur yrsg bs gur znva genvy< nf lbh ner neevivat ng gur fgneg cbvag>


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I found it! 23 Jul 2005 by  Rayman77  (Finds: 104  Score: 393.5)    (Hidden: 10  Score: 32.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Out with Team Dakota, The Rocket Pack, and Nocturnal Urkel himself. Urk set up a great team caching adventure on this one. Would never have been able to do it by myself! Thanks for the fun and the great cache.

I found it! 21 May 2005 by  Exit Mundi  (Finds: 26  Score: 97)    (Hidden: 4  Score: 17)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Amazing geocache TWU.
For more info about my hunt visit my geocaching.com log. I love Nature View Park and look forward to coming back to find other caches.
Thanks for the fun.

I found it! 10 Oct 2004 by  mickemt  (Finds: 172  Score: 590.5)    (Hidden: 71  Score: 266)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

Another Great Cache by Urkel!!!
Took carabiner left ladies comb set.
Out with Skeeterbait2


I found it! 06 Jul 2004 by  strikeforce_sunset  (Finds: 45  Score: 177)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 23)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

Log date 07/04/04 started at dusk, finished 10:45 pm.
I teamed up with Boz to try and do this Night Cache. It was our first "Official" night cache. I've done some regular caches at night, but, none like this. You did an awesome job (you creep ;) LOL ), setting this up. I used up several lights, including a 2 mil. Candle power night-sun rechargeable doing this. Glad I carry extra flashlights and batteries. We got following the marks ok, except, Can you say the "WRONG" way. Can you say, DARK! Oh such an understatement! We looked in that area for almost 45 min. burning up batteries and ourselves. We checked several hiding spots, and tried to find more markers. Finally, I decided to backtrack and find the split. Once I found it, I called out to Boz, to come up to where I was. I had him stay at the split till I found the next two markers. We made it to the end ( you’ll know it when you get there, especially after going the wrong way. As I started to scan the area, Boz discovered it! BINGO can you Huckle-Buckle! No Doubt, you put a lot of hard work into this cache! Thanks for the time and effort. This is a Must Do Night Cache. The only slight disappointment was not getting to hear the coyotes howl ! I guess the noise we made ;) kept them at bay? Note: To anyone attempting to do this cache, bring back up batteries and make sure to mark the trail markers. Do not attempt to bushwack back to your car! It is totally impossible! We tried it, and the vegetation and trees are way to thick! Be fore warned from experienced cachers. Thanks for the Hunt, Great WhiteUrkle, this will be so memorable! T/ mini flashlight – just in case we needed it, --not to mention-- bruised shin, a bump on the head (header), and a thorn in the hand just steps from the trail exit, and the fun memories - caching with Boz. ----- L/ 2 WG$ and a Geocoin , and many tracks. Strikeforce1 *out-and-about* Teamed up with Boz
BTW: If you want to see good pic of WhiteUrkel check out the attached pic --it's him (the bald headed guy) doing all the fun stuff LOL ;) SF1

[Modified 2004-07-07 22:47:01]

[Modified 2004-07-07 23:43:58]

  cameraThe Great WhiteUrkel - himself

I found it! 04 Jul 2004 by  RussandKim  (Finds: 1  Score: 6)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

Russ and I were searching for our first geocache and found one not too far from home...Nature at night was quite a challenge! I couldn't believe how well hidden it was! definately a hunt for the markers with the rain causing there to be many more shiny spots on the trees! it was hard to se the tacks..DEFINATELY mark your waypoints to get back to your car!in the dark it is next to impossible to see a path anywhere unless it is right under your feet!

anyways..despite torrential downpours, tank traps along the pathways from the mud and the most ferocious mosquitoes i have EVER encountered...we found the cache in about 35 minutes! our garmin was a little off track, or could it be because this was our first official cache and our first time using the darned thing??? but it basically got us headed in the right direction...i am glad we left the kids home as the puddles and darkness would have been to much for them...remember the "Blair Witch Project?" The venture was also shrouded in shades of The 'Nam. Since it was the 4th of july and in the midst of a HUGE thunder storm, it seemed that we were fumbling our way into the unknown Asian forest in the dark and the rain with explosions to the left of us and to the right of us. A little un-nerving. Nothing like being in the woods inthe middle of the night not knowing where you are... as for the coyotes, i think they were too busy trying to stay dry, we saw only one runny babbit,but i am sure a whole score of critters saw us....and smelled us with the bug spray we kept bathing in! aside from a couple sitting in their car having a snack, no muggles around at all..could it have been the rain?

well, the truth is, we are definately hooked! we will be doing this again! and first finders on our first try! left a feather mask, matchbox car, brass finger cymbals, took an army keychain and a small flashlight!
[Modified 2004-07-07 07:36:18]


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