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cache type Down but not out cache size

by balloonpilot and chickenlips
(Finds: 52  Score: 252.5)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 31)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 20.867'   W 078° 20.706'
Franklinville,   New York   14737
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 31 Mar 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N001E1
Open Cache:  Personal use only
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!

We highly recommend that you do not visit this cache

site during hunting season (mid Oct - mid Dec). The first mile of the roadway is posted

property on both sides, please respect the landowners rights.

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

State Forest Land on Clark Rd in Lyndon. Roads are not always drivable but walking is relatively easy.

Two co-ordinates are available for parking, one for good weather, one for bad. The good

weather parking spot is located at N 42 20.602 W 078 21.324 and is approximately a 1 mile

walk to the cache. The bad weather parking is at N 42 20.562 W 078 22.130 and is

approximately 1.7 miles from the cache. The road is drivable with 4WD most of the time but

the 1.7 mile walk is worth the effort. We highly recommend that you do not visit this cache

site during hunting season (mid Oct - mid Dec). The first mile of the roadway is posted

property on both sides, please respect the landowners rights. Once you've entered the State

Forest Land, please note some of the old foundations from days gone bye. Take some time

and do some browsing!! The cache is a retired 50 cal ammo can filled with several items and a

new travel bug. There is also a camera included for cachers to identify themselves. We will

post these pictures on the site in due time.

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



Clues:    decode

  • HAVE FUN!!! 

    Hasbeghangryl< lbh ner abg ng gur pnpur1

    Abj gung lbh7ir ernpurq gur uhagref xabool crepu

    Hfr lbhe pbzcnff naq lbh fubhyq frnepu

    Snpvat Jrfg nf lbh yrnir gur gerr

    Gnxr svsgl svir cnprf ng gjb uhaqerq gjragl qrterrf>

    Gur pnpur pna or sbhaq vs lbh fpbhg ol erzrzorevat gur cuenfr< qbja ohg abg bhg1

NoteAdd a Log Entry

CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!    decode

I found it! 17 Apr 2008 by  Paleoman  (Finds: 95  Score: 428)    (Hidden: 14  Score: 60)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This was my sixth find of the day and it was one of the best locations I had seen all day. I had just completed "Weather or Not" and I was really looking forward to see where I would go next in this forest. The day couldn't have been more perfect for caching, the temps were in the 70's and the sky was bright blue with no breeze. Also there were really no bugs or vegetation to deal with, (I dealt with all the prickers at the last cache). As I hiked to the cache I kept my eyes open for any shed deer antlers but was unable to spot any. This was a nice down hill hike and the forest was so open and the leaves were dry and very crunchy. I got really lucky on this find, which by the way was very well hidden, as I was making my way to ground zero I found the cache and didn't have to use the hint. This was an awesome cache placement and another classic hide by a charter member. You charter members really know how to pick a great spots and how to really hide a cache. I signed the log book and checked out the swag, but I didn't make any trades. I hid this back into its spot and I concealed it really well so the next cacher may have to search a bit to find this one. Thanks for the great adventures you proved with your two "Old School" caches! I really enjoyed my day here. -Paleoman52-

I found it! 05 Mar 2006 by  Szuchie  (Finds: 146  Score: 577)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 26)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Chicky and I were in Franklinville today to watch some hockey, and decided afterwards to head into the hills to find this cache.
The hardest part was finding where we were supposed to be...since I don't have topo loaded into my GPS and am not familiar with the whose-who of Lyndon's back roads we definitely did a couple of u-ees trying to get to the parking cords.

Since Chicky's truck is heavy on cuteness and light on rugged dirt-road snow boggin' we parked at what affectionately became known as the "bad" parking cords. Haha, bad as in MUCH farther away. But as the cache description says, it really was worth the longer walk. There is some beautiful country back there and we very much enjoyed it.

Near the cache hide we entered the woods a little prematurely which allowed us to walk through the stunning pine forest. Eventually we were able to get in the right direction only to find a creek bed standing in our way...haha, oh well. We are trained professionals right?!?!?!? Haha!

Chicky made quick work of the cache and had it found in seconds. What a caching experience! We had a little bit of everything on this one (which in itself is another more strange and odd cache log....hahahaha). Thanks for a great spot in the middle of the wilderness!

To honor such a fun and "secluded" cache we dropped off Junglehair's Traveling NY GeoCoin as we feel we've monopolized enough of its valuable time. Its a great looking coin, so hopefully this will encourage cachers to stop by and experience this great cache.

Thanks for the adventure!


PS - There looks like there is some logging going on in the immediate vicinity, but I don't believe it will affect this cache at all...just something to keep an eye on for sure.

I found it! 14 Jul 2002 by  Harv and Donna  (Finds: 152  Score: 707)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

2nd of 2 finds today. Found at 3:00 PM
We were able to drive to within .2 mile of cache, enjoying the beautiful woods all the way. No trouble finding the first part. And then I impressed (wink) Donna with my compass and navigating skills to get us close to the cache. Donna spotted a likely place but didn't see the cache. Again I impressed her (wink) with my keen eyesite when I found it where she had just looked. Took our picture #20 with cache camara. Logged in and Donna traded a whistle with a compass and thermometer on it for the train whistle. Thanks for the interesting twist to a nice hide.
Harv & Donna

I found it! 16 Jun 2002 by  Road Kill  (Finds: 54  Score: 244.5)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 55)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found the "Down But Not Out" cache, first of three finds today. Would never have found it without the clue. Luckily, Bug Splatter decoded the clue before venturing out. Didn't quite believe the "Four-wheeler Road" warning until well committed. We were lucky to get through on a rainy day.

Traded a combination lock for a tin whistle. Took picture #22 on the cache camera capturing Road Kill and Bug Splatter on the scene.

Road Kill is grinning. Bug Splatter is not muddy yet and still up for caching. On to Gnomes Lair. Hee Hee.
[Modified 2002-06-16 16:43:43]

Note 08 Apr 2002 by  balloonpilot and chickenlips  (Finds: 52  Score: 252.5)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 31)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

The Ms. M&M Imposter is now located in this cache... hurry up, It's cold out there!!!

I found it! 06 Apr 2002 by  ROCKY  (Finds: 48  Score: 221)    (Hidden: 21  Score: 89)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Great job guys! I did not park at the area you mentioned, but came in from the other direction. Still did .8 mile hike each way. I used 4 different GPS units to get there and find the cache, talk about heaven. While driving the V and color map StreetPilot guided me thru the back roads of Allegany County. Getting there is half the fun. Even got autorouted to a bridge over the mighty Genesee that has been closed for some time. On the hike to the cache area GPS III Plus in one hand eMap in the other. Loved doing the last bit with the compass, your instructions were dead on! The cache was well done, I could see you put some time and effort to make it very nice. Posed for a picture with Redd Rider, as he was leaving with me and wanted you to have your favorite Cacher and Travel Bug together so you can frame it for your wall. Thank you for making your first one a real good one, enjoyed being first, and I think Redd Rider is on his way!!
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Note 04 Apr 2002 by  balloonpilot and chickenlips  (Finds: 52  Score: 252.5)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 31)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Welcome to our first cache... We have placed a new travel bug in this cache. His name is Redd Rider and he has a quest!!

  cameraRedd Rider


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