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cache type Blair Witch cache size

by Barrington
(Finds: 23  Score: 99.5)    (Hidden: 27  Score: 139)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 45.670'   W 077° 37.462'
Hemlock,   New York   14466
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 12 Aug 2001
Waypoint (Landmark): N00031
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 is a 50 cal ammo can, painted camo with black lettering. It's located within the City of Rochester Watershed property, so a visitor's permit is required, which can be picked up anytime (self service) at a kiosk at Hemlock Park, just south of Hemlock, NY on Rte 15A, (N42* 46.723', W77* 36.460') or can be downloaded (pdf file) online at:


The general air of spookiness of this area prompted the name "Blair Witch"; it reminded us of the movie. The woods gets darker and more foreboding the further in you walk; then, deep in the woods, there are several rock cairns scattered along the side of the trail with no apparent purpose; and when we returned to place the cache, it appeared some cairns we had seen on an earlier visit were gone!! And that guy in the pickup truck that drove by slowly and stared at us when we parked..... (Don't stay after dark!) ;-)

Plan an easy walk in (downhill), a harder walk out. If it's deer season, wear blaze orange, or wait till it's over.


Thanks to "Team Diver Down" (John & Sue, Abzug and Hayduke Live) for rescuing and relocating the cache after finding it vandalized by shotgun! It's in the same general area, pretty tattered, but the contents are mostly intact. A bit later in the season I'll refresh it with a new box and some new contents (if I dare go into the area;-)!

EDITED 8/4/02: I replaced the box with a new camo-painted 50 cal ammo box, and added several items to the cache. It's back in good, clean, dry, well-stocked condition.

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



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  • Starting point 
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  • Site description 
    Gur pnpur vf jvguva !@@ srrg bs gur genvy< snveyl jryy pbaprnyrq arne n snyyra gerr>

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I found it! 04 Oct 2007 by  Paleoman  (Finds: 95  Score: 428)    (Hidden: 14  Score: 60)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I have been wanting to find this cache since I started caching a little over a year ago. I love these old school hides. I decided to only work a couple of hours this morning because today was an exceptionally beautiful day for this late in the year, and I didn't want to waste it at work. I arrived early at the parking/trailhead area and there was a lot of dew on the grass so I wore my mud boots. I became concerned about halfway to the cache because so far my journey was downhill all the way which meant I would be making a continuous uphill climb on the way out. I found the well hidden cache after a quick search and I signed the logbook. I didn't see anything I wanted to trade for so I sealed the ammo can back up and hid it back into place. I noticed that the wilderness experience cache was not too far away so I decided to keep going and head to this one. Thanks for the cache and for bringing me to this beautiful area. -Paleoman52-

I found it! 13 Aug 2005 by  motionsmiley  (Finds: 71  Score: 338)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

It was a nice stroll down the trails to find this cash. The GPS was right on and we spotted it rather quickly. Nice area for a hide. The cache was in good shape. Thanks for the hide.

I found it! 11 Jun 2005 by  Wheelygood  (Finds: 103  Score: 582)    (Hidden: 21  Score: 92)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I huffed and puffed my way up to this one after kayaking over from the boat launch and finding the new Hemlock Wilderness cache. I should have looked at a topo first and avoided the steep knoll between the two gullies. I ping ponged around before finding the box. Took nothing.

Thanks for the exercise up and down the hill.


Note 05 Jun 2003 by  thingFish  (Finds: 0  Score: 0)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Hey there!
I believe I built those cairns.
Actually I have built them all over the area between the lakes.
All over the world as a matter of fact.
There are about 20 of them around the lake and the hill (bald hill).

Most of them aren't hidden but there are some interesting locations (ther is one in an ice cave in Washington state)

I think I might get myself a GPS and post a site with the locations


I found it! 06 Oct 2002 by  Blackpete  (Finds: 406  Score: 1774)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 73)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

found it at 11:10 AM. No wierd sights or sounds. Walked right to the cache. Took nothing, left nothing.

I found it! 01 Oct 2002 by  lighthouserocket  (Finds: 25  Score: 133)    (Hidden: 8  Score: 48)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

can't say as i remember the exact date was here but.. i was here non the less.. a couple weeks ago.. maybe.. found the cache without any trouble.. wasn't well hidden.. seemed to have slid a few feet down the slop.. and was upside down.... saw it fromw 20 or 30 feet away.. thought i would walk down to the water and take a look... the walk back up was a reminder that i need to quit smoking...!.. much fun was had.. thank you much.. lighthouse rocket.. and my unsuspecting cacher Jason... who has now returned to sitting in front of a computer all day.. and will probably never cache again in his life.. cheers...

I found it! 04 Aug 2002 by  Barrington  (Finds: 23  Score: 99.5)    (Hidden: 27  Score: 139)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

It only took eight months, but but I finally got to the "Blair Witch" cache site to replace the box and replenish the contents. I removed some of the items that were musty from moisture that had leaked into the box, and added several items, mostly toys and novelties, and some "Keokuk Geodes" (mineral specimens).

Since this was the first time I've been to the cache since "backspace_69" et al rescued and relocated it, I had to search it out, so I'm counting it (my own cache) as a find. ;-)

The cache is still living up to it's name. Half way to the cache at a fork in the trail, my canine caching buddy Penny sensed something she didn't like and refused to willingly go any further. We had to put the leash on her to keep her from heading back to the car, and she seemed pretty spooked for the next hundred yards or so. Wooooooo.....8-0

Thanks to everyone that helped out with this cache by removing soggy paper and plastic-bagging stuff to protect it from moisture.

I found it! 30 Jun 2002 by  Road Kill  (Finds: 54  Score: 244.5)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 55)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Road Kill was there too and as Balloonpilot & Chickenlips mentioned all was wet from condensation entering the hole on the bottom. To those that follow it is probably best to lay the box on its side until replaced or patched up.

The location is well worth visiting and can be a nice walk from the right parking spot. But that would be a spoiler if I told you where we parked.

Thank you Barrington.
Road Kill is grinning

I found it! 30 Jun 2002 by  balloonpilot and chickenlips  (Finds: 52  Score: 252.5)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 31)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We found the cache but we're really disappointed at the condition that it's in. I would really like to meet the person responsible for shooting the ammo box with the shotgun. I would probably tell him how good a shot he really is!! So...We took most everything apart, separating cardboard from cache items to weed out all the damp unecessary things and then placed everything into a zip lock bag. Roadkill did some fabricating on the box to try and close up the hole in the bottom.
We took nothing and left nothing but our signatures in the logbook. Thanks for the nice way to end our caching day.

[Modified 2002-07-01 18:54:06] by Admin

I found it! 23 Jun 2002 by  Harv and Donna  (Finds: 152  Score: 707)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

1st of 4 finds today. Donna was at the LPGA, so I took my Aunt Lois and cousin Deanne with her new Map 76 for their first go at caching. Left at 6:30 AM to try and beat the heat. Both GPS's agreed, taking us right to the cache. Aunt Lois spotted cache first. A little damp, but ok. I think it would help if cachers would replace the cache with the holes in the can down instead of up to catch the rain. Signed in, took/left nothing. Found the trail for the hike (up) backout. Even though we found cache at 8 AM, it was still a hot hike out. Think it must have been to hot for the spooks as we didn't see a soul. Thanks for the hide.

Note 05 May 2002 by  Hinge Thunder  (Finds: 106  Score: 521)    (Hidden: 16  Score: 98.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We headed off this morning to find the cache. When we got about half a
mile away from cache, the trail seemed to dissappear. My wife said she
would wait for Issaquah Puppy and I at that spot. I marked spot on GPS,
and Issaquah Puppy and I headed on. We got only about 50 feet when
my GPS flashed a low battery warning. I opened up GPS, and replaced
batteries with fresh set, but then my GPS wouldn't start up. I kept
getting a screen of random dots. Even the buttons didn't do anything. I
popped out the batteries (which were inserted correctly!), and then put
them back in, but couldn't get anything but the dots. Finally I gave up. I
got my wife, and we headed back to car. When we got back to car, I
tried the GPS, and it booted up no problem. I will come back and try this
cache again sometime in the future.

I found it! 14 Apr 2002 by  medicineman  (Finds: 17  Score: 84)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 11)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

My 7th cache and a definite learning experience. I made this 10 times harder than it needed to be by approaching from the north end of Hemlock Lake. I parked 1.17 miles North and hiked the trail. With about 3/4 mile to go the trail disappeared and I bushwacked across 8-10 steep muddy stream beds along the steep slopes of the hillside. It took 1.75 hours to get there.
If you want to try this route, stay left when you see the rock that looks like a bear. Then go uphill (right) when you see the bear that looks like a rock.

I found it! 02 Sept 2001 by  Gimpy  (Finds: 41  Score: 195)    (Hidden: 26  Score: 154)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Great spot,Barrington. Got to the cache about 11:45 this fine Sunday morning. Weather was great & so was the cache area. Nice paths to the cache.Took with us the traveller "chocolate" & left a "surfer dude" & 1 wheresgeorge bill.Signed the log & headed off to one of yor other caches.Good time. Thanks.:) --Gimpy--

I found it! 02 Sept 2001 by  HFjohn  (Finds: 6  Score: 30)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

The place is spooked!! Three things happened which I am at a loss to explain. 1) When I got to the site it was cloudy but not raining, then as soon as I opened the cache the rain started falling. And yes, you can guess. As soon as I closed up the box, it stopped. 2) Had the urge to drive South away from home when I returned to the car, and guess who lives 1/2 mi. South of the cache? The Adams Family is there on the right hand side of the road! 3) Had the urge to visit a graveyard and place a cache there - so by the time you read this or shortly afterwards, you will see The Resting Place at Bristol. Spooky, ah? Be on your guard when visiting this cache. jpfjmj@earthlink. net John

I found it! 13 Aug 2001 by  ROCKY  (Finds: 48  Score: 221)    (Hidden: 21  Score: 89)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I made this find interesting by forgetting my topo map at home this morning. I feel as if I crossed the Grand Canyon. Other than that blunder a nice area and a pleasant walk. Shaky was glad to have a visitor and decided to come along. I will let you know where he ends up. Thank you, I guess this makes us 3 for 3.


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