cache type Blair Witch cache size

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

  

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
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!

Comments:

Maps are queued for generation.

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:

www.ci.rochester.ny.us/watershedpermit.htm.

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.

EDITED 1/27/02: NEW COORDINATES!

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:

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
NOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLM

!"#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?
123456789:;<=>?@!"#$%&'()*+,-./

Clues:    decode

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  • Site description 
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