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

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 43° 06.239'   W 077° 54.411'
Clifton,   New York   14428
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 11 Apr 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N001F1
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Normal

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

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

This cache is located near Black Creek in Churchville Park (Churchville, NY, west of Rochester). It’s in an undeveloped area at the western end of the park, and can be reached on land or by watercraft.

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You’d have to be over 50 or a fan of 1960’s pop music to fully appreciate the name of this cache. The area is abundant in wildlife, including a resident flock of rather belligerent Canada geese near the cache, who will protest your presence loudly.

The cache is a .30 cal ammo box painted camouflage and marked "Navicache", and is only moderately concealed in some brush near a deer trail, close to Black Creek. Access to the area is via the old New York Central railroad bed, which is part of the park. A little bushwhacking is necessary at the end to reach the cache, no more than a couple hundred feet through some light dogwood shrubbery. If at any point it looks like you need to wade, try a different route; you can stay dry all the way.

PLEASE NOTE: There is an area of private property (creekside cottages and houses) within the park, please DO NOT take a shortcut down their private road; you can pick up the trail near Buffalo Road (Rte. 33) at 43 06.172’N, 77 53.774’W.

The railroad bed is a snowmobile trail in the winter, and is sometimes used (illegally) by ATV’s in other seasons. It’s also apparently ignored by the park maintenance crew, so if you’re into “cache in, trash out”, bring some BIG bags, maybe a wheelbarrow!

The cache contains items mostly pertinent to its location, including an emergency blanket, a compass, a kid’s poncho, and a CD of Handel’s “Water Music”. A last minute addition was a nifty “Caching hat” that would be good to keep the rain off, but will also make anyone wearing it while walking through the woods holding two GPS’s in front of them look suitably dorky (I wear one, and I am told it does). ;-)

The terrain is easy, round trip is less than two miles, it should be Kid and Senior friendly.

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



Clues:    decode

  • Parking and trail access 
    Gur orfg fcbg gb cnex vf ng gur obng ynhapu ba Cnex Ebnq> Jnyx FJ nobhg !@@ lneqf npebff gur tenffl svryq gb ernpu gur genvyurnq> Be ynhapu lbhe pnabr naq urnq jrfg>

  • End Game 
    Jura lbhe TCF fnlf gur pnpur vf fgenvtug abegu< jnyx n pbhcyr uhaqerq srrg snegure orsber yrnivat gur EE orq genvy>

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CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!    decode

I found it! 02 Oct 2005 by  motionsmiley  (Finds: 71  Score: 338)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This is an area of the park we didn't know was part of the park. Nice hike along the trail and we saw alot of wildlife. Motion found this one after battling all the brush. Interesting tent out there. Wonder what happened. Heard many geese. Good name for the cache. Thanks.

I found it! 07 Nov 2004 by  ScouterMark  (Finds: 60  Score: 255)    (Hidden: 9  Score: 25.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Sunday, 1:08pm
Went to Churchville to deliver a fresh-baked apple pie to BrotherChooch and EbiChan. Stopped off to do this one first. The tent is still there and looks like it's still being used. Found the cache a bit out in the open. Rehid it as best I could.

I found it! 12 Jun 2004 by  BrotherChooch  (Finds: 14  Score: 56)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Saturday, 10:47AM
Second find of the day with Ebichan & HenryVII. Beautiful sunny day, perfect for geocaching. The beginning of the trail was mostly standing water and heavy mud. To avoid the water and mud, head to N43º06.179', W077º53.753' from the suggested parking spot (decrypt hint above). After that, a nice long walk. As we approached the cache, we ended up circling around until HenryVII found it. One heckuva hide!
HenryVII took the small American flag, and we left a small American flag magnet.

I found it! 21 May 2004 by  Bitmaster  (Finds: 21  Score: 98)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 9)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

A nice walk to cache - definitely got my exercise in for the day!
Did my fair share of bushwhacking to get to the cache, but I found it after searching for about 5 mins. - my Garmin had the cache about 20' in the other direction, but my persistence paid off!

Wow, you weren't kidding about the trash in the area - I would have CITO'd a bit if I had the time, but I had to get back home for an appointment this afternoon!

I dropped off my first TB - The Blue Intel Bunny-Suit Guy! (Sorry - only trackable via www.geocaching.com) I hope he has a great adventure! Other than dropping off the TB, I TNLN - thanks for the cache!


Note 16 May 2004 by  YardBoy  (Finds: 33  Score: 148)    (Hidden: 21  Score: 50)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Almost headed on this trip, thinking it was an under-visited NaviCache. I started doing my homework and then discovered it's double-posted on the other caching site with several more recent posts.

I found it! 04 Aug 2003 by  teamdurant  (Finds: 9  Score: 39.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

The moral of this story is: Do not bushwack following a heavy downpour! Lots of little togs and froads (you had to be there)hopping onto the path!! Not a goose to be seen or heard. Thought we had taken a can opener, but maybe we put it back in the cache. Left a loonie. Signed your log. Thanks, Team Durant
[Modified 2003-08-04 12:47:36] by Admin

I found it! 10 Nov 2002 by  cenobite07  (Finds: 82  Score: 384)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 35.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This was a nice hike once I finally found the trail. That's a long 100 yards!

Took nothing, left nothing. It sounded like there were trains running the whole time I was there.

I found it! 17 Oct 2002 by  Pinky and the Brain  (Finds: 9  Score: 37.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Located cache on a nice brisk evening. The leaves changing colors makes this search more enjoyable. Although we made it through the bushwacking, Brain got thorned in the noggin along another trail. Took the nerf football and left puppy.

I found it! 07 Sept 2002 by  TheHikers  (Finds: 27  Score: 125.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 17.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Nice little hike out to the cache on a pleasant sunny day. We've never been in that part of the park on foot before,
only on the water. Thanks.

I found it! 02 Sept 2002 by  hornet  (Finds: 20  Score: 75.5)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 7.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

2:30 PM. We chose to enter the trail at the given coordinates on Buffalo Road, but I would suggest parking in the park on the loop near the private road. It is a slightly shorter walk and you can park off the road.
I do not think I have ever seen so many frogs in my life! They must be eating well because there were surprisingly few bugs in the area. Took a Buffalo Bills Silly Slammer. Left an American flag decal and a book light.
Thanks for a great cache!
[Modified 2002-09-02 22:10:52]

I found it! 09 Aug 2002 by  Harv and Donna  (Finds: 152  Score: 707)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

8th of 8 finds today 9 Aug 02 Found at 6:45 PM
Nice hike along the old RR bed. No trouble finding this one, your coords. were dead on with me. Signed log, took/left nothing. Thanks B for another hide.
Harv & Donna (without Donna)

I found it! 19 May 2002 by  Hinge Thunder  (Finds: 106  Score: 521)    (Hidden: 16  Score: 98.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I was in the area and decided to go after the cache. It raining a little
bit, but oh well. Found the cache without too much trouble. What the
heck is that little lawn tractor that is out there?

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

Found this one at 3:20 pm. First time in the park. Thanks for getting us there and locating this in a dry area. Took nothing, left nothing.

I found it! 04 May 2002 by  Rippie  (Finds: 35  Score: 157)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 77.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I have kayak this great resourse "black creek" with the ADK. I traded for the hat. Left a Bills 1992 mini collectable car, neckless, glasses, key chain and hard candy. Thanks for the great mini adventure and getting me out to smell the flowers.
Huckle Buckle Beanstalk,
Hope to see you at the Navicache.com picnic at Seneca Park. Rip

I found it! 14 Apr 2002 by  Hiltonfamily  (Finds: 52  Score: 245)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 23)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Hey! We went out after this cache right after we finished a chavetta's chicken bar-b-que in town...Our bellys were full and we all welcomed a walk!! We had a tough time deciding where to park but found park road and a nice spot there. Walked the trail and soon found a large snapping turtle...he looked rather ominous, Butterfly girl and sweety gal were sure that he was going to leap out and bite em...I made a quick eekk noise, then laughed to see their reactions and smiled the rest of the way on the trail. On the way into the brush found a large bag of garbage with somthing green oozing and a nasty smell...Cache was within 70 feet of stinky spot....GPS got me to 5 feet! Cache is in great shape....kids at first were rather greedy as there were so many great prizes...But they settled on 3 ceramic animals and 1 poncho. 4 kids with us today......I believe that we traded quite fair though....left a full bag of marbles, a phonograph metal pencile sharpener, a sealed single use coffee pack, and a ceramic curio shelf.

Thanks for the adventure!

I found it! 11 Apr 2002 by  Broncoholics  (Finds: 93  Score: 444)    (Hidden: 15  Score: 58.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Came home from work today and found that my wife found the Pink Panther cache, so I decided to go out on this beautiful evening with the kids and find this one. (Besides, they wouldn't quit bugging to go!) This is really turning into a great sport for all!

Found the cache pretty easy, it was a nice, long walk. Took nothing and left nothing. Also signed the log. Keep those caches coming!


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