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cache type Silver Lake Rail Road Trail cache size

by Blackwatch Clan
(Finds: 13  Score: 51.5)    (Hidden: 15  Score: 44)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 42.987'   W 078° 00.902'
Perry,   New York   14530
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 18 Apr 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N00209
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Normal

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


There is a small parking area at each end of this old rail road bed path. The track is no longer there.

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Cache box is about a 3lb plastic planters peanut jar wedged into it's spot, filled with small trinkets and log book. Sign the Log Book and exchange small trinkets.

This is a nice short walking path along the Silver Lake outlet. Perhaps once traversed by Mary Jemison on her way to the Letchworth Park area in 1758. It is definitely a Rail Road bed that took travelers to the Silver Lake Walker recreational area. Many travelers from all over the world hoped to catch sight of the famous Silver Lake Sea Serpent.

When searching for this cache please enter the wooded area at an angle that starts about 90' to 100' from the cache. ( See the clue.) Avoid making a right angle path directly to the cache. The wooded area is only about 75 feet deep so a straight line path would attract unwanted attention. Plus, I don't want you to disturb the snake I saw guarding the spot where a direct path might be created.

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



Clues:    decode

  • From the East 
    Ba gur Srqreny Fgerrg raq bs gur cngu gurer vf n uvtuyl engrq erfghenag naq na vagrerfgvat nagvdhr?pensg fubc+ obgu jvguva jnyxvat qvfgnapr bs gur genvy>

  • From the west 
    Ba gur ynxr fvqr gurer ner znal fvgrf gb frr naq tbbq svfuvat ubyrf>

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CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!    decode

I found it! 14 Oct 2006 by  mickemt  (Finds: 172  Score: 590.5)    (Hidden: 71  Score: 266)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

Found this one with that Dynamic Duo of Strol and Detecto after the Letchworth Fall Gathering V. A very tricky hide indeed!

I found it! 18 May 2006 by  Paleoman  (Finds: 95  Score: 428)    (Hidden: 14  Score: 60)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I was on my way home for lunch and I thought I would give this one a try. I read that my friend ecody had found this the day before so I couldn't let him one up me. As I arrived there was a light rain in the air so I made a beeline to the coordinates. Found it in less than 5 minutes and was glad I did as the rain was beginning to pick up a bit. I took the lighter and left a dollar because the cache is pretty full and there was not much room in it for what I had in my backpack.I logged in my visit and made tracks for my truck. Very nice hide and lots of fun searching for this one. - Paleoman52

I found it! 20 Mar 2006 by  KenG  (Finds: 4  Score: 18)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Third time was charm! Finally found it.
[Modified 2006-03-24 09:02:10]

I found it! 15 Nov 2005 by  Szuchie  (Finds: 146  Score: 577)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 26)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This was a fun cache (which begs the question, why aren't there more in Perry!?!). I had a little trouble finding the parking area, but once I did some recon (and went off-roading (unintentionally)), I was on the right path.

This cache was a sneaky hide and was only by pure luck did I stumble onto its whereabouts. Glad I did though! My only question is, what's with the creek? It's so....green. hehe.

Anyway, TFTC, SL!!!

Szuchie. ;)

I found it! 03 May 2005 by  Wolf Creek  (Finds: 12  Score: 56.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

The old railroad bed makes a very easy approach to this hide. On this day the only other person that we saw was a man fishing in the Silver Lake Outlet. Very clever hide. Took nothing; left Star Wars Toy. Signed log and rehid.
[Modified 2005-05-03 18:02:36]

I found it! 06 Sept 2004 by  Farmer John  (Finds: 4  Score: 15.5)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 4.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Finally found it. Took three tries,but Debbie has the gift of discovery.She always finds the secret spots. Left a NAPA key ring-took plastic snap clasp. FARMER JOHN , DEBBIE , and Brandy, the dog.
[Modified 2004-10-16 21:29:03]

I found it! 10 Jul 2004 by  ScouterMark  (Finds: 60  Score: 255)    (Hidden: 9  Score: 25.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Saturday, 7:30pm
I finally found it! Third time's the charm. This was an excellent hide, very clever. Cache too small to leave a TB.
Took knife, left WG$ bill.

Team M.E.G.S.A.
(on the way to the Silver Lake Drive-In)

I found it! 16 Jun 2003 by  dzgametec  (Finds: 7  Score: 39.5)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 5.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Nice hiding place for this one - came home with a bit of grass stain. Swapped 2 where's george bills with the cachebox in letchworth.

Steve and Amy

I found it! 03 May 2003 by  Prof  (Finds: 6  Score: 23.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found this one with assistance from RK - nice walk - beautiful day - took awhile to locate the cache - put in a "Where's George" dollar - took nothing. Thanks!

Note 03 May 2003 by  Road Kill  (Finds: 54  Score: 244.5)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 55)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Went with Prof to this one as she happened to be in the neiborhood. For me, I just wanted Gamma Kitt to know the cache is in good shape and still a tough find.
Road Kill is grinning
[Modified 2003-05-06 16:50:21]

I found it! 15 Apr 2003 by  Cracker7M  (Finds: 35  Score: 168.5)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 22)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Ok, I guess the 3rd time is always the charm!

Very nice hide!

There is a very cool little bridge and rapids along this trail, well worth the walk.

I found it! 04 Oct 2002 by  She  (Finds: 126  Score: 552.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Thought I'ld go after this during my ride around Silver Lake, beautiful area. Nice walk. Took a few minutes to find the cache considering I was sitting on it. Took nothing, left nothing.
Thanks for the hide.

(She of SueShe)

I found it! 25 Jul 2002 by  Brasspounder  (Finds: 2  Score: 5.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Whew!!!!That little sucker was hard to find. took two trips to get it right. Beautiful area and nice hike. Thanks for the hide.


I found it! 14 Jul 2002 by  Adventuring Lovers  (Finds: 33  Score: 158)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 4)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

A nice trail - beautiful day. Path up the hill was well hidden. It took us a while to find it - we'd all walked past it several times before we noticed it. We took 'Ttraveling Barbie' to move along on her journey. Thanks for the trail. Adventuring Lovers - Nancy & Jay

Note 10 Jul 2002 by  Blackwatch Clan  (Finds: 13  Score: 51.5)    (Hidden: 15  Score: 44)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

The cache container has been replaced so no more hole. A Traveling Barbie has been added. She hopes to see the world. Please help her. Gamma Kitt

I found it! 06 Jul 2002 by  WMSFresh  (Finds: 140  Score: 612)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 24.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Our 1st of 3 today spent at cottage on Silver Lake. Found at 11:10AM. Easy walk from cottage for 5 out of the 6-pack. Also took along Grandma for her first cache hike.

Nice easy walk along rail road bed. Talked to a couple of passerbys who were wondering what we were doing (looking lost?) and explained caching to them (new members?). Took a bit to find, lost satillite reading couple of times. Finally found it after a few of us had stepped over it w/o even seeing it.

NOTE: Jar has hole in bottom, a slug found its way in but everything did seem fine anyways. Took "growing giraffe" and pocket knife. Left kids sunglasses and lei.

The Peppermill 6-pack (WMSFresh)

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I found it! 16 Jun 2002 by  Blackpete  (Finds: 406  Score: 1774)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 73)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We found it at noon. Looked around for a while. Left some blood on the barbed wire fence. Stood right next to it, walked away and back to the same spot. Then we realized where it was. Took nothing, left nothing.

I found it! 26 May 2002 by  Harv and Donna  (Finds: 152  Score: 707)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

4th of 5 finds today. Nice level walk for a change. Had to go past cache and come back as there was a couple of kids standing on the trail next to the cache. Had excellent sats and coordinates were right on, but your choice of a hiding spot had us thinking we were going to be skunked. Knew we were there cause the sats weren't bouncing around at all. Kept saying only a few feet at worst. Finally got lucky. Nice hide. Signed log book, took nothing, left nothing.
Thanks for the challenge

I found it! 24 May 2002 by  balloonpilot and chickenlips  (Finds: 52  Score: 252.5)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 31)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Were your ears ringing on Friday morning?? This one drove us crazy for quite a while. Leave
the trail, come into the cache, leave the cache and try again only to come back to the same
spot!!! Well let me tell you this...you did an excellent job at hiding this one!! We all had a
good laugh when Chickenlips found it. This is the kind of excitement we needed to make our
day.. Took the electric plate hookits and the smile faces. Left a 2 piece key chain with light
attached and a pack of Q-tips... Thank you very much for this little episode, we won't forget
about this one for a while...

I found it! 05 May 2002 by  Road Kill  (Finds: 54  Score: 244.5)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 55)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I wasn't first but I had a lovely time. I got intimately close with flora there. The pathway is undergoing some maintenence with tree cutting and flower planting in preparation for the summer season of hikers, bikers & cachers. A very nice walk for the most part. Thank you Gamma Kitt & Coyote.
Road Kill is grinning.

I found it! 27 Apr 2002 by  mrsmom  (Finds: 128  Score: 491.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 10)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

First find of four today. Nice, easy walk along the water on a beautiful spring day. MrMom, Goo and I found it quickly using his & her GPS's around 3:50pm. Left nothing, took nothing.

I found it! 21 Apr 2002 by  country boy gary  (Finds: 20  Score: 99)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

5th find of the day and a nice day to be caching.This cache was rather
hard to spot and the GPS said I Was on it but you have to look with
caution or you will over look it.It might be hard to visit this cache without
being noticed when people are walking the trail. Thanks for the hide!


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