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cache type RAPID ART cache size

by mrmom
(Finds: 4  Score: 10)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 29.5)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 43° 09.177'   W 079° 02.605'
Lewiston,   New York   14092
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 25 May 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N00264
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Normal

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

Misc: There are restrooms (water closets) available Pets are allowed. Parking is available


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RAPID ART By MrMom, MrsMom and Goo. 25 May, 2002 N43*09.177 / W079*02.605

This is our first cache in the Lower Niagara River Gorge Series. This series begins at the Northern end of the river ( downstream ) with "RAPID ART" followed by "A DEVIL OF A HIKE" and ends with "RAW POWER!" As you progress South ( upstream ) the level of difficulty increases. All hikes are near very steep cliffs without railings on well used trails. For your safety stay on the trails. No bushwhacking here. Follow waypoints carefully. Although we are experienced nighttime hikers, the last two caches must not be attempted at night. My seven year old daughter completed all hikes with minimal complaints. Please also visit our Upper Niagara River Series now nearing completion. All readings were taken with a Garmin 176c and a Garmin III. Averaged accuracy's are better than 30 feet.
The cache is located along the edge of Artpark State Park in Lewiston NY. Use the Portage road entrance off of Highway 18f ( Center St. ). Park and read the sign at N43*09.742 / W079*02.655. Take the lower trail to your right. The trails for the most part stay dry. Round trip you'll rack up 1.5 miles of easy trail. Along the way, there are many sets of stairs and a few trails that will take you to the water's edge. The thunder of The Mighty Niagara awaits you.

The original contents of this cache include:

Kids watch
Dice erasers
Magnet picture frame
Furniture protective pads
Peanut butter crackers
Practice golf balls and tees
Bug flashlight
Travel mug

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I found it! 04 May 2007 by  Gryffindor1  (Finds: 52  Score: 202.5)    (Hidden: 8  Score: 25)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This was the first cache of the day out caching with Team Miatabug. Considering that this has been planned for quite a while, we couldn't have asked for a better day - it was the most perfect day for caching in the gorge

As Miatabug mentioned, we did take a wrong turn, but it was still fun and I am kind of glad we did...

Took Chief's Ten Pin TB and beanie bear, left USA coin

  cameraWrong way!

I found it! 15 Oct 2006 by  Rayman77  (Finds: 104  Score: 393.5)    (Hidden: 10  Score: 32.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Adding my log to this site as well. After starting off from the wrong spot, I checked the cache page from my cell phone and eventually found the correct starting spot. Enjoyed the great fall scenery on the way in. Another great hide Mom's. TNLN, TFTC.

I found it! 12 May 2006 by  WhiteUrkel  (Finds: 172  Score: 635)    (Hidden: 40  Score: 156)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Woohoo! First to find this cache in over 2 years! (Sorry, couldn't resist). I had a great hike, and hid a VERY alternative geocache down there. I forgot to mention in my GC.com log, I heard a boat as I was inspecting the cache contents. Thought for sure it was the tourist rapid shooting jetboat, but it was a 20 foot or so pleasure craft! Is it me, or are those people crazy for being in that section of the river? Anyways, the cache was a surprisingly easy find, with surprisinlgy good gps coverage down there. Took a screwdriver bit set, and gc.com travel bug, left poker chip set and WG$. Thanks Mom's.

I found it! 24 Apr 2004 by  strikeforce_sunset  (Finds: 45  Score: 177)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 23)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Well, our 3rd for the day. Can you say, Park Where? MS S&T kept telling us to go to Canada, or at least part way. I should have looked closer at the screen to see where we needed to go to park, not to cache. This way and that way. Finally, *floorestius* and I decided to try the right spot. How about that! We found your parking spot. Does that count as a find. Finding the parking area was harder than finding the cache. Had to make up for lost time. Need to be back home by 4 pm, oh well, cache on. On way to cache, memories popped up again. I use to fish off the trail down to the cache. It‘s the 3rd cache of yours that puts me back in the fishing frenzy! Thanks for the hide, hike, and memories. Cache in good shape, 3:45 pm. T/0 L/ old maid card pak. Took some pics to post. Thanks for the hide and hike. Well, it just proves, a bad day of caching, sure beat a good day at work . Can you say fly home in 15 min., or do 1 more and be really, really late! Strikeforce1 home_word_bound.

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  cameraNew Attraction, easy way down.

I found it! 25 Sept 2002 by  Thor and Milhal  (Finds: 1  Score: 4.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We have walked this path many times throughout the years,
but this was our first time geocaching ever. It was great
fun! The cache was well hidden, and in good shape. I
think the terrain you have to walk through to get to the
cache is a bit harder than 2.5 stars.. I'd put it at
3. Wear good shoes you don't mind getting dirty!

The walk down the trail is great, with beautiful views
of the river and the gorge. I'd recommend it to anyone
in the area, and it is much easier than the Devil's Hole
hike. The GPS unit (a Garmin Etrex) had a hard time getting
a good signal for some time while we were close to the
cache. I think this is due to the bridge being overhead,
added to the gorge walls on either side of you.

The only possible problem inside the cache is that the
ziplock bag which holds the logbook had a few punctures
in it, probably caused by the pencils. The owner, or one
of the next visitors, might like to bring a new, large
ziplock bag as a replacement.

We took the furniture protection pads and left a Wildcats
pin. Thanks for the adventure, MrMom, Mrs Mom, and Goo!
We had a great time!

I found it! 28 Aug 2002 by  Hiltonfamily  (Finds: 52  Score: 245)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 23)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Well I have been meaning to start this series for quite some time and today, our 19th anniversary, seemed the perfect time to do it. We had just finished the Royalton Ravine cache (man is that one fun!!) and discovered a new quaint resturant via GPS nearest recommendations when we decided to head on to Lewiston. It was a beautiful late summer day and the sights that we saw on this trail made it even better.

Unlike some previous reports.....we rather enjoyed the whirpool speed boats. Fearless kept trying to watch for the "quick turn around" that they do in the water but each time missed it by seconds.....We saw many swirling water spots on the way into the cache and although the sun was out and full the breezes off the water made it a perfect hike.

Found the cache without much trouble although true to my latest cache exp. I felt the need to do more hill climbing (sure am glad that I did the rock wall at Six Flags... I've been using what I learned there for the past 3 caches).

The cache was in fine shape. We took out a tiny TY Elephant (Butterfly Girl gave it to Foo the wonder dog but for some unknown reason Foo is scared to have it in her crate at night makes her cry :(....maybe Blue elephants are just a bit too spooky) and a Van Haylen Cd (Eversure enjoyed the songs as we drove back home). My cache bag was well stocked so we replaced these with a cyber cat & dog, mint cocoa packet, a mini finger board and a wooden wheelbarrow for tiny pets who need an extra lift.

Thanks Mr. Mom, Mr.s Mom and Goo once again for such an enjoyable cache exp!!

Hope to see you on the trails!!

Hiltonfamily (DxChallenged, FearlessLeader, Eversure Son and Butterfly Girl....Sweety was off to Cradel Beach camp)

I found it! 07 Aug 2002 by  Blackpete  (Finds: 406  Score: 1774)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 73)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Headed out to Niagara Falls today to do both series my mrmom. What a great day and challenge. This was our 1st of 9 caches for the day. The walks are long but nothing we aren’t use to. Found it at 11:30 AM. Really liked walking along the river. Thanks for getting us to a place we probably would not have come to otherwise. Took nothing, left nothing.
[Modified 2002-08-08 08:20:28]


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