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cache type FISH'S SPAWN cache size

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

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 43° 03.989'   W 079° 00.272'
Niagara Falls,   New York   14303
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 27 May 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N0027F
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!


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FISH'S SPAWN By MrMom, MrsMom and Goo. 27 May, 2002
N43*03.989 W079*00.272

This cache is part of our Upper Niagara River Series; the peaceful side of The Niagara. The series begins with "ERIE'S END" ( upstream ) followed by "FISH'S SPAWN" and ends with "THE OTHER SISTER." The entire Upper Niagara Series follows clear and level paths and is well suited for the family. For a challenge, please visit our Lower Niagara River Gorge Series. The lower 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!" Don't forget your camera. All caches take you through Western New York's most picturesque river and lake views. My seven year old daughter completed all hikes with minimal complaints. All readings were taken with a Garmin 176c and a Garmin III. Averaged accuracy's are better than 30 feet.

The cache is located within Buckhorn State Park in Grand Island NY off of East River Road. This area is a major spawning site for numerous fish species. Sections of the park have undergone wetland restoration. For the bird watchers, this is Niagara's finest. For a memorable show, start your trip 1.5 hours before sunset. Park and start at N43*03.548 W078*58.174. Stay on the main trail which heads to the Northwest. The trails are flat, for the most part stay dry and can be ridden by bicycle. Round trip is under 4 miles. The peaceful side of The Mighty Niagara awaits you.

The original contents of this cache include:

2-pack chap stick
Travel sewing kit
Garden/plant stake
Peanut butter crackers
Practice golf balls and tees
Bird glider
Mini dominos
Deck of cards
Travel mug

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I found it! 04 Sept 2010 by  mickemt  (Finds: 172  Score: 590.5)    (Hidden: 71  Score: 266)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

Catching up on some very overdue Navicache logs.

I found it! 29 Mar 2008 by  FerrisFamilyof5  (Finds: 4  Score: 19)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 13)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

What a great walk..we seen 8 deer, some geese and ducks. Took us a bit but we found it after a THOROUGH search. Was a bit hestiant to wander to the location, but found it to be sturdy ground.

Scott, AJ and Zack 3/5 of FFof5
[Modified 2008-03-30 22:29:48]

I found it! 30 May 2005 by  Mr_Z  (Finds: 85  Score: 308.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

A beautiful day for a long walk. Lots of birds, lots of people walking their dogs.

I found it! 21 May 2005 by  Rayman77  (Finds: 104  Score: 393.5)    (Hidden: 10  Score: 32.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Beautiful day for a bike ride, so I brought it on up to the park and made the very scenic ride out to the point. Had to wait out a couple of muggle bicyclists, and once they were gone, I quickly grabbed and began the trek back. Thanks for bringing me out here, some fantastic views available.

I found it! 07 May 2005 by  The Rocket Pack  (Finds: 1  Score: 4.5)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 4)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

Completely forgot to log this find here. Was a great day for a very very long walk. Found it easily as there wasn't a soul around! TFTC!

I found it! 09 Jan 2005 by  WhiteUrkel  (Finds: 172  Score: 635)    (Hidden: 40  Score: 156)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Finally got a chance to take the 3.7 mile round trip to this one with Mrs. Urkel and Urkelette tied up at an annoying baby shower. I'm thinking my previous longest trek for a smiley was 2.6 miles near Scranton, Pa., but of course that involved a 800 ft. elevation gain. Speaking of smiley's, if the cache owner doesn't start logging his, I'm going to pass him pretty damn soon here So I got near the cache, only to hear gunshots nearby What's up with that? Turned out to be a couple of knuckleheads duck hunting, just off the little Island a couple of hundred feet from the cache. Most likely very illegal, but who's going to catch them? Not much of a challenge either, as the ducks were all just sitting in the water. Needless to say, I grabbed the cache, which is an easy find as advertised, quickly signed the log, TNLN, and beat feet out of there. Couldn't find the BM Varsgeld mentioned in the snow, so I grabbed the navigation light at the end of the breakwall. Thanks Mr. Mom, great job.

  cameraNearby Benchmark OG0921 Navigation Light

I found it! 01 Apr 2004 by  strikeforce_sunset  (Finds: 45  Score: 177)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 23)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

Decided to go after this cache today to grab a travel bug. Nice hike, ( longest I've done so far ), great view of the falls. Should have done this the easy way ( by boat ), been here many times by boat. Signed log, took tb (electron ), cache in good shape. Thanks for the hide and find. Strikeforce1 **out_and_about**.

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

Our 9th and last cache of the day. After logging approximately 18 miles of walking and the lateness of the day, we decided it was time to head home when we finished this one. Found it at around 8:15 pm. Took nothing, left nothing. Great view, especially of NF after sun was down. We raced back to the car to avoid too much walking in the dark. Thanks for a great day.

I found it! 23 Jun 2002 by  balloonpilot and chickenlips  (Finds: 52  Score: 252.5)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 31)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Nice job you guys...and a great walk to boot!! We had been in that exact spot about 20 years
ago when we still lived in the Buffalo area. We had little troble finding this one as the
coordinates were dead on. Amazing how nice a GPS can work outside of heavy tree cover..
We had some new cachers with us and I am thinking maybe they are hooked... How this
could possibly happen, we're not sure.. We took the golf balls and tees as well as the
marbles. We left a Karma bracelet and some sports rubber stamps. Looking out over the
water my nephew noticed the moored gas balloon at the falls area..rather nice to see that.
Thanks for the walk and the superb cache...

I found it! 09 Jun 2002 by  Hiltonfamily  (Finds: 52  Score: 245)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 23)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Hey! So we made a choice....either hide another cache or check out this one......Ya know what we chose!

The toughest part of the whole adventure was keeping the kids walking after they realized how long the entire hike would be (they can read the GPS). The weather was great, in the 80's and the breezes around us were wonderful. I imagine that the breezes help with the bug population as we saw many massive mosquito breading grounds and naria a bite! It also helped that there was a porta john 1/2 way up the trail.....I think that although we were not the first to log this cache we were the first to discover the john...

Anyway, the area where the cache is is beautiful and filled with paradoxes...The quiet sounds of the waves lapping up the sides mixed with the squakes of multitutes of birds, picture perfect views mixed with a bird bone repository, weathered clean rocks soiled with large bird droppings (it doesn't mix well with my light tan shorts as I scurried around to find the cache box).

This was an even more unusual cache for us as I found it! The rest of the HIlton's were exploring so I took my V headed in the direction of the "off road" arrow and then imagined a logical placement.....the rest said "naw".......but I kept going and was sucsessful!

The cache is in great shape....we signed the log and traded. Butterfly Girl was the first to make a choice..flavored chapstick..She says Thanks!, Sweety gal was thrilled to find a calculator as that is the only way she can do math...Thanks a lot and Eversure found an excellant pocket knife with the best scissors he has ever used in a pknife......Thanks and as instructed by him I made sure we traded good...Left a Purple lady Figurine, an awesome black gorilla, a TY husky and a full bag of marbles....

Thanks again for making our weekend most enjoyable.....The kids are all sleeping now! Ah..peace and quiet!!

DxChallenged and the rest of the HIlton Family


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