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

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 36.060'   W 078° 01.496'
Castile,   New York   14427
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 09 Sept 2001
Waypoint (Landmark): N00043
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 a challenge. No fees!

Comments:
11/10/02- The cache has been relocated by a few hundred yards, getting it away from the domain of the large timber rattler that took up guard duty near the cache over the summer (see logs). The new location is not far (but a safe distance) from a nice view of the Genesee River Gorge; keep track of the kids! The relocation was kind of a quick hide in the rain and with the woods full of deer hunters, so the first ones to find it may feel free to conceal it a little better than I did (in the same location, of course).

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This cache is located near one of my favorite places in Letchworth State Park. It is a 30 cal ammo box, painted gray with black lettering, and contains some tumbled gemstones, a Chinese Army knife, some Red Rose Tea ceramics, a Teenie Beanie dinosaur ("Steg"), some pencils, and, of course, a logbook.

The name, “Penny’s Point” is for my caching buddy, my golden retriever named Penny. For this cache, I let her lead me off the trail in her own direction, and she came up with a pretty good spot. (She’d rather look for caches than place them, though, since after all, she is a retriever ;-).

This cache can be more of a challenge if you don’t use a topo map. The terrain is easy, the cache is located near a pretty good road, and the tree cover is open enough for good satellite access. But unless you’re familiar with the area, getting to it might be most of the fun. Access to the area should be available and easy until the first snow, but then may be blocked off until mid to late spring.

Hunting is permitted in deer season, so wear blaze orange if you visit then. This is a spectacular fall foliage area, and is scenic at any time of year, so take a camera along.

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

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
NOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLM

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

Clues:    decode

  • Giveaway #1 
    Vg7f abg arprffnel gb cnl gur cnex ragenapr srr gb svaq gur pnpur>

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I found it! 07 May 2005 by  Wolf Creek  (Finds: 12  Score: 56.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Cache seems in very good shape, so it must have over-wintered very well. Beautiful views from this spot. Took nothing; left toy tiger. Thanks for the hide!

I found it! 18 Oct 2003 by  OurWoods  (Finds: 76  Score: 294.5)    (Hidden: 26  Score: 101)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

3rd of day while at the Letchworth Fall Picnic II.. Yikes! Quite an interesting drive to this one! Loved every minute!! Saw quite a few people along the road. Once we finally arrived at the cache site we found it without any toruble at all, though it was well hidden. Your dog picked a good spot! Thanks for the cache!
-Team OurWoods

Note 26 Jul 2003 by  Cracker7M  (Finds: 35  Score: 168.5)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 22)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Had a coworker from Castile who was interested in seeing what geocaching was all about. This was the second of three finds...We did West Meets East and Dishmill Creek Hike.

The GPSrs started out by showing the cache as being 77ft west of the top of the gorge...too bad that location was about 400ft straight down.

Sats finally settled down and led us in the general direction of the cache. The newbie spotted it about 30ft away. I logged a visit, TNLN, and rehid it a bit better than it was left.

I found it! 26 Apr 2003 by  Cracker7M  (Finds: 35  Score: 168.5)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 22)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Hey, Nice new site!
Was a beautiful evening. I hit this one about 7:30PM, just as the sun was going down over the cache site.
Took nothing, left yo-yo.

I found it! 18 Oct 2002 by  Cracker7M  (Finds: 35  Score: 168.5)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 22)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Well, I was near here scouting a place to hide a cache, and it was a cold day, so I figured I'd finally see if I could hit Penny's Point.

It was right where it was supposed to be!.... :)

Coords were right on. Three GPS's got me to within 2-3FT.... :)

No sign of Miss Timber Rattler, but I can see that its a prime location for one. I found a couple of likely hidey holes for her...

Oh, I almost forgot....If anyone DOES risk this cache, be aware that deer hunting is allowed in the park. I came across a couple of different deer stands within a couple of hundred feet of the cache, as well as several other hunters leaving the area. (I also saw an 8-point buck cross the road just as I was parking to visit the cache). Make sure you wear ORANGE and make plenty of noise if you visit.

Took the monkey and zebra figurines, left a baseball figurine, a book on horse psychology, and a stuffed koala.

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

We finally got back to do the ones in this area. Found it at 1:20 pm. Looked around a bit but when we got a good fix on the satellites we walked right to it. Took nothing, left nothing.

Note 19 May 2002 by  Barrington  (Finds: 23  Score: 99.5)    (Hidden: 27  Score: 139)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We checked the cache today, and found the hollow stump the box was hidden in had collapsed to a pile of bark which stood out like a sore thumb in the open woods. We changed the location of the cache by a few hundred feet (as noted in the cache description) to make it a little more of a challenge and reduce the chance of an accidental find. The coordinates have been changed in the description, and have also been posted at the original spot for those that might be using older info. Also, we left hitch-hiker "Bernie" who is trying to move westward, if someone would like to give him a lift.

barrington, Mrs B, and Penny

I found it! 04 May 2002 by  mrsmom  (Finds: 128  Score: 491.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 10)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Second of four today. Enjoyed great view, had a quick picnic, then found spot very quickly with MrMom, Cory27, & Goo around 6:45pm. Took ninja turtle pencils, left kids necklace.

I found it! 27 Apr 2002 by  Harv and Donna  (Finds: 152  Score: 707)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Let Donna use the GPS to lead us to the cache. She sure can follow a heading as she went right to the cache. Only thing is, she was so intent on watching the GPS, she walked right by the cache. Signed the book, took nothing. Thanks for the excuse to spend a nice day in the park.

I found it! 30 Mar 2002 by  country boy gary  (Finds: 20  Score: 99)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

2nd find of the day. The wife and I had never been on this road so we
found it very interesting. Found the cache without any problem and
logged in and made an exchange and moved onto the next cache. Thanks
for the hide!

I found it! 13 Oct 2001 by  Gimpy  (Finds: 41  Score: 195)    (Hidden: 26  Score: 154)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Great cache location, Barrington & crew. A nice ride down to the cache area on this beautiful fall afternoon. Colors were fantastic.No problem getting to the cache.We took a Ninja pencil & left 1 of RoadKills fishing lures that we picked up earlier from Rockys'Hogs Back cache.Also left 4 GPS batteries. Had a great time. Thanks for the adventure.

I found it! 08 Oct 2001 by  FNGs  (Finds: 12  Score: 62)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 6)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Ken and Mike took a quick run after work to Letchworth to try to find a cache or two. We had no topo info and this one was fun to figure out. Nice job, this is number six for us and we have been at it for only 2 days. This is a fun hobby as it gets you to explore areas that you may never even know existed (like this one)

I found it! 30 Sept 2001 by  Hiltonfamily  (Finds: 52  Score: 245)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 23)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

4 of 5 for the day and at this point we were quite sure that we could actually complete all 5. Dedicated this day to g.caching left our house at 9:00 and didn't return until after 6:30. What a great day! Filled with suprises, smiles, fresh air and tons of sunshine....Left the West meets East cache and headed towards this cache with Dchallenged at the wheel. I wasn't sure if fearless had me on the right road. Although he kept saying he was miffed, he assured me that we were on the right path. Continued on and kids got really quiet, just like they do each time they go for a drive with me and I get lost...Helps to have quiet if you haven't a clue where you are. Anyway, found a parking spot and got out. At that point totally lost all sats. but had a general idea where to go. Fearless said entrance seemed contrary but we trudged on...just then regained coverage, fearless said We're here that's when ever sure literally ran into the cache....Scatching his head he was glad that he beat his sisters to this one! Traded a tape measure, ty and stone horse for a spun glass pig ornament, wedding bubbles and twice sealed candy corn......Wish we would have had Foo the wonder dog for this one........Think the cache placement would make great sense to fellow 4 footers....Great day! Thanks for making it even better!!
DxChallenged

I found it! 29 Sept 2001 by  Road Kill  (Finds: 54  Score: 244.5)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 55)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Road Kill was here. In fact here a bit earlier but then too late. You see; both Penny and I had our eyes on this area. I had scouted it out, stuffed the ammo can, but kept putting it off. Bottom line I can highly recommend this location. A beautiful place where not many venture and it's at its best when visited in the morning sun. You might try this in the next 2 weekends while the trees are in full color. Oct. 6th & 7th or Oct. 13th & 14th. Penny you have a good eye.
Road Kill is grinning.

I found it! 16 Sept 2001 by  road rash  (Finds: 30  Score: 130)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

While on vacation, along with Balloonpilot and Chickenlips, found this cache, very nice cache and area - thank you.

I found it! 16 Sept 2001 by  balloonpilot and chickenlips  (Finds: 52  Score: 252.5)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 31)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

After using two tanks of gas to save a $5.00 park fee, I am thinking it's about time to invest in a good
map as you have suggested!! Once we got to the parking spot it was only a couple minutes until we
located the cache. Our GPS was accurate to within about 20'. Chickenlips was quick to jump on this
one. We took the knife and left a tape measure. Thank you for a great geocaching adventure.

I found it! 10 Sept 2001 by  ROCKY  (Finds: 48  Score: 221)    (Hidden: 21  Score: 89)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I will have to admit to youBarrington, your cache was not my primary reason for heading to Letchworth this morning. You see, a very good friend of mine was reported to be just down the road at "East Meets West". After having been out of circulation for several months I was anxious to see him. Alas, 45 minutes after he was back in the game someone happened to stumble into him, he is now gone again. I was very happy to find your cache after my earlier disappointment. Let it be known, THE STREAK lives!!


 

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