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cache type Swift Running Water cache size

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by Rayman77
(Finds: 104  Score: 393.5)    (Hidden: 10  Score: 32.5)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 43° 01.142'   W 078° 53.292'
This may not be the actual cache coordinate.
Tonawanda,   New York   14150
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 18 Jul 2005
Waypoint (Landmark): N01AD0
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Multi-Part
Cache size:   Normal

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

Misc: Drinking water available. There are restrooms (water closets) available Parking is available No fees!

Comments:
The park closes at 10PM. Leashed dogs are only allowed from 6AM-9AM from May 1-September 31, but any time during October to April.

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The word "Tonawanda" comes from the Iroquois Indians, meaning "swift running waters". This 4-stage multi-cache will take you along the banks of the mighty Niagara River, which forms the border of the City of Tonawanda on the North side.

All parts have nearby parking lots, so you may opt to drive to each spot, bring along your bikes, or walk the whole way. Start to finish is about one mile. The first three parts are micros, hidden in various spots throughout Nia-wanda Park. The final is a small 3"x6" rectangular Rubbermaid container. It may fit smaller travel bugs.

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I found it! 29 Jun 2006 by  HuckleBuckle  (Finds: 77  Score: 273.5)    (Hidden: 67  Score: 223.5)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

Really glad to finally get this one. I've heard many great things about it, all of which were true. Previous finder GuineaGal was with us, to nudge and poke us in the right direction at times. After finding the cache, we strolled over to the nearby hotdog establishment to enjoy lunch. Thanks for showcasing this awesome park, Rayman. TNLNSL/TFTC.

HB

I found it! 14 Jan 2006 by  Szuchie  (Finds: 146  Score: 577)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 26)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This was our favorite cache of the day. Just as Chicky and I got to the first leg and started looking we see someone approaching.

So of course the first thing to run through my head is, "Okay, it's a muggle. Better look like I'm not doing anything suspicious and pretend that the real reason I'm here is to enjoy the waterfront on this delightful my-eyeslids-are-frozen-open-30-degrees-below-windchill kind of day."

As I'm standing there pretending I can still feel my face, low and behold, who walks right up to us but Rayman himself!!! AWESOME!

He said he was driving by and saw some folks poking around his cache and decided to stop. We were glad you did!

After taking a long look at leg 1 ( and with a little encouragement from Rayman) I decided to venture after the first leg...and in the process managed to get everything below my knee drenched! BRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...... But I found the first leg! Hey, I'll take the frostbite anyday, as long as I get the find.

Rayman wished us the best of luck, with a promise we'd be running into each other later at Pub Night in NT. Excited by finally meeting Rayman (while doing his cache nonetheless), we didn't want to let him down so off we went determined to snag this one.

Legs two and three were VERY well hid (and clever). Much like the rest of the day we were very lucky and found them quickly. So on to the final!

Without giving up the most fun leg of this multi, I'll just say it was convenient we were caching in the middle of Ice-a-pallooza because this cache would be REALLY hard on a nice day with muggles crawling all about.

Thanks Rayman for a great cache, it was really nice meeting you! Hopefully we'll see you around the 'Owanda's as there are many caches still left for us to snag!

See you on the trails!

Szuchie. ;)

Note 11 Nov 2005 by  mrsmom  (Finds: 128  Score: 491.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 10)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

MrMom and I had fun finding this one in the cold and dark. Thanks for the cache!

I found it! 23 Aug 2005 by  Exit Mundi  (Finds: 26  Score: 97)    (Hidden: 4  Score: 17)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

This is a late log. Actually found it about two weeks ago. #200 on geocaching.com, very good hides on all stages.
TFTC, Ray

I found it! 23 Jul 2005 by  WhiteUrkel  (Finds: 172  Score: 635)    (Hidden: 40  Score: 156)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Probably a nice walk, but I drove between all the legs (too much beer last night). Challenging hides, great job. Considering the muggle dodging I had to do at 6-7:00 AM, I can appreciate what some others may have gone through! I finally snagged my first Subman TB, and I left a mini carabiner. Thanks for the cache, Rayman.

I found it! 19 Jul 2005 by  Mr_Z  (Finds: 85  Score: 308.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

Challenging hides, nice park, lots of walkers and bicycle riders.
TN/LN/SL. TFTC.

I found it! 19 Jul 2005 by  Cayuga Crew  (Finds: 79  Score: 296.5)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 8)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

A great to to bike along the river. Muggles will present the greatest challange to cachers attempting to complete this cache as they seem to be everywhere along the riverwalk attempting to escape this summer's heat. We worked around them and had a great time completing this one.


 

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