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cache type End of 18 cache size

by Road Kill
(Finds: 54  Score: 244.5)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 55)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 42.760'   W 077° 55.265'
Tuscarora,   New York   14510
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 05 Jul 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N002B6
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Normal

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

Misc: Pets are allowed. Parking is available There may be fees.


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My fourth Letchworth State Park hide offers the longest hike compared to the other three. Don’t let the distance of a 1.4 mile walk scare you away because most of this popular park trail is level and there are many scenic views. In spots where there is slope, the inclines are minor and to stop at the views along the way breaks up the overall distance.

WARNING: This is an area of high bank cliffs without fencing and not an area recommended for small children. Adults should also exercise common sense.

Parking is found at N42° 42.011 by W077° 56.355 and nothing is closer unless you’re camping. There is no beeline shortcut and my best advice is to stay on the trail. I know this is a tough choice for some cachers and I’m sure some will believe they know a better way. The best way is the trail way that comes with all the views. If you are not within 200 feet it is not time to leave the trail.

The best scenic spot is just beyond the cache at N42° 42.796 by W077° 55.254. What a view. By all means, take a camera. Very few know about the several picnic spots along the way (including one remote pavilion). Take a lunch.
Also you can take your kids and pets but be aware, this is a high banks area with no fences.


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CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!   

I found it! 10 Jul 2011 by  Szuchie  (Finds: 146  Score: 577)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 26)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Today I knew I had to make this hike - and to make it with me I had the immense privilege of having my brother Adam tag along to share in the sights. I had hiked this trail before, but a return visit had been far too long, and to also have the opportunity to introduce it to someone who had never been made it all that much more special.

Our arrival was delayed a little by a delicious breakfast at the Eagle Inn, so the world was just a little bit warmer than anticipated when we first started our way east. Regardless, we found an adequate spot to park, and made the short trek to the trailhead where I once again found myself enjoying these spectacular open woods. I also got to geek out a little, by sharing my miniscule knowledge of plant life with Adam - most importantly what poison ivy looks like. By the end of the hike, the kid was a freakin’ pro.

There are so many special things to discover along this trail - the first being the pavilion and stone picnic tables that are tucked away in seclusion not far from the gorge. Coming across something like this in the woods makes me smile - it has a certain majestic quality to it.

We hiked slowly, enjoying chatting about every little thing - while stopping frequently to identify trees and laugh at Adam as he screamed and pointed every time he spotted poison ivy. Haha. We also checked out the several trailside overlooks, taking pictures and commencing with additional bouts of goofing off. Eventually we hit the downhill portion of the trail and before long we were trekking along the ridge.

Once to the cache site, Adam was the first to lay eyes on the box - and after waiting out a few other trail patrons, we cracked the cache and signed in. There’s nothing better than a Roadkill cache to pass along that infectious smile of this. After rehiding the box, we climbed back to the trail and made our way to “the end” where we took a ton of pictures and did some additional exploring along the ridge before starting the slow uphill hike back.

Roadkill - this is one of the absolute most best caches in the park - HANDS DOWN. If there was to be a cache that would exemplify everything that caching should be, this cache would come to mind each and every time. A huge thanks to you for this superb outing - and for also giving me the opportunity to spend a couple hours with one of my favorite people in the world. I will remember it fondly forever.

With infinite gratitude,

[Modified 2012-04-15 08:03:19]

I found it! 23 Apr 2009 by  sabrefan7  (Finds: 13  Score: 57)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 11.5)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

Originally found 16 June 2007. It made for a very nice hike from our camp site on loop 2 Thanks again for the hunt

I found it! 13 Oct 2007 by  thia  (Finds: 46  Score: 175)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found with Mebbe after the Fall Event...nice area!

I found it! 12 May 2006 by  Paleoman  (Finds: 95  Score: 428)    (Hidden: 14  Score: 60)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This was lots of fun and the views of the canyon were unsurpassed. It was a long but enjoyable walk, I saw two garter snakes on my way to the cash. I left an old bottle and a deer antler, and took a cell phone case and a miniature hammer. - Paleoman52

I found it! 05 Jun 2005 by  Wolf Creek  (Finds: 12  Score: 56.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Lynn, the girls and I took a pleasurable walk to find this one. It was the first cache hunt for the girls and they enjoyed it. I got them into the general area of the cache and told them to find it and they immediately went directly to the cache. Got some great pictures of the general area and especially of the cascades of the creek that leads into Silver Lake Outlet near the main park road.

I found it! 14 May 2005 by  mrsmom  (Finds: 128  Score: 491.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 10)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

MrMom, TLRG, Junglehair and I had fun finding this one, even if we did get a bit wet. Thanks for the cache!

I found it! 23 Apr 2005 by  motionsmiley  (Finds: 71  Score: 338)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This was a great cache hide. View is excellent and surrounding area is very quiet. Hike up the trail was good. Rained all morning and the trail was slick in spots but not bad. Thanks for the hunt Roadkill

I found it! 26 Mar 2005 by  rolo  (Finds: 6  Score: 23)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found it . What a great spot. Had good company as well...you know who you are. Thanks for the day.

I found it! 04 Jul 2004 by  Cracker7M  (Finds: 35  Score: 168.5)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 22)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Nice job Roadkill!
We (Cracker & Blueeyes), parked at the head of 18 and Park Rd. about 10AM, and after sidetracking on a few short sidetrails, found the cache a couple minutes before 12PM.
Coords were VERY good! Both my Magellans fluctuated between 2ft and 17ft, and finally settled to 13ft on one, and 14ft on the other...

Went past the cache site to the End of 18, and got quite a view. I could even look across to the NE and see the exact Big Tree Picnic Log across the gorge...GPS said it was .37mi away :)

I was tempted to climb down to river level, and walk across the flood plain to hit Big Tree Picnic Log again....Oh well...

I will have to return in the early spring next year, as the views should be MAGNIFICENT, with no tree cover, and the river water level will fill the gorge and Silver Lake Outlet from side to side...The river at this location gets so full, it resembles a lake. It rises to about the level of the Big Tree Picnic Log... :)

Cache is well stocked and in great condition.

Thanx again, RK!

I found it! 02 Jul 2004 by  killerb  (Finds: 2  Score: 10.5)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 31)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

Very nice hike in a super area with a grand view. The woods are bursting with young deer and with mothers near by. Had to keep Bo(chocolate lab) on his leash for fear that he would take chase.
The cache was well hidden but the coords were right on also. So that made it an easy find. Thanks RoadKill.
Took a slosh ball and left a lighter. Killerb and Bo

I found it! 29 May 2004 by  banjo  (Finds: 28  Score: 137)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

Although we were camping, we started at the beginning and stayed on the trail, as Road Kill advised. (I work with him and he's a real stickler for details, a 3-decimal point guy if there ever was one). A good walk for us - the hills weren't too much and the views were terrific. The 3-year old did a little walking, loved the bridge over the creek, but spent the majority of the trip in the back pack. The 8-year old did the whole 2.8 miles. There were parts, particularly leading up to and near the camp ground, that were big-time muddy. The cache was an easy find; we added a little more camoflage after placing it back. The kids took a couple toys, and we re-stocked it with more than we took since the contents seemed a litle light.

  camera"j" is grinning

I found it! 07 Feb 2004 by  loon45  (Finds: 17  Score: 82.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found it after a great hike in. perfect day for it. Cold but sunny. Cache is in good shape.

I found it! 19 Oct 2003 by  Team Ferret  (Finds: 56  Score: 244.5)    (Hidden: 8  Score: 32.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We started off on the wrong side of the river, but figured it out. We camped near the trail that leads to this cache, so we figured out what to do. Went with our friend Craegs. We took the Ronald McDonald figure and left a red drawing compass, globe key chain and a Cash In/Trash Out bag.
Team Ferret
Mark & Terre

I found it! 18 Oct 2003 by  echocavern  (Finds: 2  Score: 6.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

^_^ found it

I found it! 13 Sept 2003 by  hornet  (Finds: 20  Score: 75.5)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 7.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This was our second find of the day. We hiked this trail years ago and I forgot about the great view at the "end of 18". Took bear marker and left a glow stick. Thanks Road Kill for a great cache!

I found it! 20 May 2003 by  country boy gary  (Finds: 20  Score: 99)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This is our third run for this cache and the other two times we run out of light.tonight we run out of good weather. We got to the cache just as it started to rain and by the time we got to the truck, we were a little wet.This cache took us to yet another part of the park that we had never been before.It was a nice walk in and the leaves are getting out enough that it makes it hard to view things along the way. Had no problems finding cache and everything is in good shape. Thanks for the hide!!

I found it! 26 Oct 2002 by  ROCKY  (Finds: 48  Score: 221)    (Hidden: 21  Score: 89)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

End of 18??? I could not figure out what the golf connection to this cache might be. I have been watching it since you placed and could tell from the maps and your description it was going to be special. We decided to hold ourselves back until the fall colors would make this the memorable hike it was. Yes Road Kill you did it again, this was absolutely one of the most beautiful cache walks we have been on. It was very much worth waiting for this time of year to do it. Several comments in the logbook questioned the coordinates but both of the receivers we had indicated less that 25 feet standing over the cache. The cache was a bit exposed, naturally we fixed that, we do like em tough, don’t we?. Thanks for another great hide, super mostly level hike with world-class scenery, it does not get any better than this!!!

I found it! 06 Oct 2002 by  owlnebula  (Finds: 4  Score: 18)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

A nice walk for my first cache of the day. I was staying at the campground and as this was nearby I decided to let my tent dry out while I took a walk. Found the cache easily, and continued down to the end of the trail before heading back to camp.

I found it! 05 Oct 2002 by  Blackpete  (Finds: 406  Score: 1774)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 73)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found it at 1:05 pm. Great views. This is one of the best in the park. Took nothing, left nothing.

I found it! 30 Aug 2002 by  Geo G  (Finds: 64  Score: 319)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This was a great hike, even though we started at the 200 loop in the camping area. We enjoyed the great views, and went out to the end as you suggested. That was well worth it. Coordinates were right on, and the cache is in good shape. Took the plastic bowls and left a 1st aid kit. Just so you don't think we got off too easy, we hiked from this cache to the Gibsonville Doublet, so we did the whole route anyway. Thanks for a great hide.
Geo G and POG

I found it! 24 Aug 2002 by  MikeChmi  (Finds: 27  Score: 135)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 40.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Number two of the day. Roadkill and I had hoped to do this one with Balloonpilot and Chickenlips, though we lost them at the festival. So we went on with out them, I enjoyed this hike and the view as well. While I was signing the log book, Roadkill mentioned that balloon pilot and chickenlips hadn't been there yet, I read the log book (yes I was the infamous "other geocacher") and realized that we had just missed them. So we take off at a pretty good clip (Road Kill can still hike pretty fast) hoping to catch up with them. We found them not to far up the trail (picking up trash like all good cachers do), fortunately they had scene the Roadkill mobile and had come back looking for us. Took a dream weaver kit and left a package of reusable instant camo facemasks and fishing lures.

Mike Chmielewski
Gamehendge Ranger
Erie, PA

Head to Erie and check out the The Fellowship of the Ring cache. This is the original and ultimate LOTR quest style cache. Also while your in town check out the Gamehendge Rangers other caches. Plus keep an eye out for my soon to be released --what a long strange trip it's been-- cache, a difficult cache, loosely based on my travels across the country, featuring miles of hiking, tons of waypoints, puzzles, and other surprises.

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

While we were on our way out on the backside of the trail, the cache owner was going to the cache with another geocacher!! When they got to the cache, Roadkill commented that Balloonpilot & Chickenlips haven't been to this cache yet... Ohhhhhhhh Yes they were commented the other geocacher...and we just missed them.. Roadkill has a knack for taking people to very nice scenic or historical sites...this was the case again. We enjoyed the hike very much and would recommend this cache to all cachers. We took a fantastic necklace out of the cache..probably valued somewhere between 5 or 6 hundred dollars and only left a Bear stamper and some small plastic containers... Roadkill will understand, he's good about things like that. Thanks again for the great adventure..

Note 06 Jul 2002 by  TheHikers  (Finds: 27  Score: 125.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 17.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Forgot to mention this in the log report - watch out for
poison ivy along the edge of the trail. Especially coming from the parking area to where the trail widens out quite a ways along; in some spots the ivy intrudes a bit into the trail. So keep your eyes out and keep the kids on the trail.

I found it! 06 Jul 2002 by  TheHikers  (Finds: 27  Score: 125.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 17.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Aha! The first ones! We've been to this area before, but it is beautiful and certainly merits many repeat visits. The cache gave us a little trouble--at first the GPS was saying that it was hidden over the cliff--but we expanded our search and found it about 200 feet away in a typical hiding place.

Look closely at the photo and you'll see foliage of two different colors in the valley. We suspect that the duller, grayish green vegetation was covered with water after the big rains of a few weeks ago, while the pockets of brighter green (e.g. just to the left and a little below dead center of the photo) were high enough to have avoided submersion in the muddy water. Next time it rains hard, the evidence of the high water mark will be washed away.

  cameraView from the end of the trail


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