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cache type Cattaraugus Creek#2 Scoby Dam Park cache size

by balloonpilot and chickenlips
(Finds: 52  Score: 252.5)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 31)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 28.364'   W 078° 41.811'
Springville,   New York   14141
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 07 Jul 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N002BE
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Normal

Difficulty: gps gps (easy)
Terrain: gps gps (easy)

Misc: No drinking water! No restrooms (water closets) available Pets are allowed. Parking is available No fees!

Please stay off Posted Property...

Maps are queued for generation.
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This cache is loaded with all kinds of goodies!!

This is the 2nd cache of a series of caches for Cattaraugus Creek. It begins at Scoby Dam Park. Access the parking area N 4229.012 W07842.006 off rte 219, south of Springville on Scoby Hill Road. One thing to keep in mind is that the park closes at sunset and the gates are then locked. Originally this cache was a multi cache with a letterbox twist. Unfortunately, some visitors to this area took the liberty of stealing the first part of the original cache.

The cache is a .50 caliber ammo box containing the traditional treasures and logbook. I must ask that you PLEASE replace the cache box to its original spot and cover it well.

Cattaraugus Creek is the largest of the four primary watercourses that forms the southern boundary of the Village of Springville in the Town of Concord, draining a portion of southwest Erie County before flowing into Lake Erie.

Take some time at the dam before or after you hunt for the cache. This is a nice area and is now maintained by the Erie County Parks Department. We saw a beaver above the dam on one of our visits, it kept surfacing and slapping the water with it's tail.

The cache site takes on another two county view. Satellites were not real cooperative even though there is a clear view of the sky. The gorge walls seem to play games with the signals. One thing to keep in mind while approaching the cache site is that we did not place it near the water. From 100 to 150 feet away watch your needle... it will hopefully send you in the right direction. The cache site will be evident from this distance... We don't have to tell you anymore than that! Please trade treasures, read the log intro, sign the logbook and enjoy the area!

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



Clues:    decode

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CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!    decode

I found it! 23 Jul 2006 by  road rash  (Finds: 30  Score: 130)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

I have been wanting to do this cache for some time now, today was the day. I started off on my trek, it was a muddy trip and I fell down a little bit on it but thats what geocaching is all about, your get dirty and work for the find. This was worth it, it was a great cache and a great area. many people out in the park area enjoying the weather and the water. I picked up the Pooh Bear TB and will move him along shortly otherwise I signed the log but TNLN. Cache appears to be in good shape. Thank You for the hide and the hike it was awesome.

I found it! 07 May 2006 by  Szuchie  (Finds: 146  Score: 577)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 26)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Another amazing Balloonpilot, Chickenlips and WW Gobstopper cache. You guys never cease to amaze me with your cache placements! We had pseudo-attempted this cache in the fall of last year, and because of the mud and water we had to turn back as we weren't prepared.
So for the last few weeks we've been throwing around revisiting this cache and finally conquering it. So today I came ready for ANYTHING...and in reality, due to the sunny-dry streak we've been having there wasn't a hint of mud or water anywhere!!! So instead of mud-o-palooza we had a beautiful spring walk and was able to take some great shots of the creek, gorge walls, and the re-awakening of the vegetation.

I brought Gregg the Most-Funnest Traveling TB in the World with me today as he made me promise that when I tried this cache he would get to come along. So it was some high quality brotherly-bonding time that culminated in him finding the cache almost instantly! (He's becoming quite the geo-sleuth!) Unfortunately Chicky couldn't come with us, so that means we'll most def. be making a return engagement to show her this amazing spot.

I can't wait! Thanks again for a great cache, I truly love these hiking caches with a good ole' ammo-can at the end. These are always the caches I find myself taking friends and family back to time and time again. Thanks for the beautiful walk and geo-adventure!


I found it! 09 May 2004 by  solar compass  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Mothers Day 2004! What a great day for a hike along the Cattauragus Creek. My 76 year old father, along with 2 of his grandkids got there first taste of geocaching.Reilly was excited when she found the cache! We took some billiards chalk, took a picture, and left a builders pencil.

Solar compass

Note 02 Jun 2003 by  balloonpilot and chickenlips  (Finds: 52  Score: 252.5)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 31)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

As of tonight, this cache has been reactivated and is in good working order... Please enjoy it!!

Note 20 Apr 2003 by  balloonpilot and chickenlips  (Finds: 52  Score: 252.5)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 31)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Sorry about the inconvenience but some lovely soul robbed the first box containing the letterbox log book and final coordinates.

I found it! 09 Nov 2002 by  mrsmom  (Finds: 128  Score: 491.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 10)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Third and last cache of the day. Spent day intoducing a friend and his kids to geocaching. They all caught on very quickly and I think they are hooked now!

Got to parking as sun was setting. Found first spot quickly. Off to the second cache in total darkness we went. After a nice hike we found the final cache around 6:30pm as the kids hurriedly searched to see who would find it first. Great hide. Once again, another high quality cache from BP, CL, & WWG. Thanks guys for the cache and one great adventurous day!!

I found it! 31 Aug 2002 by  Harv and Donna  (Finds: 152  Score: 707)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

5th of 7 finds today Found 1st part at 2:10 PM & 2nd part at 3:40 PM
3rd of 4 BP & CL cache finds today. No trouble with the 1st part except I forgot and left my new stamp at home that I specifically bought for letterbox caches. This and Cattaraugus 1 being my 1st ones. Oh well, on to part 2. Oh yea part 2, this was different. Spent about 40 minutes finding this one. That bridge support sure got a good inspection by this cacher. But I stuck with it and finally found it. Signed log, took/left nothing. Thanks for the challenging hide.
Harv & Donna (without Donna) Dansville,NY


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