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by Dekaner
(Finds: 0  Score: 0)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 32)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 55.840'   W 078° 52.047'
Buffalo,   New York   14222
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 22 Jun 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N002C1
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Normal

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

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


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The 'cache is a .50 cal. ammo box, located off any number of paths that criss-cross the area. For a nicer walk, we suggest you park at Hoyt Lake, though closer spots do exist.

The centerpiece of the Buffalo park system is Delaware Park, originally known simply as "The Park". 350 acres in size, it is one of the relatively few true parks Frederick Law Olmsted created; to Olmsted, only a very large, naturalistic site which would completely shield the visitor from the bustle and cares of the city could be considered a "park". It was also the first park for which Olmsted was given the opportunity to select the site to be used.

In keeping with all of Olmsted's great parks, Delaware Park has three prime elements: a prominent water feature (the "Gala Water", now named "Hoyt Lake", of 42 acres formed by damming Scajaquada Creek), a large meadow of about 120 acres, and significant wooded areas. Located at what at the time were the outskirts of Buffalo, the park was crossed by only one city street.

In a manner similar to his treatment of the traverse roads in New York's Central Park, he kept Delaware Avenue at a lower grade than much of the surrounding park, provided a viaduct to carry the park's carriage road above it, and shielded the park from it by thick plantings. Broad parkways connected this park with The Parade and The Front, the two smaller pleasure grounds of his original Buffalo design.

This 'cache has been approved by the Buffalo Parks Department. Park background text used with permission. 1996-2002 Stanton M. Broderick

More information:

Buffalo Parks Department
Buffalo Olmstead Parks Conservancy
Olmsted in Buffalo

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Note 18 Jul 2004 by  RussandKim  (Finds: 1  Score: 6)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

going to check on cache condition today...will report back later....Kim

Note 04 Jul 2004 by  WanderingRaines  (Finds: 2  Score: 9)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

The GPS readings and the clue seem to be dead-on...However, instead of finding the cache we found a startled and confused man who was smoking some weeds that weren't dandelions. Hey, we did also find a pair of glasses. Help! Could you please verify the status of the cache...

I found it! 29 Nov 2003 by  WhiteUrkel  (Finds: 172  Score: 635)    (Hidden: 40  Score: 156)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Yeeck. Mud. Was well hidden. Thanks

I found it! 15 Feb 2003 by  road rash  (Finds: 30  Score: 130)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

While at the Buffalo Winterfest with Balloonpilot and Chickenlips, figured could get a cache or 2 in. GPS was right on and took me right to it, it was however very very cold, took compass set and left a pizza hut trilydiscope - now on to Olmstead 1c. Thanx!!

I found it! 15 Feb 2003 by  balloonpilot and chickenlips  (Finds: 52  Score: 252.5)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 31)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We were in the park doing a tether job today, or at least we tried to!! We were going to set the balloon up for the Winterfest but the winds just didn't cooperate with us. So we did the next best thing.. We were less than .2 mile from this cache when we started out. We found the cache immediately with the deadly accurate coordinates that were provided. Cache is in great shape but was a little stuck to the ground at first. I guess that happens when it's 12 degrees outside. We took the drawing compass and left a teleidascope. We also took 2 pictures with the cache camera. Thanks for a great afternoon in the park

I found it! 31 Jan 2003 by  She  (Finds: 126  Score: 552.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Decided to do the Olmsted caches this day and what better one to start with then #1. Took nothing; left nothing. This must be the park where the dogs walk their owners.
Thanks for the hide.

She of SueShe

I found it! 14 Dec 2002 by  GEO  (Finds: 17  Score: 69)    (Hidden: 16  Score: 74)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

4th cache of the day. That one was a trip! I walked right to the cache but did not search the hide well enough and moved on. I ended up searching the area for about 30 minutes only to end up back at the same spot where I started :-) I took nothing but a picture (19 left) and signed the log book. I picked up the SPPIA's Favorite TB. Thanks for the great hunt!

[Modified 2003-02-13 00:10:56]

I found it! 09 Nov 2002 by  WMSFresh  (Finds: 140  Score: 612)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 24.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

8th cache of the day. Nighttime caching is fun, but dark! Almost gave up on this one, we couldn't find it after searching for a bit. Then after a couple more minutes just when I was about to throw in the towel, Sue (Lyndon Rd gang) called out that she had found it (100ft from where I was searching). Nice spot. Took a pic, logged in. Thanks for a good hide.

Peppermill 6-Pack
WMSFresh(R) Fairport, NY

I found it! 20 Oct 2002 by  Blackpete  (Finds: 406  Score: 1774)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 73)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found it at 2:05 pm. Walked to all three and enjoyed the park, the walk and the caches. Took nothing, left nothing.

I found it! 06 Sept 2002 by  strikeforce_sunset  (Finds: 45  Score: 177)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 23)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found, was placed in a very special area to me, I grew up
playing in this very area. Was a clever hide!!! strikeforce1

[Modified 2002-10-02 01:04:35]

I found it! 04 Aug 2002 by  Brasspounder  (Finds: 2  Score: 5.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Difficult find. Took two trips to get it right. Lots of traffic (people) at this site, especially on weekends. Bring your flashlight. Took nothing. Left yo-yo.

Many thanks to LOWER FALLS for his assistance with the find. Hope he enjoyed the jazz concert while in the Buffalo area.


I found it! 24 Jun 2002 by  mrsmom  (Finds: 128  Score: 491.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 10)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Just reading some old posts & noticed I accidently logged this as a note and not a find as it should be!!

Note 24 Jun 2002 by  mrsmom  (Finds: 128  Score: 491.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 10)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Thought for sure we'd be first but DX got there just before us. (DX, how do you do it?) Guess I should have left work early. Goo found the cache all on her own just as Mr Mom recognized some fellow cachers nearby, Boz and Company. Chatted for a while (what a pleasure meeting them). Great spot for the cache. I look forward to the rest of the Olmstead series. Thanks for an enjoyable evening.

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

Sorry it's taken me so long to log this Dekanar. This was one of a bunch of caches I hit on my back to Erie after dropping my brother off at the Buffalo airport. Definately the longest walk of all the ones I hit. Took nothing and left some baseball cards. Took me awhile to find this one cause my GPS was acting up, and had be some 200 feet away.

Mike Chmielewski
Gamehendge Ranger
Erie, PA


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