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cache type Olmsted #2 - South Park cache size

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

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 49.749'   W 078° 50.086'
This may not be the actual cache coordinate.
Lackawanna,   New York   14218
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 23 Jun 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N002C2
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Multi-Part
Cache size:   Normal

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

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


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The coordinates take you to the initial point only. You must follow the clues below to find the 'cache! The 'cache is a .30 cal. ammo box, located about 25 feet off of the main trail.

Note: All clues can be found without leaving the trail. It is important to know that the trail and 'cache are within a few hundred feet of a body of water and active train tracks, so please be careful with young ones.


- Start your adventure at N 42 49.749, W 78 50.086.
- Take the small trail head for 45 feet.
- Continue on the straight path for 20 feet.
- Take right path for 30 feet.
- Take left path for 100 feet.
- Go "over", continue onward for 20 feet.
- Around "slash", continue onward for 40 feet.
- Continue on straight path for 40 feet.
- Go "through?" and then follow path for 250 feet.
- Go "under" and then continue for 100 feet.
- At the clearing, find the tall "S" and you'll find the 'cache!
- If you have to go "over" again, you've gone too far.

In early 1893 Frederick Law Olmsted provided the Buffalo Board of Park Commissioners with a design for the second of two new parks to be constructed in the southern part of Buffalo. The parks were to be more convenient to the residents of that area of the city than the existing parks, as the area was experiencing very rapid growth and was quite distant from the northern park system already constructed.

The park was planned to compliment the new Cazenovia Park to its northeast and be connected with it by South Side (now McKinley) and Red Jacket Parkways. The site lay outside what were then the city's boundaries. It consisted of a valley of 156 acres, a large grove of trees, and an area of high and level ground at its border.

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

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



Clues:    decode

  • Your only clue ... 
    Jura lbh ernpu gur pyrnevat< gur 7pnpur vf ybpngrq gb gur yrsg haqre fbzr onex oruvaq n ynetr 2F2 funcrq gerr>

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CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!    decode

I found it! 30 Oct 2003 by  WhiteUrkel  (Finds: 172  Score: 635)    (Hidden: 40  Score: 156)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Great cache. Needed the pic for the start point, GPS wasn't taking me there too easily.

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

Counted my overs and unders...found that extra over, turned back and voila...my sixth Olmsted find of the day and it's still daylight. Took nothing; left nothing.
Thanks for the hide.

She of SueShe

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

A cold and snowy day today, still good enough to go caching. I figured I'd try your cache which is really close to my house. After a short walk though the park (no one around today), I easily located the trail and followed the clues to the cache area (saw a deer was grazing right by the cache). I had to try a few spots before finally locating the cache, which took me about 20 minutes of searching. The snow made it even more interesting. I took 2 pictures of myself (#10 & #11 I believe) and signed the log book. I took nothing and left nothing. Thanks for the good time outside :-)

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

Great time finding this cache. Who knew Sue (Lyndon Rd gang) and I could follow directions so well, thinking now maybe we should tryout for the Amazing Race show. 5th cache of the day found at 5:10PM (dusky). Logged in, took nothing. Did go thru on way back, very cool.

Peppermill 6-Pack

I found it! 09 Nov 2002 by  The Lyndon Road Gang  (Finds: 12  Score: 53.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

3rd find of our adventure. Found at 5:10pm, rather dusky out this time of year. Found the cache with Ruth (Peppermill 6-Pack Mom). These directions were the best!! Glad I looked up from reading to go "over", otherwise the weekend might have ended much differently. Didn't trade, just autographed the log. Huckle Buckle Beanstalk!


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

Found it at 5:35 pm. Enjoyed following the description but we didn't fit "through". Wish we were that small again. Added some extra coverage to better conceal the cache. Took nothing, left nothing.

I found it! 31 Aug 2002 by  Hiltonfamily  (Finds: 52  Score: 245)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 23)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Hey! We are still in the midst of buying another home and selling our own....so we all needed a break. We decided to check out this cache and we were glad that we did! Fearless used the clever cache directions as a way for the young ones to take note of their surroundings and I spent the time tweeking my V so that I could use it to read distances. On the way to the cache we were amazed to have the sense of the country in the middle of the big city, the segregated water fowl (geese on the left and ducks on the right) and the ususual tree formations.

We got to the cache location in no time but had a bit of a time with the final clue....that was until Butterfly girl came up with some gems of wisdom. Then we found it in no time.

Cache was in great shape. We removed the wire puzzles, mini bopper and a rose box. We replaced these with a vibrating bug, cyber bird and plush inch worm.

Thanks again for yet another first rate caching experience!!

DxChallenged, Fearless Leader, Butterfly Girl, Foo the wonder dog, Eversure son and Sweety gal


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