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cache type Fairmount Park cache size

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Please do not look for this cache.

by WhiteUrkel
(Finds: 172  Score: 635)    (Hidden: 40  Score: 156)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 43° 05.704'   W 078° 52.076'
This may not be the actual cache coordinate.
North Tonawanda,   New York   14120
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 11 Sept 2005
Waypoint (Landmark): N01BB0
Open Cache:  Non-commercial use only
Cache type:  Multi-Part
Cache size:   Normal

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

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

Comments:

Maps are queued for generation.
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Welcome to the jewel of the Wheatfield Town Parks system, Fairmount
Park, located at the corner of Nash Road and Steig Rd., a mile or
so down Nash from Niagara Falls Boulevard. The park is open dawn to
dusk, and be advised Wheatfield Town workers vigourously throw
people out at dusk. Night caching not recommended. Should you find
the gate to the main parking lot locked, there are dozens of
parking spots along Steig Road, or in a lot of off Nash Road. This
is a 5 leg multi-cache. The final is very small, but is not a
micro. Please bring your own writing utensil.

Let me tell you, this park has it all; Ball fields, Soccer
fields, Tennis courts, Street Hockey, gravel running track,
man-made sledding hill, man-made pond, and, just like every other
park, Dozens of dead people, whose final resting places are
widely scattered amongst playground equipment in the east end of
the park.

The coords at the top of the page will take you near what
is probably the largest burial plot in the park. This is designed
to get you close, no need to cross over the fencing to get the
information you need. Please be very respectful to all of the early settlers of Wheatfield, who were buried here long before this was a town park.

The coords for the second leg of this cache are in the
format:

  • N43 05.ABC

  • W078 52.DEF

To find the coords for the second leg, solve the following and plug
the numbers in:


  • A = The second digit in Margaret's year of birth minus 1.

  • B = The last digit in Margaret's year of birth.

  • C = The third digit in Margaret's year of birth plus 2.

  • D = The last digit in William E.'s year of birth (not to be
    confused with plain old William).

  • E = The third digit in William's year of birth, minus 3. (not
    to be confused with William E.).

  • F = The last digit in William's year of birth (again, not to be
    confused with William E.).

During the busy summer months, please be discreet so as to not
reveal any of the legs of the cache to muggles. This is a late
summer placement, and you should find the park pretty deserted all
fall, winter and early spring.

There is a "codeword" on the 4th leg which you should send to me via email to verify your find. This is to prevent people from just snooping around the park looking for an end cache :-)

Please bring your own writing utensil.

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Note 18 Dec 2006 by  WhiteUrkel  (Finds: 172  Score: 635)    (Hidden: 40  Score: 156)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I'm killing this cache, but will put out a different Fairmount Park cache in the near future. Thanks to all who visited.

I found it! 24 Nov 2006 by  HuckleBuckle  (Finds: 77  Score: 273.5)    (Hidden: 67  Score: 223.5)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

***LATE LOG***

So Dragonflyby sent me an email the other day saying "Pick about 5 or so caches within a 20 mile radius from home and we'll go get a few".

This one barely made the 20 miles from home, so off we went this post-Thanksgiving day morning. Coming into Tonawanda, Niagara Falls Blvd slowed us down because of some of the nasty traffic it has because of all the construction going on. Once we got past all of that, it was smooth sailing to the park.

The math to get to the second leg was done quickly. I think some guys playing hockey nearby got a laugh out of me walking up to the graves and writing in a notebook.

I thought those same guys would cause a problem because of how close leg two was to them, but it was found quickly because I've done a cache that was hidden in a similar style.

Leg three was the most time consuming of the bunch. Dragonflyby and myself searched and searched for a long time. We even left someone a voice message asking for help. I was thinking to myself what I was going to write in my DNF log for this cache when I decided to widen my search and was successful. Onto the final, which was found with a quick search. Really liked the container for the final. Also noticed the entry in the logbook from the park workers.

Great job on this cache, Urkel. Definitely everything a multi should have - a great park, walk, and clever hides. Thanks for the cache.

HB

Note 31 Jan 2006 by  WhiteUrkel  (Finds: 172  Score: 635)    (Hidden: 40  Score: 156)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Forgot to say on this website that the 3rd leg is quite inaccessable right not (and has been for over a week) due to all the flooding in the park. Should be OK soon.

I found it! 15 Oct 2005 by  Rayman77  (Finds: 104  Score: 393.5)    (Hidden: 10  Score: 32.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I'm so embarrassed I needed to phone for help at part 3. Thanks for the assistance and sorry to bother you at the party. Easy finds the rest of the way. TNLNSL TFTC.

I found it! 01 Oct 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. Surprised more people don't travel to Niagara County to find this one. Thanks for the cache!

I couldn 24 Sept 2005 by  gof1  (Finds: 34  Score: 122.5)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 7)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

Found first 2 legs(liked leg2 alot) 3rd was not found.
Could be because we are new at this, or could have some thing to do with what looks like freshly moved items in the area (mud on the tops looked fresh)

Note 16 Sept 2005 by  WhiteUrkel  (Finds: 172  Score: 635)    (Hidden: 40  Score: 156)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Stopped by to edit the cache description. Welcome to the dark side, Bigwheel. WHERE THE HECK IS YOUR FIND LOG? BTW, I am your father.

I found it! 12 Sept 2005 by  Cayuga Crew  (Finds: 79  Score: 296.5)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 8)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

All right our first FTF on Navicache. Vmphunters and I headed out today after school and arrived in Wheatfield about 4:00PM. We worked our way through the stages slowly and surely and for the most part the coords were dead on allowing us to focus our search at the zero and avoid nearby potential hiding spots. All stages are creative fun hides but our favorite will remain the final, go find it and find out why. I imagine this took more than a minute to set up and test and we really appreciate TWU's efforts here. Others should come visit prior to placing there own just to get a feel for a quality hide utilizing the available space. Thanks, We had a blast.
[Modified 2005-09-12 21:14:50]

[Modified 2005-09-14 05:45:47]


 

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