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(Finds: 48  Score: 221)    (Hidden: 21  Score: 89)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 43.250'   W 077° 55.044'
Tuscarora,   New York   14510
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 29 Sept 2001
Waypoint (Landmark): N0004D
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Normal

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



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Named for the land formation it is located on this cache area provides a unique perspective on the awesome gorge at Letchworth. It is not recommended for small children, as the rim of the gorge is not fenced. As you approach the cache stop for a moment at N42 43.227 W077 55.009 for the first of several very nice gorge views.

In addition to the regular items we have included one of Mrs. Rocky's infamous CACHING HATS. We ask that this item not be removed, but encourage all who find the cache to model the hat, both for the cache camera and your own photos. Unless you are Bob Bowter there is only one way in and out, see the encrypted hints for parking and starting instructions.

You may also want to stop by the Mt. Morris Dam Visitors Center located at N42 43.874 W077 54.360.

The cache has been plundered twice since we originally placed it. The current location is very close to the original and the coordinates have been adjusted as of 9/6/02. Due to this the cache is well hidden. However:


Although well hidden you will find it just by moving a dead limb or piece of bark, please put things back as you found them.


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I found it! 02 Oct 2010 by  sagefemme  (Finds: 67  Score: 299)    (Hidden: 8  Score: 33.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Happy to find this as part of the days adventures at Letchworth Fall Gathering

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

I have been wanting to take this hike for a while. Nice spot for a cache hide. Took the key ring clip and left a deer antler. Tried to conceal cahe a little better to keep muggles from tampering with it. - Paleoman52

I found it! 19 Apr 2006 by  Szuchie  (Finds: 146  Score: 577)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 26)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Finally! Haha...some time ago I completed What's The Point which is right across the gorge from this cache, and made a valiant attempt to figure out how to get to the Hog's Back (with absolutely no success, haha!)...so today I made sure to plan the route and in no time we found it!

This has to be one of the most beautiful cache spots I have ever seen. Very rarely can you hover above the cache hide and have a gorgeous panoramic view of the gorge. It was also a great time trying out my new kicks, which I need to break in before the CITO this weekend!

I keep telling Chicky that I have to parcel out finding all the Letchworth caches so that way I don't run out! There is so much great stuff to discover so I want to take my time and not conquer it all in one shot! Haha.

A HUGE thank you to the whole Rocky Crew for getting us to this amazing place! After we were done we drove around to the other side of the gorge to the What's the Point Cache Overlook and marveled at the Hogs Back and where we had been only minutes before. With the sun going down it truly was a perfect moment.

Thank you for showing us such an amazing spot, and for a great experience!


PS - Picked up the DE geocoin - will place it very soon so it can be shared with other cachers.

I found it! 01 Oct 2005 by  motionsmiley  (Finds: 71  Score: 338)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This was a nice area for a hide. Have been out here when the water level was 10-15 feet below us. Hard to believe the water can get that high. Thanks

I found it! 21 Jun 2005 by  Wolf Creek  (Finds: 12  Score: 56.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Beautiful views from the walk in. The cache is in real good shape. Lots of goodies. Thanks for leading us to this seldom utilized part of the park. TN/ left 2AA batteries. Added some more cover.
Wolf Creek and Lynn.

I found it! 16 Oct 2004 by  Eltee1  (Finds: 7  Score: 25)    (Hidden: 4  Score: 16.5)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

Found during the picnic event here. Really enjoyed this one too.

[Modified 2005-01-19 01:11:21]

I found it! 16 Oct 2004 by  OurWoods  (Finds: 76  Score: 294.5)    (Hidden: 26  Score: 101)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found this one during the Letchworth Event. One of my favorites to be sure! Thanks!

I found it! 18 Oct 2003 by  SueShe  (Finds: 54  Score: 226)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Great views on the way to the cache...even though the raindrops were falling on our heads. Left Amy's Lost Peguin TB. Thanks for the hide.

I found it! 03 May 2003 by  Prof  (Finds: 6  Score: 23.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This is my second time in this area - but the first time we didn't have coordinates . Came back with RK and found it and took time to enjoy the scenery again. Left a special pencil with a message on it. Took nothing. Used your camera and posed with the hat - #19 (I think).

Note 03 May 2003 by  Road Kill  (Finds: 54  Score: 244.5)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 55)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I deserve double creadit for this one in that I've found it twice now and in a different location. This second hiding is in a much nicer spot and less apt to be seen by passers by. On top of that there is a new hat, so I managed to take another photo (#20 I think). What a treat to be at this lovely spot in the spring. I was accompanied by "Prof" ( a newbee to train at Huckle Buckle Beanstalk)who enjoyed the views as well. Took nothing but left a pocket knife and a McDonalds bear.
Road Kill is grinning
[Modified 2003-05-06 16:51:18]

Note 02 Apr 2003 by  Cracker7M  (Finds: 35  Score: 168.5)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 22)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Thanx, Rocky!
I havent been out on the Hog's Back for a few years, but used to climb out here all the time as a kid.

The gorge is full of water at this time, and only the top 1/3rd or so of the ridge is visible above the water.

Take a camera, as March/April are usually the only times you will see the water level this high in the gorge. Basically the river becomes Letchworth Lake!

I got to log a USACE benchmark after tripping over it! :)

I found it! 15 Nov 2002 by  Wheelygood  (Finds: 103  Score: 582)    (Hidden: 21  Score: 92)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

as posted else where...
This was the last cache for the day as I needed to get to work. Enjoyed the views and took a few photos. Took/left nothing.

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I found it! 05 Oct 2002 by  RobN Hood  (Finds: 45  Score: 218)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Topped off the day after the picnic with the great view from this cache location. Went with Geo G, POG and Lima Bean, who actually spotted the cache first.

I found it! 05 Oct 2002 by  Geo G  (Finds: 64  Score: 319)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found it this time. Stopped by with RobN Hood on our way out of the park after a great picnic with the whole group. Lima bean (10) led the way and found it herself. Thanks to the Rocky team.. Great adventure!
Geo G, POG and Lima bean

I found it! 05 Oct 2002 by  Hinge Thunder  (Finds: 106  Score: 521)    (Hidden: 16  Score: 98.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Issaquah Puppy and I, went with CB & dave from the Windingo team on Saturday morning before the picnic. It was alot of fun!

Note 01 Sept 2002 by  Geo G  (Finds: 64  Score: 319)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We also found trash on the ground, right in the area of the coordinates. Looks like it may have been plundered again. Included packaging from a precision screwdriver set, Fun Dough, a blue and white pen etc. -- stuff that looks like it was from a cache. We packed the trash out, and decided not to look any further for the cache since this seems to be from it. Hope I'm wrong Rocky, I've enjoyed all the Rocky caches, including the beautiful views from this one.

Note 30 Aug 2002 by  Farmer John  (Finds: 4  Score: 15.5)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 4.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We searched today for Hogsback vistas. We found trash left on the ground that we think might be from treasures that would be left in cache. We did not find cache. Has it been plundered yet again?

I found it! 01 Jul 2002 by  mrmeasure  (Finds: 9  Score: 49.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Mrmeasure and the Gofer (wife) had a very special day. Our 50th find, and it was a Rocky cache. Only two Rocky's to go!! Picked the hottest day, but a cool hike. Great views of the gorge. The Gofer found it in about three minutes. Is that luck or skill! It was a great and clever hiding place. Without the Gofer, I might still be looking. Took the pocket knife, and left a valued item from our reknowned white trash collection. A set of dice valve covers for tires. Of course we modeled the Mrs. Rocky hat. Mr and Mrs Measure

I found it! 27 May 2002 by  balloonpilot and chickenlips  (Finds: 52  Score: 252.5)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 31)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found the cache but may have lost my cell phone here... We did this cache many times this
weekend, once for the cache and 3 times for the cell phone!! Still no phone...oh well...Nuff
about that phone. We took one pic with the cache camera while WW modeled the hat!! We
took the electrical tape and left a pack of fishing bobbers. Thank you very much for a great
area. We saw a deer standing on the edge of the ravine as we neared the cache!!

I found it! 16 Apr 2002 by  Blackpete  (Finds: 406  Score: 1774)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 73)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We really enjoyed hiking in this area. Our first time. What a different perspective of the gorge. Took lots of pictures.

I found it! 14 Apr 2002 by  Harv and Donna  (Finds: 152  Score: 707)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Back at it after a 2 month lay off. (Had to help my cousin make 345 gallons of Maple Syrup.) Found it without much trouble. Coordinates dead on! Liked the views. It started to rain as we opened the cache. Donna immediately wanted the hat (to keep her hair dry). Told her she had to leave it as it was for picture taking only - which we did. At least it helped keep her hair dry while signing the log. Left nothing - took nothing except enjoyment of the views. Thanks Rocky.

I found it! 13 Apr 2002 by  mrsmom  (Finds: 128  Score: 491.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 10)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

First of two caches on this rainy afternoon. Traveling with MrMom, Cory27 and Goo. The rain held off on the nice hike in. Found cache around 5:40. Took picture #21 of Goo wearing the infamous hat, Cory27 flashing a #7 (for his 7th find) and myself. Checked out the great view as I had never been on this side of the gorge after so many trips to Letchworth Park. Rain started as soon as we began our hike back. We were soaked by the time we returned to the car. Enjoyed this cache anyways!!

I found it! 30 Mar 2002 by  country boy gary  (Finds: 20  Score: 99)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

3rd find of the day. Found the cache and logged in and modeled the
hat,made an exchange and moved on. There is so much to see in this
area it is hard to stay focused on caching. Ialso noticed a government
survey marker on the way out and took a picture of it. Thanks Rocky!

I found it! 07 Mar 2002 by  TheHikers  (Finds: 27  Score: 125.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 17.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This was our second attempt at finding this cache -- turns out it wasn't there the first time (or so we think). The area is quite spectacular, and today there were flocks of geese on the river. The hiding spot is very effective!

I found it! 19 Feb 2002 by  lighthouserocket  (Finds: 25  Score: 133)    (Hidden: 8  Score: 48)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

found this cache without too much trouble.. i've been at this damsite many a times.. always a beautiful view.. took the travel bug and signed the book.. swung like tarzan on the vines in the woods on my way out!..

I found it! 14 Oct 2001 by  Caron  (Finds: 73  Score: 350)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 6)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

found this one yesterday, also. ran into the hilton family, they just finished one. i guess we just missed everyone. liked the walk and the view, took picture with hat and my daughter debbie. did more walking. a perfect day to be out geocaching. took nothing, left a deck of cards,


I found it! 13 Oct 2001 by  Hiltonfamily  (Finds: 52  Score: 245)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 23)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Major Whoops...Had the digital in the van. Best views with A LOT less traffic. Great area swarming with cachers today. Met 2 groups today! Fearless leader had me at the GPS helm. Thought that I messed up but did the right turn back. Lost sats often but in the end got within 10 feet of the cache. Beautiful just wish I had a bungy on butterfly girl who kept peering over. Cache was in great shape! Took calculator (Sweety Gal only does math if one is present), key clip and space wheel (Butterfly says major thanks for this..has her mezmerized). Left Touched by an Angel CD, balancing guy on high bar (metal balance thing) and cubix. Butterfly took a pic of me in hat...What had us grinny was the number of times we had to go back to cache after we hid it...Eversure wasn't so today and left his find...Sweety couldn't find $100 retainer....So back again...Blessed with Fearless' reasoning...It was still in her mouth.....Then got a Grumpy toy at McD's...Go figure.....Thanks for the beauty!!!

I found it! 13 Oct 2001 by  Gimpy  (Finds: 41  Score: 195)    (Hidden: 26  Score: 154)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Fantastic cache adventure. What a great area that I never knew was there. Mrs. Gimpy & I headed down the very scenic trail around 2:00 pm on this gorgeous(hehe)Fall afternoon & within minutes I was popping off pictures on my digital. Some of these shots will definitely be in frames on our walls. The walk along the trail was no problem, until the Mrs. thought she'd try a little shortcut down the hill, & started to look like Peggy Fleming as she slid along on top of hundreds of acorns. We thought we'd seen it all till we got to the cache location. The view from there rivals anything we saw up in the Adirondacks last weekend.Cache is in great shape. We took the fishing lure left by RoadKill & left a Mickey Mouse keychain.Took a snapshot of myself & the wife, she in the Mrs.Rocky caching hat,with the camera. Left my mark in the log book, & then we continued on farther down the trail to catch some more beauty.This was truly one of the most enjoyable cache outings I've been on & we thank you. Excellent job!

I found it! 07 Oct 2001 by  Road Kill  (Finds: 54  Score: 244.5)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 55)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Road Kill was awed by the views. I was taking pictures and nearly forgot what I was there for. Sun going down at 5PM and leaves were in all their glory. Practically stepped on the cache while taking pictures. Oh Yes the cache box was stuffed but the 1st order of business was to take a photo with the cache hat. Not quite for Road Kill but I grinned anyway. (took 2 photos). I had to have the National Geographic Magazine and left in its place 2 gold dollars and a fishing lure. Not enough fish line the reach water anyway.
Road Kill is grinning

I found it! 03 Oct 2001 by  Barrington  (Finds: 23  Score: 99.5)    (Hidden: 27  Score: 139)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Since Rocky's been the first at all four of my caches, I enjoyed the opportunity to be the first at one of his. Also got paid back for putting him through a deep gully at the "Blair Witch" site; we left the FL trail a hundred yards too soon and wound up going over some terrain that was "crawl up, butt-scoot down" before we found the trail to the cache. Mrs. Barrington and Penny were getting a little peeved till we found the real trail was a lot easier. Gorgeous spot (pun intended), but definitely not one to do in the dark or after an ice storm. The Magellan 315 was within 16 feet of agreeing with the coordinates, so no problem finding it. Took a couple of pics with "The Hat" (gotta get one of those), took nothing, left a "Where's George" bill. Thanks, Rocky, for an enjoyable hike in a beautiful place!

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