cache type Low & Behold (Read Warning) cache size

by Road Kill
(Finds: 54  Score: 244.5)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 55)


Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 34.723'   W 078° 02.867'
Portageville,   New York   14536
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 07 Oct 2001
Waypoint (Landmark): N0004F
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Normal

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

Misc: Pets are allowed. Parking is available No fees!


Maps are queued for generation.

Located in Letchworth State Park at the south end upper falls on the often-ignored east side. A prime area for inquisitive investigation & beauty. This is also a place to take precautions (High banks no fences).

The cache is my forth hide and my first with a camera. Itís a standard 50 cal ammo box with a logbook, camera and goodies to exchange. Be forewarned this cache is one that requires a decision on the approach were topos may offer only scant help. Do not try steep inclines as some beeline approaches may indicate. The proper trail here is an old railroad bed and not the one of the bridge but below it.

Just to the west of the cache you can look down to an awesome site. Venture to the south and youíll be looking up. Take a camera. Road Kill is grinning.

Fellow cachers. I worry about safety at this cache site. There is a road that is on the maps which looks inviting (Portageville Rd) and it looks like it would make for a shorter walk. But if you look at the topos closely the beeline from there is very steep (cliffs in fact). Here and now I am asking you to use a park trail/railroad bed. If you see railroad tracks on the bed - youíre on the wrong railroad bed. Go back and enter the park, if the gates are open (they close occasionally in the winter), and look for a railroad bed marked as a trail. My original intent on this cache was to make it difficult to find the way in. For the sake of safety however, Iíve spilled the beans.
I've checked with the park regarding winter access to this cache. It is open year around and winter use includes cross country skiing & snowshoeing on this trail. There are times when the gates are closed but parking the car and walking in is still permitted.

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



Clues:    decode

  • Parking 1 - The scenic way 
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  • Parking 2 - The cheater approach 
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    pnpur> Sbe lbh puvyqera sbyybj

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