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cache type Bullhead Cache cache size

by Barrington
(Finds: 23  Score: 99.5)    (Hidden: 27  Score: 139)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 23.725'   W 078° 11.256'
Rushford,   New York   14777
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 19 Aug 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N00327
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Normal

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

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


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This cache is located in one of my all-time favorite places. This should be a relatively easy find, my purpose in placing it there is to introduce you to this jewel of a place.

The site is a nature preserve with a unique environment (for this area), and all plant and animal life is protected. Please read the signs at the entrance, and respect the area accordingly; look at and photograph all you want, but don’t pick, dig, or stomp on anything. Also, there is presently no posted restriction on dogs, and to help keep it that way please keep them leashed if anyone’s around, and remove any evidence of their visit.

The cache is a .30 cal ammo box containing several outdoor related items such as a poncho, flashlight, magnifier, butane lighter, etc., plus a few Keokuk Geodes (mineral specimens); please trade for similar value and type items if possible to retain the character of the cache. It’s concealed about 200 feet from the trail, but since the forest floor is dry and well “mulched” with little understory growth, there is no bushwhacking involved. The cache was placed so it can be found with minimal impact; it is concealed in an open area, not under any logs or rocks. After you find it, please return it to the same place and condition as it was.

The walk in will take you through a forest of hardwood and black spruce, and past a small lake and the remnant of a peat bog. You can go out onto the bog on a boardwalk to observe the carnivorous sundew and pitcher plants which are characteristic of peat bogs (common in Canada but unusual in WNY). After finding the cache, you can continue following the trail around the lake back to the parking lot.

Also, bring some stale bread along. There is a small picnic area by the entrance/parking area, with a well-worn spot by the water. The lake is inhabited by a large number of small but voracious bullheads; toss a few scraps of bread in the water about 5-10 feet out, and watch the bullheads swarm in. Then toss some scraps into the middle of the crowd, and the feeding frenzy looks like a bunch of piranha. This is a favorite especially for the kids, and regular visitors have been feeding them for years. Please do this only in that area, not farther down the lake.

The entrance/parking lot is at 42*24.028’N, 78*11.151’W. Please start from there to avoid trespassing on private property. The road in is seasonal, with no maintenance after December 1. If it is closed at the east end in the winter, chances are you can reach the area from the west end (if you can find it).

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



Clues:    decode

  • Cache location (look only if desperate) 
    Va n penpx ba gur gbc bs n ovt fghzc< uvqqra haqre onex naq yrnirf>

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CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!    decode

I found it! 15 Jul 2007 by  HuckleBuckle  (Finds: 77  Score: 273.5)    (Hidden: 67  Score: 223.5)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

These older caches are always the most fun to find. I enjoyed the hike along the lake with friends HC,SB2,GG, and Wmacdonnell. We stopped every once and a while to enjoy the scenic views of the lake or the wildlife we encountered. The cache is loaded with great swag, but I TNLNLSL. Thanks for this amazing cache!


I found it! 26 Jul 2006 by  Paleoman  (Finds: 95  Score: 428)    (Hidden: 14  Score: 60)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Scottishgal610 and I decided to see what this cache was all about, and I am so glad we did. This has to be one of the best kept secrets in all of Western new York State. I totally loved the hike down to the bog and the woods were very old and primitive looking. This is a place where you really want to spend more time after you have located the cache. I am sure that I will return to this place again someday. Thanks for the nice hide. I TNLN and signed the logbook. - Paleoman52-

I found it! 06 May 2006 by  Szuchie  (Finds: 146  Score: 577)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 26)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This cache was one of the most beautiful and scenic places we have ever visited. Chicky and I loved the walk around the lake, as well as all the wildlife and vegetation that surrounded us. A close friend of mine had mentioned this area sometime ago, and said it was amazing...so we've been planning a weekend trip to find this cache.
I'm trilled we picked today to do it, as the sun was out, the air was cool and the preserve was empty. It certainly was our own personal slice of heaven.

We found the cache fairly quickly, and spent some time taking in the great lakefront views and exploring some of the other trails we found. We took the M.Canard TB we found in the cache, and dropped of Water Frog (which we apologize for having way too long), but we figured this would be an amazing spot for him...as Chicky said; "He seems really excited!" ---> She's so cute.

This is an amazing cache site, that I think might find it's way onto my favorites list as a must do for all cachers. Thank you again for this wonderful experience; it certainly was the highlight of our caching day!


I found it! 12 Oct 2004 by  DocW  (Finds: 291  Score: 1187)    (Hidden: 18  Score: 83.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Surprisingly this cache was listed also on Navicache, here is my log:
This was the perfect place for my #800 (at Geocaching.com), although it was not planned or so. This is a so wonderful quiet but vivid lake! I enjoyed circling it around so much! And finding the cache was not too hard. Many thanks for this wonderful experience and greetings from Germany. Wulf

I found it! 06 Jun 2003 by  Cracker7M  (Finds: 35  Score: 168.5)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 22)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Finally! A GREAT day for caching, and a great cache to find on a great day!
Temps were finally above 70° and a perfectly calm SUNNY day after months of cool, rainy weather.
Took Oakland Lighthouse with me today...
The young bullhead were just a couple feet from the bank, and VERY brave...I touched a few with the end of my hiking stick, and they tried to gnaw on the end of it...
Didnt see any game other than asingle chipmunk, but many Canadian geese, and two other LARGE, gray birds.
Didnt figure out what the carnivourous plant looked like, so I dont know if we saw any or not...
Walked all the way around the lake. Many mosquitoes..
Did not see Bubba TB...
Took the Skateboarder TB, but he is now an eel..??

I found it! 01 Jun 2003 by  road rash  (Finds: 30  Score: 130)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

What a great day for caching, but then isn't everyday. This was an extremely nice area which I never knew about, gps was very accurate. Was here with firerose_13, xplorer,geo-comet & ketchup, firerose hucklebuckled followed by xplorer. Quite the assortment of wildlife in the area - painted turtles, blue heron, geese, ducks and bullheads - most love bread. Cache was in good shape, took a junior deputy badge from the Niagara County Sheriff's Dept. as I couldn't talk xplorer out of the finger rocket . I left a red carabiner key chain. Thanks for the nice caching adventure.

I found it! 19 Mar 2003 by  GEO  (Finds: 17  Score: 69)    (Hidden: 16  Score: 74)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

After a short hike on the slippery trails around the bog, finding the cache was the easy part. Loosening the box from the ice was a completly different story. Brogan and I worked on it for about an hour. Good thing he had his pocket knife with him too. He used it as a makeshift ice pick until we finally were able to pry it out. Pfewww! The things we do for a find... Thanks for the icy hunt!

I found it! 01 Jan 2003 by  country boy gary  (Finds: 20  Score: 99)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

The wife and I started out in the rain today to do a cache or two and
then it changed to freezing rain. We decided to press on and we did find
2 caches.We only got within 50 ft. of the cache with the coords.but we
looked for about 10min. and found the cache. Mother nature had the
cache bonded to its keeper and we had quite a time getting it loose.We
logged in and returned the cache to it's hiding place. Thanks for the hide

I found it! 19 Sept 2002 by  Harv and Donna  (Finds: 152  Score: 707)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

1st of 5 finds today Found at 9:10 AM
This was a real nice trail in a nice wood at a very interesting place. So peaceful so early in the morning. Sats. were bouncing a little in the heavy tree cover but still your coordinates took me right to it. Signed log, took/left nothing. Thanks for the nice hide.
Harv & Donna (without Donna) Dansville, NY

I found it! 25 Aug 2002 by  balloonpilot and chickenlips  (Finds: 52  Score: 252.5)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 31)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Very nice area that we never knew existed. Especially liked the Piranha!! Fortunately for
us, some of the other hikers had some bread scraps. All we had to do was sit back and enjoy
the show!! The Garmin didn't have satellites almost all the way to the cache. The Magellan on
the other hand always seems to come through for us in heavy cover. Once we were close to
the cache (so we thought) signals were very erratic. I was several hundred feet off at one
point and when the Magellan found the cache, my Garmin seemed to cooperate. Finally had a
good reading of less than 20 feet at the cache site. Very nice hide and we expecially liked
being first to this cache. We had two others with us who enjoyed themselves very much as
well. We took the geodes and the flashlight and left a new homemade balloonpilot train
whistle and a Nerf mini flying football. Thanks for showing us a great spot. We will return
with our own bread scraps!!
[Modified 2002-08-25 21:22:19]


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