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cache type Gibsonville Doublet cache size

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

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 42.095'   W 077° 56.355'
Perry,   New York   14530
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 27 Apr 2001
Waypoint (Landmark): N0005C
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Unknown
Cache size:   Unknown

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

Misc: Pets are allowed. Parking is available There may be fees.


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Located in Letchworth State Park near the Perry entrance, this cache uses part of one of the parks longer hiking trails that skirts the vanished village of Gibsonville and extends along the Silver Lake outlet down to the Genesee River. This area is often driven by and ignored but there is much to see. For more information about the park in general, visit “www.letchworthpark.com” or call the visitor center (716) 493-3600.

This, being my second cache hide, was planned with a special surprise that adds to the level of difficulty. The saving grace is that the terrain is very easy and in fact part of the trail is mowed. Aside from the cache there is much to find; three small falls, a large falls with a double drop, the stone remains of building foundations, a standing stone chimney, a well and other evidence of a community that once was. Not to the scale of the main Genesee gorge the Silver Lake outlet is a gorge with its own personality. All this is packed within a half-mile walk.

The cache is a 50 cal ammo box with a logbook and goodies to exchange. The goodies are great but the adventure of the hunt and the sites along the way are the real treasure.

Parking is somewhat provided with ample wide gravel shoulders and to see three to four cars there is normal. In the early spring Letchworth State Park has a $5 toll to enter the park on weekends from 8AM to 6PM. All other times - No Toll. Tolls are charged on weekdays from late May to early November. In the winter, when there is snow or ice on the ground, this area of the park may be closed to the public. Again this is one for the camera bug. For more information about Gibsonville, visit www.letchworthparkhistory.com/gibson.html.

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I found it! 01 Oct 2010 by  JohnKimFranklin  (Finds: 2  Score: 8.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

TFTH:) Awesome cache!

I found it! 23 Apr 2009 by  sabrefan7  (Finds: 13  Score: 57)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 11.5)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

Originally found on 15 June 2007 I wondered to my self why the box said "navicache" on the out side. Now I know :-)
A most enjoyable adventure in a park I have loved going to since I was a small child. Thanks for the hunt.
[Modified 2009-05-18 18:15:52]

I found it! 13 Oct 2007 by  mickemt  (Finds: 172  Score: 590.5)    (Hidden: 71  Score: 266)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

This one has been on my to do list for far too long, at after lunch at the event, I managed to get the group I was caching with to go for it.
This is probably one of the best laid out caches of it's type I've ever seen. Great veiw of the waterfalls.

I found it! 02 Sept 2007 by  Szuchie  (Finds: 146  Score: 577)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 26)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

What a magnificent cache.

This has been on my to-do list for ages now, and every time I drive by the Gibsonville sign I think about stopping. Unfortunately I’m always headed towards an alternate destination (typically running late as usual…haha), so I drive on by and yet again make another resolution to stop on my next time through. Well, after doing this dozens of time, today was the day that Chicky and I decided we’d tackle the Doublet, and off towards Letchworth we ventured!

Today was a wonderfully sunny day, the kind of perfect weather that begs you to take a nice hike in the woods. And what a better place to do it then here in Letchworth. After entering the Portageville entrance, we took the long scenic drive north. This is something we’ve began doing a lot recently regardless of where we have to go in the park. There really is nothing better than driving along side a stunning gorge while twisting and turning down tree lined roads. That in itself is a magnificent treat which never ceases to inspire and amaze us.

Our first stop in Letchworth was actually north of the Doublet, as we were following up on something a lil’ birdy told us which as we would later discover was a long lost event cache left stranded. Hahaha. It was an awesome hike down some rarely traveled paths beside the gorge, and would stand as a precursor to additional awesome hikes which we would experience later in the day around Gibsonville. After that interesting adventure, we were introduced to what is certainly one of the most beautiful and lesser-known areas of the park. Roadkill, this is a wondrous location!

As we hiked towards the cache, we experienced so many wonderful old structures – all surrounded by such beautiful woods. The waterfalls and creek bed were sights to behold, and early on in our journey Chicky and I spent a considerable amount of time exploring each of these hidden gems. Another fantastic aspect to this geo-journey was the historic old structures we encountered. It’s hard to comprehend that at one time people lived here in this bastion of serenity.

After many stops, and many pictures we finally reached our destination. Once again Roadkill, you have outdone yourself, and in the process introduced me to a wonderful area that I would never have had the good fortune to explore had it not been for this masterfully done cache. Thank you for allowing us this exceptional experience!

[Modified 2007-09-05 09:37:56]

I found it! 11 May 2006 by  Paleoman  (Finds: 95  Score: 428)    (Hidden: 14  Score: 60)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Road Kill, your parents must have hid your Christmas presents really well when you were a kid, because you must have had some training at hiding caches. This was a place I have never been before in Letchworth Park. I believe I will return to it again someday with family. Thanks for taking me to another beautiful place. I removed the travel bug and I left a nice little deer antler for the next lucky cacher. - Paleoman52

I found it! 22 Mar 2006 by  KenG  (Finds: 4  Score: 18)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

The first part was easy! The second part is a bit more difficult, but was a nice hike.

I found it! 16 Jun 2005 by  Wolf Creek  (Finds: 12  Score: 56.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Lynn and I enjoyed the history of the area of this cache. It was a little rainy today, so parts of the trail were muddy but passable. The rains had added to the flow of Silver Lake Outlet, so the falls were impressive. TN/ left batteries/ SL.

I found it! 23 Apr 2005 by  motionsmiley  (Finds: 71  Score: 338)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We found this one fast. The GPS was right on. Thanks for the adventure Road Kill

I found it! 09 Apr 2005 by  skeeter123  (Finds: 13  Score: 60)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Had fun doing this one. We spent another sunny day in the park exploring new places. This was not one of our planned Caches. We were driving down the road and my GPS came alive.
Took CDR WTC 9/11,left Smiley Bendy. Thanks for the cache.
[Modified 2005-04-09 20:16:30]

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. This was a really enjoyable cache as were many of the others in the area. Ones like this really made the weekend so much fun.
[Modified 2005-01-19 01:10:17]

I found it! 07 Oct 2004 by  rolo  (Finds: 6  Score: 23)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Was a nice walk with nice views along the way. Great history lesson as well. Took the wife and kids. Wanted to leave the kids but left a pack of tissues instead. Kids took the dollar bill.

I found it! 07 Jul 2004 by  Farmer John  (Finds: 4  Score: 15.5)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 4.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

First cache I ever found. Have returned acouple of times . It is such a GREAT hide.

Note 02 Jul 2004 by  Cracker7M  (Finds: 35  Score: 168.5)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 22)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Stopped by to visit this cache again while on the way to Brogan's Truly Evil Pt2, with Blueeyes.
Boy, the gorge looks MUCH different from the first time I came. Last time I came in April, when the water level in the outlet was up to the fork in the trail located about 300ft SW of the cache. Thats about 100-120ft deep!

Brogan asked me back then if I saw the double falls, and I said no, because I had no idea what he was talking about...Because it turns out they were COMPLETELY underwater!
Finally got to see them today! Took LOTS of pics...Hopefully they'll come out so I can scan and post a few.


I found it! 02 Jan 2004 by  Wheelygood  (Finds: 103  Score: 582)    (Hidden: 21  Score: 92)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We had been here as a family during the picnic and I wanted to view the falls from the other vantage point so we crossed the creek and had a good hike that day. Today I stayed on 19 and found the cache and nice winter views. If there is any water flowing I recommend checking out the falls on the south east side of the bridge at the trail head.

Thanks for the fun.

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

On our way to the event, saw Peppermill 6-Pack parked along the road, stopped to do this cache with them, picked up QuilterCC and BarbershopDru on the trail on the way in! Excellent impromptu caching team. Enjoyed the hike and the stops along the way. Thanks for the hide!

I found it! 18 Oct 2003 by  OurWoods  (Finds: 76  Score: 294.5)    (Hidden: 26  Score: 101)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Very nice cache, loved the suprise picked this cache cause we didnt want to do a multi! Nice little walk, very scenic, took tons of pictures. Walked along the water right up to the edge of the waterfall (don't ask) then headed for the cache. Found it with little trouble. Met a nice couple on the trail with two dogs and two babies in backpacks, they were very nice.. Thanks for the cache, enjoyed it and then headed back to the picnic for lunch!
-Team OurWoods

I found it! 24 Aug 2003 by  ScouterMark  (Finds: 60  Score: 255)    (Hidden: 9  Score: 25.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Sunday, 5:30pm
RK, you're as sly as the dead fox on your head!This was an nice surprise on a beautiful day. We're planning on coming back and exploring the other adjacent trails in the Fall (after the mosquitos leave). We were all present for this one.
G & S spotted the caches.
Scottsville, NY

I found it! 07 Aug 2003 by  46rkl  (Finds: 18  Score: 83.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 17)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Our second find of the day. Traveling with A46er and a few friends new to the sport. We had an absolute blast with this one, stopping at every foundation and bit of scenery we found. Dave M found the first part and Phil found the second. I think they are hooked. Traded AA batteries for swim goggles. Afterwards we all went for a swim at the double falls. A great day for it! This was a great cache.

I found it! 16 Jun 2003 by  dzgametec  (Finds: 7  Score: 39.5)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 5.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Very nice walk thru the woods - saw some neat history on the way. DEFINITELY BRING YOUR CAMERA - WE FORGOT OURS!

Steve & Amy

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

Well, Road Kill what a hide! Very clever and was enjoyed quite a bit. Had ketchup, firerose_13, xplorer & geo-comet with me, I was once again hucklebuckled, them young kids. The sites leading up to this cache are quite awesome, thanx. Took Spy Kids Spy Phone and left a Mini First Aid Kit. Cache was in good shape.

I found it! 01 Apr 2003 by  Cracker7M  (Finds: 35  Score: 168.5)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 22)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Thanx Roadkill!
My first night cache!
Was very exciting since it was a creepy, dark night. Very foggy and quiet.
Nice example of a "mini" gorge. Similar to the main gorge along the Genesee, just on a smaller scale, yet still impressive.

I found it! 23 Oct 2002 by  Hinge Thunder  (Finds: 106  Score: 521)    (Hidden: 16  Score: 98.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Issaquah Puppy, Otter, and I went after this early Saturday morning. If was a nice hike! Enjoyed the waterfalls. I wish I hadn't left my digital camera in the car.

I found it! 06 Oct 2002 by  strikeforce_sunset  (Finds: 45  Score: 177)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 23)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Very enjoyable walk, the day after the great gathering,
took several pic's along the way. Left some and took some.
Thanks for the adventure, Road Kill. strikeforce1,sunset

Note 20 Sept 2002 by  Farmer John  (Finds: 4  Score: 15.5)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 4.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I am new at caching. Not up to speed yet. This was my first try at caching.Itwas great,very exciting.Found the Doublet with no real problem.It was realy fun and right in my back yard. Took bick lighter,left baby flashlight.Found this cach 8/28/02.

I found it! 30 Aug 2002 by  Geo G  (Finds: 64  Score: 319)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Hiked here from the End of 18, what a great hike! This is the kind of cache I really like to do. The history was fascinating, even though we didn't find any foundations. We did find the chimney, and what I believe is the well you mentioned. Enjoyed the waterfalls, and found the cache without too much trouble. I'm definitely going to look up more on the Letchworth site about Gibsonville. I'd like to go back and look for those foundations. Swapped a signal whistle for a pair of Minnie-Mouse gloves. Thanks for a really great hide.
Geo G and POG

I found it! 24 Aug 2002 by  MikeChmi  (Finds: 27  Score: 135)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 40.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

After meeting up with Road Kill (yep got to see the hat in person) at the stone tool show, we headed off for some caching and a guided tour of Letchworth! My gps has been acting up for some time and sure enough, I went way out of my way for this one. Roadkill followed along the overgrown path and before long we were both covered in burs and prickers, but to his credit he never told me where the cache was. Enjoyed the glimpse into Letchworth's history, and it was even better since I had a quasi historical interpreter along. Took nothing and left a fishing lure.

Mike Chmielewski
Gamehendge Ranger
Erie, PA

Head to Erie and check out the The Fellowship of the Ring cache. This is the original and ultimate LOTR quest style cache. Also while your in town check out the Gamehendge Rangers other caches. Plus keep an eye out for my soon to be released --what a long strange trip it's been-- cache, a difficult cache, loosely based on my travels across the country, featuring miles of hiking, tons of waypoints, puzzles, and other surprises.

I found it! 28 Jul 2002 by  kissafrog  (Finds: 22  Score: 133.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 8)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

great surprise during the hunt. we had a great time and a good laugh! thanks roadkill

I found it! 21 Apr 2002 by  country boy gary  (Finds: 20  Score: 99)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

4th find of the day This was a little different and that was nice. It adds a
little spice to the hide. There was 6 or 8 people running around there
looking for some cattle that had gotten out of the pasture north of the
cache. When I left they had found 1 and had to shot it and there was
still 1 to be found. Thanks for the hide!

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

Enjoyed the hike. This is a real nice area. Definitely take a camera. Took travel bug 202901 Travel Monster. He wants to visit every state. Will try to get him further South!

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

Second and final cache of the day. Great cache with a very enjoyable hike. Once again today caching placed me in a section of the park I never knew existed. MrMom, Cory27 and Goo along. The rain held off for the hike to the cache. Found it around 7:45, just as the rain started up again. Left the travel bug Monster and two gold dollar coins, took an old Simon & Garfunkle CD. Great Doublet!!

I found it! 04 Apr 2002 by  Harv and Donna  (Finds: 152  Score: 707)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Ran into the man himself, Road Kill and his dog Nick. As we were parking, Road Kill and Nick were coming out the trail after checking on his cache. Enjoyed meeting him. A little trouble locating the cache. Should have trusted the GPS. It said we were there, and we were! Just took a bit of looking in the right place instead of walking all around. Enjoyed the surprise. Thanks Road Kill for the interesting challenge and the in person meeting.

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

Another great day for geocaching....and another cache that made us think about things other than world events.......

Started off by scoping out the Lo and Behold Cache but decided to save that for another day....
Then did this one. Being DChallanged as I am, I spent a few minutes in the briar maze hunting and searching. So glad for Eversure. We saw all your land marks and even had Butterfly girl sit in the chimney.....By the time we made it to the cache all were a bit tired and both girls sat out. ButterflyG didn't exchange a thing....But Sweety Gal and Eversure decided on a sunscreen tube and baseball. Left a Simon & Garfunkel CD and a little pony playset that Butterfly got from tne Genesee County Forest Cache (this was stolen shortly after we found it so glad we were able to keep it's memory alive!!) By the way Road Kill the pic of you and four footer looks an awful lot like Foo the wonder dog (see pic from our easy cache ...Akron Walk). Cache in great shape but mug inside is cracked and 1 pencil had broken led so I replaced it with the red one from my case (use it to highlight maps...as I am DxChallenged). Thanks for the smile!

I found it! 09 Sept 2001 by  balloonpilot and chickenlips  (Finds: 52  Score: 252.5)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 31)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We started this one on Labor day on our way home from the Dansville balloon rally. I must
admit, we did try very hard to complete this one, but just ran out of time!! Seems that the GPS
was much kinder to us on our 2nd attempt which allowed us to find the cache in just a short
period of time. The time and effort that Roadkill put into this cache makes it tops on our list.

I found it! 24 Jun 2001 by  Delta Team  (Finds: 58  Score: 277.5)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 22)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Well as you know we made it back your way. We hit a few and this was on our list to finish out. I did see the change you had mentioned earlier by email. Should be easier for the next few that cross your path ;). Thanks for the journey Roadkill. Delta Team grins Wide today!


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