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cache type Dance of the Jungies cache size

by Paleoman
(Finds: 95  Score: 428)    (Hidden: 14  Score: 60)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 34.946'   W 078° 02.984'
Portageville,   New York   14536
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 13 Jun 2006
Waypoint (Landmark): N02678
Open Cache:  Unrestricted
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Normal

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

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

Comments:
There is a charge to enter the park from about May - November and on weekends from November - May. I believe that this is winter accessible but the hide will be more difficult with snow accumulation.

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Cache is located a distance of .39 miles above the parking lot at the Council Grounds in Letchworth State Park. It is an uphill walk on a maintenance road for the first half and then a woods walk to the cache site.

Park Approval #LSP-17

Park Hrs. are 6am to 11pm daily Park entrance fee may apply

This is my first attempt at hiding a cache so let me know what you think. The cache is located in scenic Letchworth State Park. At the location of the cache there is a beautiful view of the iron railroad bridge that crosses the Genesee valley above the upper falls. Depending on what time of year you visit this area, the bridge can usually be seen through the trees. I chose this spot to place the cache because it is a mysterious area. The forest is quite open and very old. Not too far from the cache spot is a tree called the “Jungie” tree. Iroquois legend tells us that the “Jungies are an ancient race of little people who inhabit the land and are rarely seen by humans. Their handy work though proves their existence, for you see, their job is to be the caretakers of the streams and rivers, the forests, and the stones. Close by the cache location you may notice a tree that appears to have a moat around it. It is believed that this ring around the tree was formed by the “Jungies” dancing around the tree when there is no one there to observe them. I can offer no better explanation. When you get close to the area of the cache you may want to try to find an opening in the trees to get your best GPS signal and let it settle in before attempting to make the find. There is a spot not too far away from the cache where you can get a good signal and the arrow should point right to the spot.

Good Luck!

Park at the Council Grounds N42 35.183 W078 02.625 to start your journey.

The cache is a standard 30 cal ammo can that is painted dark green with black highlights. The clue I am giving should prove to be quite helpful. I filled it with more adult goodies than kid’s stuff and a log book to sign. I included as a first finders prize, one of my hand knapped and signed Clovis points that is made out of beautiful white Burlington flint.

Please try to conceal this as neatly as possible after you have found it so as not to give away its location too easily to the next cacher.

Once you return back to the parking lot take time to explore the newly renovated Council Grounds before you leave the area. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the gift of Letchworth State Park to the State of New York by W.P. Letchworth, the council grounds have been restored to the appearance they had in the time when Mr. Letchworth lived there.

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

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
NOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLM

!"#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?
123456789:;<=>?@!"#$%&'()*+,-./

Clues:    decode

  • The hike to the cache. 
    Gnxr gur uvtu ebnq>

NoteAdd a Log Entry

CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!    decode

I found it! 23 Apr 2009 by  sabrefan7  (Finds: 13  Score: 57)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 11.5)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

Found on 25 May 2008 As with your other caches I enjoyed it very much. Can there be a bad cache in Letchworth? I think not TFTC

I found it! 17 Nov 2007 by  mrbillburkhard  (Finds: 1  Score: 5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

Boy Scout Troop 79 of Homer NY found this cache on this wonderful late fall day while camping in Letchworth park. Excelent location and view from this spot. Our GPS took us within a few feet of the cache which was found by one of our new parents who had never done geo-caching before. The scouts sure did enjoy this one.
[Modified 2007-12-26 10:56:58]

I found it! 12 Apr 2007 by  BrianofJava  (Finds: 15  Score: 58)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Team Java arrived in area and we did a little dance around the Jungie Tree. Found the cache and just enjoyed the scenery. Cool hide as expected from Paleoman. We (me and my three sons Peter 13, Evan 10 and Lucas 5) felt pretty good about this find so we set off in search of "Between the Ponds".
Later.

I found it! 01 Jul 2006 by  Szuchie  (Finds: 146  Score: 577)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 26)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

When I awoke this morning...as if it came to me in a sublime dream of some kind...I knew exactly where I wanted to cache, and what two caches would be topping my list. [check GCWJQ1 for the one ;)] So after breakfast, Chicky and I took the always beautiful back-roads drive from Arcade to Letchworth. It's certainly a wonderful pre-cursor to caching in LSP because there really is nothing better than taking a nice morning drive in the forest through winding country roads...ah, outstanding.
When we arrived at the parking coordinates, we headed off. We apparently weren't paying attention to what we were doing, so instead of taking the correct path to the cache, we ended up doing a mile or so tangent in the wrong direction...but truly, taking the wrong path in Letchworth really only means you get to see more wonderful sights...so it was a happy mistake. In the process of getting lost, correcting ourselves, then momentarily getting lost again (you should see us driving in big cites...haha) we saw over a dozen deer (including two fawns).

Once to the cache location, we found the cache quickly after only a minor diversion. This is just another phenomenal spot in Letchworth that I have never visited before. P-man, you did an awesome job with this one! Chicky and I had a great time exploring new areas in LSP, and even found an orienteering point nearby (hint-hint for the GPS-O cachers). This was a great start to our day as we always enjoy caches with compelling cache descriptions.

Thanks for another beautiful walk in LSP, fantastic cache P-Man!

~Szuchie


 

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