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cache type The "Milestone" cache cache size

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

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 38.169'   W 078° 02.926'
This may not be the actual cache coordinate.
Castile,   New York   14427
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 19 Apr 2007
Waypoint (Landmark): N0267B
Open Cache:  Unrestricted
Cache type:  Multi-Part
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.
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This is a fun and challenging Multicache designed to be a milestone cache. There are 3 legs to find with a little twist thrown in for fun.

This cache is the “Milestone” cache. It is designed to give a cacher a special cache to do that marks a particular milestone that is achieved in caching. It could be your 1st cache or your 10,000th cache. Inside of the final you will find the usual trade goods, plus a signed Mr. Scribbles art work on a piece of flint, a camera to commemorate your special milestone, and a certificate designed and approved by Paleoman himself, to take home and frame. You have to fill in the particular milestone you achieved on the certificate.

I strongly suggest wearing mud boots and long pants when pursuing this cache.

The journey starts out relatively easy in an urban setting and eventually ends up in some of the wildest, remotest areas you will ever see. To achieve a milestone it is common to have to work hard to get there, this cache is the same way. I didn’t make this easy because I want the cacher to work for this one.
Once you have found the next leg, follow the directions and head west toward the creek. Once there walk the deer path until you come to a little Bridge. The walk to the final is totally up to you, you can bushwhack your way there or follow old roads, paths and deer trails. Remember, the reward at the end is not the total reward, it is the journey you take to get there that makes it so memorable. Once you have made the discovery at the final check out the really cool rock nearby, it has lots of swirls in it. As always please be sure to put every part of this Multicache back exactly how you found it, or even better for the next finder. Enjoy!

Special Directions!Once you find the first set of coordinates at the posted cache location you can use this set to figure out the parking coordinates for the next Leg. To the North coordinates you found add 37 to the last two numbers. Now take the west coordinates and subtract 155 from the last three numbers. These are your parking coordinates. You can finish the rest of the cache from this parking location.

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



Clues:    decode

  • Leg #2 
    Ybbx pnershyyl1

NoteAdd a Log Entry

CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!    decode

I found it! 03 May 2007 by  Szuchie  (Finds: 146  Score: 577)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 26)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Milestone Cache find #800!

When this cache posted a couple of weeks ago, it came at a convenient time as Chicky and I were in search of a magical cache that would give us an experience worthy of a milestone find. So when we saw this post, not only was it aptly named, but it had been constructed by our good friend P-Man. Talk about perfect timing!

With this cache in mind, Chicky, the Noggs and I set our sights on this evening to head out into the woods for milestone worthy adventure. At about 6:00pm the Noggs arrived, we conducted the obligatory “don’t pick your nose with this finger” salute, and off we went. Upon arrival at leg one I got a verbal lashing from Mr. Nogg on the do’s and do-not-do’s of geocaching without a GPS (words he’d later learn to regret…hahahahaha). So anyways, Mr. Nogg and all his infinite GPS wielding capabilities was gracious enough to get us into the general area of leg one where we were able to make pretty quick work of this very unique hide.

Happily (with me still not carrying a GPS), we moseyed over to leg two. I can definitely see this one being quite the lil’ bugger – but thankfully after a few minutes of searching our Mobile GPS-Equipped Cache Hunting Unit (AKA - Mr. Nogg) was able to make the monumental find. So off to leg three we went with Mrs. Nogg leading the way – and there we were rewarded with what is most certainly my favorite spot in the area. We all enjoyed playing near the water and soaking in the beauty of nature that surrounded us. These are the times and places that define the truest meaning of geocaching, and remain some of my fondest and most enjoyable moments.

After a few minutes of wandering around, we all started acting like a bunch of kids at the jungle gym, but thankfully while witnessing some of Mrs. Noggs’ monkey-bar antics I found leg three…and thereafter pretended to be some albatross-esque creature flying obnoxiously over speed bumps (the mechanics of this interesting concept are insanely difficult to explain without a legit demonstration, a half a pound of Play Doh and 20 or 30 Burger King swizzle sticks…haha)

Now maybe it was the dizzying effects of “Mrs. Nogg’s Wild Ride”, or even a psychedelic hallucination spawned by an intense craving for some of Al’s world-famous chicken finger pizza….but somehow I found myself with the GPS in hand and the directions: “lead the way”.

So a little zigging, a little zagging and even a impromptu creek crossing which found Mr. Noggin getting a hot foot only to realize we walked within 10 feet of the cache which was now ironically located on the OTHER side of the creek from which we just came. What can I say…I have some great friends. Who else would be so dumb as to follow me through nearly foot deep water? Hahaha. Once we were on the right side of the creek, Mr. Nogg (now the self-imposed operator of the GPS ) got us back on track and shortly thereafter I found the prize.

P-man, this is a great cache – and in the end this is how all caches should be. Thank you for once again showing us an amazing area – and for placing a fun and always entertaining multicache for our enjoyment. Additionally, a huge thanks to the Noggs for putting up with my lack of GPS navigational and operational capabilities, as well as my knack for leading us through thorns, prickers, and all other assortment of man-eating vegetation. And finally a most special thanks to Chicky for always making EVERY geo-adventure we undertake a hilarious experience.

Now…time for some of Al’s world-famous chicken finger pizza.



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