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Cracker7M

(Finds: 35  Score: 168.5)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 22)

Caches Hidden

Hidden on Difficulty Terrain Cache Name
01 Nov 2002
2.5
3.5
Along the Roots of Big Bend
14 May 2003
2.5
2.5
Dishmill Creek Micro
16 Oct 2003
1.5
1.5
Deep Cut
17 Oct 2003
2.0
2.5
Hornby Lodge: Frontier Mansion
18 Oct 2003
2.0
1.5
Cole's Cliff

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Note 23 Apr 2008    Hornby Lodge: Frontier Mansion  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2.5 )

This cache has been archived. Sorry for those who went looking with te old coords. Thought I had posted a log here.
Sorry.

I found it! 11 Jun 2007    FawCow'ee Challenge  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 4.5 )

Wow! Well, after 4 yrs, 2 months, 3wks and 2 days, I can announce we accepted and passed the Challenge. I had always wanted to find this cache, after hearing stories of Brogan & GEO's adventure.
I FINALLY was able to make plans to SPECIFICALLY hunt this cache with a great group of, uh, cachers.

We started off the day with this one. We made it to the parking coords, (minus one Magellan Green GPS, which was left on a truck bumper in Arkport), and ButterFlyGuy spotted the trailhead.
Soon after entering the trail, someone spotted the "Hoodlebug".
Of course, being guys, and older ones to boot, we had to stop and check it out. Wow! Very Kewl!
Sooo..On to the creek. Had to coax Paleoman away from the fossils, and ButterflyGuy from all the kewl "masonry" stones.

After a few minutes we made it to the camp. Here we took a breather, and checked out the old grader.
Instead of looking harder for the trail to the SE, we ended up following Paleoman straight up the hill. After awhile, we finally came across a trail sidehilling in front of us, so we picked it up, until the cache was about 400ft off to our right, then we climbed the final, STEEP hill.

Of course Paleoman got there first, and huckled, followed closely by ButterFlyGuy. KillerB, Cracker (Blue_Stone) and Bo brought up the rear.
Wow, very kewl to see various old farm and logging impliments sitting in such seemingly inacessable spots. After trading, and signing the log, we headed back down, following the trails this time. We shortly hit a fork, with one trail curving steeply down the bank. KillerB and Cracker (Blue_Stone) with Bo decided to take this route, as it seemed most direct. Well, we ended up hitting bottom near a small pond, next to a pretty knoll with a couple large pines on it. In a couple minutes, we exited behind the cabin to see Paleoman and ButterflyGuy relaxing...Man, what do these two EAT?...I'm almost thinking maybe they had snuck into KillerB's Geritol stash...

After a short breather for the rearguard, we headed back out to the vehicles, to move on to the Indian Springs cache just down the road.

Road Kill, thanx SOOO much for sharing such a beautiful area! We hope youre grinning after reading these logs...We sure had some good times and grins we shared with each other on this "Challenge".
Hopefully, word of mouth will help get this cache found a bit more often than every four years!

Note 15 Nov 2006    Along the Roots of Big Bend  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 3.5 )

This one has been archived.
Thanx.

Note 20 May 2006    Dishmill Creek Micro  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 2.5 )

Sorry, this one's been archived. Thanx

Note 13 Feb 2006    Deep Cut  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

I apologize, but this acche has been archived.

I need to make a custom cache container, so the cache blends in better with its surroundings.

I alos need to slightly move the coords, as there were reports of poison ivy somewhat near the cache.

Note 13 Feb 2006    Deep Cut  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Log entry was deleted.

Note 14 Oct 2005    Along the Roots of Big Bend  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 3.5 )

Log entry was deleted.

I found it! 04 Jul 2004    End of 18  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2.5 )

Nice job Roadkill!
We (Cracker & Blueeyes), parked at the head of 18 and Park Rd. about 10AM, and after sidetracking on a few short sidetrails, found the cache a couple minutes before 12PM.
Coords were VERY good! Both my Magellans fluctuated between 2ft and 17ft, and finally settled to 13ft on one, and 14ft on the other...

Went past the cache site to the End of 18, and got quite a view. I could even look across to the NE and see the exact Big Tree Picnic Log across the gorge...GPS said it was .37mi away :)

I was tempted to climb down to river level, and walk across the flood plain to hit Big Tree Picnic Log again....Oh well...

I will have to return in the early spring next year, as the views should be MAGNIFICENT, with no tree cover, and the river water level will fill the gorge and Silver Lake Outlet from side to side...The river at this location gets so full, it resembles a lake. It rises to about the level of the Big Tree Picnic Log... :)

Cache is well stocked and in great condition.
TNLNSL

Thanx again, RK!

Note 02 Jul 2004    Gibsonville Doublet  ( Difficulty: 4    Terrain: 2.5 )

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.

SLTNLN

I found it! 30 Jun 2004    Verda's Log  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 2.5 )

Well, got buckled on this one...Was with KillerB, Bo & Blueeyes. I was last to find of the three of us...
I think I lead us in from the wrong side....We got quite,.... umm..., messy....Then again, they wanted me to keep leading, and when the going got tough, they struck out on a different direction than I suggested....And we STILL got wet and mucky anyway...

Nice distraction, too.
I not only have wet, muddy boots, but many 'squito bites, and even got stung by something.

None the less, a GREAT hide, again! This was my 80th find, and I'm sure I'll remember it well...
Thanx, RK!

TNLNSL

Note 08 Jun 2004    Cole's Cliff  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 1.5 )

Log entry was deleted.

Note 05 Nov 2003    Cole's Cliff  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 1.5 )

Log entry was deleted.

I found it! 02 Nov 2003    The Sullivan Clinton Trail  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Well KillerB, I finally made it back to conquer this one this afternoon with Junglehair... :)
Unfortunately, Junglehair is the one who figured out the first clue...Then the second.... :(
But at least I huckled her on the final cache... ;)

The coords for all but the first stop were right on. GPS's brought us to within 10ft or so of each point. The first coords are close enough, as the plaque is easily found.

Funny, it was a cool, dreary and rainy day, just like the day I made my first attempt at this cache.

I think I'll blame the wasps for not finding this on the first attempt....yeah, yeah, thats it...its because of the wasps...

Thanx for taking us to a GREAT part of the swamp, and for the history lesson.

If anyone going after this cache is into photography, and especially B&W, then TAKE YOUR CAMERA! I was wishing I had had mine, as the trees coming out of the water, and the fog over the swamp would have made for GREAT photos...

I think early morning or late day would be the best time to attempt this cache...

I found it! 30 Oct 2003    GPS-O (Letchworth State Park)  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 4.5 )

Woohoo! An FTF for me....Havent had one in awhile...
I do have to admit that we picked easy ones, and drove between two groupings of controls.

I also unfortunately, didnt have a map with me. I wanted to attempt this with map and compass, using the GPS as backup, but my computer wouldnt cooperate with me this morning in creating the map. I should be better prepared for the rest of them when I attempt them next.

We also found the coords to generally be off between 50 and 100ft on most of the controls. The best was down around 23ft. This was using three different models of Magellans, and none of the three really agreed. The recent solar storms may have something to do with it.

Thanx for an interesting cache idea!

We did 7 controls in the order as follows:

31
35
37
30
28
36
29

I found it! 26 Oct 2003    Oz (Part One) - Emerald City  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2 )

Found this one with Junglehair on a cold, rainy day. Ran into the great and powerful OZ just before finding the final cache, on her way to replace the bag at point two.
Very cute and well thought out cache. Just wish we had had a better day to do it on...

I found it! 26 Oct 2003    Oz (Part Two) - Return to Kansas  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 2 )

Found this one right after the first part with Junglehair. The Wicked Witch must have had something to do with the weather on this cold, rainy day.
Very cute hides! Thanx!

I couldn 26 Oct 2003    Issaquah In Egypt/Mayonnaise Jar 2  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 2 )

Attempted this one with Junglehair. It was a cold, rainy day, and after searching for about 45mins+, we gave up since it was quickly getting dark. Just too many possible hiding spots, too many thorn thickets, and between the rain and dark, it was just too difficult to inspect every nook and cranny.
[Modified 2006-09-13 19:01:10]

I found it! 13 Oct 2003    Deer Crossing  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

This was the second of three finds for myself and Junglehair, for the day. What a very nicely maintained county park!
We stayed on the trails all the way around the park, and only bushwacked the last hundred or so feet to each cache.

We found the bridge over the creek on the way to this one, so we stepped out to take a look. Very interesting that there used to be a road running thru here...

Unfortunately, we didnt see any deer...:(
This one was nicely hidden, even though Junglehair huckle-buckled me on it. :)

Thanx for the nice hide!

I found it! 13 Oct 2003    Gypsum Mine II  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 2.5 )

This was the first of three finds for myself and Junglehair, for the day. What a very nicely maintained county park!
We stayed on the trails all the way around the park, and only bushwacked the last hundred or so feet to each cache.
This one was nicely hidden, even though Junglehair huckle-buckled me on it. :)

What leaves were left on the trees were a vibrant yellow.

I didnt actually figure out what all the pits and mounds were from, until it hit me halfway to the next cache.

Found the remains of a cool little chimney right on the trail, near the bridge.

Thanx for sharing the area!
TNLN

Note 13 Oct 2003    I Heard it on the Grapevine  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

This was Junglehairs hat trick, for the day. What a very nicely maintained county park!
We stayed on the trails all the way around the park, but bushwacked the last couple hundred feet to this cache.
On the trail winding thru the large clearing in the southern part of the park, we saw three deer standing there looking at us about 150ft away....snapped a few pics, then mama deer thought it was best to leave... :)

We found a decent deer trail taking us to the area of the cache, and sat reception was pretty good.

It started to get dark when we were about 500ft from the cache, and by the time we rehid it and started looking for a way out...it WAS dark....

This one was nicely hidden, even though Junglehair huckle-buckled me on it. :)

Thanx again for a nice hide!
TNLN

Note 09 Oct 2003    Letchworth Fall Gathering II  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

I will be there.
I'll bring a large bowl of potato salad.

There is a small group of us that will be doing some group caching on Sunday, the day after, for those who are camping overnight, or who just want to come back for more Letchworth caching that got missed on Saturday!
I've posted a thread in the Northeast regional forum, please post there if you are interested, so I can plan on the routes and caches we will hit Sunday. Thanx!

Hmmm.....Chocolate chili....I'll have to check that out.... :)

I found it! 09 Oct 2003    MOTHER OF ROCKY  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Found this one at around noon today with KillerB & Bo. 2nd of three for the day. We started with Jersey Hill Fire Tower, this one, then shot over and did Klipnocky.
KillerB spotted this one first. Unfortunately, it was pretty visible thru the camoflage...We attempted to hide it better than it was left.

There are some cool forest service roads up here.

Thanx for the find Rocky, and Mother of Rocky.

I found it! 09 Oct 2003    Klipnocky State Forest Geocache  ( Difficulty: 4.5    Terrain: 3 )

This was the hat trick of the day for myself, KillerB & Bo....Found this one about 1:45PM.

I think we took about the same route Brogan & Geo did in March....Crossed the creek at the road, and climbed....and climbed....and...well...you get the picture...

Lots of scenic forest service roads to check out...probably want a 4x4 in the wet months, though... :)

Very cool area, and nice hide. TNLN

Thanx Rocky!

I found it! 27 Sept 2003    Brought back to life  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 2 )

WooHoo! Another FTF for me!
Thought sure I would miss out on this one to CountryBoy Gary or Harv...maybe even Rocky...

I originally went to do the Sullivan & Clinton Trail, but got stumped on it. Then it started pouring rain just as I was leaving.
I had planned on Brought Back To Life as a backup, and decided to at least see how close I could drive to it. I was already familiar with the area from doing Shakers and Sonyea State Forest caches...

I found what seemed to be a trailhead leading toward the cache, so I parked, and headed off...I ended up losing the trail, so just beelined to the cache.

At first, my GPS started flaking out on me when I got to within about 60ft of the cache, but then it seemed to settle down and led me right to the cache. Even in the middle of a thunderstorm and heavy tree cover, my Merigreen read 1ft when I set it on top of the cache container, still inside its hiding spot!... :)

I cant wait to go back to this cache when the leaves have all changed color, or in the winter, when the leaves are gone, and the view of the Keshequa gorge will be wide-open and even more inspiring!

Thanx for a GREAT hide, Killerb!
Excellent hide!... Cracker gives this one a solid thumbs up!

ps- TNLNSL
[Modified 2003-10-03 08:32:56]

I couldn 27 Sept 2003    The Sullivan Clinton Trail  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Well,now....I thought I would finally give this one a try, after not being able to all week...

I thought for sure someone would have already found it...

I found the first location OK, (of course).
I am pretty sure I even calculated all the numbers of the code correctly, too...

But then, it went downhill from there... I got stumped...I could not find any clues at either of the next locations.

Guess I'll have to try again later...[;()

Note 27 Aug 2003    What's the Point  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 1 )

Took a co-worker, my sister, and her friend for their first geocache. My sister found it. They enjoyed it and the view very much.

My sister Took piece of agate, Left a mini-carabiner.

Thanx again, Road Kill!

Note 26 Jul 2003    West Meets East  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 3 )

Had a coworker who lives in Castile who was interested in seeing what geocaching was all about. He wanted to see where some of the ones in Letchworth were. This was the first we found...We also found Penny's Point and Dishmill Creek Hike as well.

He spotted the cache right away, as it was pretty much out in the open. I logged a visit and TNLN.

Note 26 Jul 2003    Penny's Point  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2.5 )

Had a coworker from Castile who was interested in seeing what geocaching was all about. This was the second of three finds...We did West Meets East and Dishmill Creek Hike.

The GPSrs started out by showing the cache as being 77ft west of the top of the gorge...too bad that location was about 400ft straight down.

Sats finally settled down and led us in the general direction of the cache. The newbie spotted it about 30ft away. I logged a visit, TNLN, and rehid it a bit better than it was left.

I found it! 06 Jul 2003    big tree picnic log  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 4 )

Well, now....what a strange location for a cache.
I thought I could almost beeline to this cache, since I know that area well....When my GPS got down to about 200ft from the cache, I had to wonder if it was working right.
Luckily, I am part mountain-goat, though.

Its hard to believe that the water level of Lake Letchworth rises to about 50ft above the cache location. This happens in the spring, when the Mt Morris dam holds back the flooding Genesee, and turns Letchworth Gorge into Lake Letchworth. the river depth rises to almost 100ft.

I hope you remember to remove the cache before this winter...

Thanx for an exerting hide...
TNLN

I found it! 27 Jun 2003    ISLAND OASIS TOUR  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 1 )

Thanx for the cool multi, Rocky. I always have liked that island....Just never had the chance to DASH over for a closer look at it...
I found this one about 12:30PM.
Well, it looks like I was also late yet again for a FTF of a Rocky cache, LOL. Got beat by Peppermill 6-Pack this time. Darn newbies! LOL
TNLNSL

I found it! 22 Jun 2003    SONYEA STATE FOREST GEOCACHE  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3.5 )

I was going to try this one early in the morning on Sat 6/21. I had to pick my Mom up from work at 7:30 AM, because her car is in the shop, so I wouldnt get as early a start as I wanted. Well, on the way home, I figured I'd scout out Kapprell Rd. to see how close I could get. I rounded the little corner at the parking area, and there's a truck already parked there!... I just KNEW it was either Country-Boy Gary, or Harv & Donna....Since I had mom with me, and it was raining, and chilly, and since I was already behind in going for a FTF, we went home...Later that evening, I was proved correct, when I get an email that C-B Gary found it!...This is the second FTF I was hoping for that he beat me to...
Good Job though, Gary!...

Sunday turned out to be PERFECT day! Clear, blue skies ALL day, and temps above 70...WooHoo!
I've been wanting to do the Shakers cache for the past couple of weeks, so I figured I'd hit that one first. Parked and started my trek at about 10AM. Spent about two hours doing that one, and finding a benchmark, before heading further north on the RR bed. Used a topo map to find the gentlest slope up the Keshequa gorge...

As you can tell from the length of my log, its very detailed about my route in to the cache area (NOT to the cache itself - so not really a spoiler), so if you want to be challenged and plan your own route, I suggest you stop reading now!..

After much huffing and puffing, at the top I found an ATV trail which led to a dirt road. I walked the road to a large curve, which was the closest point to Rocky's cache. GPS said .60 mi....No problem, right?....Wrong!

At this point, I was already 3 hrs and 3.35mi into my hike. I left the road, making a beeline for the cache. I found many old logging trails that seemed to be going in the right direction. I even followed in C-B Gary's footsteps here, since I came across fresh tracks made from Duck boots (or maybe knee-high barn boots), going in the same direction. (I saw them at the parking area on Kaprell, too).
I love walking in the woods, but let me say THESE woods were starting to get oppressive with all the thick brush, low hanging branches and tightly packed saplings. It was hard to navigate without the GPS. It took me about 45mins to make it to the general area of the cache.

I then spent about 1hr & 10mins searching the area, and checking out a couple of the creeks/gullies. I came across the duck boot tracks again, as well as new tracks from someone wearing Vibram hiking/work-boot soles. (Maybe you, Rocky?)...
The sat reception was OK, but I wasnt sure how much I wanted to trust it in here. Finally figured out where I needed to go, and spent about 20 mins backtracking. Finally got to the cache and found it after about 10mins of searching.

I decided this was a good spot to sit and rest while loggin in... I TN->Left two clip-on compasses.

I ended up NOT taking the same way back as I came in, and it was even worse than bushwacking the overgrown logging trails...
Took me another 40mins to get back to the dirt road. Boy, was I happy to get out into the open. Felt as though I could breathe again...It sure is hard to try to backtrack your route in there by using just the GPS.

I walked about 3/4mi down the road, before bee-lining across a field, heading back to the RR bridge abuttments. Then just a short walk back from there....Boy, was I happy to see my truck at this point! It was now 5:40PM, 7 1/2 hours after a 6.9mi hike. Total difference in altitude traveled up and down was 300ft, but I did it several times...

I have to say I dont have too many finds yet, but THIS one was the longest and TOUGHEST!
Thanx for an awesome cache, Rocky!.... I might just have to do this one again, taking a different route.

ps- I think I now have have you patterned, Rocky....Creeks, Gullies and Slopes, Oh MY!!...

I found it! 13 Jun 2003    SAND POINT GEOCACHE  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

I finally got to log this one....Was here a couple of times before, but it was just too busy near the cache. At one point, just as I was walking up to the cache, two guys were approaching at the same rate from another direction, and ended up sitting down within feet of the cache to fish... :(

Anyway, there was a misting rain at 8AM this morning when we hit the cache, so we had the whole point to ourselves, except for the two adult geese, and their gaggle of 15 young ones... :)
The mist made for a nice view from the gazebo...
Thanx, Rocky!

I found it! 06 Jun 2003    Bullhead Cache  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2 )

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..??

Note 06 May 2003    Along the Roots of Big Bend  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 3.5 )

Ok, I moved the 2nd, RiverWalk cache away from the slopes.
If there is another log that it cant be found, I guess I will move it closer to the river bank.

I found it! 26 Apr 2003    Penny's Point  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2.5 )

Hey, Nice new site!
Was a beautiful evening. I hit this one about 7:30PM, just as the sun was going down over the cache site.
Took nothing, left yo-yo.

I found it! 15 Apr 2003    Silver Lake Rail Road Trail  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Ok, I guess the 3rd time is always the charm!

Very nice hide!
TNLN

There is a very cool little bridge and rapids along this trail, well worth the walk.

I found it! 14 Apr 2003    Brogan's Topo Lesson  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 3.5 )

Nice hide Brogan!
Of course, I chose the wrong ridge, and had to backtrack.
Excellent view of Letchworth Lake from this cache!The lake waters come right to the bottom of the bank below the cache.

When I got to the cache, there were two hawks circling and doing aerobatics. By the time I left, there were 9 of them!
I had good reception all the way in.

I took pic 14 and 13. Hope they come out OK.

Once I opened the cache, however, a bunch of water ran out of it. Everything was wet, but it can all be salvaged. I took the liberty of taking the cache home with me to dry everything and clean the muck off/out of the box.
I will be replacing it in the morning (4/15).

You can now visit the cache page and review your log. There will be several options for you if you decide to edit your log, encrypt it, or upload images to it. You can also permanently archive your log.

I found it! 13 Apr 2003    Low & Behold (Read Warning)  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Finally found it on my 3rd attempt!
It helps when the snow is mostly gone.
Thanx for the hunt Roadkill.
On all three of my attempts, both of my GPS's were also taking me in circles. But at least they were only 40ft circles, and always in the same area.
The ice storm did a number on the immediate area. Many trees down, and also MUCH fallen rock all along the uppergorge.
TNLN

I found it! 11 Apr 2003    Busy as a Beaver  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 2.5 )

Nice area....Thanx for sharing this set of beaver ponds.
It was a decently warm day, but overcast. My Merigreen had me down to 2ft at the cache... :)

TNLN

On another note, I dont want to get preachy, but:
I noticed in the logbook that many people beelined to the cache and crossed the beaver dams.
PLEASE do NOT do this! We have already lost one set of large beaver ponds near by.
Also, if the Park Rangers, State Police or DEC (yes, they all patrol this area of the park), catch or hear of anyone doing it, and why, I am pretty sure they will remove the cache immediately, and possibly ban other caches in the park. You may even get fined.

There are many, easier places to cross the ravine farther upstream from the dams. I also noticed that most people who had crossed the dams noted that they wished they hadnt, as they ended up getting wet anyway, or it was difficult.
PLEASE go around and cross the creeks. It only took me an extra 15mins to scout a way around and make it to the cache. Even quicker coming back, since I then knew the way.

Note 02 Apr 2003    HOGS BACK VISTAS  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Thanx, Rocky!
I havent been out on the Hog's Back for a few years, but used to climb out here all the time as a kid.

The gorge is full of water at this time, and only the top 1/3rd or so of the ridge is visible above the water.

Take a camera, as March/April are usually the only times you will see the water level this high in the gorge. Basically the river becomes Letchworth Lake!

I got to log a USACE benchmark after tripping over it! :)

I found it! 02 Apr 2003    What's the Point  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 1 )

Thanx again, Roadkill.
This one was nice and easy after the workout over on Rocky's Hog's Back cache. The river gorge was VERY full....Just the spine of Hog's Back is showing above the waters of Letchworth Lake... :)

TNLN

I found it! 01 Apr 2003    Gibsonville Doublet  ( Difficulty: 4    Terrain: 2.5 )

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! 18 Mar 2003    Beaver Meadows #2  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 2 )

Nice hide, Brogan. As usual, I found out that a beeline to the cache was not wise....Ended up with a swamp in front of me, covered with a foot of wet snow...Was surprised to see all the recent traffic, and to find the cache box full to the brim.
My GPS was quite erratic with the compass readings, and at the cache, my GPS said the cache was supposed to be 45ft WSWest of the actual cache location... :( It usually gets me to within a dozen feet.
TNLN
Will be back for BM #1 and Rose Acres.

I found it! 17 Mar 2003    Verda Says Hi (see Last Log)  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 1.5 )

Thanx Roadkill! Very cool location.
I got to take my Mom (Oakland Lighthouse) caching, and let her find the cache. She loved it, as it was the first of the type for her.
We figured we had better do this one early in the year, thanx to your warning of swamp & skeeters... :)
TNLN

I found it! 14 Mar 2003    The LARCH  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2.5 )

I got to the park just minutes after 4PM, only to find a sign stating that the park closes at 4PM for winter hours.
I made a mad dash for the cache to pick up Captain America. Also picked up Dreamweaver.
I wanted to hit a couple more caches in the park, but I guess those will be for another day.

I found it! 08 Mar 2003    Wyoming County Forest #1  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 1.5 )

Nice!
Made a beeline straight to the cache area from Sodom Rd.
I would NOT recommend this without snowshoes in the winter... :(
Was about to give up after 1/2 hr of poking around in 2ft of snow, when the 5yr old sees it.
took the transformer robot, left an electronic blackjack game.
We wanted to go over and do Beaver Meadows, Rose Acres, & a Restful Place, but had to get home to dinner... :(
Met a couple of cachers who were coming from the Byrnecliffe Event, going in to place a Canonball Run contestant on our way out.
Thought I passed Brogan on the road right after we left, but that must have been my imagination. :)

I couldn 22 Feb 2003    Low & Behold (Read Warning)  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Well, the snow & ice beat me on this one!.. :(
It was between 1.5-3FT deep, with a layer of ice about a foot down.

Well, I got some nice winter pictures at least. I also ran into a family who was hiking down to see the trestle. While we were talking, we got to watch a train go over in the fog.
They had no idea what cachin was, but they were familiar with GPS's. Hopefully I got them hooked. :)

Thanx for the hunt, Roadkill.

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I found it! 31 Jan 2003    Stony Brook State Park Geocache  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 3 )

Wow! Nice spot, Rocky!
I was the first to find it this year, and it was also my VERY first snow cache. :)
First time I was out caching in about 3 months, what with the FRIGID weather we've been getting.

I knew I was in for it, when I came across a whole hillside covered with downed trees and braches. I stumbled around for about 45 mins, then happened to take another look at the area, and saw the cache sitting under a large branch, about a dozen feet below me, right in the open. :)

Unfortunately, the last people there (cachers or maybe just park visitors), left it kind of in the open, and unlatched, even.
I left a stuffed Taco Bell Chihuahua, took nothing.

I moved it and rehid it about 5 ft north of where I found it sitting, just to get it hidden.

Anyway, thanx for a great find!

Note 08 Nov 2002    Along the Roots of Big Bend  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 3.5 )

I added a travelling cache to the Horse-Shoe Pond Cache. Locutus of Borg is just waiting for some unsuspecting Geocacher to find him and be assimilated. Help him locate the USS ENTERPRISE NCC1701-D.

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=8195

I found it! 18 Oct 2002    Penny's Point  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2.5 )

Well, I was near here scouting a place to hide a cache, and it was a cold day, so I figured I'd finally see if I could hit Penny's Point.

It was right where it was supposed to be!.... :)

Coords were right on. Three GPS's got me to within 2-3FT.... :)

No sign of Miss Timber Rattler, but I can see that its a prime location for one. I found a couple of likely hidey holes for her...

Oh, I almost forgot....If anyone DOES risk this cache, be aware that deer hunting is allowed in the park. I came across a couple of different deer stands within a couple of hundred feet of the cache, as well as several other hunters leaving the area. (I also saw an 8-point buck cross the road just as I was parking to visit the cache). Make sure you wear ORANGE and make plenty of noise if you visit.

Took the monkey and zebra figurines, left a baseball figurine, a book on horse psychology, and a stuffed koala.

I found it! 04 Oct 2002    1779 Memorial Tree  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2 )

Thanx Gama Kitt & Coyote! Nice cache... Been by the park MANY times, but never had the chance/time to stop & check it out......
Thanx for giving me the reason to make time and check it all out.....

Oh yeah, i loved the smell of the wild onions/leeks... :)

Was nice meeting you at the Fall Gathering! Wish I had talked to you more......

CYA!

Yes, She just missed me....But we got to meet the next day at the Gathering... :)

I found it! 02 Oct 2002    West Meets East  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 3 )

Boy this one was a workout!
GPS kept pointing up and down the side of a gully.

GPS said I was within 6Ft when the batteries died....Afew minutes later I found it about 15ft from where the GPS died.

Good hide! We traipsed all around the cache several times (within 15-20FT) before I decided to give the GPS one last try before giving up....

Mom took the Bicentennial $1 and the ocelot, I took the Mexican coin. This was an impromptu stop, so I will be back in a day or two to leave a couple items.

I found it! 13 Sept 2002    Avon Calling Cache  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 1.5 )

This was the 2nd cache of the day...
Drove to within a 1/4 mi of it....Guess I cheated a little. :)
Nice hide. My Mag 330 said 14ft to go right ontop of the cache.......
While I was hunched down writing in the log, a biker rode by kinda slow, and didnt even see me... :)
Took the two Mexican Centavos and a WheresGeorge bill, and the $1Million bill. Left a book A Guide To Tolkien.
Left all the nasty mosquitoes....But probably brought home some poison ivy with me.. :)

I found it! 13 Sept 2002    Guess Who-Oak Openings  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 1.5 )

Wow! Nice area! My 1st cache of the day.
Guess I took the long way in. Lots of the deer trails just kinda dead-ended in thickets.
My Mag 330 was within 1ft, and it still took me a couple minutes to see the cache.
Right before I got to it, a big bird (an owl or hawk?) flew out of a tree right above it and startled the heck out of me.
Took the cinnamon pack of Tic-Tacs, left a $1.
Saw the remains of a stone wall on the way out.....I love those, they are SO cool!

If anyone goes in or out thru the fields, watch your footing. Its nasty as there are lots of downed trees and branches hiding in the grass to twist an ankle on, or worse..... :(

I found it! 06 Sept 2002    1856 Mule Path  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Just got back from finding my first cache!
Nice spot! The trail kinda gave it away.
This one was kinda easy for me, since I grew up and live less than 1/2 mile away from this one :)
Was disappointed Sugar Magnolia is missing.... :(
My GPS gave me an elevation of 1108Ft at the cache....

Just got back from my 2nd visit with a friend and her son. Took the little red flashlight (we needed it to see :)), and left a couple candles.


 

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