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MikeChmi

(Finds: 27  Score: 135)    (Hidden: 7  Score: 40.5)

Caches Hidden

Hidden on Difficulty Terrain Cache Name
07 Sept 2001
3.0
3.0
mouse's tree house, by the Gamehendge Rangers
09 Oct 2001
3.0
4.5
Home....?
01 Nov 2001
2.0
4.0
Gamehendge Rangers' CD swap shop
09 Feb 2002
5.0
2.5
The Fellowship of the Ring
28 Apr 2002
1.0
1.0
The Tolkien Quilt cache by the Hilton Family and the Gamehendge Rangers
28 Jun 2003
1.0
1.0
Cache in Trash out to Win a GPS!!!!
11 Aug 2003
5.0
4.5
What a Long Strange Trip it's Been

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Note 10 Jun 2003    Gamehendge Rangers' CD swap shop  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 4 )

Stolen, doesn't surprise me actually I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did, beer bottles and trash in the area.

Note 25 May 2003    2003 New York Area Cachers Picnic!  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

Hopefully I'll actually make it to one of these, can't gaurantee anything but I'll try.

Note 19 Oct 2002    mouse's tree house, by the Gamehendge Rangers  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Hi jeeperz and welcome to the sport,

Tried to email you but couldn't find your address. I'm willing to bet the cache is still there. If you need some more clues email me at (gamehendgerangers@hotmail.com).

Mike

Note 05 Oct 2002    Letchworth Fall Cachers' Gathering  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

Unfortunately it looks like I'm not going to be able to make it afterall, due to work screwing me at the last minute. Basically I have to work Sunday evening and I can't justify the 3 hour or so drive out there and then a 3 hour one back. I have thoughts of not going in since I put my two weeks in already, BUT the last thing I need is a bad reference. Maybe something will change, who knows. Majorly bummed because I was really looking forward to meeting everyone, and I was already to win a new GPS since mine pretty much died. Ahh well, hopefully I'll get to meet all of you at some spring caching event.

Note 16 Sept 2002    Letchworth Fall Cachers' Gathering  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

Ok, I've mentioned it before but now I'll commit to it. I'll be there (may have other area cachers in tow), I've missed to many of these already. Really looking forward to meeting those people I missed last time I was out your guys's way. I'll get back to you with what I can bring

Mike

I found it! 03 Sept 2002    West Meets East  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 3 )

What an amazing view, be sure to check out the falls! My tourguide Roadkill accompanied me as far as the falls then had to leave. Fortunately there was an attractive female (whom we thought was alone) admiring the falls on the level below. Unfortunately, somewhere between Roadkill's departure and me going down to introduce myself her boyfriend materialized from below. Ahh well, darn guess I'll be forced to go caching instead :)

Continued on towards the caching location and had on heck of a time finding it. My GPS was routinely leading me 200 yards away from where I eventually discovered the cache (though my venture is in need of repair). After about half an hour of frantic searching, I was ready to give up. I sat down to decode the clue and said there is no way Roadkill is getting the better of me. So I put away my gps, went back down the path and started searching again. Looking for where I would hide a cache. Using my Dúnedain tracking skills I was finally able to find the cache. I took the knives and left a package of reusable instant face camo (mossy oak pattern), baseball cards, and some fishing lures. Then headed out to enjoy the view of the falls one more time. This is definately my favorite Letchworth cache so far.

Mike Chmielewski
Gamehendge Ranger
Erie, PA


Speaking of the Dúnedain check out my <a href=http://www.navicache.com/cgi-bin/db/displaycache2.pl?CacheID=287>The Fellowship of the Ring </a> cache. This is the original and ultimate LOTR quest style cache and has been nominated as one of the best caches in the NE US, plus get a chance to earn your very own wall hanging/quilt from the famous geoquilter DxChallenged!

Also while your in town check out the Gamehendge Rangers other caches, all of which have been mentioned in a recent frontpage news story. 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.




[Modified 2002-09-03 01:50:24]

I found it! 03 Sept 2002    Planes, Trains and Automobiles  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 3.5 )

First cache I've found hidden by the father of navicache, Quinn. Enjoyed the walk there, is it me or can you always find kids jumping off of those? Prickers have sprung up around the cache. Took $1 and left baseball cards. Shame I missed you Quinn, but I'll definately catch you next time around.

Mike Chmielewski
Gamehendge Ranger
Erie, PA

Check out the <a href=http://www.navicache.com/cgi-bin/db/displaycache2.pl?CacheID=287>The Fellowship of the Ring </a> cache. This is the original and ultimate LOTR quest style cache, plus get a chance to earn your very own wall hanging/quilt from the famous geoquilter DxChallenged!

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! 25 Aug 2002    1779 Memorial Tree  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2 )

Nice little stop on my way from letchworth to Rochester. Roadkill had told me the story about the tree. Pretty interesting and gruesome.

Took a mini foam football and left baseball cards. Snapped a picture, only 1 pic left. Also grabbed the TB that was there.

Mike Chmielewski
Gamehenge Ranger
Erie, PA

Head to Erie and check out the <a href=http://www.navicache.com/cgi-bin/db/displaycache2.pl?CacheID=287>The Fellowship of the Ring </a> 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! 25 Aug 2002    The Troll's Treasure  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 4.5 )

My venture is in need of repair so the coords I got were pretty far off. It was pointing me to the railroad bridge. Figured it wasn't there, though I did end up walking across the suspended pipe, which was a little iffy. Finally found the thing and laughed when I actually saw it. Can't believe I had missed it. Retrieved it, but unfortunately the contents are wet and moldy. Put the undamaged contents in a ziplock bag from my truck and replaced the cache in the location I found it. Off to seek Leprechaun's treasure.

Mike Chmielewski
Gamehendge Ranger
Erie, PA

Speaking of trolls, (though this one would have been turned to stone, if it was out when I was there) check out the <a href=http://www.navicache.com/cgi-bin/db/displaycache2.pl?CacheID=287>The Fellowship of the Ring </a> cache. This is the original and ultimate LOTR quest style cache and has been nominated as one of the best caches in the NE US, plus get a chance to earn your very own wall hanging/quilt from the famous geoquilter DxChallenged!

Also while your in town check out the Gamehendge Rangers other caches, all of which have been mentioned in a recent frontpage news story. 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! 25 Aug 2002    Ghost's Domain  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 1.5 )

Snagged this one right before I headed to hit Leprechauns, parked much further away then I had to and took the long way around the pond. Nice area though.

Mike Chmielewski

Ceck out the <a href=http://www.navicache.com/cgi-bin/db/displaycache2.pl?CacheID=287>The Fellowship of the Ring </a> cache. This is the original and ultimate LOTR quest style cache and is well worth the drive, plus get a chance to earn your very own wall hanging/quilt from the famous geoquilter DxChallenged!

Also while your in town check out the Gamehendge Rangers other caches, all of which have been mentioned in a recent frontpage news story. 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! 25 Aug 2002    The Leprechaun's Treasure  ( Difficulty: 5    Terrain: 3 )

Found this one in less then 5 minutes without knowing anything about it (other then it was hard) and without getting lucky. In fairness, I should mention that I have a similiar thing in one of my caches so I had some idea of what to expect. Though I have to admit Hinge did a far superior job in the execution of it then I did.

Mike Chmielewski
Gamehendge Ranger
Erie, PA

Check out the <a href=http://www.navicache.com/cgi-bin/db/displaycache2.pl?CacheID=287>The Fellowship of the Ring </a> cache. This is the original and ultimate LOTR quest style cache, plus get a chance to earn your very own wall hanging/quilt from the famous geoquilter DxChallenged!

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! 25 Aug 2002    The Treasure Of Blackbeard  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Probably my favorite of Quinn's hides. Good thing the definition of "Dusk" is somewhat loose. Found the cache around 8:30, at first I thought I may be cursed for 7 years, looked for a bit before I busted out my headlamp and found it in no time. After all a pirate is no match for a ranger. Got treated to the tale end of a beautiful sunset as well.

Mike Chmielewski
Gamehendge Ranger
Erie, PA

Speaking of Rangers check out the <a href=http://www.navicache.com/cgi-bin/db/displaycache2.pl?CacheID=287>The Fellowship of the Ring </a> cache. This is the original and ultimate LOTR quest style cache and has been nominated by some as one of the best caches in the NE US, plus get a chance to earn your very own wall hanging/quilt from the famous geoquilter DxChallenged!

Also while your in town check out the Gamehendge Rangers other caches, all of which have been mentioned in a recent frontpage news story. 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.


[Modified 2002-09-03 23:38:23]

I found it! 24 Aug 2002    Gibsonville Doublet  ( Difficulty: 4    Terrain: 2.5 )

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 <a href=http://www.navicache.com/cgi-bin/db/displaycache2.pl?CacheID=287>The Fellowship of the Ring </a> 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! 24 Aug 2002    End of 18  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2.5 )

Number two of the day. Roadkill and I had hoped to do this one with Balloonpilot and Chickenlips, though we lost them at the festival. So we went on with out them, I enjoyed this hike and the view as well. While I was signing the log book, Roadkill mentioned that balloon pilot and chickenlips hadn't been there yet, I read the log book (yes I was the infamous "other geocacher") and realized that we had just missed them. So we take off at a pretty good clip (Road Kill can still hike pretty fast) hoping to catch up with them. We found them not to far up the trail (picking up trash like all good cachers do), fortunately they had scene the Roadkill mobile and had come back looking for us. Took a dream weaver kit and left a package of reusable instant camo facemasks and fishing lures.

Mike Chmielewski
Gamehendge Ranger
Erie, PA

Head to Erie and check out the <a href=http://www.navicache.com/cgi-bin/db/displaycache2.pl?CacheID=287>The Fellowship of the Ring </a> 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! 24 Aug 2002    Low & Behold (Read Warning)  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Last find of the day. Roadkill, Balloon Pilot, and Chicken Lips accompanied me on this one, though they spent the majority of the hike looking for some special stones :) . Once again my gps was acting up and had be on the wrong side of the trail. Then it wanted me about 150 feet from the cache (following it's advice would've been very bad). Finally found the cache after reading their body language and ignoring my GPS.
Nice hike and the view was definately something to behold. Loved it.

Left a slightly used eggplant (or was it a zuchinni?)

Mike Chmielewski
Gamehendge Ranger
Erie, PA

Check out the <a href=http://www.navicache.com/cgi-bin/db/displaycache2.pl?CacheID=287>The Fellowship of the Ring </a> 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! 23 Aug 2002    THE HOBBIT - BAG END CACHE  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 2.5 )

Excellent hiding spot butterfly girl! and the cache baggies were very sweet DX. Finally got out this way to hang with the Hilton Family (had a great time guys) and of course visit Bag End!

Took a LOTR Burger King toy and left a CD. From here it's on to Letchworth and Rochester to meet some fellow navicachers.

Mike Chmielewski
Gamehendge Ranger
Erie, PA

So you've made it through the hobbit, now continue your quilt quest with <a href=http://www.navicache.com/cgi-bin/db/displaycache2.pl?CacheID=287>The Fellowship of the Ring </a>. Well worth the drive if I do say so myself.

Also keep an eye out for my soon to be released cache -- what a long strange trip it's been -- a difficult cache, loosely based on my travels across the country, featuring miles of hiking, tons of waypoints, puzzles, and other surprises. And while your in town you might as well hit the rangers other two caches as well .


[Modified 2002-09-01 00:55:10]

I found it! 23 Aug 2002    Eversure's C&S Cache....  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

As I told the Hilton's I would, I ended up falling on my arse and getting muddy while going after this one. My gps had me way off for awhile, even with heading up to the road for better reception. Just when I was about to give up I used some of my Dúnedain skills and finally found the cache. Great job Eversure, was wondering what C&S stood for.

Took a quarter and left some baseball cards.

Mike Chmielewski
Gamehendge Ranger
Erie, PA

I'm sure you've already hit the hobbit cache, so head up to Erie for the <a href=http://www.navicache.com/cgi-bin/db/displaycache2.pl?CacheID=287>The Fellowship of the Ring </a> cache and while your there check out the rangers other caches.
[Modified 2002-09-01 01:08:17]

I found it! 24 Jun 2002    Sherilton Valley Overlook  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

DANG I missed the Monty Python Video by 1 cacher (not only am I a huge Tolkien fan, but I'm a huge Monty Python fan as well)

While working on getting ready to leave, repacking the truck, catching up on my email, etc. I got hungry so figured I'd run down to the little corner store here in Descano, grab some bread and then head out and hit the last of Rob and Catherine's caches in the area (well I skipped the poison oak madness one). Started hiking around 2:00 or so (yeah it was a little warm) and went to the viewpoint first. Then came back down to the cache. Took the computer game (look for it to turn up in my "what a long strange trip it's been" cache) and $3.00 (hey I'm poor) and left a bunch of baseball cards (sorry all my Padre cards are gone) and a brand new various artist music cd. Also dropped off a travel bug, upon getting to the bottom I remembered I had the rare creek bed cards to drop off and had left them in the truck.... dooohhh!!! Briefly thought of heading back up to place them but changed my mind.

MikeChim
Gamehendge Ranger
Erie, PA

Note 23 Jun 2002    Home....?  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 4.5 )

Unfortunately I've gotten emails indicating that the cache is missing. Guess it had to happen sooner or later. It's a shame though, wish I at least had the log book.

I found it! 23 Jun 2002    Secret Canyon  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Had all 4 of Rob and Catherine's caches lined up for today. Unfortunately I got off to a late start and didn't leave til the afternoon, and I only ended up getting three.
But that'll be told later. As for this one.
It was a nice walk, though it's a shame the river wasn't flowing. I was sitting on a rock in the shade reading the logs when something caught my eye. The last two people mentioned that it took them an hour and a half to get to the cache because they were dodging poison oak. I on the other hand got to the cache in under a half hour, blissfully ignoring the small plants on the side of the trail that I'm guessing were poison oak (Rob and Catherine did show me some and it is on their creek bed web site, but I only noticed the few large trees and they were off the path) ....ahh well that's why I have a bunch of tecnu in my truck. Time will tell how well it works. Took and left nothing, though I did drop off some more of the very cool and rare creekbed secret canyon cards for Rob.
After getting back to my truck I somehow lost my keys inbetween unlocking the doors, telling a couple about geocaching, and taking my tecnu bath, (something only I could pull off) took me 30 minutes to find them, another delay wasn't what I needed. Ahh well, on to "welcome to the Lagunas" and then "Cedar Creek Falls"

Mike Chim
Gamehendge Ranger
Erie, PA

I found it! 23 Jun 2002    Welcome to the Lagunas  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Had just hit "secret canyon" before coming here. The campground was closed because of fire danger but the hosts said that since I was just hiking I could go ahead.
Nice hike with great meadow views. It's to bad the lake was dry but I wish I would have taken my camera anyway, there were some very photogenic areas. Truly a pleasant walk. Got the cache around 5:30 and realized it would be getting dark while I was doing "Cedar Creek Falls" which proved to me a much bigger problem then I though as you'll see from that log.
Took $1.50 and Jellie Bellies (I usually avoid food items in caches, really shouldn't be there anyway, but I was hungry and love Jellie Bellies) and left San Diego Padre baseball cards.

MikeChim
Gamehendge Ranger
Erie, PA

Travelling the country, visiting national parks, backcountry camping, checking out grad schools, siteseeing, and of course geocaching.

I found it! 23 Jun 2002    Cedar Creek  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

I pulled into the trailhead area around 7:30 pm. I figured I could run to this one, be there before it got too dark and get back out, if I ran, before complete darkness. Then I could hit the "Sherilton Valley Cache" in the dark, but as you'll see it didn't happen that way.

I geared up, grabbed my petzl headlamp, my mini-mag flashlight, and my borrowed walking stick and headed off at a light jog. Unfortunately I hadn't read the logs and made my first mistake of the night, I choose the center trail instead of the right one. From this point on is where it started to go downhill. Jogging along the trail I eventually came to a split. I went left and ended up right beside a little shack and an old camper sitting there, (still curious why all that was there). Anyway followed the trail that became progressively less and less of a trail. My jogging soon slowed down and then stopped all together as I had to carefully pick my way along what may or may not have been a very primative trail through the scrub brushes, cacti, and razor plants (my name for them). With the failing light and questionable trail this trip was starting to loose it's appeal, and I was wondering it I'd still make it before nightfall. I considered turning around and taking the other path but figured the light was running low and this may be the proper trail, plus if not it should hook back together soon. That was my second mistake.
Before long I was trying to pick my way through all the shrubs, razor plants etc. and as the trail disapeared into nothingness I prressed on. Soon my legs were hurting from brushing and banging against the plants and the hunt had started to loose it's fun. I figured that the "real" (though it was the wrong one anyway) trail must loop and when I got to the point I thought it would be at I was greeted with no trail in sight and a steep gorge type drop off. By this point I figured it was shorter to head up the hill (yes that hill you all wisely went around) instead of turning around and going back. Didn't really want to tack that trail back with those evil plants. It was then that I looked down and noticed the plants and torn and slashed my legs leaving me bloodied.
I shrugged and climbed the hill along a rocky area that had fewer razor bushes. I crested the hill looked around and noticed there was no trail to the right, so I figured I'd just straight towards the "spur trail" point. That way I was sure to get on the trail, which I wanted to do as it was past when the sun technically set at 8:00, and the last thing I wanted was to be trying to get out of my current predicament using only a couple flashlights.
As the distance to the "spur road" dropped I thought great I'll still be able to get to the cache before total darkness covers the area. Then as I continued on in the distance I could see the trail, I was just about to rejoice when I got to the edge of the cliff and realized there was no way to get from where I was to the trail. My concern went from getting to the cache before total darkness set in to getting on the trail before total darkness set in. So I turned to the right and started heading along the hill top hoping to find a semi safe way down. As I plodded on and darkness continued to overtake the are(the sun had set almost 20 minutes ago) I thought about backtracking to the begining. But realized that it was imperative that I got off this #@$% hill before my only light was the moon and my lights, otherwise this trip could take a bad turn.
I came upon a spot that didn't look as steep as the others and headed down, leaning backwards and keeping my weight level with the slope of the hill as I zig zagged down the slope trying to pick the safest path. Several times the loose sand slid away and I had to "ride the wave" til I could jump onto solid rocks. Between "riding the wave" and scrambling down the large boulders (picking up more cuts and bruises along the way and the whole time trying to watch out for snakes) I finally got close to the trail, right when I thought I was home free (5 feet from the trail) I slipped landed on my arse and bumped my elbow. Finally hitting the trail (at 32 59.785; 116 43.736, look up yep that was where I came down) I let out a sigh of relief as complete darkness fell.
I took a drink from my camelback, turned on my headlamp, pulled out my mini-mag, checked my gps and continued towards the cache because there was no way in #$%% I was leaving empty handed after all that. I came across a couple bats sitting on the trail along the way and finally made it to the reflecting pool (though with the poor lighting conditions I couldn't see much of it). I started scrambling up the rocks and wondered how I was ever going to find a cache hidden amongst all these rocks in the dark when I turned and bam there she was. I took a seat opened the bad boy up and sifted through it's contents. Unfortunately either water got in there or the bubbles leaked so the container is a little wet inside. I considered brinking it back for ya Rob but I wasn't sure that's what you wanted, plus it wasn't in horrible condition, and I really had no desire to carry anything out. I quickly took $1.50 and a first aid package (didn't bother using it) and left a bunch of Padres baseball cards. Didn't read the other logs or write much because I was sore and miserable and just wanted to get the he$$ out of there.
As I headed back to my truck bloody, dirty, bruised, battered, and beaten, the full moon crested the mountains covering the land in her beautiful silvery hue..... and I remembered why I love this game.

MikeChim
Gamehendge Ranger
Erie, PA

I found it! 22 Jun 2002    Scripps Cottage  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Hit this one after a day at the San Diego beaches and some other caches. Sun was setting as I pulled into campus. Figured with it being summer and the weekend I'd drive right up to it, but there was some large event going on so I ended up parking about .25 miles as the crow flies away (not sure if it was a legal lot or not, but used the patented turn your flashers on technique and had no problems). Anyway on to the cache.

Wow Rob you outdid yourself. This is currently my favorite urban cache. Usually I'm not a huge fan of the urban caches as they tend to be micro's and the hiding techniques tend to be the same (small container with magnets), but this... this container was the mothership of all urbans. In fact it was so big I ignored it. Yep that's right I was looking around for a tiny little altoids tin or something and saw the side of the cache. Thought it was some sort of electrical power box and started feeling around it (was on the other side of the pole so I didn't see the sticker) for the typical little tin, couldn't feel it so I went around to the other side and Holy #$@$ it was the cache. I'm amazed that it's survived as well, as someone else said hidden right in the open. Very nice. Took a pic, I'm sure you'll know which one it is (Rob and Catherine were kind enough to let me stay in their guest house while I'm here, and I'm not complimenting this cache because of that, I truly was impressed). The cache also contained some of the better items I've scene in southwest caches. Props again Rob. Took the Samuri or Ninja card game (may end up in my "what a long strange trip it's been" cache which will be placed when I finally get back home) and left San Diego Padre's baseball cards.

MikeChim
Gamehendge Ranger
Erie, PA

Travelling the country, visiting national parks, backcountry camping, checking out grad schools, siteseeing, and of course geocaching.

Note 22 Jun 2002    Alvarado Crossing  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Hit this cache around 8:40 and after failing to find it the first time in the dark went back to my truck got a flashlight and found it easily. The location was convenient because I got a chance to check out the campus some more as well as the psych building (I'm currently searching for a clinical psych Ph.D. program). Took a creekbed pocket knife (it will end up in my "what a long strange trip it's been" cache I'll place when I finally get back home) and a cache card, left a music CD as well as two travel bugs. They've accompanied me for some time, and have similiar goals (though I picked them up at different places) they want to be international travellers. So I figure this was a good place to drop them off, either they can make a run for the border or head to the San Diego or LA airports and cross the sea.

MikeChim
Gamehendge Ranger
Erie, PA

Travelling the country, visiting national parks, backcountry camping, checking out grad schools, siteseeing, and of course geocaching.

I found it! 05 May 2002    Overflow Cache  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Found this one with my buddy musicman, came down to visit him and his family plus start my trip across the southern us. The coordinates for this cache are WRONG!! Apparenlty the owner updated the other site but not this one... which explains why roadkill couldn't find it.

The new cords (it was stolen before) are
N 38 59.237
W 75 32,469

Took some lighters and left some baltimore Oriole baseball cards.

I found it! 05 May 2002    Killen Me Softly  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Took a mercury dime and left baltimore oriole baseball cards and a CD. Hit all 3 of them in this park.

Mike Chmielewski
Gamehendge Ranger
Erie, PA

Travelling the country, visiting national parks, grad schools, and of course geocaching.

CINCO DE MAYO

Note 07 Apr 2002    Moraine Trail #2  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Check out the <a href='http://www.navicache.com/cgi-bin/db/displaycache2.pl?CacheID=287'> cache</a>, worth a couple hour drive for any geocacher or even a longer drive for a Tolkien fan (IMHO, but I may be a little biased :)

I found it! 07 Apr 2002    Moraine Trail #2  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Glad to see more PA caches popping up here. Down on a caching trip from Erie, PA. Hit this one at 1:00 number 5 of 12 for the day. The mud was pretty bad on this one today, making it more then a 1.5 difficulty, only one I didn't wear my hiking boots for to this point and I definately should have.

Mike Chmielewski
Gamehendge Ranger
Erie, PA

I found it! 07 Apr 2002    Porter's Cove  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Number 9 of 12 on the day. I should have worn hip boots, the mud and water went up over my backpacking boots, cold wet feet for the rest of the day :(

Took and left nothing.

I found it! 07 Apr 2002    Moraine Dam  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

The best of the puppyman caches I did today. Liked the dam. Number 10 on the day took and left nothing.

mike

I found it! 07 Apr 2002    Moraine Trail #1  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Number 12, Last one of the day. Total darkness fell while I was at the cache, good thing I had my trusty petzl headlamp.

Note 05 Apr 2002    Gamehendge Rangers' CD swap shop  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 4 )

She's ready to go, had to double check on it after the vandalism, changed how you enter the woods and were you park at, hiked it without incident just stay away from the construction site.

Note 04 Apr 2002    Gamehendge Rangers' CD swap shop  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 4 )

DON'T GO HERE JUST YET, there was some vandalism and property attacks against the construction company that is putting the bridge across the gorge, so at least part of it is off limits. I checked before this happened and got alternative ways in becasu I wasn't sure if we were allowed down there at all while the constructoin was going on in the first place. I'll check it and update this soon.

Note 18 Mar 2002    Gamehendge Rangers' CD swap shop  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 4 )

This cache is in "hibernation" right now. I just drove past and their was road construction going on. Apparantely The bayfront highway bridge is going through here but as far as I understood shouldn't have involved any of this. Maybe it's an access road for the construction of the bridge. Regardless I'm not sure that your still allowed to hike back here, so until I'm healthy and can check it out I'd say avoid it. I'll repost when I'm sure either way.

Note 14 Mar 2002    The Fellowship of the Ring  ( Difficulty: 5    Terrain: 2.5 )

In anticipation of the Hilton Family coming in and the first stages of the Tolkien Quilt I updated the cache a bit. I've added some more CD's to it (Anyone ever hear Spock sing about hobbits?, so bad it's good).
In addition with spring coming and more people hitting the trails. We've gotten camoflauge for a couple of the sites that stuck out more. Please make sure you camo them back up when your done and that nothing is sticking out. We also left a camera if it ever get's filled we'll put the pictures on the as of yet unmade website.


Mikechim
Gamehendge Ranger

ps USE tick spray, I pulled 3 ticks off myself just while I was making the updates!

Note 09 Mar 2002    ROCHESTER AND AREA CACHERS GET-TOGETHER!  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

If I am in town I'll be there, I'm guessing my travels will take me about a month and a half, but last time I figured a month it took a month and a half, so it will be close. If I'm in any state near there you gotta bet I'll hit it, I may even come out before making it back home.... ohh yeah nothing better then someone whose been living out of his truck for months, look out ladies.
:)

mike

I found it! 27 Jan 2002    Olmsted #1 - The Park  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1.5 )

Sorry it's taken me so long to log this Dekanar. This was one of a bunch of caches I hit on my back to Erie after dropping my brother off at the Buffalo airport. Definately the longest walk of all the ones I hit. Took nothing and left some baseball cards. Took me awhile to find this one cause my GPS was acting up, and had be some 200 feet away.

Mike Chmielewski
Gamehendge Ranger
Erie, PA

I found it! 17 Jan 2002    Perry Bluff Ore Storage Cache  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 3 )

It was the first time I've ever been the first to get a cache, it was also the first time that I didn't log the cache immediately after I got it (it got set aside and I just found the sheets today, so I apologize this should have been on here long ago). Once I actually found the right parking lot it was pretty easy. I almost got ran over by a dear while I was hiking around at another pull off. It was raining pretty hard and kinda cold but for the middle of December I definately couldn't complain. Nice job.

Mike Chmielewski

I found it! 09 Nov 2001    Presque Isle Beach Cache  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

This was an easy cache after a nice little walk. Living here I really should spend more time hiking out this way, didn't see any hunters which was good. Took a couple bucks and left a CD.

Mike Chmielewski
Gamehenge ranger.

I found it! 02 Nov 2001    Geogeeks Battle Creek Cache #1  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

I'm from Erie, PA and thus not at all familiar with the area. So I just followed my gps and ended up cheating found a road very close to it and just parked there, literally ran in, and got it. Left baseball cards and took $1.00 and coupons.

Traveling the country, visiting graduate schools, national parks, and of course geocaching.

Mike Chmielewski, Erie PA
Gamehenge Rangers

Note 31 Oct 2001    mouse's tree house, by the Gamehendge Rangers  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

One other thing, there is some trash on the way to the cache, especially on the beach (don't worry it's still beautiful). We packed out some but if your feeling environmental take a garbage bag (cache in trash out) and help out.

Note 30 Oct 2001    mouse's tree house, by the Gamehendge Rangers  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Message from Gamehenge Rangers

Just checking up on the cache, everything is all good. I also dropped off the Sammy the Snail Hitchiker


 

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