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(Finds: 52  Score: 245)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 23)

Caches Hidden

Hidden on Difficulty Terrain Cache Name
07 Oct 2001
An Akron Walk
27 Oct 2001
Eversure's C&S Cache....
11 Apr 2002
Akron Bike Path
07 May 2002
27 Jun 2002
Strawberry Fields Forever
18 Jan 2003
Akron Falls Winterfest Event Cache

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Note 07 Jun 2003    2003 New York Area Cachers Picnic!  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

Great event! Thanks go to all who helped put this one out and esp. Quinn ... who Gamma Kit tells me has to stay till the last cacher leaves...And I hear that there were many night cachers there ;)

Great time had by all...Butterfly girl is turning into quite the social cacher, Sweety Gal made sure that all signed the quilted table runner before it was given away, Eversure son really enjoyed the possibilty of finding a cache up in a tree, Fearless took note of the many trecherous caches out there that we have not done, Foo gave new meaning to whine when I lef the with Butterfly to do the last leg of the cache and I enjoyed a day of great conversation!

Great to see everyone!
Fearless Leader, Eversure son, Sweety gal, Butterfly girl, Foo the wonder dog, DxChallenged

[Modified 2003-06-08 11:05:41] by Cache Owner

I found it! 07 Jun 2003    2003 New York Area Cachers Picnic!  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

This is for the event cache........

Well.....after a number of false starts....which in truth yielded the opportunity to meet a number of cachers....we found it.

My question is....

Mr. Mom where you stoned when you did this one?


Thanks for the addition to a very enjoyable day!
Took a calculator...Sweety gal is taking it to school on Monday to help with finals...and sidewalk chalk..Butterfly girl plans on adding beautfiul designs to our driveway while the rest of us stain the hot tub.....

Fearless Leader, Eversure son, Sweety gal, Butterfly Girl, Foo the wonder dog and DxChallenged

Note 24 May 2003    2003 New York Area Cachers Picnic!  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

We plan on comming....Will bring a quilted table runner for everyone to sign and then give away.

Maybe I'll bring homemade cinnomon rolls.....That is if Eversure lets them leave the house.

Count us in for 6 .... including small furry dog that looks like Roadkills headgear.


I found it! 11 Nov 2002    Wyoming County Forest #1  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 1.5 )

Hey! Now this cache was more of a challenge than the past few caches that we have done. Many posted signs, trails that were obscured by leaves, periodic gun shots from the hunters that were in the woods, streams cammoflaughed by leaves and a glorious sun that was hidden until we started out to go geocaching.

Just a great way to spend the latter parts of our afternoon! I'de recommend either putting cookies on once you enter the woods or making a way point when you enter the woods....all the trails started to look the same to me......(but then I am directionally challenged).

We found the cache box shortly after we arrived at the destination.....well done to say the least!
The cache box was in very good shape. We took a necklace, set of pens and a ball. These we replaced with a seashell from Bolivia NC where my parents live, a AAA keyring, a single use gormet packet of coffee, a golden pinewood derby car, and a packet of bandaides......

Thanks for adding to the enjoyment of our day!
Fearless Leader, Eversure son, Sweety gal, Foo the wonder dog (Butterfly girl was at a party) and DxChallenged

I found it! 10 Nov 2002    The LARCH  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2.5 )

Hey this was our second cache of the day! What a nice trail this was on! We all especially enjoyed the final bits of the hike. It was like we were embraced by the trees........

We found the cache fairly quickly, then the kids viewed what was obviously older oriented prizes.....Fearless is still smiling and I believe that he is sporting the new pocket knife that he found in the cache! We also took the Carole King Cd and replaced these with 2 single serve coffee packets, gold model paint (still sealed in the pkg), a small egyptian coin purse, golfer 911 and a scarf hat that I made.......

Thanks for the day ..... I now have the travelor Charlotte.....I did not retreive her from this cache but the one up the trail.....Cats and Dogs..but she is still logged here so I will record here movements from here....I plan on contraucting some kind of spiderweb signature quilt to help record her journey. It can be used as a pot holder once she returns to her owner.

Thanks for adding to the enjoyment of our day...PS do larch trees turn bright yellow in the fall. We saw what we thought to be, many pin trees whose needles were bright yellow....Praying that this foresting isn't dying but just celebrating autumn.

Fearless leader, Sweety gal, Eversure son, butterfly girl, foo the wonder dog and me DxChallenged

I found it! 03 Nov 2002    Beaver Meadow  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Hi! Well this was our first geocache in over a month. We officially moved into our new home October 5th and have been unpacking and entertaining ever since (too great a place not to share).

Anyway, what a great cache this was! There was 2" of snow on the ground. The sun was shinning and it was so excellent to be back out on the trails! I admit to a false start on this one .... but then my caching name holds true...I really am directionally challenged and anyone who trusts me to lead the way should just always go the opposite direction....As Fearless leader did after we went 5 minutes down the wrong trail.

Once headed out the right way we found the cache straight away. Well done...beautiful park, great site, terrific trades and an excellent caching experience to get back geocaching.

The cache was in fine shape. We took out the lottery ticket...hey Fearless still hasn't used it...we could be wealthy even as I type this :)
a packet of goo, a light stick and a pocket knife...We tried our best to trade fair so we left a VERY SPECIAL travel bug...Bobo Birman from South Wales AUSTRALIA...and the signature quilt that I made for him...also left 2 collectible bears May and June, a gas station (I'm always running out and squeek in on fumes)and a coin purse from Novia Scocia Canada.

Thanks again for adding to the enjoyment of our day!

Fearless Leader, Eversure Son, Sweety Gal, Butterfly Girl, Foo the wonder dog (who left covered in snow balls which had to melt to come off her pomeranian fur) and DxChallenged

I found it! 31 Aug 2002    Olmsted #2 - South Park  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 2 )

Hey! We are still in the midst of buying another home and selling our own....so we all needed a break. We decided to check out this cache and we were glad that we did! Fearless used the clever cache directions as a way for the young ones to take note of their surroundings and I spent the time tweeking my V so that I could use it to read distances. On the way to the cache we were amazed to have the sense of the country in the middle of the big city, the segregated water fowl (geese on the left and ducks on the right) and the ususual tree formations.

We got to the cache location in no time but had a bit of a time with the final clue....that was until Butterfly girl came up with some gems of wisdom. Then we found it in no time.

Cache was in great shape. We removed the wire puzzles, mini bopper and a rose box. We replaced these with a vibrating bug, cyber bird and plush inch worm.

Thanks again for yet another first rate caching experience!!

DxChallenged, Fearless Leader, Butterfly Girl, Foo the wonder dog, Eversure son and Sweety gal

I found it! 31 Aug 2002    Year...Days Are Numbered (temporarily disabled)  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2 )

Hey! We are still in the process of buying our dream home and selling the one we are in. Geocaching is the best thing I can think of to make you think of something else.........you have to pay attention or you'll end up on your tush!

We headed out for this cache after completing Olmstead #2 in Lackawana.

We have been to several caches in cemeteries .... so I keep a section of the backpack with items to leave for the angles that we visit........

What a beautiful day it was as we headed out to meet Maria. I found her, carefully observed her glance and then placed an angel holding a harp. I also found Peter and May (guess I was on a roll as there were 6 of us in all). Left 3 pink roses and then headed out to the cache...........Fearless liked the unique nature of this cache and Eversure was quite delighted with the lighter case he found in the old part of the cemetary (I didn't know that cemeterys are the place to set off fireworks). Found that cache in no time and the young ones were way delighted with the contents.......Butterfly took the balls, Eversure the $100 eraser for the first day of 7th grade (Oh Man they grow up so fast :( and Sweety a Doddle pad.........

Thanks ones again for such a unique and well executed cache!!

Hilton family (DxChallenged, Fearless Leader, Eversure son, Butterfly Girl, Sweety Gal and Foo the Wonder Dog)

I found it! 28 Aug 2002    RAPID ART  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2.5 )

Well I have been meaning to start this series for quite some time and today, our 19th anniversary, seemed the perfect time to do it. We had just finished the Royalton Ravine cache (man is that one fun!!) and discovered a new quaint resturant via GPS nearest recommendations when we decided to head on to Lewiston. It was a beautiful late summer day and the sights that we saw on this trail made it even better.

Unlike some previous reports.....we rather enjoyed the whirpool speed boats. Fearless kept trying to watch for the "quick turn around" that they do in the water but each time missed it by seconds.....We saw many swirling water spots on the way into the cache and although the sun was out and full the breezes off the water made it a perfect hike.

Found the cache without much trouble although true to my latest cache exp. I felt the need to do more hill climbing (sure am glad that I did the rock wall at Six Flags... I've been using what I learned there for the past 3 caches).

The cache was in fine shape. We took out a tiny TY Elephant (Butterfly Girl gave it to Foo the wonder dog but for some unknown reason Foo is scared to have it in her crate at night makes her cry :(....maybe Blue elephants are just a bit too spooky) and a Van Haylen Cd (Eversure enjoyed the songs as we drove back home). My cache bag was well stocked so we replaced these with a cyber cat & dog, mint cocoa packet, a mini finger board and a wooden wheelbarrow for tiny pets who need an extra lift.

Thanks Mr. Mom, Mr.s Mom and Goo once again for such an enjoyable cache exp!!

Hope to see you on the trails!!

Hiltonfamily (DxChallenged, FearlessLeader, Eversure Son and Butterfly Girl....Sweety was off to Cradel Beach camp)

I found it! 03 Aug 2002    Syracuse Geocachers Picnic  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

Hey! This was number 100!!

What a great time. The weather was perfect, the park was great and the people at the picnic were excellent!

Really enjoyed the meeting. I'm hoping to meet even more geocachers from this great state by having a state geocachers club.

Thanks Dekaner and J-Ra for the activities. I must say that finding the puzzel/patch cache made my day. I wasn't the first......But with a flock of geocachers emassing in the general area and one particularly competative geocacher surging past me :) ..... I found the cache. I did a little I found it number complete with dance while Rippy Yelled out Huckel Buckel Beanstalk.

Thanks for a very enjoyable day!!

DxChallenged, Fearless Leader, Eversure, Butterfly Girl and Sweety Gal

I found it! 28 Jul 2002    Up Up and Away  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Hey...second cache of the day and second time that Mr. & Mrs. Mom and Goo beat us to an item......the travel bug was gone :(

I had taken the young ones out to find the Gnomes Lair cache a few weeks back so today we decided the do the other one in the park. Temp wise it was not to bad but I felt as if I was getting a facial just being outside today.

This cache was fun. We figured out a short cut so the walk...after we stopped at the vet memorial...was very short...this was a first for us......Eversure sensed the presence of the box prior to arriving at destination......so it took us minus minutes to get there.....now if I could only do that with the aging process!! BTW...Eversure says..."Sweet Cache!!:"

Cache was in terrific shape and I came equipped with appropriate trades...flying theme and all.
Butterfly girl took the parachute biker (she and eversure threw him off our deck for over an hour after we got home :) , Sweety took balloon stickers and Eversure the blue bird......
We replaced these with:
*a watch...time flys
*a suction duck...ok he's not going anywhere with that suction thing but perhaps he could be suctioned to the roof of a car and feel the wind beneath his wings.....
*a super bounce super ball...bouncy flying
*a ceramic hummingbird with wings poised as if in flight....

Hope to see you at the NY geocachers club meeting next Saturday. We heard that there are a number of caches to find there!

hiltonfam...Eversure son, butterfly girl, Foo the Wonder dog, Sweety Gal, Fearless Leader and DxChallenged.

I found it! 12 Jul 2002    Gnomes Lair  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 3 )

Oh Man GPS's are great things! I decided this morning to attempt a cache without my fearless leader.

Reved up the computer, printed out the info and imputted the V. I feel so empowered! I made it to the cache site and back without getting lost even once! This from a person who really is directionally challenged (what my caching name stands for). I never could have done it without my GPS!

It took us about an hour to get to the park from our home. I had a bit of a time finding the parking spot (I think my maps overlapped near that spot so I was doing this cirlce thing) and ended up parking a bit away but what a beautiful place for a walk! You just couldn't have asked for a better day! As we entered the trail we were presented with a field of wild flowers. Then as we got closer we also realized that this was a butterfly field as well. Butterfly girl was delighted and Eversure started to run as the gell he used seemed to attract them in masses to his head...

I took your advice and found that your trail philosphy was right on. I also turned the cookies on my GPS as I left the car just in case and was glad as many of the trails looked very similar. We arrrived at the cache site in near to a 1/2 hour. Must say that your terrain rating was right on as well. I just wish that i would have had a surf board......or a sled as that mode of movement was how I arrived at the destination and rich brown dirt is very distinctive on my lucky light blue caching pants... :)

Eversure was the one who found the cache. He said that "You couldn't have asked for a better place to put the box!" We all checked it out and discovered that there is a better less wet way to go....Eversure came out from the trial run with a good 5" of mud on his feet but smiling none the less. We traded out the chain mail haky sack, koosh and kalidascope. Replaced these with a Doodle kitty, twin bobbel head surfers, a bead box and a bilders Square tape measure with level. Took px 16 and 17 with the camera...one is a close up of Foo who was a bit miffed at the incline she saw.

Thanks for adding to the enjoyment of the day...and since we are on the theme of "forest creatures" please check out our cache that has a similar theme <a href=/seek/cache_details.asp?ID=21843>The Hobbit-bag End Cache </a>

DxChallenged and the Hilton crew -fearless and sweety

Note 10 Jul 2002    Syracuse Geocachers Picnic  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

We'll be there! Fearless made reservations last night so that this can be part of a mini vacation for us. I won't be able to bring a quilt to this one (I have 12 going right now and need to finish them up before sewing interferes with goecaching :) but perhaps a quilt project could be planned for the club......the first just one state quilt. I was approached to do a 9/11 project.......so something like that or one to represent the many great parks that are happy to included geocachers in their list of visitors.....

Will bring the crew minus Foo (she hasn't attempted a hotel yet).

Casn't wait!
Fearless, Sweety Gal, Eversure, butterfly girl and DxChallenged

I found it! 09 Jun 2002    FISH'S SPAWN  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2.5 )

Hey! So we made a choice....either hide another cache or check out this one......Ya know what we chose!

The toughest part of the whole adventure was keeping the kids walking after they realized how long the entire hike would be (they can read the GPS). The weather was great, in the 80's and the breezes around us were wonderful. I imagine that the breezes help with the bug population as we saw many massive mosquito breading grounds and naria a bite! It also helped that there was a porta john 1/2 way up the trail.....I think that although we were not the first to log this cache we were the first to discover the john...

Anyway, the area where the cache is is beautiful and filled with paradoxes...The quiet sounds of the waves lapping up the sides mixed with the squakes of multitutes of birds, picture perfect views mixed with a bird bone repository, weathered clean rocks soiled with large bird droppings (it doesn't mix well with my light tan shorts as I scurried around to find the cache box).

This was an even more unusual cache for us as I found it! The rest of the HIlton's were exploring so I took my V headed in the direction of the "off road" arrow and then imagined a logical placement.....the rest said "naw".......but I kept going and was sucsessful!

The cache is in great shape....we signed the log and traded. Butterfly Girl was the first to make a choice..flavored chapstick..She says Thanks!, Sweety gal was thrilled to find a calculator as that is the only way she can do math...Thanks a lot and Eversure found an excellant pocket knife with the best scissors he has ever used in a pknife......Thanks and as instructed by him I made sure we traded good...Left a Purple lady Figurine, an awesome black gorilla, a TY husky and a full bag of marbles....

Thanks again for making our weekend most enjoyable.....The kids are all sleeping now! Ah..peace and quiet!!

DxChallenged and the rest of the HIlton Family

I found it! 08 Jun 2002    ERIE'S END  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2 )

Hey! So we really maxed out this day! It started out with Eversures 4th soccer game of the season which was to follow with the soccer picnic but we decided that caching was more to our liking and off we went......ended the day at the cave of the winds...Just the best all around!!

We've done almost 90 caches now and have never been to one like this! The sun was shinning the breeze was most wonderful (almost felt like we were back in NC near the ocean) and the trail couldn't have been more direct...Foo the wonder dog was with us....she looked like an explosive red fur ball what with all the wind.....and she fancied herself as the trail blazer...Imagine a 6 pound pomerain pulling a 5th grader...

Anyway, we met the Maeder Boys and Mom at the first leg (What a great bunch of cachers they are)......I think we did some stone work for them...Fearless and Eversure were mighty found of the crevases that were around ;). but eventually we spotted what we were looking for and were off to the second leg......the Maeder Boys beat us there.....I found out that once near a cache you have to recal. the V to off road...It had us 6 miles away.......Fearless says the III+ was right on.

Anyway found the second leg as a joint team and then hung back and waited for the boys and MOm to finish.....Hey it almost felt like the great race....and we weren't first......but then I believe we traded out some of the stuff they left so all in all it was the best strategy.... :)

Cache was in great shape but the mosquitos were massing future cachers may want to wear eau..da..bug spray before entering the woods.....Foo had on her citronella bark collar so that worked......

We took...Mouth Spray (Butterfly Girl says thanks she is sure that the spray helps her breath better), a set of dice (Eversure was smiling at those) and a book light (Sweety is reading with it even as I type). In there place we left a Topsy tumble doll (put her on her head and she does a summer sault), a ceramic heart box, and a large ty turtle with tag....

Thanks for the adventure.....but must say a few were grumbeling at the end of the first leg....so we chose to do the Other sister cache for brevity sake and to keep em caching

The HIlton Family

I found it! 08 Jun 2002    THE OTHER SISTER  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 2 )

This was our second cache of the day......It really added to the overall enjoyment of this most excellent day!!

As with Erie's End the coordinates for this cache were right on for both the parking and the cache. It was a busy day but as luck would have it (around here we call it HIlton luck) we found the last free parking spot (That always makes Fearless' day...he's at least 1/2 Irish). I grabbed my pack (bulked up to 35 pounds today for good trading), Foo and my V and off we went. It was a quick trip in and very beautiful. With the 5 in our family it didn't take long to find it. Fearless says you picked a great spot. Even though there were many tourists there we were out of eye site......but cachers with little ones may want to keep them in view at all times.

The cache was in great shape but to be honest HFJohn had logged a find before us. Nice trading here! We took out a pack of crackers (Butterfly and Foo say thanks), a matchbox car (Eversure still is smiling), a deck of playing cards (Sweety loves to play and make up her own rules) and this is one of the rare occasions that Fearless took something....the Moody Blues CD. In their place we left a butterfly tiarra, a USA stocking hat with a little flag on it, a shinner upper with a parchese travel game inside and a lonely bunny he is paitently waiting on top of all the items for the next cacher......I signed a quilt square. My first to be made by me and signed at another cacher's cache! Fealess looked at the instructions and to his dismay saw that i had put our e-mail and home address on them......He thought if a ranger found the box they'de come a huntin for us....so I removed them from the paper........

Spent the rest of the day at the cave of the winds and walking the part of the falls nearest the cache.......Thanks so much for adding to the quality of our day!!


I found it! 01 Jun 2002    ROCHESTER AND AREA CACHERS GET-TOGETHER!  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

This was our first cache event! Wow was it great. The variety of food was amazing. The diversity of people there shows how our sport crosses age barriers. The feeling of community was awesome. People talking, smiling and honestly helping each other....on a cache we couldn't find...But what we did find was the most amazing thing of all......Being a part of this group!

Thanks Quinn and all involved in setting this up!

See you on the trails!

Hilton family

Foo the wonder dog, Sweety gal, Butterfly girl, Eversure son, Fearless leader and DxChallenged

I couldn 01 Jun 2002    The Leprechaun's Treasure  ( Difficulty: 5    Terrain: 3 )

We went to look for this while at ourfirst cache event! Wow was it great. The variety of food was amazing. The diversity of people there shows how our sport crosses age barriers. The feeling of community was awesome. People talking, smiling and honestly helping each other....on a cache we couldn't find...But what we did find was the most amazing thing of all......Being a part of this group!

Thanks Hinge Thunder for setting this up!

See you on the trails!

Hilton family

Foo the wonder dog, Sweety gal, Butterfly girl, Eversure son, Fearless leader and DxChallenged

I found it! 25 May 2002    Deer's Bedroom  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 3.5 )

Hey! What an excellent day to go geocaching. It was made better by meeting so many cachers on this trail! As we parked the van we met Caron and her daughter. Chatted for a while (way to long for the kids who were anxious to get on the trail) and then headed out. The first part was very near to one we had done in the spring except now the grass makes it interesting. I see what you mean about single file.

Butterfly girl was the first to find the plague, sweety gal the first to greet the caching family we met (Pluto and Zork I think is what they call themselves...with little Zorkettes and Plutons).

Eversure didn't wait to chat...he is in training for the caches at the Rochester/Syracuse get together. He decided to get his Dad's GPS and head out. At lightening speed. He found in very fast time!

There appeared to be 5 logs ahead of ours. The cache box was in great shape but rather sparse so seeing how I just bulked up the bag we left more than we took. Butterfly girl was thrilled with the magnetic butterflys and says thanks, Eversure snatched the hot wheels and sweety took a flag. We left a Celtic Womens CD (very soothing I must say), a zebra, a mouse, a baby doll and a rather large stuffed poodel.

Thanks for and enjoyable end to our day....We were at Pineway Parks Pond for a CRAN picnic (the orphanage we used 12 years ago to adopt Eversure and Sweety...they should be on the Rochester news tonight........

Thanks again!


I found it! 18 May 2002    Winged Things  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2 )

Hey! So we were sucsessful today. We went out on the trail last Saturday and to our delight met a great cacher, Q. Chatted a long time but never compared notes. We had been to the cemetary earlier and discovered many beautiful angels. Even left 2 rose wreaths and some tears at a young ones. But the paths they sent us on were wrong ..... so left with Fearless first nonfind.

Today...the sun was shinning and we brought with us a lucite angel to leave at stage one. The sats. were with us cause as we opened our eyes from the peaceful request.....we turned an found her.

Her directions led us once again to the same park but this time a spatter ball contest was going on. We envisioned leaving the trails rainbow colored but instead found a responsible group of young guys who were taken with Foo the wonder dog. They waited as we hiked in and only went back on the trails after we left.

The cache was in great shape and nicely stocked. The girls chose a little puzzel and fairy tatoos....they looked alot like our angel who blesses our lives every day!

Speaking of her.....she planted a cache she is very proud of... THE HOBBIT BAG - END CACHE if you are ever up our way please check it out. We put our best prizes and truely amazing scenery into this one


I found it! 18 May 2002    Creeks Edge Cache!  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Hey! So after Fealess leader had his first no find last week. We decided to do a few more after we found Winged Things. And fearless says to me...."Absolutely no use of clues today".

So we walked out in the cold but beautiful, sunshine. Eversure and Fearless were both berating my V and expounding on the superior use of the III+. I let them bond and was just ever so glad that the rain gave us a window of opportunity.

Eversure son. Used the III+ zig zagged a bit but found the box right off. I see what you mean the grass definately makes it a challenge.

And by the way my shinny up to the knee boots, are great for keepping water out and for rather interesting slides.
Should be an overabundance of wild roses in a couple of months...I was only able to "enjoy" their thorns.

But really was a most enjoyable adventure. The cache box was in great shape. Eversure was ever so pleased to see a porsche waiting there for him. The girls found a keychain and a wheres george...Left a tiger (thrilled that there was enough room for him and he's a keeper...not a travelor), single use coffee packet with condiments, mini colored penciles and lucky leprechaun gold coin.

thanks for the fun!

The Hilton family in Hilton

I found it! 18 May 2002    A Hawks View  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2 )

Now this was FUN. I'm not quite sure why I enjoy the ones that make you "one" with the elements. But I do. I mean by the time we left my lucky light blue caching pants had pom mud prints all over, Foo the wonder dog had turned into a pommy mud paint brush, Sweety gal's feet made rythmicx glucking sounds each time she stepped and Butterfly girl looked like she needed to fly her wings through a car wash.... Oh gee! No pictures of us at our best :)

But it was all worth it. Great area...of course named after a great family :) Beautiful day. And 3 finds.

The cache was discovered by Eversure. Who was alarmed to see that someone put it upside down in the mud. But all the contents were fine. Due to the muddy conditions, we did a "fire brigade line and handed trades and logs through the family. Took out a glow stick (eversures fav Thanks!), a key chain and a little nerf ball. Replaced these with a mouse, colorforms baseball set and a weather radio (may need new batts when found but it works!)

Hey if you are ever down our way (Akron NY) Please check out our newest cache. THE HOBBIT - BAG END CACHE. We put our best prizes in it, a coperative project and will show you some scenery that few in Western NY have seen!

Thanks for the fun!!!

Hiltonfamily in HIlton

I couldn 11 May 2002    Winged Things  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2 )

This was a bonus beautiful day all around......and in a town with a terrific name. Unfortunately we met angels that headed us in the wrong direction. Found angels lining a marker and she gave us her directions and on the way out a 7 year old angel who gave us another set of directions while I read and realized her story. Although we couldn't trade at the cache site we did at the resting site. Brought flowers and put 2 mini wreaths on the first site we found and tears at the last.......Our youngest has had many trips to the hospital.

As an added bonus we met Quinn as we headed into the trails. He was sporting the best GPS and was a wealth of info on the sport......OK I like to talk and when you meet such interesting people...the kids were trying to push us onto the trails that was until Quinn talked about some great caches......Eversure son is way into a challenge!!!

We will definately be back and with more flowers! The resting place was alive with sounds, people and beautiful decorations!

Thanks for the adventure

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

Hey! I will have a quilt ready for signing at the event.....

It's almost done. Wasn't quite sure if I'de be able to complete it as I broke my foot while running over a safety pin....LOL for nonsewers... my machine foot.....

Anyway pattern is sunshine and shadows and the cachers can sign in the sunshine part.........But who to give it to :)


BTW roadkill.... Foo has been tuning up her barker...getting ready for her first encounter wit your headgear....

I found it! 20 Apr 2002    Cache Jubilee  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 3 )

I feel redeemed!! We attempted this cache again this afternoon. Boy the right numbers in the GPS make a big difference!!

Man what a most excellent afternoon! We headed out to the town it is in and discovered a wonderful cafe that is a quilt shop and and luncheon cafe. Had what I would consider the most enjoyable family lunch ever. This place played classical music, used china plates with butterflys on them and had quilts displayed in every nick and crany!! And the food was equally nice!!

The cache was just as enjoyable. With the right coordinates we walked directly in. What a beautiful place.....Grounds were covered with wild strawberry plants and wild rose bushes. Found the cache without much trouble. The younger members voted yours the biggest and best stocked cache that we've ever found!

You definately need to bring your camera for this one!!!

All contents looked fine. We traded out the Coke ceramic box (Eversure says thanks a whole lot! He smiled all the way out!), a coke cookbook (butterfly girl was delighted and we have already gone to the store to buy supplies to make a dessert from the book) and sweety gal took a most excellant sea shell (Thanks and she was wondering if people could live in such a shape?). We replaced these with a travelor that we got in Ocean Isle NC...a geostar (how to log him is printed on him), snake pick up sticks, a baseball color form set and a beautiful little kitty that tinkels when you move her........

Thanks so much for such an enjoyable discovery!!


I found it! 14 Apr 2002    My Cache Goes Where the Wild Goose Goes  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2.5 )

Hey! We went out after this cache right after we finished a chavetta's chicken bar-b-que in town...Our bellys were full and we all welcomed a walk!! We had a tough time deciding where to park but found park road and a nice spot there. Walked the trail and soon found a large snapping turtle...he looked rather ominous, Butterfly girl and sweety gal were sure that he was going to leap out and bite em...I made a quick eekk noise, then laughed to see their reactions and smiled the rest of the way on the trail. On the way into the brush found a large bag of garbage with somthing green oozing and a nasty smell...Cache was within 70 feet of stinky spot....GPS got me to 5 feet! Cache is in great shape....kids at first were rather greedy as there were so many great prizes...But they settled on 3 ceramic animals and 1 poncho. 4 kids with us today......I believe that we traded quite fair though....left a full bag of marbles, a phonograph metal pencile sharpener, a sealed single use coffee pack, and a ceramic curio shelf.

Thanks for the adventure!

I couldn 14 Apr 2002    Cache Jubilee  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 3 )

Hey! We headed out for this one right after we finished "My cache goes where the wild goose goes". The rain didn't want to let up at this point so 1/2 of the family remained in the car and 3 of us headed out. Eversure son, butterfly girl and me DxChallenged. Well I was ever so glad that I just bought wellys...they came up to my knees and it seemed I needed every bit of the coverage. Many streams and pools (too big to be puddles) on the trail. When we headed into the bush noticed several wild rose bushes...they kinda stuck to us....as did the clay in the soil...mixed with the rain we were a site! Eversure then went in one dx with dad's GPS and I in another...couldn't figure that out...but after 15 minutes of looking and Butterfly complaining that her feet were swimming we had to call it a day.........

Hey this town is beautiful so I'm really looking forward to returning....we did find a plastic bucket but the top was off and it was completely empty...within 70 feet of where coordinates told us to go...is the cache container a plastic bucket? FYI...when we returned to the car I discovered that I had put my coordinates in wrong.....
Thanks for a most interesting adventure and for the one yet to come!

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I found it! 17 Mar 2002    Presque Isle Beach Cache  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Hi! This was our second of 2 caches that we did while at Presque Isle today. We came to Erie 2 days before to complete the Lord of The Rings multicache. We did that in a day so decided to check out a few more caches before we left.

Today was definatley worse weather wise than the previous day. The wind howled, the temps were in the 30s and my faced which had not recovered from the wind burn of yesterday, stung as we set off.

The trail was pleasant but the wind made it a bit tough on Butterfly girl who quickly became a Butterfly Dragon....her red thin pants did nothing to keep her warm.......

Anyway...we used his and hers GPS to find the spot and although we each went in different directions we arrived at the cache at the same time.

It was in very good shape but a bit full. We removed a set of magnents (Eversure says thanks as these will go in his jr HIgh locker), a flag pin for Butterfly girl and a pair of nail clippers for me as mine were broken. We replaced these with a wire ring puzzel, a where's george $1, a new pair of warm gloves as my hands were freezing as I wrote a note........

and a travelor.....SEABREEZE THE TURTLE......he started out near rochester and can be logged at navicache. He now had a signature blanky that is velcroed to his belly. This has a pocket for information on how to keep track of him. Please do not keep him but let him venture off in your beautiful state.

Thanks for the added bonus of your cache.


I found it! 16 Mar 2002    The Fellowship of the Ring  ( Difficulty: 5    Terrain: 2.5 )

Whoa!!! Simply the BEST!! This was a great adventure and an extreemly well planned and exicuted series of caches! We arrived in Erie on 3/15 and spent the weekend. The multicache we completed with 2 children, in one day. Great area, wonderful park and the weather was envigorating. :)

I don't want to ruin this experience for any one else by accidentally giving hints away so I'll just log some of the comments that members of our family made while caching.

Oh man! That's the best hiding spot. Wish we had it by us. Stay on the trails or you'll encounter thorn peril as butterfly girl did I just can't move. We encountered a butterfly Dragon just after Butterfly girl said how long did the hobbits walk?. Come and look at this! COOl it's way in there!. Ticks like the Fellow Ship of the Ring as much as I do. It was stuck on the book. No one's laughing about tick spray now What I said after I flung the tick out the window. Oh Man! That camogrear is great stuff!. This is some terrific artwork!. HOw many more.......picture the butterfly dragon again....Then she discovered the last cache. And I wanted more...........

The cache box was in excellant shape. We took out a Tolkien music CD, a Tolkien game CD and the one Ring (it hasn't left my son's finger since). In kind we replaced these with 2 Stridors, 1 Galadriel, and a Hobitized Oscar the travelor. Thanks for the excellant adventure.
Hilton Family

Note 10 Mar 2002    ROCHESTER AND AREA CACHERS GET-TOGETHER!  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

Count us in! 5 definately and maybe a 6th...do dogs count? Might bring Foo the Wonder dog. It's just that she looks like a close cousin to Roadkills headgear. Which will either make her an attack pom or psycho pom.


I found it! 09 Mar 2002    Mendon Ponds #2  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Hey! This was our second find of 5 for the day.

I must say that this was the easiest Gimpy cache that we've found so far...not hill approaches, no mud boggs, no prickers or thorns...not that I'm complaining :) the only problem that we had with this cache was a people peril. A veritable mod at Mendon ponds today. People just kept standing and waiting for birds to light on there hands...Fearless had us all wait until the people were out of eyesight. We then darted into the brush as silently as is possible with a family of 5.....The cache is in great shape. Took a WGeorge bill, tissues, tools and a squish. Left a Disney music CD, mouthwash, balancing guys and a pumkin popper (turn it inside out and this baby flys).

Thanks as always for such an enjoyable adventure!!

Hilton fam
Fealess, Dx, Butterfly girl, Eversure and Sweety

I found it! 09 Mar 2002    Issaquah Saw A Deer  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Hey! This was the 3rd find of 5 for us today. And what a great day it was!!

We parked along the road cause the GPS said that we were within a 1/10 of a mile. Well that didn't account for altitude from our location.
Huff Puff!!

Needed the clue as our GPS was 50ft off. I found the cache :) It was in good/great shape1 We took a gel pen (Sweety says Thanks), a Squish thing (Butterfly girl says thanks) and a key chain (Eversure says thanks as well). We left a full set of marbles, a clown nose, a feather mask and a basket ball player.

Thanks for adding to the quality of our day!!

I found it! 09 Mar 2002    Cacher's Cache Can  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Hi! This was our 5th of 5 caches for the day. I must say that you picked a very pretty spot and it was mostly low impact :)

The cache was in great shape and we liked very much your placement.

Everything was in fine shape. We traded out a Glo stick (Eversure son says thanks), a nonskid fireman square (Sweety says thanks) and a WGeorge bill. These were replaced with 2 prism stickers, a motorized fan, happy waving tooth guy and a note pad.

thanks for contributing the the quality of our day!!


I found it! 02 Mar 2002    Keg Creek Georger!  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Hey! We headed out for this one during a weather window. It was 51, the sun was shinning, the sky was a perfect shade of blue and not a cloud in sight. We decided not to use any of the clues and found the parking lot right off. Discovered 3 cars of fishermen one of which moved his car for us. Headed out on the trails. It is a very pretty area! GPS got us to within 6ft. Found the microcache. The ziplock that held the cache tin had a whole in it. The box inside was tough to open and when I did the bills were moist but not damp....Anyway, I traded 2 bills then placed the tin inside the ziplock I had in my pocket (the group that came with us were more than happy for this as the bag contained black licorice which the gladly gobbeled) then placed both in the navicache designated bag.

Thanks for helping to make the most of a weather window. It is now 43, cloudy, grey and rain in the wind.

I found it! 24 Feb 2002    Maps Maiden  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Whoa Gimpy...you da man!! What a most interesting cache and very well stocked with desireable trading items.... Although Sweety gal and I left the last cache with wet feet, I decide that this cache was just the ticket to end a day of geocaching, besides it's going to be an easy quick walk in I told the fam. The walk in from where we parked was easy except that we took a good 5 of earth with us each time we stepped (hey Sweety wants to look taller so great effect). Made it to the cache site and by that time I had added to the collection of fish swimming in my boots.....Fearless spotted the box right off and must say that we were all amazed at where you placed it. Just seems that the persona we have attibuted to you made us think of you as Super Cacher for doing this one!! Trading...We took a set of batts, a where's gearge for the navicache with his name on it, a glostick and a travelor (I'll be making the little guy a mini signature quilt/backpack and placing him in our soon to be hobbit cache). You did such an awesome job with this one that we left some of our best stuff...Bob James Ivory jazz CD, baby wipes (parent that come here with their kids should appreciate this), a lazer pointer with interchangable ends, a wire puzzel and a glitter goo bath set. Thanks again for such and enjoyable hunt.... Hiltonfamily

I found it! 24 Feb 2002    Deer Crossing  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Hey! This was the first of 3 caches that we did today. Yesterday I was pampered and beautified at a mother daughter retreat. As I drove home from there I thought to myself that the only thing that could make today better would be to go geocaching and that was what we did. This was a very nice walk in. The sun was shinning enough so that the the tops of the leaf carpet were dry. Such great knarly trees! Eversure found one that was laying horizontally and hollowed inside thought that it would be a great cache box place.... Interesting land formations. And wonderfull shadows that were created between the limbs that blocks the sun. Eversure sure zoomed in the minute that Fearless told him that the cache was within 50feet. He found it momentarily...GREAT SPOT... We took a Where's George bill to trade at a cache that we're planning to visit and a glostick. We left a wire puzzle and a Dragon. BTW it was 48 when we did this walk. Not bad for Feb. in WNY!


I found it! 16 Feb 2002    Northhampton Cache  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 1 )

Hi! It was a bit dreary and damp but we decided to go geocaching anyway. We made it to the park in no time and started to scope out the best trail. Everything was melting so the ground was quite saturated but not nearly as much as what we encountered last Saturday. The difference was that today we brought Foo the wonder dog. She boldly trudged on but with only 4 of clearance she quickly looked like 1/2 a drowned rat......Anyway we made it to the cache in no time and very much enjoyed the placement...Butterfly girl couldn't reach but eversure could and did. The cache was in fine shape but a bit low on goodies. So we bulked it up!! Took a roll of film and a sequin tube. Left a new yoyo, sequin craft set and the blue monster dude from Monsters inc NIB. As we were leaving this one I thought to myself..hey why did we ever wear waterproof boots...I figured the next on our list Geodcache would be comparable :) Thanks for the hunt!


I found it! 16 Feb 2002    Geodecache  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 1.5 )

Ok so this was an adventure that we won't soon forget. The lot of us; Sweety gal, Eversure, butterfly girl, fearless leader, Foo the wonder dog and me, DxChallenged, headed out from The Northampton cache. I figured the terrain would be only slightly different from that cache...Not quite. We encountered all kinds of differences, sliding down the muck on the melted sledding hill, gliding on mini glaciers in the trenched field, puddeling in snow run off, slipping on half melted foiliage, testing our hiking boots to see how water proof they were (mine aren't) and using our pomeranian like a tea bag each time she got down........Wow was that fun!!! Eversure and Fearless scoped out and helped the rest of us near the end of the trail but it wasn't until we went back that the real fun happened....But back to the cache...Eversure scouted ahead once we made it past the water peril. He found the cache. It was in great shape and well stocked. We took a whistle, mini seal and american paper plane. Left a feather mask (mardigras type), a Scooby doo, and a rather large pikachu. Usually we find a better way out than in. But today I directed the tribe out, I always seem the pick the wrong direction (hence my name) Eventually we had to cross the peril even though this was much worse than the first crossing....Fearless safely secured Foo on the other side of the peril where she stood barking and shaking. Butterfly was carried over the peril by her Daddy (I wish I would have taken a picture, It was one of those touch your heart moments), fearless held a log in place for me to trudge on over the deepest peril and then he attempted to direct sweety..who didn't quite go that way...was rescuded by her dad from a dowsing from the peril...and fearless, the one who kept the rest of us dry, ended up with a wet leg...This is way better than a theme park!! DxChallenged

I found it! 09 Feb 2002    Morgans Adventure  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Hey! This was our second cache of the day. We found the No Exit cache then left to find this and the Down in the Dumps cache.

We arrived at the Black creek Park to be greeted by many happy sledders. We were so amazed at this (as there was only and inch or 2 of snow we don't sled unless there is at least 10 of snow and in the Buffalo area this seems to happen often) that we started our walk at the top of this hill. We didn't have to walk in far before Fearless told us to turn. Eversure darted in and within 45 seconds yelled I found it!. The cache was in great shape and I was glad for a place to sit and write in the log book. The cache was in fine shape. We took a quarter, alien key chain and a roll of film. The box had room for more items and my backpack was rather heavy so we left a new large white swetshirt, a mini robot dog and a Backstreet boys CD.


I found it! 09 Feb 2002    Down in the Dumps  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Now this was an adventure!! We decided to head on out to it after we found MOrgans Treasure. Unfortunately we took the less traveled path. That's the one that the deer or probably the rabbits, made. I know this because the miriad of little trees would have poked the deer in the eye. And there were all kinds of rabbit reminders. Anyway we trugged thru the thicket for about 15 minutes. It really was quite something if you were to close to the person in fornt of you the tree lef their side and whacked you andif you were too far away you would loose sight of the group. We were happy to get out of this but then found we were in a half frozen flooded area. Eventually we had to cross this and were presented with a water peril. Only half of us had boots on. So Fearless carried sweety gal...more than 75% of his own weight! Butterfly girl did a great balance beam thing over a downed log. Eversure looked like the Gollum from the hobbit as he belly crawled on the log. And I held on to Fealress' hand as I side stepped acrost the log. Eversure headed out and right away found the cache....That was when the third peril occured. Somone had left a Playboy magazine open and behind the cache box. Definately an X rated picture....... :( Not what we wanted our 12 year old to see. Nor something for other young eyes so we removed it.

Cache box was in good shape. We took the handwarmers (thank you, thank you, thank you I suffer from always frozen fingertips), plush little guy for Foo the wonder dog and a mini first aide container. We left a Maya Quest CD game, TY Ladybug, Tattoos fromm the Eternal light cache and a wire puzzel.

Thanks for the memorable day...Oh and BTW we found a really easy path to leave on. Unfortunately Sweety gal was so relieved and relaxed by the easy walk that she tripped on a root and knock the breath out of herself... We won't forget this one!!


I found it! 09 Feb 2002    No Exit  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

This was a great day to go geocaching. We headed out after 1:00 with the intent of finding 3 caches but also taking our time and enjoying the surroundings. We found the parking spot no problem. The path was quite easy as the snow was packed down. Butterfly girl found the cache just as Evesure stepped on it. We hadn't cached as a family for a while so the kids were anxious to see what was inside. They took a deck of cards, a glow stick and a matchbox car. Just as we were getting ready to put our items in the container, a boyscout group arrived. They were new to the sport but had done 4 caches just that day. We left a mardigras hat, jax set and a compass braclet but the last was taken by one of the boys. The cache was in great shape; dry and nicely stocked.

Thanks for the hunt and we noted the coordinates for the 2nd stage.


I found it! 21 Dec 2001    East Aurora Webcam Cache  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 1.5 )

Our first virtual cache! We were here once before on 12/7. Took the kids and decided to let them do their Christmas shopping at Viddlers. We decided to find the cache first and having not carefully read the directions we proceeded to stand in front of the webcam. Butterfly girl and Eversure were way humiliated as we held up the GPS and made a V sign for 5 minutes (fearless said that that was how long he figured we needed to stay there to be sure a picture was logged). Then when I got home and attempted to log the visit I read that we were the ones who needed to take the picture. So that brings us to tonight. Headed out after school with entire family. Pennysaver was open so we walked in and a man there was most accomodating. Said he would lean out the window with the webcam and make sure that it took out picture..........That brings me to the two pictures logged below. These were taken at 4:55. One is back o Hiltons..As they faced the webcam for the picture. The other is of them facing me with the web cam elf up above in the window. Thanks for the adventure. All agreed that this guy was most nice! :D


I found it! 25 Nov 2001    Glen Falls Aquaview  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Hey! Decided to take the family out right after church. so glad to find caches near our home!!
Walk in was a bit smooshy and I made a game out of picking up trash with the kids. Wondering if high water hits will cache still be their...at least it will remain air tight and float :D Cache was a bit hard to find because of area and size. But it was in great shape. Signed the book and took rock, tatoo and barette. Left a pathfinder pin, christmas pin and a Chums patch.
Thanks for this adventrue and if ever in Akron NY check out the 2 we have there..........
BTY Eversure won the trash contest.full bag...

I found it! 03 Nov 2001    Low & Behold (Read Warning)  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Another great road kill avdenture was had today. I decided to enjoy the day and where a cache was placed, so only targeted this one cache for the day. I am so glad we did! Back on 10/13 we scoped out the cache prior to the other caches we did that day. So today we entered the Park from the correct location, found the trail and took entire Hiltonfam (including Foo the Wonder dog) on the path. 3/4 of path was quite enjoyable. 1/4 had it's fair share of mud (sweetie gal brought home a fair share on her pants) and an elongated pond that smelled particularly foul and looked as if swamp thing could rise up any moment....But then we had Foo to protect us......Did the walk in about 30 minutes. I noticed an area that looked typical of a roadkill hiding spot and just as I said that Eversure reached in and grabbed it. Cache was in great shape an all were delighted with what was inside. Eversure had a huge grin as he picked up the koosh jarjar (been wanting this for very long), butterfly instantly shared the altoids and Sweety took the hair twisties. Left MTabernacle Choir Christmas CD, pumpkin popper and a balancing metal guy


I found it! 27 Oct 2001    Gimpys Walk  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

What can I say! This was a fantastic adventure! Fearless leader brought some of the HIltonclan with us. Dman and Flash(penned on this hunt cause as soon as he got the GPS from fearless he was gone in a flash). I DXChallenged, tried to instruct fearless as to the path to take. As per my name, I always pick the wrong way. Should have parked at the furthest spot near the house-pavilion. I kept saying It's just off a path. But Flash was gone and before we knew it sprinted up mountains and back. Fearless felt his age as could not keep up and I am proud of saying that I didn't fall........Rather I worked on some new techniques and will pen some new terminology for geocaching...Hboot boarding and small tree flossing. It's done like this.....You're at the top of a leaf strewn hill. Squat down and surf to the bottom while hiking boots are on your feet. BTW try to avoid small trees as they create a flossing effect :D.
BTW, Gimpy did you loose a leather glove? Found it just as group made a wrong turn (not my fauilt). Has a letter G on it. Brought it home, email me and I'll send it back. Thanks for the hint! Once near the cache found it right away. Took Our Father penny (fearless collects flattened pennys), flash light key chain and lip balm. Left a Willow complete story CD, Spice girl CD and an 8 ball that has a great comment for site........

Thanks for such an excellant day. Made for great stories at the dinner table...DxChallenged

I found it! 27 Oct 2001    Brodies Box  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Our second cache of the day. Bit cool today in the 40s with many leaves down after the wind storms of late and solid cloud cover. Not a bad walk in but did do a bit of brush pushing. Cache was in good shape. III + got us within 25 feet. DMan; brother to fearless leader found this one. Took a sweet pair of glasses for Eversure and left a wire puzzel maze.

Thanks for this hunt!


I found it! 13 Oct 2001    Gibsonville Doublet  ( Difficulty: 4    Terrain: 2.5 )

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! 13 Oct 2001    HOGS BACK VISTAS  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Major Whoops...Had the digital in the van. Best views with A LOT less traffic. Great area swarming with cachers today. Met 2 groups today! Fearless leader had me at the GPS helm. Thought that I messed up but did the right turn back. Lost sats often but in the end got within 10 feet of the cache. Beautiful just wish I had a bungy on butterfly girl who kept peering over. Cache was in great shape! Took calculator (Sweety Gal only does math if one is present), key clip and space wheel (Butterfly says major thanks for this..has her mezmerized). Left Touched by an Angel CD, balancing guy on high bar (metal balance thing) and cubix. Butterfly took a pic of me in hat...What had us grinny was the number of times we had to go back to cache after we hid it...Eversure wasn't so today and left his find...Sweety couldn't find $100 retainer....So back again...Blessed with Fearless' reasoning...It was still in her mouth.....Then got a Grumpy toy at McD's...Go figure.....Thanks for the beauty!!!

I found it! 08 Oct 2001    Isabel's Treasure Part 2 of 2  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

WOW! Thanks for such a great hike! We did this one without fearless leader has he had to work. So ever sure was map guy, butterfly girl was the trail blazer and sweetie gal was in charge of snacks. I was in charge GPS set-up and squabbel resolution (all kids are tweeners). Got to within 17 feet. I spyed cache. In great shape! Took 2 fans and coin bag and left spun glass pig, necklace for Isabell (with sunshine in middle and happy faces all around, glass fish bracelet, scarecrow from a contest I judged and backstreet guy. Sorry that we took more than 2 items but tough to choose which kid gets a prize...so that's why I left so many things........Thanks for a perfect day!! Can't think of a better thing to do with the family!! DChallenged

I found it! 08 Oct 2001    Isabel's Part 1 of 2  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

We found her! Think she was quiet today so that she could just soak in all the sunshine, fall colors and watch the birds......Thanks for this on the second day of the war in Afganistan...On ward to part 2. Hilton fam - fearless who had to work


I found it! 30 Sept 2001    Verda Says Hi (see Last Log)  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 1.5 )

5 for 5! We did it! Sweetie gal was bushed at this point but we all were motivated and couldn't wait to see what road kill had in store for us! Took several pictures with crew at Silver Lake. Then headed in. Read that there was only one truely correct deer path in....We didn't find it but instead followed fearless inward. What a great hide.........Amazed at your choice of wood piles and contents.......Can't wait to use what you've taught us about hiding caches for our own...Have 2 planned.......Fearless spotted this one.........Traded a beach ball, dominoes and koosh for twice sealed candy corn, mouse guy with clothing and 3 part b.ball players. What an awesome day! Will formally say Hi Verda when I upload pictures......But for now will just say good night and Thanks again for making a great day even better!! Hilton Fam.

I found it! 30 Sept 2001    Penny's Point  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2.5 )

4 of 5 for the day and at this point we were quite sure that we could actually complete all 5. Dedicated this day to g.caching left our house at 9:00 and didn't return until after 6:30. What a great day! Filled with suprises, smiles, fresh air and tons of sunshine....Left the West meets East cache and headed towards this cache with Dchallenged at the wheel. I wasn't sure if fearless had me on the right road. Although he kept saying he was miffed, he assured me that we were on the right path. Continued on and kids got really quiet, just like they do each time they go for a drive with me and I get lost...Helps to have quiet if you haven't a clue where you are. Anyway, found a parking spot and got out. At that point totally lost all sats. but had a general idea where to go. Fearless said entrance seemed contrary but we trudged on...just then regained coverage, fearless said We're here that's when ever sure literally ran into the cache....Scatching his head he was glad that he beat his sisters to this one! Traded a tape measure, ty and stone horse for a spun glass pig ornament, wedding bubbles and twice sealed candy corn......Wish we would have had Foo the wonder dog for this one........Think the cache placement would make great sense to fellow 4 footers....Great day! Thanks for making it even better!!

I found it! 30 Sept 2001    West Meets East  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 3 )

3 of 5 for the day. This day was just great all around. All of us healthy and enjoying a day outside without and tweener squabbles!! A miracle in and of itself! Fearless was still red faced from the path he chose from the Shaker cache. Knew that he gave us all quite a work out. So in an attempt to regain our appreciation of his skill as GPS pro., he calculated different angles and brought us to a unique entrance to the cache. Saved us 120 steps and made us all awestruck with his skill (yes he reads everything I type so I know he is smiling now). Lost coverage frequently. But braved on and in no time were closing in. Sweetie gal took the credit for this one and even opened the cache...took all her strength as the box was a bit muddy which gave some resistance to opening it. But cache was in great shape. We traded (took cards, stone dog and hwheels...match one from previous site so ever sure put in the pocket knnife from Shaker cache and we also left a scarecrow and metalic smiley guy key chain). Great day! Thanks for making it even better!!


I found it! 17 Sept 2001    Cache Iroquois  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Well we won't forget this one! Wanted to head out before dinner to be the first. Put a ham in the oven and son finished homework. Had been to this park many times before but never to this location. I wore sandels as I had read the descrip.(level ground and all) and peeked at cache location.....Also took Foo the wonderdog.(pomeranian with an attitude). Turned down ham and raced off. Great hike in, saw over 15 turtles all with their heads stretched out as far as it would go to get the last rays of sunshine...Hiked in then fearless leader led us into the swamp...I kept saying that the descrip was level ground no bushwhacking ect...But went by his GPS and hit every tree there several times and then again....Skeeters were feasting, my shoes got stuck and came off, dog couldn't see over the brush and became burr magnet....Got to be close to an hour and I had to tell the fam to move on...Or sacrific the ham.......Reluctantly, we left, very unhappy that this would be our first non find. Then fearless leader had me read off the coordinates again........HE PUT THEM IN WRONG...We had looked just 300 feet away...So although he was a bit red in the face...He ran off with the rest of us on hot pursute and within minutes found the cache...In not a bad area at all....considering where we had been....We took out a suction duck, koosh thing and coleman bug hummer......Left a full size puzzel of a rabbit, flashlight and metalic smiley face key chain .......Skeeters were on high alert as we left and amassed in droves...This is one we won't forget!!!Thanks for the hunt. We laughed and shook our heaads all the way home. FYI ham was just a bit charred but we were hungry and it tasted great!! DxChallenged

I found it! 03 Sept 2001    CHESTNUT RIDGE  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 1.5 )

What a great day to find a cache! We took off in the morning and planned on doing 2 today. This was the first. Had a bit of a time finding the parking area as we had never been in this part of the park before. Parked near the top of the hill and walked down. Fearless leader was talking to himself as he couldn't get the readings. We walked around in several circles...All the while a wild man was jogging threw the woods. Not quite sure of his technique as he sounded like a herd of elephants. Anyway, we were all looking and at the same time trying to stay out of wild mans way. I spotted it and son was dissappointed as we are to to the same number of finds so far. Cache was in good shape. Dry, well hidden but with potential of getting swept away. We took a candle light, rainbow light bulb and fish key chain. Left a smiley girls with hearts, NYSEG flasher, wedding bubbles and dog filled with water and beads...
Thanks for the walk!!

I found it! 03 Sept 2001    ETERNAL FLAMES FALLS  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 3 )

swarming with hikers. But we trudged on. Fearless leader again was loosing his signal but at least we did fewer cirlces than the last site (Boy are we getting in shape). Anyway son found this one. We took tatoo book. wooden smiley leg thing, and post it notes. Left pirate eye patch from the Elcott pirate festival, a 6 in 1 travel game set with all the pieces and either a NYSEG light indicator or Robin Hood...got these two mixed up from previous cache........After we wrote in the book (boy were there a lot of people around). We went to the eternal flame....have photos and can send these to cache owner if that person wants. The walk to the flame is tougher than to the cache site....basically follow the trail until it ys then turn left and follow the creek all the way to the end. Quite a site! and a bit of a walk....Went to McDs after..We were all starving........Great day and great site!


I found it! 26 Aug 2001    Igloo at the Glen  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

We went on the search for this cache right after we checked into the Glenora Inn for our Anniversary (18 years!). We decided to do the cache before dinner so we parked in the parking lot (it now costs $6 to get in). Mike figured out 2 different routes to get up. We tandemed the main routes and seemed to cut some time off our hike (it was 88 out and very humid...My head looked like and upside down thermometer as we arrived near the spot). The tree cover interfered with the GPS reading so Mike was 20ft away as I looked over the surroundings and recalled the cache description...just then I looked down and amazed myself by finding it. It was nicely hidden and in good shape all contents were dry...but crowded....We hoped that the cachers hat was still inside but a family beat us by one day...(logged in the notebook). So we took a weather radio and a flashlight. Left 3 well sealed poptarts (it's a good hike so thought the snacks would be welcome), honeymoon hippos and a large crystal for the tree........It wasn't the same without the rest of the fam but we had one terrific ;.) Anniversary!! Thanks for the hunt!! Hilton fam -3

I found it! 21 Aug 2001    Tinker Toy Cache  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 1.5 )

Our GPS had a hard time getting enough data to start us off but from there it was smooth sailiing...

Great ride in and a beautiful park! Appeared to be a lot of poison ivy..what do those leaves look like for sure? Anyway went to Bills training camp prior to this and although the youngest coughed (allergies, summer cold?) we perserviered.

NOw all of the Hilton's have found at least one cache. Took an M&M toy and a bandana (youngest to work it into the quilt she is making). Left a Horse book, glow in the dark explorer and Inspector Angelica.....

Thanks for the hunt!!


I found it! 20 Aug 2001    Hogan's Hero's  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 1.5 )

Hey! What a great time this was! It took us about 10 minutes to find the cache once we got to the parking lot. The lot was a suprise and made our fearless leader second guess himself. There were only a few bugs today and alot less glass. They were dredging when we got there and took a few minutes to exp it to the kids.......

Took a fruit rollup (our daughter with braces was elated as this isn't allowed), the pocket knife for the 10 year old who was thrilled with the mini scissors and a pkg of snap lock rings for our son.

Left an inspector gadget hat, wild thornberry lift ride and a purple doodle bug...Thanks for the hunt!!


I found it! 11 Aug 2001    Darien Diversion  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Our first find!! Went to the park for a church picnic and did the hunt first....Kids loved it!!
We took a tie down, fuzzy chick and gum (one item for each kid). Left a Nasca hot wheels hat, pirate jewlery from the Pirate festival in Olcott beach and a cheerios millenium penny. Great time! Can't wait to try another!



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