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I found it! 09 Jul 2005    Ancient History 103 - Soldiers Memorial Tower  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2 )

A very interesting location - a great series of caches. We didn't even know the tower existed; too bad that it's fallen into such disrepair. The cache was a fairly easy find, although the prickers provided enough challenge. We took a key chain and left a deck of magic cards. Thanks.

I found it! 29 May 2004    End of 18  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2.5 )

Although we were camping, we started at the beginning and stayed on the trail, as Road Kill advised. (I work with him and he's a real stickler for details, a 3-decimal point guy if there ever was one). A good walk for us - the hills weren't too much and the views were terrific. The 3-year old did a little walking, loved the bridge over the creek, but spent the majority of the trip in the back pack. The 8-year old did the whole 2.8 miles. There were parts, particularly leading up to and near the camp ground, that were big-time muddy. The cache was an easy find; we added a little more camoflage after placing it back. The kids took a couple toys, and we re-stocked it with more than we took since the contents seemed a litle light.

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I found it! 28 Dec 2003    Hayley's Cosmo  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2 )

It was a nice day for a walk - mid 50's. We may have taken the long way, but we had a good time. Very muddy and wet, but we dressed for it. Found the cache just off the trail as described. Good hiding place at the end of a healthy walk. We took a toy car and stickers; left a box of stickers and a deck of cards.

I couldn 11 Oct 2003    Night Reflections (ARCHIVED)  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 2 )

We initially didn't realize this was a multi-part cache; we were camping here over Columbus Day weekend and tried this one during the day. Unable to locate the cache, but we'll try again next year during the evening.

I found it! 11 Oct 2003    Petey's Plunder  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2 )

A nice walk from the parking lot. We're camping at area 3 this weekend. Took toy and pencil; left sponge ball and bottle holder.

I found it! 11 Oct 2003    Pieces of 8  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 2.5 )

Our 2nd find today; we're camping here and were happy to find so many caches hidden in the park. Left mom and 2 yr. old on the other side of the creek. Took scissors and toy car; left a toy action figure and a 3' tape measure.

I found it! 11 Oct 2003    Captain Flint  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

Our 3rd find today; we're camping here at the park. Left mom and sleepy 2 yr. old in the car. My 8 yr. old and I went to check out the incinerator. As we neared, we heard buzzing. Having both been stung during a Labor Day weekend camping trip, we decided to high-tail it out of there and concentrate on the cache. We found this one easily after sticking to the trail. Took a toy car and key chain; left a 3' tape measure and rubber ball.

I found it! 11 Oct 2003    RIP Billy Bones  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 2.5 )

Our 4th find today; we're camping here at the park. Nice hide. Took a toy; left a small picture frame.

I found it! 11 Oct 2003    Petey's Keep Out Place I  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 2 )

Our 5th find today. Nice walk; since sun is going down, this will be our last one today. Took a toy car and window decoration; left a small picture frame and rubber balls.

I found it! 31 Aug 2003    Igloo at the Glen  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

We were camping at the State Park this weekend so this was on our list of activities. A good hike and easy find, even though we lost the sats a couple times. I wasn't sure it would be there since there had been no on-line logs in nearly a year. But we were the third ones to find it today and there had been others earlier in the week. The container was well hid, but not camoflaged enough; we tried to remedy this. We took a toy and added a jax game. The container was packed!

I found it! 31 Aug 2003    The Black Spot  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 3 )

We spent a lot of time looking for the road and parking lot, including a side trip to the upper end of the State Park. By the time we got here, the 2-yr old was asleep in the car. My wife stayed with him and the 8-yr old and I went for a pleasant walk. The satellite coverage was not great in the woods, but my boy found it anyway. A really good hiding place. Took nothing, left nothing.

I found it! 13 Jul 2003    Casey's "The Steve Irwin Experience" Cache  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Our second find of the day. A good walk by the canal - easy enough for the 2 yr old until we got into the bush (would've lost him, but we put him in the backpack). Our 8 yr old found the cache after a little searching and a hint from mom. We took two items and left two. Thanks for contributing to our great day.

Note 27 Sept 2002    Letchworth Fall Cachers' Gathering  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

We'll be there - me, my wife and kids (ages 7 and 1 1/2). We'll bring a fruit salad of some variety.

I found it! 27 May 2002    Deer Crossing  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Found at 1:15 PM, Memorial Day, 75 F. A good hike, very pleasant day. This one could be tricky since the path circles around, but we stayed on the trail as close to the coordinates as possible. There were lots of potential hiding places, many of which we searched. Happened upon the cache by accident. Didn't get great satellite coverage with the trees, and I have an E-trex... Took a matchbox car and left a jacks game. Thanks for a good hike.

I couldn 27 May 2002    I Heard it on the Grapevine  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

This was our second try today after finding your "Deer Crossing" cache earlier. We kept to the trail, but turned around after going too far. We had to stop and search for my 7 year old's sun glasses. Found them, but later lost the 15 month old's sun glasses. (See my log for your cache in Northampton, where we lost his shoe...) Oh well, if they're not clipped on, they're going to get lost. We got within 270 feet, but couldn't find a way through the thick stuff that was passable with the baby back pack. We found a possible approach in the end, but everyone was tired and cranky. We'll be back...

I found it! 04 May 2002    Goin' Fishin' Cache  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 2.5 )

I did some research the night before, printed out the cache page, and headed out with the family. I knew right where this one was located! We drove up the West Fork of Route 19, parked the car a walked along the road to the creek embankment. Funny... the GPS is pointing exactly the opposite direction... so I send my wife back to the car for the cache page. The coordinates are ok, so we keep walking in the direction I think this should be. Something's still not right, so I announce to the crew that we're gonna give up and re-group. On the way back to the car, I look at my map. I realize I should have driven up the East Fork of Route 19 (and I live in Hamlin!). So we made a trip back home to pick up the 1 year old's pacifier (he didn't like the new back-pack), and then headed out to the correct spot. Saw a few people out fishing. A little muddy on the way to the cache, but I've taught the group to wear their boots. My 6 year old found it first, as I lag behind with the back pack. Took a thermometer keychain and left a bottle of bubbles. Great hide, not too hard, and a good one for the whole family.

I found it! 04 May 2002    Cache Jubilee  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 3 )

Our 2nd find today. Never knew this park was here... the kids enjoyed the waterfall. We walked along the gravel road and came to a fork in the road. We took the unfinished west side (this seems to be a theme today - see my log at your Goin' Fishing cache.) The GPS soon indicated we should head to the east. We bush-wacked through the woods... I saw what was probably the other east fork of the road and headed for it. I was picking my way through the bushes and talking to my 1 year old in my back pack. I wasn't even paying attention to the GPS, but just stumbled upon the cache. The GPS read about 15 feet. I'm sure that we would have had more trouble finding this had I not been so lucky. We left some toys and took some Pokemon cards. Nice and big cache box and fully loaded with goodies. We tried to cover this one up a bit so it was not as conspicuous. We hiked around a bit more and then went back to the car. Great hide - we appreciate having some on our side of the city.

I couldn 09 Mar 2002    Hamlin Name It & Claim It  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

We thought this would be an easy one since we knew where the road ended. We gave up after about 20 minutes. At times we felt like we were on private property. Also felt that if we had to search around piles of debris then this one wasn't one for the whole family. I usually ignore the GPS once we get within 30 feet and try to make an educated guess. There may have been too many nooks and crannies for us to check out here. Maybe we aren't destined to find caches that aren't hidden in 30 or 50 cal ammo boxes.

I couldn 09 Mar 2002    So...Where is George ?  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Our second miss of the day. None of us felt all that great... My sons and I were either in the final stages or beginning stages of the flu. I've never traded any of the Where's George bills, but thought we'd look for the cache anyway. We searched for more than half an hour in an area about 60 feet in diameter. Never got real consistent satellite reads. There were a few beer bottles around, evidence that others had been there. We didn't know the size of the container we were looking for; I guess we'll have to stick to the caches with the 30 or 50 cal ammo containers.

I found it! 24 Feb 2002    Geodecache  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 1.5 )

Beatiful day, almost 50 F - had to get out to go caching... Started between 2:15 - 2:30. Walked down the sledding hill. We had fun alternately saying to each other, "I got one sock wet, I got the sock wet". Started to go down the right side of the farmer's field but decided to go left to the trail. Well, the trail round awound to the northeast, until we reached the creek. At this point we saw another family, I guessed they were out caching but don't know for sure. We back-tracked back to the trail and climbed along the creek until we came to back to the east end of the farmer's field (so much for short cuts). We walked up and down the side of the hill on the west side of the creek, looking for a way across. Several run-ins with wild rose bushes. Finally my 6 year old crossed on his hands and knees over a large log. I crossed a smaller log with a branch at chest height for balance (I had a 14 month old in a back pack) and my wife followed. As soon as we got to the other side, the GPS gives me a "low battery warning". We were within .15 miles so I wasn't going to give up. I shut the thing off and we walked in the correct direction. When the readings were in feet, I turned the GPS back on and we moved in closer. Found the cache easily after circling around once (I suspect we lost a few sats). Now 3:30. Took a bag of marbles and left a candle. Very well-stocked cache. Signed the log and noted that we were the 2nd ones today. We hurried to replace the box as others were approaching from about 100 feet away. I could tell they were fellow cachers because the father had his arm extended carrying a bright yellow e-trex. Kidding, I said "hey, you're cheating" as they had seen us leave the hide, but it was a gimme if they had made it this far. Had a nice talk with this family, with four kids, as muddy and wet as we were. Told them that they were the third here today. We hiked back across the creek as we had come and then up the south side of the farmer's field. Very muddy. Got to the car and stipped off our boots. 14 month old was asleep but at some point had lost one of his shoes. Mom will have to buy another pair tomorrow. That was the only downside to what has to be, by far, our most enjoyable find. Thanks so much. I still wonder what the secret to crossing the creek is...

I found it! 20 Feb 2002    Gimpys Linear  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Went out at noon with Roadkill and Woodhauler. We had a good but muddy walk. This was a good hide and offered a couple of hiking challenges. (We had to stay dry so we could all go back to work). Cache was dry, but I wonder if it would have been had we had more snow this winter. Contents were slightly damp, mainly from condensation; the box had not been submerged. We took some photos... I left a splash ball and took a candle. As usual, we had some good laughs. Thanks Gimpy.

I found it! 10 Dec 2001    Hogan's Hero's  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 1.5 )

12/6/2001
Went out with the lunch time crew again. It was a bit chilly, but we have to take advantage of any good weather we get for a hunt and a bit of exercise. The guys had scouted the location and knew where to park (one has to plan ahead with only an hour off for lunch). A pleasant walk along the canal and off into the bush. Fairly easy find. We all signed the log book. Road Kill took some digital pics with his new toy; I assume that you retrieved the single use camera. I took nothing and left nothing, just enjoyed the walk.

I found it! 23 Nov 2001    No Exit  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Our first find today. 10:30 AM, mid 50's. Parked off the road and walked in along the power lines. Headed for the cache when the GPS indicator swung around. We figured it would be near the big tree. My 6 yr old was the first to spot it. Took the Intel figure key chain and left a deck of cards. Took a photo with the single use camera. I noticed that the cache box was not marked (with Navicache.com or Geocaching.com). Was this an oversight or intentional? The thermometer in the box was a nice touch. Thanks.

I found it! 23 Nov 2001    Maps Maiden  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Our second find today. 11:30 AM, mid 50's. This is our second attempt at this one. Tried a couple monthes back. A bit easier with fewer leaves now... but not by much. This one had to be our most difficult to date. (It was obvious once I found it). Plenty of bushwacking. It was not suitable for the entire family (wife and sleeping baby in back pack could not make it through all the thick stuff), but I'm glad the 6 yr old was small enough to retreive the box. We took some Play-doh and some "authentic Russian" pins. We left a deck of cards and a paperback - Bonfire of the Vanities. A super hide, Gimpy. Thanks.

I found it! 18 Nov 2001    Morgans Adventure  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Clear, crisp morning - mid 40's - 9:30 AM. My 6 yr old was the first to find the cache after a little hint from mom. Enjoyed the walk up the hill and down the path. Took a crossword puzzle book and left some super balls. No single use camera so we took some shots of our own. Baby fell asleep in the back pack on the way back to the parking lot. Thanks for a good one.

I found it! 18 Nov 2001    Hawthorn  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Clear, crisp morning - mid 40's - 10:30 AM. We made this one a lot harder than it should have been. We bush-wacked for a tenth of a mile on deer paths only to come out on a trail (lesson learned: if the GPS is still reading in tenths of a mile to the destination, stay on the trail and don't worry about the shortest distance between point A and B). We sent the 6 yr old (short guy) as the lead scout with my wife bringing up the rear to hold back the branches from wacking the sleeping baby in the back pack. Unfortunately she got wacked in the lip. Back on the trail and planning on staying there, we arrived at the site. More bushwacking - no luck. Back out on the trail to re-group. Gave the baby to mom and then circled the coordinates with the 6 yr old. Finally dove into the thick stuff and found the box. Sent the little guy under the limbs to retrieve it. Took some marbles and left a yo -yo. This one was some work, but since it was our 2nd find this morning we were happy. Went back to play on the playground.

I found it! 15 Nov 2001    Joannes Trek  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Went out during lunch with a couple guys from work, including Road Kill. Planned on hitting both caches in Powder Mill park today and this was the second. We parked at the road and walk in the direction the GPS told us. Tricky... I learned today that if there is a hill involved, walk around it. After walking (huffing and puffing) up one hill, down the back side and up the second, that there's got to be a better way. I was the first of the three of us to get to the site, but couldn't find the cache. Road Kill studied the terrain and his intuition took him right to the spot. We were all sweating profusely (at least I was) and were going to be late getting back to work in Henrietta. We took a photo and I traded a deck of cards for a caribiner. Had a good time and lots of laughs (one of the guys fell on his rear on the trail heading back out - got that on camera. Thanks for a good one Gimpy

I found it! 15 Nov 2001    Wadham's Walk  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 3 )

Went out during lunch with a couple guys from work, including you brother Roger (aka Road Kill). Planned on hitting both caches in Powder Mill park today and this was the first. I good hike over the hill from the road. Got the ole heart pumping. Stood at the top of the hill and took a guess where it might be and it turns out we were right. Roger was the first to spot it. I took a CD-R and left a music CD. I took a photo of the three of us. Roger took some with his own camera. Thanks for the fun.

I found it! 11 Nov 2001    Mendon Ponds Cache  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Went on a beautiful Saturday afternoon (probably one of this last this year). Good hide - we loved the park. Climbed up the hill (with baby in backpack), wife, and 6 yr old. Then climbed back down with 6 yr old (wife and baby took the long way down). Finally found it where I suspected it might be. Took an American flag patch and left a yo-yo. Took a photo of my boy with my wife and baby in the background. Thanks for a good time.

Note 11 Nov 2001    Tinker Toy Cache  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 1.5 )

Took my wife and kids back to this one... Went a few weeks ago with the guys from work, but thought this was truly one for the family. My 6 yr son found it first this time - our third of the day. Played at the park for a while before it got to dark. Thanks.

I found it! 11 Nov 2001    Issaquah Saw A Deer  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Our second find of the day at Mendon Ponds park. Cooked out burgers and ate at the park on what was probably one of the last good weekends this year. Great location. My wife spotted this one first. Not a bad climb compared to what we had done earlier in the day. Took the Transformer toy and left a deck of cards. She took a phot of the both of us. Thanks.

I found it! 27 Oct 2001    Tinker Toy Cache  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 1.5 )

Well Gimpy, I finally found one of your caches on the first try. Nice hide - loved the location. Set out from work during lunch with a couple of other guys, including Road Kill. I was the first of the group to find the cache. Didn't take or leave anything, but signed the log. Will bring the wife and kids back to this one.

I found it! 29 Sept 2001    Hanibals Stash  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Found this one back on September 29, 2001 - Here's my log from the other site:

Found it on our second try. We used a better strategy this time. A nice day... not as humid as in June. Cache was in good shape, but starting to get covered with leaves since no one had visited since 7/15/01. Took a CD ROM and left a bottle of bubbles. My wife took a picture of me with the kids.

I found it! 12 Aug 2001    Northhampton Cache  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 1 )

Our first find! Nice park and a great cache location. It was a little warm and buggy, but we had a good time. Many berry bushes (currants, I beleive). We got a few scratches on our legs and a bit of burddock on our socks, but it wouldn't be a challenge if there wasn't something to show for it. My 6 year old was the first to spot the box in the tree. My wife (with 8 month old in backpack) waited at edge of trail. Contents of cache were a little lean. My son wouldn't part with the toy (a splash ball) we brought to exchange. He wanted to return home, get a something else, and then return to the cache. I avoided an argument, made no promises, and took nothing. We did take a picture (#16 or 17) and sign the log book.


 

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