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Bitmaster

(Finds: 21  Score: 98)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 9)

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06 Jul 2002
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Den 11 Strikes Again
01 Jul 2004
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Second time's a charm??

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I found it! 09 Jun 2004    Along Oatka Trail  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 2 )

OK, so I feel stupid...

I couldn't find it the first time because, silly me, I was following my GPS units!

Went back, hell bent on finding this cache. This time, I found that the water had greatly subsided since my last visit.. But wait! My GPS units still have me in the wrong place, at least 50' off in the wrong direction...

Anyway, to make a long story even longer, I used some logical deductions and elimiations & by luck's chance I stumbled onto the cache - LOL.

Cache is still doing well; I signed the log - TNLN. Thanks again for the hide!


Bitmaster

I found it! 27 May 2004    The Wheel  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

Man, talk about your awkward caches!
I tried my hardest not to be too obvious in retrieving the cache; even waited for a Burger King employee to go back into the building before I tried to retrieve the cache.

I picked up the TB - other than that, TNLNSL. Thanks for the hide! I hope I was stealthy enough to not compromise the cache!


Bitmaster

I found it! 21 May 2004    My Cache Goes Where the Wild Goose Goes  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2.5 )

A nice walk to cache - definitely got my exercise in for the day!
Did my fair share of bushwhacking to get to the cache, but I found it after searching for about 5 mins. - my Garmin had the cache about 20' in the other direction, but my persistence paid off!

Wow, you weren't kidding about the trash in the area - I would have CITO'd a bit if I had the time, but I had to get back home for an appointment this afternoon!

I dropped off my first TB - The Blue Intel Bunny-Suit Guy! (Sorry - only trackable via www.geocaching.com) I hope he has a great adventure! Other than dropping off the TB, I TNLN - thanks for the cache!

Bitmaster

I found it! 07 May 2004    Sprucewood  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Quinn,

Nice quiet place to hide a cache! Second cache of the day for me - I am finding all of the caches nearest my home & working outwards...

I was a little disturbed by the picnic table in the water as I first started out to the cache; didn't know if the water has risen too high or if the vandals got after it!

Found the cache easily & logged my find in the log - Took the cool pocket knife & left a pocket AMFM radio I took from a previous cache and also left a nice Spring Hook Key Chain.

Thanks again for the hide!

Bitmaster

I found it! 29 Apr 2004    Hayley's Cosmo  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2 )

Easy find on this one...
Cache is very full with goodies still - I left a spring clip key chain & took the small, portable pocket FM radio with earphones. I will probably put this in one of my caches that I will be posting very soon!
I took a photo on the camera provided - I am the goofy looking one in the red shirt - I'm the only one in the picture!

It was a little wet & muddy walking over to the cache, but nothing I couldn't handle (my sneakers will be dry by the end of today - LOL).

Thanks for the cache!

Bitmaster


I found it! 29 Apr 2004    The Old Farm  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 3 )

This was my second cache of the day after hitting Hayley's Cosmo earlier...
Since I was already a little wet & muddy from my earlier cache adventure, I decided to hit this one since I was so close.

Definitely went off-roading on this one!
Approaching the cache from the wrong direction did not help my situation, so I had to do my best circus wire act imitation and tip-toe across a fallen log to cross the creek - anyone getting caught on the wrong side can use my log that I have aptly named "Lifesaver" - from the log entries here, it looks like others have found this also!!

The cache was easy to find - I actually spotted it from about 100' away - cool site, but Bitmaster wonders how you ever found this spot in the first place!

Looked for the TB that was supposed to be here, but again, I am denied a TB on my caching adventure! Took the small precision screwdriver set & left a spring clip key fob.

Thanks for the caching adventure!

Bitmaster

I found it! 07 Oct 2002    Brogan's Topo Lesson  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 3.5 )

OK,

After our second attempt (had to beat feet back to the pavilion for pictures & drawing or there never would have been a second attempt :0) ), myself, Rippie, Dekaner, J-RA, and a boat load of people finally found Brogan's cache.

I must confess as to being one of a few fellow cacher's uttering a few choice words while looking for this cache - awesome hide & well placed! Hats off to Brogan for this great & challenging hide!

I, along with tons of others, logged our find; took nothing & left nothing...


Bitmaster

I found it! 03 Aug 2002    Clark's Cliff Trek  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 3 )

This was our last cache of the day out of five. My daughter was hanging in there with us - she is only 5 years old, but she was a true trooper! She didn't complain at all, but again she is used to climbing & going on trails - hey, she has climbed Mt. Monadnock in N.H. (3,800+ ft.) all by herself (with no help) when she was only 2 years old!
She was happy to be with daddy & uncle Rufus, as she was always first to exchange prizes out of the caches!
I found this cache first (again) & was starting to feel bad that I was hogging all of the finds & Rippie didn't get a chance to find any (sorry Rippie)!
We had a hard time with my Magellan 315, as it was jumping around while we were close to the cache site. We were searching in one area & all of a sudden, my Magellan had us going someplace else!
Finally found it & logged the find along with Rippie.
Thanks for the adventure(s), Anton!

Bitmaster

I found it! 03 Aug 2002    Clark's Outback  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

One of five caches that we visited today as part of the Geocaching event organized by Dekaner & J-RA. Had a great time at the event & a great way to find a whole bunch of caches by walking the trails!
Rippie & I found this one and this along with the other Anton caches, have proven to be the best test yet for my Magellan 315! Refreshing & challenging caches over some of the others that I've found lately!
Thanks for the caches Anton! I know it must have been hard to hide all of those!

Bitmaster

I found it! 03 Aug 2002    Clark's Pulpit  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

We were at our mid-way point of finding caches for the day... Our third of five for the day!

My brother Rufus (Steven) had the honors of finding this cache, as Rippie & I were off hunting phantom caches! My Magellan 315 wasn't performing well with all of the canopy cover & I was surprised as it has performed very well in the past under the same type of cover.

Anyway, my youngest daughter was happy to exchange cache prizes in the cache (I think that she took a set of 12 markers, which is great for her, as she loves to color & draw!).

Rippie & I exchanged log entries and we were off to conquer the last 2 caches in the park before we headed back to the picnic area & the Geocaching event!

Bitmaster

I found it! 03 Aug 2002    Clark's Revenge  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 2 )

With myself, 3 of my 4 kids, my mom, my brother, Dekaner, J-RA, Rippie, and a member of Delta Team, we were like a Lewis & Clark expedition trying to find this cache! This was a great hide, but I have to wonder how you found the hiding place in the first place?
After taking turns with everyone else to log the cache, we returned to the trail and almost everyone decided to turn back... Only me, my brother, my youngest daughter, and Rippie decided to brave it and continue on to conquer the last 3 caches along the trails! I think we wore out all of the others!
Thanks for the adventures!

Bitmaster

Note 03 Aug 2002    Syracuse Geocachers Picnic  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

Just wanted to say that everyone from team Bitmaster had a great time at the event! Sorry that we were about 2 hours late, but I think that we still had a great time meeting new cachers & getting out and having a great time!

I am looking forward to the Rochester caching event in October; I think it will be very exciting!

I would like to thank Dekaner & J-RA for their outstanding work on planning & holding this event! Thanks very much for all of your hard work; I know it was a lot!

See everyone out there soon & see you in October!

Bitmaster

I found it! 30 Jul 2002    Candie's Cache  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Great hide!

I really needed a nice, long walk & Sunday was a great day for it! Didn't have any troubles finding the cache... Exchange both my car key and my Dos Equis key ring (not attached to the car key) for two baseball bobble heads.

Yep, that's right - my car key! My car key is a single key (not on a key ring - long story) and it happened to pop out of my pocket somewhere along the way. I was 1/2 way back to the car when I noticed it!

Unfortunately, that is the ONLY ignition key that I have! I have the door lock key, but that doesn't do me any good when I need the ignition key to start the damn car!

Soooo, to make a long story short, I had a locksmith make a new ignition key (to the tune of $113) and now I have my car back! Anyone finding a car key near the cache site, contact me - I'd like a spare! :0)

Bitmaster

I found it! 06 Jul 2002    We "Chit" You Not  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

First of two caches for the day for Bitmaster & kids. Found the cache with no problem; my Garmin Etrex put us dead on.

Unfortuately, we had a young boy (~11-12 yrs old) sneak up on us nearby & I think he might have seen us. He was lurking about for a while, so it was hard to put the cache away without him noticing where it was hidden. I think I did a good job on hiding it without him seeing me. I have a funny feeling that he might have seen others there before & was trying to find out where it was hidden.

Was looking for the Donkey Kong travel bug, but didn't happen to see it... It must have been taken between July 4th & 6th, but just hasn't been logged yet (darn it!)

Anyway, we logged our visit & went on our merry way... I would do a quick cache check to ensure that it hasn't been ransacked by this kid. Thanks for the adventure!

Bitmaster

I found it! 25 May 2002    Dog Chow Cache  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 2.5 )

Bitmaster & family out for a nice day of family time decidied to hit this cache very close to home. I have never noticed this area before, but have driven past it many times running errands.
A very nice park & a nice hide! Other logs made it sound harder than it was. It took us less than 10 min. to get to the cache... Not as muddy as I thought it would be... It was a little soft is some areas, but if you walk flat-footed, no problems. If it rains hard though, it will be a little swampy.
It seems the area is frequented by many deer, as we saw fresh tracks all around the area.
When we found the cache, my son noted that it looks like an animal had gotten to it, as there were several items that were chewed out of their plastic bags. The animals didn't seem to care for them though, as the items were still intact. I rounded the loose ones up & placed them back into the cache.
We took the two water bowls for our cat (sorry, our black Lab passed away about 1 1/2 years ago), the toy police car, the toy ball for the cat also, and the puppy figurine (my little daughter loves it!).
We left a couple of brand new matchbox cars (still in the package), a couple of books, and a couple of small stuffed animals.
Thanks for the adventure & introducing us to a new park in the area. We've never been here before & the kids thoroughly enjoyed playing there for a while this afternoon!
Lastly, we took a picture of ourselves; The fellow in the yellow shirt on the left is me with my two small children in the middle and my wife on the right hand side. My 10 year old took the photo. Thanks again!

Bitmaster
a.k.a. - Michael Seamans
mseamans@rochester.rr.com

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

First of three caches for us today! We got a good start on our mud baths by trudging through the paths here at the park. We made things worse for ourselves by taking the wrong turn on one of the paths & had to backtrack. I should've listened to my 9-year old son!
Once we got back on track, the cache was easy to find! We took the audio book, mini-flashlight, computer game, and a couple of small kids toys & filled it back up again with some other kid goodies.
We had a great time! You don't get a good idea of just how big this park is until you get lost on the paths!

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

Second of three caches for our family today! What great weather for geocaching! I decided to take the family out today to enjoy the weather & go geocaching before the weather gets bad again. Had to get the wife away from her college studies so we could have some good family time. She didn't need much convincing ...

Anyway, we got a good start on our mud baths from our first cache site at Hawthorn, so we added to our mud by trudging through the farmer's field and then farther onward over the small creek (I don't think anyone has figured out how to get across it easily). We actually made it across without anyone getting very wet at all (try that with 4 kids ages 9, 8, 5, and 3).

Once we got across the creek, it was all downhill (after climbing up the small hill on the other side of the creek ). We started back on the hunt once on the other side & ran into BANJO and his clan. Had a good chat with them & they were on their way back... Looks like they made it over the creek without too many problems. The dad looked like he had his hands full with a 14-month old little one in his backpack. I was hoping that he didn't fall into the creek!

Anyway, once they were gone, we found the cache without any problems, but we were pretty much on top of it by now. We did the usual cache swap & were on our way to hit NORTHHAMPTON CACHE across the street.

Thanks for the great adventure! Didn't expect to go bushwhacking that much today, but had a great time doing it... When else do small kids get the opportunity to tromp through the mud with parents permission! We had a blast, but we would suggest a 3-star rating for terrain for this cache; I think it deserves it!

Bitmaster

I found it! 24 Feb 2002    Northhampton Cache  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 1 )

This was our last of three caches for the day... Boy, were we tired! Taking 4 kids geocaching for the day is hard work!
Just finished up at the GEODECACHE cache & decided to hit this cache since it was so close... Actually expected to see others at this cache too, as we ran into 2 other families while at the GEODECACHE cache.
It was nice & very quiet (not to mention much drier and much less mud!) and a good end to our day of caching...
I took a picture of the kids & my wife, but I don't know if the picture took or not as I think that we may or may not have taken the last picture. The disposable camera was on its last exposure when I snapped the picture (it is definitely used up by now & needs to be retrieved).
Once taking the family photo, we did the usual cache swap & were on our way back home for some needed rest & hot baths!
Thanks for the adventure!


Bitmaster

I found it! 11 Nov 2001    Greenway Trail Cache  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Took the wife & kids out for a nice walk and a Geocache adventure! It was the wife's first Geocache adventure with the kids & me and she seemed to have a good time. My trusty Garmin ETREX put us right on target without problems.
We made our log entry & I took a picture of the kids & wife. The kids took out a Wheresgeorge.com dollar bill, the toy top, the handwarmers (it was a very cold day), and the set of AA batteries (for their Gameboy). The wife took the whistle (to keep the kids in line) and I took the Garcia Y Vega cigar (nice!)
We left some toy rubber balls, a couple Matchbox cars, a small kids activity book, and a nice PC game that I have grew tired of (Messiah).
Thanks for the nice adventure!

Bitmaster

I found it! 14 Oct 2001    Hogan's Hero's  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 1.5 )

What a trip! Should've paid attention to the parking waypoint in the hint like I was going to... Thought we could reach the cache from MCC, but didn't pay attention to the map on the cache's web site (which showed the cache on the other side of 390)...

Finally got into the car & drove to the right place. Once there we found it in 20 min.!
The guard snake was great, especially since the kids had already found 2 live snakes earlier in the day!

The kids had a blast looking for the cache. Took a picture of the kids with the camera... My son had to wrap the snake around his neck for the picture!

We took the pack of Pokemon cards, the plastic toy turtle, the Wild Thornburys toy, the B52 popsicle stick model (kudos to the person who made this - nice!), and the Pikachu coin purse.

We left a CD full of MP3s, a U.S. Navy mouse pad, a set of batteries (for those needing batteries for their GPS unit), a rubber ball, and a couple small playtoys.

The cache was easy to find, although you can start to see a path forming on the way to the cache (in the woods), which might give it away in the future is someone decides to stray & investigate! Thanks for the adventure!

Bitmaster

I found it! 30 Sept 2001    Morgans Adventure  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

This was our first geocaching adventure as a group. I am a den leader for Den 11, Pack 402 from Chili, New York. We happen to find your cache while trying to find the No Exit cache. Once we started out (and walked quite a ways) we decided to start looking for your cache. It was pretty easy to find & the kids had a blast. They had a fun time trying to find the cache once we got to the hiding area.
Looking forward to finding other caches in the area! Keep an eye out for Den 11, Pack 402s cache! We've decided to create & hide our own cache as a Den project! BTW, it looks like we took the last picture on the one-time use camera!

Bitmaster

I found it! 30 Sept 2001    Maps Maiden  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Nice hiding spot Gimpy! I thought my GPS unit was going bad! I had my 4 kids running all around the place trying to find the cache! No one just walking these trails will casually find it, that's for sure!
Took us about 20 minutes, but we eventually found it! My 4 kids got a kick out of the little kid toys in the cache; that made their day!
We left a Kodak pen light (it is disguised as a cigarette lighter), some authentic Russian pins I picked up in Moscow (May 1989), a couple of WheresGeorge.com dollar bills, and some AA batteries for GPS units in need of a new set of batteries (like I was).
Only down side was that it definitely was a little wet approaching the cache. We parked on Canal st. instead of the park & I think that was a good choice (as it was easier approaching the cache).


 

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