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I couldn 18 May 2006    Weather Report: Chile Today, Hot Tamale  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 2 )

Just dad of team Rochrach out today. Thanks for introducing me to this park. It was an absolutely beautiful walk to the cache area today. Trails are beautifully maintained, if a bit muddy. Looked around a bit for the cache, but didn't worry when I couldn't find it. Cache is archived over on geocaching.com, but the comments in the log after the archiving event by the cache owner were a little cryptic. I'd happily go back to look again if someone can confirm that the cache is still there.

I couldn 02 Apr 2006    Deja vu  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

First to DNF! Oh the inhumanity. On a 1 star, to boot! Dad of team Rochrach tried to grab this cache between dropping off for choir practice and church. Big mistake. Not really enough time and not very close to home. Got to near cache area and couldn't find a trail at first. Started bushwacking, but ended up in muck. Retreated and located nearby *huge* trail. D'oh. Trails were a bit muddy and I didn't have the right footwear. Got near cache area but then by GPSr kinda lost it's way. Maybe it was the low batteries or maybe it was just the sat reception in that area. Searched around a bit, but couldn't find it. Really needed to high tail it home, so reluctantly gave up. Me and my muddy sneakers high-tailed it back to the car. Screeched into the driveway just as the rest of the family was ready to leave for church without me. Quickly changed and made it to church. Had to endure lots of teasing on the way to church though...

Anyway, maybe the reason I couldn't find the cache was that it was pulled... I'll be back!

I found it! 24 Mar 2006    Big Daddy's Cache  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 2 )

Felt bad for beating Chilehead to the other new Navicache listed yesterday, so I waited until he found this one before I headed out. :-) (Sure did take him awhile though... almost went before work but I had a mandatory meeting and got up too late.) Ended up catching this on the way home from work.

Didn't look at the clues. Parked about .3 miles away and hiked in. If this was later in the year, I would have biked here on the canal path from Brighton. It's a relatively-friendly bike cache.

Took the ATV trail in -- though it was muddy at parts. Found cache easily. Chile was right, this cache is *huge*. Largest cache container I've ever seen. It's full of tons of stuff. Signed log as 2nd to find. Hoped to find one of those cool Chilehead coins, but I settled for a Chilehead poker chip. One day I'll trade-up if I'm lucky.
Took: Green Jeep TB, Chilehead poker chip
Left: Purple devil duckie

Thanks for the cache.

[Modified 2006-03-24 21:28:47]

Note 24 Mar 2006    Dad's Old Schoolhouse  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1 )

Cache was archived on Geocaching.com on December 1, 2005 with the following comments from the cache owners:

Cache is gone, but may return in a new form someday. The memory however will continue. Thanks to everyone who enjoyed finding this cache nad keeping a little piece of forgotten history alive.

Note 24 Mar 2006    Noah's Ark  ( Difficulty: 3.5    Terrain: 2.5 )

Cache was archived on Geocaching.com by the owners on Dec. 1, 2005 with the following comments:

Picked up and archived.

I found it! 23 Mar 2006    Home Sweet Home  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

Whoo! Hoo! Dad of team Rochrach has always wanted a FTF, but it is difficult with all the hard-core cachers in the Rochester area -- and my need to work five days a week. Was thinking about leaving work a bit early today and just happened to check Navicache (something I only do about once a month) to see if there were any nearby new caches. Imagine my surprise to see that there were. The maps were still generating so I didn't know where I was going, but I figured I'd just jump in the car and wing it.

Jumped out of the car and changed into my boots and backpack about 0.2 miles from the cache. Haven't spent much time in the area and have yet to do the other geocaches there. Got a big adrenaline rush hiking to the cache knowing that I might be a FTF. Found cache easily.... and first! My first FTF in over a year and a half of caching. Lots of good swag in the cache (though I'm not sure if some of those food items are a good idea...). I was so excited I'm not even sure I dated the log! Found at 4:45pm. TNLN.

Thanks a bunch!

I found it! 01 Jan 2006    Magellan Adventure 31 ( Be There!)  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2 )

Love these Navicache only caches. Nobody's found this one for awhile, so I thought it would be a good way to start out the new year. Just dad of team Rochrach out this morning. Drove over to this cache after doing Birds n Worms for exercise. No problem finding cache -- even with the little bit of snow.
Signed logbook: #13. Took: Where's George dollar. Left: Devil Duckie. Took picture #23 (second picture). It was only me, so it will be of my boots.

Thanks for continuing to place Navicache only caches.

I found it! 26 Nov 2005    Ghost's Revenge!  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Just dad of team Rochrach out today... starting our 2nd year of caching. Still gotta thing for those Navicache-only caches... Given the weather (trace of snow on the ground), took the easy way in. Parked at the golf club and moseyed on over. Saw cross-country ski tracks in the snow and couldn't believe it. Must be diehards to start with only a trace on the ground. (Later on, I actually saw 3 of the skiers.) No trouble getting to the spot, but quite a difficult find. It wasn't in any of the places it *should* have been. Finally, after deciding to give it one more look before leaving, I see just a hint of the cache box. Hurray! This one was definitely harder with the snow cover. TNLNSL. Thanks again for the cache. Love getting out to new parks (though a Roch native, haven't spent much time at Durand) and new locations.

I found it! 05 Nov 2005    Indian Falls  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 3 )

Second time was a charm! Dan and son of team Rochrach out on a beautiful fall day. Found nearby Geocache -- Captain Kidd's treasure, then headed over to try to find this one again. Son helped a bit, but then decided the falls was more fun. Dad didn't want to give up. Knew the clues because he had decoded at home after the last DNF. Was a bit easier with good light this time. Never would have found it in the dark last time. Finally found after a good bit of searching. Very tough find.

Took items from cache that were not in good shape due to dampness over the years: Army sticker, knife.
Left: Devil duckie
SL -- can't believe this cache has been here so long and yet it has such a low number of finds

Glad to have brought waterproof boots so we could have fun in the falls and the stream without worry.

Note 11 Sept 2005    Cemetery Knickknacks  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Logging as a comment here although I really should have logged a *find* here and a note on gc.com. It's just easier to log the find there since it takes it off my caches to-do list -- which doesn't seem to be function here.

Dad and son biked on our tandem for a quick 5 mile round trip post-dinner, bike/cache. Dad couldn't get the first wp with biking gloves on, so son retrieved. Dad removed gloves and replaced it. No problem finding the final cache as there is now a "cache path" directly to it.

Thanks for listing this as a multi here. Certainly made it a bit more fun for us.

Note 20 Aug 2005    Durand Durand  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2 )

According to geocaching.com, you removed this cache from it's location in June. If true, maybe you should mark this as no longer being an active cache. Just a thought.

I couldn 17 Aug 2005    Indian Falls  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 3 )

Solo effort by dad of team Rochrach tonight. Came over after finding the nearby Issaquah's Book Exchange Cache. My first time in Tyron park.

Took a few wrong paths (didn't want to try to bushwack across the steep ravine!). Finally ended up at the cache location. What a great place. It was getting dark, so I searched for about 10 minutes. There is one location which looks like it may have held the cache, but it was just empty.

When I started to need my flashlight to search, I knew it was time to leave.

Decoded clue when I got home, it might confirm that I found the former cache location -- or it might not -- it's really not specific enough.

I'll definitely come back if someone confirms the cache is still there -- or the next time I come back to this park.

In any event, bringing me to this cool waterfalls was enough for me. Thanks.

I couldn 07 Aug 2005    Genesee River Cache  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 2 )

One of the downsides of looking for caches that haven't been found in over 2 years is that sometimes they are not there.

Didn't look at clue or photos until I got home, but I'm pretty sure I searched at the cache location.

On the upside, it was a nice day to be outside. Saw the huge ESSROC boat tied up and taking on/offloading? cement stuff. Also saw a nice waterfall (though I did interupt a couple making out at the bottom of it...). Saw a rabbit too.

Thanks for the nice walk.

Note 05 Aug 2005    Seneca Trails  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

This has been archived over at geocaching.com since March 2004. Maybe it should be archived here as well?


I found it! 09 Jul 2005    1K Sanctuary  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

I've been psyched about Navicache only caches, so when I e-mailed the owner and they said they thought the cache was still there, I had to make plans to find it.

Decided to try to find this and the nearby GC.com "Eaten Alive" cache. Thought the bad weather predicted for Saturday morning would work in my favor. Came prepared for bugs by covering my whole body -- long pants, gloves, hat, raincoat with hood -- and 15" high wellington boots for the muck. The skeeters were still out in full force though. Found cache without a problem. It's in fantastic shape. It looks like a newly placed cached rather than one that has been here for years. Certainly no worse for the wear of not being found in over 2 years!

Had to take my gloves off to sign log and the skeeters attacked. Not really a moment to sit and savor the cache area while reading the logbook I'm afraid. Took Nothing. Left devil duckie. SL. Took photo (mostly of my boots since I was alone) -- should be whatever photo is "12 left".

Glad to visit a place with significant local geocaching history (Wheelygood's first cache).

Things didn't go as well at the "Eaten Alive" cache. You can read about it over at gc.com.

As a lifetime Rochester resident, I've had a general awareness of the 1000 acres swamp, but never really knew where it was. Thanks for bringing me here.

Thanks for the cache!

I found it! 09 Jul 2005    Portly Gentleman  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

Came down to the lake to get some ice cream (Abbott's), walk the pier, and see the ferry (just missed it). And, hey, what da ya know... dad just happens to have the GPSr, digital camera, and know that there is a cache nearby!

Family humored me. Thanks for the cache. (Our work group had our picture taken here as part of a lunch outing a few weeks ago.)

  camerakinda shy

Note 05 Jul 2005    Issaquah In Irondeqoit  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

According to geocaching.com, this cache was archived on June 30, 2004. I'm pretty sure this isn't a navicache only cache now, so it seems like it should be archived here as well. Too bad -- I love caching in this park and enjoy Hinge Thunder's caches.

Note 28 Jun 2005    Gimpys Walk  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Is this still an active cache? Per GC.com, this has been archived since July 30, 2003 after being plundered 3 times.

I found it! 25 Jun 2005    Ghost's Domain  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 1.5 )

On a mission to find the *real* oldest active cache in Rochester today. Wanted to bring Kahuna's Time Capsule TB to visit it.

Lived in Rochester all my life, but never been to any part of Durand-Eastman outside the waterfront. Thanks for bringing me to this cool place. Parked over on Zoo Road and walked over. Found cache easily. Can't believe it has survived for so long. It was fun to read some of the early log entries. I especially enjoyed one of the early ones written by a crew member at a local TV station which did a segment on caching back in 2001.

Took: Nothing except photos (see some of them at gc.com under Kahuna's time capsule TB)
Left: Large Marble

This was my first Navicache-only cache and I think I'm hooked. (I did two others in the park today as well.)

Didn't feel that I could leave the TB here as it is a gc.com TB, so I left it at a nearby gc.com cache -- Pat's Lake.


I found it! 25 Jun 2005    Durand Discovery 1  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

Came to the park to find Ghost's Domain and thought I'd give this one a try since I was in the area. Started my search after finding Pat Lake cache. Thought I could narrow down the the choices by out-thinking the clues, but ended up going to all but one! Never been to this part of the park before. I enjoyed the walks between waypoints. I'm wondering what was behind the set of man-made ponds -- maybe I can find out.

Took a break during the middle of this cache attempt to find nearby Chain Gang 1. Found it o.k., but it broke my concentration and I almost ended up revisiting one of the locations I had already checked! I was certain I'd have to come back to one of the locations to search further -- I was even beginning to doubt whether or not the cache was still there given how long it had been since it had been found. Luckily, I gathered my wits about me and went to the set of coordinates I had saved for last (not the set I guessed would be it, mind you). Lo and behold, there was the cache sitting exactly where it should be after being unfound for over a year.

Cache was in fine shape. TN. Left: snowman lego SL
Note: there are no Arboreum guides in the cache. You may wish to refill

Cached out a bunch of (old) trash around the cache area. Forgot to bring a garbage bag, so I was carrying it in both hands and almost stepped on a big garder snake on the way back to the trail (sorry, snake).

Second of three Navicache only caches I found in the park today. I'm getting kinda hooked on these kind of caches.


I found it! 25 Jun 2005    Dudes on the loose!  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 1.5 )

3rd of 3 Navicache only finds in the park today. I'm hooked on these now (scary). Parked at the coordinates suggested. Found trail. Had to bushwack the last 100+ feet, but it wasn't too bad. Found cache after a little bit of searching. Cache is pretty exposed, but it doesn't seem like folks come here very much. Tried to cover up a little better than found.

TN Left: micromachine fire vehicle. SL -- logbook bag has a small tear. Should probably be replaced. I didn't have a bag big enough - sorry.

Thanks for showing me more of Durand-Eastman park. TFTC!
[Modified 2005-06-26 00:07:41]


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