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Cameron Douglas

(Finds: 37  Score: 126)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 5)

Caches Hidden

Hidden on Difficulty Terrain Cache Name
08 Feb 2003
The Pancake
14 May 2004
Champ's HideAway

CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!   decode

I found it! 25 Aug 2008    The Emerson Brick Road  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 1.5 )

Great day for a bike ride. Owasco Lake - you've got to love it.

  cameraView from the cache.

I found it! 02 Jul 2005    Petey's Plunder  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2 )

Fourth of July weekend - a great time to be on the shore of Seneca Lake. Took two novices along with us. And as always first timers, Ray and Chris, found the cache. Left TB Biker Man.

I found it! 05 Jan 2004    Sons of Syracuse  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 1 )

Happy New Year. Despite becoming a bit dizzy circling the doughboy three times to get an accurate count of the cartridge boxes, this cache made for a fun adventure. The Internet search added a pleasant element to this geocache.

  cameraThe MONY shot

I found it! 05 Jan 2004    Jerry & the Abolishionists  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Happy New Year. Icy but no skaters. Perhaps they were ‘following the Drinking Gourd”. Thanks for helping us start off 2004 from an historical perspective.

I found it! 07 Nov 2003    Locke of Olde Cache  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 2 )

What a great day to explore the Erie Canal. Bright, brisk, not a snow flake in the sky. Passed a couple who were having their lunch on the bench by the lock. Impressive how this once busy lock is now a tranquil location on the fringe of economic activity.

  cameraParking Area
  cameraView of the lock

I found it! 07 Nov 2003    Oz (Part One) - Emerald City  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2 )

L. Frank Baum would be proud of what you have done for Dorothy, Toto, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion by making Oz a real place. Started this adventure a week ago but darkness and raindrops made me pause just as I gathered the final coordinates. Happy to return on this brisk, bright November day. Only thing missing is the rainbow. Found the cache in the center of the Emerald City. By the way, Syracuse Stage is presenting a production of the The Wizard of Oz from December 4, 2003 through January 11, 2004.
[Modified 2003-11-11 12:50:02]

I found it! 05 Sept 2003    Highland Park Cache (ARCHIVED)  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2 )

The rain stopped so I did too. Clever use of the antique plate.

I found it! 07 Aug 2003    Drumlin View  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 2 )

Visited with Paul. He help direct me to this cache. At first did not look like it was on his property. Gorgeous panoramic view of Palmyra and surrounding area.

  cameraDrumlin View

I found it! 07 Aug 2003    Peak Experience #54  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2.5 )

Thanks to Paul and Erica for a great hide at the Wayne county highpoint.
[Modified 2003-08-09 10:07:23]

  cameraPaul & Erica's Barn

I found it! 07 Aug 2003    Lost Treasure  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 2 )

Canal was busy today. The lockkeeper was painting a panel box. Three different groups of bikers passed me on the towpath. Five Japanese tourists were taking photographs of the Mid-Lakes Hireboat Hemlock as it rose in the lock heading west. Watch that first step into the cache it is tricky.

I found it! 06 Aug 2003    Goodfellas in Syracuse  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 1 )

Well maintained city park. Impressive fountain. Delighted in doing the research. Thanks for bringing me downtown.

I found it! 06 Aug 2003    Oh Captain! My Captain!  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Magnificent view of downtown Syracuse using the rock as the tripod. Abe would be proud.

I found it! 18 Jul 2003    Logos on Logs  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2.5 )

Ingenious. Loop-de-loo. Always surprised by the great view from the top. Your handy work made this cache special. Thanks.

I found it! 18 Jul 2003    The Gambler  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 1.5 )

Wonderful adventure. Enjoyed touring Fairport. At the second stop visited with a woman walking her greyhound, Dallas.

I found it! 18 Jul 2003    Happy Cache (ARCHIVED)  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 1.5 )

Well-manicured park. A couple of soccer players were practicing. Sunny walk to the cache.

I found it! 23 Jun 2003    Native American History Lesson  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

Chief Red Jacket. This log visits Red Jacket’s assumed birthplace. Red Jacket (c. 1758-1830), Seneca chief and orator, also known as Sagoyewatha, was allegedly born at this location in Canoga on Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

Red Jacket enters the historical record around the time of the American Revolution when he is said to have habitually worn a red coat provided him by the British, who employed him as a messenger, thus the origin of his English name.

However, it was at the council fire instead of on the battlefield that Red Jacket achieved his position of prominence. He was both arrogant and eloquent in his defense of Seneca values. He once upbraided an inattentive U.S. official at a treaty negotiation: When a Seneca speaks he ought to be listened to with attention from one extremity of this great island [North America] to the other. Later he told missionaries that before proselytizing among the Seneca, they should first refine the morals of the citizens of Buffalo, New York, so that they would no longer cheat Indians. Let us know the tree by the blossoms, and the blossoms by the fruit.

Red Jacket died of cholera on the Buffalo Creek Reservation. Despite his opposition to Christianity, he was buried in the mission cemetery there. His remains were later removed to the Forest Lawn cemetery in Buffalo.

  cameraGPS & Red Jacket Memorial
  cameraHistorical Sign On Site
  cameraPlaque on Monument

I found it! 23 Jun 2003    Cayuga Do It?  ( Difficulty: 3.5    Terrain: 3 )

Torrid trek. First hot day of summer. Upon reaching the cache, found myself between a rock and a hard place. Signed the log, took some photos, left nothing. On the way back met a bow fisherman, named Greg, who was shooting carp.

  cameraView from the cache - looking northeast.
  cameraView from the cache - looking southwest.
  cameraLong way in and a long way back.

I found it! 10 Jun 2003    Crescent Hill  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1.5 )

Several people using the trail this morning. Walked in on the blue trail and out on the orange trail. Since the day was bright and clear, the view from the top was superb. Took Digit, the travel bug. On the way out meet Manny and his dog, Chance, who Manny rescued from the Lollipop Farm. Manny noticed my GPS and said that as a scoutmaster he was interested in having his scouts use one. We had a congenial chat about geocaching.
[Modified 2003-09-13 10:45:24]

  cameraView from the top of Crescent Hill Trail
  cameraDigit atop Crescent Hill Trail

I found it! 10 Jun 2003    Warning (I Shall Wear Purple)  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 2.5 )

Thought I experienced Jimi Hendrix as I approached the hiding spot, but perhaps it was just a haze from the purple contents of the cache. Shared my romp with two woodchucks, a gray squirrel and a black butterfly. Left an I Love NY button.

I found it! 30 May 2003    THe Bluebird Angel  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

What a natural aviary. A pleasant morning stroll to the cache site, passed a white horse and several chirping birds. Took TB Jeffrey and introduced him to the Bluebird Angel.
[Modified 2003-09-13 10:46:08]

  cameraBluebird Angel - Geocacher

I found it! 30 May 2003    Ducks Everlanding  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 2.5 )

Tried to enter by way of the backdoor off Carrol Street, but did not feel like swimming in the canal today. Found the trail head and the right trail. The last 100 feet Tricky? More like you have to be kidding. Looked at the clue. Hollered why not? Descended toward the canal. Almost stumped by the ice damage. Pure geocaching luck. Eyeballed the cache. Left a Ben & Jerry refrigerator magnet from you know where in Vermont. Great fun. Glad it was a sunny May day.

I found it! 23 May 2003    Frolic in Fairport  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 2 )

Frivolity before canal days. Stopped to drop off the VW Express. Now on the Erie is should make good time west.
[Modified 2003-09-13 10:47:51]

  cameraPeaches & VW Express

I found it! 23 May 2003    No Compromise No. 1  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 1 )

First attempt here back in March faced two dozen war demonstrators with an equal number of Rochester police officers. Decided they did not need a geocacher wandering around in their midst. This time with only two people waiting for the bus and one music student reading the newspaper was able to search undetected and find this cunning cache.
[Modified 2003-09-13 10:47:23]

I found it! 23 May 2003    No Compromise No. 3  ( Difficulty: 2.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

Glad we did this one as a tandem. Now we know why senior citizens use those wire grabbers. Signed the last leaf of the log book.
[Modified 2003-09-13 10:46:53]

I found it! 15 Mar 2003    Gone Fishin...Back Soon!  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2 )

Tried this one when it was in the water. But I was not prepared to walk into Owasco Lake that day. Glad to see that it is temporarily on land. A little hesitant at first, not wanting to sink. But all worked out well.
[Modified 2003-09-13 10:44:15]

I found it! 14 Mar 2003    Ride the Underground Railroad  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

As the interpretive historical marker indicates, the James Canning Fuller home was an underground railroad station.

The James C. and Lydia C. Fuller House is a remarkable example of a very well-preserved Federal-style structure. It stands at 98 West Genesee Street, just west of the main downtown section of the Village of Skaneateles, on the north side of West Genesee Street, just opposite Lakeview
Cemetery and east of Fuller Street.

Fuller, a prominent local Quaker and abolitionist, died in 1847, but the home's new owner, James Allen Root, reportedly continued the abolitionist practices Fuller began in 1839. Interestingly, local Underground Railroad conductor Jermain Loguen was said to be harbored here as he fled Syracuse after the Jerry Rescue.




  cameraHistorical Marker
  cameraHistorical Marker with GPS
  cameraCivil War Monument in Background

I found it! 31 Jan 2003    Art Walk  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 1 )

So this is where the sunlight has been hiding. Bright, sunny day just like my seat in the park. Thanks for getting me out and about.

Photo of this cache appeared in the Weekend section of the Rochester D&C - 9/11/03
[Modified 2003-09-13 10:42:31]

I found it! 31 Jan 2003    Three Celtic Crosses  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

A most civil journey. Surprised to find that the person along the way was one that I have been looking forward to finding for sometime.
[Modified 2003-09-13 10:43:14]

I found it! 26 Nov 2002    Walk on Water II  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

After having my Diners Club card punched at the B'Ville Diner, I journeyed north to view the
geese migration. I was not disappointed.

  cameraGeocacher under the Gazebo

I found it! 03 Nov 2002    Plethoric Planetaria  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

Southern Cayuga Atmospherium Planetarium
South Cayuga Central School District
Route 34B
Poplar Ridge, New York 13139

Southern Cayuga Atmospherium Planetarium is located on the campus of Southern Cayuga high school on Route 34B in Poplar Ridge, New York.

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES leases the planetarium from the Southern Cayuga school district and offers field trips to the students in its nine component school districts.

The planetarium is used by students to view the solar system through a projected image on a domed ceiling. However, in the Fall of 2002, the planetarium purchased by means of a a state grant a new, high-powered $50,000 telescope. Now students can look into the night skies for a closer look at the galaxy.

  cameraAt the cache site

I found it! 20 Oct 2002    Center of New York State -- Episode 2  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

On this beautiful autumn Sunday we went leaf peeping down Rt. 20. After stopping at Old and Everlasting (http://www.oldandeverlasting.com) in Cazenovia we snaked are way to Pratt Hollow. There we attended to the church picture. Afterwards we made our way up the hill and into the Dailey driveway. The Daileys did not seem to be at home. But their brown Lab was. Since she was persistent in having us move on. We took a picture of the barn from the car. In our haste we neglected to record a picture of our GPS. Oh well, we will take care of that when we complete Episode #1. Did Sherlock or was it Watson who would deduce the answer backwards?

In the the Dailey Farm picture, if you look really close you may be able to see the reflection of GPS in third window from the left.

  cameraThe happy geocachers at church.
  cameraThe Dailey Farm.

I found it! 18 Oct 2002    Issaquah In Perinton  ( Difficulty: 3    Terrain: 3 )

A dry day for a swampy stroll. Found cache intact at 1:30 PM. Had a difficult time opening the cache box. Next time I will bring my Swiss Army knife. Signed log book and left a Red Rose figurine - mountain lion. Saw two bikers using the trail. Colorful hiding place.

I found it! 10 Oct 2002    Diners Club  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

The Betty Beaver’s Truck Stop & Diner is located near Lewis, NY at N44 16.910 W073 32.317. Take Lewis Exit 32 off Rt. 87. Proceed west on County Road 12 and turn left on Redmond Road. If you arrive early enjoy a hardy Adirondack breakfast. Later in the day order the Super hamburger. Be sure to greet Mary, head of the wait staff. You will recognize her because she always wears pink. Afterwards take the Essex Ferry to Vermont there you can find an historic virtual cache, Charlotte Surprise (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=21189), or visit the Shelburne Museum (http://www.shelburnemuseum.org).


I found it! 07 Oct 2002    A Tribute to Music and LOCAL Musicians  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2 )

Fabulous Fall day. A nice walk. Trail was smooth and straight. The kind I prefer. Busy pathway - a walker with headphones and a CD player, a brown bunny, a biker, and two friends on a gingerly walk. Left a novel, Pam Conrad’s Prairie Songs. Thanks for starting my week off on the right foot.

I found it! 17 Sept 2002    Van Nest Murder Case  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

Marvelous Mystery Tour. Read Conrad’s book but never visited the grave site or location of Van Nest Farm. Thanks for an interesting walk through history.

I found it! 13 Sept 2002    Brandi's Buzzard Bate  ( Difficulty: 2    Terrain: 2 )

On a clear day you can walk the Erie Canal forever. For the first time I started on the right side of a waterway. Shared the tow path with a hummingbird and a biker. A couple in their fishing boat passed by. Found cache intact at 1:43PM. Signed log book and left nothing. Too bad graffiti artists are already decimating the bridge.
[Modified 2002-10-20 13:00:37]

I found it! 19 Aug 2002    Walk on Water  ( Difficulty: 1    Terrain: 1 )

One of CNY’s best destinations. Something for everyone. Captain Libby waved as she docked the Judge Ben Wiles. Left nothing; took a summer memory.

I found it! 09 Aug 2002    An 'Erie' Place  ( Difficulty: 1.5    Terrain: 1.5 )

What a great walk on a sunny August day. Saw two herons. Ian, a biker, told me as we stood by the canal that herons mate for life. But it was usual to see two so close together. Took nothing but left a sturgeon. The lock master was very cordial.


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