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7 Souvenirs of August

Traditional Geocache

Nice Day for a Paddle Down Oak Orchard Creek

A cache by wbsaanens
Hidden : 9/6/2013
In New York, United States
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
4.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Another cache to enjoy while floating or wading downstream.


 

The cache is a traditional regular located on a popular stretch of beautiful Oak Orchard Creek between Medina and Waterport. The cache is part of our plan to place more caches of varied difficulty/terrain ratings for all to enjoy. 4.5 terrain rated caches are particularly hard to find locally. This local series is placed on a navigable waterway and is best accessed by using two vehicles, strategically placed and kayaks. It is however not necessary to use a kayak (thus not a true 5), and with much effort, able to be accomplished with hip waders or just an old pair of sneakers and a serious desire to get wet-your choice, but the 4.5 terrain rating should tell you how much fun that would be. At times, water levels can be quite high and water fast moving-use common sense. When the Erie Canal is draining, water levels will be at least a foot higher than normal. When the cache was placed, it had not rained recently however water was still moving swiftly in sections. Creek depth probably averages only 2-3 feet. Coords were taken using a Garmin GPSmap60CSX and averaged. This section of waterway is approximately a mile and a half long and you should allow at least two hours to complete all the caches. These caches were not intended to be overly hard or strenuous, we just wanted to introduce you to this beautiful and popular waterway. If you kayak, you could conceivably reach all caches without having to exit your kayak. Bring along a fishing pole as well. We caught several fish while placing the caches. Those who choose to bring only one vehicle will experience a potentially hard upstream return trip or an approx. 2 mile walk back to your vehicle. Suggested Parking coords: Vehicle 1(public launch site): Slade Road: N 43 15.012 W 078 23.682 Vehicle 2: Town of Ridgeway Highway Garage or near Horan Rd bridge: N 43 15.884 W 078 23.179

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Last Updated: on 8/4/2014 4:12:03 AM Pacific Daylight Time (11:12 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum