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7 Souvenirs of August

Traditional Geocache

One-Dollar Wonders

Hidden : 1/22/2006
In New York, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

A nice hike through the woods to a good-sized cache with good trades.

Area is heavily hunted during deer season. Please wear blaze orange in the fall months

Cache is a medium ammo can filled with dollar-store toys, a log book, and one geocache baby, which you must place in a new cache of your own if you take it. I got this one from a local Mama Bear cache near my home.

Suggested parking coordinates are:
N42 47.837 W76 25.963
From there, take the trail that is NOT roped off. Face east and take the trail on the right. You can take this trail to within about 150' of the cache. This cache is on public land, you do not need to enter any private land to find it.

This area is state reforestation land that is open to hunters, hikers, skiers, bikers, and any other kind of -ers year-round except for motorized-vehicle-driv-ers. The hike to the cache is just over 1/2 a mile from listed parking coords. You will be entering the extreme north-west corner of the state land, so feel free to explore to the south and south east. There is interesting and peaceful terrain, including a dam that you can walk across, a large peaceful pond, an old apple orchard, pine and hardwood forests, and some swamp land.

There is a shallow but wide stream to cross, so waterproof footwear or a 15-foot broad-jump is recommended. Actually, I am pretty sure the stream can be crossed above a culvert if you leave the trail and go upstream about 100 yards, but don't quote me on that. Update! You can cross the stream without fording it if you walk upstream a little ways. It takes a bit of bushwhacking, but it will keep you dry. Take the split trail to the right when you are about 30 yards from the stream.

Overall, I think this would be a good cache for children that are either big enough to walk a mile or small enough to be carried that far, provided that they are under the watchful care of adults who are experienced hikers. Please be aware that this is not a park, so there are no rest facilities or water available nearby. Cell phone reception is marginal to non-existant. A compass is recommended in case your gps fails you after you leave the trail and you get looped around. Due west will lead you back to the trail or the road.

If you take any pictures during your adventure, you can upload them at http://richnamy.com/gallery/geocaching/mine/1dw/finderpics/ . I will be placing the pictures from the cache camera (if I ever get it in the cache) in there as well.

Please enjoy the cache, and be safe. These woods will be the scene for my upcoming night-only cache which will be titled "Fear of the dark"

***Update***

Congratulations to donald arrr for the FTF, and Geodog Daisy for being FDTF! Arf!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Qb abg qrfcnve ybat
Va gur sbex bs snyyra gerr
Lbh jvyy svaq lbhe cevmr

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 5/3/2013 3:46:03 AM Pacific Daylight Time (10:46 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum