AGT-McKean-Sugar Run Cache
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The cache is a short distance from the head of Sugar Bay. A short climb will take you to the cache.
Bears have been spotted in this area (along with Pigs)
The geocache hidden at the posted coordinates is a regular geocache, however, it is also part of the Allegheny GeoTrail (AGT), a publicly funded project designed to promote a pleasant and positive experience and image of the Allegheny National Forest region and its gateway communities. The AGT utilizes the growing interest in geocaching to assist both residents and visitors to the area in learning more about the unique attractions in the ten participating counties. This cache contains a unique self inking rubber stamp which you should use to stamp your Allegheny GeoTrail Passport to verify that you found it. When you have found a minimum of six AGT caches, you will be eligible to have your AGT passport validated and receive a commemorative AGT trackable geocoin at participating locations. You must have your official AGT passport with you when you find this cache in order to stamp it. Click on the Allegheny GeoTrail Logo below to visit the AGT website at www.alleghenygeotrail.com for complete details and a listing of participating locations where you may pick up and validate AGT passports to receive your souvenir geocoin, trackable at www.geocaching.com .
The cache can be found at Sugar Run off PA Route 321. This area is very picturesque in all seasons, one of the best being fall. My dad and I spent a lot of time over here fishing, hunting, and just having fun. You can park on the south side of PA 321 near the Sugar Run boat access and make a short walk to the Willow Bay ATV access road, which is the Bullis Hollow Road. There is an old road going off to the right as soon as you get onto the Bullis Hollow Road. Take this road about 250 feet and it will place you close to the cache.
A very short walk from the cache and you can look down onto Sugar Bay and see almost to the main channel of the dam. There was a small village here before the dam was build. In the winter when they let the water out, you can still see the remnants of the village. You can see old foundations, the old road, and other areas showing where people lived. A word of caution, it is very muddy when they let the water out.
A few dam facts: The dam was completed in 1965 at a total cost of $108 million dollars. The reservoir created by the dam is located in Warren and McKean Counties, Pa., and Cattaraugus County, New York and drains an area of 2,180 square miles. The dam itself is 179 feet above the streambed and is 1,877 feet wide at the top. The length of the reservoir is 24.2 miles long and at summer pool, covers 12,080 acres. The normal summer level of the reservoir is 1,328 feet above sea level. In Pennsylvania, the reservoir is completely surrounded by the Allegheny National Forest. Enjoy the cache and the area surrounding it. Remember, Cache In, Trash Out. Use extra caution during hunting season. Be sure to wear orange while caching in hunting season.
The cache contains odds and ends including some Canadian pencils, rubber balls, trash bags for your vehicle, toys, a number of keychains, etc. I have also placed three un-activated Geocoins in the cache for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd to find. Enjoy and Thanks.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum