Skip to Content

This cache has been archived.

New York Admin: I regret to report that the cache owner has not responded to the prior note about this disabled cache. I'm archiving it opening the area up to others.

New York Admin Volunteer Cache Reviewer


Cropsey's Respite

A cache by OKH Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/27/2009
2 out of 5
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!


How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:

Another cache in NYC's Greenbelt

This cache honors the life and ultimate sacrifice of Marine Staff Sergeant Richard Pummill, Taps 20 October 2005, Nasser Wa Salaam, Iraq. A geocoin remembering SSG Pummill is making its inaugural run in this cache.

First things first: Pack a lunch. Trust me on this, pack a lunch.
It's about two miles round trip and you'll be in a great place to
sit and eat it.

Parking is at High Rock Park, same as the Dream of the Blue Heron cache.
Take the time to appreciate the beautiful Gretta
Moulton Gate while you're there. To the right you'll notice the
blazes for the blue and yellow trails. Take the Blue Trail
even though the blue and yellow more or less follow each other. Follow the
trail until you see something that looks like this:

That's famed Staten Island painter and member of the Hudson
School Jasper Cropsey's Looking Oceanward From Todt Hill.
Cropsey painted the landscape in 1895 at about the same location
and as you can see, not a whole lot has changed since then (at
least from this vantage point.)

So sit and relax. Have your lunch. Take a look around. Enjoy the
"other" Staten Island. The geocache can wait. This is more about
the journey, right? There's a disposable camera in the box, please feel free to take a picture of yourselves or your surroundings

When you're done with the cache (it's an ammo box) and feel like exploring further, here's a hint: Remember that staircase kind of thing you went down to get to the cache? If you want to avoid going up that same feature (I have and it's not fun), continue on the Blue Trail until it meets back up with the Yellow Trail again and take the Yellow Trail back.

Thanks guys!

Additional Hints (No hints available.)



25 Logged Visits

Found it 15     Didn't find it 5     Write note 1     Archive 1     Temporarily Disable Listing 1     Publish Listing 1     Post Reviewer Note 1     

View Logbook | View the Image Gallery

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated:
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

Return to the Top of the Page

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.