Crow T. Robot: The MST3k Series Letterbox Hybrid
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This cache is one of a 13 cache series celebrating my favorite television show, "Mystery Science Theater 3000." The first 12 in the series are stand alone letterbox hybrids that will contain a single number and letter combination that can be used to find the last, Bonus cache. You can do however many you'd like, but you'll need to do them all to get the lucky 13th. All caches are custom built and painted and contain a handmade stamp. I hope that you have as much fun finding them as I've had making them. As with all letterboxes, return the stamp to the container for all to use. Many of the containers could be a little fragile, so please take your time retrieving them.
"Mystery Science Theater 3000" or MST3k for short, aired from 1989-1999. It grew from a public access show on KTMA in Minnesota to a full production on both Comedy Central and the Sci-Fi Channel. Created by Joel Hodgson, it was a derivative of the old Buggs Bunny cartoons with silhouettes in front of the screen making fun of really bad movies. The show had a huge cult following during its' airing that still exists today thanks to the internet. As was suggested during many of the commercials, "Join us!"
This cache features Crow T. Robot (the T stands for "the" of course) Crow is one of the robots built by Joel Robinson for companionship on the "Satellite of Love." Unfortunately for Joel, Crow developed a personality of his own and there was no turning back. Crow's humor is a bit more crude at times, but the crew of the SOL couldn't get by without him. Originally voiced by Trace Beaulieu, he was taken over by Bill Corbett and later by Paul Chaplin. No matter the voice, Crow was always a wise guy who would seam aloof, but usually had some scheme working.
This cache is located on the RED trail in the Pawling Nature Preserve and could be found in winter as long as you could hike it. The hike will take you through some beautiful, typical, New England scenery. Round trip will be all of a couple of miles with a decent, but not too bad, elevation change. The trails can be muddy and wet much of the year, so hiking boots are recommended. The main parking lot is on Quaker Lake Rd which is a dirt road that can be rough. Take it easy and you should be fine even without 4wd. A short distance in from the parking there is an information kiosk that often has trail maps. If there are none, there is still a large map on the kiosk. There is a secondary approach if you use the parking and trailhead for "Psychiatric Overlook," but there is a significant elevation gain coming this way and there are no trail maps. The Appalachian Trail cuts through this preserve and there is no hunting allowed. The sign says no pets, but I always run into people with their dogs in here. I would say don't bring them to play it safe.
MST3k Series caches:
Dr. Clayton Forrester (GC275BY)
TV’s Frank (GC26R51)
Joel Robinson (GC26R5W)
Tom Servo (GC26R5B)
Crow T. Robot (GC26R55)
Satellite of Love (GC26R5N)
Deep 13 (GC275BQ)
Mike Nelson (GC275CE)
Pearl Forrester (GC26R4V)
Professor Bobo (GC275CR)
Brain Guy (GC275C8)
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