The hike to this cache is longer than some in the series, but well worth the trip! (Always stay on trails!)
Raven's Rock is part of Buttermilk Hill in the northern reaches of the Rockefeller estate near Hawthorne NY. Legend tells us that three ghosts roam the area.
The first is a lady in white, a girl who got lost in a snowstorm and sought shelter from the fierce wind in a ravine by the rock. The snow drifted in and she perished during the night. It is believed that the spirit of the lady meets the wanderer with cries that resemble the howling of the wind, and gestures that remind one of drifting snow, warning all to stay away from the fatal spot.
A more ancient legend tells of a Indian maiden who was driven to her death at Raven's Rock by a jealous lover. Her spirit is believed to roam the area, lamenating her fate.
The third spirit is that of a colonial girl who fled the attentions of an amorous Tory raider (Loyalist) during the Revolution and leaped from the rock to her death.
The listed coordinates will bring you a Raven's Rock. There you will find a sign, and the information listed will help you find the cache.
The cache is located at: N41 05.ABC W 073 49.DEF
A: The number of letters in the first word located on the first line.
B: The number of words on the first line.
C: On the sign is a list of prohibited activites. C is the number of activities listed, minus 1.
D: The number of letters in the third word located on the thirteenth line, minus 1.
E: The number of letters in the first word located on the second to last line.
F: The number of words on the second line.
Dogs are allowed on a leash.
There is a $6 daily parking fee, unless you have a New York State Empire Pass, A Golden Park Pass, or a Group/Individual Access Pass.
Additional information: Observe all parking signs on Route 448. Trail Maps available at Main Parking/Welcome Center.
This cache has been placed as part of the New York State Taconic Region Geocache Challenge. There are 76 caches hidden within 16 state parks and historic sites in the Taconic Region, geocachers finding 45 or more will be eligible to receive a 2018 Mills Norrie State Park commemorative and trackable geocoin. If you are interested in taking the challenge, you can pick up a geocaching passport at any of the participating parks and sites or download it at www.parks.ny.gov . Thank you to West End 2 for placing and maintaining all geocaches in this series.