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OReviewer: As there's been no response to my earlier note, I am forced to archive this listing.

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Cornplanters Cave Cache

A cache by Stoneman and Company Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 09/21/2003
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is a two part multi cache. You must first go into a cave to find the coords for the second, smaller cave where the cache is located.

Cornplanters Cave Cache

The Indian chief, "Chief Cornplanter" was a very respected and important Indian Chief, who was once the leader of the "Six Nations" of Indians. The land this cache is located on, is now part of the Allegheny National Forest. This property was once owned by Chief Cornplanter.

For years this area was known as "Sam's Rocks", who was Samuel Morrison, the son of Cornplanters most trusted white-man friend. Today it's a popular and EXTREMELY scenic area known as "Rim Rock". It's just across the river from "Jakes Rocks", and "Kinzua Rocks", other Indian mountain top encampments.

To start, park in the spacious parking lot and follow the (wooden) stairs down toward the cliff overlook. Find the "Indian Stairway", originally built by the "Cornplanter Indians", that goes to the bottom of the rocks. Then use your GPS to find your way to the first cave located at: N 41 50.557 W 078 56.756, and then use the coords found there to go to the main cache.

To enter the first cave, you go up a smaller set of "Indian stairs" and it's a walk-in cave. If you can make it through the narrow hallway entrance, you should have no problem.

The main cache is hidden in a smaller cave that is seldom visited and a fairly short distance(under 1/4 mile) from the first cave.

The main cache is just a fairly short walk from the first cave, but through the woods (bushwhacking), and you will pass many large boulders.

The second cave, is actually three. The center cave is a large open overhang cave, with two smaller caves to each side. The actual cache is hidden in a smaller cave off the the side of the big main opening. It's up a narrow passage, around the corner, and just sitting on a shelf.

Both caves are fairly easy, safe, but do require a small amount of climbing (never more than 4 or 5 feet). I set the difficulty and the terrain high just because you will be hiking in a "boulder field", not that it's real difficult. But the first cave is fairly narrow and some people may have difficulty with the narrow hallway.

What you will need to do this cache search, would be good flashlight, and grubby clothes! A helmet (bicycle or otherwise) will help protect your head from the rocks! And by all means, bring your camera and binoculars! This will undoubtedly be one of the most scenic geocache's you will ever see!

The Rim Rock overlook is one of the areas (ANF-Allegheny National Forest) best kept secrets.
There are a total of 5 caves in the Rim Rock area. On the way back to the car, a little NNE of the first cave, around the corner and up the hill is another "tunnel" cave that takes you back up to the main level. It's real safe and kind of fun to walk through as long as you watch your head near the low ceiling. Look for the rock marked "Billy Boy" (around to the left).

There is parking and bathrooms at the Rim Rock area, but be aware that the area closes 10PM to 6AM.

The cache is in a smaller black plastic tool box, it also contains a pen and logbook. Please sign the logbook and if you can, take pictures!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Nf lbh fgnaq haqre gur "gnoyr" (ebpx) snpvat gur uvyy, vg'f gb lbhe evtug!

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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