Dead Mans Cave Cache
Because of the "protected" nature of this cache (inside an "overhang" cave), this cache is findable year round. The cache is hidden in a tackle box, in a small open "overhang" cave ...... BUT ...it's near a very SCARY, "character"!
This cache is hidden on property of the City of Bradford (Water Authority) and the public is welcome. This is a great cache for those who don't mind a steep climb, and a little scare! The difficulty and terrain are both high because of the hike UP the hill from where you park. It's somewhat steep, but well worth the effort. Those of you who liked my "Hermits Den" and "Cornplanters Cave" cache will love this one. This is a fairly remote large rock and cave area that is mostly only visited by hunters in the fall (wear orange during hunting seasons!).
The rock area is named "Eagles Nest Rocks" because in the middle of the rock cliffs there are these three, large, "giant steps". Usually there is an Eagle (or maybe an Osprey) nest on the top step. This year the nest is on the second step, WAY out of reach, but a great photo op.
The rock area has many overlooks, and in the fall, you can see the West Corydon Reservoir (Bradford reservoir #5) below. The view is incredible.
In Downtown Bradford (Pa) you will find West Corydon Avenue. Take that west, all the way to the end, about 5 miles. It ends at the Bradford City Water Plant. Do NOT enter the water plant, but rather park in the small parking lot on the right, just outside the gates. This is public parking. The hill you will be climbing is the one you see due west of the Water Plant building. However you must first cross the "Tuna" creek. From the parking lot, walk NW to the creek. You will see an iron pipe you can use to cross, OR follow the creek north a short distance and cross the bridge. Once across the creek it's just up the hill (big open woods), heading west, less than a mile to the cache.
The cache will be found in a small cave, "Dead Mans Cave", very near an overlook. The overlook and cave are at the western end of the rocks, just before they "peter out".
Please try not to disturb the cache site, and leave it EXACTLY like you find it! The cache will be hidden in a very traditional fashion, and you won't have to move anything or ANY-BODY to find the cache!
The original cache contains the following:
- Mini Coleman Lantern
- Gold Zebra Pin
- Log Book
- Geocache Letter
Have fun! Enjoy the climb! ......... Oh, AND ... BOO!
WARNING: on the "flat" above the cache (North, North-West, North-East) there are several (4) "pit caves". They are all obvious, in "sink hole" areas, but be careful. Some are VERY DEEP! Stay away from them, ESPECIALLY in the snow, or slippery weather.