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Mountain Expotition

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Hidden : 11/29/2006
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Geocache Description:

Pooh & Roo’s Treasure Hunt: The Mountain Expotition is part of a series of Treasure Hunt caches that will take you on a loop of the Michael Ciaiola Conservation Area in Patterson, New York.

This particular cache will take you on a steep hike in the 100 Acre Wood to look for A Large, But well Hidden, Ammo Can close to a Hidden View at an elevation of 1250 feet (380 metres).


The Mountain Expotition Cache is located close to a Hidden Viewpoint at the Very Top of the Blue Trail. Along the way you’ll pass through woods, encounter Secret Places, and see very few people and maybe even spot Wol flying nearby. There are several places you might park, but Haviland Hollow Rd. is convenient to allow you to pass the Four Guards cache, visit our Mountain Expotition, and then continue to our Three Mile View cache, passing stage one of the The Multi-Falls cache along the way.

For the longest time, the Geocachers that visited the 100 Acre Wood believed that the Blue Trail ended at Nowhere. So, one day, Pooh and Roo went on An Expotition to discover The Top Of The Blue Trail and they left a Cache there to mark that spot. Note though that even Tigger was unable to Bounce directly to the top, realising that if he took the Blue trail to its Highest Point, he would then see a blue marker to his right and an unmarked trail (old blue route) behind him and to his left that would lead to the cache without the need to bushwhack at all. So too, should you. (See the waypoints section for additional information).

If you find yourself facing an impossibly steep climb, then you are heading off the trail either too early (probably) or too late (unlikely). If you find yourself facing a gentle slope and you are not at the top of the Blue Trail, then you are most definitely lost. If you are lost, then consult the trail map. If the trail map doesn’t help, then listen for the sound of water and follow the water downstream. If you cannot find the stream, then you are not in 100 Acre Wood. If you are not in 100 Acre Wood, then we hope you are at least outdoors and enjoying yourself.

Children, please look after your parents when approaching this cache as even though it is placed away from the edge, your parents may trip over something and hurt themselves. If there has been some recent rain it might get muddy and slippery as well, so please use caution. This trail can be Very Steep so Expotition Poles would be advantageous. Please also discourage your parents from attempting this cache with less than an hour of daylight left as that could turn into a Very Silly Idea indeed.

This cache contains Many Things of Winnie the Pooh and Friends, both Classic and Disney. Please try to keep to the young-at-heart theme. As placed, we left new Toys, Markers, a Pencil Case, Bookplates, Hand-Warmers, a TB or two, and Lots of other Neat Stuff. From this cache, continue further along and down the Blue Trail, past the waterfall, until you meet up with the Red Trail. You should then turn left, past more waterfalls, and cross the wooden bridge to your right leading to the Orange Trail which, of course, involves passing a waterfall. From there it is a short distance to the Yellow Trail which leads to the Three Mile View.

The First-To-Find Prize is a new copy of the Winnie the Pooh paperback and personal coin and signature items which will all be sent later after we first learn how to spell forthcoming.

This cache also contains a disposable camera for recording your successful Mountain Expotition. Extra Points will be awarded if you take your photograph with someone, or something, from 100 Acre Wood. We will collect the camera and post the pictures as the camera fills up. Please be sure to cover the cache well, as it is not far off of the trail and Muggle discovery is possible!

For parking coordinates, please see the waypoints section of Three Mile View

The following waypoints are NOT needed to locate the cache but they might be helpful for location purposes:

Waypoint Coordinates
Blue/White Trailhead N41 29.944 W73 32.067
Blue Trail Peak N41 30.364 W73 32.247
Blue-Red Junction N41 30.598 W73 32.257
Red-Orange Junction N41 30.754 W73 32.191
Orange-Yellow Junction N41 30.801 W73 32.147
Yellow-Orange Junction N41 30.992 W73 32.116
Orange-Green Junction N41 30.867 W73 32.146

Winter Accessibility: The approach to this cache is somewhat steep and rugged as it is along a ridge trail. Therefore accessing this cache during periods of snow and ice is recommended only for experienced outdoor enthusiasts.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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  • NaviBear Admires His HandiworkHaving hauled the third of three Ammo cans up to this site, NaviBear directs the hiding ceremony.
  • Trail MapTopographic Trail Map for Pooh and Roo's Treasure Hunt Series. This map shows the trails and junctions that you should encounter. A black and white line diagram of the entire preserve can be obtained from the kiosk.
  • Treasure MapPooh and Roo's Treasure Map

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