Hi, W & Co.!
Believe it or not, Rich and I haven't gone Geocaching since January. Just too many other interesting activities vying for our time and attention. What, then, drew us to search for this cache? Well, it was really just a coincidental combination of two things: having discovered the “source” of the coordinates very early on and hoping to have a chance to see what the fuss was about ... and the fact that we were planning on heading in this very direction this weekend anyway to search for some boundary monuments along the PA/NY border.
For some reason (probably not tree cover this time of year!) signal reception was very spotty when we first began searching. We found ourselves following that arrow along some nice trails which led to interesting ruins, but soon our geo-intuition was warning us that we were probably searching a little “higher” than we should have been. Our GPSr soon agreed with us, so down we went. Another surprise awaited near the gate -- turned out to be Hound of fox-and-the-hound and his Mom up from Texas.
The next hour or so was spent chatting and searching. We know our coordinates were correct, but the four of us just weren't able to come up with the cache. As we've now seen from later logs we must have been right on top of it, but frankly I was getting cold and we still had a few hours of survey mark hunting ahead of us. Better luck to us next time! Perhaps we'll return to this area for squirrel hunting and take another peek for the cache in the near future.
Thanks for an interesting challenge and the chance to meet some famous local cachers!