BIT Cache
Task Difficulty: 1.5 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 1.5 Out of 5.0
Statystyka skrzynki
Nowak Pier No. 1 - OU057E

 Part of Western NY's first BIT/Munzee mini-power trail

Hidden by  Mr.Yuck

N 42° 54.722' W 78° 54.164' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > New York
 Cache Type: BIT Cache
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Time: 1:00 h   Distance to Travel: b.d.
 Date Hidden: 03 September 2012
 Date Created: 03 September 2012
 Last Modified: 07 September 2012
 Waypoint: OU057E


{{found}} 4 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
3092 Visitors
1 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
GeoKrety History

Available Maps: Opencaching,Google Maps

Cache Attributes

Available in Winter Listed on OCNA Only 

Please see the attributes article for more information.

Comments by the OC Team

Data: 09/05/2012 16:50:13, add by NativTxn
Are the Munzees in the same location as the BITs? If so, you can use the Munzee attribute on these BITs.

Description   EN   

This BIT cache is along the Nowak Pier in Buffalo, NY, although it's more commonly known among the locals as the Bird Island Pier. But a plaque near the beginning identifies it as being named after Henry J. Nowak, who representated the Buffalo area in the House of Representatives from 1975-1993. Mr. Nowak is 77 years old, as of the date of this cache placement. 



The Nowak Pier extends about 2 miles, seperating The Niagara River from the Black Rock Canal. However, since August 2011, you can only venture as far as the bottom of the Peace Bridge, which connects Buffalo to Fort Erie Ontario. The pier has been deemed unsafe for pedestrians after this point. Personally, I don't believe it, and many fishermen go around the gate, but I'm not going to place any caches or Munzees beyond that point, which is about 1/2 mile one way walk from the start of the Pier.


So what you are going to find here is 7 BIT caches, and 7 Munzees, staggered, and placed slightly over 300 feet apart. The logging passwords for the BIT's contain random numbers, you'll probably want to write them down, or take a picture of them with your cell phone. You will also have the option to scan the QR code, and log them from the field, although I personally have not had much luck posting logs to OCNA with a mobile web browser, and they end up being blank. Your results may vary. Hints for all BIT's assume walking from the Parking area towards the bridge. Enjoy the walk, it is definitely a unique and scenic location.

Additional Waypoints

 Symbol   Type   Coordinates  Description
Parking AreaN 42° 54.800'
W 78° 54.175'
 Turn off of Niagara Street onto Robert Rich Way to get on the Island. Park here in Broderick Park.  

Additional Hints   Decrypt




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Log Entries    {{found}} 4x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x      New Log Entry

1 11 August 2014 Borst68 Found it

Took a walk on the pier today.  I have been meaning to take a walk here for many years and finally got around to it today.  It was a great day for a walk here.  It was a little hazy but we still had great views.  I found all 7 of this series.  TFTC

1 17 September 2012 GOF Found it

Thanks for the bits. 

1 08 September 2012 Rayman Found it

After striking out on nearly all the Munzees and BITs, I headed back to the car to wait for repairs. But before I got back I ran into GOF, so I decided to join him on a walk back out. Good thing too because I was able to find two more BITs with him that I missed, this being one of them. Thanks!

1 07 September 2012 Cayuga Crew Found it

big sticker hunting fun powertrail just about complete.  Next stop duty free to pick up something to dull the pain.