Traditional
Task Difficulty: 2.0 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 2.5 Out of 5.0
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Ridges of Chestnut - OU00C5

 Ammo can in the woods with a short scenic hike.

Hidden by  Cayuga Crew

N 42° 42.901' W 78° 45.222' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > New York
 Cache Type: Traditional
 Size: Normal
 Status: Archived
 Time: 1:00 h   Distance to Travel: 1.00 mi
 Date Hidden: 24 September 2010
 Date Created: 24 September 2010
 Last Modified: 17 September 2012
 Waypoint: OU00C5

 


{{found}} 5 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
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3 x Rated
Rated as: Good
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Kid Friendly Available in Winter In the Woods Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

I figured it was time to place my first OCUS cache and to get things started I decided to make it my favorite kind of hide, an ammo can in the woods requiring a short scenic hike to access (AKA A Szuchie Special).  This cache is located in Erie County's Chestnut Ridge Park on the wild wild west side of the park.  The cache is not accessible from RT 277 (Orchard Park Rd) as the road frontage there is private property.  


Use the primary parking coords to lead you to an where a park road intersects with the orange blazed hiking trail.  Following the  orange trail will get you started toward the cache but you'll have to leave the trail and blaze your own path through a very open hardwood forest which is home to some impressive Northern Red Oaks which happen to be my favorite hardwoods.  Keep alert for a sudden shower of acorns as you pass beneath them.


When I placed the cache I hiked approximately 1.4 mile round trip route from the parking coords but I tend to wander whenever I get anywhere near  Northern Red Oaks as I like to hug them as I pass.  Your hike should be shorter, unless of course you wander aimlessly like me.


Finally you should note that the gates allowing vehicle access to this side of the park close seasonally.  Should you find the gates secured I suggest you park at the Newton Rd entrance and plan on tripling the hike distance.




 

Additional Waypoints

 Symbol   Type   Coordinates  Description
Parking AreaN 42° 42.910'
W 78° 45.587'
 Roadside parking near "orange" trail 
Interesting PlaceN 42° 42.904'
W 78° 45.472'
 Time to leave the orange trail behind and make your own. 
Parking AreaN 42° 43.592'
W 78° 45.168'
 Alternative parking area when parks gates are closed for season or for those who prefer a little longerwalk when they cache. 


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9 17 September 2012 Cayuga Crew Cache archived

Cache was archived.

1 25 September 2011 Borst68 Found it

I have been doing a lot of caching this summer in CR.  For some reason, I never checked here to see if there is a cache.  I was pleasntly surprised to see one there.  I had a couple of other caches in this general area so this one went on the to do list.  After grabbing a near by cache, I headed off for this one.  I bushwhacked a short distance until I found a nice unmarked trail.  I followed that to the zero.  There are a plethora of fine hiding places worthy of a cache.  After searching for a while, I came across a very well concealed cache.  This is a great cache and I am glad I got it.  Thanks for placing it!  I am trying to convince a co-worker to visit this cache.  He has grabbed everything else in the park.  I suspect he will be by soon.  TFTC>

1 21 November 2010 Atmospherium Found it

While hitting as many caches as I could along the orange trail, I somehow skipped over this lonely little open cache until I was a good .24 past it. Well, what's another half mile round trip added to all the miles I've already trudged today. I marked a waypoint where I left the trail and headed into the unknown. Along the way I saw three white flags waving ahead of me, the only deer I saw all day. The cache was found easily enough and fallen trees were plentiful to sit on for a bit of a breather. Good thing I marked that waypoint, because I typically started walking in the wrong direction that would have had me miss the trail by a good margin. Thanks for the cache!

1 13 November 2010 Sabrefan7 Found it

Boy Im tellin ya what a pretty ammo can ya got hidden there!  I bushwhacked a B line from Geocache Touche' Found it in the second place I looked. I had a great day hiking in the park today. I had 2 disappointing dnfs and 1 disappointing find.

I Enjoyed finding this one and will recommend it to any one who likes big sexy trees in a beautiful woods. I didnt see any Omelets but after finding, I had a packet of pop tarts and some water before I finished up the Orange Trail cache. I wanted to get this one logged first because I don't know how many I will get to tonight.

Thanks for the hike today CC Im pretty tired but had a great day. Spent 8 hrs on the trails. Now its time for a few Sarnac's then a steak dinner, wile I watch the Hockey Game P.S. I did not hug any of the Oaks today but I just may have touched a few in an inappropriate manner I dont think they minded at all Kiss

SF7

1 20 October 2010 GOF Found it

That Szuchi sure do write purdy don't he? The good news is that they didn't leave any of them there Philly omlettes in the cache.

 

So I found myself travelling from there to here today. And the fact that I was doing it an hour earlier than I had planned was a just a bit of good fortune. Taking full advantage of that happenstance I pulled off the 219 and made my way to this lovely park.

 

I left the ladder on the truck and headed on in to the woods. At the first crossing of the paths I had to stop and wait as the traffic on the trail perpendicular to mine obviouslt had the right of way. Ladies first after all. Once the traffic had cleared I looked both ways and, with no more travelers in sight, I proceded on my way.

 

Spying the first water hazard early I started making plans. Sizing up where and how to cross as I approached. Should have worried about that when I got there and paid more attention to where my feet were. I was amazed at how far I could slide on one foot. But I managed to get the other back underneath me before I went down. I know, anticlimatic. Sorry.

 

Made it the rest of the way to the cache site without incident. A quick survay of the area and I spotted what I thought was the most likely location for a Cayuga cache. Bingo! Nice job on that container and the hide is right up to your usual high standards.

 

Thanks for the fun afternoon hike. It was an enjoyable way to spend a fall afternoon.