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Amherst's Amazing Talking Toilet - OU083D

 Classic 2003 Ground$peak listed cache now listed here too

Hidden by  Mr.Yuck

N 42° 59.828' W 78° 45.692' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > New York
 Cache Type: Traditional
 Size: Large
 Status: Ready for Search
 Time: 0:15 h   Distance to Travel: 0.50 mi
 Date Hidden: 03 October 2003
 Date Created: 06 June 2015
 Last Modified: 06 June 2015
 Waypoint: OU083D
 Also Listed On: Geocaching.com

 


{{found}} 3 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 1 Comments
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1 x Rated
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Cache Attributes

Kid Friendly Snakes Available in Winter Poison Plants In the Woods Limited Hours 

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Description   EN   

Placed Waaaay back on October 3rd, 2003, this is a classic large cache in the woods that I adopted out on the Ground$peak site, as I know longer use it. With the agreement I would perform a maintenance run in the Spring of 2015, and remain the owner on this site. So here ya' go. Cache description copied and pasted from when I was barely in my 40's. Surprised


The cache is located not terribly far off the Ellicott Creek trailway. A short description from wnyrin.com:

Ellicott Creek Bike Path is a town owned developed park in the Town of Amherst in Erie County. A 7.2 mile bike-way that starts on North Forest Road near the corner of Maple Road and goes to Ellicott Creek Park in the Town of Tonawanda.

Park at N42 59.607 W078 45.618. Alternatively, you can cut about .2 miles off your round trip by parking on Georgian Lane, near the corner of N. Forest Road. The cache is a large (2 gallon) Rubbermaid container, and, you guessed it, contains a talking toilet.

I don't think I need to mention it, but the talking toilet is not a trade item!

The cache is huge, larger than a .50 cal box, so the Talking Toilet cache is extremely Travel Bug Friendly.

The talking toilet was a gift given to me by my dear Mother-in-law, which sat on a shelf unopened for I'm guessing over two years. But no more; Since I've decided I can hide it in the woods to let people find it, it's not my problem anymore.

The Talking Toilet is extremely loud and boisterous!! The screaming toilet may have been a more appropriate name. You may want to muffle the speaker, on the bottom.

Feel free to trade items for sacrifice to this pint-sized porcelain God, but the only original contents are the toilet itself, and a log book.

The talking toilet is also a functioning liquid soap dispenser, and is occasionally filled with Purell brand hand sanitizer on maintenance visits (no water required, just rub it in). It would be unwise to leave the area without remembering to wash your hands.

The easiest way to this cache: Around 2012, The Town of Amherst cleared all the brush from the shore of the creek and about 50 feet inland. From the recommended parking coordinates, you will come to a pedestrian bridge over Ellicott Creek at about .2 miles down the bike path. Right after this bridge, hang a sharp right, and go down along the creek shoreline (you will pass "The Mother Tree Cache" by HootieMcGrudy). Although there is no "trail", due to heavy ground cover (bonus points if anyone can tell me what this carpet of green is), but you can get to within 100 feet of the cache this way. WARNING this last 100 feet, while you are entering "the woods", has many tripping hazards! i.e. fallen limbs hidden by the green carpet of undergrowth.

Additional Waypoints

 Symbol   Type   Coordinates  Description
Parking AreaN 42° 59.607'
W 78° 45.618'
 Park here! If you can find Geogian Lane off of North Forest Road, there is on street parking there.  


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1 24 March 2016 OCNAChallenges Found it

Test Find.

1 15 August 2015 Atmospherium Found it

The first time I came searching for this cache, 5 years ago, I was riding a brand new bike and didn't want to leave it unattended on the path while I went bushwacking. I came back later on foot for the grab.

Today I was pedaling that same bike, but I found a nice mowed path that got me much closer to GZ and gave me a place to stash the bike. The cache is pretty much as I remember it. Thanks!

 

This concludes my little Opencaching run for today. I found 5, failed to find 2, and did not try 2 due to muggles. Cool

1 09 August 2015 Borst68 Found it

Out caching today in Amherst.  made the quick find after finding the right trail to get me close.  I see you already know the toilet is now mute.  TFTC

3 06 June 2015 Mr.Yuck Comment

And that maintenance visit did happen today. Unfortunately, the toilet no longer talks, even with new batteries. It's lips (lid) move, but it's not saying anything. I've seen these things at Bed Bath and Beyond within the last 3 years, and there's always the interwebs. Locals, feel free to back log your find on this cache, although I doubt many will. New toilet coming soon!