Log entries Bond Lake Park - Upper Escarpment 9x 0x 3x
2014-10-24 15:04 Mr.Yuck (225) - Note
2014-10-24 12:23 Strayed Hound (0) - Note
2011-11-25 23:32 Sabrefan7 (89) - Found it
2011-09-07 01:06 sfcchaz (428) - Found it
2011-07-01 02:46 DudleyGrunt (669) - Found it
2772. First find of the day, before heading south to GeoWoodstock. Seeming many vehicles, down the road, I decided that I'd join the crowd and plead ignorance if it turned out everyone else had a permit or something. Walked the trails to the cache. The last little bit had me wishing I'd worn pants (long ones, that is).
Nice hide. The cache was in great shape. I left a couple wooden nickels (DG 1.1 & DG 2.0) and, I think, a Pathtag.
Thanks and Happy Trails!
2011-05-08 20:24 Atmospherium (36) - Found it
I loaded this cache into my GPS a month ago, so by today I had forgotten every hint and description included in the write-up. I assumed it would be a hide similar to the nearby Frog caches, so once I got within 75ft or so I pocketed the GPS and zoomed in on likely spots.
After poking and prodding every nook with no luck, I figured I'd better let the arrow guide me a little closer. Only then did I finally reach the proper altitude, and soon had the cache in hand. Thanks!
2011-04-24 20:08 Rayman (93) - Found it
Boy this cache was causing me some angst last night! For whatever reason when I tried updating my GPS via GSAK, it would crash right away. Eventually I narrowed it down to this waypoint that caused the problem, so I had to load it in the old fashioned way.
After making quick work of the froggy cache nearby, I headed on over to this one. Of course I thought I'd be the smart guy and take what I thought was the easier route over here, which turned out to be wrong. Should have just gone back down. Spotted a likely hide spot from up top, but no cache was to be found there. A minute or so later, I found another place which had the cache safely tucked away. Another nice hide, thanks.
2011-04-17 23:03 Barbershopdru (12) - Found it
2011-04-12 22:13 Borst68 (61) - Found it
2011-04-11 18:19 Inkwell (4) - Found it
So Mrs. Inkwell finally convinced me to get out of the house and go after our 1st opencache after work today. She's been lurking around on this site for weeks now, begging me to go after some of these. I finally caved in with the lure of two new caches in Bond Lake and I have to say that I've come around to the idea of a different caching option in these parts. Not that we're going opencache exclusive or anything, it's just cool to break up the monopoly a bit.
We've been to this park once or twice in the past, so we had a pretty good idea of where to park and what trails to take to GZ. We dodged lot's of mud puddles, horse prints and ATV ruts as we toured the beautiful "upper" trails of Bond Lake. Halfway into our journey, we knew that there were other cachers in the park and we were hot on their trail, as we found a clue to their presence in the form of a 4-page cache printout on the ground. We reviewed it and realized that it was a listing for your other new cache here, so we thought that there was a good chance that we'd be signing the logbook for this cache 1st. Not that it matters really.
Anway, after a stop on the escarpment for the other cache that I've made reference to almost a bazillion times in this log, we hiked toward GZ for this one. We jumped off trail and made the find here after a brief search. Looks like we missed Cayuga Crew by a mere 2 hours. Geez, if we knew he was coming to our neck of the woods, we probably would have invited him over for dinner or something.
Thanks for introducing us to opencaching. We've now found our first geocache here, placed our first geocache here, found our first opencache here......oh, and Mrs. Inkwell tells me that we got married in this park too...almost forgot about that one.
Thanks for the cache!
2011-04-11 03:50 Cayuga Crew (80) - Found it
Darn them Inkwells for letting the world know I still haven't mastered the new fangled technology of paperless caching thing. Truth be told, I have all the tools but am more comfortable with a stack of printed pages in my pocket as they often come in handy in emergencies for like starting fires if you get stranded in the dark or you get them really soft if you wrrinkle them up over and over and use them for wound dressings or other needs that happen to arise when you find yourself removed from the facilities of modern society. Don't worry dear Inkwells if the pages you found happened to be soiled it was most likely to just be good ole Niagara County mud as no emergencies occurred on this hunt.
Funny thing is that I lost my stack of cache pages just yesterday at the "Why are they here cache" and back tracked to find them near the final leg after returning to my truck. Apparently I didn't know I dropped them today or I probably would have made a second trip back to pick them up as well.
Well anyway the story I'm sticking to is that after leaving work today after a sniffle filled weekend which pretty muck kept my stuck to the couch I decided to take advantage of what was left of the balmy temps to get out for a little hike. The oppurtunity to hunt for two new caches of different formats drew me to Bond Lake. As the Wells noted I made this my first stop of the day and made the find here at about 3 50 PM. Other than utilizing the muddy trails unneccessarily for most of the hike the hunt for this one was mostly uneventful, unfortunately. Of course I enjoyed my time here at Boond Lake and did a little more exploring before heading for home and a 3 hour nap back on the couch which somehow impeded me from loggin this as soon as I got home today. Damn sniffles are kicking my butt. I reget missing the Inkwells and am wondering what was for dinner anyway?
Oh and as a side note, nice touch Mr.Yuck with the official Opencaching.us log pages. Once again I may have proclaimed OC to be dead a tad prematurely.
Thanks for keeping it alive and viril for at leaast one more cache.
2011-04-10 18:16 Mr.Yuck (225) - Note