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Name: Geez Louise!
Owner: MrYuck
 
Country: USA
Region: New York
Near: North Forest Acres
 
WGS84: N43° 00.815 W078° 44.475

 
Hidden: 2004-03-27
Cache type: multi
Difficulty: 3 out of 5
Terrain: 3 out of 5
Equipment needed: clothing
Environment: no kids,placed without permission,public,free,not 24x7,parking,no handicap access,dogs,not commercial
Average rating: not enough logs to calculate
Other ratings: Handicaching
Waypoint: GE00E1
 
Maps
Nearest: GPSgames  Groundspeak
Watches: mickemt, MrYuck
Ignores: 0
 

Description:
Fall/Winter Update 10/20/04: Obviously the best time of year to seek this cache. Very little if any standing water; and none of course when the ground is frozen. Some parts of Geez Louise are more winter accessable then others, but you should be ok unless there is a crazy amount of snow. Downgraded to a 3/2.5 for the fall/winter season, returns to 3.5/4 in the spring. Happy hunting.

A 3-leg multi-cache in the Great Baehre swamp of Amherst; so named as most of it is located in Margaret Louise Park, a 48 acre town park. A short description from WNYRIN.com: Great Baehre Conservation Area is 270.0 acre state owned wetland in the Town of Amherst in Erie County . This area is located in the along Hopkins Road between Klein Road and Heim Road intersections. 47.83 acres of Great Baehre town wetlands adjoin the Great Baehre State Land, known as the Margaret Louise Park. The town also owns an additional 139.83 acres of adjacent undeveloped area known as the Great Baehre Conservation Area.

Per the pics below, there is a nice boardwalk traversing the swamp that people can take a leisurely stroll on. But unfortunately, you won't be using it; you will be traveling IN THE SWAMP!!A couple of quick pointers on swamp caches:

DO mark your car. Everything looks the same in a swamp.

DO carry a walking stick. To poke ahead of you, and to help free yourself should you end up knee deep in muck.

DO NOT bring children or pets to this cache.

DO NOT place travel bugs in this cache. They could end up stranded here for many months.

Park at N 43 Deg. 00.823' W 078 Deg. 44.341'The first 2 legs are small tupperware containers (Will be upgraded to Decon containers with cache coord cards later, after I get some feedback on the listed coords).The final leg is a .30 cal ammo box, painted black, stocked with adult items. (No, not those kind of adult items, silly).

Obviously, GPS coverage is terrible in the swamp. I and future seekers would appreciate feedback on ALL coords. Please Average your readings, and contact me via email if your results differ from mine. Have fun. (LMAO) Please do not trample the fragile swamp vegitation.

Parking Parking Lat: 43.00.823 Long: 078.44.341 ~ Mapquest
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Edited: 2005-02-03 02:57:56 UTC

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