Thursday, May 29, 2008

Turnpike State Forest


It is fascinating how the whisper of these stone pile travels to one ears. I had talked to my friend and fellow teacher D. House about using my GPS device. He is an avid Geocacher. I told him I did geocaching but used my GPS mostly to document the location of Native American stone piles. Some time after this discussion he told me that he found a geocache in one of these stone piles. Over the Memorial weekend my girlfriend Judy and I decided to go check it out. We made the drive to the Alfred area and headed into the woods. It was a hot buggy day and the wild roses made the hike a struggle but we did find native stone piles. This is a completely new area never before documented. I didn't have time for extensive exploration but I did find three cairns. They were in bad shape and somewhat unremarkable. I hope to go back next autumn to look for more. If any readers get a chance to check out this area I would like to hear what you find. These are the coordinates for the small pile where the cache is located N42 17.599 W 077 49.373 .

6 comments:

Norman said...

Good to hear from you again. What you say sounds like a good site to check out in the fall.

theseventhgeneration said...

I always seem to find something interesting when I geocache, other than the cache, of course!

stonepilewhisper said...

Nice to hear from both of you. Thanks for stopping by. Still researching Native American sites but I haven't had much time to report. Keep in touch.

pwax said...

What town is this in?

stonepilewhisper said...

The Turn Pike State Forest is just North of Alfred NY. Not far from Hornell.

Judy said...

I was showing your blog to Calvin and read this entry. That was a fun day. I don't think people shouold put caches in stonepiles though, tsk tsk!