BIT Cache
Task Difficulty: 2.0 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 2.5 Out of 5.0
Statystyka skrzynki
Canal Concrete waterfall structure BIT Cache - OU0389

 Bit Cache near an interesting old structure

Hidden by  Mr.Yuck

N 43° 08.154' W 78° 43.337' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > New York
 Cache Type: BIT Cache
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Time: b.d.   Distance to Travel: 0.40 mi
 Date Hidden: 30 December 2011
 Date Created: 30 December 2011
 Last Modified: 17 January 2012
 Waypoint: OU0389


{{found}} 4 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
3600 Visitors
4 x Rated
Rated as: Good
GeoKrety History

Available Maps: Opencaching,Google Maps

Cache Attributes

Thorns Available in Winter Poison Plants In the Woods Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

This BIT Cache is in the vicinity of some sort of old Erie Canal concrete waterfall structure I've noticed several times over the years while caching on the State Canal lands North of Robinson Road in the Town of Lockport, NY. You may or may not have noticed this yourself while caching in the area, as it's sort of "off trail" to most of the caches in the area. At the very least, you probably had to cross the stream that runs from this structure to the Canal itself.

It's a pretty interesting structure, with a man-made waterfall. Wish I knew more about it, but I don't. I have no clue why they had to build the structure around the man-made waterfall, they could have just built a waterfall. If you have any idea why, please enlighten me. You can actually walk across the top of it, but be careful, there's no railing on one side, and there's a ravine surrounding it.

You are looking for a BITcache, i.e. a Bound ID Tag. More information is available at Also, there is an example of what a BITcache looks like below. The tag is "in the woods" slightly SE of the structure. Footing can be a little tricky, but I doubt you'll tumble far enough to go into the ravine. Bushwacking was not too bad when the BIT was placed in late December, but I imagine it's a rugged little bushwack in the summer.

Additional Waypoints

 Symbol   Type   Coordinates  Description
Parking AreaN 43° 07.995'
W 78° 43.473'
 Parking area for the State Canal lands off of Robinson Road. 

Additional Hints   Decrypt

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Log Entries    {{found}} 4x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x      New Log Entry

1 22 September 2013 Atmospherium Found it

It's been two years since I last went hunting an Opencache, and even longer since I last found a BIT cache. I ventured forth today to grab the only ones still within casual driving distance.

I think this structure was designed to help control the water flow, for what reason I don't know. It's a neat place to visit. Thanks!

1 13 July 2012 DudleyGrunt Found it

3404.  Enjoyed the walk out and back, as well as discovering this artifact of past times.  Also felt right at home with the Black-Eyed Susans along the trail - they're the State Flower of Maryland.

Took a minute to locate, but the BIT is fine shape.

Thanks and Happy Trails!

Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
Black-Eyed Susan
Black-Eyed Susan

1 02 January 2012 Rayman Found it

Logging directly from the site because of excellent cell reception and its not too windy at the cache. Was probably going to head out here today anyways to find the two newest OCNA caches, but the owner texted me earlier in the day and kind of demanded I do so. Had no troubles at all locating this one as my GPS read 4' when I found it, so Maggie has done good. Thanks for the hide pal.

Edit to add: OK, I'm home now so I can log a little more. In hindsight, I guess the owner didn't really "demand" me to go out here. It was a gentle suggestion.So I've walked across this odd concrete structure a few times over the years while caching in the area. It certainly is interesting in it's purpose, which I have no idea what that could be.

1 01 January 2012 Borst68 Found it

Second find of a rainy afternoon.  Since I was FTF on the other cache, I am claiming FTF for this one also.  Day was unseasonably warm but wet.  I tried to use the code reader on my phone but it didn't like the rain and refused to cooperate.  TFTC