Log Entries Ellicott Creek Park Footbridge (Avery's Cache)      {{found}} 7x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 3x

1 05/19/2017 Bon Echo Found it

Stopped for lunch / pinic while on our way to Allegany. Had to stop by "OCNA HQ", nice to see you again My.Yuck. we parked on Thistle Ave and used the bridge to access the park. Clearly Avery is still remembered and missed. Crossing the bridge with my three daughters, it's hard not to be a little moved. Thanks for the BIT cache, it's been a while since I found one of those.
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1 06/29/2016 bigwheel Found it

1st log in a LONG time.  Very nice tribute to a beautiful young girl.

Wasn't really sure what a BIT cache was, but got a kick out of it.

Thanks for bringing me here Mr. Yuck.

Bigwheel

 

1 11/09/2015 Fireice production Found it

Hade fun with my 2 year old liking for this one 

1 08/15/2015 Atmospherium Found it

I knew nothing beforehand about the boating accident. I can't imagine any boat going under this bridge at all. Anyway, found the BIT. Thanks!

3 06/12/2015 Mr.Yuck Comment

At approximately 6:45 AM on Thursday, June 11th, 2015, Avery Gardner, aged 16 of Lockport, N.Y., struck her head on this bridge while passing under it in a freak boating accident, and later died of her injuries. I am renaming this cache in her honor. I personally happened upon the scene about 20 minutes after the incident, and saw her boyfriend talking to the TTPD. I had no idea what had happened until later in the day, when the news reports came out. I don't know how long this will last on the internet, but here's the Buffalo News Article. RIP Avery.

1 01/04/2014 RunsFromBears Found it

Hello Mr. Yuck. I have been coming across opencaches while playing other GPS games so I decided to sign up and add yet another hobby to my list of outdoor activities. I did manage to complete the trifecta of GPS fun - Geocache, Munzee, Opencache. I am still getting used to the site, so I did not know about the other cache nearby. Maybe next time. As for the BIT cache, who would have thought a few teenagers would be hanging around the bridge on a bitter cold day in January? Yep, there were. As I got closer they seemed more nervous and eventually took off when I arrived at the bridge. They probably thought I was going to rob them or something. ANywho, I looked on the wrong side of the bridge first. I knew this BIT was here but had no coordiantes or anything on me. I knew of its existence from checking out the OCUS map a few times. I will get the hang of this eventually. Thanks for placing this cache and gicing me a reason trudge through the snow today. 

1 08/20/2013 Rayman Found it

So hey I finally found this one as I take a walk around the park looking for munzees. Kinda buggy where this one was hidden but I think I came out unscathed. Thanks pal. And yes the log password is rather funny. Although I always thought that referred more to the island portion of the park.

1 04/06/2013 Cayuga Crew Found it

So the deal is that after some initial interest in Opencaching I gave up as it seemed to be evolving into sticker based park and grabs not the quality caching site originally promised and  I have not been paying much attention to the site lately.   I was alerted to this cache's existance by a 3rd party cacher who thought errantly that I might be intereted in the joint munzee oc sticker placing activiites up here in the northtowns.  I initially wasn't very concerned about either as I expect both activiites to fade away eventually but then I began to feel sorry for this lonely cache.  I mean I can't even believe Rayman has chosen to ignore it much like he ignored me at the Irish Times opening day.  So here I am sucked back into the muck and mire of opencaching and I'm sitting here inEllicott Creek park wondering why the hell I'm here.   I will say as far as finding stickers goes I am happy to see this one wasn't on the back side of a stop sign but that's about as positive a remark I can come up with.