Buffalo!

Fall couldn't come soon enough; another semester of college, the Bills have a chance again, and it's UER season! First place of the day was an orphanage school whose days are numbered Painting the tunnels before graduation seems to have been a tradition here Next was a boring old furniture factory that isn't worth much of a mention here. Then, somehow, we decided to attempt this iconic site This was about as far as we got before paranoia took over... cops on the brain are the (second-)worst! At least we weren't caught...

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The Confuse-A-Cat

Who ever knew one drain could give me so much trouble? With the search for the drainwhale going full speed over the summer as the combatants counted down the days to a new semester and return to Rochester, it was only a matter of time until someone lost, and lost big. Concrete creek or open-top drain? Worth a follow The entrance, for all you UER ethics fascists Attack of the mutant cave spiders 14 bars, even down here. Can you hear me now? Ancient brick orifices Fishing for CHUDs

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Apollo 14

Climbing mountains is such a strange affliction. Almost everyone who has tried it enough times, knows that it usually ends in freezing, exhausted misery... then counts the days until they can try again! This trip started innocently enough, warm, sunny and perfect midnight hiking conditions Every mountain has its vengeful side, this one had four! This is no ordinary snow. Under the brittle white crust is a few feet of air space, then a frigid creek. The pouring rain only made the creek run higher and the snow lower. We were just too frozen to take any pictures of the…

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Further Down the River

These Soviet-era apartments are on their way out; no big loss for the city, they all look exactly the same anyway and go on for at least 1/2 mile All that remains of some sort of Erie Canal infrastructure The historic Genesee Brew House The bridge that carries bike route 1 and the main drains across the river into Irondequoit Your writer, in a cage The destination: a cave entrance, deep into the river bank One soaking wet climb up to the drain section of it! The exit... beautiful daylight!

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Army/Navy

The fourth and last UER meet of the spring 2009 season is over... I survived. Somehow. The first two locations were little more than ponder and run from cops, two warehouse looking things in the bad part of the 19th ward. Apparently they just found bodies there last week or something, for once maybe it was a good thing a helpful officer suggested we leave. Busted with nowhere to go, Trent suggested an old World War II surplus in a rotten barn in Gates, which turned into quite the battlefield in its own right. Airspeed calculator? The Jiffy Dog was…

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