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Mosquito Cave

A cache by AB-n-AP
Hidden : 2/15/2007
In Iowa, United States
2 out of 5
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The above coordinates will take you to the entrance of Mosquito Cave. Enter the cave to claim this find...prepare to get dirty.

After the Civil War, a gang of horse thieves used to run their stolen horses through what is now known as Horsethief Cave. The thieves would enter the cave, located a few miles north of Mosquito Cave, and not emerge until they reached Anamosa - 23 miles away!

In later years Horsethief Cave was sealed, and now sits on private property, leaving only the legends of the past.

Bring a flashlight. You'll be looking for an ammocan and parking for this cache is located in Jones Park at N41 56.856 / W091 38.327. Jones Park is open daily from 6AM - 10PM. Permission has been granted by the Cedar Rapids Parks Department.

Mosquito Cave is located on a flood plain and will be inaccessible during high water.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum