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Mystery Cache

Cache Across America - Series Final

Hidden : 5/20/2007
In District of Columbia, United States
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:



Find the state caches in the series HERE.

 

The Cache Across America Series: This is a series of caches that will take you on a coast to coast tour of the entire United States. One cache in this series is hidden in each of the 50 United States. These caches each contain a numeric clue that that will lead you to this final cache located somewhere in our nation's capitol upon completion of the series.

About this cache: Do not search for this cache at the listed coordinates. Obviously, the cache is not in the middle of the tidal basin and there is no need to swim. Simply solve the puzzle at the bottom of this page to obtain the correct coordinates.

We hope you have enjoyed your tour of the 50 United States of America. This final cache will lead you to our nation's capitol, a fitting end to tour of this great land. There are so many wonderful monuments and places to visit in Washington DC that we couldn't even begin to name them all.

We also hope while you have been caching in all 50 states, you have been able to see places you may have never been to otherwise and have enjoyed finding the many caches along the way. We hope that this series has been able to let you see what a wonderful country this truly is. The true prize in completing the Cache Across America series is the memories that will last a lifetime.

We would like to give a huge thanks to all 50 of the state hiders. Also - a big thanks to Flyingmoose for volunteering to hide and maintain this final cache. Please note that the five-star difficulty of this cache does not represent this particular hide but instead the difficulty in collecting the necessary information to solve this puzzle.

Note added by Lorriebird 4-22-2013: The current Bookmark for all caches can be found in the bookmark 'A to Z Lorriebird's CAA Past and Present' or click here

Photo Gallery: Although few cachers will ever complete the Cache Across America series, many have already participated in the hunt. I thought it would be fun to show some of our fellow cachers in action at each of the 50 states.

Click on the photo to read the log...

Alabama

 

Alaska

 

Arizona

Arkansas

California

 

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

 

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

 

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

 

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

 

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

 

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

 

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

 

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

 

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

 

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

 

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

 

Wyoming

 

 

 

 

Logging Requirements: In order to log this cache, you must have completed a cache in this series in each of the 50 United States. As was mentioned in the state cache pages, you must have verified each of those 50 finds either by posting a photo with those logs or by having made alternate arrangements with the individual cache owners. Logging this cache without first finding the required 50 state caches will result in a deleted log.

If participating in the series you should have recorded each of the three-digit codes provided in the state caches. You will use those codes in the puzzle below to determine the coordinates of the final cache.

On to the puzzle : (UPDATED: 9/23/2009) To find the final N coordinates you will need to use the codes you found in the Cache Across America caches. For starters, add together the codes from the first 25 states admitted to the Union. Add this number to the N coordinates listed on this page above treating the N coordinate as if it were one large number (3853050). Take your new number and simply subtract 12569. This will give you the new N coordinates.

We'll repeat this process for the W coordinates. Simply add the codes you found while searching for the second 25 states admitted to the Union. Once you have this number, add it to the W coordinates listed on this page above (7702380) just as you did for the N coordinate. Once you have this number, subtract 58186 from your total and you will now have the final W coordinates.

Now you are ready to search for the final cache. Please feel free to confirm your Final coordinates with either Flyingmoose or Lorriebird prior to searching for the final. This puzzle isn't supposed to be the hard part!

 

Congratulations toZSteve and Hopperz - First to Find! You guys rock!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

N uvag 'jbbq' or va beqre urer nsgre fhpu n ybat wbhearl!

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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140 Logged Visits

Found it 15     Didn't find it 2     Write note 121     Owner Maintenance 2     

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Last Updated: on 5/21/2014 8:45:26 PM Pacific Daylight Time (3:45 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum