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7 Souvenirs of August

Mystery Cache

Look again my friend!

A cache by Iowa Tom
Hidden : 10/23/2007
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Not at the coord listed. To access the log you will need to bring a few of this type of rubber band. Please do not leave them attached. Bring a pen that will write on Tyvek.

To properly play this hide and seek game cache you must first take a look at each of the seven images that you will come across. They are linked here: one, two, three, four, five, six and seven. Now that you have done this they will load a lot faster.

About this cache, I made the mistake of telling my chemistry class that I "never" lose in the game of battleship. I should have said, I hardly ever lose. This is because I plan out most of my shots on paper before I begin and try not to waste any. They couldn’t resist the challenge and during lunch, I lost, but only after I won the first round!

I thought of playing battleship while admiring of one of the features that geochecker provides. On a map it shows where people have been guessing. It reminded me of hits on a grid like the way battleship is played, hence the idea for this geocache.

Like in a game of battleship, to complete this game you will have to locate all the "parts" to five fictitious multicaches. One of them, like the 2-hole PT boat in the game, occupies two adjacent squares. None are diagonal. The four others occupy 3, 4, 5 and six adjacent squares per "multicache".

The number of components of each so-called multicache is identified by the number of small containers hidden among the autumn foliage in the Greenbelt, where I took the pictures. Look carefully to make sure you count them all. If a picture that comes up shows three containers, you have found one of three locations that have that same picture, all together, like a 3-hole ship.

Before you begin, print off this grid (rows are across, columns are vertical) then use it to keep track of where you looked and how many tries it took you to find all the components. When you are done, tell us how many looks it took! I'll post the names of the reigning winner/s on this webpage.

The position of each find is critical. Consider the row number [R] followed by the column number [C] as a single number; e.g. RC for row 2, column 3 would be 23. Each multi is designated by a number (RCA) that is the average off all its RC numbers. These RCA numbers are needed to progress to the coord of the real cache.

Determining all the RC averages and using them in equations 1 and 2 will provide you with decimal coords to use in Google Earth to locate a real battleship. Once you locate that you will need to find the name of the city that harbors the port that the battleship is located in. You will need to use the conversion table below to convert the name of the city to a number then use that number in equations 3 and 4. That’ll finally provide you with the location of the geocache in Waterloo!

THE EQUATIONS.

Equation 1
(RCA 2 + RCA 3 + RCA 4) ÷ 5.89924 = the decimal degrees of the latitude of the battleship seen using Google Earth.
Equation 2
(RCA 5 + RCA 6 ) - 205.5144 = the decimal degrees of the negative longitude of the battleship seen using Google Earth.
Equation 3
The name of the city converted to a number + 11 = the last two digits of the latitude of the cache. Insert these two digits in the blanks in the purple latitude listed below.
Equation 4
The name of the city converted to a number - 25 = the last two digits of the longitude of the cache. Insert these two digits in the blanks in the purple longitude listed below.

The City Name to Number Conversion Table

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
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The cache is located at +42° 26.4_ _, -092° 25.8_ _ .



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To get credit for finding the cache coord by making the fewest number of shots, you will subject to my asking you to e-mail me the name of the city that the battleship was in.

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Last Updated: on 5/11/2014 11:45:06 AM Pacific Daylight Time (6:45 PM GMT)
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