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7 Souvenirs of August

Mystery Cache

Zipping Up Chicago: The 606 Challenge

A cache by Xiao_tuzi
Hidden : 8/1/2008
In Illinois, United States
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


Zipping Up Chicago:

The 606 Challenge

The cache is not at the posted coordinates.

The posted coordinates will take you to a good “trail head” for the cache.

You must solve the puzzle on this page and complete the requirements listed to log this cache!

The Challenge

Welcome to Zipping Up Chicago! Can you find or place a cache in every zip code of the city of Chicago?

One caveat, only caches hidden prior to 08/03/08 can count towards the fulfillment of the requirements in terms of hiding. No new hides are allowed. However, finds made on caches published after 8/03/08 do count towards the challenge.

In order to log this cache, you will need to find or have hidden a cache in each of the zip codes in the city of Chicago.

60601

60602

60603

60604

60605

60606

60607

60608

60609

60610

60611

60612

60613

60614

60615

60616

60617

60618

60619

60620

60621

60622

60623

60624

60625

60626

60628

60629

60630

60631

60632

60633

60634

60636

60637

60638

60639

60640

60641

60643

60644

60645

60646

60647

60649

60651

60652

60653

60654

60655

60656

60657

60659

60660

60661

60666

1. Find a cache within the boundaries of each zip code in the city of Chicago. All cache types count as finds or hides for the 606 Challenge, including event and virtual caches. Caches that you placed prior to the publishing of this Challenge can also count towards the requirements, but caches hidden after August 3, 2008 may not be counted by the placer—they may however be counted by those who find them.

2. Generally accepted rules, guidelines and conditions for logging a cache find apply. These must be bona fide caches listed on Geocaching.com that you have personally (physically) found and logged. You may include caches found or hidden prior to the creation of The 606 Challenge.  All caches must be bona fide caches logged, or placed and maintained by you.

3. Caches found before the publishing of this cache DO count – you do not need to start from ‘zero.’ Caches found or placed that have since been archived may also count.

4. If you are using mystery caches to satisfy the requirements of any zip code, you must submit the final coordinates of the cache. The zip code where the final for the cache is located is the zip code that will count for the purposes of this cache.

5. Zip code boundaries will be those used in Google Earth. When websites differ, the determination of the cache location will be made by using the boundaries in Google Earth.

6. All finds must be listed on this website. Caches listed on other websites are not allowed.

Verification: To verify your finds, please send me bookmark list so that I will be able to run a pocket query from it. Send the bookmark list to me when you have completed your zip code finds, but before you attempt a find on the final, either through a note on the cache page or an email. Once I have verified that you have met the requirements I will send you an email confirmation. Please allow up to a week to receive verification. You are then free to hunt the cache.

Please follow the above requirements and rules to keep things fun, and fair, for everyone.

The Puzzle

N 41° 5A.BCD W 087° 4E.FGH

A= N 41° 52.918 W 087° 38.101

B= N 41° 58.535 W 087° 46.568

C= N 41° 53.260 W 087° 38.238

D= N 41° 54.016 W 087° 40.207

E= N 41° 57.212 W 087° 45.087

F= N 41° 53.081 W 087° 37.626

G= N 41° 48.053 W 087° 45.637

H= N 41° 41.937 W 087° 32.797

The Cache

The actual cache will not be difficult to find.

Inside the case is a signature item to show you have successfully completed this cache. I ask that you only take one of the items per person. There are only 18 of the signature items, so only the first 18 people to successfully find this cache will receive one.

Disclaimers, other information & final thoughts

I reserve the right to change the requirements and rules at any time. This may or may not affect those in the process of completing the challenge but will not do so to anyone who has already logged a proper find.

Feel free to post a note if you are taking up the challenge and/or to let others know how far along you are.

I don't expect this cache to have very much traffic. With that in mind- please do not leave TBs, coins or other trackable items in the cache unless it is your own item that you are starting. I wouldn't want to see it become a prison for those items. Temporarily 'dipping' them in and out is fine.

Thanks

Thanks go to Corp of Discovery, Jakesdiner, and GBI  for aiding in the wording and logistics of this cache, the technical aspects, and the design of the cache. Also, thank you to Jdm314 for helping with the actual placement of the cache.

You can check your answers for this puzzle on Geochecker.com.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Va Tbbtyr Rnegu, tb gb ynlref-zber-HF tbireazrag-cbfgny pbqr obhaqnevrf sbe fbzr uryc.

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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Inventory

There are no Trackables in this cache.

 

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54 Logged Visits

Found it 25     Didn't find it 1     Write note 25     Temporarily Disable Listing 1     Enable Listing 1     Publish Listing 1     

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 2/1/2014 3:32:44 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:32 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum