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Mystery Cache

Sounds Easy To Me

A cache by brdad
Hidden : 7/9/2009
In Maine, United States
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is placed at one of my favorite spots of all time. I thought about placing a cache here when I started caching but was not sure I wanted to share it. You will not be disappointed!

THE ABOVE COORDINATES ARE NOT OF THE ACTUAL CACHE LOCATION, BUT OF ONE POSSIBLE PARKING LOCATION. THE ACTUAL CACHE DETAILS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE PUZZLE BELOW.

ORTHE ARTHU OAEEI GHLAI UUEEF IZWHO UUEOU
ATTRE ESFLO ATHST GPSTO RCHHE ATCHE ETCHK
TUIUI WIAOO OOEAT TTHRE BEEIG ROOUE EOEIG
VBRDA DZXSE TFTCE NLTRA TNKNO TTSDE TNKNO
JRJRE STRSO IAAUT HNXSI OOAIR THRSA OOAIR
TEIIR LAIIK EUEEL OUAAL FEEAT LTREE LAOEW
INGSR OCKDE GRTSE TNTPA ENDLT RKLLE EKLLO
OOUUR SAEEK UOIAM NUEAN IOAIR NWRCA RIUIN
ARBBO UTJFE ETWHT DLNMI ETPLE WFFLE OFFLE
PEOAL LIAAR OAEEA EEOOK LOOOG SDNFI NAUAR

Once you have solved the puzzle, proceed to the posted coordinates and park there. From there, the cache is a simple 3 stage multicache including the final. At each stage you will find the minutes for the next stage (Degrees are assumed at N44° andW068°). All of the stages are less than 250 feet from the trail - There is no need to bushwhack more than that. The most practical path to the final stage from stage two is by backtracking past stage one, and if you come to a rickety old bridge, you may want to backtrack 100 feet from the bridge and take the other trail.

Access to the parking area can be found off the 22-000 road either by way of the Stud Mill Road from the north at N 44° 58.2276' W 68° 27.2318' or Route 9 from the south at N 44° 49.6014' W 68° 23.5207' or several locations between those listed.

Allow yourself a few hours to complete this cache. The cache is a little under 3 miles hike round trip. Elevation gain is gradual, about 350' difference between parking and the final, and the trail is rough in spots and you will most likely have to cross shallow water (6" deep max) at one location. Bring water and snacks, it is a great spot to relax and have a lunch while enjoying the location.

Special thanks to Kablooey for the idea for this puzzle.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Puzzle:] Ln, evtug...
[Stage1:] Yvzo ba onpx bs gur gerr
[Stage2:] Ubyybj fghzc
[Final:] Abg va gur tbetr, ohg arne gur rqtr

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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Last Updated: on 3/5/2012 3:17:47 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:17 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum