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Mystery Cache

WSQ Holy Hill Challenge

Hidden : 11/3/2009
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


The grounds at Holy Hill are open daily from 5:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Please do not hunt this cache after 5:00 PM.

One of southeastern Wisconsin's most popular attractions is the Shrine at Holy Hill located in Washington County's Town of Erin. Visitor's come from around the country to view the historic Monastery and the rolling wooded countryside. The mostly rural surroundings offer a scenic tour any time of the year, but the fall season is the most spectacular.

This cache will give you a tour of the grounds and the opportunity to hike on a great segment of the Ice Age Trail as it cuts through the hills around the Shrine.

Take the road you came in on from the parking coordinates until you reach an asphalt path. The path will take you the above waypoint where you will find the Friar's Cemetery. Near the cemetery you will find the beginning of a series of grottos (stations). Continue to follow the path and view the grottos (stations) counting the total number of figures in grottos (stations) #1-7. There is one grotto on a path to the right, do not use this grotto in your count. Add this number to the seconds for both the north and west coordinates below for the final location.

N43 14.935 W088 19.832

If you want to further challenge youself I have six other WSQ hides in the Hills of Erin surrounding Holy Hill. These will take you on a scenic tour of the area at any time of the year.

GC1PB20 WSQ St. Mary of the Hill
GC1TARW WSQ St. Patrick's (the new)
GC1PB29 WSQ Erin Emmanuel
GC1TAT1 WSQ St. Patrick's (the old)
GC1JC2X WSQ St. John's Monches
GC1Y275 WSQ St. Paul's

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

va na boivbhf uvqvat fcbg

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 8/31/2014 10:29:53 AM Pacific Daylight Time (5:29 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum