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Mystery Cache

Hot Air Balloon over Alimagnet Park

A cache by Swooper01
Hidden : 1/29/2011
In Minnesota, United States
4 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

***This cache is not at the posted coordinates***

Actual Coordinates:

On sunny January 18, 2011, a hot air balloon was drifting in strong winds towards Alimagnet park at an altitude of 152.5m above the ground. Leaning out of the basket to watch several kids sledding on the snow covered hill directly below him at coordinates N 44° 44.315' and W 093° 14.676' the pilot accidentally bumped the balloon’s logbook out of its holder at 12:43 PM and it fell towards the ground. The location at which the logbook landed was exactly the point onto which the sun had cast the balloon’s shadow at the time of the mishap.

Note: Assume terrain relief as "flat" for your research.

Where did the logbook go?

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Please replace the cache carefully and exactly as found.
A pair of thin workgloves may come in handy.

Alimagnet lake was named by two surveyors after three twelve-year-old neighborhood girls: Alice McQuillen, Margaret Davis, Nettie Judd.

You can Access the Cache by parking in the main lot that is located at County Rd. 11 just north of Hwy 42 or at the listed parking coordinates.

Enjoy this beautiful park!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Hc hc naq njnl...

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 12/14/2014 5:13:57 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (1:13 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum