The Hobbit , written by J.R.R. Tolkien , details the voyages of Bilbo Baggins and the quest of 13 dwarves to reclaim their family treasure that has been stolen and is guarded by the dragon Smaug. Gandalf the Wizard convinces Bilbo to join the group of dwarves as a “burglar” and Bilbo is up for the adventure. Along the way the group encounters trolls, large spiders, orcs, elves, goblins, and many other creatures of Middle Earth. In a classic scene, Bilbo meets the odd creature Gollum and discovers and takes possession of “The One Ring”. Little did Bilbo know, but that encounter would end up changing the course of history in Middle Earth.
Bilbo captured his epic voyage in his memoirs “There and Back Again” from which “The Hobbit” takes its name. Like Bilbo, your quest to find the final cache location will take you on a long journey, with many twists and turns along the way. You will have to answer a few riddles along the way (you may want to become familiar with the dialog between Bilbo and Gollum!), and the choices you make will either lead you further along the journey or down a dead end.
This cache is meant to be fun! It is not a park and grab and will require several miles of biking and/or hiking to grab the final cache. The stages are all located near the edge of the woods in George Bush Park and no heavy bushwhacking is required, but there will most likely be high grass in the area. The best way to go after this cache is on a bike, but you can cetainly park your car at different locations and retrieve the waypoints on foot. The final stage is a short hike along a right of way that may have some high grass but is not too difficult.
We have put a few copies of J.R.R. Tolkien books in the cache and a Hobbit video game (We have never played the game, hope it is good!) for the FTF. We hope you enjoy your travels as you seek this cache!