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A great series of virtual caches to intrigue the local history buff in all of us! If you're driving, the terrain is on the order of a 1, but if you're walking or biking, be prepared for some steep climbs. The difficulty level reflects the use of math (bring a calculator!) to use the clues to find the next location.
This series of caches will require you to visit each site in order to collect a series of numbers which will enable you to move on to the next site. The coordinates given are for the first site, which is easy to find (which we’ll call Site A). From this location, I will give you directions to each site relative to Site A, with the bearing (using magnetic north) and distance (you will have to compute based on clues you find). Each site is fairly prominent relative to its surroundings and should be visible at a distance.
I obtained the coordinates, bearings and distances using a Garmin eTrex unit, so bearings are +/- 1º, and distances are going to be +/- 0.01 miles. Signal should be good at all sites, although you will have more trees to contend with at Site F.
Directions to next 5 sites:
Site B: Bearing = 90º, Distance (in feet) = ((A1+A2)*(A4+A5))+((A3+A6)/A1)
Site C: Bearing = 19º, Distance (in feet) = (B3+B6+B1+B5)-(B2*B4*B4)-(B2*B4)
Site D: Bearing = 224º, Distance (in feet) = C6+(C3*C7)+(C4*(C5+C2))-(C2*C5*C1)
Site E: Bearing = 161º, Distance (in feet) = (D3*D1)-(D2*D2)-(D1*(D2+D2))-D3
Site F: Bearing = 73º, Distance (in feet) = (D2+B2+B5)+((E1*A3)/((C1+D2)*D1)
Take your time doing the math, remember to do the numbers inside parenthesis first, working your way out.
Send me the coordinates for Sites B-F, and if you’re into local history, how Site F relates to Sites A-E. If you’re having trouble, e-mail me what you have and I’ll help you out. Happy hunting!
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Last Updated: on 9/28/2013 5:50:29 PM Pacific Daylight Time (12:50 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum