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7 Souvenirs of August

Multi-cache

The Battle of Queenston Heights

Hidden : 10/26/2002
In Ontario, Canada
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

THE FIRST TWO MINI'S HAVE BEEN MOVED AND THE CACHE SHOULD BE MORE WINTER FRIENDLY. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE UPDATED INFORMATION.

Parks Canada has a very informative 5 stop walking tour of the Battle of Queenston Heights at the park/ monument site in Quenston, Ont. The above coordinates should place you at the first stop on the tour. For Geocachers, I have also added a four part multi-cache. Three successive mini-caches lead to a main, final cache. A history lesson, beautiful scenery, a nature trail, and a multi cache all in one! Where else are you gonna get this kinda value for your entertainment dollar?

Before you can start your search for the cache, however, you're gonna have to find some information (you knew that was comin', didn't cha?). All the information you need can be found on the many plaques and carvings in the area. Find the answers to these four questions:

A: How many prisoners were captured by Major-General Sheaffe?
B: In what year of life was Gen. Brock when he was killed?
C: In what year did James Secord die?
D: What is the estimated number of men that comprised the first "Colored Corps"? (No irate emails, please. This last question was copied directly from a plaque placed by Ontario Heritage Foundation and they spelled "Colored" without the "u". Twice. Address your comments to them. I'm just the piano player here. Kinda' makes you wonder who won the war, though, doesn't it?)
Got all the answers? Good. Add 'em up and divide by 1000. Add the result to both N 43" 06.834 and W 79" 00.103. Check the map at the starting coordinates, head east out the main gate (see pic), across the road, and you're on your way!! Happy Caching!!

Other stuff you oughta know:

*each mini cache will require information that you will aquire on the walking tour. Make sure you have a pen and paper with you, you're gonna need them.
* Mini cache #1 is a large pill bottle, camo'd. #2 is a small, square plastic container, also camo'd. #3 is another pill bottle, but it's smaller. The main cache is a clear, rectangular lock 'n' lock container, .
*All the caches are fairly close to the trails and no major bushwhacking is required.
*As the Americans found in 1812, the escarpment causes a lot of problems. I've tweaked the coordinates on several visits to the site, and this is as close as I can get. I suggest you bring the hints with you and decrypt them onsite if you need them (Any earlier would spoil the fun).

Enjoy!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Questions: A.] Cyndhr ba FR pbeare bs gur jnyy fheebhaqvat gur zbahzrag. [B.] Eryvrs ba A jnyy bs zbahzrag. [C.] Zrzbevny gb Ynhen Frpbeq vf whfg gb gur AR bs lbhe fgnegvat cbvag. Vasb erdhverq vf ba gur erirefr fvqr. [D.] Cyndhr AR bs zbahzrag, arne fgbc 5 bs jnyxvat gbhe. [Mini Caches: 1:] N gerr fghzc ba gur "evire" fvqr ös gur genvy [2:] Va gur pnivgl bs n fcyvg gerr. [3:] Ybbx ba gur R fvqr bs gur genvy sbe n gerr gung unf orra jbhaqrq arne tebhaq yriry. Zvav vf uvqqra vafvqr gur jbhaq [Main Cache:] Nsgre trggvat gur vasbezngvba sebz gur ynfg fgbc ba gur jnyxvat gbhe, tb onpx qbja gur fubeg syvtug bs fgrcf naq sbyybj gur cngu. Jura gur cngu znxrf n yrsg ghea, ghea evtug vafgrnq, naq tb hc gur uvyy n srj zrgerf. Pnpur vf haqre sberfg qroevf ng gur sbbg bs "gur ryrpgevp gerr". Purpx bhg gur onpx bs vg gb frr jung V zrna.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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