To be honored with a star in Hollywood's Walk of Fame, the world's most famous sidewalk, is a tribute as coveted and sought after as any of the entertainment industry's equally prestigious awards -- including the Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Mike or Tony. And, because it recognizes a life-long contribution of both public and peer appreciation, it is an honor uniquely in a class by itself. The Walk of Fame is a permanent monument of the past, as well as the present.
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This cache involves a hike down the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The listed coordinates start at the MTA subway station near the corner of Hollywood and Vine and the final cache is just under a mile away near the west end of the walk.
To obtain the final coordinates for this cache, you will need to hit 12 locations along the boulevard. To prove you actually made it to these spots, you will need to keep your eye on the ground looking for the stars with the names on them. Three names are given for each location. All three stars should be found within 30 feet of the location. You need to find all three and determine which of them is found in between the other two. Circle the name of the star in the middle. Then when you have one name circled for each location, you can add up the numbers of the circled names in the center column. These 6 numbers will correspond to the missing numbers in the final coordinates.
The final coordinates are
N 34° 06.ABC W 118° 20.DEF
Plug in the numbers obtained from the table above and you should be on your way. The final cache is hidden near the west end of this hike, so there are two ways to approach this cache. First, you could park or take the subway to Hollywood and Vine and work your way West. Then when you finish, the subway from Hollywood and Highland will take you back to your starting point. Or, you could park or take the subway to Hollywood and Highland and work your way East on one side of Hollywood Blvd. and back the other side. Then, when you have all 12 points visited, you will be back at the correct side to find the cache.
Once you get the final coordinates, they will point you in a direction that might be difficult to approach. Be assured that you will not need to hop any fences. You might actually have to walk a bit around some obstacles and come at the cache from the other side. Just think about how a car would get to the place the needle points. As a matter of fact, you can drive to within 5 feet of the actual cache location. I would suggest walking, though, because you can't really stop your car there.
Enjoy this nice walking tour of my neighborhood. It was a lot of fun putting this one together, and even though I live right here, I saw a lot of things that I have never slowed down to really look at today. I hope you find the same enjoyment
- The Hollywood Walk of Fame Gateway Gazebo
- The Hollywood Entertainment Museum
- The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
- Grauman's Chinese Theatre (stars footprints in cement)
- Hollywood & Highland center & Academy Awards theatre
- Disney's El Capitan Theatre
- Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum
- The Max Factor Building
- The Hollywood Wax Museum
- The Guinness World Records Museum
- The Pig ' N Whistle
- The Egyptian Theatre
- Musso & Frank
- The Frederick's of Hollywood
- Janes House
- The "You Are the Star" Mural
- The Capitol Records Building
- The Pantages Theatre
- The Yamashiro Restaurant
- The Magic Castle
- to The Hollywood Bowl