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Traditional Geocache

Shemya Island - The Rock at the Edge of the Earth

A cache by PhotoHound
Hidden : 4/4/2004
In Alaska, United States
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Shemya Island, aka "The Rock," is located near the westernmost tip of the Aleutian Island chain, so far west in fact it is actually east - located closer to Russia and Japan than it is to the rest of the U.S. Just getting here will be the hard part, after that it's easy. Terrain is flat, though somewhat rocky.

The cache is a small rubbermaid container. Original contents include:

A rock (of course), a small polished pebble of amethyst
A small candle, to help brighten what is probably an overcast day
Plymouth Prowler toy car, because there are only ever trucks out on the island
Sports Illustrated wrist watch, to help pass the time
Carhart stocking cap, to protect your ears from the bitter biting wind
Puffin stuffed animal, because puffins visit the island in the summer
A bottle of water (Clearly Arctic, 100% Pure Alaskan Water), because you really don't want to drink the (suspect) water on the island
A one million dollar bill, not that money will do you much good out here
Whitebeard the Wandering Wizard TB, whom I met back on the Alaskan mainland; said he wanted to wander in search of adventure, so I brought him with me to THE ROCK AT THE EDGE OF THE EARTH!

A gallery of images from Shemya can be seen here: PhotoHound-Alaska

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybpngrq jvguva ivrj bs na hahfhny ebpx sbezngvba, jvguva na hahfhny cvyr bs ebpxf (lbh jvyy unir gb zbir ng yrnfg gjb - frr cubgbf).

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 4/23/2014 7:53:25 AM Pacific Daylight Time (2:53 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum