~Not in a Hunting Area~
"Eau Claire has a lot to smile about.. such a pretty city.. Who's smiling down at ya??"
When the original Eau Claire "Smile" caches by The Lil Otter recently slipped into history (click here), a couple local fans couldn't pass up the opportunity to rip off a great idea. In fact, we not only stole the above descriptors (which all still do apply)—even the published coordinates are identical. Whether they're smiles or they're smirks (we're a little twisted), you might think you're being followed as you make your way through the city. But who's behind the grinning faces—Leonardo, or El Bastardo?
Answer the following questions, which should lead you to the cache:
Smile #1: N 44º 48.527' W 91º 29.846'
Number of digits in Bldg's address?
Answer: C =
Smile #2: N 44º 48.592' W 91º 29.997'
Number of letters in color of Model T that parked behind Bobcatw98?
Answer: D =
Smile #3: N 44º 48.675' W 91º 29.923'
Number of letters in what you can get from Ed (singular)?
Answer: E =
Smile #4: N 44º 48.728' W 91º 30.057'
This smile faces: North = 1, East = 2, South = 3, West = 4
Answer: H =
Smile #5: N 44º 48.876' W 91º 30.018'
Number of air conditioning units?
Answer: K =
Smile #6: N 44º 48.957' W 91º 30.112'
Number of round windows?
Answer: M =
And substitute those values to get these additional Letters:
(D + K + M)? Answer: N =
(H + K)? Answer: R =
(M - K)? Answer: S =
(C - M)? Answer: P=
(E - S)? Answer: T=
(H - M)? Answer: V =
(C - H)? Answer: W =
Replace the following LETTERS with your numerical Answers:
LO and behold!—the cache: N 44º DP.WVT' W 91º HW.SNR'
Enjoy! ~Los Bastardos (Bobcatw98, Current Resident, and K Spud with special celebrity guest T-bird)
Disclaimer: The Lil Otter has not fully signed off on this foolishness. In fact, litigation is very likely in progress! (grins)