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Mystery Cache

Out Of This World : Inner Solar System Cache

A cache by blevesque
Hidden : 9/1/2005
In Maine, United States
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


T-00:05:00
Flight: "Okay. All flight controllers coming up on auto sequence, Booster, how are you?."
Booster: "We're go, Flight."
Flight: "EECom?"
EEcom: "Go, Flight."
Flight: "GNC?"
GNC: "Go, Flight."
Flight: "Telcom?"
Telcom: "Go, Flight."
Flight: "Control?"
Control: "Go."
Flight: "Network, got it there?"
Network: "That's affirmative, Flight."
Flight: "Okay."

T-00:03:07
Booster: "Auto sequence initiated, Flight."
Flight: "Roger."
Booster: "Flight, Booster."
Flight: "Go."
Booster: "S-IVB prepress complete."
Flight: "Roger."

T-00:00:50
Booster: "Flight, Booster. S1C pre-press complete, and we're on internal power, and we're go."
Flight: "Roger. How's it look EECom? You got your spacecraft..." (interrupted by EECom)
EECom: "Looks good, Flight."
Flight: "Okay. MCC (Mission Control Center) recorders to flight speed."

T-00:00:08 - "...eight, ignition sequence has started, six, five, four, three..."
Booster: "Ignition, Flight."
Flight: "Roger."
Control: "Clock start, Flight."
Flight: "Roger."

T-00:00:02 - " ...two, one..."

LIFTOFF!!!

Get ready to explore our Solar System! You will be flying (driving) 3,720,000,000 miles (40 miles) from Pluto to The Sun (the Sun can be visited in the entryway at Folsom Hall at The University of Maine at Presque Isle) within the largest complete three-dimensional scale model of the Solar System in the World. This cache goes hand in had with GCQCWA - Out Of This World : Outer Solar System Cache, they are two different caches that can be done with an 80 mile round trip (Houlton to Presque Isle, then Presque Isle to Houlton).

Your exploration starts in Houlton at Pluto. You will then drive North on US Rt. 1 to the remaining planets.
You will need to visit each planet and solve a riddle to obtain a clue. That clue will then be used in a coordinate to find the final cache that is located in Presque Isle. The clues are obtained from a standard sign at each planet.

PLANET COORDINATES RIDDLE (enter answer in next column) ANSWER (LETTER) ANSWER (NUMBER)
Pluto N46° 08.453' W067° 50.522' 3rd letter in 2nd word ? equals  
Neptune N46° 15.641' W067° 50.449' 1st letter in 1st word + equals  
Uranus N46° 25.175' W067° 50.595' 4th letter in 5th word * equals  
Saturn N46° 32.903' W067° 55.559' 2nd letter in 5th word ^ equals  
Jupiter N46° 36.202' W067° 58.352' 6th letter in 9th word % equals  
Mars N46° 39.170' W068° 00.246' 2nd letter in 2nd word $ equals  
Earth N46° 39.465' W068° 00.390' 4th letter in 7th word # equals  
Venus N46° 39.849' W068° 00.604' 4th letter in 5th word @ equals  
Mercury N46° 40.107' W068° 00.726' 4th letter in 4th word ! equals  

Use the key below to translate your ANSWER (LETTER) into numbers and insert them into the ANSWER (NUMBER) column above:

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
0
7
1
8
2
2
0
1
8
5
6
0
1
9
3
0
7
1
6
8
0
1
4
3
0
4

(letter above equals number below)

Now use the numbers from the ANSWER (NUMBER) above to solve this coordinate for the cache.
N46° 4?.%*@ W068° ^+.!$#

This cache is an ammo can full of goodies, including a couple BookCrossing books. Please make sure you rehide the cache real good! Enjoy!!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Cnex ng A46° 40.195' J068° 01.114' va gur onpx bs gur Havirefvgl bs Znvar ng Cerfdhr Vfyr. Sbyybj gur jnyxvat cnirq jnyxvat genvy sbe n yvggyr ovg gura tb ba na nqiragher va gur jbbqf! Nobhg n .15 uvxr sebz gur cnexvat ybg.

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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Last Updated: on 8/31/2014 3:40:10 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:40 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum